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Nia Mediterranean
Nia Mediterranean

Nia Mediterranean Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://niarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (312) 226-3110
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Mon - Sat 11:30 - 3pm
    Dinner:
    Sun - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering list & other party options available at niarestaurant.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sun-Sat $33pp eight course prix fixe menu

    Sun-Sat $28pp eight course prix fixe menu, before 6pm

    Sunday- $25 eight course prix fixe menu all day

    Monday - 1/2 Price Pitchers of Sangria

    Tuesday - 1/2 Price Select Bottles of Wine

    Wednesday - $4 12oz Premium Craft Beer
    $15 25oz Premium Craft Beer

    Thursday - $8 Signature Cocktails

    Friday - $8 Signature Sangria
    Join our newsletter for additional weekly specials, monthly wine soirees and other special offers. Sign up at niarestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Halsted St.
  • Public Transit: #8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $11 Valet
A word from Nia Mediterranean
Mediterranean inspired small plates in the heart of "Restaurant Row" conveniently located in the West Loop on Randolph St. Extensive Mediterranean Wine List In Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant. Where food is heart and soul.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have passed this place so many times and never gone in until last Friday. The food is spectacular and so is the 8-course dinner menu. The Bacon wrapped dates are to die for!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was very underwhelming in terms of flavors. I didn't sense much mediteranean flavors. Service was okay. Cocktails were not impressive either."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service a little slow, but water was good, may have been short-staffed."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Well executed tapas. Good value. Attentive service with great recommendations. Great for a casual date or a group of friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We are always on the lookout for good tapas and Nia fit the bill. Delicious lamb balls, salad, and gnocchi to die for. The place was empty at six o'clock which was surprising but perhaps that was because it was Sunday. Service was good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had 8 courses and all were delicious! The service was the right amount of attentiveness and very friendly."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Went with a group of 6 and did the pre fix menu. The food was delicious and the outdoor dining experience was great- nice spot that we'll be back to on Randolph St.!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent lunch, good fresh food, attentive service. I will go again."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent and diverse slelctions, very well prepared; everything came to our table hot and fresh. The selectios were all nicely seasoned and very tastey. We never felt rushed. It was a very enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have eaten here for lunch several times and a couple of times for dinner. Nia never disappoints! Exceptional food each time. The pre fixe option for lunch is an especially good deal, and even better for groups. I recommend just letting them pick which plates of goodness to bring you!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My friend saw this placed reviewed in the Red Eye and with all the Positive things about them, we were sure that we'd get a great experience as well. We did. Amazing food, flavors and the free Birthday shot was the best! The Jumbo Shrimp and the Mushroom dishes were my favorite! Creme Brule was by far the best I have ever had!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I took a friend to a date there and had one of the most amazon dates ever, without spending a lot of money."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We dined here on 06.20.14 and had a very nice time. The eight course dinner was great and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Girls night out - foodie girls - everything was fabulous! Portions are perfect for sharing and gabbing. Great wine list."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "As a vegan I often find it challenging to eat out. Nia offered both my meat eating husband and myself many choices. Both the service and food have put Nia on our 'go to' list "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I arrived about 5:45 pm on Thursday evening prior to going to the Lyric Opera House to see Sound of Music. We were the only people present. I know that is early for dinner in downtown Chicago, but when we left at 6:45 pm we were still the only patrons. People - this place was fantastic. Tapas style menu with tons of options. We shared the Nia salad - perfection. Also shared the meat and cheese board, once again - delicious. Topped it ff with the bacon wrapped dates for dessert. All of this accompanied with a large carafe of their mango white sangria. I don't know if we were just too early, but this place is definitely a place we would return to. Please try it - you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Although the food was of an ok quality the service at this restaurant was absolutely horrible. I am hoping that he just happened to have a bad day, but our waiter was one of the rudest waiters I have encountered. First, we were with a group of 6 so he was going to have an aromatic tip no matter what. He pushed us towards the $33 tasting menu which did not make any sense for what kind of dinner we told him we wanted; when we said we wanted to order off of the normal menu he once again advised against it with a large attitude. (Our meal ended up being $40 each with two bottles of wine, tasting menu, go punt) Then when a waiter brought out our food there was an extra side which he insisted we ordered - we didn't. Go somewhere else for tapas..."