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Artist's Cafe

) #1,100 of 7,846 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American, Cafe
412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
+1 312-939-7855
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
412 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1301
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok outdoor seating, but 10 bucks for a banana and a scoop of yoghurt served by a waitress that looked and responded like she was on drugs, topped off by an absolutely filthy restroom. We won't be back!

Thank LeeDenmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is lovely, specially on a warm day, outside seating was so pleasant! Food is ok, not much, and prices are high (probably because of the location). Bagel with cream cheese was $4.45, greek eggs (with feta, tomatos and hash browns) was $12, fresh...More

Thank ana carolina f
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My partner and I decided on a nearby place for breakfast and this place was recommended by a friend. We were promptly seated and the waitress was very friendly. I and the pancakes and bacon and my partner had the eggs and hash browns. I...More

Thank Allen G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Homemade corned beef hash. Always a good test for a restaurant. Made fresh. Very good. Great service.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a typical Chicago Greek Owned diner. They have all the classics and they ALL taste good! Weird thing to know they take AMEX or cash nothing else.

Thank Danbp1
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The food is a great way to start your morning. But make sure you let them seat you especially outside. The reason for the 4 rating is when we walked up no one was there to seat us so we sat ourselves. Then they ignored...More

Thank Perrysburg68
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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
USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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