Café des Architectes

French, Lounge, New American
$ $ $
20 E Chestnut St (btwn Wabash & State)
Chicago, IL 60611
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm



  • The servers say bonjour and merci. The men look like the French men who appear in romantic daydreams, and they're whispering: Try the Nutella pancakes. Or the croissants. Or the crepes
  • Get the sun dried tomato and goat cheese frittata! That plus the French press coffee equals a thoroughly fantastic brunch.
  • New executive chef Greg Biggers, a Morimoto vet, takes a Midwestern-inspired approach to French fare, using classic cooking techniques with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers.
  • The $22 four-course prix fixe served all at once, bento box-style, offers great selections from the larger menu and a pair of mini-desserts.
  • Best French Hotel in Chicago!
  • The well-seasoned CDA burger patty feels smaller than its ten ounces. This makes the smoky bacon, tangy Boursin aioli, crispy fried onions and pretzel bun perfect accompaniments, rather than overkill.
  • The apple bacon quiche was incredible! And don't forget to pick a chocolate croissant from the basket!
  • At Sunday brunch, order the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Not on the menu, but they're happy to make it for you.
  • Great French food here. Get the duck confit.
  • The hotel's Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake is not to be missed!
  • Love the decor (plus its nice and quiet for a relaxing meal)
  • Quiet, elegant, yet casual restaurant
  • trs francaise place with a wide variety of healthy treats. nice breakfast from 6am
  • Great food. Not so great service.
  • Those breakfast potatoes though...
  • The Frenchiness of the Sofitel carries over to its sun-streaked restaurant: The servers have accents. The food is a bit heavy, but it all ranges from nice to very nice.
  • Small but strong. Very courteous and nice entre.
  • Quiche. Need I say more.
  • The 5 course tasting is great. Best wine pairings of many French style restaurants I've been to. Waitresses are so friendly and accomodating. Bread isn't that good. BEST DISH is the FOIE GRAS!!!
  • Amazing food just be prepared to wait a very long time for your service.

Nearby places

20 E Chestnut St (@ Sofitel Chicago Water Tower)
220 E Chicago Ave (at Mies van der Rohe Way)
835 N Michigan Ave (E Pearson St)