Perched on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago, Sophie's offers sweeping views of Michigan Avenue. A dedicated express elevator provides easy access to the 7th floor where the men's store, The Fifth Avenue Man, effortlessly transitions to the bar and café lounge of Sophie's. Within the dining room, a rippling Lasvit glass wall separates private dining while maintaining visibility of the Magnificent Mile. The excitement of the kitchen can be observed through linen glass windows.
Sophie’s is available for distinctive private functions from business
meetings and charity events to intimate weddings. We can accommodate 80
seated and 100 for standing receptions. Our private dining room can
accommodate 14 seated and 20 for standing receptions. Please contact
Chris.Dunstatter@centerplate.com or call 312.525.3400 for information and booking
for your next event.
Chef Brian hails from the great state of Massachusetts and has been cooking professionally for over 30 years. He was born in the small commercial fishing port city of Gloucester; it was here that his culinary adventure began. He then moved to the “big little city” of Boston where he fell in love with the French style and technique of cooking prevalent all over the world to this day. Working in top notch restaurants such as the iconic “Maison Robert” among others, he learned all he could to round out his education building a strong knowledge base and a broad and ever growing repertoire; from Saucier to Sous Chef to his first Executive chef position where he had the distinct honor of cooking for the famous Julia Child on several occasions much to the satisfaction of her and her guests; Julia even mentioned “Eat” as one of her favorite spots for food in the Boston area in an inflight magazine. “your lobster bisque couldn’t have been any better” is a direct quote from Julia to Chef Brian that he will never forget. The fact that a kitchen magnet bearing the name of Chef Brian’s first executive chef position resides in Julia’s kitchen at the Smithsonian is pretty cool too. From Boston, Brian moved to our fare city of Chicago and fell in love all over again and after his tenor at Café Bernard he opened his own restaurant “Cotes du Rhone” in 2007 which fast became beloved by many.