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Art Institute of Chicago

#128 of 7,473 Restaurants in Chicago
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Downtown / The Loop
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111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Since February, 2016, I've been to the Art Institute six times. Each visit has offered something new. From the permanent collection to the special exhibits to the lectures and concerts, there is something for everyone who appreciates art

Thank Jacqueline V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

outstanding french impressionism collection, beautiful contemporary addition, cutting edge rotating shows.

Thank susan T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During my two week visit to Chicago, I dined four times at the stylish 'Terzo Piano' restaurant which is situated on the third floor of The spectacular Art Institute. I must add that you can dine here without visiting the museum, there is an entrance to the restaurant via a very nice walkway from Millenium Park. The food is beautifully... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to many museums worldwide, but this truly encyclopedic museum surpasses them all. There is a special event every day of the week. The current special exhibits are "After the Fall - Art of the '30s", "Vanishing Beauty"(Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects), & photography of Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison. The remainder of the museum: galleries numbered chronologically,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most beautiful museums I have ever visited. Their collection of impressionist paintings is comprehensive and beautiful, as is the american art, and contemporary art. I'll visit every time I'm in Chicago.

Thank Bridget K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday I spent a day being visually overwhelmed by the incredible collection of masterpieces of the incredible period between 1870 and 1910 painted by the Impression artists. If you study this period of art, this is a must visit. You could easily spend days here. Unfortunately I only had hours to visit and missed the great modern art galleries.

Thank Jennifer Z
Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

What better way to top off a day strolling among the works of art than to enjoy the culinary arts along with viniculture? Rhetorical questions, who needs them? Go to Terra Piano with a friend, eat drink, and be merry. Then quote Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened."

Thank economissed
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Comfortable environment to take a necessary break in the day and digest the art as well as renew and refuel. It dows not disappoint!

Thank jesseMN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum, great staff, inspiring works everywhere. Amazing to see Seurat's Sunday in the flesh finally. Hard to leave, because it took ages to find the Michigan Avenue exit! Great museum shop

Thank Jedisson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous and the cafes are just as good. Don't be derailed by the ease of the museum layouts. There are treasure in every room, and each takes a fair amount of time.

Thank nancylou1943

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-443-3530

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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.