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About Terzo Piano
Terzo Piano, located on the 3rd floor of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a must stop for lunch daily and Thursday dinner. It features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant, Spiaggia. The food is all fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced. In season, you may also dine al fresco on the covered piazza, while enjoying spectacular views of Millennium Park and the Chicago skyline.
Terzo Piano is open to the public without requiring admission to the Art Institute.
Guests may access the restaurant either via the Nichols Bridge which extends from Millennium Park and places you right at the restaurants entrance or off of the Monroe Drive entrance of Art Institute and take the elevator to the third floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The sparkling, glass-curtained room presents light filled space with floor to ceiling windows. Terzo Piano offers a white canvas for you to create your perfect event. This versatile space may be combined with gallery viewing for flowing receptions into the thousands. Our semi-private event space is available for groups of 30 to 80 for seated lunch or dinner and from 30 to 150 for receptions. Please contact email@example.com
Take advantage of the museum's valet parking option. It's only $28 per vehicle (cash only),Self park is available across the street in the Millennium Park garages.Valet at the Modern Wing entrance everyday from 1030 AM.When the Museum doors open until 1 half hour after closing. Rate are subject to change.
Blue and Red Lines: Monroe
Brown, Green, Pink, Purple, and Orange Lines: Adams/Wabash or Madison/Wabash
Various bus lines will take you to the corner of Michigan Ave and Monroe St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Terzo Piano offers a white canvas for you to create your perfect event. This versatile space may be arranged to accommodate a variety of group sizes and event types. From gourmet seated dinners to elegant cocktail receptions, Terzo Piano provides the perfect atmosphere.
Terzo Piano Ratings and Reviews
I could not be more pleased with our dining at Terzo Piano. The food and drinks were outstanding, the setting was open and peaceful, and the price—while not inexpensive—was actually a good value given the quality of the meal. Everyone should go here. Just great.
This is such a lovely space -- and so convenient, connected to the Art Institute. I knew it was "more expensive", but was with an out of town friend, and thought it would be worth it. I found the wait staff cordial--but not very perceptive. Initially they seated the two of us between two other already seated tables of four or more, which are close together. The one table had 5-6 people, and while they were not speaking loudly, I could hear their entire conversation, which meant it would be difficult to hold a pleasant conversation with my companion. Since we were the only 3 groups dining in that large space, I asked if we could be moved-- which they did agree to, and moved us to a table I suggested a ways away, but not inconvenient for the waiter to reach us. And, the food --- not that outstanding. We ordered the pasta fettucini with lamb--since that was one of the only more inexpensive entrees. It was fine--but not very flavorful-- the sauce was bland. And, the portion was certainly on the small side-- disappointing. Then we asked about bread, and was informed Everything was ala carte-- but we could order a 1/2 order each. Which we did to fill up-- and it was okay, but focaccia is not my favorite choice for a meal accompanying bread. Our waiter, with a couple prompts, did deliver the non-alcoholic beverage my companion ordered, and I did enjoy the wine selection--which was reasonably priced and a standard pour size--so that was satisfactory. We finished with a cappuccino/latte to fill us up a bit more. Overall though, for the cost--even for Downtown Michigan Ave. Chicago-- it was disappointing and not that great a value. I'm not sure I will be enticed to go there again--despite the beautiful ambiance.
We had a great experience celebrating our engagement. They brought us prosecco upon seating us and congratulated us. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable but unobtrusive. The food was delicious: we had the brussel sprout app, roasted cauliflower soup, gnocchi and hake. They also brought out the cappuccino cake as a complimentary dessert, which was unexpected but delicious. It was a wonderful evening start to finish.
We were celebrating our friend’s birthday at the ART Institute so chose restaurant for convenience . The food was wonderful! We started with salmon flatbread which was delicious. We then shared mussels, octopus and charred cauliflower . Mussels and octopus were sensational! It was a fabulous lunch!
Really imaginative and beautiful food in an incredible location - open sky on either side of you, so you feel above it all. Elegant and simple atmosphere and some delicious dishes - not crazy about all of them, but most are quite wonderful. The service can be a bit slow when they are busy, but if you have time, this is a great place to have a leisurely lunch.
I have been a regular to Terzo Piano since it opened. The management, wait- and kitchen-staff have not only met but most often exceeded my expectations for good quality and well prepared food and service. They go the extra mile to meet my dietary meeds and most often are agreeable to the substitutions or other modifications to my food preparations and selections.
