The Restaurant on the Park
Finding a good lunch near the Art Institute is harder than it ought to be. The museum is surrounded by chain restaurants, most disappointing and crowded. Happily, the museum is home to the best place nearby. Walk up the stairs near the back entrance to The Restaurant in the Park, a delightful, too-little-known room, where you will be served by men in black suits who bring a gourmet assortment of entrees and sandwiches. The desserts are also splendid. Best of all, the east side of the restaurant is all glass, offering a lovely view of Grant Park.
The Restaurant on the Park is closed
Best of Chicago 2002