Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower


Pastry Chef Meg Galus of Cafe Des Architectes at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower - Chicago, IL

20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 324-4000
Hours: Mon-Sun 6am-11pm

Need to make a restaurant recommendation for a bride, businessman, Chicago native, weary Miracle Mile tourist, prix-fixe hound, or devotee to all things sugary? Try Café des Architectes at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Chef Greg Biggers oversees a loosely French breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner—not to mention a 30-minute executive lunch and meals with loads of prix-fixe options. On weekends, the hotel and restaurant welcome wedding parties who traipse up the hotel’s sweeping staircase for photo-ops framed by Near North views. Whatever the occasion, 2011 Rising Star Hotel Pastry Chef Meg Galus has her hands in all things sweet. You can sample her desserts à la carte or through a sinful four-course degustation menu. And at the very least, her Parisian Mini Desserts—at $3 a pop—are impossible to resist.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Tahitian Vanilla Chiboust, Cassis-Hibiscus Gelée, Sugared Croquant, Plums and Blackberry
  • Parisian Mini Desserts
  • Gâteau Basque, Black Cherries, Lemon Zest, Pastry Cream, and Black Cherry Jam

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