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Bar Siena

4.6
2046 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 2046 people are saying
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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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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 🤤

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JamesC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

I always love bar Siena. However at this time my food wasn’t that good and I felt very sick afterwards

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ann Marie was fantastic

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Rayray
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Staff is wonderful and the food is amazing.

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carlisaT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Amazing atmosphere for a sunny day. Tried the tasting wasn’t blown away but it was an ok lunch paired with wine on a nice day!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Made an outdoor reservation at 6:30. Showed up at 6:33, waited in line at the hostess stand until 6:37. Was then told they were running behind and also I was “late” for my reservation and could either have a seat at the bar or wait 30+ minutes for outside seating.

While I didn’t appreciate the hostess telling me I was late for the reservation, I said we were fine with waiting for outside seating. I did say that we really weren’t late, and only 5 minutes behind the specified reservation time. It’s pretty typical for restaurants to have a 15 minute grace period anyways. The hostess then CORRECTED me and said I was 7 minutes late and not 5... At this time I mentioned I had to wait in line for almost 5 minutes just to talk to her. We then got seated right away outside.... weird how that table appeared.

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Jayy
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

For entrees, we ordered the Gnocchi and fish & chips. Potato skins & Parmesan fries for appetizer. No 4 drink. The sauce on the gnocchi was extremely bitter. The fish & chips was delicious. Breading was flavorful, potatoes could have used a bit more seasoning. The dipping sauce helped. Potato skins were crispy & fried beautifully but needed salt. The aioli helped as well. My drink was quite flavorless & unmemorable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i took my bestfriend there for a birthday lunch and everything was amazing. the food was delicious & our server Alex (javier) was one of the best waiters i have ever had. he was AMAZING. 10/10 would come back again ESPECIALLY because of Alex. so helpful, informative, attentive, fun, happy, he made our lunch a GREAT experience at bar siena.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Steak tasted like rubber and no flavor the sauce was nasty also. But the service was very good I ended up getting a burger wich was very good but I wanted the steak.

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Mariah
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Megan was amazing! We tried everything she recommended and were not disappointed; Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Terrible experience, food was very below average. Will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great !!!

AM
AntonioM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a great spot with decent availability. I recommend getting a pizza and enjoying the live dj.

JA
JAM24
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The branzino sucked but otherwise the food was decent. Server & managers were very unaccommodating with our group as we had one extra show up last minute and they refused to be flexible to help seat our full party even though they had the space in the tent. We even asked if they could just split the table in two which was clearly possible but they downright refused. Probably my fault for not having enough on the reso but they could have at least tried to be a little flexible when someone is about to drop $1,000 on dinner.

Experience left more to be desired and I'm disappointed because I'm a big DineAmic spender...definitely will be reconsidering after that debacle.

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Tyrone
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place to have a drink, the food was okay.

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VirtualUs
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure - Chef's special with wine pairings! Epicurious.

DA
D’AndreW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Always a great time at Bar Siena!

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vipDiana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, lots of vegetarian options. The drinks are also great and offer all type of drinks!

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David
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance outdoors, and was a pretty hip crowd! We had a table on the sidewalk which was perfect since even though it was a cool evening the patio heaters more than did the job. There is also a very large tent on Randolph that holds a large number of tables. The cocktails we had were excellent, including the No5, No15, and No24! I really liked the mezcal in the No24 in particular. We ordered the octopus, the mushroom and garlic pizza, and the cacio e pepe, which were all fantastic! The octopus was slightly tough, but still very good. Will definitely return!

DE
DylanE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food is delicious, would definitely recommend to my friends!

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Cohibaba
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Appetizer was greasy and fatty - and overall price of everything was too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Siena has become our go to spot! Food is always super delicious! Top notch service, the waiters are professional and friendly.

TB
TruscenialynB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. For appetizers we shared the roasted meatballs and Cesar salad. For entrees we had the cacio e Pepe with shrimp, the NY strip, and the scallops. Everything surpassed my expectations. The food was flavorful and delicious. It also came out extremely fast. The only ‘problem’ we had was we ordered the steak medium, and it came out well. We sent it back and it came back medium rare but good. We enjoyed everything and I will be back.

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AllyA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service. A little noisy but not too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The bruschetta we ordered was hard/stale. It also took almost a half hour to get the dish out to us. Pretty bad, especially for the price they charge for that dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my moms birthday brunch and we loved it the food was amazing!

JH
JeanH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MJ
MadhulikaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews