Cafe Touche

4.7
718 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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BarbA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was excellent!

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vipSquirmer
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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JC03
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family for brunch-delicious!

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vipYumily
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the food here!!! Quality is consistently excellent. Great service as well

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vipTParks
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed, as a French with Italian bistro should be. The food is excellent as well as the service. My teenager believes the burger is best. Me, start with escargot, have steak frittes or if you want something lighter, chicken pallirad. You wil definitely come back.

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FredS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide array of French foods on the menu, good ambiance in the restaurant, and excellent service from friendly, responsive wait staff. Three of us all chose different items and each of us thought our choice was excellent. We have been coming here for nearly a decade and have never been disappointed.

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vipdatenite
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. able to get the pate’ pls

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were very pleased. About the only thing that took away from the experience was that being in the front corner, it felt like the hot air duct was right above us and made it a little too warm for our taste.

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Nicole
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graciously welcoming hosts, waiters, valet. Lovely ambiance. Everything was just scrumptious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aunt day! We celebrated my mother. My cousins wanted to take their aunt out just because.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love touché!

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Ireneviolin
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have dined at Cafe Touche many times and were looking toward to our dinner. We were disappointed to see that there were no fish entrees other than the daily special. Two of the guests ordered the swordfish special and it was awful. Way too much sauce covering a fish fillet--one could barely taste it. The salad was bland. The dessert menu is still the same as it was several years ago. I'm not sure I would go back as there are many good restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine! We sat outside with the heaters on and it was WONDERFUL! Our server was very nice and attentive. I definitely will be going back!

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viptb773
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our server Heather was fantastic, the portions of food were large enough to split.

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vipMdol
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food overall wasn't very good. The baked brie was too sweet, the pate was bland but the bacon and tomato was very good. The veal cheek was dry, however the sauce and veggies were good. The giant ravioli was bland and sauce tasted like canned tomato sauce that wasn't cooked thru. The steak frites was good. Good wine selection. The musician was good but very loud, hard to hear the waitress or others at the table. The menu is mostly chicken and not very French. Waitress didnt wear her mask at all and was a close talker due to the noise.

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christine
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Touché never disappoints. The food and service is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was delicious! I definitely recommend the pork medallions with apples.

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vipLauraH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner very much. Everyone was very satisfied with their meals. One of the best bread pudding's I've ever eaten.

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vipcbmdave
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food & service were all on point. We had a very enjoyable experience. Definitely recommend.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food came out cold. Ordered chicken & waffles and waffles tasted like frozen waffles. Very obvious cooked far too in advance. Butter not offered. However, very generous with bacon, but, again, it was cold.
Great Bloody Mary but not rimmed. Mimosa was all champagne, barely any orange juice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was magnificent from start to finish!

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Erik
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of our favorite places to eat in Edison Park.

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khtm2250
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love café touché.

The atmosphere was wonderful I particularly like the outdoor patio I enjoyed one of the chicken dishes that was so tender and had a wonderful blend of juices and mushrooms bacon and ham that was fantastic. Would certainly recommend this restaurant other folks

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ChrisM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been dining at Cafe Touche since it opened and we love it. The food is fabulous and the staff is wonderful!

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hottie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeanette was great ! Good timing , friendly. Food tasted great

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EatatJoes15
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Satisfied with all food items except the Fritto Misto.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food and good service we were very pleased with our experience we'll definitely be back when we are in town

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JoelS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday party. We had a great time!

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ElizabethG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cafe touché is our favorite date night spot! Food is beyond fantastic & the drinks are phenomenal! The atmosphere is romantic & lively, at the same time. We wish there was another location to downtown Arlington Heights! Thank you for a great evening!

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vipPauletteK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Cafe Touche. The waiter was great and the food was wonderful. I was celebrating my birthday and I loved it.

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WilfredoA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Totally looking forward to going back, great ambiance and authentic French style cuisine.

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DebbieM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the place and food is good. I really like the atmosphere and service is always excellent I would like to less chicken and more fish on the menu.

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vipChicagoGirl
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paris, the server, was very friendly and very good.
Food and drinks were delicious as always.
Love Wednesdays for the 1/2 price bottles of wine!!

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mikem
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Busy Saturday night dining. Service was on the slow side and food was OK. Ordered mussels and escargot appetizers. Both items were average.

Over all it was an average dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Ambiance was great! Food was average

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MaureenB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love it so much I had my first visit a week ago and my second visit yesterday.

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vipKarenH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!

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vipIwonaW
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missing this place, so every time I visit Chicago ..it's a nust stop for delicious meal.
Service always great

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Cafe Touche is rated 4.7 stars by 718 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.