Cafe Med of Chicago
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Cafe Med of Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemedchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3122808882
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Everyday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Vince Zhanay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mes Van Der Rohe
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample off street parking and valet available through the hotel.
A word from Cafe Med of Chicago
Cafe Med by Bice a family tradition!! Fresh Mediterranean and Italian fare made with over 80 years of love and experience. Cafe Med a make it a Tradition in your family!
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Cafe Med of Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Nice place to sit & watch the world
    PangurBanVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Nice food with good prices for e area. Well worth coming back.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • OK food at moderate prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    OK food at moderate prices in a very pricey neighborhood.
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  • Our server (an Hispanic gentleman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Our server (an Hispanic gentleman whose name I do not remember) was exceptionally accommodating with a fun sense of humor.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food was fantastic! And
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    The food was fantastic! And our bar tender created some wonderful cocktails for us when we weren't sure what we wanted. Overall, it was just a great experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Admittedly, I didn't have
    MarginallyUsefulVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    Admittedly, I didn't have high hopes for a restaurant in a Hilton Suites hotel, but Cafe Med proved me wrong. The food at a recent dinner for 5 was excellent (great pizzas and pasta and perfect Kobe beef hamburgers), very reasonable prices, pleasant and efficient service, and a handsome if unpretentious setting. You can easily spend much more in this Michigan Avenue area, and get a lot less. A perfect place for an informal but excellent lunch or dinner.
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  • Nice find!!
    Doug
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    First time there-everything was very good. We were on our way to the theatre and they paced the meal accordingly. Friendly service-great pour on a martini!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • The food was nothing special,
    SeafoodEatfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    The food was nothing special, but rather typical of a hotel restaurant. Service was really good and they were super friendly and always checked-in, but we felt bad saying the food wasn't good.
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  • Good neighborhood place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Good neighborhood place to go for a casual breakfast; especially pleasant sitting at their outdoor tables. We ordered a la carte but noted that they also have a Sunday brunch.
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  • One of our favorite neighborhood
    GuillermoVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants even though it is in a tourist area hotel. The wait staff is always excellent = friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The menu has a nice mixture of items with creative, but simple preparations and prices are modertate.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Italian food. Accomodating
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Good Italian food. Accomodating to large groups, even on weekends. Just one block off of Michigan Avenue leads to less foot traffic.
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  • Can't wait to return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    This is a serious sleeper. Based upon the appearance, I wasn't keen on going as I had envisioned a more romantic setting for me and my partner during our staycation but boy was I surprised. YThis is a first rate, well priced venue. Creativbe dishes, executed perfectly with an attentive, caring staff. Don't miss this spot.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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  • 1st visit-- nice wine list,
    wittyVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    1st visit-- nice wine list, pizza was good- varied entree' plan to visit again soon
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    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our party had the salmon,
    Eater
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    Our party had the salmon, pasta and braised short ribs among us, and each was excellent!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • There really isn't anything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    There really isn't anything special abou Cafe Med but I also don't have anything bad to say. Went on a Sunday evening and there was hardly anyone there (connected to a Hotel, so I'm sure other times are much busier)...but that meant the service was also excellent: prompt, friendly, and frequent. Food was fresh and tasty although uninspiring. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the neighborhood or have a coupon.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Quiet for a Saturday night.
    TomrnccpVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Quiet for a Saturday night. There were a couple of families (adults with small groups of kids) in there that night. Maybe the proximity to American Girl store? Didn't distract from the meal at all. Good selection of food, reasonable priced and very good service. Not going to "wow" you but on the other hand it was a nice meal.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Great location, just one block
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Great location, just one block off of Michigan Ave. It was pretty empty, so service was attentive. However, we were never offered a dessert menu, just brought the bill. The beet salad was a bit salty. The Mac and cheese was pretty good.
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  • It was New Years Eve. There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    It was New Years Eve. There are reasons why last minute reservations were available. We had 7pm reservations and were promptly seated. the Martinis were properly prepared and chilled. The bread and oil were delicious. We had 3 baskets of bread. We were hungry and tired after working on our feet for 8 hours. The food arrived very late. My New Years meal was nicely prepared and tasty. It was a shame I was so full after all the bread I could only eat one or two bites of my steak. My dog enjoyed her meal a lot! You took 50 percent off of our food for such a long wait. Thank you for that. Happy New Year!
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    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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  • pleasant setting with large
    ChibabyVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    pleasant setting with large windowed view of the street.Outdoor eating in good weather. Friendly waiter. Excellent Kobe burger-- best burger I've tasted anywhere -- but something missing--a piece of lettuce and a slice of tomato. The children's menu could use some improvement....Nearby competition from similar priced restaurant offers drink and scoop of ice cream for kids at same price for the bowl of spaghetti with butter here...the parmesan that was asked for had an extra charge... this doesn't give much encouragement to bringing kids back here ...
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  • This restaurant came up on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    This restaurant came up on a Mediterranean restaurant search. There was nothing Mediterranean about it and we concluded Med was for mediocre. We had a very nice waiter, but otherwise, there was little to recommend it. The other waiter was a loudmouth extravert who, because the restaurant was understandably almost empty, was audible throughout our meal. The food was average to less than average, except for delicious bread. A low end hotel restaurant. Our bad.
