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Dining

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From gourmet meals and fine dining to casual lunches and quick pick-me-ups, the Art Institute offers visitors a variety of dining options.

Please note that the museum’s restaurants are currently closed as part of our efforts to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

A woman enjoys a bowl of pasta

Terzo Piano

The museum’s fine-dining restaurant, Terzo Piano, combines bold Mediterranean flavors with organic, farm-sourced ingredients to create simple but elegant dishes.

Third level of the Modern Wing, free entrance from Monroe Street.

Lunch daily: 11:00–3:00

To make a reservation, call (312) 443-8650 or visit OpenTable.

Four young children enjoy cupcakes

Museum Café

This vibrant family-friendly dining space offers a host of healthy and delicious options, including a special kids menu for our youngest visitors.

Lower level, McKinlock Court

Lunch daily: 11:00–4:00
Wednesday–Friday:
5:00–7:30

A photography of the museum's Balcony Cafe.

Balcony Café

Overlooking the Modern Wing’s Griffin Court, this convenient quick-order dining spot offers snacks, desserts, and a variety of beverages.

Second level of the Modern Wing

Daily: 10:30–4:30
Wednesday–Friday until 7:00

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