Terzo Piano
Today 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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159 E Monroe St Chicago, IL 60603
159 East Monroe StreetUSIllinoisChicago60603
$$$RestaurantToday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMSaturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMSunday 10:30 AM – 3:00 PMMonday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMTuesday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMWednesday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMThursday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
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Light-filled restaurant & terrace in the Art Institute's Modern Wing, with sustainable Italian fare.- Google
"Good wine list, too; the entrées change often, but are reliably worthwhile."
"This is great place to have brunch on a summer morning."
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Hollina U
3 months ago
So happy that I checked this place out! Who knew there was such a gem in the middle of the Art Institute? The indoor part of the bar really reinforces the message that you're eating in the middle of a museum, but in a really cool way. The outdoor area is a clean, neat, modern open-space area with a sculpture off to the side and a beautiful view of the skyscrapers behind Millennium Park. Originally came here for drinks, but discovered that the food here is awesome. Their rosemary bread is freaking delicious---- I love the saltiness mixed when it's dipped in olive oil. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had eggplant fries, which made me feel like I was being somewhat healthy while indulging. Their salad and a couple of their other dishes were pretty solid as well, so I would definitely come back to try more items off their menu. Service was great as well--- our server was very courteous and prompt.
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Davide Quattrucci
9 months ago
I'd heard and read good things, but we had to try it for ourselves. Attached to The Art Institute, Terzo Piano has its own entrance - a 200 foot bridge - which is as exciting to walk over as any other attraction in the surrounding area. I had the cavatelli in brodo; it was delicious! The house made ketchup which accompanied the french fries was delightful! The service, which I'm very critical of, was dynamite! Definitely NOT a tourist trap! Just a wonderful restaurant in an amazing location.
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Mehul Shah
2 years ago
Europe has some good places to eat in museums while enjoying great views (like the Tate Modern), but I think this tops them all. The Italian inspired farm to table restaurant ups the game in both food and drink (and price) for a museum eatery. The rotating pizzas and entrees have always been satisfying, and the similarly condensed drink menus are good as well. This would be a great option for lunch for those with memberships to the museum and working in the city, as the weekends can get crowded. The view onto Millennium Park can be as inspiring as to food.
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Mimi Rubin
3 years ago
Absolutely lovely room, service was impeccable and food was very good. A bit overpriced, specifically the wine selections. It's more of a "ladies lunch" type of place, low-key and you must be on your best behavior!
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Tommy Inglis
4 months ago
My girlfriend and I attempted to have lunch on a Thursday. There were not many people dining and we ordered charcuterie, the cheese plate and flat bread. We overheard our waiter telling other tables that the hamburger takes about 20 minutes to cook and if they were ok with that he would put in their order. When he placed our order he said it be right up without giving us any indication of a preparation time. We watched tables around us receive their orders, including the 20 minute hamburgers and still did not receive our food. After 45 minutes we called the waiter over and he had no idea where our food was and said he would have to get a manager. After an hour the manager brought over some pickles and let us know they had started working on our food. After an 80 minutes we ended up leaving without ever receiving anything we had ordered or an apology for the lack of service.
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George Chen
5 months ago
Great atmosphere, excellent food - make me feel so sophisticated.
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Paul Keyser
2 years ago
Drop in Thursday evening after you've gotten your fill of art, and fill up on the "Small Bites", artful tapas-style appetizers: the eggplant fries are simply amazing, as are the crispy artichokes with anchovy. The cheeses are a selection of mostly local fare, with some truly delicious varieties. Good wine list, too; the entrées change often, but are reliably worthwhile. One request … could there be more advance notice about special events for the elite, when dropping in will be impossible? (Probably best to make a reservation.) #15bday
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Archie League
3 years ago
We love museum eateries. This one offers sterile surrounds on the terzo piano of the Chicago Institute but looks out on a super view. Our selections for lunch all hit the mark, with a special nod to the (very some thought) al dente orecchiette with italian sausage. Shared the nicely presented smoked trout puree appetizer, which was a confused pairing of tasty trout and flavorful caponata. Nice, moderate wines.