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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
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Ranked #216 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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87% Recommend
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Hancock, New Hampshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are here after spending the morning at the museum. The selections are vast. There is something for everyone. It was somewhat expensive though. We sat outside and it was a beautiful day by the fountain. Lovely area for lunch.

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent the day at the Art Institute and had lunch there. The food was very good and the staff was very nice. We ate on the patio which was very pleasant. They also had locally brewed Goose Island beer.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We decided to try Terzo Piano since we were told that this restaurant was quieter and a little bit more formal that the other two. We had a very nice sweet server, and the grilled brie sandwich and arugula salad we ordered and shared were EXCELLENT! It was definitely worth going out of the way to find the restaurant because... More

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Toshima, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The institute shows several kind of museums. From ancient to modern arts. People who really interest in these kind of things are very recommended. Moreover, it free on thursday 5-8pm. You can save $23

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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is the place to eat if you're worried about your safety versus your stomach. Otherwise avoid. Production level food is not for me

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. One of the best museums in the world. Incredible and broad collection of art and artifacts. Allow an entire day to visit!

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Monroe, MI
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful impressionist collection. We only had 2-hours so we focused on impressionist paintings and the American art collections. Well worth the visit, but deserved at least a half day. I opted to purchase a single membership which allows 1-guest entrance; entrance fee is $23/person vs the membership for $81 (over 100 miles). So a bit more but always good to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I am not an art lover, but I love history and imagination. This art museum inspires me to imagine I am back in time and to see 1000 year old artifacts up close. The cafe is really nice to , it's a bit pricey but not out of reach. Remember this museum is ever changing so you may not see... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The unmatchable collections at the Art Institute might make you a bit hungry. Luckily the restaurant on the premises is a perfect stop for a quick coffee or full lunch. The venue is obviously breathtaking and I was pleasantly surprised by the bang for your buck at lunch time in the cafe.

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pompano beach florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

WE are museum snobs. Do them all, with a critical eye. Had not returned to the CAI since the new addition was completed. Starved @ three pm, found the restaurant only about 25% full. The three in our party ordered totally divergent items and oogled at the great stuff served up. Did not know the "Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity" exhibit... More

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