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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This must have been my 50th meal at Terzo Piano and, as always, the food was delicious and innovative, presentation was outstanding, choices were wide-ranging and intriguing and my table mates and I were able to have a conversation without shouting. I love this restaurant!
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