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Terzo Piano

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159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603 (Michigan Ave)
(312) 443-8650
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A very pleasant break from touring the museum, eating good food in a quiet and pleasant dining room. I had the eggplant flatbread - it was very good but not for just one person - it's huge. The salads were a good bet 2 people had the salad with beef and my wife had one with peas and pea shoots.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Coronado, California
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great lunch here while visiting the museum. The food was tasty and the ingredients seem very fresh - farm to table. I went with my gf and we split a salad and flatbread. Both were great. The salad was particularly good - it was made of pea tendrils, which I've never had before. I would go back to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food is always delicious in this large room, which can appear stark but grows more welcoming as one looks around. Pastas and salads are especially good. And the view from the sculpture terrace is fantastic.

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Coronado, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A very pleasant break from touring the museum, eating good food in a quiet and pleasant dining room. I had the eggplant flatbread - it was very good but not for just one person - it's huge. The salads were a good bet 2 people had the salad with beef and my wife had one with peas and pea shoots.... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great place to have lunch as you devote an all-day visit to the Art Institute. The food was very good (the lamb sausage flatbread was fantastic accompanied by a Peach Bellini!), and the waiter attentive without being intrusive. The expansive window views were great, but the indoor dining was in a cold, austere, sparsely furnished, all-white room. Probably very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is both indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoors was full, so we sat indoors and it was very relaxing. The menu is nice (somewhat expensive). I recommend the flatbread - similar to a pizza, but better. I have had two of their salads and was not impressed.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Unbeatable views and good cuisine. Correctly sized portions and menu. Would come back every time wen in Chicago. Egglpant fries with tzatziki are to die for.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family and I have had good to great dining experiences at restaurants located in museums in SF and NY. While it pains me to write this review, a good business should pay attention to customer feedback to make certain changes. Pros: good iced tea, waiter did a good job. Cons: my wife ordered salmon, which had been beautifully pictured... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After the long tour of the Art Institute,Lurie gardens and the Cloud gate we entered this lovely restaurant.Great ambience artistically illuminated,sprawling space,courteous and friendly hostess make this restaurant a special one.Choice of wines and beers a plenty. Being vegetarians our options were not many.All the same we had a nice green salad,cheese pizza,pasta for the kids.The food was tasty and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was a little unsure at first as it was in the art institute, but as soon as I got there I realized they took this seriously! What an amazing lunch! My son had the burger, amazing! I had the Chicken Milanese, great! Get the olives and pickles as appetizers! My wife has many dietary restrictions and they said no... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Pros Ambience, convenience Cons Way overpriced for quality. Took 30 minutes to get food after ordered. Entree salad ($17) consisted of lettuce, two strip of bacon, scant amount of cheese and a handful of peas. Absolutely pitiful. Pasta, burger and flatbread ordered by others in the party. Very basic fare, nothing special. Disappointing overall. No salt and pepper on table... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 443-8650

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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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.