Bar Siena

4.7
1080 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bar Siena, the sister venue to River North's Siena Tavern, offers a slightly smaller menu inspired by expansive Italian street food such as antipasti, pasta, and pizza. Overseen by partner and Top Chef, Fabio Viviani, the menu focuses on Cicchetti style cuisine, with dishes served as they're prepared and are perfect for sharing.

The two-story restaurant, spanning 8,000-square-feet, is located in the heart of restaurant row in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. Upon entering, there is a bustling bar and on the second floor, a vibrant dining room, both connected by an arresting illuminated sculpture inspired by Siena Tavern's olive tree icon.

Bar Siena is the perfect location for weekday lunch, dinner, happy hour or weekend brunch. If you're looking for something a little sweeter, stop by Bar Siena's side-concept and walk-up window, BomboBar, located on Green Street. Grab a coffee, bomboloni, gelato or hot chocolate to go!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - close
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - close

Lunch is served until 3:00pm weekdays.
Brunch is served until 3:00pm on weekends.
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Phone number
(312) 492-7775
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fabio Viviani + Jeremy Tannenhill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Green St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

The rustic, two-story space offers casual seating throughout the restaurant including the ground floor bar area and a dining room on the second floor, with a 25-foot-by-25- foot opening in the center, uniting the two levels.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Bar Siena will be closed on Thanksgiving. If in search for Thanksgiving Dinner reservations, please visit DineAmic Group's Steakhouse, Prime & Provisions. We hope you enjoy your holiday!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ba Siena will be closed on Thanksgiving. If in search for Christmas Eve reservations, please visit DineAmic Group restaurants, Siena Tavern and Prime & Provisions. We hope you enjoy your holiday!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be closed on Christmas Day. We hope you enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open for New Year's Eve at 11:30am, featuring brunch and lunch items. We will be closing at 5pm for a private ticketed event. We hope you have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.6

Bar Siena is great for a fun gathering in the West Loop. Go heavy on the pizza and pastas. And drinks. You're going to want those too.

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 1080 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food + ambience ! Was a referred place to go while in town on business

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter was not at attentive - we had to keep trying to wave him down. Waitstaff as almost rude - bumped into two of us as they were rushing to/from the kitchen.

Good price point and ambiance for Fulton’s market neighborhood, and easier to get a reservation than some other better restaurants in the area. Just plan a lot of time.

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t
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attentive service. The food was excellent. Some of the portions were quite large!!

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Potentially my new favorite restaurant! The food was amazing and the service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious suasage & brussel sprout pizza!!

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RK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jagger is an excellent host! Adventurous cocktails!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there 2nd time and we absolutely loving this place.♡♡♡

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was so noisiy

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HN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The good: The food was excellent and so was our server. He did a great job explaining the menu and was attentive.

The not-so-good: We had a reservation and arrived on time. We were told our table was being prepared. No biggie. The area by the hostess station is crowded and loud as it is very close to the bar and some hi-top tables.
We were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The hostess who sat us was holding her cell phone AND her keys. (Were you on your way out? Did I disturb you?) We were sat at this odd hi-top table right by the kitchen. It was crowded, loud and drafty- to the point that I could not take off my coat because I was cold. AND- the table was filthy. Food was still on the surface from the last diners.
We asked to be moved to a different table. We were advised that we would need to wait 15 minutes in order to be re-seated. Ok. Fine. No big deal. Back to the hostess station where even more people were milling about waiting.
15 minutes later, we were lead upstairs- where approximately 40% of the tables were open. Hi-tops, booths, tables for 2, tables for 4 all empty. With so many empty tables, why did we need to wait at all? It is just inexplicable. Tables remained open during my entire dining experience. Yet, when I pushed my way back through the crowd at the hostess station as I was leaving the building, patrons were still waiting to be seated while there were empty tables upstairs.

Bar Sienna was highly recommended to me. While I thought the food was very, very good, I just can't decide if I ever want to return to this restaurant.

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MF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the meatball calzone and it was amazing! I will definitely have that again!

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j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i took some friends who were visiting from NY. we loved it - everything was fresh and homemade. one of the highlights was stopping bombobar as we were leaving. the donuts are unbelievable! we HIGHLY recommend salted caramel. definitely a great spot to take folks from out of town, and already planning my next visit!

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there and all I have to say is I will be visiting again very soon. I must try everything on the menu

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

Fun and energetic crowd of all ages in a hip neighborhood. Food and service was spot on. We waited comfortably at the bar for a table. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was fresh and tasty. The staff accommodated our elderly guest via service elevator to a second floor table without missing a beat.

