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Bar Siena

4.6
2062 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Experiences

  • 3-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio’s favorites

    $65.00 per person

    Mar 3 - May 31, 2021

    Sit back and leave the ordering to us. Enjoy our 3-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio's favorites plus dessert. Consider this a delectable introduction to our biggest cravers specially prepared by our executive culinary team. $65.00 per person, excludes gratuity and tax. Upgrade your experience with a $30.00 per person wine pairing carefully selected by our sommelier to indulge your palette.
  • 3-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio’s favorites

    $65.00 per person

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    Sit back and leave the ordering to us. Enjoy our 3-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio's favorites plus dessert. Consider this a delectable introduction to our biggest cravers specially prepared by our executive culinary team. $65.00 per person, excludes gratuity and tax. Upgrade your experience with a $30.00 per person wine pairing carefully selected by our sommelier to indulge your palette.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a tent seat outside. I enjoyed the environment very well as it was cozy and well secluded despite being outdoors. Service was great and very caring. I wish they had a little larger of a beer selection however. No specialties or anything out of the usual ordinary.

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Eric
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with outstanding service, staff and overall ambiance. 10/10 would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipyummy7378
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My family went on Mother’s Day. We have been here before and all of us loved it every time. This time we were seated and greeted by our waitress and got our drinks in a timely manor but after that it all went down hill. I am not sure if Bar Sienna was short staffed or what but our waitress spent more time behind the bar doing things and walking past our table without a glance then she did making sure we had our food or needed anything. After we placed our order we got our food in a a okay amount of tjme but some of it was not early as warm as it should be. We let it go because our waitress was no place to be found. She checked on us once when all of us besides my youngest were done eating. We did not see her again for almost 30 minutes. Well I should say we could see her behind the bar a few times. Anyway we would have asked for our check and left without dessert but my girls are in love with the bomblioni and there was no denying them the reason we came. We placed our order and I waitress walked away. I had to flag her down in one of the times she just walked past our table to make sure we got our check. Suddenly she was fast and efficient with that. We sat at our table for about 50 minutes after finishing eating to the time we got our check. For all the places these days asking patrons to be fast because of limited capacity this was ridiculous. They could have practically served a whole other family in that time. Hoping it was an off day because we love Bar Sienna but not happy this time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Take the wife in for a nice Mother’s Day meal, her food was cold and didn’t taste good. Her drinks were flat. It was a less than stellar visit this go around.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 4:15pm but we arrived at 3:50pm. They immediately sat us down and didn’t make us wait. Our server was Aannemarie who was more than willing to take memorable photos of us. She literally moved a whole table to make sure the background looked nice. Which meant a lot to me because we decided to spend our Mother’s Day here. My mother loved it. The food was amazing. The scenery was beautiful and the music was energetic & lively.

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MalleyCats
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Mother’s Day brunch, and it was wonderful. Everyone from our server to Dan the GM were fantastic. We loved everything, and can’t wait to go back!

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vipFrankS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside tent was great even on a cooler / rainy night. Inside area music sound level was so high you could not have a conversation. Outside was fine

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LEONDRA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience. I plan to return in the coming months.

MM
vipMargaretM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was great. It was really really loud. To the point where we couldn't even hear each other, which is tough for dinner. It felt more like a bar.

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ViiV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Rude hostess at the front desk, talked down to me and my daughter. Gave us tables in the wind although there was space at other tables the entire time we were eating. Waiter gave good service. Food was good, just the first impression with the lady first talking to us ruined the experience for me.

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vipalenka
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They forgot we were celebrating for a birthday even though I mentioned to the waitress and marked on open tables

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HelenE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience3

The chicken sandwich and fries is really great. Waitress was attentive and friendly and on it. Hosts seemed overwhelmed but there was no line, yet they seemed to be seating walk-ins before reserved.. hmmm

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was delightfully surprised at how good the food is here! I’ve been to Bar Siena for drinks, which are also great, but food is delicious too! Would recommend the octopus, meatballs, and Brussels sprouts 🤤

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JamesC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was timely and informative. The food was delicious and fresh. Would definitely recommend to others

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, creative cocktails and wonderful staff. Our server Maggie was outstanding. She explained the menu and made great cocktail and food recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I recommend sticking to pizza when ordering here. I’ve been a few times and every-time I get a pasta or entree it was just absolutely not worth the price. The potatoes au gratin were dry and unseasoned. The cacio e Pepe was hard and the noodles were clumped together. The pizza and the cocktails are delicious, but I wouldn’t return for the food most likely. I’ll stick to drinks and bar bites.

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ErinM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the food, but wish we had chosen to sit upstairs at a table rather than the bar.

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RANDALL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Our waiter practically helped us figure out our whole meal and my drink. So the service on all ends was great too.

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vipNiceAmbiance
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Only reason for not getting a higher review is they were out of all the cocktails I wanted by Sunday evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

I always love bar Siena. However at this time my food wasn’t that good and I felt very sick afterwards

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ann Marie was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Made an outdoor reservation at 6:30. Showed up at 6:33, waited in line at the hostess stand until 6:37. Was then told they were running behind and also I was “late” for my reservation and could either have a seat at the bar or wait 30+ minutes for outside seating.

While I didn’t appreciate the hostess telling me I was late for the reservation, I said we were fine with waiting for outside seating. I did say that we really weren’t late, and only 5 minutes behind the specified reservation time. It’s pretty typical for restaurants to have a 15 minute grace period anyways. The hostess then CORRECTED me and said I was 7 minutes late and not 5... At this time I mentioned I had to wait in line for almost 5 minutes just to talk to her. We then got seated right away outside.... weird how that table appeared.

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Rayray
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Staff is wonderful and the food is amazing.

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carlisaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Amazing atmosphere for a sunny day. Tried the tasting wasn’t blown away but it was an ok lunch paired with wine on a nice day!

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Jayy
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

For entrees, we ordered the Gnocchi and fish & chips. Potato skins & Parmesan fries for appetizer. No 4 drink. The sauce on the gnocchi was extremely bitter. The fish & chips was delicious. Breading was flavorful, potatoes could have used a bit more seasoning. The dipping sauce helped. Potato skins were crispy & fried beautifully but needed salt. The aioli helped as well. My drink was quite flavorless & unmemorable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i took my bestfriend there for a birthday lunch and everything was amazing. the food was delicious & our server Alex (javier) was one of the best waiters i have ever had. he was AMAZING. 10/10 would come back again ESPECIALLY because of Alex. so helpful, informative, attentive, fun, happy, he made our lunch a GREAT experience at bar siena.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Steak tasted like rubber and no flavor the sauce was nasty also. But the service was very good I ended up getting a burger wich was very good but I wanted the steak.

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Mariah
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Megan was amazing! We tried everything she recommended and were not disappointed; Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Terrible experience, food was very below average. Will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great !!!

AM
AntonioM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a great spot with decent availability. I recommend getting a pizza and enjoying the live dj.

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JAM24
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The branzino sucked but otherwise the food was decent. Server & managers were very unaccommodating with our group as we had one extra show up last minute and they refused to be flexible to help seat our full party even though they had the space in the tent. We even asked if they could just split the table in two which was clearly possible but they downright refused. Probably my fault for not having enough on the reso but they could have at least tried to be a little flexible when someone is about to drop $1,000 on dinner.

Experience left more to be desired and I'm disappointed because I'm a big DineAmic spender...definitely will be reconsidering after that debacle.

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Tyrone
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place to have a drink, the food was okay.

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VirtualUs
Chicago
4 reviews