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Cafe Des Architectes/CDA

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. A De-Light prix fixe menu is available, featuring three courses of low calorie dishes. Guests are also invited to enjoy the restaurant’s five or ten course Degustation Menu, available with wine pairings. Also 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.
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224 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(224 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 224 reviews
5 stars
(112)
4 stars
(72)
3 stars
(22)
2 stars
(14)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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  • notable wine list(39)
  • good for groups(36)
Cafe Des Architectes/CDA Reviews List
Review 1 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food and presentation was very good

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 7/24/2014
 2013
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Went there with a colleague after work. Seated promptly and service was good."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2013
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Review 3 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Remi, the waiter, was really nice and attentive.

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good well cooked food

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Excellent food with sensible sized portions and attentive service. Our halibut was beautifully cooked and properly seasoned (not too much salt) well presented in a pleasant open airy environment. Wine list was not very extensive at the glass level, much better at bottle level."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely Dinner!

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Dined on 12/31/2014
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I enjoyed dinner at C'DA. The course tasting menu was wonderful and dulce de leche ice cream was well-presented and delicious. The portions were decent too, good for a light dinner."
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 7 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

LOVED IT...

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This was recommended to out of town visitors by a local resident. What a great recommendation it was for food and service It turned out to be. Not only was all of the food excellent but we were delightfully surprised with unexpected items between courses. The service was outstanding and the staff recognized our need for old and new friends to connect and paced their service accordingly. Restaurant is located in the Sofitel Hotel downtown and worth the trip in from other areas. Valet parking is $13 so don't let parking issues keep you away."
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2014
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Review 11 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 12 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
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Review 13 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not what it used to be

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"5 of my family went on a Friday night for a double birthday party. We 've been here many times in the past.The restaurant attendance was sparse something we had not noted before.
We each ordered an appetizer and, additionally, a charcuterie plate to be shared. The order was lost or overlooked; it never arrived.
The food was pretty and tasted good but three of the appetizers were placed in front of the wrong person.
We had the same experience with the entree.
My daughter ordered regular cappuccino and was brought decaf.
Because we are family we rolled with the poor level of service. I would not bring anyone here with whom you are doing business or whom you would otherwise like to impress"
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2007
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Review 14 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2002
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Review 15 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2015
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Review 16 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

stunningly good traditional French food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"From the foie gras with Sauterne to the sea bass to the chocolate egg with praline and sour cherry stuffing. Superb.
Gracious service.
Appropriately honored to be invited to take part in the Goût de France again.
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Dined on 3/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch
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Review 18 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
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Review 19 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/26/2016
 2009
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Review 20 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Destination when in Chicago, very constant quality

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Even after a couple of visits find food , presentation, attention to detail is great. Fun different menu quite affordable for the level of sophistication."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 21 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Good food. Some of the worst service ever.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Went to CDA for restaurant week. The Pre Fixe menu was one of the best I saw on this year's list. Call me a sucker, but I think restaurant week is about showcasing what's good at a restaurant. In this case, the food really was excellent, but it was overshadowed by the shoddy service. Miscues on the food, no check-ins, clearing the table as the next course was delivered, reaching across the table and stacking plates, a three-course dinner service that was paced out to last about 35 minutes (this is excluding the 10 minutes we sat before anyone acknowledged us)...none of this fits into my definition of the fine dining experience. Unfortunately, the consistency in the service extends through the whole house. I wrote the GM (weeks before I wrote this review) to share my experience, ask if I was off base in my perception, but I received no reply. Given the rest of the reviews on the service, I seem to be in good company. I'll say here what I said to the GM: It's a shame to see the work of the chefs degraded by the quality of the service."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
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Review 22 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 23 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/28/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2011
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Review 24 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/19/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Another great dining experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is my third visit (I'm from Oregon) to this restaurant. One brunch and two dinners over the last two or three years.
This last (week night) visit was for dinner and first courses and entrées were perfect. Crab cakes are not to be missed. I had the pork tenderloins and they were perfect and nicely seasoned. My wife had the beet salad and vegetarian tortellini, which she enjoyed. On other visits we have shared a dessert but this time we didn't see anything that inspired us (maybe we were too full). But the after dinner coffee was full bodied and freshly made and the wine with dinner was excellent (don't remember the name from the quite large list).
Finally, the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable."
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

valentine's day dinner

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"delicious food and wonderful waitstaff!! A+ thank you for everything guys!!"
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/15/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/15/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 28 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Classy

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A great spot for a French meal. I've had French cuisine (in France no less) and the food served was splendid and full of flavor. The sauce from the main course and desserts were amazing. Service was quick and were helpful when we asked for assistance.
The only thing is cost; definitely would go only on a special occasion possibly once a year. You do get what you pay for: 2 five-course meals, bottle of wine, and a rose to go.
Thank you."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 29 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 31 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2008
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2008
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Review 32 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Service

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"It was very disappointing. The service was extremely slow and the meal took almost three hours."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
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Review 33 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
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Review 34 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great restaurant. The food was excellent and service amazing. Went there during restaurant week. Loved it! Will definitely come back and bring more friends. Loved the decor."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
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Review 36 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2015
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Review 37 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great deal of Chicago restaurant week!

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"They have nice food, excellent service and best cheese!"
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch
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Review 38 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding service and food

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 39 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2002
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2002
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great portion food and amazing taste!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Decided to try a new place and took advantage of the Chicago Restaurant Week special menu; totally worth it! The food was amazing, the portions were good and filling and the wine selection was perfect for dinner. I couldn't be happier with my choice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 43 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

i was waiting for something more

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"i read about this restaurant at the CS few years ago. They recommended it as a special place. by my experience it was not real special place. the restaurant pretty tight. there is not good view - it is locates on the 1st floor of Hotel Sofitel. The menu was pretty small, not too big selection of the food. I tried Lobster bisque soup and surf and turf. Soup was good, and lobster was ok. nothing really surprising. Their deserts were great. overall ok experience."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 44 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Enjoyable lunch - what stands out - aside from the food of course - is the refined, attentive service - a definite bonus to enjoying a fine meal!"
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
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Review 46 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2009
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Review 47 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good restaurant

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A refined ambiance endowed with a modern decoration. The food is excellent and the wines selected are very good. The friendly service is noticeable."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 48 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Restaurant week find!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Careful craftsmanship in elegantly presented cuisine. Cheeses made in their own cave."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2008
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Review 50 for Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dining on special occasions.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My husband, daughter, and I have enjoyed two Christmas dinners here. The food and service have been excellent. We love the unique and unusual decorations in the lobby which are extremely festive and make a good background for family photos.
My husband and I have also celebrated Valentine's Day at Cafe Des Architectes. We enjoy the fine dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We will continue to come here for special occasions."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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