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Bar Siena

4.6
2138 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

    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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food is very mediocre. This is my second time dining in. The first time was for brunch and the second time was for dinner.

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EdgarS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service though the service level did slow down towards the end which was weird bc so was the crowd.

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Matt
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but pricy. The cocktails were delicious as well.

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vipKrisp
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. We sat outside. Great service. My only issue was I didn’t know I had to pay extra for sauce. That was disappointing to see it on my bill. She should have told me.

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Andrew
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

High-energy place in the West Loop. Fun atmosphere, but not a good fit for anyone looking for a quiet dining experience.

We ordered octopus, salmon, beet salad, and cocktails - the food came quickly and the service was good. The food was above average but not quite as good as I would expect for the price (>$30 for entrees).

We would go back again, but it won't be at the top of our list.

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Rudee
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Our server was helpful in assisting with our food order and paced the meal perfectly. We had a small plates lunch and it was perfect. The octopus made a convert out of my hater husband. Parker Rolls sandwich were the best. Great Brussel Sprouts and meatballs rounded out a perfect meal. Cocktails were refreshing and delicious. We look forward to going back!

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AgataB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints! Modern and classy interior sets a great vibe.

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LucyMcC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal, and the outside seating was beautiful. They were able to space the tables out. The sides, especially the fries, were delectable. The caesar salad was light and refreshing. The mushroom pizza they had was mouth-watering, and the mushroom pasta was equally as delicious. They had a great variety of cocktails, wines, and beers to choose from to meet any persons drinking mood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from start to finish. I had cousins in town from Ohio and they were running significantly late for the reservation. The hostess was very accommodating, and I know how frustrating it can be when a reservation is late from my years in the industry. The service at the table was genuine and the recommendations were spot on. Thanks for showing my out of towners a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall good and the pizza was the best -not many healthy options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Super loud and bad air conditioning on a very hot day.

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ErinB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gianna was seriously the best server ever! She was so friendly and helpful; she made our dining experience so memorable. The food and atmosphere were amazing. We had such a great time!

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sbksbk
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Small menu for Saturday brunch, but kitchen was VERY slow and food came out wrong (asked for NO CHEESE but omelet arrived with cheese). Restaurant needs more servers and assistants. Waited VERY long for refill on iced tea. Server did not know what came with omelet - offered toast and then came back and said "sorry, toast is not included."
Nice ambience, hip area of the city.

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vipRandyK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find near our hotel. We both LOVED the spicy bloody Mary and all the drinks and food were solid. Ramon helped talk to us about the neighborhood and helped us design our evening. Great guy and waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The server was very rude and seemed annoyed when we asked questions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and got food quickly.

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PatrickG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Had a business lunch meeting. Six of us in all. Food was brought out to all of us but one - my client's meal. We all waited politely for his meal to arrive; as is custom. No sign of his lunch. We waved down our server, she was going to see about it. Another lengthy time passed, client insisted we eat. Waved down support staff. No help. I visited hostess podium, she would look into it. No help. I walked around to find our waitress again. She seemed embarrassed and would look into it again. In the end my client was eating while we were all already done with our meals. Very embarrassing for him and for us. Food was good but that wont replace this terrible mistake. Wont entertain clients here again. There are many, many more options on Randolph.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good slightly over priced however expected for the west loop area; vibe was great however waiter staff could be definitely better...

As a start gave us a hard time to change table’s although we was already inside on the second floor where it was empty (we literally just asked to not be in the high chair because we brought little son out with us and they told us we probably couldn’t change to a lower seat nor booth because it was already assigned during our reservation seriously it literally was 14 or more open tables on that level alone). He left us in the high chairs for about 10-15min before telling us we can move one table over that wasn’t a high chairs.

Second our actual waiter taking our order was in super chill mode normally wouldn’t bother us however since it was our first time visiting we had questions about the menu and other minor stuff and he was no where to be found then at one point I notice him and another waiter was just staring out the window in the days verse checking in on their tables.

Overall I would visit again but not as a main destination spot that I traveled to get to only if I’m just in the area for other reasons.

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DevD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for a date you don't want to hear. Food and wine expensive, but I suppose that's normal at places like these.

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christym
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun. Awesome service. Great good and cocktails. Expensive, but for a special occasion, I was ok with it!

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SueS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a friend’s birthday and had the best experience. Pricey menu, but the foos was delicious, service amazing, and atmosphere unlike any other we can find in the suburbs.

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SherylK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Bar Siena is a great place for friends to gather. The food is OK, but would not enter my 'oneof the best' places to return to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good late night food menu and cocktails.

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ChelseaW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food were amazing! Such a fun spot!

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RoseS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved the atmosphere. Food was very good. Pricey

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good but food is pricier than i thought it should be

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KHurts
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing and they have a really friendly staff.

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vipWilliamP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor by the street so not much ambiance. Food good but not great. I had the scallops and soup.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for 30th bday. They were nice enough to accommodate 10 people during COVID. Honestly, the entire experience was very seamless and wonderful.

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vipLindy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Bar Sienna and go there time and again. Great place for groups, couples, or a night out.

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KaraS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was all delicious. Highly recommend the lasagna and the bomboloni.

It felt like the restaurant was understaffed. We went on a Monday and had made reservations far ahead of time. We waited a bit past our reservation time to be seated, it took quite a while to get our drinks after ordering. It seemed like there was only one server for the entire outdoor area— I felt for her and she did her best, but there were often long stretches of time with plates not cleared or empty drinks without asking if we would like another. Not the level of service I’d expect at a restaurant of this quality, esp when our tab is $300+.

I also had to ask for a different table. They originally tried to put our group of 5 at a high top with backless stools right next to the service station despite there being a ton of open tables outdoors. I’m not one to complain about stuff like that but the table was not ideal, especially being with my in-laws who are older. They were able to accommodate the request, which I appreciated.

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ChrisP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I think the food is pretty good. It's a fun, energetic atmosphere.

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AndreaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful spot for a Sunday Brunch with a bestie, Service was great, patio had atmosphere, Food yummy. Mimosa kit delicious. Always a great lace to gather with friends.

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vipVinS
New York Area