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We loved our first visit to Nia Mediterranean and will definitely return. On our server's recommendation, we tried the 8 course "tasting" menu and it was fantastic! 3-5 options for each course and the quantities were more than enough for two people...a great way to sample the entire menu and the price was very reasonable...$33 per person. The food was well presented and very delicious, and the Greek wine selections were great, also reasonably priced. The decor is lovely and tastefully done. We will be back...often!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had the salmon. Was dry and tasteless and dissappointing. Martini's are small and pricey but then again it is in a downtown trendy restaurant. The restaurant is small, maybe seats 50 at street level but there is a lower level that I did not visit. Service was fine, but the restaurant was not busy."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "the food was exceptional. step back to the sea, with attentive service willing to please the customer. the is truly a gem with a selection that will delight everyone in attendance. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Had visitors from England and took them to a favorite neighborhood spot. We actually went twice in one week because it was their favorite of the places we had been to. One of them was vegetarian and we chose mainly vegetarian tapas for the three of us and tried different things each time. It can sometimes be slim pickings for non meat/fish eaters but they thought both the variety and quality of the selections were excellent. Order a few things at a time so everything doesn't arrive at once. It's always so hard for me to chose because I love everything but some of my favorites are the Orzo Salad, Diver Scallops, Lamb Loin Chops, Wild Mushrooms, Red Pepper Gnocchi and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Just give me one of everything!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I lived in Europe for the last 9 years and recently moved home to Chicago. I have been looking for a restaurant like this for 6 months! The food is wonderful - small portions, great for sharing; tasty options for vegetarians and meat lovers. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet enough to hear the people at your table! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Nia's has an extensive Mediterranean-style menu, however we selected their Tapas special menu where for $33 per person we had 3-4 tapas choices from each of 8 categories, creating a customized 8 course tapas meal - salad through dessert. The choices were difficult since most sounded very good. The ones we selected, several based on recommendations from our server, were excellent and the portions were a good size. They also have a nice assortment of specialty cocktails, sangria and a good wine list. If you like this style of food and dining, I highly recommend NIa's for a nice, affordable dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very good food and service! Food comes out so fast and very attentive staff."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Picking a restaurant online from out of state can be tricky, but it turned out being the highlight of our day. I had seen the 4 or 6 course price fixe menu option online and planned on that until our excellent waiter mentioned an 8 course option was available as well. For only a few dollars more than we would have paid for pizza or BBQ, we enjoyed a spectacular Mediterranean feast, and I was able to try foods I'd been wanting to, and to introduce my great niece to foods she'd never tried, or in some cases, never heard of, that we both enjoyed immensely. We had Sangria, the Nia's salad, bacon wrapped dates, orzo salad, saganaki, ceviche, the cauliflower with cheese, lamb chops with fingerling potatoes, and tiramisu for dessert! Wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Consistent terrific service, food, wine, room, music, experience - you name it. We're loyal diners who live just a few blocks away and always find it to be an oasis and shelter from the storm."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We took our daughter and her boyfriend to Nia's for a fabulous dinner last night. They were visiting from St. Louis and we wanted to go somewhere where we could get great food and have a conversation. We have taken many friends and family members to Nia's and every visit has been a great dining experience. I don't know where to start with the menu, since everything was delicious, but my favorites are the bacon wrapped dates, Nia salad, pumpkin gnocci, the meatballs and the salmon with bok choy. We also love the Santorini White Wine. The service was also wonderful, very cordial and friendly with the food coming out at perfect intervals. If you want small plates in the West Loop, Nia's is the best. We keep going back and it is always good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The staff was super accommodating and very kind considering our reservation kept changing. Restaurant was very quiet on a Tuesday night. The six of us decided to eat off the large group party menu for $33 a head which is great value, however the quantity of food is probably better for eight or more. Food does not come out in the order they are on the menu. Generally, everything tasted okay. The tastiest thing was the arugula salad with goat cheese medallions. The other girls I was with wished the restaurant was more flexible about the three credit card limit per bill considering the restaurant was not that busy."