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Terzo Piano

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Downtown / The Loop
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159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603 (Michigan Ave)
+1 312-443-8650
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a nice surprise compared to what you would expect to be institutional food. We shared an exquisite cheese tray complete with walnuts, green and purple grapes, a raspberry jelly and three different cheeses. We also had the quiche and the beet salad. Big open and airy, overlooking much of the city on one side and the rest... More 

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The Frozen North -- Please Help Us!
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great lunch to start my visit to Art Institute. A beautiful, grand room on a sunny day. An over-the-top good flatbread pizza with mushrooms, spinach and truffle oil. A delightful Vermentino white wine. An attentive server even though I dined alone. Treat yourself. Well done, Terzo Piano!

Thank KW_Cpl
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terzo Piano has something for the whole family, and has some very special views of the city. It's a nice place for a break while seeing great art.

Thank Julia S
Seattle, Washington
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late lunch at the Terzo Piano and it was delightful. We each had the Butternut Squash soup (among the best we had eaten) and then an entree (salad and half-sandwich) that was also very good.

Thank Terry H
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very excited to get a reservation for lunch yesterday. Loved the style of the restaurant but that was all. Here is why.... two drinks came first...then one more...then 10 minutes later the 4th. We asked for grated cheese 3 times...salt and pepper twice. Service was terrible. The sandwich person love hers. two had seafood pasta...really small portion and the clams... More 

Thank westford
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Dropped into the Art Institute’s café, Terzo Piano, for a quick lunch before moving on to the museum itself. Had lunch there one more time a few days later. It’s an exceptionally attractive space consisting of both indoor and outdoor areas done up in white carrying through on architect Renzo Piano’s white motif for the Institute itself. The café overlooks... More 

Thank ScottInIndia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It is located on level three of the art institute of Chicago which doesnot require you to visit the museum as it has a public access lift. The menu is limited but service and food quality was excellent! The Angus beef burger, vegetarian pasta and tomato basil soup was uplifting on a lazy sunny day with a few drops of... More 

Thank drmikewong
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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632 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Located on the third floor of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, this is a more complete restaurant. Respected chefs share the responsibility for the selection and quality of the food and the selection of beverages. The dining area is open, with high ceilings, modern and simple furniture, but comfortable. There is a full bar and a... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Geyserville, California
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My sister and I walked to lunch at the Art Institute, this was my first time, but she has been many times. The server was so so and just got progressively worse, three times I had to ask for water, then finally just held up my glass until someone came. This senecio happened 3 times, it was a warm day,... More 

Thank theWineMaven
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

While the food menu is relatively limited, the selections for our 4-top were all fresh and prepared to perfection. Salads stand out, as does the deconstructed tiramisu. Attentive wait staff despite the noontime rush. At no point during our meal was it anything but relaxing and lovely on the outside patio.

Thank Scott H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Michigan Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-443-8650

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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