Café des Architectes

Row 1

20 E Chestnut St (btwn Wabash & State)
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 324-4063
French, Lounge, New American
$ $ $
Mon–Sun: 6:00 AM–11:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • 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.
  • The hotel's Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake is not to be missed!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Outstanding wine list. Impeccable service from all staff. Try the De-lite prix fixe menu-3 delicious courses for $39 that don't pack on the calories. Go at 5p weekdays & have the place to yourself.
  • Best French Hotel in Chicago!
  • 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.
  • trs francaise place with a wide variety of healthy treats. nice breakfast from 6am
  • Great food. Not so great service.
  • New for Fall 2014 wine list is a wonderful organic Provence ros- Mas de la Dame- that Simone de Beauvoir enjoyed in her day.
  • Charcuterie and cheese plate is pretty anemic. Not really enough to be shareable.
  • 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!!!