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Bar Siena

4.6
2075 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.
What 2075 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

make sure to have a reservation and request not to be seated by the kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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Brian
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would've either liked to be outside or upstairs next time.

DE
vipDEENAJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers were good, cocktail was good. Entree was just ok despite it being highly recommended by the waiter

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vipCatt
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were outside on the patio. It was lovely. It was quite crowded at the restaurant. The apps were fantastic - burrata and beets, Brussels sprouts, and octopus. For dinner had the scallops - delicious. Very disappointed in the branzino. Not much fish- deep fried with fins and skin . Wine choices nice but crazy expensive - we got a nice bottle of red and it was room temperature. I mentioned to waiter and sommelier and neither addressed the issue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 10/10 incredible! The meatballs omg but pretty much everything was amazing . Service 10/10. All the workers were so smiley and nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipBreannaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food and vibe. The music was great and upbeat. Our octopus was over cooked but we are just happy to be back :)

KG
vipKathG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A good place to go for the ambience and drinks - the food is ok.

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bjorns1013
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bruschetta had a nice aesthetic appearance but was very underwhelming. Priced at about $16, two small pieces of bread with topping were served. The bread was quite hard and overall taste was below expectations. The carne pizza was reasonable and about what we were expecting in overall taste and value. Drinks were not spectacular (ok). We sat in the outdoor tent which was great on a warm night and was very lively with some couples having their dogs under the tables.

Overall. a , lively place to get drinks or maybe an informal bite to eat.

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ludy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved the space on the 2nd floor - doors open. Service was great. We were just there for a beer, but would like to go back. Menu looked good.

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KevinD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, no complaints!!

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JenV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a 60 degree day which is practically summer in a Chicago 🙃 and it was lovely. The food was incredible as always and the service was excellent. This is one of my go-to places for longer lunches or dinners or even drinks to catch up with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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yummy7378
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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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MalleyCats
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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

MM
vipMargaretM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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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LEONDRA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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ViiV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
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 🤤

JC
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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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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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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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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews