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Siena Tavern
Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sienatavern.com
  • Phone: (312) 595-1322
  • Hours of Operation:

    Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am

    Kitchen Closes at 11pm Sunday - Weds | Pizza Bar Open until Midnight
    Kitchen Closes at Midnight Thurs, Fri, Sat | Pizza Bar Open until 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Blonsky/Fabio Viviani
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kinzie & Dearborn
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Siena Tavern
Siena Tavern will bring the sophistication and charisma of Viviani’s cuisine as well as the energy of a bustling bar, to the epicenter of Chicago’s dining scene in River North. Combining Fabio’s crowd-pleasing made-from-scratch menu with DineAmic’s success in the hospitality sphere, Siena Tavern offers diners an experience that is simultaneously comfortable, vibrant and social as well as polished. Located at 51 W. Kinzie Street, (intersection of Kinzie & Dearborn) in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, SienaTavern becomes the fourth hospitality concept from DineAmic Group, which currently owns and operates the highly successful Public House and Bull & Bear properties. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had reservations, early because it was kind of last minute, and they seated us at a hightop. You couldn't get close to the table if you sat on the bench. We asked to be reseated and got seated next to the wait station. Good thing our waiter was so nice, Devon, and the food was so good or we would never go back. There were four tops available when we arrived and they could have seated at one very easily. The restaurant wasn't full and still wasn't when we left."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Given that we live in Streeterville my husband and I are bombarded with restaurant choices. I used to love to Siena Tavern but this last visit has changed my mind. The meatball appetizer was subpar and while waiting for extra bread, as suggested by our non-attentive waiter, our entrees arrived. At this price point the $19 appetizer was truly considered a side plate, with entrees not tasting any better. While this restaurant is great for tourists, there are many other neighborhood choices that meet and exceed expectations."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Came here early on a Tuesday evening and was thankful for our reservation. It seems to be a happening spot! I was with my daughter to celebrate her 23rd birthday. Service was prompt and very pleasant. The server was very enthused about the menu. We gravitate toward simpler vegetarian options and there were plenty to choose from. After some celebratory champagne we shared two salads. Both were amazing and somewhat unconventional which was fun. The thin and crispy pizza was excellent and had a delicious crust. We both had the "Gelato Flight" for dessert which was a selection of 4 flavours - we have enjoyed some exceptional gelato in our travels around Europe but we both agree these were outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service was a bit overbearing and in your face. Inexperienced and inelegant"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with our last visit here. The drinks were small(a martini should not be a puddle in the bottom half of the glass-even with an olive in the glass) and watered down, the kale salad was nice but how about a piece of bread with a salad,the pizza was very good and the brick chicken diavalo was tiny and not spicy at all.There are so many places doing a better brick chicken and at a better price point. Our waitress was so disengaged."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "So all the Fabio Top Chef stuff aside, the Siena Tavern is solid foodie offering for those who want marvelous Italian fare. The place is large, looks a bit like a hipster Hotel dinner spot vs a small town in Italy hole in the wall, but the food makes up for it. Drinks at the bustling bar were inspired and the wine list is deep (suprised that each time we asked, we were steered away from the Italian offerings?). The crowd is hip, young and um, loud. Thankfully, our booth was waiting soon after we arrived and we settled in for a very very good meal. A great sign was that there were many things competing for our selection on the menu, meaning we'd return for sure. We took the lead of our server, who was friendly, knowlegable and sincere."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Took a friend here for brunch for the first time and the food was absolutely outstanding. We had the eggs benedict and the breakfast skillet, both of which we shared, and loved it so much that we came back again the next day and ordered it all again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We loved Siena Tavern for Brunch! They have both sweet and savory options and nothing we ordered was disappointing. Get the Monkey Bread. It was the best I have ever had! The service was great and the atmosphere was rustic chic. We will definitely travel to Chicago again and come to Siena Tavern for dinner."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was HORRIBLE!! I have been before and service has always been fine."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Somehow, I've managed to get through the past few years without stopping by Siena Tavern for lunch OR dinner, therefor I was worried that perhaps the food would not live up to the hype that all of my friends and coworkers have built up. I have to say, from start to finish, everything about the meal was perfect. We all sampled each others entrees and desserts, and every thing was fantastic. I highly recommend Siena Tavern to anyone looking for a great meal. The pricing is also very reasonable for the quality of food!