Siena Tavern
Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern

  • 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: American, Italian, 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Siena Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
341 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (233)hot spot (204)good for groups (162)vibrant bar scene (154)special occasion (134)great for lunch (95)neighborhood gem (86)great for outdoor dining (83)notable wine list (70)romantic (64)great for brunch (61)late-night find (39)scenic view (15)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    The food here is outstanding, perfect plate sizes for sharing. The Coccoli and Meatball are a must for starters. The host stand did what they could to accommodate the extra diner we arrived with, while the friendly and very attentive servers took great care of us. This lively restaurant was definitely worth the wait for a reservation... a great find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch here
    sandiVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Had lunch with colleagues and was surprised by how great the food was. The duck in a jar was excellent. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    It was our first time there. The menu was very good but the food was excellent! I loved the Lobster Roll! Service was perfect and it was a very inviting setting. Saw a few Chicago Sports Stars there with their families eating. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we were looking for
    DiscerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    To truly enjoy Siena Tavern, you need to be under the age of 40. My husband and I are in our sixties, and big fans of Fabio from watching him on Top Chef over the years. Our dinner was excellent, BUT this is truly a tavern, not a fine dining establishment. It's clearly designed for a much younger crowd. At 10 AM on a Friday night we were the oldest folks in the establishment by a long shot. It was packed with twenty and thirty-somethings, music in the bar area (which is really the entire restaurant) was thumping and we had stopped by to have a nice Italian meal. The food was excellent, but the ambiance was definitely not what we were looking for. Although young at heart and very active, we outgrew this type of scene years ago.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OK Italian
    Clementine
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Big lunch crowd, just ok Italian food. I had a pasta with a salty meat dish; my colleague had the margareta pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday
    Jpiest
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    With my wife being a huge fan of Fabio's what better place to take her for her birthday? I informed the staff of her birthday on my reservation and wow did they take care of her! Food was excellent, burrata mozzarella and octopus were the best of either we have EVER had. Everything else was top notch as well, we also did the bone marrow app and the prosciutto meat plate. I had the sea bass and she the pork chop which were both excellent. Dessert was great too, tiramisu was also the best I've ever had. Going to have to go back to try the things we couldn't fit in our belly's this trip! The staff was so gracious and wonderful to her for her birthday, really made her feel special and for that I am forever grateful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The Food was spectacular! We loved everything about the place. Can't wait to go again and try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat awesome
    Aceon18VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    First time, went before the Hawks game four of us shared this amazing meatball appetizer and a pear and prosciutto pizza split the brick chicken .. Loved, loved , loved it all. Great waiter, got us out in plenty of time for the game with a doggie bag for a late night snack after the game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My neighbor in LA , recommend this fabulous spot!
    KailuaMama1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The handmade pasta was scrumptious ! The Italian donuts melted in our mouths!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    EliJ
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It was my first time visiting Siena, was highly recommended by colleagues. Very impressed by the food, would definitely go back again and again. The Waygu meatball was recommended by our server, an absolute must try. The only downfall: we were sat at a table too small to comfortably sit, eat, and work while lunching. Also, be prepared, this is not a place for a quick lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Kale Salad
    AAbb
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I go there for the Kale Salad, Truffle Mushroom Pizza and the meatball. Other stuff on the menu is good too. The menu has great seafood options too and portion sizes are not too overwhelming. I love this place for its ambiance and their bar is vibrant even on a weekday. To me Siena is fancy casual. Its also in the neighborhood so always good for a meal and catch up with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything delicious
    tbo41
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was the first time I have been to the restaurant. I enjoyed every dish from the starters to the dessert. The staff was very informative and helpful with every question. I will definitely tell everyone I know to go for the food and the great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as last time
    cheezynonkVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything was great, and the food was phenominal as expected. The only downfall was that the service was a bit slow, especially when we sat down it took a while to get drinks. Other than that, everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girl getaway
    DeeF
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great night. Older gals getaway weekend with good drinks, great assortment of food. Great service! I chose the restaurant this night and everyone praised the choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect
    Abaum
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    From our server to the wine and everything in between was awesome. One of the top ten meals I have ever eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharkb8
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great pasta, pizza, sandwiches and of course my favorite...The Kale Caesar Salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luigi
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Party of 8 we were given this nice separate and private room. Good choice of appetizers to share. High mark for the octopus. Pastas were good and right size - i don't like those huge size pasta dishes that fill you up. I had the chicken for entree and was very good. Nice wine list. Overall a fair price for a good italian restaurant in downtown chicago. We'll keep it in my short list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JK440
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I ate twice at the Sienna Tavern in the past 2 months, the qst time was wonderful, the ffod was great and service too. the suid ink lingiune was to die for. I went back a second time and brought a party of 8, I had the same dish was passable at best, my friends Veal was not great either. the service was poor, we waited over 20 mins to order apps and that was on a Monday night at 8:30. I might go back to see if the last meal was just a fluke
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by friends to me. I was celebrating my birthday and it was just perfect! Great atmosphere, great drinks, great food and the service was amazing. Definitely will recommend it to any of my friends who is spending time in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in every way
