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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