You’ll be lured in to this diner by the bright vintage sign, the novelty of eating in the Fine Arts Building and the cute art-school servers. Inside, you’ll find a restaurant as old-school as Doug E. Fresh, complete with a bakery case full of pie. But skip those trucked-in desserts: The best bets here are the no-frills breakfast of eggs and bacon; a generous grilled cheese on thick multigrain with hot, Parmesan-sprinkled chips; and a seat on the sidewalk patio.
|Venue name:||Artists Café||Contact:|
412 S Michigan Ave
|Cross street:||between Van Buren St and Congress Pkwy|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast, lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams, Red to Jackson (Red). Bus: 1, 3, 4, 7, 14.|
|Price:||Average main course: $9|
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A quieter and affordable restaurant on Michigan with a great view of Congress Ave. in Grant Park.
I went here because I didn't want to spend a lot of money and just wanted a standard menu. That is exactly what I got at Artist's cafe. My wife and I had a Reuben and Monte Cristo sandwich and they were good but did not go above and beyond. The shoe string fries were the highlight and I'd eat here as a regular just for those.
I recommend Artist's Cafe if you don't want to get gouged for standard food like the restaurants further North on Michigan. There also isn't a ton of foot traffic here either. You can see the park and have a conversation without yelling.