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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
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!
I've been here three or four times before and it's always consistently good. The Steak Diane needs to be on everyones bucket list. My date enjoyed her Chicken Piccata. Everything! Down to the hard boiled egg in my wedge salad was outstanding.
I hope your visit is as enjoyable!
Everything was wonderful as always, except for the man who now prepares the steak diane tableside. He found it necessary, while cooking my meal, to leave twice -- once to get himself a drink and a second time to deliver appetizers to another table. I found that quite unprofessional. Later, another table ordered the steak diane, and he did the same thing--went and got himself a drink during the middle of preparing the meal. The previous, older gentleman who prepared the steak diane, never, ever left once he started to prepare my meal.
Several of us loved our dishes, several liked them. It would have been a great experience with elegant ambiance had the massive number of very loud people not congregated for most of our meal at the bar, which is in the restaurant, unfortunately. Honestly, they ruined it for us, especially those harder of hearing, since we could no longer successfully converse. Apparently the bar in the restaurant is where people attending banquet events go prior to the start of their events, and they get very very rowdy... not appropriate for such an expensive restaurant. First and last time at this restaurant, unfortunately.
Beautiful ladies bathroom with brass swan faucets.
Visit after 30 years and the excellent continental style service and food still reigns. Table cloth, suited attendants, food served from wheeled carts, and table side steak Diane and whole flounder. Highly recommended. Banquet rooms for large parties available. One of the rare offerings in Chicago area or the country. This is what great dinning experience should be without feeling out of place.
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