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Art Institute of Chicago

#125 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be on your list of places to visit if you're in Chicago. I like art, I don't know a lot about it but I like it and I would still say you have to come here. Such a huge collection of impressionists, the best in the world, some great and iconic artists here, Damien hirst, pollock, Miro,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't experienced the Art Institute for several years but we took our friend who is a docent at the Denver Art Mueseum. The Chagall stained glass wall is always my favorite and always takes my breath away. The different types of Art on display is amazing. Truly something for everyone's taste. We had a lovely lunch in the restaurant.... More 

Thank journeY34109
Burbank, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old cafe is same ol same ol coffee shop type food but new one is good alot of different type foods with a view and great service

Thank sandyoo2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum holds some of the most famous pieces of art! I saw American Gothic here, some Picassos, works by Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Rothko, among many, many other great works. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank Coolcat46
Honolulu, Hawaii
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146 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to dine here while taking a break during our visit to the museum. We were expecting to pay high prices for our meals but were pleasantly surprised the prices were decent. They offer a good selection of healthy food, both cold and hot. Sandwich and salad selections were good along with several hot meals. Wait time was fairly short... More 

Thank Liz T
Taos, New Mexico
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lower level restaurant had a good selection of salads, soups, sandwiches. Coffees and wine, too. Sit outside in garden with fountain.

Thank elizabeth123452014
Marikina, Philippines
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I shared a salmon, mixed vegetables, and purple cabbage entree ($16), with asparagus soup ($5) and sliced fruit (half salad) ($8). The salmon is our personal favorite, and has been consistently excellent. The mixed vegetables of eggplant, broccoli, and zucchini was very salty today, a bit of a disappointment that we didn't finished everything. The purple cabbage... More 

Thank Grace S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

Thank susan T
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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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 Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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.