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
356 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (209)hot spot (164)vibrant bar scene (150)special occasion (138)good for groups (131)great for outdoor dining (108)great for lunch (103)great for brunch (76)neighborhood gem (75)notable wine list (61)romantic (53)late-night find (38)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (12)Show More
  • Amazing
    Mark
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every dish was amazing, waitress was fantastic - knew the menu inside and out and had excellent recommendations. Wonderful dining experience and cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the coccoli and other small plates were all so delicious! the pizza's are also very good - not heavily drenched with cheese & sauce
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab food
    GooseVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Best Osso Buco I've ever had. Coccoli (sp?) appetizer was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meatballs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Stopped here for lunch and thought the food was good, for the most part. I ordered the wagyu meatball sandwich. The meatballs were fabulously tasty and well textured with a hearty dose of tangy tomato sauce and a dollop of ricotta salata cheese. Really good. But the bread…was a disappointment. Too much sponge, not enough crispy crust crunch. The sogginess took away from what was, otherwise, a great tasting sandwich. The side of fries did make up for it-- possibly the BEST fries in the city. Thin, crispy, tasty, not greasy at all. I would come back just for the fries.. and those meatballs on a plate.. hold the bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Average for a top chef. Signature dishes weren't impressive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    LunchResVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Finally made it to Siena and it was worth it. Service was great, food was amazing, staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    Lichter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had been to Siena Tavern before for a late afternoon snack and just went back for a brunch date. I must say that I was impressed by their weekend brunch. The eggs benedict were delicious and my date had the scramble. She also said it was fantastic. The service was on par with what I would expect from Siena and I will be going back again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm going back to Siena
    TBAISD
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our party of 4 couldn't decide which meal was the best because everything was outstanding! The brick chicken, the gnochhi-oh my! The waitress rushed quite a bit-we had to ask for spoons for the gazpacho and for the gelato...otherwise a perfect evening! We will make this our first stop when we return to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So full, will have to come back!
    practicaldining1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My colleagues and I had the coccini, wygu meatball, carne pizza, papardelle, and gnocchi. The coccini and gnocchi were unbelievable. We also loved the warm infused donuts. We all shared! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was great--food (unbelievable), service, noise level was fine, wine list reasonable and high quality. Great location. Only drawback is that it is hard to get a reservation here unless you book weeks in advance. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 3
    Denac
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was hesitant about Siena Tavern because the only time available for reservations was after 10pm. The website mentions how the bar offers walk in seating but once arriving to the restaurant and seeing the bar it was extremely crowded and the noise level was intense not ideal for an intimate dinner! Certainly make your reservations early! The menu was small but offered a variety of things. Between three of us we shared Smoked mozerella with honey comb, margherita pizza, lasagna, and Parmesan potatoes. everything was delicious but the pizza was a little dry. The lasagna was my favorite it wasn't loaded with cheese but had lots of flavorful beef, delicious! We were out for my bday and I was given gelato it was great! I would go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are glad the others were Booked
    KimAndGreggVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While this may not have been our first choice the food was incredible. The wine list even better. My wife and I ate for what seemed like 3 hours but we wanted to try a little of everything. We could not afford to pass up the 2003 Dom Perignon at that price. It was served in champagne goblets. I know, Wow. They sat us in the bar are facin the pizza oven. THAT is the place to be. We had the meatball and prosciutto appetizers as well as a couple cheeses. We made a special request which chef Fabio himself accommodated and delivered with a huge smile. Chef Fabio told us Not to let them sit too long. He came back about 10 minutes later and we had devoured the dish. He was surprised and VERY happy. Steve the Waiter did a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I can't complain. The food was delicious and the service good but it lacked options. The menu was limited
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningirlVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Trendy , hot spot which also happens to have incredible pasta , pizza and gelato out of this world . A good bar tender makes a mean martini . Good people watching with mostly 20 to 30 something's but a few oldsters thrown in . I would come even without the peoples watching due to the amazing pasta .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration Restaurant
    runred15
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Love Fabio and his recipes. Food was fabulous especially lobster and squid ink pasta! Great date dinner as I celebrated my birthday here and it was just great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Hype
    diners
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    As Top Chef fans, we were excited to visit Fabio Viviani's Siena Tavern. We anticipated a good dining experience, and we were impressed beyond our expectations. Even though we arrived twenty minutes early, our table was ready before we even had a chance to order a drink at the bar. Our server was personable, knew the menu well, and was extremely helpful and honest about offering suggestions. The food was outstanding, including the Brussels sprouts salad and the short rib ravioli. The atmosphere was exciting, but not so loud that conversation was difficult. The great food and welcoming atmosphere clearly reflected the restaurant's creator.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive Staff wonderful food
    yummy2
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Some of the best Italian dishes in town. Must try the sea salt caramel gelato.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service!
