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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
Website
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Good place for lunch when you go to see great srt

This is a nice casual place to eat when you visit art institute. The food is tasty. Especially the margarita shortbread and interestingly the vegetarian burger was superb (5 of us ordered it and loved it). Service is fine. Coffee is unusually good for Chicago. You can't book and if you can on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Niv T
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a great place to sit, relax and recharge before diving back in for more art. Food and presentation was good. I think we would have had a wonderful view of the lake but it was cloudy and rainy.

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I took my wife there today during our visit to the Irish exhibit. She could not have been happier; great service, loved the space, high quality flatware. There was not a negative comment about anything we ate or experienced. This is exceptional for a lunch with my wife. We will return to enjoy another lunch here soon!

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a nice casual place to eat when you visit art institute. The food is tasty. Especially the margarita shortbread and interestingly the vegetarian burger was superb (5 of us ordered it and loved it). Service is fine. Coffee is unusually good for Chicago. You can't book and if you can on a nice day to sit at outside... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a great lunch spot! The bread with Olive oil drizzled that is at your table when you sit down is out of this world! We shared a flat bread (the fig and prosciutto) and the Bibb lettuce salad. Both were sized for sharing 2 ways. Service was stellar. Great spot to go after seeing the Millennium park sights.

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Stockholm Sweden
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161 reviews 161 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a great place this is. Top floor of the art museum. Open, airy, minimalist, very bright and generally a very nice place to step into. A very bright, white decorated dining room. Modern italian with a twist. Very good service. A lunch here when in Chicago is a very good play.

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Finger Lakes, New York
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131 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

In the last year or so we have made it a habit to eat our lunch in a major museum's cafe or restaurant. On our most recent visit to the Chicago Art Institute, we did the same. Lunch at Terzo Piano. Entering the restaurant it reminded us of the Tate Modern in London. No views of the River Thames and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Even if that doesn't make any sense, you get my drift, right? No, not Third Piano - Third Floor offering a Strong Restaurant. Ok, I tried. Anyhow...Great food? Check. Great beer selection? Check. Great ambiance? Check. Great location? How does world class sound? At the top of the Art Institute adjacent to Millenium Park. Boom! I have eaten at Terzo... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

At the third floor of the Art Istitute of Chicago a magnificent view and nothing more. Anonimous food and cold atmosphere

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife had lunch there and I don't regret the decision. Let me start with the restaurant space. It is a bit too big and overwhelming. I'm pretty sure they will do something about that in the future. Now let's go to the important stuff, the food. Starting with the appetizer. The calamari was perfect and its breading... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After touring the Art Institute for several hours, it was time to refuel! Having never been to Terzo Piano before, I was pleasantly surprised by the decor and views. The restaurant is an elegantly all white, minimalistic, modern space. There isn't a bad seat in the restaurant, as there are windows on all but one side of the restaurant. You... 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, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
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.