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Bar Siena

4.6
1972 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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  • 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeanH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll was the best item we ordered. Very good food.

MJ
MadhulikaJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I am a big fan of their drinks and food. However, my last visit was not that great. I only ordered an appetizer, Bruschetta(to be specific) and I believe they have made some changes to the recipe. I was a little disappointed with my food. Overall, I love their food and cocktails. Would absolutely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Thank you!

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NellV
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Very cute atmosphere and great food! Service was not very good, but overall worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Maggie was amazing!!!!!!!

AB
AnnB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cocktails and food were superb! We were only able to get a sidewalk table on a chilly, busy Friday evening, but outdoor gas heaters did the trick. The upside of being on the sidewalk was that we could have a fully audible conversation, and felt - of course - virus safe. Service was prompt and friendly. It was a very good experience!

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Nicholas
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved it! Good food, good drinks and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing, time!!! Outstanding service!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration
Was quite packed even during COVID

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TerrenceL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Staff was friendly, tent was warm and the food was fantastic!

KB
vipKristenBrittany
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! They were able to accommodate our larger party and our server was great!

CS
ChristopherS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Tomato bisque was solid. Nice touch with the grilled cheese sandwich accompanied with it. Octopus was just the right amount of spicy. Pasta was excellent, especially with adding the grilled shrimp. Will return.

SR
ShayR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but certain things like my octopus was over cooked and the roasted chicken portion was small

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great service. We will be back. The food and drinks were so tasty! Pictured are the delicious scallops and a mezcal cocktail. But we also had the chicken entre, meatballs and potato skins, and an ok’d fashioned or two and maybe a Long Island and a couple of Jamenson shots. But that’s it! And it was fantastic!

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vipKathy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always great food. Great service.

KM
KatherineM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding! I had the short rib hash and it was impeccable. Definitely will be coming back soon!

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ChrisB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I've eaten at Siena Tavern multiple times but never Bar Siena. It just didn't do it for me and my bad for not reading reviews. I ordered pizza and it was just average. I was expecting a nice crisp crust but instead the pizza was floppy and doughy. The drinks were very small. I expect to pay high prices for drinks in the city, but they were tiny. The homemade pasta is some of the best you'll find. And our waiter, Chris, was fantastic. One quick note. If you don't like thumping music played by a DJ during your dinner, I would consider someplace else, maybe Siena Tavern.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Been coming here for years. Have never noticed the weekend DJ before. The volume was a little aggressive for 2 pm.

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Rosalita623
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was dynamite!
And so nice to Fabio ; ]

An overall great experience!
Can't wait to go back!

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Iesha
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

I think the food here is good and the waiters are extremely helpful with menu descriptions. However the outside tent was a mess and they allowed animals at the tables. I would eat there again but only in the inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out since pandemic and as a current healthcare worker this great experience was so needed for my soul. Loved my experience here and will return again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this experience! Had an amazing time with my fiancé for his birthday!

CL
vipCristinaL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Eggplant Parm dish was very small and disappointing. Tuna carpaccio was tasty but still frozen. Cocktails were terrific and the kale/quinoa salad was tasty.

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Andrew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and our server was super friendly and attentive! We thought some of the menu items, particularly appetizers were over priced, but the atmosphere made it worth it. We definitely be returning!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Great server good social distancing toms of outdoor space

Steak was not good at all. Super flavorless and there wasnt any Santos era easily accessible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend, Angel and I are here almost every week! We love everyone and the carne pizza and #25 are our favorite!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay. Pricy but okay. The service was not so good but I suggest that is due to COVID. Most restaurants staff come to the table as little as possible these days. I was hoping for somewhere quiet but the music was really loud.

NC
NekedaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I would definitely go back again.

MK
vipMarkK
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is always great. Good food, service and environment.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Just very very overpriced food that is not very good. Fun atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Bar Siena. Our waitress was great. Food amazing. I had the steak. I highly recommend!

JR
vipJROD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Cacio e pepe is amazing! Went with a couple friends for a late lunch and enjoyed it. I will say that the "outdoor seating" reservation is misleading, as they will still seat you indoors next to an open window.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing vibe, server was really helpful. Music was on point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

This place is way overpriced for what it is. I live in LA, and I’ve had less expensive dinners there at way nicer restaurants. Chill out

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

We could not even try the food. We had made a reservation for outside (actually the only option they had online). When we got there she said the patio was not an option and that their system for reservations was down or whatever. She sat us inside but it was uncomfortably crowded and took a long time to even get waters so we left and went to a near by place.

DD
DesertDweller
Los Angeles
4 reviews