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Artist's Cafe

412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
+1 312-939-7855
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful warm, sunny Saturday morning - sure, lots of tourists out on Michigan Avenue. Perfect weather for an outside restaurant. Unless there’s only one overworked waitress. After a long wait we were seated. After 20 minutes with no service, no water,no acknowledgement, not even a...More

Thank Rihannsu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food, especially their breakfast choices. Huge portions and the staff is very friendly. I wish they would get with the times though and take credit cards. They only accept cash or AX, but overall, it’s a quaint, clean restaurant. Highly recommend.

Thank JW C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for breakfast and was enormously disappointed. The wait staff was surly and rude, the food uneatable and the coffee undrinkable. I had coffee and a croissant, and I could finish neither. My friend had eggs and toast and bacon and could not finish hers....More

Thank susi6282
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I grabbed a late breakfast here before going to the Art Institute. The menu is varied and interesting, service is swell, prices are surprisingly moderate for such a prime location in Chicago. You must pay with cash or a charge card we...More

Thank 2again
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I stopped here this week in mod-afternoon. Needed a quick meal in between meetings. Very clean, seated immediately. Good selection on menu. Good prices. Would recommend and return,

Thank cvandenbraak
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. If you are in the area to see the ballet stop for a quick bit to eat prior to or afterwards. Stopped here before we saw the Nutcracker and it was a great place to get a quick bite to eat...More

Thank jenniferdX3548XA
Reviewed March 25, 2018

This is an iconic diner in an iconic location. They were most accommodating yesterday when, before our Escape from a Room with a Zombie adventure, we hosted a birthday snack and cake for our 12 year-old daughter and her friends and family! The chicken fingers...More

Thank jyehcondor
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast and coffee - the service was excellent! The food was wonderful! I had the chicken fried steak breakfast special and would highly recommend it. Great place to eat and watch people scurry past on Michigan Avenue.

Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Good quick stop to eat before or after Joffrey Ballet! Have run into the artistic team before the performance there!

Thank Il60076
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

I only had the soup which was very good (homemade, I think). Nothing much else took my fancy, which wasn’t their fault. Good coffee.

Thank MuddyBath
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May 3, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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