La Sirena Clandestina

4.6
410 reviews
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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 lunch, brunch and dinner.
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

Happy Hour

5:00PM - 6:00PM, Tuesday - Friday

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 8, 2019

Ends: January 9, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 5:00PM-6:00PM

$2 off all (wine) glass pours

Every Tuesday night, visit us for $2 off all wines by the glass. (OpenTable reservations only)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 9, 2018

Ends: October 10, 2117

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

$5 Caipirinhas

Every Wednesday join us for $5 Caipirinhas (OpenTable reservations only)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 10, 2018

Ends: October 11, 2117

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

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

La Sirena Cladestina is serving up Brazilian food in Fulton Market. It's small but always buzzing.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 410 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Delicious food and decent service, but music was very loud. Some of the OpenTable reviews noted "Good for a date", but I wouldn't come here for a first date if you plan on having a conversation with the other person. Seating was also very tight, meaning you are within earshot of other people's conversations, so communication is made even more difficult when everybody is trying to talk over their neighbors. For the same reasons, we also had trouble hearing our server.

I enjoyed the food that we ordered, as did my Brazilian date: The feijoada (beans and rice) was flavorful. Also would recommend the mushroom-balsamic empanada, the churrasco (flank steak) and pao de queijo (cheese bread).

Bottom line, come for the food and with friends that you already know.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the hip vibe! The food is phenomenal and the service is top notch! Perfection in every way!!!!

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GF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really cute and cozy place with Brazilian inspired menu. Everything we tried was great! Highly recommend for date night.

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

Love the ambience, service is top notch, but the food is over priced. I have no problem paying for great food, but it just misses the mark for me. That being said, I’ve been back several times for the cocktails and an appetizer or two, and will again. The entrees just fall flat for me and leave me a bit disappointed.

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

Small place, very cozy and intimate. Very good food and drinks with great ambiance.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Brunch spot. Cozy w/ great food. Definitely want to return to try dinner.

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MR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

GO TO THIS RESTAURANT OFTEN. NEVER FAILS, WHETHER ITS BRUNCH OR DINNER. FOOD IS CONSISTENT AND ALWAYS GOOD. GREAT DRINKS. PITCHERS OF MIMOSAS FOR BRUNCH ARE VERY GOOD!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Derric was an amazing waiter and host! We would return for the food, but more so for the his guidance and warm smile!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a good time .. loved the ambience

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is mediocre and overpriced. This restaurant is benefiting from its location and its past reputation. If you decide to go there, do not do that because of their food. Pick another reason or just go elsewhere.

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l
Adelaide / SA
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Thank to all of you especially our greeter and barman who accommodated our very early arrival very patiently and kindly; to Jack Mercola, a sommelier in a million with a uniquely ambitious and imaginative wine list, to our mermaid who recommended the fried cauliflower which is delicious. You were charming and delightful, thank you.

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tables too close together impossible

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute, energetic restaurant; impeccable service throughout the night and food was cooked to perfection (particularly the empanada and churrasco)

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative and super tasty approach on comfort food, very pleasant atmosphere with great, zealous and super friendly staff. They serve you with pleasure and wrap you in cotton balls while they do so.

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NA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Beet salad and old fashioned! Service was also top notch.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a experiential dining! The food was fun and inventive not to mention delicious!!! Highly recommend!!

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JL
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service helped us understand the menu to make for a great celebratory meal. We will return.

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I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal staff and management. They made our anniversary very special and one to remember. Not to mention the food was bomb!

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JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was not what we had hoped! We had heard such great reviews. Our steak was extremely fatty and the sides that we ordered were not tasty. We will not go back.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot!! Small, dimly lit, great service and food!!!

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NS
Richmond
118 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu, with a Brazilian twist. The rice and beans were the best we all ever had. We would have liked the chicken dish except for all the bone shards and slivers. Probably shouldn’t prep chicken thighs in that manner. Enjoyed the steak and fries and seafood soup. The service was excellent and cocktails and wine were very tasty and enjoyable. We all agree we would enjoy returning.

