Design Awards 2010

The Judges Awards

0.3 Best new restaurant

This slick restaurant is nestled within The Art Institute of Chicago's new Modern Wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. Credit for the interior design of the gallery-bright eatery goes to local architect Dirk Denison, who has chosen spidery white chairs by Harry Bertoia and tabletops made from Durat (recyclable and containing recycled plastics). A 60-capacity terrace commands views over Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue and the Modern Wing's Bluhm Family Terrace. With contemporary Italian cuisine by Tony Mantuano, head chef at Chicago mainstay Spiaggia, lunch is served daily, dinner on Thursdays only

Address:159 East Monroe, Chicago, US
Key features: Located in the new Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano has an expansive covered terrace and views of Millennium Park. It also features a cava di stagionatura (cheese cave)
Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
Chef:Tony Mantuano
Designers: Renzo Piano (architecture); Dirk Denison (interior design)

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