Siena Tavern
Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sienatavern.com/
  • Phone: 3125951322
  • 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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Siena Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
348 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (233)hot spot (198)vibrant bar scene (159)good for groups (144)special occasion (137)great for outdoor dining (107)neighborhood gem (89)great for lunch (85)notable wine list (71)great for brunch (59)romantic (58)late-night find (36)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    Newfoody
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    If you're looking for a great place in river north, this spot fits it. We went for my boyfriends birthday and not only was our server Caitlin so amazing and really knowledgable, but she brought over a birthday candle in the gelato dessert with a birthday card and a free dessert because she said we were really nice. Wow!!! Even the manager came over and said happy birthday. We got the wagyu meatball and truffle and mushroom pizza and the meatball was out of this world! The pizza was good but I wouldn't get it again, the mushroom flavor was overwhelming. If you really like mushrooms you will probably love it. For dessert we got the s'more gelato and bambolini donuts. Wow... Wow... Wow... Get the bambolinis!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but uncomfortable
    YumYumEdVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Be sure to get one of the cushioned tables because even though we had reservations, we were put on stools that were absolutely uncomfortable as they were hard as a rock and squeezed so close to each other I thought I was in NYC eating. The food was good but wow, where we sat was a complete distraction from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A friend and I live in a dead zone for food. When she had to fly out of Chicago for business we decided to make a night of it and went to Siena Tavern. Going to this restaurant made us believe in good food again. Everything we had was amazing. Service was great, everything came out at exactly the right time. I would definitely go there again with out hesitation and will definitely recommend any friends visiting the city to go there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Down
    BonAppetit
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I loved this place for lunch as I have taken multiple clients here. Considering the great experience I had then, I decided to take a friend to dinner for her birthday. Horrible experience, to the point I will not be back at this restaurant. The review doesn't have an option for Noise Level as too loud, but if there was I would pick it. The main reason I am so disgusted with this experience is the waitress rushed the plates out throughout the meal. I actually got my bill before I got the dessert. I spent over $180 for a meal that would have lasted less then 30 minutes if we did try to slow her down by sipping our martinis. Sorry Siena Tavern, I don't care how hot your scene is, being rushed through a meal ruins any dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No rush. No problems.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A very energetic but not crowded hot spot. The tables are not cramped and there is no rush in service for such a popular place. Between 6 people we had 10 items off the menu and all were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JunctionGirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food, fast service, felt a tiny but rushed at times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service with a smile!
    PranaVAVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I was visiting Chicago and met up with some friends here. From the beginning, the staff here was so very nice. The hosts were awesome in making sure we got seated (we opted to hang out in the bar area). The wine choices are great. The bartender was sweet. She let me taste a few ones until picking an Italian red. The food was just okay to me. I ordered two things and they both tasted really salty. My friends devoured the meatballs which looked great, but I don't eat red meat. I'm thinking maybe the meat dishes are the best. I ordered scallops and then the cauliflower. I'd come back when I'm in town again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Lunch Spot
    SouthSideFoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything about Siena Tavern is outstanding. The food is to die for. The service is top notch and extremely knowledgeable. The scene is great during the daytime for business or in the evening for being out. I have been to Siena for many business lunches in the past few weeks, eaten inside, outside and once at the bar. I continue to be impressed with the food, the people and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Get Enough
    MagenVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I cannot get enough of Siena Tavern. Everything on their menu is spot on. On my most recent trip I tried the Burrata, Grilled Octopus, Broccolini, and Tagliatelle. Everything was outstanding and I'm not going to lie the Tagliatelle is the best pasta I've ever had. This place is well worth the price and I can't get back here soon enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gazpacho, burrata, ravioli oh my
    pac28VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Love the the ambiance and decor. My service was excellent. Started with the gazpacho, i liked it. You must like cucumber to order this dish. It had a bit of heat to it and the end. Then I had the burrata, it was so silky, but my favorite part of the dish was the tomato jam. Next up was the short rib ravioli, truthfully it didn't blow me away but it was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    urbantosuburban
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Fabulous. The coccoli, smoked mozzarella (actually my favorite), hamachi, kale salad, prosciutto sausage, squid ink linguine and of course the bomboloni!!! YUM! It is quite loud there- so go early if you want to be able to hear your fellow dinners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time, but a little loud
    Sommer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our visit to the Sienna Tavern was amazing- the food was first rate, and our server was excellent. We had dinner reservations at 10:30, so perhaps it was the late night time of our visit, but it was so loud that out of the 5 of us in the booth, only the two of us closest to the aisle could hear our server, much less each other, without raising our voices. We still enjoyed the experience, we just couldn't chat the way we wanted. I'd still suggest this locale, just plan for the energetic feel of the evening, so perhaps not select it for a nice, conversational dinner location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I usually go for brunch, which I prefer. It was just way too loud on a Thursday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch!