    happy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We loved everything about Siena Tavern. There were 4 of us. We sampled the menu drinks and they were a bit sweet. We described what we were looking for and our server came back with custom mixed drinks that were perfect. We shared a number of items and loved everything! The food is delicious. Come hungry! Leave room for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the same ole stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was fabulous! If you like meatballs, this one on the appetizer list will blow you away. If you are looking for a variation of Italian food, you have to try this place. Leave room for dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taking a break on Miracle Mile
    DiningDivaDuo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Mother/grown daughter visit to Windy City and returned to Siena Tavern for second time. Food was good, shared chop salad and pear flatbread pizza. Server recommended good wine choice and we had the chocolate torte for dessert. The server was attentive and friendly, the seats in the dining room were far enough apart for privacy and we had a great view by the window.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is just ok
    doshVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    menu looks a lot better than it tastes, but it's not bad, just not necessarily worth the price. for better italian and similar atmosphere, i'd go to rpm any day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new 'Lunch GoTo' destination
    wbbraun
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great food, service & overall experience. The menu choices were plentiful and not your typical lunch fare. There were tasty combinations including nice seasonal selections. I had the harvest salad and tuna crudo while my friend selected the kale Parmesan caesar and hamachi crudo. Delicious! And, hi energy atmosphere. We will definitely return and soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service but too loud
    MattVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Siena Tavern is a nice addition to the River North culinary scene. The food was delightful and creative, the ingredients were fresh, and the service was impeccable. However, I went here on a business lunch and at times I had difficulty hearing my guest. The restaurant is too loud for a business lunch in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Seventhirtythree
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Hate this trend of menus that feature large appetizers or pseudo appetizers that are designed to be shared with the table. Unless you're with family or very close friends, sharing everything is awkward, and a pain in the neck. The food here is good, but the way the menu is set up is annoying. Any time it takes the server 15 minutes to "review" the menu with us, I know I'm in the wrong place. And it wasn't because she was describing the actual food or preparation, it was because she had to explain the size of each item, and tell us whether it was appropriate for sharing. It wasn't a horrible experience, but it was definitely overpriced and just okay.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pros & Cons
    Hutch
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Pros: Got a great table; very nice bartender (from California) mixed a superb old fashioned; excellent lobster pasta. Cons: rude hostess; trying to get noticed in the bar to get drinks (thanks again man from Cal); no bread (really?).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty lunch options
    threefriendsVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The autumn menu at Sienna Tavern introduced some tasty options for lunch - the wagyu meatball sandwich and the charred chicken sandwich (both with parmesan fries) was delicious and hearty. The butternut squash tortellini was flavorful and I enjoyed the crunchy sage bits. This is a great option for a river north lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heard a lot of hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food was good, not great. Seemed like anyone over 30 was in the out crowd
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was perfect!
    Lu627
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We went to Siena to celebrate my cousin's 29th bday. She has a strict diet and the waiter was more than accomodating. He knew everything she could eat and answered all of her questions. When our octupus appetizer was potentially going to be tough, the manager offered us another app free of charge. Everything we ate was amazing-- the sangria was even better! At the end of the meal the waiter brought ice cream for the table and offered my cousin a glass of champagne. We had the best time celebrating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant and nice atmosphere
    opfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Space was nice looking and food choices were good. Loved the brussel sprout salad and butternut squash ravioli. Great seasonal offerings. Indulged in some s'more gelato too!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10/18
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Host very accommodating with a table change. Waitress gave a lot of suggestions and recommendations for our taste
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Bosley
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Love the small plates of Italian foods. Don't miss the meatball! Desserts are fantastic especially the donuts with special sauces. Have fun here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding!
    Graciegirl13
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I can't get enough of this restaurant! The food is outstanding as is the service. Burnt pepperoni and any of the mozzarella dish's I would recommend. Top notch!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out
    Chi26
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The drinks, apps and pizza were delicious. The moneybread dessert was heavenly! Great place to kick off the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    GoodieFoodieChi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had an amazing time here. We had a huge group (more than what we put down for the reservation) the staff tried to accommodate us as much as possible and we were able to squeeze into our booth and had a wonderful server. We tried many items on the menu and not one disappointed. I can't wait to go back to try the favorites again for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tenn2Chicago
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The meatball starter is a meal in itself. A great Chicago restaurant to add to your favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truffles
    Gina
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    AMAZING TRUFFLE PIZZA AND PIZZA. THE FOOD IS GREAT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, great food
    stevorino
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We came for our anniversary. They treated us right. We had a booth waiting for us, as requested, and were offered complimentary processo. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was prepared flawlessly and the cocktails were outstanding. Nearly everything on the menu would qualify as accessible but interesting. We're spoiled here in Chicago, with so many outstanding options, so I would be remiss if I weren't to mention that more notable cuisine could be had elsewhere. But in nearly every other US city save NY or SF, this would be the top choice in town, and folks would be lucky to have it. I must also point out that I've spent far more at other restaurants and left far less satisfied. For quality and overall pleasure, Siena is a gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodpf48
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Just got back from Tuscany and often sampled gnocchi (my favorite) and yours with truffle cream was better than any I had there. Yummy! My companion had the beef filled ravioli. He usually does not eat bread, but asked for some to sop up all the juices. The food was outstanding. On the other hand: disappointed that we had to ask for bread. I found the printed menu to be very unappealing. And the noise level made it very difficult to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.