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Terzo Piano

159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-8650
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (120 reviews)
“flatbread” (47 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best Valentine's Day restaurant ever! It began with a personal welcome. They walked us to our table and all of the napkins for folded like roses. All of the tables had a special rose on them and they let us take it...More

Thank Amypea33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So delicious. I started with a wonderful glass of Rose and moved on to the bread listed in the appetizer section. This was so delicious. Olive focaccia and an herb focaccia bread with bread sticks that are out of this world. The citrus and fennel...More

Thank tripmaria00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the art institute can take a long time, so if you will like to stop for a nice meal and then reenter to the museum this will be perfect. The food and the ambient is so much better than the other restaurants at the...More

Thank MGabrie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the modern wing of the Chicago Art Institute and open to the public (no museum admission required), the restaurant is sunny and modern with a fresh mix of cuisines. It has a large, open floor plan, with a minimalist-elegant but comfortable feel. Beautiful...More

Thank egulyas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch after a stroll through the museum. Terzo Piano offers great food and drinks in a wonderful atmosphere. Food and service were outstanding on our recent visit . Try the burger.

Thank 347chicago2017
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This is the Chicago Art Institute’s fine dining restaurant. Though the menu is limited the food was fresh and delicious. The prices are a bit high but a nice place to take a break from the Art Institute’s crowds.

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Went there for a Sunday brunch before another visit to the Art Institute. The place is so nice, with great food (on the light side), great service and stunning view. The environment is just fantastic. Who would expect such place just at the back of...More

Thank Chun L
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Just stopped by to renew AIC membership...decided to get bite to eat. Great choice. Love the renovations. Half lemon chicken salad was wonderful. Staff attentive. Bar was great. Be back for full meal with guests next week.

Thank Michaela M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Either before or after a visit to the Art Institute, leave time for a rest stop or meal at Terzo Piano. The food is tasty, all sorts of drinks (tea, mixed drinks, wine) are available and the room is airy and spacious. Very relaxing place...More

Thank scott46
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Went with a group of folks. Several had the "Chicken Salad". It was large but not worth $20.00. One person had the "Beet Salad". It was tapas size. There is a 10% discount for Art Institute members.

Thank LenEvanston
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10 July 2015|
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Response from Faustodinapoli | Reviewed this property |
yes. Just enter through the modern wing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
    (Michigan Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-443-8650
  • E-mail
Located in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano is a must-stop for lunch, brunch, and after-work cocktails or dinner on Thursday evenings. The restaurant features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant Spiaggia. Chef di Cucina Carolina Diaz uses fresh, local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients to create seasonal lunch, dinner, and dessert menus with a Mediterranean flair. The menu is complemented by Cathy Mantuano’s wine list, featuring top American producers alongside Old World favorites. Terzo Piano is committed to serving local and regional organically grown produce and farm-raised meats and poultry. Everything produced in the kitchen is made from scratch—it’s part of how we offer guests the highest-quality, most flavorful meals every day.
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