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Art Institute restaurants- any improvement?

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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?

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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.

      2. 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.