Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Yummy dessertsGreat service & nice place to chill overall. Loved the dessert tray!! The panna cotta was delicious!! The alaskan halibut was amazing as well. The only downfall was that the portion was quite small. Overall, will go back for brunch since its close to my school.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet treatVery well prepared and beautifully presented. A delightful dinner.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME FOOD and SERVICE!We went here for our anniversary and it was such a treat! The wait staff were SO ACCOMODATING! I don't know much about French food but I felt very comfortable asking questions. I had the monkfish and my husband and the Skuna Bay Salmon. The desserts were outstanding! After dessert, the waiter serenaded me with a French song- La Vie En Rose... super romantic! We will be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMromantic & cozywonderful flavorful food / beautiful presentation too / ample portions / great wine selections5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unexpected pleasureNeeded a restaurant quickly after our earlier plans fell through and found this. A simple menu and relatively smaller restaurant gave no indication of the quality of the food (just amazingly good) and the service (profoundly elegant). We had a delightful, quiet, delicious, relaxing dinner. French in the finest sense of everything: the food, the ambience, and the service. Great job guys.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous FrenchI found this restaurant open Open Table and decided to give it a try. Had no idea it was in a hotel so I had some trouble finding it. We came on Saturday night and it was surprisingly not packed based on reviews and given it was a holiday weekend.
Most of the service staff spoke fluent French except our waiter :( We were recommended a special escargot dish which was beyond compare. An incredible event in the mouth -- if they ever offer this special I highly recommend it. My date went with the prix-fixe menu and was super happy. I ordered a la carte and went with the lobster claw/tail dish. Unbelievably prepared!
Dessert was only there because of my date's prix-fixe menu not because we were shown a menu. Overall this place is a must!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly Sublime!My husband and I ate at this spectacular little french gem tucked into lobby of Hotel Sofitel (important as there is no signage from street). Decor is elegant and contemporary--- on sleek side so not really cozy but this hardly detracted from our evening. Service was exemplary and our french waiter (Romauld ? ) could not do enough to please us, suggesting dishes, wines and preparation of selections. The food was beyond delicious and rivals anything we've had in Paris. This is a do not miss! When in Chicago next--- this will be our first stop!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeMy wife and I never miss stopping at Cafe Des Architectes when we are in Chicago. The food is absolutely flawless in presentattion and flavor. It is a relaxed atmosphere where you are never hurried to dine so they can turn over the table for more patrons. I strongly recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding againNever miss dining here when I visit Chicago.
It is a gem.
Cannot endorse it more highly5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming & delightfulWe love Cafe des Architectes - we've had several wonderful dining experiences there. And the ambiance is so much nicer than most other restaurants of similar ilk could afford, so not only is the everything on the menu both wonderful culinary & artistic presentations, so also is the diningroom itself. We go back again and again and are never disappointed. Add to that the wait staff are all true professionals.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place for any occasionThis restaurant is my favorite place in Chicago! I love the environment, food and people who are super professional and friendly!
I am sure that I will be back very soon!
