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Cafe des Architectes

20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
+1 312-324-4063
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“foie gras” (13 reviews)
“pastrami” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice French restaurant. We ordered crab cakes and salomin and chicken plus crem bruke for a dezert. It was ok. Waiter was very kind. We received a few extras to taste. Prices resonable.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have only had breakfast other than for business meetings and can say that I have never been disappointed

Thank snydepat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rarely do you find both creative and delicious food at a hotel restaurant, but Cafe des Architectes is a hidden gem in the Sofitel Chicago. The chef is creative and knows how to blend flavors in a subtle and delicious way. We enjoyed our dinner...More

Thank BPJP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food was the highlight for sure. We shared a crab cake that was nearly all crab and baked! It was excellent! Then we each had foie gras and it was perfectly cooked rare with a nice pear flavor along...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends in Chicago for a long weekend and returned to Cafe des Architectes. Always top notch preparation, the food did not disappoint. Our fishing friend was delighted with his choice of the halibut declaring it awesome. There was a slight misunderstanding over glasses...More

Thank dottiereynolds
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Very nice and attentive staff fulfilled every request we had. Really good cocktails. Plates were beautiful, and generally very tasty. I found my veggies on my main, and the garnish on my starter to be slightly under seasoned. I also had a sweet bread salad,...More

Thank Watsufizzi
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here. The menu somewhat small but a food that we had cooked perfectly I had a Alaskan halibut it couldn't have been any better. We both had a pea soup appetizer and it was outstanding the wine list is okay the...More

Thank Rosgriffin
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on Memorial Day for breakfast because they have the lovely outdoor dining. We just walked up, didn't have to park a car, and we were seated immediately. The restaurant is very chic and classy! All those ginormous windows and amazing decor! I...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had an early dinner at this Sofitel eatery. Not quite hungry enough for full meals, we snacked on salads, truffle fries, and dessert--with a couple of drinks along the way. Our waiter was patient and pleasant about this evasion of the Main Course in...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have eaten here at least 30 times over the past decade. Great food, outstanding service in a beautiful setting. No gimmicks. Romy is #1:)

Thank Paul C
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Bruce V
18 January 2017|
Response from S_Pfeiffer_Hotel_Mgr | Property representative |
Bonjour, Our restaurant is open for lunch every week day, and we serve brunch on weekends. Lunch and Brunch menus start at 11.30am until 3pm. Please call the restaurant (312) 324-4063 to arrange a reservation. We look... More
Eric L
24 November 2016|
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Response from S_Pfeiffer_Hotel_Mgr | Property representative |
Bonjour Eric L, Yes, we are open tomorrow Black Friday, for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner until 10pm. Please call the restaurant at (312)324-4063 to make a reservation! We look forward to having you.
2 November 2016|
Response from S_Pfeiffer_Hotel_Mgr | Property representative |
Dear nowakmdp, Thank you very much for this and your review and we are so glad to know you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to having you back!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
    (Wabash (near Rush))
  • Public Transportation: Cabs plentiful, Red Line train (Chicago and State stop), CTA bus (22, 36, Michigan Avenue routes, incl. 151, 145, 146, 147).
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-324-4063
  • E-mail
Blending French elegance with the very best in local flavor, Executive Chef Greg Biggers prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner with the freshest ingredients in hand. Working closely with a number of like-minded farmers, Chef Biggers prepares cuisine that changes seasonally and centers around quality and sustainable ingredients. Not to be missed is Cafe des Architectes’ signature Cheese Ritual and comprehensive wine program. This chic Magnificent Mile neighborhood restaurant offers dramatic interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon, featuring vibrant colors, overstuffed chairs, and dynamic lighting.
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