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Terzo Piano
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
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The Art Institute of Chicago 159 E Monroe St Chicago, IL 60601
159 East Monroe StreetUSIllinoisChicago60601
$$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 8:00 pmSunday 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
"The house made ketchup which accompanied the french fries was delightful!"
"This is great place to have brunch on a summer morning."
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Davide Quattrucci
a month 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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Paul Keyser
a year 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
2 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.
Alex A
2 years ago
Terzo, first the good news; the location is great, there are great views, it is an excellent location, especially when visiting the Art Institute. The wait staff is efficient and friendly. The problem with our visit was the food. It was like the chef broke a salt shaker on each dish. We sent everything back and ate in the Institute court yard. Buy the way, of my 100+ reviews on Zagat, this is my only seriously negative food coment.
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Mehul Shah
a year 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
2 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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Simon Chavez
a year ago
This is great place to have brunch on a summer morning. You will find from great beer to wine a and the service if fantastic their put door patio is great to enjoy your time
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Colin Lyons
5 years ago
Wow! This place is fantastic. It is one of the nicest looking restaurants I have ever seen, and the service and food blew me away. Walk up the bridge from millennium park and check this place out!