Caf�� Des Architectes

Caf�� Des Architectes

"Official Site: Café Des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. French Cuisine with a Contemporary Twist!"

20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL
(312) 324-4000 serving: Central, Near North Side
open:6 am until 11 pm, every day Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am until 5:00 pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10

The Low Down


Where to Sit: When the weather is fine, the sprawling outdoor patio is ideal for catching an eyeful of decked-out Gold Coast shoppers.

Know Before You Go: Reservations are only accepted for dinner.

Save Money: Though upscale, the restaurant still offers a kids' menu, with staples like hot dogs and fish sticks, as well as the French grilled ham-and-cheese classic, croque monsieur.

The Extras: Every day until 5pm, sample gourmet one-bite desserts like vanilla creme brulee topped with passion-fruit coulis, raspberry ganache, miniature cheesecake and more for $1 each.

Save Money: The restaurant offers a $21.95 four-course lunch sampler, featuring dishes like ahi tuna tartar, Asian pear and endive salad and seared Walleye pike, plus a mini dessert.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

The oh-so-architectural all-day cafe in the downtown Sofitel Chicago Water Tower hotel reflects a more-is-more mentality with a cherry-red banquette curving along slanted full-length windows, chairs that look like they come from a Milanese…
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By kingdiamond60016 at Citysearch

I chose this for a birthday based on the great reviews. It didn't live up to anything I'd read. The food was bland, cold, and not cooked properly. ... Read More

Amazing french food
By rashad83 at Citysearch

Me and wife went to Cafe des Architectes for a weekend brunch and i gotta say the food and the service are real good, the salmon salad had to be th... Read More

By abigael at Citysearch

I had lunch at the Cafe des Architectes while on business in Chicago. I am from Montreal and often travel to France on business. I did not except t... Read More

Stylish, upscale hotel dining with a distinctly French flair from former one sixtyblue Chef Martial Noguier.
By Contributor at Citysearch

When Chef Noguier took the reins at this cosmopolitan Gold Coast restaurant, he brought his seasonal, local culinary mantra with him. Tender star a... Read More

A Disappointment
By b12751 at Citysearch

Had high expectations for the French food of the French hotel (Hotel Sofitel) in CHI. Those expectations were not met - not even close.\r \r Everyt... Read More