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La Sirena Clandestina - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
578 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Brazilian, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 226-5300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Manion

  • Private party facilities

    Due to the intimate nature of La Sirena, there are no private rooms available. However, we are happy to seat groups up to 12 people comfortably in our dining room during dinner service. Larger groups are welcome to buy out the restaurant for a more private gathering, hosting a maximum of 50 guests for a seated dinner or up to 60 for a standing reception. Weather permitting, we also offer our sidewalk patio to those hosting private events. All buy-outs include a room rental fee and spending minimum, which vary based on the day of the week and time of year. For additional information on private dining, please contact Jack Mercola

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Morgan

  • Parking details

    Valet starting at 5 pm.

  • Public transit

    Grand Blue Line. Morgan Green Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 578 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CS

    ChantellS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shouldn’t be closing, its a great place. I love everything that I order.
  2. DM

    DominiqueM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad to see La Sirena Clandestina leave Chicago's restaurant scene. Wonderful service just adds to the amazing dishes they serve.
  3. h

    hkcvzb

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's so sad to see this place close, one of my favorites in the city.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best spot in west loop. Now closed
  5. KS

    KySouth

    Chicago

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food terrific!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad they are closing
  7. TJ

    TheJCShow

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a favorite here in Chicago. Always the best service and ambiance. I am so upset that it is closing. This is a very special little restaurant that cannot be replaced. Such a loss to Chicago.
  8. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Going to miss this place after they close this month!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing meal and stellar service.
  10. KO

    KarlO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious Brazilian and Brazilian-influenced food in a great location. Some gluten-free options and they knew what to look for. Wish this place wasn't closing soon. Also wish they had a gluten-free, dairy-free dessert.
  11. JT

    JT60657

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place. The food, the service, it’s all amazing & will be missed when it closes.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great in all aspects. So sad it’s closing!
  13. a

    ason83jay

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm so sad this place is closing soon. The food is just so darn good! The Brazilian fried chicken is heavenly. Had the pork milanaise and garlic frites today which so delicious! We'll be back at least another time or two before closing.
  14. MB

    MBBC

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Sirena is consistently outstanding - from the food, cocktails and staff, they' don't miss a beat!
  15. j

    john

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant remains unique as has delivered a consistent experience with creative takes on its menu longer than almost all others in the area. Do not let its size or space deceive you. You are guaranteed a great experience across the board!
  16. JC

    JohnC

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nailed it... on all aspects... that’s all.. you better get some while you still can!!!...
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Am devastated that it took me so long to find them and that they are closing on January 1. It seems all the independent gems of the West Loop are getting pushed out. I hope they find a new location to set up shop.
  18. BA

    BelenA

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  19. TS

    TomS

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really sad to see this place close. Some of the best Brazilian food I have ever had. Fresh, flavorful, and innovative. It was always a fun night there.
  20. B

    Beee

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the experience, sad to lose this place at the end of the year.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very chill spot. great food, lively atmosphere, but not too loud. you can definitely hear yourself speak.
  22. L

    Local

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad this place is closing—what an indictment of the more generic restaurant scene around it. The West Loop/Fulton Market área continues to get less and less interesting, and the loss of La Sirena to high rents is a shame.
  23. SC

    SamanthaC

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Sirena Clandestina had excellent Brazilian food in a lovely, cozy but airy atmosphere. The restaurant is beautiful, with high ceilings and plants hung all around. It feels very warm and inviting. Our server was particularly friendly - he struck exactly the right balance between providing advice and leaving us to our own devices. The food was delicious - the vegetarian "La Bomba" rice was outstanding and the kale salad was really delicious as well. The caipirinha was one of the best I've had!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good and the staff was very friendly and attentive!
  25. CB

    ChicagoB1

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent! The happy hour deal is great. Overall, pricing seems great. I highly recommend checking this place out.
  26. h

    hsuehyu

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The drinks were good. The food was good. The service was amazing. I’ll miss this little gem.
  27. s

    sueblu

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food interesting cocktails a bit loud
  28. AA

    AARK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends in from out of town and we all had a fantastic evening! Great food, great service. We will definitely be back!
  29. CD

    CaitlinD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to La Sirena Clandestina the day after our wedding for a special date night and were blown away by how great this place was! We liked the laidback atmosphere, great music and very friendly staff. The food was absolutely delicious. We loved the potato empandas and fried chicken the best! We appreciated how the host explained the flavor profiles of their most popular dishes and how they made the evening feel special. They even made us a couple very tasty virgin cocktails, since we had a bit too much the day before and weren't feeling boozy. We can't wait to try the original versions the next time we go- and we will DEFINITELY be back!
  30. K

    Kiser

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have lived in the city for 35 years and dine out extensively. We try all new restaurants and enjoy diverse and unique dining experiences. The restaurant is very dark and loud. You cannot see the food and miss the beautiful presentation. We had to use our phones to see what was being served. We tried over 6 different dishes. Nothing was special or unique. The worse part was our dessert. We ordered the Brazilian truffles to accompany our expressions. They were tasteless! The three of us took one bite and decided that they were not worth the calories. To our surprise, our server noticed that we had barely touched them and was bon-pluses. She did not ask us what was wrong and included them on the bill. We do not care about paying for bad truffles but, it is an indication of how comfortable they are with their other reviews. We will be just as comfortable in not recommending this restaurant to any of our friends.
  31. S

    Suzie

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came back to La Sirena only after one week. We tried different items this time and it was still amazing. We tried the moqueca and the pork - both were so delicious! We also got the fried chicken (again) and it was outstanding. The drinks were great as well -the pisco sour is great. I'm certain we will be back.
  32. r

    robertc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved this place. Excellent food and even better service. I can’t wait to go back.
  33. b

    bea3

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining there and it was wonderful (again). The food, service, and ambiance were just what we were hoping for. I recommend this place for a casual night with friends or for a date night.
  34. DR

    DorianR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the relaxed feel of this place - The people who work there are fabulous. Very friendly and attentive. I loved the quickness of how they served the food once they took your order. They constantly refilled your water glass without asking. The Brazilian fried chicken, the coconut rice and the squash salad are to die for. I will be back very soon.
  35. JJ

    JJackson

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Ideal for our anniversary dinner together
  36. KS

    KySouth

    Chicago

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service is excellent!
  37. IN

    IzzyN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  38. 1

    12345

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot with great food. Just a little too loud, but good energy.
  39. b

    bert1208

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  40. S

    Suzie

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    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.

FAQs

La Sirena Clandestina - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 226-5300.

La Sirena Clandestina - Permanently Closed is rated 4.8 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Morgan

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Brazilian, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet starting at 5 pm.

  • Public transit

    Grand Blue Line. Morgan Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Manion

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 226-5300

  • Private party facilities

    Due to the intimate nature of La Sirena, there are no private rooms available. However, we are happy to seat groups up to 12 people comfortably in our dining room during dinner service. Larger groups are welcome to buy out the restaurant for a more private gathering, hosting a maximum of 50 guests for a seated dinner or up to 60 for a standing reception. Weather permitting, we also offer our sidewalk patio to those hosting private events. All buy-outs include a room rental fee and spending minimum, which vary based on the day of the week and time of year. For additional information on private dining, please contact Jack Mercola

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