$25 for $50 Worth of Continental Cuisine at Café la Cave in Des Plaines

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Chefs prepare gourmet continental meals inside one-of-a-kind cozy cave-like dining room

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Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Not valid on holidays. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

From the dawn of time, caves have exerted a pull on the human imagination, presenting themselves as ideal settings for caveman houses, caveman art galleries, and romantic caveman picnics. Sup with a suitor subterraneously with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of continental cuisine and drinks at Café la Cave in Des Plaines.

For 40 years, Café la Cave's cave-like yet cozy dining room has harbored a cache of epicurean delights and bacchanalian imbibulants. As hushed piano tones drift through the cavern's romantic atmosphere, pairs thrill as chefs cook and carve much of the menu beside their table. Signature item steak diane is gently infused with garlic and shallots finished in rich cognac, then expertly sautéed before diners’ eyes ($29). The rack of lamb, coated in a tangy mustard crust, frolics atop a meadow of fresh veggies ($43), and the whole dover sole français falls from the chef’s fillet knife and splashes in a pool of toasted almond butter ($39). The full bar and carefully considered wine program work with entrees as smoothly as a by-the-books detective and his new partner fresh out of clown college.

Café la Cave

Crystal chandeliers glint over Café la Cave's main lobby, beckoning diners into opulent ballrooms, spacious banquet rooms, and the cavern room itself. Inside the restaurant’s rock-lined walls, rippling lighting, and singing stalagmites, chefs carve and cook many entrees tableside, including the tenderloin medallions of steak Diane sautéed with garlic, shallots, and cognac. Cocktails from the full bar and a carefully selected wine list pair with entrees as smoothly as creamy sides of garlic mashed potatoes pair with wild-mushroom mac 'n' cheese.

Customer Reviews

The staff was awesome! The food incredible!
Stacy S. · 6 hours ago
Wonderful evening. Food and service was amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant.
Deborah M. · 17 hours ago
Can't beat the deal anywhere. Food outstanding. Décor and ambience superb. Servers friendly and abiding. Use Groupon for extra Savings. Come back real soon for the best in the West.
Jenny M. · a day ago
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    Des Plaines

    2777 Mannheim Rd.

    Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

    847-827-7818

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