Cafe La Cave

★★★★★
  • 2777 Mannheim Rd

    Des Plaines, IL 60018

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  • 847-827-7818

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this was one of my favorite restaurants in chicago, but no more. the owners have replaced it with a shell of it's former self. they have taken away all of their regular menu items and replaced it with their banquet menu. went there for

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★★★★★

this was one of my favorite restaurants in chicago, but no more. the owners have replaced it with a shell of it's former self. they have taken away all of their regular menu items and replaced it with their banquet menu. went there for

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I felt like a million bucks when I came here. VIP service, pull up w/ your car,-valet parking, come in-have your coat hung for you, ready to sit-they pull your chair out for you. This is a truly beautiful place to propose to your dashing lady. One that will truly be remembered by her.
Interior is like walking into a cave, dark, but the walls are carved out with candels in the opening to set the mood. Ive never been to a place like this before.
Gourmet menu, for example sliced paper thin beef carpacio, mashed potatoes made into mountain peaks. Dessert chocolate molten lava cake with a warm chocolate oozing out. Delicious.

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★★★★★

I felt like a million bucks when I came here. VIP service, pull up w/ your car,-valet parking, come in-have your coat hung for you, ready to sit-they pull your chair out for you. This is a truly beautiful place to propose to your dashing lady. One that will truly be remembered by her.
Interior is like walking into a cave, dark, but the walls are carved out with candels in the opening to set the mood. Ive never been to a place like this before.
Gourmet menu, for example sliced paper thin beef carpacio, mashed potatoes made into mountain peaks. Dessert chocolate molten lava cake with a warm chocolate oozing out. Delicious.

Pros: Dark cave interior with candle lighting-romantic

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I personally love this place. It feels like home when i go there! Very friendly atmosphere and polite people make every visit so special!
Would live there if they would allow me to :)))

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★★★★★

I personally love this place. It feels like home when i go there! Very friendly atmosphere and polite people make every visit so special!
Would live there if they would allow me to :)))

Pros: great location, delicious food, reasonable prices

Cons: none so far

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Very nice quaint restaurant. The food is very good and not too over the top. The service was very fast but not obtrusive. You really do feel like you are sitting in a cave.

4
★★★★☆

Very nice quaint restaurant. The food is very good and not too over the top. The service was very fast but not obtrusive. You really do feel like you are sitting in a cave.

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I am very particular when it comes to fine dining. Cafe La Cave has met all my expectations! It has a romantic, intimate ambiance. Great host and wait staff. The food is wonderful, especially the table side prepared steak Diane. Very convenient location to the All State arena and O'Hare. Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

I am very particular when it comes to fine dining. Cafe La Cave has met all my expectations! It has a romantic, intimate ambiance. Great host and wait staff. The food is wonderful, especially the table side prepared steak Diane. Very convenient location to the All State arena and O'Hare. Highly recommended!

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I have personally been to many restaurants around Illinois and this by far has been the worst service. Management and reception were rude and judgemental toward the new customers. It is as though they are trying to push new comers away. I definitely did not appreciate the hostess looking at me and other customers up and down. There was no smile or welcoming feeling from her. The food was fair but unexpected for an expensive restaurant. The decor was nice but too dark and uncomfortable. Too small when there are too much people. Disappointing!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have personally been to many restaurants around Illinois and this by far has been the worst service. Management and reception were rude and judgemental toward the new customers. It is as though they are trying to push new comers away. I definitely did not appreciate the hostess looking at me and other customers up and down. There was no smile or welcoming feeling from her. The food was fair but unexpected for an expensive restaurant. The decor was nice but too dark and uncomfortable. Too small when there are too much people. Disappointing!

Pros: Restaurant close to Alstate Arena

Cons: Bad service, expensive and not worth it

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Caf la Cave will remind diners of classic, white-tablecloth steakhouses that used to dot the city but today are sadly gone. Serving traditional dishes presented with quiet flair ?? where can you get Steak Diane served tableside? ?? and exceptional quality, this restaurant is ripe to be ??discovered? again by a trendy crowd.

Some of that flair comes from the restaurant??s unique setting: it is literally inside a cave, though the claustrophobic can opt for the more traditional seating in the La Mere room. Sounds corny? Quite the opposite: it??s intimate and novel. Once inside the restaurant, you feel like you walked onto the set of ??Ocean??s 11? ?? it??s modern and sexy, but with a cool, retro vibe.

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★★★★★

Caf la Cave will remind diners of classic, white-tablecloth steakhouses that used to dot the city but today are sadly gone. Serving traditional dishes presented with quiet flair ?? where can you get Steak Diane served tableside? ?? and exceptional quality, this restaurant is ripe to be ??discovered? again by a trendy crowd.

Some of that flair comes from the restaurant??s unique setting: it is literally inside a cave, though the claustrophobic can opt for the more traditional seating in the La Mere room. Sounds corny? Quite the opposite: it??s intimate and novel. Once inside the restaurant, you feel like you walked onto the set of ??Ocean??s 11? ?? it??s modern and sexy, but with a cool, retro vibe.

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Beautiful place to have a reception or just dinner. Food is fantastic and service is impeccable. Be careful when hosting an event- if you ask management at Cafe La Cave for a recommendation, the vendor will have to pay a commission (which will most likely be reflected in your price) if you agree to use their services. Also, for such an exclusive venue, they should not be charging extra for pin-spot lighting, napkins, and floor length table cloths- this should be standard.

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★★★★★

Beautiful place to have a reception or just dinner. Food is fantastic and service is impeccable. Be careful when hosting an event- if you ask management at Cafe La Cave for a recommendation, the vendor will have to pay a commission (which will most likely be reflected in your price) if you agree to use their services. Also, for such an exclusive venue, they should not be charging extra for pin-spot lighting, napkins, and floor length table cloths- this should be standard.

Pros: Sweet table, Service, Caesar Salad

Cons: Charging Commissions, Expensive

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I truely enjoyed this restaurant and would strongly recommend it to others. Dining in the cave room added a great atmosphere. The caeser salad was excellent, but the garden salad was lettuce and dressing.

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★★★★★

I truely enjoyed this restaurant and would strongly recommend it to others. Dining in the cave room added a great atmosphere. The caeser salad was excellent, but the garden salad was lettuce and dressing.

Pros: Caeser Salad, Free Valet Parking, Brandy Ice

Cons: Garden Salad

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This is a wonderful place to dine in or have an event. I have done both and had a wonderful experience all around

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful place to dine in or have an event. I have done both and had a wonderful experience all around

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From the first step into Cafe la Cave, we knew we entered a special place. The interior design and decor were exquisite, and created a romantic atmosphere. The staff was pleasant, and provided excellent service. The Steak Diane, (prepared at the table!) and Filet were done to perfection. Cafe la Cave is "fine dining."

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★★★★★

From the first step into Cafe la Cave, we knew we entered a special place. The interior design and decor were exquisite, and created a romantic atmosphere. The staff was pleasant, and provided excellent service. The Steak Diane, (prepared at the table!) and Filet were done to perfection. Cafe la Cave is "fine dining."

Pros: Romantic, Roomy, Elegant

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Cafe La Cave should be towards the top in the special occasion/banquet category. The wedding tables looked picture perfect on walkng into the banquet room. The hors d' oeuvres, soups, salads and main courses are all exceptional and cater to both traditional and avant-guarde tastes. Yes, its a pricey plate for your guests but worth their value. The service was very good with very attentive waitstaff and busboys. Finally, your guests will talk for years to come about their desert table. A future brides dream come true.

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★★★★★

Cafe La Cave should be towards the top in the special occasion/banquet category. The wedding tables looked picture perfect on walkng into the banquet room. The hors d' oeuvres, soups, salads and main courses are all exceptional and cater to both traditional and avant-guarde tastes. Yes, its a pricey plate for your guests but worth their value. The service was very good with very attentive waitstaff and busboys. Finally, your guests will talk for years to come about their desert table. A future brides dream come true.

Pros: Elegant, Great service/food, Dessert Table wow!

Cons: Expensive

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June 24, 2001- our wedding was truly unforgettable!!!!!!! Even though the groom was in a wheelchair (he broke his ankle a week before) and he was in major pain from his surgery, our reception was a dream come true. Randy and Carrie were out of this world!!! they took care of everything from the food, entertainment, our guests and making the groom comfortable on our big day. By the end of the night, we forgot he was in a wheelchair from all the fun we had. The staff made everyone feel so special !!! thank you.

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★★★★★

June 24, 2001- our wedding was truly unforgettable!!!!!!! Even though the groom was in a wheelchair (he broke his ankle a week before) and he was in major pain from his surgery, our reception was a dream come true. Randy and Carrie were out of this world!!! they took care of everything from the food, entertainment, our guests and making the groom comfortable on our big day. By the end of the night, we forgot he was in a wheelchair from all the fun we had. The staff made everyone feel so special !!! thank you.

Pros: Outstanding staff, Attention to Detail, Unforgettable food

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Well-heeled suburban couples and extended families frequent this stately, pillared restaurant and banquet facility. A favorite for intimate dining, the namesake cave room boasts faux stalactites, dim lighting and a low…

 

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