Artists' Restaurant

(312) 939-7855

412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions   60605

41.876525 -87.624585

 
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More Categories: American Express, Global, Food & Dining, Lunch Spot, Theater District Dining, Traditional American, Breakfast, $$, Outdoor Dining, Late Night Dining, Historic Setting, Diners

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over a year ago

I love the variety of menu items!!!! They have wonderful salads and sandwiches. It is a great atmosphere for having lunch with the girls!!! The service is always great!!!

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over a year ago

We came for breakfast and it was a beautiful day to look out at Grant Park. The waitress was nice and food arrived quickly

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over a year ago

The twentysomething waitress serving the outdoor cafe at the Artists' Restaurant (or Artists' Cafe, as it is popularly known) wears an outfit suitable for a workout - shorts and a loose black t-shirt. And work out she does, moving fast between bar, kitchen counter and her outdoor domain, kicking the door open, schlepping plates and glasses, bending down to reach for some papers a guest dropped on the floor. About to pick up a platter laden with hamburger and french fries, she stops and addresses the guy in the kitchen: "That's cold. I won't serve this." A new platter is made while she rushes back out. It's a warm afternoon; almost all the outdoor tables are occupied. Owner Irene reigns behind the cash register, conversing with the customers ("Have you had a nice lunch?"), and allowing some of the waitresses, at one point, to gather around a guest who is a singer. The cafe sees its share of celebrities; one employee names Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jim Belushi as two who have graced the premises.

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over a year ago

The food was pretty good. I saw the grilled cheese sandwich highly recommended, so I ordered that, despite the fact that normally I would never have ordered a grilled cheese at a restaurant. It didn't disappoint.

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over a year ago

We had a pleasant lunch here. The inside is such a throwback to a 50s dining restaurant. Loved it. Food was good - I had a club called some British aristocratic name: Wellington? Huntington? Anyways...it was tasty. My bf had a similar sandwich on a croissant, which he said was also good. They have an impressive drink menu, and the dessert selection was pretty awesome.

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over a year ago

Again, amazing great times at this Cafe back in the 90's ate here a LOT after school at the Art Institute. Updating review soon....

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over a year ago

I was in town for a Conference at the Hilton, just down the street, and a friend and I walked here for dinner. The menu is an interesting mix of ethnic and American foods. I had the Greek grilled cheese sandwich, which was feta cheese, tomatoes and red onions on pita bread. It was good and reasonably priced

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over a year ago

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.

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over a year ago

Open since 1961, the Artists' Restaurant is a Fine Arts Building tradition. Makris and her sister (and co-owner) Angela have worked there the longest; their employees include students as well as waitresses who have been with them for decades.

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over a year ago

Good Place to Dine with – This is the place with a good taste of food. The ambiance is cool, the service is fast and the servers were friendly and overall all it was great.

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