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Cafe La Cave
Cafe La Cave

Cafe La Cave Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelacave.net
  • Email: info@CafeLaCave.net
  • Phone: (847) 827-7818
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday open at 4:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Maron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We believe in the highest level of hospitality and dazzling memorable events. Let us book any of your social or corporate events today.
  • Private Party Contact: Gus Sutter (847) 827-7818

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Higgins and Touhy
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Cafe La Cave
Cafe La Cave's chef de cuisine melds classic continental with today's contemporary tastes for sumptuous results.The menu features aged steaks, fresh seafood , signature entrees and desserts. like Steak Dianne and Bananas Foster, prepared at your table with dramatic flare.An extensive wine list offers the perfect accompaniment to your meal plus our sommelier can help in choosing a fine selection.and our impeccable wait staff caters to your every need to ensure your expectations are satisfied thoroughly. Please your palate and pamper your senses, come out of the ordinary and into Cafe La Cave. Experience it now!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Always fantastic. However Was a bit loud that night"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service was very good , although the place was rather empty. There were just a few tables of people. The table side preparation of Steak Diane was entertaining and tasty! Prices were high for main courses and they didn't include anything. I got a seafood pasta dish and it was delicious with the pasta perfectly al dente!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was really good and dessert was well worth the price Drinks were over priced but what restaurant isn't"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was fantastic as well as the service. The reason we don't frequent more often is the pricing. It is very expensive! It is just too expensive for weekly dining. Special occasion ok, but not justifiable for weekly visits. Such a shame."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was quite a long time since we've been here and we were both really looking forward to the experience. The night started out ominously when we arrived 30 minutes early to sit at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere but were told by a valet we could not due to someone renting out the restaurant including the bar. It would not open to the public until 7:15, the time of our reservation. That explained the couple we saw sitting in their car in the parking lot. They were waiting. Once we were allowed in the atmosphere and service were outstanding. My wife thought the scallops had a bit too much sauce and not quite enough risotto. My fish was excellent. All in all we are looking forward to returning soon. Hopefully the rental issue was a one-off."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the evening with friends, stayed 3 hours and were never rushed. Food was excellent, we all had different meals and each of us enjoyed them. Server was very attentive but not on top of us all the time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wish I could go every weekend - staff is awesome, food is awesome, drinks are great...."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Wonderful place for a romantic dinner. You can definitely unwind and take a step back from your hectic life to at this place. Dinners are brought out on carts and table-side cooking for Steak Diane and Bananas Foster, which I thought the restaurant had well executed. Service was fantastic. I had the bone-in rib eye and my bf had the strip steak. Both were perfectly prepared at medium rare. Soups and sides were delicious."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Served with expertise and class and absolutely delicious!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend for his birthday , I expected so much more wasn't not Happy with the food it was ok not Great to make us want to return. I feel because of the dissappointment it ruin the birthday celebration. I will not recommend or Return , sorry!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Unique decor- it looked like a cave with cutout walls and ceilings. the bar was backlight in red lights with the liquor lined up in cave like holes in the wall. the food was good but our steaks were cooked more than we liked. i ordered rare and got medium rare my boyfriend ordered medium rare and got well done."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I just LOVE Cafe La Cave!!! My husband and I had our wedding reception there! Not only is it an amazing place to have a wedding due to the incredible made to order food, impeccable service and staff, and THE BEST coordinators, but it's an amazing place to go for special occasions like wedding anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and even just on a Tuesday night when you are in the mood for a fantastic meal that is always delicious!!! The bar is great with a great selection! The bartender can make anything you want! The ambience is like none other! It's intimate and 'cave like" without being cheezy! Plus, once you've been there, you'll feel like family!!! I'm craving the chilean seabass right now!!! YUM!!! Oh and a bananas foster :)"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Very classy and great service! Food was amazing! Dinning area set up to resemble an actual cave."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This is the third time I have been here for business occasions. The setting is perfect and conversation inspiring. The service is exceptional and the food is wonderful. I see many couples for romantic occasions frequent here & I can see why. This is truly a first class Restaurant."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Service and attitude toward patrons markedly improved over 25 years ago. Outstanding food start to finish with a properly prepared and tableside served sole as the focal point of our meal. Great soups. Fresh, crisp Caesar salad. Great dessert souffle - where do you even get a souffle offered anymore? Very attentive waitstaff and an interactive, involved host. Recommended highly as an alternative to the chains and hotel dining options in the area."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Very enjoyable in every way, we have brought many friends there in the past and The Cafe La Cave has always made our guests feel the same about the experience as we always have. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great place for a celebration. Food was excellent. Try the Steak Diane made tableside."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Booked the restaurant due to its proximity to Allstate Arena. But the restaurant is fabulous and worth a trip by itself. The waitstaff was amazingly attentive without impeding on the experience. The food was amazing. Will make the trip out next timeI'm in Chicago."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times. However this time was a very big disappointment. The food was only mediocre service was terrible we were one of a few tables occupied and yet when they ran out of the beer some were drinking they just brought another type of beer never asked if that was ok. There were eight of us at the table and the bill was close to $1000 but we still felt that the service was very bad I was good value for money."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were there on Christmas Eve, we found the food to be okay but not exceptional. I had Dover sole $39 and I can truthfully say I've had better. My friend had seafood platter that was acceptable but again not great. The sides were okay, all that being said the main thing that bothered me was that with a tab near $200 we were definitely rushed and while no one was waiting we were out of there in an hour. We had not planned on spending the night but a chance to linger would have been nice."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had tickets at the Rosemont Theatre and wanted to have a quiet and romantic dinner for our anniversary beforehand. We could not have been more pleased with our experience. We were greeted by the hostess who wished us a happy anniversary upon our arrival. We were seated in a quaint and quiet table and were showered with attention, amazing service and the most delicious food. I ordered off the menu (beef stroganoff) and it was not a problem at all. They prepared table side which only added to the unique experience. We will dine there every chance we get!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "we waited an hour and 15 minutes for our food. Though they would not admit it, I think they lost our order. Other tables around us who came in after us were served before us. I would give the waiter 0 stars. Even after finally complaining about the time it took to serve the food and after the food was served, we never saw our waiter again until we requested a busboy to get our check. Once we got the food though, everyone in our party of six enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had our holiday dinner there on Saturday, and the food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I've heard about Cafe La Cave for years, but never found myself in the suburbs for a special occasion meal. Now living in the suburbs ~ we decided we would make this our first special occasion meal - and LOVED it. The ambience was so unique - the food is incredible - and the service (after having been in hospitality for 15 years) - is exactly what fine dining service should be. I can not say enough good things about our experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Nice meal. Good service. You can self-park although they offer valet right at the front door. Nice bread basket and whipped butter greet you. Three people at our table ordered steak and one ordered fish. Two were very satisfied with their steaks, one thought it was a bit tough. The fish (salmon) was good. Sides and salads are all reasonably priced. Dessert (two small scoops of ice cream) was $8. Nice meal, older decor."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I would suggest that for the high priced menu like Diane Steak or similar choices, that salad and one side should be included..It was quite expensive entrée to begin with and then to get added on for salads and side which I think should be included in the entrée price..I would love to visit again but will have to think twice as its quite pricey."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I do not my think the outdoor dining is a good idea. The dining room smells bad. But otherwise everything is great ..!!!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We enjoy everything about this restaurant. We'd go there more often if it was closer to where we live. That's the ONLY downside."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Excellent service, servers were always within earshot. Steaks were juicy, risotto was elegant, flavorful and perfectly prepared. Everything was seasoned; I never reached for the salt & pepper. The dining room is supposed to look like the inside of a rock cave, but had more of an egg carton effect. never dined in in egg carton before. . .nice bar area. We'll be back; no doubt."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We meet friends and family here as a half way point between our homes. Being from the Chicago area we have been coming here for a long time. The interior walls and indirect lighting give the feeling of being in a cave. The waiters are well seasoned and a lot of the courses are prepared at the table. I always have the Dover sole which is deboned and presented at the table. It has always been the best Dover sole I have ever had with almond butter on the side. The wine list is impressive, too. We plan to go back next month."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Highly recommend this place. Food, service and ambiance are excellent"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Fun night. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was awesome. Best banana foster ever!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The décor is quite fun - like a cave. We were surprised it was so small - suggest a reservation (especially on the weekends). Food was very good and atmosphere made for a special evening."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Appreciated the surprise recognition of our anniversary with scoop of ice cream in martini glass, candle and song. Very nice touch. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner here. I t had been over 30 years since I was last there. It is still an excellent restuarant with high quality service and food."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I've been coming to Cafe La Cave since 1984, always a pleasure with incredible food and great service. Gus is the best !!!!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Loved to see a waitperson in a tuxedo!! Table side Steak Diane!! Old world charm, indeed!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013