Cafe Touche

4.8
755 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
A Classic French Bistro in the heart of Edison Park has been a dream of Executive Chef and owner Joe Calabrese for several years. Joe was professionally trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park, New York. Before opening his other restaurant, Zia’s Trattoria (located one block west of Café Touché at 6699 N. Northwest Highway) in 1997, he was sharpening his professional – and knife – skills at several well-respected Chicago dining establishments including Ambria, Spiagia, Un Grand Cafe and the Park Hyatt. Joe lives in Park Ridge, a few short miles from the restaurants, so expet to see him in both restaurants assuring a quality experience for his customers. On days off, Joe can be found at home with his wife, Mary Kay and their 3 boys. Reservations by phone: 773-775-0909. The only reservation restrictions are on Friday and Saturday, parties of five or more only. Café Touché is located at 6731 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago (Edison Park), I
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kkelly
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous & our server was really great!

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RobertB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience. Also, the food is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal! The restaurant is beautiful, and our waiter was perfect. The appetisers, the food, the drinks were all delicious, rich, and satisfying.

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viplaudro
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet enjoyable celebration for spouse’s 65th birthday.

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vipAlizaM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience with Jeanette. She was attentive, professional, kind, and super knowledgeable about both the menu and the bar offerings. The food was outstanding, too! Everyone enjoyed their meals. The only thing I would change would be the dessert menu - I would’ve liked more of a variety, as the apple offering was not available due to the bakery they use no longer making it. We ended up with the profiteroles and the “bittersweet chocolate” offering. They were both outrageously good, but again, not enough of a variety as I would’ve liked. But overall, from the service to the food, I was very impressed. I travel all over the country for work, and I eat in a lot of different places, and I’m happy and proud to say that Cafe Touché is in my backyard and the place is superb!! I will be back!!

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tiffanyg
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here for Sunday brunch. Very well-prepared dishes, excellent, attentive service, and a warm, unpretentious and lively atmosphere. Just what we were looking for! Looking forward to returning for lunch and/or dinner very soon!

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MJMK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great to our entire family including our kids 6 and 8. He was attentive, but gave us space, gave suggestions. The food was excellent too - from apps to dinner to dessert. We were sad the apple galette was unavailable but the other desserts were great!

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vipLarryH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quite delicious and the service was superb. I enjoyed the steak and frites. The server was knowledgeable with the wine selections. I would definitely go back.

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vipDanielC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and welcoming service top notch from the hostess to the owner who consistently walking around checking in things and the entire waiters staff.

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vipKitty
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nice ambiance, but the food was just ok compared to previous experiences here. He The special was crab cakes with poached eggs. It was very dull. Our server was not real friendly, but kept the drinks full and our food came out in a timely manner. The bottomless mimosas/bloody marys are a great value. The bread pudding for dessert is fantastic. If your looking for a place for brunch with friends where you don't care as much about the food as you do about the drinks and location, this is a great spot.

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vipWindycityDave
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. Great service great food!!

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JohnSmo
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was looking for a place away from downtown, but I wanted French. I was surprised to find this restaurant in Edison Park, just a 15 minute ride from home. Right from the first baguette, I knew I made the right choice. Started with champagne and a martini, onion soup (!!), and I had the scallops, shrimp wrapped in bacon on mushroom risotto, which was very tasty and comforting. My mate had the steak frites with red wine reduction; he said it was perfect. For dessert we split an almond cake with custard sauce. Excellent restaurant.

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, thank you for all the work and an enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poulet paillard was amazing! Cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.

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DawnOh
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good as was the food. It was a girlfriend’s lunch so we were able to sit and chat and enjoy.

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vipauntieE
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. My husband had filet which was cooked to perfection and I had had the halibut special. Great service in a festive atmosphere.

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Alexis
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my bday dinner with my parents, husband and 2 little girls on Christmas eve. Was a wonderful dinner all around! Will definitely be going back!

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GalenaLover
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection and craft cocktails! Server was attentive and the wait staff assisting her with water and table clean up was outstanding. Intimate setting with great ambiance. We love Cafe Touche!

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SusanK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Jeanette, is the best! Very friendly.

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MadDog
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined at Cafe Touché many times and are always pleased with the ambiance, service, and cuisine. This visit was at the request of our son who returned home for the holidays.

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GlenP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of us had something different and each was delighted with their choice.

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LindaM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon but we will be back sooner than next Christmas

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is my first poor experience in 20 visits to Touché. The bathrooms were filthy and the garbage was over flowing. Disgusting and unacceptable. I knew something g was up when we walked along side of the building and saw what a mess the patio area was. It was as if it is being used as storage and a auxiliary garbage zone. If I were a neighbor I would be upset at the eye sore the patio has become. On to the food. The burger was good but cold, the ravioli was good but cold, cordon blue was good and warm. The special walleye dinner was an egregiously small portion for a $33 cost and was cold. We were only 1 of 4 tables on 12/19 so for the food to be cold is unacceptable. Clearly a lack of communication between the kitchen and staff. It’s unfortunate as I believe all attention is being placed on Zias Social and Touché is being forgotten. If Joe is reading this… Use this review as a reminder that Touché needs attention and leadership as well.

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Luucee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. It was just very noisy. Hard to hear conversation.

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Windycitygal
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place very crowded and great food...

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vipjoanh
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! The food is always delicious and the service is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas concert get together

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christine
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always fantastic. This is our go to Edison Park place

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SusanM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant decked out for the holidays! We chose this restaurant to celebrate a special birthday, and we were not disappointed. French flirt martinis to start, and we shared the steak frites and pork Calvados- delicious. Profiterole for dessert was lovely.

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Cary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arent from the area but were looking for a place to go prior to going to Rosemont for a show. The ambiance was very neighborhoody, and the service was wonderful. The food, YUM.
I'd drive to the area just to come to Cafe Touche again!

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AimeeP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12/10 family dinner. Food is great. We got seated right away.

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vipTdxc12a
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Thursday night and was pleasantly surprised that they had live music; two young ladies on violin and guitar. Very laid back and not loud at all. The food was fantastic and the service was very good.

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Avergirl
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent. Got seated fast and great service. Food was excellent. My sister was nervous about the French food menu, but she said it was one if the best local restaurants she’s been to.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great!!

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vipMack
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service steak frites delicious

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BarbA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was excellent!

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vipSquirmer
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, service was fast but felt like we were being rushed out. We had cocktails, brunch and dessert still out of there in 45 minutes. Seemed very rushef

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vipKristinP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s

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vipBloodyMaryOfficianado
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great space. Wait staff was wonderful!

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Cafe Touche is rated 4.8 stars by 755 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.