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About 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!
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday open at 4:30 pm
Higgins and Touhy
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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We will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 12:30pm - 5:30pm. For reservations, please contact the restaurant directly.
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Cafe La Cave Ratings and Reviews
Unique cave room gave me high hopes. Service was exceptional. My husband ordered lobster bisque for an appetizer, and fortunately, our waiter let us know that a similar sauce comes with his seafood medallions, so he may want to order a different soup. So, I ordered lobster bisque and he ordered French onion. Little did we know that the same lobster bisque was poured over my husband’s medallions! For the price of our meals $$$, I don’t think getting a freshly made sauce is asking too much. Using soup to cover the medallions seemed lazy and cheap. Risotto was meh, Chicken piccata was average. The spinach side dish was the best part of the meal.
Food was good a little bland. Service was very slow. From the time ordered drinks to time of getting appetizer was over 40 mins. Then we had to inquire about how much longer it would be to get the main course. Lovely dark environment as far as atmosphere though.
We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday along with her very best friend. I had the bone-in ribeye, my wife had the steak diane, and our friend had the night's special which was a 6 ozs. filet and a 6 ozs. lobster tail with garlic mash and asparagus The food was excellent and the drinks were good, however we felt the server could have been a bit more attentive. I also did not like the fact when he was teliing about the specials without mentioning what the prices were. To top it off when the leftovers were packed away, the bus boys just scrap it all into the container rather than placing it neatly. They did comp. my wife an ice crfeam dessert for her birthday. Hopefully on our next visit, all the negative aspects will be gone!
We got seated immediately. Ordered our drinks. We waited ten minutes never got a menu. We had to ask for a menu. I had the chicken with mushroom risotto. It was more like a soup rather than how describe.thw noise level was pretty high. The main dinning room is where the bar was. It was very old and warn type restaurant. Would not recommend. Sorry we went.
Disappointingly ordinary for a not inexpensive dinner.. Old school service was nice.. salmon was overcooked.. wines were abysmal--which would seem like the easy part--Just flat with minimal flavor. Cave decor amplifies conversation across the room, couldn't hear my partner across the table. Lots of food prep in the dining room, cool idea but noisy and not impressive. Wouldn't go back--
We are from out of the area and had never heard of it so we took the chance. It was amazing!!! My colleague had the dover sole and it was beautifully prepared. I had a red snapper prepared with plenty of extras without disturbing the taste of the fish. Truly appreciated the experience!
Cafe la cave never disappoints. We went there for a birthday dinner. Service is sophisticated and exceptional. We love the wait staff and appreciate their attentive service.
The food was filling, and well prepared. I emphatically recommend this place without any reservations!
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