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  • good seafood, great view,
    TrojanVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    good seafood, great view, energetic, fun place with friends
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • very authentic, with a few
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    very authentic, with a few interesting twists such as bread service,with cream cheese instead of butter,served with olive oil. Actual Italian wood burning oven for pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect place to have a nice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/12/2011
    Perfect place to have a nice, but time-efficient dinner prior to going to the theater at Water Tower! Just a block away for a feeling of being close to the action, but apart from the crowd (what a difference being east of Michigan Ave, rather than west!).
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • There's nothing "Med" about
    tada
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    There's nothing "Med" about this. I can't believe Bice would put their name on it. Clearly the offerings have been marginalized to allow this to be the in-house restaurant of the Hitlon Suites.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Th3e feel t the bar was energetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Th3e feel t the bar was energetic the service was quick and the food was great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Great Experience at Cafe Med
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    The outdoor seating was wonderful. It's on Delaware buy Michigan Ave so there was a decent amount of traffic but I am used to that living in the city. It in no way drowned out the conversation or disturbed our meal. The artichoke bruschetta was wonderful and their bread with the option of olive oil or butter was SO delicious. My friend and I both got the short rib with the risotto and it was perfect. Not too salty and the beef was tender and flavorful.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Food was good and even if
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    Food was good and even if it is tied to a hotel, it really doesn't feel like it as the restaurant merely shares a door. Otherwise, it's there on its own.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Excellent service, atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    Excellent service, atmosphere, food and menu! Very impressed and satisfied on all fronts.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2011
    Menu has great ideas but the food was marginal. Servers were very nice but service was slow. Outdoor patio is really nice.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • I was not impressed at all.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2011
    I was not impressed at all. The service was slow, the food was just ok, and the manager made me uneasy all night. He would fold his arms and glare across the room in my direction. It was also my birthday which i put on the reservation and it was never acknowledged. At the end of my meal i had to argue with the manager to get the correct discout on my wine and to beable to use my coupon that had no exclusions on it.
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  • Neighborhood spot for me ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Neighborhood spot for me ... its ok - but service could be a bit more attentive and well .. its summer why are the tomato's pale and tasteless?
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • disappointed....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    The waiter only turned in 2 of 3 orders, gave the wrong orders to one of us. Two of us were finished with our meals by the time the third arrived. Had to ask for more beverages..... Ignored on a hot day. Had RESERVATIONS for 3 and they sat us at a table for two with an extra chair in the path of waiters. I was bumped more than once. NOT Bice quality !
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  • The food is ok, nothing bad,
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    The food is ok, nothing bad, but fell short of expectations of descriptions. On a weekend nite, its not always easy to find a place in that area that has room for 7 people w/o reservations. The food was ok, reasonably priced, but this is not a destination restuarant.
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  • The food was uniformly terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    The food was uniformly terrible. The fish I ordered emitted a fishy smell from across the restaurant. The two people in our party who ordered the pizzas found them dry and unappetizing. Everyone who ordered fish was very disappointed in the taste of the dishes. I would not recommend this restaurant and definitely would not return.
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  • What's brunch w/o eggs or waffles?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    It was Easter brunch, but they were playing Sinatra music very loudly, which was very annoying. "Brunch" consisted of fried chicken, escalloped potatoes (undercooked), salty asparagus spears, two kinds of salad, bagels/danish, fruit, cheeses, smoked salmon and fixings. The carving board had lamb, beef, and ham. No omelette station or pancake/waffle station. Very weird. After we told them the potatoes weren't cooked, they brought out another tray of them, which still looked pretty raw. Eventually, when we .were almost done, they (almost 1:30pm) they brought out scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. They told us they were under new management and still working out all the kinks. They are hoping to redecorate, but I hope they get a c
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  • Ordinary for Out of Towners
    Bellee
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    Nothing special about this place, other than convenient location, that would draw you back. Service on a Sunday morning was poor and seemed disorganized especially in light of the fact that the restaurant was only about 30% full and appeared to have an adequate amount of wait staff.
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  • Right next to the Water Tower
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    Right next to the Water Tower in a Hilton, a great find for breakfast. Buffet or a la carte for a surprisingly reasonable cost. Light, airy and modern surroundings to start the day off on the right foot.
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    great for brunch
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  • The food was good for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2011
    The food was good for lunch. Things were a bit delayed because we arrived right at noon which is when they switch from brunch to lunch. I was annoyed that the entire time we were there someone was vacuuming. Seems that vacuuming should be done in the evening when customers are not present.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • The clientele was a bit different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    The clientele was a bit different than I thought it would be, primarily older folks (except for my dining partner and me). The food was good, I had the lobster bisque followed by the bone-in ribeye while my friend had the bronzini. All of it was tasty but nothing that jumped off the plate at us and said "remember how awesome I was!" So while a fine experience, nothing to write home about.
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  • Good and worth a try
    Suescircle
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Food was very good - pasta and ribeye. Service was very friendly but not expert. Not crowded on a Saturday night. Nice room and ambience.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Food was good and everything
    raybret
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Food was good and everything was fine until we left our cell phone on the table. Were two blocks away-reached in purse to make a call -couldnt find it. I realized I had prob. left it on the table. We called it - (within 10 minutes of leaving)- and it was already turned off! NOT A GOOD SIGN! So we hurried back, talked to waiter, busboys, manager- they said they didn't see it. We didnt really believe it, but they seemed honest-( the only other choice was if I had dropped it on the street?) but someone in our group would have prob. seen it because I was in the lead. Anyway- after calling it all nite- it starts mysteriously ringing again-no answer of course-then checked online and many calls were made to Mexico! Very shady indeed!
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    neighborhood gem
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