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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
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Ranked #123 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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88% Recommend
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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There's no need to restate all the positive comments about this museum; they are all true. I, personally, was stunned by the extent of this museum and it's true that it rivals the Met in NYC. All the exhibits were extremely well curated and overall I was pleased by the diversity of the collections so there's something for everyone's taste... More

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Chestnut Hill
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We saw a very focussed Rene Magritte exhibition, which ended in 1938.It was fine installation with good explication on the wall labels. After that we roamed through the superb collection of American paintings and decorative Arts of the 18th-20th century. If you go to only one museum in Chicago, this should be the one. Seurat's Sunday afternoon on the Grand... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate lunch at the Cafe after a visit to the fabulous Art Institute of Chicago. Don't be fooled though; this is definitely nothing like the cafeteria experience most of us are used to. Nicely laid out food stations - hot entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads, Mexican food and more - are manned by courteous personnel who help you assemble your... More

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The pointillism grand daddy, "Sunday on La Grand Jette", a painting that changed the way the world thinks, is here. You will be surprised how large it is, yet simple, like an anthem or poem. Do not miss the Tiffany windows. People from the midwest, like myself, when outsiders laugh at where I am from (Milwaukee, Chicago, Racine, kenosha), we... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Food that is excellent both in appearance and in taste. A treat to the palate and an elegant experience right at the art museum. The prices are a bit high but well worth it.

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Hancock, New Hampshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
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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