Blending French elegance with the very best in local flavor, Executive Chef Greg Biggers prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner with the freshest ingredients in hand. Working closely with a number of like-minded farmers, Chef Biggers prepares cuisine that changes seasonally and centers around quality and sustainable ingredients. Not to be missed is Café des Architectes’ signature Cheese Ritual and comprehensive wine program. This chic Magnificent Mile neighborhood restaurant offers dramatic interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon, featuring vibrant colors, overstuffed chairs, and dynamic lighting.
Contemporary French, International, Contemporary French / American
Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Cabs plentiful, Red Line train (Chicago and State stop), CTA bus (22, 36, Michigan Avenue routes, incl. 151, 145, 146, 147).
Special events & promotions
Visit Cafe des Architectes any day to enjoy a Chestnut Provisions prix fixe menu. Chestnut Provisions is an artisanally-driven kitchen to table concept created by Sofitel Chicago executive chef Greg Biggers, featuring an assortment of cave aged cheeses, charcuterie, jams and preserves. Hand-crafted by Biggers and his team in the kitchens of Sofitel Chicago, the house made products have inspired new dishes at Café des Architectes and Le Bar, in addition to the hotel’s private dining menus and amenity program.