SOFITEL CHICAGO20 East Chestnut Street Chicago, IL 60611|Restaurant (312) 324-4063|Hotel (312) 324-4000


Van Gogh’s Bedroom Inspired Cocktail

Before or after your visit to the Bedroom’s exhibit at the world famous Art Institute of Chicago, visit Café des Architectes or Le Bar and enjoy a custom Vincent van Gogh inspired cocktail called The Dutch’s Dream. Ingredients include Chandon Brut, Absinthe, Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup and a Mint Sprig. The Dutch’s Dream will be featured from February 14 – May 8.

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Mother's Day Brunch and a Family Photo at Café des Architectes

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower's Café des Architectes is making Mom happy this Mother's Day by giving her a priceless gift to cherish forever, a family portrait. Sunday, May 8 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, overnight guests of Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and Mother's Day Brunch patrons from Café des Architectes can pose for a complimentary professional family photo taken by photographer to the stars, Cory Dewald .

This year, Chef Biggers is featuring a prix fixe menu highlighting traditional favorites with at French twist such as Spiced Carrot Veloute, Lake Superior Whitefish with Mushroom Ragout and Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta. Prix Fixe menu only will be available from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm. A delicious kid's prix fixe menu will also be available for $19. Reservations for Café des Architectes Easter Brunch are highly recommended and can be made at . Hotel reservations can be made at .

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To redeem their photo session, guests show their complimentary certificates which are given at time of arrival for their brunch reservation or at check-in to the hotel. The high-res family photos will be uploaded to where guests can download their image for free. Hotel guests qualify by staying the evening of May 7, 2016. One photo certificate per room reservation and one photo certificate per reserved brunch table. Limited availability.

Chestnut Provisions Baskets

Chestnut Provisions is an artisanal program from Sofitel Chicago, featuring an assortment of cave-aged cheeses, charcuterie, jams and preserves. Hand-crafted by Chef Greg Biggers and his team, the house-made products appear on menus at Café des Architectes and Le Bar. Now, a delicious gift basket is available for purchase, featuring an elegant assortment of products fresh from the cave. The baskets are a perfect gift for any food enthusiast.

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To host a private or semi-private event at Café des Architectes, please contact  Aldina Kahrimanovic .




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Hours of Operation

Café des Architectes

Breakfast Monday - Sunday 6:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Weekends & Holidays Only) Dinner Wednesday - Sunday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Libations and Light Fare

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM