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Bar Siena

4.7
875 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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: 11:30am - 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 875 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 hours ago

Excellent food and service!

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3.0Dined a day ago

Food was great. However there was a hidden $2 fee on our bill... not that $2 matters but I wish there was honest communication from our waitress.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, awesome atmosphere

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food great. Our server was fantastic. Host who sat us could not have been more rude. We were dining with our two young children and she was very unaccommodating. Even tried to move us after we were sitting and had ordered.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great service. Loved our server! He was a lot of fun to chat with and ended up bringing us a dessert on the house, which we truly appreciated! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time here and will definitely not be my last! Everything was outstanding - the decor, the service, the food & desserts! Our waitress was super friendly, and even brought out a special birthday donut at the end of our meal free of charge (it was delicious!)

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Bar Siena is one of my favorite places to eat. Good prices and always great food

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved the ambience. We had great service and great food! We will be back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great dinner celebrating a good friend’s birthday. Our server Bruce was awesome! We ordered all his suggestions and everything was spot on fantastic! The noise level is my only compliant but it’s to be expected.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Went out to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. Food was great, a little pricey, but definitely quality. Our server, Jonathan, was very professional and knowledgeable with recommendations. Dessert from Bombobar was amazing. Valet service made parking quick and convenient. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food is amazing and the service is on point, but it is so loud you have to scream across the table to hear anything. Also the tables are very condensed so you end up with a rear end either bumping your chair or in your face while eating. Other than that it’s a fantastic restaurant and highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a unique and tasty meal option

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The music could have been a tad bit less loud. It just made it a lot harder to talk to people sitting across the fairly large tables.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent and service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and gave great recommendations! Chef's cheese selections are delicious and a beautiful display to share. Chicken entree and Branzino entree are fantastic! It was a little loud on a Saturday night for conversation, but we agreed we would absolutely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and fun place for a large group! Took my family for a special occasion and had a wonderful experience. Our server and additional staff did a phenomenal job!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and even better service. Our server was a delight and gave us great recommendations!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We we're 30 minutes late on a Friday night and they took care of like we were All Capone hiding from the cops. Great service and food.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and had an amazing meal. The food is served family style, so everybody greys to try everything. Every item came out quickly and was delicious! The atmosphere is hip and trendy, and a lot of fun. The decor was quite charming. We really felt like we were dining in Italy! I would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Delicious food and great service! Each visit is a new adventure.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Lennie, our server, was great! She had on-point suggestions. So friendly, prompt, and helpful!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect, thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Christina was an exceptional bartender. Her service and suggestions were flawless. Emily was also very personable and welcoming. The food and drinks were fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The service was so good and the food was amazing! We were a group of 8 and got to try a lot of items on the menu! We loved everything we ordered!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Went to Bar Siena for some drinks and appetizers. The meat and cheese platter was phenomenal, octopus was great and our server Kat was outstanding. Will be coming back!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food is good, interesting flavors and combinations without being a science experiment. Service, quick, friendly, knowledgeable. No wait with reservations. A short wait without. The by-the-glass wine list is limited and disappointing. The gnocchi is the best our Italian family has ever eaten. That says a lot.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service & good food. Easy place to grab a quick lunch!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was average. They brought everyone's food out at different times.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food is superb and the drinking menu was even better! I highly recommend cocktail No.5 if you love a sweet and citric taste. The ambiance was quite alive and the noise level does get pretty high, so you might have to shout a little bit to communicate, but its beautiful decor and nice staff make it up! I would definitely go there again~

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

You must try the short rib lasagna!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A group of 6 met before a show. We were seated in a long c-shaped booth which made it impossible to have a discussion amongst all of us. The place is filled with these booths so be sure to requests tables if you have a large group and want to actually converse. Food and service were very good.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

1st time here. nice ambiance. well designed / decorated with the lights on the 2nd floor. Food was fabulous! will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Worth going here just for the Taleggio Forcaccia. It was very very good.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was great, but service was painfully slow! Server brought us water, then came back ~25 minutes later to take our order. Food didn't come out for another 45-50 minutes (we ordered 2 thin crust personal sized pizzas). Didn't bring us the dessert menu until we asked for it. Same thing with the check. Definitely too slow.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love this place! Great food! I booked a dinner date on March 17,2018. The lobster dinner was unreal. The dessert was exceptional. I watched March Madness during my dinner. Loyola won! Sweet 16!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Thank you for accommodating our reservation when we were running late! we really appreciate it and have never had a bad meal at bar siena

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great find

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent service and food! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Went on Tuesday night for the first time with 2 friends . Our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. I had heard great things and it definitely lived up to the hype! My lasagna was delicious and so was the gelato I had for dessert. Very nice portion size for dinner and definitely could have split the dessert but it was so tasty I didn't. The overall decor was lovely - I loved the tree with lights that streamed up through the middle of the restaurant. My friends (in our 20s) were thrilled with my pick and it was truly the perfect dinner for a get together.

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