We had a lovely time & delicious
We had a lovely time & delicious meal. Our waiter was excellent. I had the steak diane & it was wonderful. The fallen chocolate souffle we shared for dessert was also excellent.
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food. Having dined
Fantastic food. Having dined here in excess of 20 times in the last several years, I've sampled just about everything the menu has to offer. Each time the meal is classy, elegant, and delicious. My "go to items" are Escargot and French Onion soup to start,a cool and crisp Caesar salad after that, and then it's Steak au Poivre is my most frequent choices. The fillet is often fork tender and always cooked to perfection. All of the sides are equally fresh and tasty.
What else can I say about Cafe Le Cave other than it's a romantic and timeless location for any occasion. I was married here and will dine here often.
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience.
A wonderful dining experience. Great and knowledgeable service and friendly reception. Love the menu choices.
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic romantic hot spot--the
fantastic romantic hot spot--the cave scene is very delicate. Food and service were impeccable.
3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful servers, maitre
Wonderful servers, maitre d and busperson. Great food and atmosphere. Amazing martinis.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good after all these years!
I have been going to cafe la cave for 30 years. It has always been my special place to eat. Every time I dine there, I alway order the beef stroganoff,which is off the menu, but if you request it, they will make it. It's the only entree I order.
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find near O'Hare
I chose this restaurant near my hotel to take my wife for the one night she was joining me for dinner while I was doing business in Chicago all week. We both had fabulous food and wine, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We recommended to some friends from the Chicago area, and they already knew about it and were delighted that it was a good experience just like it had been for them.
I highly recommend the Cafe La Cave.
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very pleasant dinner
We had a very pleasant dinner in the "Cave" room. It was quiet. Service was fantastic. The food was very good to excellent. My Steak au Poivre was cooked perfectly and was quite tasty. My wife's Salmon was a bit on the salty side, as was the bed of spinach on which it was served. This restaurant and this room are perfect for a quiet dinner.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic, unique, very good food. A place where you can get dressed up and eat in a cave!! A must go if and when you are in or around the O'hare Airport area.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally! A restaurant that lives up to expectations! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Cafe La Cave with oysters rockefeller, rack of lamb, and creme brulee. The food and service were both outstanding. Our waiter told us that he had been at the restaurant 34 years, so either the owners treat their staff extremely well or the waiter is part owner. The waiter and maitre'd' singing happy anniversary, a scoop of ice cream with a candle, the ability to converse and actually hear each other, the quiet and candlelit ambience - all made for a truly satisfying experience. Mind you the prices aren't cheap, but for the quality and quantity of the food, everything was very fairly priced. Go and enjoy!
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We haven't been to Cafe La Cave since the 90's ....... it was as good as we remembered and hope to return soon.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant Ever
Love coming here and being spoiled by the terrific staff! Combine this with TERRIFIC food and WOW what a combination.
Their Dover Sole is the BEST anywhere.
CANNOT wait unti our next visit...
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the atmosphere, attention
We love the atmosphere, attention to detail including cooking at the table, presentation of food. It would be nice if a soup or salad was included in the price. We would definitely recommend it for anyone that is looking to celebrate a special occasion.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
the way we used to dine
Very old school. Waiters in black suits, steak diane prepared tableside (you smell the garlic as soon as you enter the restaurant), dover sole with almonds & butter, bananas foster for dessert (also tableside). The room is very intimate and lovely and service is perfect. A don't miss if you're near the airport and definitely worth a trip from the city or suburbs.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent french cuisine
Food outstanding Steak Diane wss excellent but the Mac and Cheese wss awesome.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Café La Cave is such a wonderful
Café La Cave is such a wonderful to place to dine.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent meal. Our
Another excellent meal. Our table had two orders of the Steak Au Poivre, one order of Salmon and one Seafood Medley. Everyone was very happy with their meals. As usual, service was excellent in the "Cave Room."
