Bar Siena

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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year at Bar Siena! We will be open at 11:30am for brunch and starting at 5pm, guests can indulge in our New Year's Eve holiday-inspired dishes, in addition to our a la carte dinner menu. Reservations encouraged - accepting large + small party reservations.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1504 People Are Saying
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JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great experience for a Friday night dinner. Busy but the staff and kitchen are extremely efficient. The appetizers and meals were perfectly timed.

c
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

What does this place want to be? Upscale sports bar? A million big TVs showing ESPN on Friday night makes it a glorified sports bar with food that is inconsistent.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really cool spot! Neat decor with great views from the upstairs—-but super loud! Food was pretty good. My friend had the truffled risotto which was delicious as was the grilled octopus. My lobster pasta was very good but I had to wait a bit for salt and pepper which it needed—then it was not hot anymore.
Service was good but she was pretty busy....

RS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Bartender was incredibly rude and condescending. Insisted that I ordered a wine I did not, claiming that what I ordered they had been out of all day. Was about to charge me for the wine I had not ordered, which was more expensive, even taking a straw out to taste the wine I had been served to correct me on what I was drinking. I said I didn’t know what I was drinking, but regardless I had ordered the other, less expensive wine. Instead of simply charging me for what I ordered initially, gets so flustered over the issue and slams my card back on the table and with incredible attitude and anger tells me it’s on the house. Server wasn’t horrible besides a strange lack of eye contact and bizarre disposition. I left feeling so strange about the experience that, despite a pretty good meal and the glass of wine being free, I will not be returning.

MD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was extremely knowledgeable, polite and took great care of our party. Thank you!

JS
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food! Fresh makes all the difference and you will taste the difference here! The simplicity of the dishes we had required the highest-quality ingredients and we were not disappointed. This would be our go-to Italian place if we lived closer!

EM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, great service, way too loud. They need to make the upstairs quieter than the downstairs. You end up screaming at each other upstairs to be heard.

M
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was excited to eat at Bar Siena, after waiting for table, server went through his intro and the big “pitch” was that the chef had been on some food show. I found the food to be mediocre, the constant upsells by the server a bit much, and overall the server seemed too busy to provide minimum level of service. The server did do a great job helping my friend pick a glass of wine. I probably won’t return.

WG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great wait staff and bussing. Friendly, helpful waiter and bus persons were considerate and hard working. Front desk hostesses, not so much. They were rude and not personable at all.

PS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great vibe, but a little too loud for dinner conversation. Terrific food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best cheeseburgers in Chicago! Get the double with bacon. Add an egg if you're feeling it

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance- bar downstairs has a romantic feel with a fun vibe/ watch sports and enjoy cocktails over conversation. Food is also always on point!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I did not like that they did not seat me until my entire party arrived. It was a party of 2 so it’s not like we were taking up a big table.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I think the kitchen or our server forgot about our meal. Everyone who sat down after us had their meal before us. It was very odd and frustrating since we were there for a work meeting and needed to get back to the office in a timely manner.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Something for everyone on the menu and made with love. We sat in the upstairs and the ambiance was beautiful. Service was excellent! We would definitely bring friends back to experience this place.

OT
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great— food drinks and service! Restaurant is extremely loud we had to yell to hear each other.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night with great food

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the food and cool environment upstairs. Very loud, but service is fantastic. Will go again!

RT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Siena is one of my favorite restaaurants in Fulton Market. The food and service is top notch!

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu limited. Not enough seafood or healthy options.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt service and tasty food and drinks.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Birthday. It was noisy. My wife’s chicken had to be sent back and cooked mire but the manager comped it and it was good. Overall good experience. Waitress Guiliana was superb.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. We had a wonderful time.

BL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. a bit loud in there, but we were all okay with that.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was fantastic but do not plan on being able to hear people across the table from you. It is very loud. The staff are friendly but it was very apparent our server was in a hurry to be elsewhere throughout our dining experience.

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When we arrived for a reservation at 9:00pm, it took them almost 30 minutes to find us a table. The food was good, and the staff are wonderful. I would suggest it as a great place for Apps and Drinks before a night out.

HB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Very cool atmosphere in the West Loop. Noise level is loud and gets louder as the night goes on, so make sure the guests you bring are okay with that!

MS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding but the place is so loud it is hard to have great conversation there. Tables are big to allow for shared plates so that makes in harder to “lean in” and hear anyone in your party. Again...amazing food but don’t go if you wanna get to know someone.

v
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was very detailed in the making and delicious! For the exquisite pricing it was just ok though. Really not somewhere We would come again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Appeared to be understaffed. Couldn’t tell if it was the kitchen or server but it took forever to get food and drinks. Waited 45 minutes for my desert.. food was great though. Just don’t go if you don’t have 2+ hours

KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Siena never disappoints, this was the first time on a Sunday for brunch, they had a nice selection of both breakfast and lunch options. The wait staff was great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch “date” with my 6 year old- restaurant was very accommodating of his food issues, and helpful overall!

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service. Mediocre food. Save your money and go elsewhere.

M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have been here many times before and have liked it. Our food and drinks were good but our server was not. He was not friendly, never smiled and just didn’t seem like he wanted to be there. I understand that things happen in people’s personal lives but in this business you have to “fake” enjoying your job and little bit. Parking is now up to 17.00.

N
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Every thing was perfect I had a great time but the service was not too good but I don’t mind coming again

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

You really can't go wrong eating at Bar Siena. The food and cocktails are always fantastic and reasonably priced for the quality. The atmosphere is pretty loud, so I wouldn't recommend dining here if you are looking for a a more intimate venue.

Bar Siena
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

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H
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food in a bar atmosphere. A bit loud for our taste - more likely to appeal to a younger patron.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Siena provided unique food and drink options for us to consider. The overall ambiance is very appealing and the service was very attentive. Overall a great place for a date or just hang out with friends.

Bar Siena
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! Glad you had a good time!

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c
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was an ok visit to the restaurant. My best friend and I went around 4:30pm on a Saturday. Our entires were very good but the service was not the best. Out server was nice but it felt like we were being rushed out especially when I hadn’t finished my meal but he brought the dessert menu and took our order while I was still eating my meal. The donuts which were the main reason that we came were a disappointment. They were better when they had interesting flavors and the sauces were in the little bottles. Overall it was good but i feel the restaurant has lost its
wow factor.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and service!!!

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