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Terzo Piano

$$ - $$$
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 - 15:00
Closed now
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Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fourth visit--still a great spot for lunch. We often make this our first stop in Chicago if we arrive early in the day. The view is unmatched, and we love the calm atmosphere and what seems to be a very "local" crowd. I've not tried a wide range of items on the menu, but the burgers, small plates and wine... More 

Thank Thomas U
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here before our visit to the Art Institute and almost spent the whole afternoon there. It is a lovely space with broad Windows overlooking the park. The menu had everything for a light lunch and a full bar.

Thank 55Mako75
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232 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Museums are getting better in the food department and this is one of the really good one. Nice atmosphere; good food, not outrageously prices. A nice break from a long day in the museum. Reservations advised.

Thank Mike G
Chicago, Illinois
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was here this week for lunch with an out of town guest. I was hoping we would have a sweeping view of Millennium Park but one view was west looking at railroad tracks and the other view, east, was LSD and the roof top or maybe an outside patio? The room itself is very large and when we were... More 

Thank phaera
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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