I have been going to Terzo regularly for a few years now and the new menu is a let down -- it's more expensive then ever before and the plates are TOO SMALL! I'm sorry but past is not an expensive ingredient and if you charge me $22 for it, there should at least be a fair amount of it on the plate. I don't want to leave a restaurant and feel like a need a sandwich to round it off -- that's just not on! Sorry, lost a customer.
It was the wine tasting co-sponsored by the Art Institute. Cathy Mantuano was a fabulous guide and all the wine and small bites were delicious. Would do again in a minute. We were celebrating someone’s birthday and they thought it made a special night for them.
The dining room is designed beautifully in a sleek modern aesthetic, lit by buckets of natural light from the many windows that offer nice views of Downtown Chicago.
For my taste, the menu is a little overpriced. I am all for fine dining and paying good money for an excellent meal, but the brunch menu could be improved. I was there yesterday and paid $70 (pre-tip) for two salads, a soup, two teas and two coffees. The food was delicious and artfully plated, as one might expect at a restaurant housed in the Art Institute, and the staff delightful and attentive.
It seems that they cater to a higher-level clientele, which is of course their prerogative and part of the reason why the dining room is wonderfully quiet (a rarity these days), but that was also in part because the dining room was nearly empty. I was one of three tables during my meal. With such a large space, it's a shame that it wasn't fuller with a little bit of buzz, particularly when one thinks of how difficult it is to get a table at someplace like The Gage across the street, which has a much more extensive brunch menu. Terzo Piano has one egg dish on their brunch menu (a quiche) - doesn't seem much like brunch to me.
My guess is that they make most of their business off of special events. Both times I've been there it was fairly empty and the staff looked starved for something to do. I would go more often if the menu were priced a bit lower.
We went there for brunch before a matinee performance at the Lyric Opera, a party of three. One guest's food had to be redone because of a dietary restriction. Not a native speaker of English, she had not realized that "ricotta" is a form of "cheese," which she cannot eat. Up to this point, what happened is not the restaurant's fault. From here on it is: they forgot about the resubmitted order. We waited and waited. Getting the meal in time for our guest to eat it turned into a real cliffhanger. The restaurant is fine by and large. But the service let us down big time on this occasion.
Restaurant is on the Third Level of the Chicago Art Institute. Great view of Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan.
Food is very good although a bit different. I had spicy mussels which were very good; one guest had the hangar steak special and determined it to be excellent. A dinner sized salad was also among the winners as were the brussel sprout leaves. White Fish spread was ok but a bit strong. The Chocolate Dessert Board was "to die for."
The food was delicious and we loved the view of the city. We waited longer than we expected for our food. We didn't complain about it but our waitress must have thought so, too, because she put in an order for complementary bruschetta, but as she was giving us our appetizer plates, our food arrived. We thought it was a bit tacky when she said "I guess you won't be needing that bruschetta after all and she pulled our appetizer plates off the table." We thought it would have been a kinder gesture to have just left those plates and bring us the brushetta as a way of saying "I'm sorry for the wait".
My wife and I came for lunch during a visit to the Art Institute. The service was excellent, smooth and quick, and the food was superb. The wine list was also fine. I think this is the closest to perfection that I've seen in a restaurant in the last several years.
I have extensive food allergies and provided my allergen list to Manager Erika Armenta, who had helped me before, prior to my visit. I heard from Erika twice, she was so friendly and helpful, assuring me she would present my information to the Chef. When I arrived the Chef had already created some unique options for me. The manager on duty the day of my meal was Jesus Santoyo, he was very attentiveness and even came up with additional creative substitutes for some options I had allergies to. Our server was very friendly and attentive to my food allergies, he listened well and was very nice to talk to. A beautiful atmosphere, enlivened by a generous portion of soft daylight filling the room through the large windows looking out on to the city, a friendly and attentive staff, plus wonderful tasting food, all made for a great experience for us all the way around!
Wonderful! The chef Jesus, was fantastic and the service was excellent. So friendly and we felt comfortable asking about the different items on the menu. Absolutely great staff. Even the women that greeted us when we arrived was absolutely gracious. Loves the experience. It was our first. Thanks!😊
Every bite was delicious from the salmon flatbread to the bacon-wrapped figs and a fabulous dessert tray with some lovely chocolate and fruit. The restaurant was worth almost every penny. Downsides: the wine was too expensive (minimum $16) for too small a glass, and the eggs on the flatbread were too runny.
One should have modest expectations eating in a museum or any other large cultural institution. Terzo Piano exceeds those expectations with a creative menu, knowledgeable wait staff and a sophisticated but casual vibe. A nice change of pace from the Michigan Avenue joints.
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