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Loved Siena! I am vegan and our server, Stephanie, could not have been more helpful or accommodating in helping me find suitable choices on the menu. The manager came over to make sure that I was happy with my dinner, which I was. Thank you, Stephanie, for being an outstanding server, I truly appreciate it. Everything everyone ordered at the table was enjoyed. We did not have a pizza, but they looked incredible as they were served to tables around us. My absolute favorite was the doughnuts for dessert with the dipping sauces. A+!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Good food and lots of interesting choices. The salads are large and the selections are unique. I had lunch here with a colleague and was not disappointed by the service or the atmosphere. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It is a shame - very good food but such a loud, obnoxious, overflowing bar scene you can't talk to the person next to you at your table. If you are going for the food, go for lunch or very early dinner.....otherwise just go for bar scene & skip the meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This definitely had a fun and festive vibe. This seemed to be the place for a girls night out as there were several parties of women seemingly there for special occasions. Great for a date night or a happy hour for professionals."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a reservation here and ended up being about 20 minutes late because of a bus breakdown. However, the host was extremely gracious, and we waited about ten minutes, got a drink at the bar, and then were taken to our table. Compared to other similarly-priced Italian restaurants in Chicago, we were impressed with the portion sizes. I didn't love the risotto that I got, but it was artfully prepared and definitely tasted good. The service was fantastic too, despite the restaurant being (surprisingly) crowded for 8:30 on a Wednesday night. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Would not go back. Ossobuco was very good but have had better. My gnocchi was highlight of dinner but I would not drive downtown to get gnocchi. The prosciutto was cut ridiculously thin. We know that it is supposed to be served thinly sliced but this was obviously done to save money. Skip the coccoli appetizer with prosciutto. The burrata with tomato jam and toast was delicious. The gelato was okay but the rhubarb crisp was way too tart. I love rhubarb but would never order this dessert again. My white sangria was refreshing. There is no bread on the table. The pizzas looked good but we were looking for a nice dinner. The meal was good, just not good enough to make it a downtown destination for us - unfortunately."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "A friend recommended Siena Tavern to me so we decided to give it a try on a recent trip to Chicago. It was my favorite dinner of the entire trip! Not only was everything we had delicious but they were also so accommodating of my young daughter's dietary restrictions. The hearts of palm salad was so yummy and our pasta dishes were awesome. I would definitely visit Siena Tavern again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is becoming a go-to place for special occasions and out of town guests. Food and service are consistently excellent! Great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant, nice open floor plan; various rooms, etc. The food was good, not great. However, if you're a NYC transplant, who's lived here for decades - get the pizza it's like home.!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "great wait staff. tagliatelle was excellent. Doughnuts for dessert - very good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • " From the time we sat down to the time we left, it was a very memorable, and enjoyable experience. We ordered our selections based on other reviews and the help of our server. There were three of us and we shared all of the dishes.The Coccoli was our least favorite (cheese was cold & would have preferred at least room temp). The Octopus was out of this world, I've tried elsewhere and found this to be the best & most tender. We shared the Squid Ink pasta w/ Lobster, the Mushroom Gnocchi and Burnt Pepperoni pizza. Everything was really good! Our server, Arturo was by far one of the best servers we have ever had. He truly made the whole experience so enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The shaved brussels sprout salad is interesting and ample enough to share. Our charcuterie (waitress selected) was delicious including walnuts and honey, 2 cheeses and 2 meats. My daughter said the Gnocchi was the best she ever had. The Orchietta was also delicious and equally as good reheated the next day for lunch. The little donuts (beignets really) were wonderful with the chocolate/hazlenut, caramel/whiskey, and raspberry sauce. Definitely a restaurant worth returning to."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We discovered this gem by accident. Loved it so much we visited twice. The wait staff was incredible! Water glasses were never empty. Waiter offered terrific substitutions to accommodate dietary restrictions. Favorites were the meatball sandwich, kale salad, coccoli (YUM!) and pizza. We have never been a fan of the deep dish (sorry Chicago!) so the lighter crust was a welcome surprise! Cocktails were pricey, but oooh so good. Would return for drinks alone."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very enjoyable experience at an outstanding restaurant. Both the food and the service were excellent. I highly recommend the Siena Tavern."