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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 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
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 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.
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!
I appreciate their recent renovation. They needed it. Their portions are smaller and more expensive. Pre-renovation they brought olive oil and a bread plate of focaccia and baguette slices gratis. Then the new menu last Spring/Summer post-reno charged $5 for a bread plate but it was a really attractive and tasty combination of breads. Now it’s gone up to $7 and it’s focaccia and slices of baguette. Seriously? Menu is limited and fairly pricey for a la carte lunch items with small portions. I’m heading to the cafeteria next to the members lounge for for reasonably priced (and tasty!) choices. Had great homemade pumpkin curry soup there last week (cafeteria)