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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 - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Excellent Break from Museum Exhibit Concentration

I like the open, airy feel of the restaurant and option to eat outdoors if you like. Excellent overlooking views of the Michigan Ave. architecture, or if outside, some of Millennium Park. We enjoyed a beet salad, flat bread pizza, pasta with eggplant and sauce, and a kind of pound cake with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Steve O
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Half Moon Bay, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Art Institute of Chicago, which is fantastic by the way, and decided to stay and have dinner at Terzo Piano. We were underwhelmed. The menu Is limited and while the food we ordered (eggplant flatbed) was tasty, the menu left a lot to be desired. We would have preferred a more well rounded menu.... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Spent the day in the museum and decided to have dinner at the museum restaurant afterwards...we were disappointed by the limited "tapas" menu.... We ordered an eggplant flatbread and it was delicious. But we were really looking forward to a nice dinner. So check out the menu before you plan to eat here!

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Scotia, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

ChiChi Chicago. Elegant fresh food, artistically prepared, combined with unexpected flavors and textures. Views of the city from a white room where the waitstaff, all dressed in black, are as colorful as the art downstairs. You can enter from the outside and go directly to the third floor or stop as a part of your visit to the finest art... More 

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Kitchener
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There are many spots to eat at the Art Institute of Chicago. Terzo Piano is the most upscale and is a wonderful break and refuge. The restaurant is in a separate section of the modern wing and is difficult to find -- ask a docent. However, once you step off the elevator and enter the space, you be glad you... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I like the open, airy feel of the restaurant and option to eat outdoors if you like. Excellent overlooking views of the Michigan Ave. architecture, or if outside, some of Millennium Park. We enjoyed a beet salad, flat bread pizza, pasta with eggplant and sauce, and a kind of pound cake with licorice ice cream and fruit. Only drawback is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the first time, while visiting the Art Institute (which you do not have to do, there is a separate entrance) where I have had the pleasure of eating outside. The menu was succinct, with enough items where there were three things I wanted to choose. I thoroughly enjoyed the Flatbread with cheese, arugula and figs. The burger also... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went for lunch during our visit to the museum. We were a bit disapointed that the menu was extremely limited and the food was average. So I would not expect anything special if you go but convenient as it is a place to eat within the museum. The price is also pretty high for what you get. Some improvement... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the service and the food. The menu wasn't extensive but I was curious about everything. The server recommended the chickpea burger with a sunnyside up egg on it. It came with piri piri sauce, which is spicy. He had it put on the side for me and my lunch was perfect. My... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took my dad here for Father's day for brunch. It is within the Art Institute and they say they have Valet parking, but we saw no evidence of this. We made a reservation for 10:30, right when they open, and they were serious about this and NOT friendly to us when we got there at 10:27 and were waiting... More 

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Additional Information about Terzo Piano

Address: 159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone Number: (312) 443-8650
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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.