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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Unfortunately we were attending a business lunch and our service was underwhelming. Ordered our entree's and a bottle of wine, our lunch meals arrived and 1 of our business partners ordered an heirloom tomato salad and was served the watermelon salad which was the wrong order, which was sent back and assured a rush had been put on the tomato salad, the watermelon salad came back again to our table and was presented by a kitchen attendee, wrong dish again! Server re-assured that the tomato salad was on it's way while the other members of the table politely waited to eat their served entrees, it took 15 minutes until it finally arrived. A tomato salad, that was delicious but ruined by poor service and atmosphere.
I understand that there are some things out of your control, but this was not good a good look and made for an awkward meal with an important client. We will not be going back.
We ate on the outside patio, which was very nice. Wait staff seemed very rushed and busy, but were pleasant when you were able to talk to one of them. I had the trout dish, the trout itself was good, but was bathed in too much butter and oil. My friend had a chicken salad, which was also good. But hey - after ten years of dining here, they now charge for the bread at the beginning of the meal! What is that all about?
Shareable menu appetizer was tiny and prepared and served in a totally non-shareable way. Pesto pasta dish was nothing but six huge,empty uncooked, rubbery pasta tubes. After complaining, they served same dish - this time very much undercooked and still inedible. They did not manage to spoil the wine which was excellent.
We arrived on time at 12:45. There seemed to be a problem with being seated. I waited at least 5 minutes at the Kiosk, then they asked us to wait five minutes to be seated because the waiter would be overloaded. After we stood up for 10 minutes, they had seemed to forget about us and we just sat down at the table.
The waiter was excellent, although probably overloaded, and the food was good.
This was on a Tuesday, not to my knowledge a demanding events day
My suggestion is to hire more service help.
Great and convenient place for lunch especially if you are visiting the museum. The atmosphere was a little more casual than I expected but still attractive. The menu is nice with some unusual combinations and gourmet selections. The food is very good though the portion of grilled octopus was small and the lemon chicken salad was much more full. Service was good. Slightly pricey. 10% discount for museum members. Best part is the fabulous city view if you sit outside.
Lunch with friends is convenient at the museum. It seems with the amount of business
they get, especially in summer, they could be more creative with seasonal and/local
ingredients. I had a smoked salmon on top of avocado on bread. The bread was very dry,
the salmon was good but quite unimaginative. Nice wine selection. Our friend had
the fish stew and said it was okay but difficult to eat. (different untensils)
I was hoping for more.....
Overpriced menu. I had the lobster salad. The lobster was obviously cooked the day before, with a yellowish color. The tomatoes were wrinkled. The whole salad was without any dressing. I would rather have a salad at Panera Bread. I was not in the mood to argue, but the dish should have been sent back to the kitchen. Can't believe how this restaurant got this many good reviews. Must have hired some ghost reviewers.
After the meal, the waiter couldn't wait to take my credit card without showing me itemized charges. The final reciept was also a lump sum, but not itemized. They either charged me more than 10% in tax or there must be some hidden charges.
Overall a rip-off experience. I wonder how long this place will last without being associated with the museum.
Food was good, not spectacular but far from horrible. The service was ok - a lot of servers, but hard to get attention. When seen, servers all very friendly and helpful. Very pleasant spot for light meal after the museum or an elegant stop from the park. On a nice day, eating on the terrace was really lovely. Families, ladies, couples all seemed comfortable.
We enjoyed a lovely light dinner and good wine on the outdoor patio after a special tour of the Gauguin exhibit at the Art Institute. Nice setting as the lights of the city came on during our dinner. Artistically plated food made with fresh ingredients. (If you are a member of AIC , you get a 10% discount.)
I met a friend at Terzo Piano for lunch. We were seated on the outdoor rooftop on a beautiful Saturday. We selected the lemon pappardelle for an entree. It was delicious with fresh corn and a light cream sauce. For dessert we both had the dirty chai affogato, the most delightful espresso float served with a chocolate biscotti, almonds and chocolate discs. Wonderful.
I have never been disappointed dining at Terzo Piano. The menu is always creative and well done. It is a perfect spot for all occasions.
Pair an inexperienced waiter with an overpriced and underwhelming menu, and you have a lunch at Terzo piano. While the renovation is attractive, it has nothing special to make it distinctive. The new menu leaves a lot to be desired, and combined with entrées being brought to the table 30 minutes apart it was really disappointing.
In the top five of excellent US restaurants inside art museums. Terzo Piano (third floor in Italian) is on the top of the new Contemporary Wing and the artful food is perfectly matched to the crisp clean sharp setting. All three pastas were delicious and perfectly prepared, the Spaghetti Neri was perfection. The grilled octopus was also crazy delicious. A gorgeous bottle of Italian rose` put the exclamation point on a wonderful luncheon.
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