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Art Institute restaurants- any improvement?

twodales Mar 17, 2007 03:17 PM

A few years back we had the most apalling meal at the courtyard restaurant. Burnt, dried-out chicken that was meant to be "tandoori-style". Since then I have avoided eating at the museum. Have there been any changes? Is it safe to go back?

  1. bryan Mar 18, 2007 09:41 AM

    No. Don't go back!!! It's been bad for years. The only reason it gets any business is because some tourists don't know any better. There are many better restaurants in the area at the same price point.

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    1. re: bryan
      twodales Aug 22, 2009 05:00 PM

      Asking the same question again 2 and a bit years later. Anything decent at the Art Institute... with the new addition & all? I still am scarred from the horrible meal of years past. Reassure me please!

      1. re: twodales
        ddfry3 Aug 22, 2009 06:47 PM

        I've not been, but Terzo Piano in the new wing is quite the destination it seems. I am sure others will chime in. It's certainly a lovely space.
        And, there are even more restaurants in the immediate area at a decent price point worth going to...the Gage prime among them.

        1. re: twodales
          mountsac Aug 23, 2009 07:54 AM

          terzo piano is quite good. it won't be the meal of your life, but it certainly won't be a horrible experience. flat bread, focaccia, and trio of burgers are delicious.

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        ms. chow Aug 22, 2009 08:26 PM

        The Garden restaurant is now closed. Terzo Piano is good. The view is spectacular. Service can be spotty depending on who you get. A little pricey. Agree with ddfry3. There's prime restaurants in the area, The Gage being a very good one.

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