Terrace 16

4.3
130 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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BT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Great location, terrible service and very limited menu. Server was nice, but kitchen was extremely slow...

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my husband Celebrated our 17th year wedding anniversary here over lunch. We were treated very special by serving us complimentary dessert! The servers are very accommodating even with our almost 2 years old daughter enjoyed their place. Outdoor view is amazing! Would be back for sure 😊

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

The view was just as incredible as the food!
We had reservations for inside dining, but when we stepped outside we knew immediately that’s where we needed to be. Staff was friendly and great to work with. Would recommend to anyone coming to Chicago...a must do!

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XZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food choice was limited and food quality was mediocre.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

this place was a very beautiful restaurant to eat in overlooking the downtown area food was delicious but small portions for the high price! The menu could've been better as well otherwise perfect Dinning experience

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom here for mother’s day brunch and had an excellent time. The food was great and the environment was sophisticated yet buzzing. A few overpriced items like an $18 fruit plate, but you are paying for the gorgeous view and the trump name.

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R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were placed on the hallway. Food got mixed up. Specifically told there was no pancake being served but later on there was . My son’s plate came out very late. The waiter was accommodating though with our drinks. Don’t know what happened in the kitchen. The saving grace is the photographer for mother’s day !

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J
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for Terrace 16 at Trump for my Birthday and I had an amazing night! Gorgeous views of the city and such an amazing experience for a fun night of drinking and partying!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Highly recommend

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The experience was real bad and I was very surprised that it was since it is a Trump Hotel. The menu that night was dummied down,there were no appetizers on the menu. The waiter we had kept on bothering us during our meal. The finally straw was when I finally got my bill I paid cash and he brought back the wrong change by $20. I will never eat there again and will tell others to do the same. You pay to much money for bad service like that.

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TR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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CG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This is nice if you want a nice view in a fancier eatery. The dessert was great. The menu lacks much vegetarian entrees though. I didn't like my pasta dish and paid a good amount for it. It lacked flavor and I barely ate any. The fried chicken my companion had was reported as okay. The service and ambience is good. I felt the menu could be tweaked a bit at those prices.

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T
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch—food was great! Staff very responsive. Nice, enjoyable meal.

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MS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My CC was charged for someone else’s bill..(more than double what our actual tab was).
They charged me more, for the Trump red blend wine, than what was posted on the menu. I didn’t complain about the wine price, as it was a large pour and was delicious, but in reality, I should have only been charged the $14 rather than the $25 per glass.
Also...The server said that he dropped our leftovers, so we waited as they remade a partial meal and packed things up, which I thought to be kind and thoughtful. And good thing we had to wait, as that’s when we realized we were paying for someone else’s tab!
I feel the server was having an extremely bad night, which was quite annoying.

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food has very limited options. The location is perfect, view is the best. But when we were there the door to outdoor terrace is locked. I hope they can change chef to provide more seafood options. They can add DJ to attract younger people.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

View is definitely a reason to visit. Maybe have a drink. The food was okay. Has steak, lamb chops and salmon tartare. It was okay. I expected better quality than Cheesecake Factory. Service was excellent.

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IL
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant! Definitely will go next time!

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It took almost forever to get our order he took our after someone else order that showed up after us it was like 45 mins in between him coming back to the table and food I thought it was a dress code ppl had on backpacks and everything just horrible service would not go back

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MW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Tourist traffic ruined the entire experience. Kids, baseball caps, and walk-through tourists made this my last visit to this venue. A long way from the perfection of the 16 and Terrace days of old. Don't waste the time to visit this "Denny's" on the 16 floor of Trump Tower.

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B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Service was very good as well.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Maybe for a one time experience. The food was ok for the price. I expected much better service and the food to taste better for the price

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding expierence food service etc top notch. Definately will come back there agaun

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, food, and service!!!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. My compliments to the chef!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, not great. Not a lot of variety in the menu. Seating was awkward in some areas. Couch seating with round tables. I was sat next to my fiancé, which was fine, but for people that are larger or first dates, it would be a little uncomfortable.

The s’mores are A MUST have.

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MA
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We came to Trump Tower in Chicago to have some drinks and a light dinner at Terrace 16. Parking was somewhat constrained as the spaces to drive through are quite narrow. Also, the hotel doesn't make it obvious on which elevators to use to get to the Terrace 16. Once there we were seated next to the bar, we did ask to be seated at a window seat, but however we found out that residents get first pick when it comes to seating. After that little seating surprise, it took 15-20 minutes before a server came to our table. Once we finally got some drinks, it took another 20 minutes before the server came around again to ask if we wanted an appetizer. Then it took another 15 or so minutes for the cheese and charcuterie tray to arrive. Following this, it was 35-40 minutes for the server to return an ask if we wanted to order dinner. We ordered the Hanger Steak and Fries, then we waited, and waited. Finally after 45 minutes the meal arrived. I must admit at this point we didn't think things could get any worse, but we were wrong. The steak was not very flavorful, we are no steak experts but it had a very "fatty flavor" and the fries were so salty that we couldn't eat over a few. We decided to cut out losses and leave. I'll have to say that for such a swanky place the service and food was very sub-par. Very disappointed with our visit. My wife and I agreed that we couldn't see ourselves ever coming back; not even for drinks.

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And this was on a Thursday night in the off-season. What must it be like during a prime time event?

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LM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for brunch. The food was spectacular. The view is beautiful. Everything about Trump tower is top notch. Great service and beautiful place to dine.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Unimpressive for cost. Food average for Chicago. Calamari very spicey. Menu small. One main dish arrived cold. Ambience average. Not sure president Trump would be pleased.

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ME
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience with Terrace 16 was excellent, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the Service. The food was exceptional, but the Cesar salad had an added items, that was not typically in a Cesar, which created a overly salty taste. Would not recommend ordering
I had the hanger beef steak - very tender and excellent, my husband had the pork chop, also excellent.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Music was too new age and distracting but food and service was good.

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HG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

First seated at worst table in the place. Was like an outdoor table that wobbled. Waiter tried to fix, but didn't work. Why such a table exists is beyond my reasoning. Overall, food is triple the price of anywhere else. Had a bowl of onion soup for $18, which was basically 80% bread, 10% cheese, 10% broth. Left in a hurry and had a great meal at Ruth's Chris, 2 blocks away. How this place got 4.5 stars can only be via deceptive reviews. HUGE disappointment.

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D
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely had the best time., and our cocktails were terrific. Everyone was so kind -- we especially loved our server, Raoul. Just awesome! We'd highly recommend.

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MK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous evening! Went early for appetizers/cocktails - that menu was SO attractive ended up having full meal! Have always wanted to taste the Trump wines - had the Chard, Red Blend and Blanc de Blanc. ALL FABULOUS. Could not have asked for a more professional, hospitable wait staff. THANK YOU Trump Terrace 16 Team. We'll be back!!!

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KV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable views and service! Trump knows how to do it. Keep America great always!

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JF
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I miss the super high end "foodie" palace this restaurant offered in its previous incarnation, this remains an excellent dining choice. Handsome room with stunning views ... atmosphere well suited to casual or a bit more formal attire ... well balanced menu that provides nice range of lighter or more robust choices ... servers very conscientious and attentive. Deep wine list with good variety of options by the glass. Not cheap, but not unreasonable for what you get. A particularly good choice if you want stylish American cuisine without the generally high noise level and more "intense" atmosphere of the many good steak houses in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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S
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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