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JJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding ... only a few dishes that I wouldn't rec that we shared. Overall great experience. Thanks

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c
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Siena is a great option in the vibrant West Loop restaurant scene. I’d always recommend a reservation as it seems to always be packed. Great menu for both food and drink. Great staff. Our server was Ian and he was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu options and paid careful attention to gluten free needs for one of our guests. I will make Bar Siena a regular stop.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Bar Siena!

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious, the drinks were great, and the ambiance is quite interesting. Our waiter made great recommendations. The only negative was that the food took over an hour and a half to arrive and we only ordered mac & cheese and pizza, no apps. I think they may have forgotten about us but I'm not sure. I would definitely give this place a second try though. Maybe there were issues in the back or something. :/

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Our server recommended that the two of us share plates, which worked well with the white tuna crudo, kale and Granny Smith apple salad, gnocchi, and salmon. Everything was delicious. The pace of the parts of our meal coming out was very good--neither too quick nor too slow. Empty plates were cleared away promptly. We were there at 6:30 on a Tuesday evening, and the ambiance was lively, but not so loud we couldn't hear ourselves. We were in the main upstairs dining room that is equipped with booths and tables; a specialty bar in the corner; and large screens showing a baseball game. The nicely finished wood floors with the exposed brick walls and high ceilings reflect this building's former industrial use; the specialty track and string lighting provide enough illumination so that the room, while not being bright, is not too dim, but instead very comfortable, as if at home. The central "tree" with the light-strung branches is sort of iconic for this venue and lends a festive air. A fun evening!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Gorgeous atmosphere, amazing food and service and very reasonable prices for being in the city!

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e
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch with friends and family on Saturday. The humus served with roasted veggies was amazing.

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BD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service! We ordered the risotto, gnocchi and potato sounds which were flavorful and rich. We mentioned it was our anniversary on the reservation and they gave us a complimentary donut with a candle which was delicious and unexpected. Only complaint is that it was very loud and it had a bunch of tvs which we find distracting and should have no place outside of a sports bar.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with friends

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K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do yourself a favor and order the roasted meatballs and the prosciutto & fig pizza. You will not be disappointed. I can’t say enough about this place. The service is tremendous — everyone is so sweet, so perceptive and so attentive. Our server John was the best ever! He never hovered or rushed us, and always appeared from nowhere to fill our water and wine glasses. All of the food is superb, and meant to be shared (if you are so inclined — next time I want it all to myself!), so order a few things and try everything.


I can’t wait to come back again soon. This place is a new favorite for sure.

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up with an old friend! The food was perfect and the service was excellent. Great restaurant experience all around.

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GB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! I can’t wait to go back! Pizza and donuts ....

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AJ
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spent a few hours here after a long day and was surprised by the food. The bar is energetic with a great DJ and a cool vibe. Seems most patrons were late 20’s to 40’s. Music is loud so table conversation took some effort but the food was delicious. Our group had wings, potato skins, pizza, and drinks. Everything was very good. I recommend you check this place out.

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

Michelle was a great host!!

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V
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service is not attentive. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and made sure to mention it to waitstaff. They told us they would do something special and then never made a mention of it. We also paid in cash for dessert and they tried to overcharge because they didn’t want to give out change.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time Joanna or Johanna was amazing. Very attentive but not overly attentive also helped make us feel welcome and relaxed from the beginning.

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and choices were perfect for the occasion. Service was exceptional.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Generally enjoyable place to eat...this evening there was a power outage around the time we got our drinks. We were all hungry and it took them 30 minutes to tell us we couldn’t order food because of the vent hood not working...we proceeded to wait to pay for drinks as the restaurant filled with smoke...it was incredibly inconvenient and our drinks should have been comped...we went to another quality pizzeria and were served food in less time than it took them to bring us drinks. Disappointing.

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food and service, but cramming 6 adults into one of those booths is pretty bad choice, at least have a stool that could sit on the empty side.

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JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was tasty. However, our potato skins appetizer arrived burnt but our waiter retrieved and returned immediately with a fresh batch.

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CT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch over the weekend. The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. Our server was also pretty amazing. Build your own mimosa is a must!

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was really good; however, somethings that I thought were traditional, weren't, but still tasty. If you love craft cocktails, this is the place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Too Salty, too expensive. Cocktails had no booze.
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DG
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal there. Everything we had was delicious! We started with the octopus appetizer- it was very tender and delicious. We also split a salad, and for entree we had the chicken and salmon. It was all delicious and brought to us timely. The service was wonderful! Don’t skip the gelato!

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was amazing. Place never disappoints.

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S
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant had a lot of energy and service was very good. Food was satisfactory, nothing special. Would go there again.

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