Bar Siena

4.7
958 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
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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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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 958 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Ate and drank at the bar. Food was incredible. Service was good, not great. Noise level was energetic but not too loud

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Server was good, food delivery time was slow. Food good however.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I had an 8pm reservation. We weren’t seated until 8:15pm.. the host said we would have been seated early. Then we saw the host give the table to someone who came in after us. My husband had to ask the host about our table.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Not worth it!

Slow service and all food was served cold!! Even after we asked to make sure the pizza was hot.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Super cute place with great food in the West loop on restaurant row.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was so horrible it ruined the entire meal. Terrible experience.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We were on the upper level and it was too hot. No air or circulation.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I’ve been to Bar Siena in the past, but tonight’s experience was a but underwhelming. The pizza was undercooked and the short rib lasagna was small in size and a bit dry. It might have just been an off night, and maybe the kitchen was overwhelmed. Definitely not the excellent experience I’ve had in the past.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The upstairs dining room was louder than I had hoped. Food was excellent and service was decent. It was hot outside and the air conditioners couldn’t keep up. It was very hot in the upstairs which made eating the hot food less enjoyable

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food was very good. Server had good recommendations. Sat upstairs but the AC was not on. It was too warm and stuffy. Would not sit upstairs next time.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The server was no where to be found, took forever to get ketchup for the amazing hamburger, took forever to get a refill drink, forever to get the check. The food was fantastic and I will come back because the service will probably be better next time, bottom line the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Went for a double-date brunch. Our server Emily was great!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My boyfriend and I have been to bar Siena a few times and had great experience until yesterday. His mom came to visit us from Chicago and we decided to take her there for brunch) as they have a good gluten free menu and the food has been good from our past experiences. However, the waiter we got was very rude. We all wanted the Classico on the menu (which is just bacon, eggs and hashbrowns). The waiter sighed and said to us “we have so many items on the menu and what you ordered you can easily make at home”. It might be a joke or just a comment from his perspective but the tone he said it, it was very off putting and we all did not appreciate the comment. When the food arrived, one of the dishes was cold.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Bar sienna is a great restaurant!! Food was outstanding and the service by Cat was top notch!! I would definitely recommend it to everyone!!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Such great food! We sat outside and it was lovely.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We had a fantastic dinner! The place is loud, so at times it can be hard to hear. The only issue we had was in regards to utensils. The server let us know up front their style is meant for sharing. We thought that was great, and we were having a casual business dinner. Nothing came with serving utensils. The staff acted very annoyed at our request for a spoon for the lasagna and brussel sprouts, and a serving took for the pizza. We just didn’t feel right digging our used forks into dishes we were sharing our touching someone else’s food. Not a huge deal, but it was so odd. We would go back, there are more delicious items to try!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Wonderful food, good wine list, great!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We ordered Duck Mac N’ Cheese, Gnocchi, & Ravioli — AMAZING & DELICIOUS!!

We ordered both cooler shakes for dessert — AMAZING & DELICIOUS!!

The staff was also super friendly :)

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It was ok. Just it! The food was not so good it could be.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing brunch and cocktails!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very good but music is to loud to have a conversation

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We enjoyed the lively crowd, the great food and the friendly attentive service. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We loved everything we ate. The grilled octopus was amazing! The short rib lasagne, recommended by our server, was also outstanding. The fig and prosciutto pizza was a huge hit, even with those who were iffy on the fig. Service was great, cocktails were great. All in all, we loved it!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great restaurant! We had a great time and will definitely go back!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Can’t wait to go back

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Booked Bar Siena for lunch - my friend was late but I enjoyed the wait, thanks to our wonderful server (Axe? Alex?) who was knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Good wine list, delicious food - we didn't order a lot (we shared) but what we had was delicious! Thank goodness I walked over 15,000 steps that day because the Taleggio Focaccia - stracchino cheese, arugula, truffle honey, sea salt, arugula and added prosciutto - was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! The Bar Siena Chop Salad was great - we added salmon which was cooked perfectly. Glad we shared because it definitely was enough for two. A first visit for me (my friend's been there before and loved it) and I look forward to my next.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great food. Great service. Favorites were the croquettes and donuts. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

It was supposed to be a first date but I got stood up.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible but our waiter was terrible. 3 of our appetizers arrived before my cocktail arrived! He forgot to put in part of our order and didn’t bring us the fixings for our pizza like we asked! The food was incredible but this guy needs to get it together.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I made this reservation about 2 weeks earlier for 4 people. The day of the reservation I needed to add a person, and they were pleasantly accommodating but indicated that there would probably be a wait as they were completely booked. Imagine my surprise when we showed up at the appointed time to find our table ready and waiting? No wait at all.
We had a great waitress who didn’t rush us and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great! Fresh ingredients, beautiful to look at and delicious. The grilled octopus was probably the best I’ve had. The zucchini salad -amazing! And the short rib lasagna was to die for.
I can’t wait to return and try the pastas!
Thanks for a great time!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was great, really enjoyed everything we ordered!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was delicious! Our sever, Kathleen, was not very attentive, but was good otherwise. Very cool place that I will be returning to, though a bit too pricey.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great time at a great place

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

fun menu wine list and staff

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Everyone enjoyed the food, we were celebrating my granddaughter’s 20th birthday
High energy, fast pace.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I could do without the fruit flies. This is the second time I sat in that front corner and had to deal with them. They need to bomb that place for insects.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Wanted to have brunch before a play at the Lyric. Food was delicious, ambience was beautiful and service was great. It’s pricey, so be prepared.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was great, but I rarely add salt to food at restaurants, and my short rib hash needed a substantial amount before it tasted right.

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We were so looking forward to have the kick off of our girls night out here at Bar Siena~ however our waitress really ruined our experience from the time we sat down. She seemed annoyed with us all evening, was very rude and seemed like she didn’t want to be bothered with us. We felt discriminated against because we were a group of four, fifty year old woman! I asked a couple of questions about some specialty cocktails ($14 each!) and she was so put off. She never smiled, never recommended anything to us, really had no conversation with us. The food was good and the atmosphere in the restaurant is really cute. We did talk to the manager on the way out, his name is Jamie Z and he handled the situation very professionally. He asked us to return and a round of drinks would be on him. We will probably return at some point, and definitely will request a different server, but it’s a shame you drop $300 and the experience ruined by a bad server.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Had business dinner here. Food was terrific and service was outstanding. Would definitely return.

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