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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

159 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Cross Street:
Michigan Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 443-8650

Website:
http://www.terzopianochicago.com/

Catering:
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 bacatering@artic.edu

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Tony Mantuano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

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4.5

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3.8

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (49)
Scenic View (39)
Creative Cuisine (36)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Special Occasion (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Casual (18)
Healthy (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Business Meals (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Seasonal (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Organic (7)
People Watching (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Authentic (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Waterfront (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 9 hours ago

Our waiter was fantastic

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!😊

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was fine. Service was barely passable. The hostess was rude and disinterested. Waitress barely engaged. A shame for such a lovely location

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We both had delicious butternut squash soup and shared the white pizza. The pizza was very light and perfectly cooked and just the right size to share. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful setting and excellent food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food, relaxing atmosphere and impeccable service. Perfect pairing for a wonderful day at the Art Institute. One of my favorites.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good flat bread and excellent brussle sprout chips

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Been to Terzo Piano a handful of times when visiting Art Institute Chicago. They have revamped the style of the room and it is a fine space to enjoy while taking in the AI C. However, this visit the food was less than memorable, service was slow--nothing knocked our socks off like in previous visits. Hope they can impress us next time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Three of us went to celebrate all of our birthdays. Each dish we ordered was unique and delicious. Our friendly helpful waiter patiently gave us plenty of time to catch up with one another. The atmosphere and service was relaxed while the presentation of food, place settings, and the menu were elegant.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

View and room itself are interesting and worth the visit. Best thing about Sunday lunch was the fig dessert -- delicious and perfect size. Plus not too sweet.

Two poached eggs on salmon flatbread were not appealing. Rice bowl okay, but not terribly interesting. Chicken salad was good.

Would go again, but order different meals.

Service was a bit slow.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terzo's Terrific! Had friends in from San Diego and knew I wanted to 'wow' them at brunch on Sunday, so we headed to Terzo Piano for a memorable (and memorably relaxed) meal. Our waiter, Everett, was top-notch; we had a substitution we wished to make and he ran interference with the kitchen and produced a fabulous variation on a chicken dish for a vegetarian friend. We started the meal with the brussell sprouts chips - and I'd go back for those alone - they are an experience SO worth having. Our quiches were fantastic - light, fluffy, so full of flavor and not overwhelmed by cheese. The only thing we all agreed upon was that the accompanying salad (to the quiche) was a bit messy looking - since most of it is small-leaved lettuces, it kind of resembles a mess of sloppy hair (even though it is delicious, it's not very appetizing in appearance). The coffee was outstanding. Everett was always unobtrusively available. I'd go back EVERY Sunday if I could.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

MY ORDER OF THE SMOKED SALMON FLATBREAD COULD HAVE BEEN FINE EXCEPT THE EGG WAS RAW AND THE WAIT STAFF SAID THEY COULDN'T JUST MICROWAVE IT QUICKLY. RAW EGGS ARE DANGEROUS!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Creative fresh cuisine (smoked trout with smoked grapes appetizer amazing), attentive service in beautiful Art Institute setting with views of Chicago skyline, architecture. Highly recommend-- one of the best lunches we have had including DC, San Francisco, Boston.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

espresso was terrible - and the coffee that replaced it was also bad. Food was OK but the setting is too white - cold and sterile - like eating in a laboratory. I miss the old dining room above the Stock Exchange - it was warm, cozy and elegant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have come to this beautiful restaurant for years whats happened ?
The service was terrible and food mediocre....terrible shame !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite lunch spots. The view and ambience is serene and the food is always good. This time around I had the butternut squash soup, which was tasty - but the Brussel sprout chips stole the show. I understand the pumpkin old fashioned was quite good as well - it was a bit on the sweet side for me, but my friend enjoyed it. The service was quite good and even though we were in the middle of a shift change, it was seamless.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful, airy setting with surprisingly good acoustics. Even with a full dining room I was easily able to hear and converse across the table with my date. Creative fresh food and prompt attentive wait staff. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ashamed I’ve never been despite giving Wing an award while serving on a national jury many years ago. WOW The staff setting beverage choices and cuisine are all a TEN. The setting is at once open and friendly yet our table felt intimate. Staff is all over you but not overwhelming or pushy. I can’t wait to lunch again and definitely is on my dinner list for a Thursday evening. WOW

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was excellent and portions were the right size (not gigantic like many restaurants). The desserts were very good and small (so enough for one person). And the view of the city skyline makes this an excellent spot to bring out of town guests.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service was friendly and professional. The waiter was extraordinary in his service and attention

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love this place! My butternut squash soup was cold. Promised bread and butter we had for desert w rasp jam. Definitely return. Did not want to embarrass waiter for asking for hot soup! My friends meal fine,esp ora he juice!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been here several times and always have a pleasant experience. The quiche was something to dream about as was the cheese board dessert and the dates wrapped in bacon. A wonderful restaurant with terrific service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Interesting space, clean lines, like a wall that showcases art, the food and the patrons are front and center visually. Food was very fresh and creative. Wine list excellent (small global). Service was very, very good, casual but warm and attentive.
Our dinner is what I would expect at at renowned Museum’s best restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Terzo Piani provides a lovely respite from the crowds at the Art Institute. Although the sculptures on display were ugly the food was fantastic. I question the person who thought those large maggoty worm like forms would enhance anyone’s dining experience. Certainly the Art Institute has thousands of beautiful sculptures and china pieces to choose from. Our server was lovely as well.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I made a reservation and showed up 1/2 hour in advance. I checked in . I was told I had to wait until my time, which I did. I went back t the counter ,they were very liaise fare about my time. I hung around I had to ask a couple of times about being seated.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've dined at Terzo Piano several times, but the lunch I shared with a friend on Saturday was the best. Everything we ordered was delicious & the wine was outstanding. And our waitress was charming, sweet and responsive to all our requests. Perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was an awful dining experience! We waited forever for our food and when it came it was cold. The restaurant seemed understaffed and the staff themselves seemed frazzled! Many other diners were also complaining about the incredibly long delays.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Each time I dine at Terzo Piano I remain optimistic that the kitchen and service will have figured out how to live up to the expectations created in the hype from the restaurant’s PR and advertising. Sadly, this has yet to happen. You’d think that the restaurant at the Art Institute of Chicago would be commensurate with the masterpieces housed in the museum like the restaurant at MOMA in NYC. The food options are limited, their descriptions sound like the result might be spectacular but that has yet to be true, and the service always performs like it’s opening week of the restaurant. Outdoor dining is a pleasant consolation to the mediocre menu results. The museum’s cafeteria is even less edible so if you choose Terzo Piano, do make an advance reservation or you’ll wait 45 minutes for a dissapointing experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This is a great place to take out of town guests to lunch. It's a little pricey but the views from the outdoor area are fantastic. The location is a tourist dream.
Good selection of Italian wines by the glass. Some are even reasonably priced.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent choice for business lunch several times. Most recent business lunch was with a colleague who is vegetarian. She thought the choices were outstanding.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is a reliably good place for lunch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always love this place. Great food amazing ambiance.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always aweskme

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Ate outdoors and overlooked beautiful Millenium park. Menu selection is much improved.
Still a bit pricey, but nice atmophere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The menu is imaginative and the food delightful. The wine list is lovely for the luncheon menu.
The room is airy and welcoming and the service is friendly, if a bit obtrusive.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The scallop dish looked good and smelled bad. The scallops definitely were far from fresh.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

AN old friend and I met for lunch and then tour the art institute. Perfect combination! Lovely sunshiny day yet got to see the smiling refrigerated snowman on the patio. Where but Chicago is that possible.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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