La Sirena Clandestina

4.6
516 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 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 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 516 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
15 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
35 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
15 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!

JM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the flavorful and creative dishes. Everything tasted so fresh. Cocktails were tasty too! Wait staff was attentive and provided solid recommendations.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Enjoyed the ribs and prawns. Also the happy hour specials from 5-7 are quite good. Enjoyed both the apps and the drinks!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food and service. Inside can be a bit loud. Outside is perfect

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such amazing food! We had the cheese empanada, lobster dip, and moqueca. Our waiter was excellent and I will definitely be back again to try other dishes on the menu.

JB
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here with my girlfriend during happy hour on a Friday, as a date night. We were not disappointed! Everything was great, from the caipirinhas to the pao de queijo and kale salad to our seafood entrees.

SS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Made reservation during weekday and probably didn't need one. Sat inside as hot day. Food not really all Brasilian but we enjoyed the kale salad and bone-in fried chicken nuggets. Caipirinha's were cachaca light with poor lime muddling and over sweet but nice they let us try at happy hour price. Too mall of a menu and not adventurous enough. Waitress didn't know anything about Brasilian food or different types of moqueca as they only offer the dende oil and coconut milk Baiana one and not my preferred lighter one moqueca capixaba from Espirito Santo. Obrigado!

p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was very good some spectacular like the empanadas and fried chicken, but example the kale salad was just Ok a little bland. The service was good and a nice patio. Would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I’ve never written a review before but trying to do a service to those considering dining here. Don’t waste you time. Extremely bland food. Half of the $34 steak was gray in the middle, the other half bloody. The ceviche had 0 flavor. Our waiter(s) never introduced themselves, switched half way through our meal without letting us know. Our dirty plates sat on our table for nearly 20 minutes. I actually felt embarrassed for the staff and whomever owns this establishment. With all the restaurants in the West Loop, I’m surprised this one is still open. You’re better off going to Olive Garden.

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

Such an amazing meal

SP
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on a Sunday with 6pm reservations. Wasn’t crowded and we were there during happy hour which was also nice. Started with the Empeñadas (cheese and beef) which were outstanding. Great flavor and cooked beautifully. Moved into the Ceviche and Grilled Octopus. Both dishes were great and poured flavor with each bite.

Cocktails were great as well. We had a Pisco Sour and a Brazilian Ol Fashion. As a drinker of Ol Fashions it was a very nice version with many hints or tradition with a South American flair. Can’t go wrong.

TP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate outside on Fulton St, which was great for people watching. I had the daily drink special, a frozen strawberry-rum concoction, which was delicious. My dining companion was a vegetarian, and there was really only one entrée for him, a risotto-like dish with a red pepper sauce, but he loved it. I had the fried chicken, which was delicious, but there was nothing else (no sides) with it; it would be a great plate to share (with an omnivore). We also had the frites, which were addictive, crispy and salty, which I like.

S
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Came here for the first time to celebrate an anniversary, and they treated us to sparkling wine for the occasion as soon as we sat down. Our server was really knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly. Overall it was a great, fun meal. Get the cheese bread!!

RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The menu had good variety with respect to meats and seafood, but was light on vegetable choices. Loved the Brazilian flavoring. Atmosphere was very good -- quiet and sufficiently private table locations. Definitely would go back.

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

When I check in I told hostess I had reservation was seated immediately, guest arrived 15 mins later and dinner was very enjoyable.

All in all good dinning experience

Valet was difficult to figure out, no one was at the valet station.

K
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The empanadas and fried chicken were amazing!

JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The empanadas are excellent. I'll definitely be back for happy hour.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place did not disappoint! The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. Highly recommend!

BJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Very good service, nice interior. The food was fantastic! We had the whole fried fish and Empanadas which were delicious. I recommend their Pisco Sour, too.
Can't wait to go back and try other food on their menu.

LM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had 815pm dinner reservations but didn’t get seated until 835 and there were open tables. They compensated for it by giving us free dessert and apologizing so that was appreciated. Service during dinner was great, food was delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy - give it a try! The food is outstanding and I love their happy hour deals

RD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whole fish should be larger for the price. Food otherwise very good, as was service.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food and cocktails were great. Our server inadvertently forgot to put my order in, which delayed my food about 15-20 minutes. While that was unfortunate, the waiter was very apologetic and comped some of our meal. Overall, good experience.

AN
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Quality of the food was ok, but nothing really stood out except for a rice dish which we were only learned after the meal was finished contained cheese. My partner has a dairy allergy and it’s very disappointing that a restaurant which charges so much for so little couldn’t be bothered to list cheese as one of the dish ingredients on their menu. The sirloin had good flavor but was small for the price and had several pieces of gristle which is low quality. Overall very underwhelmed. Doubt this place will still be open 12 months from now

AZ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and outstanding Brazilian original food

c
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It's a better place to meet for small eats and drinks because the menu is rather limited and eclectic. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my partner’s birthday and everything was amazing!

r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, not fantastic. For starters, the pork empanada was better than the cheese empanada. Grilled chicken hearts were flavorful and delicious. Kale salad was good, and the octopus entree was only okay.

MH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. We arrived early for our reservation and the restaurant did everything to accommodate us so we could sit and eat. Food was exceptional. Love this place

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