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Artist's Cafe

#1,113 of 7,940 Restaurants in Chicago}
££ - £££American, Cafe
412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
+1 312-939-7855
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Cafe
££ - £££
412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been in America for about 2 weeks now (including New York, SanFrancisco and Washington) and this place had the best coffee by a long way! This is the benchmark for sure! The chocolate pancakes we had with nutella were amazing also

Thank Daaveeydave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took salad (the Bach) and husbad took cheese hamburger. Very basic burger and quite expensive 19$) not so tasteful. Salad was like...I can do better at home....!

Thank Spumante
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in a hurry, do not go to this restaurant. Our server took forever to greet us. It then took another forever for her to get our drinks. We wanted to pay, but didn't want to wait another forever. I ended up taking...More

Thank briannunya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Artist's Cafe on a whim. It was a nice day out and we wanted to have breakfast outside. We were seated promptly. The waitress was attentive and the food was good. We would do again. It was nice.

Thank MLB1221
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I just came here for the view. It was a nice night and they have outside seating. I had ice cream and it was great. I think I'll come back for breakfast.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here for breakfast and lunch while attending Lollapalooza. Fresh ingredients and fast service. The Cesar salad with chicken and the Ultimate grilled cheese sandwich were amazing! Super friendly and relaxing place right downtown! FYI... AMEX or cash only!

Thank E S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We are from the area and for several years lived blocks from the Artist's Cafe. We found the service/management lacking both today and when we lived in the neighborhood. We wanted to have breakfast outside and were told it would be 10 minutes before we...More

Thank JoeyMtravels
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Looking for better than pub fare on a late evening walk back to hotel, this place seemed ideally located, with a couple of empty tables in an otherwise busy front patio. Good city vibe, nice street view, perhaps less than comfortable seating. That was about...More

Thank Oscar515112
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The cafe is right on Michigan Ave with outdoor seating available for nice days. Their chicken fried steak was delicious and their prices are good. We passed the cafe during the evening and the cafe was packed. Worth checking out.

Thank Snickers31
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This cafe offers an ideal location on Michigan Avenue directly across from Grant Park, and little else. Although it was recommended to us, my disillusionment began with spotting the big sign at the door: "Cash or American Express Only, No Telephone, Restrooms only for Customers"...More

Thank Ken F
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3 May 2016|
Response from BendigoAngel | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember their menu exactly, but the staff were extremely helpful, I'm sure they'd be able to accommodate you needs :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-939-7855
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