Cafe La Cave
Have enjoyed the atmosphere exterior the same as interior was fabulous. Filet Mignon was very good.
Would definitely come back again.
Food and service was the best and the price was good, I have always had excellent service and food.
We ordered the chateaubriand for two and it was phenomenal. The ambiance was very nice. We will be going back.
We had a group of 11 and the restaurant went out of their way to be accommodating, especially as the number changed from day to day. Gus and his staff were outstanding and every person was satisfied with their food. It is difficult to find a place to please this many people and we had no complaints. The restaurant is close enough to hotels in the O'Hare area so if you are there for a meeting or lay-over it is very convenient. The ambience is unique!
Did not feel welcome and seemed almost a burden for the serve staff. Too bad food was good although pricey.
Wonderful - as always. Gus is the perfect host!
We have been coming to Cafe La Cave every year on our anniversary for 35 years now and it’s still excellent ! We love the atmosphere, the waiters, the food and the owner Gus. Their Cesar salad is to die for as well as their steak Diane made table side and the scampi diablo appetizer. I always get the same dishes every time I come because it’s so delicious. We love the Cave!
The service was VERY SLOW. We waited more than 10 minutes to be greeted and given a menu. The coke product was flat. The crab cocktail contained 4 inch long pieces of shrimp and it was not a cheap appetizer! The soup came out and then we waited for at least 20 minutes for the salad to be delivered... On a positive note they did bring out a nice piece of chocolate cake for my grandsons birthday at the end.
Lovely restaurant, fun atmosphere and delicious food. Location convenient to O'Hare and AllState Arena and works out nicely to park and attend a concert event after dinner. However, I would think a discount for parking would be applied if you're eating at the restaurant. Service was professional but there was no warmth. We had indicated that it was our Anniversary via OpenTable when prompted to know if this was a special event but there was no acknowledgement what's so ever. Why ask if you aren't going to recognize the special event?
Food, ambiance, service, host good but they need better ventilation. Cause they cooking some of the food next to you all that smell Goes straight in your clothes. Plus if you’re going there and you pay attention to the ceiling you’ll be scared to eat there anymore cause is a chance anytime some of that combination of grace with dust which hanging all over of the ceiling to fall in your food . That was my only concern in the during of our dinner .
A really nice atmosphere. The service and food were fantastic.
Loved the ambiance until the wedding party crashed the bar and the smoke from the steak Diane flames got to me...no ventilation!
I suggest shutting off the TVs when the bar is empty and it’s not a special game. Extremely distracting and doesn’t go with such a classy place.
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.
Fine dining at its best. Great food great service. Gus makes you feel like royalty there
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
Wow the best bone in ribeye for a valued price. Potatoes and veggies were great too! Wine outstanding.
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!
Great time! Excellent food!!! Service Excellent as well!!
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!
The service by Gilberto is always phenomenal and his attention to detail is superb!
Exquisite classic dining and I am a big foodie.
Really good food, Great for birthday celebrations or a romantical Dinner really good service. Definatly would recommened and coming back.
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.
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.
Great place for that special occasion. Waiter was informative and food was very good. I would definetly go back again.
A wonderful restaurant with great food. Always a great place.
LOVE this place. Romantic, yet you can also go with a small group and for right in. Food was EXCELLENT!!
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!
We have been here a few times food is always great , Tino our server and the bus boys where very good
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!
Great food, great service, great drinks! Amazing atmosphere!
Fantastic food and service! Love going there, they make you feel like family!
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
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....
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.