Outdoor Dining

Our outdoor restaurants are open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.


Museum Café

Lower level in McKinlock Court

Self-service dining with seating in McKinlock Court

Daily, 11:00–4:00
Enjoy summer's warm weather and lengthening days by dining alfresco as the Museum Café extends seating into lovely McKinlock Court. The Museum Café offers a locally sourced menu with a global influence along with a selection of wines, microbrews, and full bar.

Thursday Night Jazz

Thursday evenings, 5:00–8:00
Delight in the lush summer beauty of McKinlock Court while enjoying light menu items and listening to some of Chicago’s best jazz musicians.


Piano Terra

Lunch, 11:30–2:30
North Garden, corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street

Lunch amid the museum's outdoor sculpture and bountiful greenery at this North Garden summer spot. Choose from freshly made salads and sides, all sourced from Terzo Piano's great local farms, plus Illy espresso and unique frozen desserts.


Terzo Piano

Thursdays, 5:00–8:00
Third level, Modern Wing

Enjoy Terzo Piano's summer menu on the spectacular Bluhm Family Terrace.