Terrace 16

4.4
93 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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. The 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.
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Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great. We had the pork chop. The only issue we had was the cost of our drinks. $50 for two glasses of wine and another $45 for our pre dinner drinks

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole fried fish was incredible. The service was excellent and i will come back!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

valentines day. 1 server for 9-10 tables. glasses empty, late for next reservations. not impressed for $400

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Not a good experience. This place is supposedly High Class but misses the mark. First table we sit at shakes, waiter puts coasters under the table which do nothing and say is this ok? no it isn’t! We move to new table. Order apps... food is decent but nothing note worthy. Dinner comes, no one properly clears the table ahead of time nor do they replace the silverware! I thought this was fine dining? Waiter lacked knowledge and experience overall of the menu and how fine dining is run. Overpriced experience. My one and only at this place... will not return as Chicago has a million other places doing it right. Try Steak 48 if you want a great fine dining experience near by Trump

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent . Value was versus good .
I would recommend this to anyone and definitely will go again

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and beautiful view! I took myself for my Valentines Birthday with one of my BFFs! The fish tacos and waffle fries were really tasty!

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, atmosphere and amazing wine!
Would highly recommend!!

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HH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food wasn't worth the price we paid. Great location and feel but food just ok and very expensive.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely restaurant, excellent service, selection of entree's and wine list were superb and the desserts were amazing. They were very accommodating with our table selection request. They sat us with a close window view of the terrace and of course the city views were delightful.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend getaway

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, nice views

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MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charles graciously seated us with care, Carlos attentively served us with a smile and Andrae made us feel like the most important people in the room. The food was amazing and the team of employees made it even better. Thank you, for the best meal I’ve had in years!

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Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrace 16 seems to be in free fall. We ate there in December -- it was OK. It is now less than OK. They were out of oysters, the menu is skeletal, the dishes are not thoughtful in the slightest. Smores for dessert ? Please. The best thing I can say is that the glass of red wine (Zinfandel) was good. This place was nearly deserted. Plenty of staff, but only a few seem to be working. It would be OK for a Holiday Inn restaurant, so I suppose it depends on your expectations. We took the elevator to 16 -- no sign to find restaurant, so came in through back. I think Terrace 16 needs a new manager, a new Chef, and a new attitude.

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VM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I requested a cake from the menu for my bf’s bday when I made the reservation, they told me they didn’t have it, so I ordered another thing. After dinner they brought me the cake they had previously said they didn’t have it. A carrot cake, probably the worse cake I’ve ever tried.
We got 2 skirt steaks, one with fries and another one with couliflower. We didn’t like the steaks at all, and we both left half of the steak on the plate. The sauce that accompanied the steak was a brown color water with no salt or seasonings, we tasted with a spoon and it had absolutely no taste.
The food was definitely 2 starts with the price of 5.
I’m giving this restaurant 3 stars because of the service, everyone was very nice and attentious, otherwise it would deserve a 1 star.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The bar and appetizers were great. The dinner selection, however was small and under impressive.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our son fell asleep while eating and they went extra mile to make temporary bed with sofa chairs, pillow and blanket. They also gave complementary dessert on our anniversary.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent experience here. Staff was incredibly helpful and nice to us. I think 5 different people were constantly making sure we had everything we needed. We got the calamari for an appetizer which was so good. I had the pork chop for my entree and it was delicious!

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fancy place with excelent service where someone can eat in a comfortable environment

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This very nice restaurant in Trump Tower, seems to be a situation where people put their politics first, and eating second. This is certainly an excellent restaurant, with good service, good food, and high prices. If it were not in Trump tower, the waiting list would be 2 weeks out. Because of it's location, it is a steal.

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TE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
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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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
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
24 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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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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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
323 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
35 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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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
36 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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