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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.
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
Thursday evening:
Sunday brunch:

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
Thursday evening bar menu:

To celebrate the holidays, we're offering a seasonally inspired menu and festive beverages on Thursday nights along with holiday music, cookie decorating, and hot chocolate from around the world.

Holiday Small Plates
Thursdays, November 29 and December 6, 13, and 20

The counter and menu for Caffe Moderno

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
until 7:00


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