La Sirena Clandestina

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$30 and under
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Nestled west of Chicago's Magnificent Mile and east of the United Center, La Sirena Clandestina recalls the sneak-away beachside joints of coastal Brazil that inspires its name ‘hidden mermaid.’ Chef John Manion serves Latin-local fare with influences that draw on his childhood in Brazil as well as two decades cooking in Chicago. Established in 2012 and given the Jean Banchet Award by the Chicago Tribune for Best Neighborhood Restaurant, La Sirena Clandestina has reviewed in publications such as Men's Journal, Food & Wine and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Its charming atmosphere with candlelit tables makes it an ideal setting for a date. La Sirena Clandestina serves dinner and happy hour seven days a week.
Guests can try a variety of freshly prepared dishes like la bomba rice, grilled hanger steak with chimichurri and head-on prawns. This Fulton Market gem has a full bar that offers various drinks, including wine.

Specials

$9 Caipirinhas, $3 Empanadas

Every Wednesday, join us for $9 caipirinhas and $3 empanadas all night

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

Super Deluxe Churrasco

Churrasco platter for 2 for $45 -- Chef's selection of grilled meat and seafood.
Pair with a bottle of Argentinian Malbec for $45.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour(s)

$9 Caipirinhas and sparkling rosé. $3 Brazilian beer. $3 empanadas. The best Happy Hour(s) in the West Loop. Seven days a week.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 6, 2019

Ends: June 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 544 People Are Saying
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JJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Ideal for our anniversary dinner together

KS
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service is excellent!

IN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New spins on old time favorites. Always great to see what they have new. Arguably the best Pisco Sours and caipirinhas in the city. They are DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

1
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot with great food. Just a little too loud, but good energy.

b
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality and taste were excellent. The service was top notch with a very supportive overall service team. The food and drink from this Brazilian-inspired restaurant created a unique dining experience with friends.

S
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first time at La Sirena and it was great! The oysters , fried chicken and the caipirinha were my favorite things on the menu. Our server was so helpful. My only complaint was that it was loud in there so it was hard to hear my group.

LG
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent. The kale salad and corn empanadas were so good. The La Bomba rice was bland. Go for happy hour which is until seven.

PC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location...great food. Ambiance is fantastic and our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and even better service - a wonderful dining experience!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. The drinks are amazing and the place is nice and cozy and in a great spot! I would simply have a complaint about the hostess and the attention to detail. I have specifically told them it was a birthday on my reservation and that I wanted a nice booth and they did not even try to accommodate us. The host said she was holding it for another table and then went on to seat 3 couples after us. It was irritating and it would be the only sad reason I would not return.

LB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went on a double date here and thought it was a great place to share quite a few plates and try a lot of new things. Loved the prawn dish, chicken hearts, and the garlic fries are a MUST!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting well spiced food. Overall nice experience for a date night.

n
Cincinnati
204 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An interesting casual off the beaten path restaurant. It is reasonably price and the South American cuisine is nicely prepared. We would go again

BB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Server was awesome. Definitely in our regular rotation of restaurants.

AT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Having walked past the restaurant multiple times, I finally made a reservation. Our appetizer, frites and shrimp was delicious unfortunately it ended there. Our server was very helpful and recommended the passarinho chicken and the whole branzino. Sadly, the chicken was difficult to chew and full of gristle. The fish was beautiful and served tableside. Unfortunately, it was dry and flavorless - and not cheap! Overall very disappointing!

GF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had our wedding anniversary dinner here. It was an outstanding experience. The service was top knotch and everything was smooth; good drinks, offering of special menu, great service and really cute and cozy ambience. We will definitely go back.

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super friendly staff, very personable, and great food. Great date choice.

KS
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service terrific! Food wonderful! Fried Chicken the best!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and amazing food! Loved everything, but it was a little loud, which made it difficult to have conversations. However, that would not stop me from coming back! I highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is cute. The food is amazing! The drinks too! it could be for a special occasion. Or date. Or birthday celebration. Or just to go with friends!! I loved it! Totally recommended

k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Everything we had was unique and had great flavors.

CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious spot to bring out of town friends. Really lovely service as well.

PD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and food quality is amazing. The only downside is that the menu changes seasonally which could be great but if you fall in love with a seasonal dish, bye bye to returning and it be there.

Their drinks are to die for and I absolutely love thier wait staff.

X
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took a long time for someone to seat us because no one was up front to greet but once we were seated the service was GREAT!

LM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service and food were great. We sat outside and enjoyed the world passing by.

l
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites! La Sirena Clandestina never disappoints!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not authentic brazilian food.

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I came to La Sirena for dinner during the week and the food was nothing to write home about. We got a variety of dishes and were pretty disappointed with the steak - tasted like a tire.

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Stuffy smelling, little empty restaurant. Ordered the steak dish and it was the toughest meat I have eaten in years. Ceviche we very mediocre and salads were just ok. The service was great, but the food just didn’t meet the expectations we had for a Fulton market restaurant

F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Ate outside and actually was probably less noisy than inside. Service was terrific, food awesome. Great evening.

KS
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good as always , food was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome decor. The food was spot on as well

DB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No only is the food delicious they were accommodating to food allergies that I could actually eat like the other guests and not be forced to eat steamed vegetables or salad.

JC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could go on and on about the experience, yet I'd never fully encompass the experience. I will allow the 5 stars speak for themselves. We thank you... always...

LP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the menu is small, the dishes are creative and delicious. Lots of attention to detail. You feel like you have been transported to Brazil. I highly recommend this restaurant.

DF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio. It was perfect.

j
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

la sirena clandestina is, simply, fantastic! there is not much more to say.

NM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Understaffed ? Slow service had to get up to get the bill, ask to follow up on dishes that then arrived late.

o
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious except for the one piece we were most excited about...the steak on the super deluxe churrasco platter. It was tough and a bit gray. But everything else and all the sides were each amazing. My favorite bit of food was the head-on grilled prawns with the salsa. Service was great

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so perfect, and a great way to spend my birthday! Everyone was so helpful and friendly, I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

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