Terrace 16

4.3
73 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Helmed by Michelin-lauded Executive Chef Nick Dostal, the 16th floor new American restaurant features, a bustling indoor bar and dining room, as well as expansive outdoor seating on its idyllic terrace – all punctuated by breathtaking views of the Chicago River and the city’s most iconic architectural landmarks. Chef Dostal’s menu features vibrant, new American flavors, allowing ingredients to speak simply and powerfully for themselves. An extensive craft cocktail program and thoughtful wine list enhance the experience of this Chicago restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sun 7:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm–12:30 am
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
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Phone number
(312) 588-8030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Dostal
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kenzie
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Parking details
Validated Self-Parking $16 (Up to 4 Hours)Validated Valet Parking $25 (Up to 4 Hours)
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Public transit
Red Line to Grand
Brown Line to Merchandise Mart or State/Lake
Orange, Green, Pink, or Purple Line to State/Lake
Bus Routes: #151, #36, #22, #29, #39 & #65
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Eve, settle into Terrace 16’s handsome dining room to indulge in Executive Chef Nick Dostal and Pastry Chef Jared Bacheller’s contemporary approach to a traditional feast. Enjoy a hand-selected pre-fixe dinner menu on Christmas Eve with options available for the family to share.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

On Christmas Day, settle into Terrace 16’s handsome dining room to indulge in Executive Chef Nick Dostal and Pastry Chef Jared Bacheller’s contemporary approach to a traditional feast. Santa's reindeer will even be making an appearance Christmas morning!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join Terrace 16 for one of two seatings as you watch the Wrigley clock tower tick toward 2019 on New Year’s Eve from your dinner table. End 2018 fabulously with a special, pre-fixe menu crafted by Michelin-lauded Executive Chef Nick Dostal.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 73 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed Terrace 16 during the summer (outdoors) and now winter (inside). The staff is always friendly and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very good. Lovely setting. Service outstanding

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NZ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food presentation and flavor were perfect. Staff was outstanding and very knowledgeable!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite spot for always good food and service!

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RA
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and care for details. Loved the Americana breakfast

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrace 16 Restaurant offers the finest in dining experiences. The chef meticulously prepared for us high end creatives that were fresh and scrumptiously delightful to the palate. From the gracious service to the charming atmosphere, Terrace 16 certainly hit the mark for a spectacular dining experience. This is a must go Chicago scene if you’d like a one of a kind experience. Bravo! Exquisite!

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L
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what you would expect from a Trump Hotel. Excellence that surprises.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was disappointing, hostess called twice to confirm reservation and double checked what we were celebrating, given this I expected the restaurant to at least acknowledge the special occasion. Server forgot our coffee altogether and service felt rushed.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!
Soo impressed
The food was yummy
Great service and staff

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great presentation and service

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G
Chicago
321 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dining experience at Terrace 16. The warm, friendly staff really enhance the meal and wonderful ambiance with amazing views of the city. As with past visits, the food was stellar. Interesting but approachable food; high quality ingredients that are perfectly executed and delicious from start-to-finish. Top notch wine program to complement the cuisine. Can't wait to return!

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AD
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Brought my good friend from NYC and fiancé to dinner after a long day of wedding planning and shopping. As we entered we were met in the hallway by a woman who was dressed totally inappropriately. She had on barely any clothes and her buttocks were showing slightly out of her miniskirt. We were slightly confused that she was allowed into the restaurant! She seemed to find a place at the bar and ordered and it slipped my mind as our lovely appetizers and cocktails arrived. We had carpaccio and oysters. Both amazing! With some help from the staff we chose a perfect Italian red wine for dinner that matched our various dishes: Egg pasta with lemon, NY Strip, and baked chicken respectively. However, no sooner had we got our entrees did the young woman mentioned before began to prance around the dining room followed by an older man taking pictures of her. Her buttocks again were exposed every time she moved - it was ghastly. We completed our entrees a bit miffed as were the tables next to us. Desert was a take on the s’mores made at the table side which were tasty and adorable. But again, ruining the atmosphere was a couple that had been sat in the main dining room wearing baseball caps, jean shorts, who were sipping beers and who had decided rather than order dinner to order fries.

The food here is great. The service was good. However, the experience was ruined because no overall dress code or appropriate behavior was enforced. They will lose their Michelin Star if this continues.

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HC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We love fine dining, but we also appreciate “hole in the wall” type eating establishments, that being said- we are foodies. We went to Terrace 16 for dinner bc we absolutely adore the views from the restaurant overlooking downtown Chicago- the views are outstanding! But, the food is not consistent enough for us to give a great rating... we REALLY wanted to love this place after ordering a a full meal “from soup to nuts”, but we didn’t. The pros were the housemade table bread that consists of a super savory focaccia type with an extraordinary lemon-Thyme-butter, which put it over the top, it’s delicious. We ordered two hanger steaks- one over the kale pepitas and goat cheese salad entree, and the other with pomme frites(French fries)- the steak over the salad was cooked to perfection (medium-rare), but the kale salad was so heavily salted that each bite tasted like sea water- that’s the only way to describe it?! I LOVE a good Kale salad, but the heavy salt in the dressing overpowered all the other flavors- I left half of the salad and didn’t box it, I ate all of the steak. One of our daughters ordered the Kale salad with salmon on top and again she couldn’t finish it bc the salt was too heavy to take for her tastebuds. The other daughter ordered the steak burger which came with French fries, and both were lack luster in that there was nothing special in how they were prepared or tasted. The burger was sub-par and the fries were nothing more than a fast food chain brand type appearance and taste- disappointing for the price and ambiance of such a beautiful restaurant. We love visiting Chicago and we appreciate the Trump Hotels in how they appear to cater to luxury, which we desire, but the only reason why I would ever go back to Terrace 16 would be in the summer time for the Weds or Saturday night Navy Pier firework show one can view from the terrace as you enjoy a drink or dessert(we didn’t order any desserts bc we were let down by the entrees).

