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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
312-443-3530
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I can see how the Art Institute of Chicago beat out all other attractions for the number 1 spot. To properly devote the time required for each gallery will require more than a couple days. But don't let that deter you from visiting, it actually turns out to be a good thing because you're left wanting more and not feeling... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

In past visits to museums in the US and abroad, I found the museums' restaurant/cafeteria food to always be overpriced and underwhelming. That's not the case at the Cafe at the Art Institute of Chicago. Follow the signs (and ask the guards for directions) downstairs and you will find a lovely spot with a great assortment of food. You can... More 

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Marshall, MIchigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the selection of healthy options. And nothing is too expensive. My husband and I shared a sandwich and salad and enjoyed both tremendously!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I live in Minnesota and have been to Chicago 3 times this year and have made sure to visit and eat at the Art Institute every time. Were there in December and loved seeing the holiday wreaths around the big lions! I still feel like I have not seen all that I would like to in the Art Institute and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We only had coffee, but it was $25 for five very small coffees. Much better to walk out the door and up the street to Peet's or Starbucks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went to this on a random trip to Chicago and really enjoyed it. Even if you are not into art there is so much to see that you will still be able to enjoy a trip here. We spent a few hours here and saw so many interesting pieces of art and history. This is a great place to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Go often, you'll never get bored. They have works from old masters and upcoming artists alike, and their exhibits are wonderful explorations of artists or themes that deliver every time.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Much to see - an eclectic and diverse collection sure to satisfy everyones taste. European masters, modern classics, a wonderful way to spend the day!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Art Institute is by far the best museum in the U.S. It's not overly large so you can take it all in. The collection of Impressionist art is extensive and outstanding! The miniature rooms in the lower level are perfection. A well balanced permanent collection and exciting special exhibits.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Food: Pricey but interesting, varied, different, and tasty. Expect to pay $7.00 for half a sandwich. Crowds: Horrible, messy, and noisy--avoid this place on a weekend lunch break. Service: You carry your own tray and you dump your own tray. This place is heavily policed by staff to direct crowds. Members' Lounge: Staff was rude and the drink selection was... More 

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Additional Information about Art Institute of Chicago

Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Phone Number: 312-443-3530
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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