Chopped fresh plum tomatoes, basil, Genoa salami, Parmesan cheese, Kalamata olives, cracked pepper on crispy garlic seasoned bread. drizzled with white balsamic vinegar & olive oil.
Without Genoa Salami$6.95
Hot Bavarian Pretzel
Served with spicy dijon aioli and Cheddar Fondue.
Pesto, Kalamata Olives and Feta cheese.
Hot Chicken Wings
Served with a zesty BBQ sauce.
Served with honey mustard.
Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crabcakes
Served with lime wedges, crackers and Remoulade sauce.
Feta cheese, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and pita bread. Served with Mediterranean dressing, hummus and tzatziki sauce.
Served with hot and savory Marinara Sauce.
A blend of chickpeas and spices served with pita bread, hummus, olives, and tzatziki sauce.
Our House Dressing a succulent combination of herbs, virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Romaine leaf topped with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, focaccia bread, Kalamata olives and fresh basil. Drizzled with sea salt, cracked pepper and virgin olive oil.
Crisp garden greens topped with chopped seasoned chicken breast, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, black olives & cheddar cheese. Served with our luscious house dressing.
Rocket & Pears
Arugula leaves with pears laced with hazelnut lemon vinaigrette dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese, sea salt and pepper. Served with a warm dinner rol.
The Classic Caesar
crisp romaine lettuce laced with a creamy caesar dressing topped with croutons, parmesan cheese and cracked pepper. served with garlic bread (Anchovies upon request)
Add Chicken or Tuna
Garden greens topped with green pepper, onion, tomato, cucumber, feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Laced with our house dressing. Served with pita bread. (Anchovies upon request).
Garden greens, tomato, green pepper and cucumber. served with our house dressing and crackers.
All of our sandwiches are served with fries except where noted.
Sliced breast of turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato on white toast, pickle. (Mayo upon request).
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Fried green tomatoes, thick cut bacon, mixed greens and remoulade sauce on toasted sour dough bread.
Chicago Beef Steak
Sizzled steak, grilled onions, mushrooms, green peppers and Mozzarella cheese. Served on crusty crispy bread.
Breast of chicken sauteed with white wine and herbs. Served on panini bread with garden greens and seasoned thick-jacket potatoes.
Manhattan Grilled Steak
New York steak is grilled on seasoned arugula with lime-oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and topped with blue cheese. Served on crusty bread with seasoned potatoes.
Charlie the Tuna
White Albacore tuna salad laced with our chef's delicate dressing on toasted grain bread. Served with Parmesan hot chips and pickle.
Thin shaved ground lamb and beef, slowly spun on the spit. Served on pita bread, topped with onion, tomato and our creamy tzatziki sauce. Served with feta cheese, olives and Special potatoes.
Lean corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, quick grilled on rye bread with thousand island dressing.
Ham and Swiss Cheese on hot crispy holly bread in special egg batter. Served with basil truffle oil fries and lingonberries.
Pierre's Tuna Volcano
A croissant stuffed with white tuna salad, mushrooms and cheddar cheese. Served sizzling.
Jumbo hot dog topped with relish, tomato and onion on a bun with pickle and hot sport peppers.
Seasoned breast of chicken, red Onions, tzatziki sauce, tomato, parsley, on toasted pita. Served with special potatoes.
Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork
Topped with vinegar slaw, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, on a special bun with seasoned fries.
Cabana Chicken Salad
Chunky white chicken salad served with our chef's delicate dressing, lettuce and tomato on pita bread. Served with Parmesan hot chips and pickle.
Continental Grilled Cheese
Swiss, American and Mozzarella cheese, quick grilled to perfection with green tomato and fresh basil on tasty grain bread. Served with hot chips laced with Parmesan cheese, pepper, sea salt and olive oil.
Our burgers are ground sirloin patties. Served with crispy lettuce, tomato and pickle. All our Burgers are served with fries except where noted.
All American Cheese Burger
Choice of American, Swiss, Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese.
The Big Bang Burger
American cheese, bacon, mushrooms, black olives, tomato and onion rings.
Burger, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce on fresh focaccia. Served with our thick jacket potatoes, sprinkled with oregano, Parmesan and laced with olive oil.
Creamy blue Cheese melted with Crisp bacon.
All veggie patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper on grain toast. Served with our special rice, hummus and tzatziki sauce.
Pasta topped with meatballs, marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, cracked black pepper. served with Garlic bread.
Add Meatballs or Chicken$16.95
Steamed vegetables and cashews laced in a lite curry-herbal vegetable broth on special rice with yogurt sauce, hummus and pita bread.
Cheese ravioli topped with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper. Served with focaccia bread.
Grilled Boneless Rib Eye Steak
Topped with grilled onions and mushrooms. Served with seasoned steamed spinach and garlic bread.
Breast of chicken seasoned with olive oil, lemon, garlic and fine herbs on pita bread topped with Feta cheese, spinach and tomatoes. Served with Kalamata olives, tzatziki sauce, and our special rice.
Fusilli Al Telefono
Tender Spring-shaped pasta, fresh tomatoes, basil and pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese
Sauteed chicken breast and potatoes loaded with garlic, lemon, rosemary and white wine. Served with garlic bread
Topped with tomato, basil, relish and sauteed spinach.
Yaya's Spanakopita (spinach pie)
Spinach, Feta cheese, herbs, eggs and onion wrapped in Filo. Served with our special rice, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and tzatziki sauce.
Tagliata Di Pollo
Sliced butterflied breast of chicken off the grill, served on a bed of garden greens topped with diced fresh tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and fine herbs.
Fried crispy and golden brown.
seasoned and served to perfection.
Served with Marinara Sauce, Parmesan cheese and garlic bread.
French Onion Rings
Topped with Parmesan cheese.
Mac N' Cheese
Creamy and delicious. Just like Mom used to make.
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.
Cold Cows Milk
Coffee / Decaffeinated Coffee
Variety of Herbal Teas, Tea Pot
Steamed Hot Chocolate
With whipped cream and vanilla wafer.
Café au Lait
Premium vanilla soft serve, chocolate syrup christened with a nut medley. Grand Marnier, maraschino cherry and whipped cream, served with a French barquillo wafer.
A la Mode Extra
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Go Bananas! Extra terrestrial treat; soft serve, fresh bananas, your favorite topping, whipped cream, chocolate jimmies, sprinkled nuts and a cherry.
With Hot Fudge$7.95
Sundaes or Ice Cream Sodas
Soft serve crowned with your favorite topping, sprinkles, nuts, smothered with whipped cream and a cherry.
The The original Artists Café has been at the cornerstone of the Fine Arts building since 1961 and is a family-owned and operated restaurant. It has been serving the greater Chicagoland area for four generations. The selection of food will please any palate and the prices are reasonable. The owners took the best of an old Chicago building and by incorporating their own personalities, turned the restaurant into a favored gathering place for many local and international celebrities such as Balanchine, Baryshnikov, Gerald Arpino, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Studs Terkel, Joe Mantegna, Jean Claude Van Damme, Cisley Tyson, Billy Zane, John Kapellos, Blythe Danner, Jean Reno, Lauren Hutton, John Cusack, Jim Belushi and many others who might surprise.