Bar Siena

4.7
1275 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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Come celebrate with us this Mother's Day! Enjoy delicious a la carte menu specials in addition to our regular brunch menu.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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 1275 People Are Saying
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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server and staff were super kind. Food was awesome. Outdoor seating was great. Highly recommend.

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m
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, lively atmosphere with good food. The menu is somewhat limited. Very large outdoor eating area.

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BB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. Went with a group and although happy it was lively, the music is too loud to hear over the table in the first floor.

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

Amazing!! Loved the food, loved the plCe

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GA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Going downhill...

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Everything is salty...

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Service was prompt, the risotto was incredible, the pizza was pretty good, and we were seated nearly when we arrived. My only complaint is about the noise level.

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JF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time in Chicago and someone at our conference recommended Bar Siena to us and we were so happy we took them up on it! Amazing food - we had the burrata, the gnocchi, and the capellini, and it was ALL DELISH. My only regret is that we couldn't eat more, including dessert. The only thing I could have done without were all the TVs. The decor was really lovely but all the TVs made it feel like a sports bar.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I think we ordered wrong— something was very off.

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FD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The short rib lasagna is worth every bite, the #13 cocktail is so good it should be served in a pitcher!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as per usual! I am a huge fan of their dinner service, but finally tried their brunch and was completely blown away. The whole table raved about our experience. Most definitely going on the list of frequent favorites.

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s
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gnocchi was amazing, as was the salmon. Food arrives hot and fresh. Also the crispy Potato Wedges (Skins) with Parmesan and Truffle Aioli were amazing!

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o
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Terrible phone service ahead of visit. Table type request wasn’t kept. Had to go back and check in after being seated. Menu presentation is highly rehearsed to make up sell, so no genuine recommendations. Cumulatively it was a lot.

Very charming and attentive waiter and beautiful decor and flatware. Just done by a restaurant group, so it’s more novel food than great food and the experience is all superficial and a little ick because of it.

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S
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Get the Burrata! Don’t miss the meatballs!

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VR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! My friends and I ordered a few dishes and passed them around the table to share. If you are in Chicago, this should be at the top of your list!

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I
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

There are too many good restaurants around. This one was way too noisy. And I didn’t like that you couldn’t be seated until your whole party was there.

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NP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food and loved the atmosphere. Service was a little slow but very friendly staff! Would recommend!!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food wasn’t that great, especially for the price. The pressed juices we tried were AWESOME though and so was the dessert. Staff was very attentive and friendly. It looks very nice inside. Overall it was ok. Cute place to go for drinks or dessert. I wouldn’t go for brunch again though.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food a bit pricey though

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CP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary. The managers treated us to a glass of Prosecco. Couldn’t of been happier with our experience.

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TL
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was slow and Fries were awful (cold and way overcooked)

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Cool atmosphere. Food was decent but way overpriced. Service was slow

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy, young, hip, and trendy. Was there for a girls night out dinner. Great service and food. Was a bit loud for conversation but not a deterrent.

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G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent and tasty options

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, nice variety and innovation in the menu; fun place with an energetic vibe. My out of town guest said she would come back again.

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a little pricey for the amount of food you get but the food was good and the atmosphere was fun

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CB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I’ve been here before and received very good service, but this time it seemed like our waiter was handling a lot of tables and it took awhile to put in our orders as well as get our check. Like I said I’ve usually had good experiences here, tonight just seemed off.

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KO
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere. A larger party was coming in so I little disappointed we were asked to leave before we wanted to, but otherwise service was great

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DS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat upstairs where it was quiet enough to have a conversation and away from the bar scene. I recommend that for the older crowd.

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JP
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Have been to Siena Tavern and expected a similar vibe. Felt like like a big college reunion going on. Staff was too attentive, too hard to hear my friend across the table to use this as a place to catch up.

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AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Bar Siena was great! They have a great selection of freshly made foods and ingredients. We ordered the burrata, and it was delicious. There was a bit more cheese to sweet topping ratio but it was still amazing. Then we had the lobster tagliatelle. The pasta was so fresh and the sauce was a great creamy consistency. Absolutely delicious!

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easy spot before any United Center event

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fig pizza was amazing! The avocado toast had good flavor, but had too much avocado (never thought it'd be a bad thing) so the bread became mushy when paired with egg. Over not a bad brunch place. The noise was a little loud upstairs so our group had to talk up a bit more, but nothing too inconvenient.

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LL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing; service was ‘good’ but they were very busy so I’m sure that’s what contributed to it. Great ambiance! On the pricey side.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and very good food. A great experience.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, especially cocktail #3!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are moving to the West Loop from the north shore (suburbs). We told our realtor we need to be in walking distance from Bar Siena.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Incredibly delicious food and a fantastic server. Had a wonderful meal of steak with fennel salt and truffle potatoes not to mention the killer Hotter Chocolate! 😋 yum!

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JS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our diners was Gluten free and the staff was very knowledgeable. This helped tremendously. Will be back

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JF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was great, it was so loud in there you could hardly hear anything. It was super crowded on a Saturday afternoon, and there is only a one person at a time bathroom on the upper level.

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