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Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
+1 847-827-7818
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak diane” (21 reviews)
“dover sole” (11 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good service. Have eaten here for years. Long before the remodel and enlargement. My wife loved it.

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Mrs Willie & I dined at Cafe La Cave on Friday evening. Steak Dianne orders were still going strong as we noticed a number of tables enjoying the tableside preparation. We hadn't been to Cafe La Cave in quite some time, I could have sworn...More

Thank SweetWillie
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Off the path a little way from the convention area but worth the cab fare. Dining room looks like you're in a cave. Service is excellent, nice menu lots of meat. Very fresh mixed vegetables, steaks prepared as ordered, interesting wedge salad.

Thank cmykogv
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe La Cave is truly a dying breed... intimate dining room with attentive service including table side-service (it is rare to find a restaurant to offer this classy and fancy service). I would highly recommend steak Diane and for dessert, I would recommend bananas foster,...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The ambiance took you back to the 60's and 70's. You could almost see Sinatra and Dino walk thru the door. The restaurant was dark and had a Vegas feel. The service was excellent and the entire staff were dressed as if it were the...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Last night my daughter and her friend who is allergic to dairy attended a prom there. The friend had ordered a vegan entree. They brought out pasta in sauce that included dairy and did not make it clear that it wasn't vegan at all. She...More

Thank TheMrShiny
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem that my wife and I go to whenever we are in the area. It's a multi-generational family-owned place, and it has a retro feeling that brings back memories of going to fine restaurants with my parents and grandparents. The...More

Thank Krubelnik
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to have a small or medium size business meeting I recommend this place they treated us well service was good

Thank 1098b
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

First off let me say the front desk people did not even dare to lift a finger to help. The owner I think it was just stood there while we struggles moving things out the place. Literally not one time did he or she offer...More

2  Thank Genevieve Y
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to splurge and try some of the best tasting and well prepared Dover Sole, this is the best place in the area. The price per person is around $80-90 per person with a main order, sides and drinks.

Thank MakatiJoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
    (Higgins and Touhy)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-827-7818
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