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I picked Siena Tavern to meet up with out of town guests because it was recommended to me, and I'd always drive by and want to go in there. We have no complaints about the quality of food and drink, but the service wasn't great. It wasn't a busy night either. It took approximately 20 minutes to receive our drinks after we ordered. My friend's appetizer was taken away when our entrees arrived even though it was only half finished. My husband ordered a dish and was told that one component of it was out of stock, so they would bring a bit more of everything else. My husband requested that they do not increase the oysters and instead the server sent an extra plate of oysters. Our server just did not seem interested in our table at all."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Always delicious, service is impeccable."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place was amazing! We ordered the grilled octupus as an appetizer and it was great. For our entrees we ordered the prosciutto pear pizza and farro risotto, both delicious dishes. Our waitress was really great and she really knew the menu and was able to make some great recommendations. Overall, great food, great atmosphere, I would go back again!!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Girl and the Goat used to be my favorite restaurant before I came to Siena Tavern. The octopus, pizza, gnocchi, kale salad, and crudo are all delicious!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a birthday brunch at Siena T. For the most part it was a good dining experience. The food was good (not great). Kinda expected a little more to be honest but we had a good time. Service was a little dodgy. Nice enough and knowledgeable but he may have had too many tables to work with. Took our orders and disappeared. Long enough so that the appetizers arrived at the same time as our meals. He checked in after everything arrived. That was odd. Other than that it was fun. We'll probably go back again but more than likely for drinks only. Not that impressed."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Went there after theatre for a meal. We were seated right away inside, however the noise level was very high since it was Saturday night. I had brick chicken and my companion had lasagna, both were very good. Would go there again on a different night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A rather large group of us went to celebrate a birthday and we all left raving about Siena Tavern! Everything was amazing! The service was great, cocktails and food exceptional, and the environment was buzzing. We especially loved the Fried Dough app and the Gnocchi and Squid Ink Linguine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for brunch, so I can't speak to the dinner/bar scene of this spot but it was a fantastic experience for us! Our server was competent and friendly, the restaurant is lovely and we sincerely enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Sat outside with a group of 5 people. Wait staff could have been a bit more attentive but the food was great! Good options for brunch, and they also had a full lunch menu. I had the breakfast sandwich which came with a side of crispy potatoes sprinkled with parm cheese - both items were amazing. Friends had biscuits and gravy which they loved. Waffles with Nutella were also delicious. Lots of outdoor seating - not hard to get a reservation for a Saturday brunch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our server was not attentive nor friendly...however, the nearby waitress was super helpful!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "At first I felt like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" when she was trying to buy clothes. I had money, but no one would wait on me at the bar. I was seen by several bartenders and waitresses, but something about me must have screamed "I am not worthy." Once we got seated, things improved. Excellent pizza. Very good lobster pasta. Bread was not served. Desserts merely OK."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were all excited to dine at this restaurant. Our gluten-free diner ordered a kale salad with chicken. It was served with tons of croutons. It was remade, but this time they forgot the chicken. A bus boy was sent to pick it up so it could be corrected, but he thought it was to be thrown away, so we had to chase him down. We waited another 10 minutes and they brought a bowl of chopped chicken for her to "dump" in the salad. This was appalling to us. We explained this to the manager and all she did was hand us her card and said to contact her next time we came in. This was also appalling. No offer to remove the item from the bill, no offer of dessert, no offer of free drinks. Worst experience in ages."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious but tiny portions! Disappointing especially for the prices"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Having made reservations 6 weeks in advance I was really looking forward to a night out with my girlfriends. The waiter was stuck up, my short rib ravioli was cold and incredibly overpriced and they ran out of sangria, the one part of the evening I was enjoying."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have been there before and absolutely love the food and atmosphere. There isn't a bad thing on the menu. Unforunately had a really poor experience in terms of service. Server was absent the entire evening and was not checking in or brining things back to the table in a timely manner. It was such a bad experience that it took away from the entire evening. It is unfortunate because this restaurant is one of my favorites."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was amazing food served wonderfully from pizza to cheese plate to burgers"
    Dined on 6/21/2014