Terrace 16

4.1
59 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 by Sommelier Parag Lalit 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
Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:00 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 59 People Are Saying
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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
6 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
16 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
2 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
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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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view, but food, specialty cocktails and wine are horrible. Amazing that this place could ever be recommended for anything other than the view. Save your money at this overpriced underwhelming place. There are plenty of other rooftops.

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a
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great view and wonderful weather- was a nice night with great food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Prices are a little bit exagerate, but the taste and the view great

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service has gone down, we straight up left. It was horrible.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Great views but didn't feel like 5 star or worth the value. Trump 16 is way better.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My recent visit to the terrace at trump was nothing short of fantastic. I had planned a surprise proposal to my girlfriend with the staff at the terrace and they made it a memorable experience. They were so helpful and accommodating for this special moment. Food and drink were just as nice as the view. I would recommend a visit to anyone who is considering stopping by for dinner or drinks.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Parking garage was challenging. Service was outstanding. Took Mom out for a treat. She was treated very well.

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g
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Visited for special occasion and loved everything about it from quality of drinks offered ...( pricey but you they are unique so worth to spent more especially if you visit for special occasions ) . Best terrace view in Chicago!!

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Pounding dance music , at near 100 decibels, throughtout the entire July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier. How about no music or patriotic music, at least during the fireworks?? Food took forever to show up and was barely mediocre. They couldn't find my Open Table reservation even though I had the confirm on my iPhone, and then reported me as a No Show even though I was there and dined at the correct time! Great view for drinks, otherwise, fahgeddaboutit!

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LD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had reservations for 7 pm on July 3rd. Really wanted a great view and that we got. The weather was Chilly and got worse as sun went down. Yes we knew it would be cool but never dreamed that there would not be heaters. We live in Florida 8 months of the year and the best places all have heaters available when the weather is cool. This is Chicago and the weather is not the best. I cant believe the Trump didn't have heaters, didn't bother to realize the weather was going to be chilly all weekend. We asked to move inside finally and got a table almost in the hallway. people in line for reservations were hanging over our table.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

For the crazy cost of this place the food couldn't be less interesting. It's essentially upgraded bar food. The view is fantastic and pretty cool ambience once the sun sets. Of course assuming the weather is nice. There is NO shelter so if it rains the day is over.

I'd never go back again.

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B
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Advertised a $100 reservation for a table on the edge...reserved it and was given a table in the bar area with 4 speakers pointing at us...directly behind us. Had to keep asking them to turn those down all night. Service was average, food was average. The view was good. Won't go back.

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JJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overpriced as expected, but what you wouldn't expect is the mediocre quality and ridiculously slow and inattentive service for what you are paying. The view is nice, but not as epic as the prices.

The crowd that hangs out at the Trump definitely has more money than taste and unfortunately is really into conspicuous consumption. It looked like an episode of 'The Jersey Shore - the mid-life crisis years' on steroids trying to pretend they are classy.

I don't know why I was expecting anything different but it's just a depressing place.

Now I can say I've been there and have no reason to ever go back.

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We paid the $200 reservation fee for the two of us to avoid the wait, and it was worth it. We had several drinks and plenty of food and didn't spend as much as we did for the reservation fee. The food selection is minimal, but what they do have is fine. The drinks are interesting, especially the skull vodka presentation!

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