Opened in 1963, Astor Club was a replica, in both looks and cuisine, of the famous Parisian restaurant, which still operates in Paris today. Astor Club celebrates the opulence of Art Nouveau. Astor Club was once the only 5-star restaurant in Chicago. The award-winning restaurant was ranked among the top six gourmet restaurants in the country by Life Magazine. It brought haute cuisine to the city and attracted a dedicated following of Chicago's high-society.*
From "Some Like It Haute" by Don Rose, March 19th 1982.