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Art Institute of Chicago

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111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
312-443-3530
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
World class museum close to home

World class, always changing. I love that I can see new things every time I visit. Interacted with 5 different staff members, and all were incredibly friendly and helpful. Choose what you want to see because you can't see it all in one visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Illinois
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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

World class, always changing. I love that I can see new things every time I visit. Interacted with 5 different staff members, and all were incredibly friendly and helpful. Choose what you want to see because you can't see it all in one visit.

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San Diego
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely restaurant, creative delicious cuisine, very quiet and very light on the top floor surrounded with windows. Perfect place to talk for a few hours and enjoy a deliciious meal.

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Republic, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We spent a couple of hours perusing the museum and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were admiring theBuddha when a spunky staff member came to us and offered to take our photo. She had us pose in different positions right in front of Buddha. It had us giggling for hours. Also the staff was helpful and informed. Much appreciated.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Museums aren't often my thing when I travel, I tend to prefer larger spaces or wandering the city itself, but the Art Institute of Chicago is pretty phenomenal. You can do a little bite of it for just an hour or easily spend a couple of hours. The rooms are all reasonably sized and the docents manage the people and... More 

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Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Strolling through beautiful, priceless works of art will leave you feeling in awe! The little cafeteria areas are okay. Overpriced but expected. Would be a perfect first date.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-443-3530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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