    JimfromWesterville
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were in town for a weekend visit and a friend recommended the Siena Tavern. We were very pleased with the choice. The service was absolutely fantastic and the food equally exciting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tytnup
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was outstanding, The service was the best, We let our waitress pick all of are appetizer's and we had 5. And then we had 2- deserts and they were the best. And believe it or not the bill at the end was not as bad as I expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ksister
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fantastic Food in the midst of restaurant row! Order the ink squid linguine...to die for!! Brick chicken perfect and delicious for the gluten free diner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    GGiannosVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I took my friend here for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The food was amazing! She had the gnocchi and I had the chicken sandwich. Delicious. And to top it off, the birthday cake gelato was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truffle Gnoochi and Tuscan Salad
    Nini
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My Lunch Favs was the Truffle Gnooch and Tuscan Salad
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Italian cuisine
    FooddocVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Six of us celebrated my wife's birthday here, and it was worth the effort to get a reservation. This place is jumping on a weekday night. There are three bars in adition to multiple seating areas. The menu has offerings not seen elsewhere. We had all 6 appetizers and shared them: wagyu meatball, Wagyu tartare, ocopus, crab tempura, prosciutto sausage, and popovers with prosciutto and cheese!!! All amazingly great! The entrees were more stnadard, although my delicious lasagna came in a small kettle!! Meat and seafood dishes were tried by the others, and slamon, chicken, pork and steak were all raved over. The wine list is varied and interesting, and the service was attentive and efficient. The prices are moderate; we would return for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian Food done right
    TripleADinerVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The kitchen always produces a quality product here. The coccoli is a must and a can't miss. Love the Faro Risotto as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We enjoyed a terrific late lunch with exquisitely prepared food. Every item was a delight, perfectly prepared and elegantly presented. The portions were adequate and not overly generous. Our server was solicitous, well informed, and friendly without being intrusive. We specifically asked about options for people with dietary restrictions, and were assured that they could be accommodated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine fare in a bar atmosphere
    HuskerOutNAbout
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were here for Sunday brunch and started with a Bellini, which was a tasty start. Followed by the antipasti "Coccoli", fried dough puffs arranged over truffle-honeyed prosciutto with cheese. This is really a must! The only disappointment was the short rib ravioli. It was a bit bland and uninspiring. I wish we had gone for the pizza instead which is fired in the beautifully prominent pizza oven. The servers and manager are very attentive. The atmosphere is more bar like (they do have a large bar and TVs with sports) than you'd expect for a fine Italian dining experience and it's quite noisy. This was Sunday brunch, so I imagine that atmosphere is multiplied in the evenings. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siena Tavern
    IEatAlot
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Brunch was very very good. Outdoor dining was perfect, artichoke omelet and caramelized waffle were unbelievable. Lots of flavor going on in both dishes. Service was outstanding, very knowledgeable server who made some great recommendations. Bloody MAry was great also, nice and spicy just like we make them down in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with awesome GF options
    Kluvsfood
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went there for 2 birthday celebrations. Our waiter was fantastic! The food was divine and the wine recommended by our waiter was a fantastic choice. In addition, 2 of the diners are gluten free and the options were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had been trying to get in here since it opened over a year ago, but were not able to get reservations at the right time. We decided to go mid week. The food was fantastic and the service was really great. They accommodated our vegetarian needs without fuss. Everyone was attentive. But most of all, the meal was amazingly delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food overcame the start
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Felt comfortable here. Great food. Great ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be a Great Local Place
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful birthday celebration
    Haligonian
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Ramange
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was a bit overbearing and in your face. Inexperienced and inelegant
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Special Anymore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
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  • Great happy hour spot
    happychilivinVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We frequent Sienna Tavern for happy hour and special occasions. Their private room is also really nice. Great wine list, great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A tad loud, but the food? Stellar!
    Bosco
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So good!
    Delicious
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Brunch
    LTMKE
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service was HORRIBLE!! I have been before and service has always been fine.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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