Thank you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding!....FoodService was outstanding!....Food was reasonably priced. Very good in general.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe selected from the De-lightWe selected from the De-light prix fixe menu and it was wonderful! Our 3 course meal was interesting and delicious. Service was very good, attentive. Decor is modern and comfortable. We would definitely come here again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our top five places to dineThe strip steak was done perfectly and the ladies loved the beet salad appetizer. Just the right amount of food, perfectly prepared and very tasty!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food!cheese plate wasgreat food!cheese plate was the best we have ever had! kids friendly. nice location.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around excellent. BestAll around excellent. Best in city for its type of rlrgsnt ambiance, food and service.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Menu had niceGreat food. Menu had nice healthy pre-fixe dinners. Very fresh ingredients.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and customer serviceThank you so much for making my brothers birthday special. My entire family could not stop talking about the amazing time they had. The food was delicious and the customer service was excellent! We will definitely be coming back! Merci!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience.Wonderful experience. Staff was attentive and personable. Gourmand menu was an excellent value--menu was creative, food was well prepared and beautifully presented. There is an extensive wine list and ample choices by the glass. I would highly recommend this restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian food withExcellent Italian food with a varied and quality wine list. Thevfoodvwas fresh and well prepared.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThere is but one word to describeThere is but one word to describe our experience at Cafe des Architectes: Amazing!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMthe bar is wonderfulI've been to this restaurant many times, bit this was my first time really sitting in the bar the whole evening. Many different servers took care of me as they passed by to the kitchen or bar from other tables to the kitchen. i enjoyed the Skeleton Horse drink which I actually stuck with the whole evening! We also ordered the cheese flight where we could choose our own cheeses. They were delicious and were served with little pairings such as champagne jelly and cookies. The cheese was also served with large slices of bread, which I thought was unusual. We thoroughly enjoyed the Tuna Tartar and these little dumpling things with goat cheese in them. We had a really wonderful evening. My cousins from the suburbs felt as if they'd been treated4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMost sites like this requireMost sites like this require a "minimum number of words". All I can say: outstanding! Best Caesar I've ever had.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood unique romantic placeEverything was wonderful. The humor of our server was very odd, but that depends on the person. Food was fantastic and when the soup came out cold, they took it back immediately to warm / heat it up. The lamb was also cooked as requested. Atmosphere was to our liking because we wanted something quiet and romantic. This is a fantastic place to go for a romantic evening.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI downgraded the service today because it wasn't the usual superb. It wa just very good. In addition to really good and interesting food, the service here has always been above expectations. Quality and appropriate. Today, I was unusually looking for the waiter. But not for a long time, just longer than I am accustomed to at this place.
Great spot. If you're in doubt, set it aside and see if I'm nit right.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWas truly some of the bestWas truly some of the best food we've ever. Staff were awesome and enjoyed the best white wine I have ever tasted. Felt extremely comfortable in my dress slacks and blouse, while others were more dressy. I'm going to bring everybody I can to this place. A place for everybody.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, although personallyGood food, although personally tired of froth and foam
Attentive service3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic! OurAbsolutely fantastic! Our waiter, who was French, sang "La Vie En Rose" to us for our 25th anniversary. The food was outstanding and the ambiance wonderful!
Tres MAGNIFIQUE!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at CAD and must say that we loved it! Def will come back. The food was awesome and reasonably priced! The wine was great and the service outstanding! Our waiter was great!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Deelish!Delicious compelling flavors with beautiful plating and excellent service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is artfully presentedThe food is artfully presented and mostly very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the salmon with citrus foam. But its effort to be unique, creative & complex, didn't succeed with the pear bavoise, which to me just was an odd melange & the bavoise wasn't very flavorful. The service was very friendly and I appreciated that it was not rushed and the waiter wasn't fawning. On the other hand, at times, no one was around to clear the plates. The atmosphere is comfortable, attractive & relaxed. There are not a lot of menu choices and it is not geared for vegetarians.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, but theThe food was great, but the options were limited. What I mean by that is there are essentially no vegetarian options, and only one option for fish. I didn't have to think much for what I wanted, since the fish was the only dish I could eat. It was well done, but a little too sweet.
I would recommend this place they do interesting things with the food. Just make sure your party likes to eat lots of meat.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a minor celebrationWe went for a minor celebration and were so delighted by the efficient and knowledgeable staff, the skillfully made meals, the understated elegance and the quiet ambiance. We shall be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place got even betterThis place has long been a favorite for a long time. Hard to believe it is even better now. This dinner was to entertain a visitor from the east coast. They liked it so much they plan to return to Chicago specifically for this restaurant. The food and service could not be improved.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious lunchDelicious four course prix fixe lunch. Portions just right and great quick service.12/18/2012 12:00:00 AMSecond visit less impressiveThis was our second visit to CDA and it was not nearly as impressive as the first. My wife's rack of lamb was remarkably tough and my mother-in-laws halibut was well prepared, but pretty bland. The service and ambience are still notable. We will return for a third visit to see if the food is really as excellent as on our first visit, or more ordinary as on our second visit.11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM