Chicago >Food & Dining > Artists' Restaurant
412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060541.876526 -87.624585
Mon. - Thu. 7am - 8pm;Fri. - Sun. 7am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Loop, Central
Outdoor seating is very nice – The outdoor seating is very nice, with a great view of Grant Park. Definitely a spot for some coffee and a muffin on a sunshiny morning.
Great service & good coffee. The owner spent time with me an recommended other restaurants and things to do.
Amazing great times at this Cafe – Again, amazing great times at this Cafe back in the 90's ate here a LOT after school.
I really like this place. The staff is friendly, the food is good, great coffee and the people watching can't be beat. It has a cozy diner feeling despite being a fairly large cafe. And they have a decent liquor selection at reasonable prices for the loop.
My family and I are from the Western Suburbs. We were going to a concert at the Auditotrium. We stopped at the Artist Cafe and had a wondeful dinner. The place is immaculate the wait staff was friendly and neatly dressed. A lovely lady was at the cash restaurant and was extremely polite and very accomodating. We came with no reservations and a group of 10. They seated us within a reasonable time. The food was excellent. The pastries were divine! I suggest the special's of the day. They are clearverly nicknamed i.e. the Sopranos Special,etc. The view was lovely of Michigan Ave. The prices were unbelievably reasonable. Can't wait til we go to the theater again! This is a must restaurant tucked into the Fine Arts Building. Great place for ambiance.
I LOVE there Tuna salad sandwiches!! They are to die for. Me and my boyfriend live in Bloomington and crave these on a weekly basis. If anyone knows the recipe for this I would be sooooooooooo incredibly grateful! I have never had anything else there so I cant review anything else.
Atmosphere is great – After a year of passing by on Michigan and wanting to go, I finally ate here on a break from rehearsing upstairs. The atmosphere is great and it feels oh so old school. I had a lovely and perfectly toasted, grilled cheese! It's worth a visit to check off your list and a great non-chain option if you're lunching on Michigan avenue.
I never wrote a "review" before but I have to say....I went to the Artist Cafe and was blown away by the BEST cheeseburger in Chicago. What A TREAT! It really made me feel great to experience this place. It reminded me how lucky I am to live in Chicago, where we boast the best food. The Artists' Cafe is on of the best examples of why we can make that claim.
I'LL BE BACK!
Must not miss outdoor cafe – I work in the area and love the boxed salad. The Artist is an institution - in a historical building, family run for generations by restaurant people, not a corporation, and an unbeatable location. The perfect place to go before or after a visit to the Art Institute. Must not miss the outdoor cafe in the summer.
Definately worth it – I always wanted to try this place and so I finally did because I was craving chicken tenders and they were so delicious. They came with a plate full of fries and onion rings plus a good amount of tenders. It was a little expensive but definately worth it. I shared it with my boyfirend and we were both full.
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