Cafe La Cave

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$31 to $50
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Continental
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!
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P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Other than our escargot being too salty, the entire evening was wonderful. Rest of the food was excellent. Gus the manager made us feel right at home.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining at its best. Great food great service. Gus makes you feel like royalty there

D
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Elegant fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Silver and crystal table service. Quiet and very low lights. Menu pages are lighted. Delicious. Highly recommended for a romantic evening.

M
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for a special occasion. Food was amazing and top notch from start to finish. Decor and ambiance weren't anything special for my girlfriend and I and the overbearing seafood smell upon entering the dining room was a turn off.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is amazing. The food is always perfect. Service is always on point. I’d eat here everyday if I could.

Pro tip- order the beef stroganoff. (It’s not on the menu but they make it table side)

CT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

After having been here many times previously, unfortunately this may have been our last. It was a busy Saturday night and my wife and I went for an evening out! Many years ago this was my wife’s favorite restaurant. But this evening‘s dinner was surprisingly disappointing. Beginning with they do a lot of cooking out in the dining area. One dish that they prepare quite often, I believe is Steak Diane where they cook it tableside. The amount of smoke and cooking smell has nowhere to exhaust out of the “cave” dining room. Thus, you leave smelling horribly. Secondly, my all-time favorite fish is Dover sole, and they have had a reputation for it. Well this particular time the gentleman who deboned my Dover sole tableside, did a horrible job; it was loaded with bones and was very disappointing eating it. Certainly, two aspects that I did not anticipate happened to us which will unfortunately prevent us from returning.

EU
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gus and Randy, two of the three owners, always make us feel very welcome. Tino, our server, did s fantastic job with our meal consisting of: escargot, Caesar salad and Dover Sole. The steak Au poivre is also to die for! Love this place!

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow the best bone in ribeye for a valued price. Potatoes and veggies were great too! Wine outstanding.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a family birthday, and as has always been experience, Cafe la Cave completed the celebration with the great food, personal attention, and classic dining experience we have come to know and appreciate over the years. Thank you!

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Excellent food!!! Service Excellent as well!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been years since I was there. Have always wanted to return and finally had the chance. Just as amazing as I remember it. The atmosphere is special and the food is exceptional! Thanks for such a wonderful evening!

s
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service by Gilberto is always phenomenal and his attention to detail is superb!

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite classic dining and I am a big foodie.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, Great for birthday celebrations or a romantical Dinner really good service. Definatly would recommened and coming back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, Gus the maitre d' was an excellent host, all the waiters were knowledgeable on the food and super friendly. They honestly made it a wonderful evening. The ribeye and New York strip were fantastic and they split the French onion soup for my wife and I in generous portions. I know we will be back again for an excellent evening out.

DA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was fast and friendly. The food was good, except the steaks were not prime. I’d recommend if you’re in the area.

FE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for that special occasion. Waiter was informative and food was very good. I would definetly go back again.

YY
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with great food. Always a great place.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I ordered a bone in Ribeye and it was tough. I don’t normally complain but when asked how it was I said I thought it was tough. The manager came and took it back to the kitchen and said they all sampled it and found it to be acceptable. Seriously!! I was expecting a great steak for over $36 À la cart They gave me half off but I had only eaten half of it anyways lol. Sorry I’ve been to this restaurant for years on special occasions but won’t be back!

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here a few times food is always great , Tino our server and the bus boys where very good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Cafe la Cave. My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary. It was above my expectations!! From the professionalisms of the staff, attentiveness, and the quality of the food. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the table side preparation of our entrees. Will definitely be back!

HF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great drinks! Amazing atmosphere!

EU
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Love going there, they make you feel like family!

JO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, personal service. Escargot appetizer to die for. Entrees are out of this world! Great place to talk. 5 stars for atmosphere as well.
Bring your favorite date. You won’t be disappointed

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding----this restaurant is among the very best in Northwestern suburb. Gus and his team are the best.....would recommend Cafe La Cave if your looking for a great dining experience....

JL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Filet & Shrimp Royale with Asparagus and mashed potatoes was excellent, cooked just right at Medium, with a nice mushroom gravy. The wedge salad was also excellent, with wedges of hardboiled egg, crunchy bacon chunks, and halved cherry tomatoes, and the ranch dressing complemented it nicely. The chocolate cake with raspberry sauce was a nice finish.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at our favorite restaurant. Wonderful food, drinks, and service as always!

J
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went seafood for the 1st time tonight. Seafood medley was outstanding. My wife had Red Snapper which wss also outstanding.
As usual, Tino, our server was great. Very attentive and cordial.

B
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure if I rated noise level correctly. No noise sues. All was good. A bit pricey but great food

S
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a Birthday and everything was impeccable! The best Steak Diane - Caesar salad and asparagus

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Amazing experience.. we used a groupon. We had the most wonderful time. The salmon was delicious. My moms peppercorn filet was perfect. We didn’t want to leave.. the service was gold star

BC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always concerning when you visit a restaurant that you have not visited for a numbers of years (moved out of state) but dinner was perfect and they still maintain their standards and quality from their start over 40 years ago. My father was a regular for two decades and after over 15 years of not visiting, a number of the staff and the owner remembered him right off and it was down memory lane.
The food was excellent with food quality exceptional and preparation spot on be it Steak Diane, a Filet, the sole, or seafood medley. Le Cave was the first place I had escargot many years ago and they were tender, perfectly cooked and in sauce worthy of dipping bread in. Calamari was exceptional tender with a very lite breading.
This isn't a trendy foodie place with dots of sauce and foams but fine dinning done well.
The service is from the white table cloth era.
You will not be disappointed and frankly the cost I think is a better value now than back in the prime years. a very good value.

TD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café La Cave is a first class restaurant for food and service. Few restaurants still have table side service for such entrees as Steak Diane and Dover Sole. A romantic setting for any special occasion.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Server was surly. Appetizer and soup/salad okay. Chicken piccata entree was like eating white wine. Risotto was a sticky clumpy mess. Martinis were supposed to be mildly dirty but they were dirty.

After dinner I asked the bartender for singles to tip valet. She didn’t even speak. I said thank you...she turned around and walked away.

This is a banquet and restaurant. The menu reflects banquet food and not good banquet food.

Host was the only positive experience.

RB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at Cafe LaCave. It is where we celebrated our original 1st anniversary. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive. Very happy we went back.

o
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at this place is always wonderful. If you want to celebrate something special this is the place to go to.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I arrived on time, and was seated immediately. Ordered the appetizer special [oysters rockefeller] which never came. I choose not to complain due to the dinner was quite enough for us. We may not have completed dinner had we received the appetizer. Haven't been to the cave in a while. I wouldn't base my return on the oysters not coming. Food was good.

l
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. We started with the Oysters Rockefeller. They we so yummy. Always have a Caesar salad. The steak Diane is always amazing.

w
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant, however it is pricey so can only afford couple times a year. Tino is a terrific waiter and now Gilberto also. My favorite is steak Diane, like no other steak.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff were amazing as always. We enjoy celebrating our anniversary and birthdays with Cafe La Cave.

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