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DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the Saturday Brunch menu! Plenty of interesting choices - French Toast bites were Crisp and Fluffy with perfect level of sweetness. Pisco Sour on Point. Tasso Benedict had incredible smoky hollandaise. Best Part - Staff was friendly and engaging - will be back soon.

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Been there a couple of times and the quality of the service has been declining considerably. Unfortunately.

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JC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an extraordinary experience on all levels. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The noise level and lighting were perfect. Food was freakin' tasty as Hell, executed perfectly. Mocequa, fried chicken, cauliflower, heirloom carrots, beet salad, and alfajores was our menu. Seriously, I don't have anything but complete compliments. It was paced perfectly. Wine, cocktail, and spirit-free nailed it. I am rarely impressed with service when I go out, but this time I was blown away by the entire staff! Specifically, Lily took care of us... and damn!
THANKS!

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c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don't give out five stars very often. I just don't believe any restaurant is perfect for me. LSC killed it on our first time there. It was just an enjoyable meal with superb ingredients superbly executed. We had fried cauliflower. Nothing special; just really satisfying. For entrees, we split first a seafood stew called Moqueca on the menu. The only issue here was WTF they didn't offer bread with this, since it is a fish broth with lots of yummy fish. Asked for bread to sop that jus up, man! After that, they brought us the ribeye with that delicious garlicky chimichurri. Cooked perfectly MR and served with garlic fries. Damn delicious, succulent piece of meat with nice char on exterior.

Service was very good, with server nailing the wine pairings without much effort. Nice interior space and vibe; bartenders were having fun with eighties new wave, which worked for me perfectly.

See you all again soon to try other items on the menu.

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NS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We are there almost 2 y ago . And may I say it was much better that is why we came back . But nothing seemed as we remembered it . Everything was pretty average .

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RC
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening. Our waitress was so sweet and kept everything flowing perfect. The food was incredible from the appetizer to desert. The general manager stopped by our table to make certain everything was perfect, and it couldn’t have been any better. Make the trip you will not be disappointed, Maybe we will even see you there as this is going to be a regular stop for us while visiting Chicago. Thanks so much for making our evening so perfect.

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MB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch! The drinks and food were great! I can't wait to come back again soon!

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TJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot in the West Loop. Food portions were of a good size and the quality was there. The service was great abd the craft cocktails are a must. It’s a nice change from some of the big restaurants out there. The nice, small, intimate enviroment makes La Sirena Clandestina special. Oh and it is affirdable which is the icing in the cake.

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we had an outstanding experience! The food and cocktails were a 10/10 and we would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a delicious, authentic and unique dining experience.

We can’t wait to come back!!

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V
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. Cocktails were fun and interesting. A cool space but a tad bit noisy. The flavors were fun, the chicken was a tad bit overcooked

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H
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fantastic spot! Variations on the Brazilian/Argentine dishes are delicious and different while maintaining the core of what it is. Having a varied set of choices both with/without meat including the moqueca, a regional specialty item hard to find at any US restaurant. All the dishes had a wow factor including the empanada! And the drinks, both the alcoholic (caipirinha) and non-alcoholic (tepache), were super tasty and well-made (being from a Brazilian family, I am particular about caipirinhas)! Great meal overall!

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MR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little neighborhood gem. Food and drinks always good. Nice brunch place as well

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, small menu and attentive service. Cocktails were amazing - recommend the pisco sour and caipirinha!

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M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

September 30

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Really great date night!

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food on a Brazilian theme for lunch, dinner, brunch. The wine selections are interesting, good, and good value.

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! My friend and I were delighted with our food! Order the bread. The empanadas are delicious and have a perfect Smokey taste. Our seafood dish was so flavorful we were very happy with our meal

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent love it... everything was perfect. Grt friendly staff & very attentive.

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