Photos: Guide to museum dining
Tribune reporter Steve Johnson samples menu items at several Chicago museums.
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The king of local museum dining remains the very upscale, very accomplished Terzo Piano. Go here to take a break from puzzling over whether the artists below in the Art Institute were being ironic or post-ironic, or just go here for lunch, museum be darned.
Chef Tony Mantuano calls his menu "modern European," although it definitely tilts toward the Mediterranean side of the continent. It bursts with bright ideas and the kitchen, mostly, executes them expertly.
- Steve Johnson, Tribune reporter