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Terzo Piano

159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-443-8650
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
159 E Monroe St, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL 60603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunday brunch at this beautiful, sleek restaurant at the Art Institute was excellent. Great service. Innovative and inspiring food. I had the fried green tomato benedict, and the chef went out of his/her way to create a vegan rice bowl for another person at...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After three hours looking at the delights of the institute, it was great to sit down in this relaxing and welcoming restaurant. Staff were efficient and friendly. I had the lemon chicken salad with panko encrusted egg, glass of prosecco, coffee and the coffee dessert...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

On the upper level of the Institute is pleasant respite from the crowds and artwork. Calming with a bar and great menu we came for desserts and had a wonderful selection of creative food fare. The burgers that went by looked huge, the drinks libations...More

Thank Mark107
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Walked by the museum before but didn't know the Resturant was there. When there for Easter and it was great, service great and views great. Worth stopping into this restaurant. Makes a good place for a corporate or bigger event.

Thank cons18
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We did not know this even existed at the top of the art museum. It has a beautiful view out floor to ceiling windows we tasted only the frozen cappuccino dessert which was good!

1  Thank lrodenbarger
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This was the best Valentine's Day restaurant ever! It began with a personal welcome. They walked us to our table and all of the napkins for folded like roses. All of the tables had a special rose on them and they let us take it...More

1  Thank Amypea33
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

So delicious. I started with a wonderful glass of Rose and moved on to the bread listed in the appetizer section. This was so delicious. Olive focaccia and an herb focaccia bread with bread sticks that are out of this world. The citrus and fennel...More

Thank tripmaria00
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting the art institute can take a long time, so if you will like to stop for a nice meal and then reenter to the museum this will be perfect. The food and the ambient is so much better than the other restaurants at the...More

Thank MGabrie
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Located in the modern wing of the Chicago Art Institute and open to the public (no museum admission required), the restaurant is sunny and modern with a fresh mix of cuisines. It has a large, open floor plan, with a minimalist-elegant but comfortable feel. Beautiful...More

Thank egulyas
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch after a stroll through the museum. Terzo Piano offers great food and drinks in a wonderful atmosphere. Food and service were outstanding on our recent visit . Try the burger.

Thank 347chicago2017
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Response from Faustodinapoli | Reviewed this property |
yes. Just enter through the modern wing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 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
  • Phone Number: +1 312-443-8650
  • E-mail
Located in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano is a must-stop for lunch, brunch, and after-work cocktails or dinner on Thursday evenings. The restaurant features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant Spiaggia. Chef di Cucina Carolina Diaz uses fresh, local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients to create seasonal lunch, dinner, and dessert menus with a Mediterranean flair. The menu is complemented by Cathy Mantuano’s wine list, featuring top American producers alongside Old World favorites. Terzo Piano is committed to serving local and regional organically grown produce and farm-raised meats and poultry. Everything produced in the kitchen is made from scratch—it’s part of how we offer guests the highest-quality, most flavorful meals every day.
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