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was great and it was a blast from the past used to go there for special events and thought it would be great for an 80th bday it was just perfect would go back for a special occasion but prices were reasonable enough would go back more often now that i've rediscovered it
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistency for 30 years
Café La Cave is our Special Occasion restaurant and it never disappoints.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't been here in quite a few years. And it didn't fail to hold its reputation highly. Great food, good service, we were treated like royalty. Will not be waiting so long in between visits.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
$$$$ but unique
Love the actual cave like atmosphere. The food is very good with some dishes prepared table side My wife had the Salmon which cooked perfectly and I chose the Steak Diane ordered medium rare however cooked mostly thru with a very small sliver of pink in one of the medallions. I accepted this dish based on the taste and ingredients used in the gravy plus the fact that I was very hungry and these medallions of beef are very thin. The mixed greens with raspberry vinaigrette dressing was a treat. This was a special occasion of our 35Th. wedding anniversary and we were treated to a nice dish of Ice Cream complete with a candle and singing of best wishes. My wife loved it, thank you again Cafe La Cave
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took customers here three nights in a row since it is not one of the chain restaurants in the Rosemont area. Good food and great service. Old school in some ways with table side cooking however, and the cave is unique. Dine here and enjoy the experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm sure some would call the menu dated but good is good! Best calamari ever! Food was perfectly cooked and service was impeccable. Only suggestion would be creme brulee could use a little more vanilla. We will definitely return! The cave like look still manages to be warm and cozy!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe La Cave has been one
Cafe La Cave has been one of our favorites. We had not been there in several years but it was very nice to go back. We had a pleasant evening and will be back soon.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chateaubriand is the very best
You might want to skip the Escargot...some missing in action....table close to us had a few people that never took a breath and were very loud and didn't seem to care, yep ..so called adults....
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dishes, desserts
Excellent dishes, desserts and cocktails. Would suggest ordering items done table-side. It's worth the show! The dishes are also delicious. We ordered the Ceasar Salad, Steak Diane and Bananas Foster. First class service and food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is the place to go for a special occasion, romantic dinner or just a date. The menu is not extensive but everything they serve is top notch! The service is impeccable and the people serve you like they did back n the day. You sit in a "cave" like setting and are treated like royalty. LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved to see a waitperson
Loved to see a waitperson in a tuxedo!! Table side Steak Diane!! Old world charm, indeed!!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seated near large group that
Seated near large group that was very loud in a small room. Host bought us drinks in consideration of the noise level.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been coming to Cafe La Cave since 1984, always a pleasure with incredible food and great service. Gus is the best !!!!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe La Cave is a fine dining
Cafe La Cave is a fine dining romantic restaurant. Service is excellent. Food is also excellent. Our favorites are the French Onion Soup, Shrimp Diablo, Shrimp De Jonghe and Cherries Jubilee is always our dessert choice. Many dishes are made tableside and is very entertaining.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is near and dear to me. This was my fathers favorite restaurant. We came here often. After he passed my husband and I an another couple would come each year for our anniversaries. The place would be packed. We haven't been here in several years so I was soo shocked to see they were dead on a Friday night at 7:00. I thought for sure they would have a full house and then some. It broke my heart. The food was wonderful as usual but the service was so so. Hope things bounce back for them I would hate to see them close.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love dinning at Cafe la cave. The ambiance, food, and the wait staffs are great!! The prices and the food portion are very reasonable. I would dine here again in a heart beat.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for an early Sunday dinner. I booked on Open Table and they did not have my reservation. It was not a problem, however, because the restaurant was empty. The server was excellent as was the food. We would definitely go again!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food is good food
Cafe La Cave seems to cater to the over 40 crowd. The menu offerings that were popular in the 70's and 80's seem dated these days but I have to admit that good food is still really good food. Tableside prep of classic items like Steak Dianne and desserts like Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee are simply outstanding. And, we had the best fried calamari we've had anywhere in Chicago. Our waiter, Harry, was an efficient and charming gent.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely evening
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.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appreciated the surprise recognitio
Appreciated the surprise recognition of our anniversary with scoop of ice cream in martini glass, candle and song. Very nice touch.
Food was outstanding.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was awesome. Best banana foster ever!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend this place. Food, service and ambiance are excellent
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friends in a cave
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.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, servers
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for special occasions
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.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM