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Terzo Piano

Downtown / The Loop
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159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603 (Michigan Ave)
(312) 443-8650
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the food menu is relatively limited, the selections for our 4-top were all fresh and prepared to perfection. Salads stand out, as does the deconstructed tiramisu. Attentive wait staff despite the noontime rush. At no point during our meal was it anything but relaxing and lovely on the outside patio.

Thank Scott H
Vero Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch while relishing in a gorgeous view of the city. Had a scrumptious salad, flatbread pizza, and wine, with awesome service, great presentation, and priced well. The restaurant's modern, upscale surroundings were basically all-white, which served to accent the dramatic historical downtown architectural landscape. The views reminded me of Shanghai's Bund district while the menu highlighted American... More 

Thank Dorothy4344
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually like this place. Well lit room. A little pricy, $18 salads. But the food was not up to par on this visit. A fried chicken salad had dried out chicken, also tasting like it had been cooked earlier in the day. An octopus salad with arugula looking so dis-arrayed that I thought it had been dropped on the... More 

Thank ellie1162016
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Chicago for a conference and luckily a friend of mine, who lives in Chicago introduced me to this spot. Nice to know you don't have to pay to be in the museum to go to the restaurant. It was a perfect day - sunny and not too warm so we sat outside and it was so lovely.... More 

Thank Lindsay L
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I had lunch at Terzo Piano recently. The setting is lovely, although it was a warm day and a little too warm under the awnings where we were seated. We both ordered the octopus salad. The octopus itself was delicious, however the bed of arugula it sat in was tremendously over salted. The service, though, was the... More 

Thank CAM515
Boulder, Colorado
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764 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking and walking through the museum it was such a treat to be able to sit down and recharge. Lovely lunch, none of us had any complaints, and the food was delicious. Even though it was at the end of their serving time,, they made no attempt to rush us. Very classy

Thank Miriahm D
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We received a warm welcome on a beautiful and simple terrace off a big open room. The view from the terrace was the Chicago skyline against a stunningly blue sky. The sun was blasting, but we were comfortably shaded under blinds, while still enjoying a breeze. We ordered the tomato and basil soup, which was tasty and light, and the... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Chicago, IL
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the special Bastille Day lunch-excellent corn chowder lobster bisque, little cod creamed casserole with rich pot de chocolate with berries for dessert. My friend's dessert was a uniquely tasting blueberry-lavender ice cream with crepe. The wait staff left much to be desired, given the restaurant's ambiance. When asked, "Please explain the menu items," our wait staff retorted curtly with,... More 

Thank Tramble
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Located in the modern wing of the Art Institute so very convenient if you are planning a visit. The atmosphere is bright, airy and modern. The food was good.

Thank D W
los angeles, CA
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Looks like an upscale restaurant. Everything is white until one sits down and noticed that the place is not well maintained. Floor is dirty. The white chair has spots on it. Service is ok but would be consider sub par for an upscale restaurant. Food is not bad. View is good only if u r seated at the window or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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

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  • 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.