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nos fue muy bien. Era nuestro aniversario y nos hicieron un brindis de champagne para celebrarlo.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best!!! Love the food!! Love the ambience! Great Decor!

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M
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubby and I shared calamari appetizer, caesar salad and NY strip steak. All portions were quite large, perfect for sharing. Preparation was imaginative and very tasty. We also shared the mocha souffle and a new dessert, cornbread with sorbet (I KNOW I'm forgetting some of the ingredients, but it was unusual but VERY good!). Definitely worth visiting again! Service was also very attentive!

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was a bit slow as I think our server had too many tables. Bar service seemed especially slow (even diet cokes). Views are spectacular. Food was average.

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VS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! We really wanted to go and enjoy this place!

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h
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We did have a nice experience. It was quiet and private but felt a little cold to me. We brought a special bottle of wine and really enjoyed talking with the Somalia. I was disappointed when the cork was broken. I know it happens but I like to save special ones. It was also shocking when we saw the $100 corkage fee. I think that is excessive. The service was pleasant. The roasted chicken was delicious.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, we were just as tourist in Chicago and they have a beautiful view to the city

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SD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been here in a few years ... it didn't disappoint! Beautiful outdoor patio, great wine and drink selections (although pricey as expected). Try the truffle fries to share - they are amazing.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view. The view was spectacular! It’s was too chilly to enjoy eating on the terrace but we really enjoyed walking around out there and I’m sure it would have been even better with it all set up. And the food was the best meal we had all weekend. I got the Egg Yolk Tagalatelli which was DIVINE. My husband got the scallops and it was also perfectly prepared.
We will be back when we visit Chicago again!

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c
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The remodel is very nice. I like the bar a lot and would probably go to the bar and have a drink and a snack. For the money the food was very good but not necessarily memorable. The desserts were beautiful but again, not super tasty or memorable. The view is outstanding, going to the Terrace to be on the Terrace I would recommend. Our waiter was Oustanding!

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LK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for our 2 year anniversary. Food was delicious. Scenery was fantastic. Our waiter never let our glasses get empty but was far from overbearing. More than accommodating for a couple special requests. Definitely would love to go back if I'm ever in Chicago. Food was expensive but expected

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B
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant but not great food. Nice wine selection and lovely view. Disappointed that salad was brought with entrees. Entree was cold - it was supposed to be hot. Just overall displeased with food and attention to detail.

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AA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for lunch. I had the Dunganees Crab Roll which was outstanding. My friend had the burger and fries which he said was the best he ever had. It is a great photo opp, especially outside on the terrace.

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Tourists, first time in Chicago on business. Terrible service outside for cocktails. Got a reserved table when we informed the maître d' that we had dinner reservations. A dribble called Blue List of all of the ingredients. I asked for no lime juice and was told it’s made of one mix.

Inside dinner; excellent food; steak comes with large fries, heavily salted. Best gourmet popcorn ever, mixture of buttered, truffle oil, and caramel. Waiter was patient with my multiple food allergies. Waiter offended easily when we requested food to go and check due to an Uber ordered. We had already waited 10 minutes trying to get his attention.

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

beautiful place. well knowledge staff. No pressure to turn tables over giving you plenty of time for conversation and eating. Sad to see sixteen go. The terrace was not open even though weather was nice. Wish we got a better table. Had a reservation but was seating far from the view; better open tables. Spoke with hostess but she did not act.

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LG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We went for an early dinner. Food was fine....service subpar for a Trump hotel. Greeting by our server was odd. Filled water glasses and “sort of” asked if we wanted a cocktail. Weren’t even sure if he was our server at that point. No introduction. After 30 min, he finally asked us if we wanted any food. After we gave a simple food order, never saw him again. Someone else brought the food. No one ever checked on us to see if food was ok or if we wanted another drink. When we got our bill, someone else entirely.

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N
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday breakfast with my children on Labor Day. Service was spectacular, food was delicious, and a Birthday Mimosa was a pleasant surprise.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at dinner time on a Saturday night. I loved the menu. I wish I would have tried the place out at lunch time because it looked like the lunch menu had more things on there that I liked but I still greatly enjoyed the dinner menu. I hope to come back and try this place at lunch time! Great atmosphere and location...just an overall breathtaking experience.

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DB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views of downtown Chicago. The food was delicious, well presented and tasty.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous views, terrific place and excellent food and service! Our waiter Dan was amazing

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BD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinners (seafood hotpot and salmon) were good but not exceptional. Desert tart was to die for, a really interesting array of different flavors. View from this restaurant at night is gorgeous, incredible!

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R
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The view was outstanding, but the food honestly speaking wasn't that good and kind of expansive.
The service was very good and friendly. Overall we had a good time, it's definitely worth to go there and enjoy the atmosphere and the most amazing views. We'll definitely be back!

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Not a good lunch spot. There were no umbrellas on the patio and the tables werent set. They were wobbly. Very disappointing

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f
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It's really all about the view at Terrace 16. We sat outside and enjoyed the city and lake views as we sipped on fabulous drinks. The food was a little underwhelming but we would certainly go back and try something different!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just out on vacation and wanted to eat at a fun place

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P
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful upscale environment, spacious and surprisingly quiet. Outdoor dining area also spacious and fun. Service was very slow.

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Food was so salty, inedible. Service was great. Way over priced. Not vegetarian friendly unless you eat fish. Hard water spots on all the glassware and utensils.

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