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Terzo Piano

159 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
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Ranked #771 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Michigan Ave
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73% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were visiting Chicago in mid-July for my birthday, and I had my heart set on a meal on a patio for lunch. Since it ended up raining and we were going to continue on with the museum after lunch, we "settled" for Terzo Piano and ended up having a lovely, unique Chicago experience after all. My... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's appropriate that this restaurant in the world famous Art Institute provides so many treats for the eye as well as delightful food. Look at the food, the other customers, fun groups discussing art, posing as art-sensitive, families, and the sights through the floor to ceiling windows. And you can try to cook the delights you eat from the chef's... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Atop the newer Modern Wing of the great Art Institute is this nicer lunch option (and one night per week to coincide with the museum's later night). A very large and long white room has windows along the side that faces the skyline, so some nicer views. The food isn't cheap, though not outrageous, but, after dining four times, I... More

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You will want to spend some time here for a relaxing lunch. The atmosphere is soothing with a modern white décor, lots of windows for a bright happy feel. The menu very interesting. Enjoyed wonderful eggplant fries, superb pureed carrot soup and special Italian made soda. Price is expensive but worth the environment. Service was slow considering that there were... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a leisurely lunch and enjoyed the view. Come for that and you won't be disappointed. The menu reads like a foodie dream but the dishes come out very average. The exception is the eggplant fries- unique and delicious but eat them while hot because they get soggy as they cool. The sausage fennel mushroom pizza was bland and... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped at the art museum in Chicago for lunch. The food is unique, artistic, and tasty, if not a bit pricey. (We had actually been looking for the cafeteria in the museum, but you apparently need to pay to get in to the museum first. The restaurant is in the new building around the southeast side of the museum.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A lovely terrace location on top of one of the world's great art museums with a knock-out view of Millennium Park -- that is an unbeatable combination. Four of us were there for Sunday brunch on a lovely day. The awning keeps it from getting too scorchy while enjoying the fresh air and the view of the bandshell. (I chose... More

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209 reviews 209 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is the Art Institute restaurant you can access without going into the museum(although of course you will want to do that). Open air area on a large patio looking North over the buildings lining Milleneium Park. A great place for a light lunch - we shared bowls of olives (all shape , sizes and varieties), pickles, eggplant fries to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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207 reviews 207 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Six colleagues and I enjoyed lunch at this restaurant in the Art Institute of Chicago building. The service was a bit slow, but the food was tasty and the portions quite large (the flatbread pizza can easily serve two and the salads are a full meal). The day we were there a celebrity cook book author was in residence with... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

here with friends....loved the location and modern minimalist atmosphere....staff nice....food was overpriced and only ok (nice descriptions in menu but did not live up in taste or presentation); one eater wanted slice of tomato on her sandwich and they stated "we don't have a tomato"; you'll enjoy the time as you come with family/friends in nice atmosphere....come for drink/dessert/app....don't spend... More

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