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "A group of 4 of us came here as a celebration after an event. Service was very good, but we were also the only ones in the restaurant, so...it should be. We ordered several dishes because we had a variety of nutritional restrictions. I think with dessert we ordered 14 or 15 dishes. We were satisfied. The server was very accommodating to our nutritional needs, gladly modifying dishes as necessary. A few of the dishes were delicious, most others were not memorable, and a couple actually required the addition of salt because they were bland. All-in-all, the service was great but the food and drinks were expensive and mediocre."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Good menu with a lot of options. I would have like to try the prix fixe but that requires the entire table to join in. As it was, they offer a good selection of dishes for the vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore. The servings are good sized for tapas, so you can probably get by with two or three at the most."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was my wife's and my first visit to Nia, and we will be returning with family and friends. Very European, very hip but not intimidating to older folks (like us.) The blend of multpile cuisines makes choices fun and easy. The 8 course prix fixe dinner was the best way to sample a lot of foods: it was value-priced, the portions were large, and every single item was delicious. We especially liked the strip steak with pesto, mushroom risotto, and diver scallops. The drink and wine lists are eclectic, interesting, and priced fairly. The evening was enhanced by our waiter, Marty, who was one of the most helpful, friendly, and engaging servers I have ever met. He clearly enjoys his job and makes the experience a peak one. GO!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was very fresh and flavorful and the ambiance fantastic! Plates/Portions very large for reasonable price."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a table of 10 and I was told ahead of time that we would be required to order off a pre-set menu. What I did not understand is that everyone at the ENTIRE table would have to get the exact same course for 8 courses--no flexibility except for 3 vegetarians. Contrast this to other tapas restaurants where half the fun is trying a lot of new dishes at once. I proposed splitting us in half, 5 on one table and 5 on the other, each to select their courses for the 5, but that was refused (which makes no sense because I'm assuming had we come in as separate tables, they would not have made us eat what our neighboring table was eating...but who knows!) We received begrudging, inflexible service. Never returning."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Perfect place for a date. Candlelight, amazing service, 8 course meal was superb."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Tried the tasting menu. Didn't think there would be a lot of food, but I was proved wrong. This for sure is the way to go. So many options. Food was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have a wonderful meal for Valentine's Day. We were very glad to have a table in the downstairs room. Our server did a great job. We will certainly go back again soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great time at Nia! The service was great, very attentive but still gave you your space to enjoy your dinner. The food was wonderful and the staff was more than happy to wrap up what we didn't finish. I really liked the atmosphere in the restaurant. Many restaurants try to rush you out the door when you finish and I didn't feel like that at all. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We had the pleasure on enjoying Nia this past Saturday and were delighted to find out they were part of restaurant week. One of the best RW menus I have scene. 8 tapas courses for $33 was insane. Everything was perfect for sharing and we were able to try a nice variety. The lamb meatballs were delicious. I will definitely be back, restaurant week or not ."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great selection of food. The baclava was not so good. Some courses were brought too soon before the previous was consumed."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Overall, the food was good and the service was good. However, we just weren't sure that we felt everything was worth the price. Mostly mediocre tapas, one was very good (gnocchi) and one was very bad (scallops), for relatively high prices. It doesn't feel like Nia fits in on Randolph Street because everything around is exceptional and Nia just isn't exceptional. Again, not bad but, I probably won't be back with so many other places on my list to try."
    Dined on 2/6/2014