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: Near North Side, Central
open:6 am until 11 pm, every day Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am until 5:00 pm

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.

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