    Mellimell
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I enjoy the variety on the menu and the short rib ravioli was fabulous! Its like this restaurant was made just for me. ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely a Top 5 Fave!
    Nickle14
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I was in Chicago on business with a group and this restaurant was recommended by a local co-worker. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere was rustic and fun, we had a cool booth that was a little cozy for 5 of us, but worked out well. The bar was happening, but not too loud that you couldn't hear yourself talk to the person next to you. From the Wagyu Beef gigantic meatball to the Short Rib Ravioli and homemade donuts for dessert, everything we had was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • only one problem....
    shr15VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Amazing food, great decor. Problem is that with the very loud music, it is almost impossible to carry on a conversation. I accordingly would not come here for business or a date. The food is so great....I don't see why they want to be a nightclub too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't have a title
    Beginnerfoodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were greeted at the front door with a big smile and friendly voice. AWESOME job! The bartender got two of our three drinks quickly but was a bit slow on the third. Before we got the third drink our table was ready. Our server was patient with us because we had a tough time deciding and she made a few recommendations. We had one of the pizzas, the squid ink pasta and the brick oven chicken. Food came out in a timely manner and all your servers and bussers work quite well together as a team. We LOVED our food except the sticky potatoes weren't "sticky" but they were VERY good. The music wasn't so loud that we had to yell to hear each other speak but I like the music when eating very soft background music...that's me though. A+++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals of my life!!
    Tomoly
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I can't say enough about this restaurant. The food was unbelievable and the staff was beyond attentive. We will for sure be back!! I just wish Fabio was there visiting tables. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time dining, great spot for a fun night out with friends. I actually like a later dinner at Sienna, it has a great supper-club vibe. I'd recommend the Wagu meatball, and the grilled octopus - both are fabulous starts. We also loved the cocktails - have a #10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three month wait...
    DebV
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Though the food and service were commendable, the table we were seated at was extremely disappointing. The restaurant is full of large, spacious tables, but we were given the smallest spot in the back corner of the restaurant. After waiting three months to get a reservation at Siena Tavern, I was expecting the best of the best - I could not believe they sat us at the smallest table - this set the tone of the evening. This hard to get into restaurant should take into consideration how long some diners have waited to experience Siena Tavern. Why bother having two, small tables in a restaurant full of large tables - is it done purposefully to make some diners feel inferior? I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another great meal!
    FoodieMommaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been here 4 times now and everytime I've had great service and good food! We even brought my 2 year old with for a 4:45 reservation this time and they were great about accommodating. No specific kids menu, but they whipped up a pasta dish she loved!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food! Great Service! Fav restaurant in Chicago by far!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy Italian
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good overall, but not my favorite Italian in Chicago. Seemed like it was trying too hard to be trendy to justify $30 pasta dishes. Appetizers- coccoli - my favorite thing of the night - and waygu meatball, very good, the most traditional dish I tried. Dinner: gnocci - a bit cheesy/chewy rather than pillowy, but flavor and the sauce was very good. Tagliatelle with lobster was excellent when hot, but started to gum up as soon as the steam stopped rising. Eat it fast.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste buddies
    Nick
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything TASTED amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable server did a fantastic job making us feel COMFORTABLE and WELCOME. She did a great job describing everything. Cool atmosphere / decor. We will definitely be back to try other items in the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Angelina
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Delicious food, great friendly service, in a comfortable atmosphere. We will definitely be going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and drinks
    Jensview
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was a really great atmosphere but the food didn't live up to the hype.Lasagna was good but had a lot of meat and felt more like a chili. It was still good but just wasn't what I was expecting for a lasagna. Service was great and drinks were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.