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Brunch

The Sofitel has a ‘70s-glam dining room, a chef in Greg Biggers who trained under Nobu Matsuhisa, and does gorgeous plates of chic dots and squiggles. It also has a star pastry chef and baker in Leigh Omilinsky (which ensures that breakfast is as much of a dazzler as dinner) and the city’s only in-house charcuterie, pickling, and cheese-making program. So why don’t you see it on more best-of-fine-dining lists? Beats us, but it’s the kind of sophisticated night out that reminds you why you live in a big city.

Chicago

Café des Architectes

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The Sofitel has a ‘70s-glam dining room, a chef in Greg Biggers who trained under Nobu Matsuhisa, and does gorgeous plates of chic dots and squiggles. It also has a star pastry chef and baker in Leigh Omilinsky (which ensures that breakfast is as much of a dazzler as dinner) and the city’s only in-house charcuterie, pickling, and cheese-making program. So why don’t you see it on more best-of-fine-dining lists? Beats us, but it’s the kind of sophisticated night out that reminds you why you live in a big city.