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Bar Siena - North Shore, Skokie, IL

Bar Siena - North Shore

4.2
4.2
839 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bar Siena expands to Chicago's North Shore suburbs with their most recent location at Old Orchard Mall. Located next to Nordstrom, the new restaurant includes an 8,500-square-foot interior as well as two expansive patios. Much like its West Loop sister spot, Bar Siena North Shore’s vibe is a combination of elements the quaint and charming trattorias in Siena, Italy, and the industrial aesthetic of Chicagoland. The restaurant, along with Top Chef Fabio Viviani, brings the flavor, flare and energy of the casual Italian-American dining experience to the Midwest.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 261-8902
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Fabio Viviani
  • Private party facilities
    We offer multiple private and semi-private spaces, ranging from 10-400 guests. We have the perfect space for your next Corporate Dinner, Bridal Shower, Birthday party, Mitzvah or Family Gathering. We look forward to planning with you!
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Manager : (312) 779-0209

What 839 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North Suburbs

    Most Booked

840 Reviews
  1. dpflood9

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our appetizers came out before we received water. We had to ask for water and another person’s drink several times before receiving. It wasn’t busy but took a very long time between appetizers and the pizzas.

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  2. JAYG

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host was very accomodating as was Chef! Thank you!

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  3. SportsDoc1

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and drink. Love this place!!! Highly recommended.

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  4. sarab

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to the Old Orchard location twice now. Both times there has been a challenge in getting water or water refills even after requesting again and again. Water comes from a different set of servers and I’m Not sure where the breakdown is. And the food is very average, I had hoped for more - their big sister Siena Tavern downtown is much better.

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  5. Shorty

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A little disappointed. Our octopus was delicious but my eggplant Parmesan lacked flavor. Dessert was warm donuts dunked in chocolate syrup. Which was delicious. The food might have tasted better on a clean table. No one removed the dirty dishes. I don’t think I will return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very nice birthday lunch with a friend. Initially sat in the heated patio area which was lovely, but too hot. There was no problem moving inside. Shared grilled octopus - delicious. We each had salads - my salad, shaved Brussels sprouts, was delicious. For desert - very good tiramisu. They also brought out donuts with a sparkler in honor of the birthday - very nice.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The man at the host stand is extremely rude. I was greeted with a rude “Yes?” When he took me to my table he rudely motioned with the menu on his hands to me saying “Go”. I won’t forget to mentioned that he cursed at us under his breath. People that do that know anything about hospitality should not be working in a restaurant. We have visited this place so many times and have never gotten treated like this. We were sat about 10 minutes and no one served us water. However the table that got sat next to us were greeted with water within one minute of being there. We felt discriminated by that man. Our server, Cesar, was great. He made our experience super smooth after our conflicting time with that other man at the host stand. Food is alright. This restaurant is a place that we like to come spend our Sunday nights in and due to our latest experience, we will not be back. Shame on this man and management needs to do better when hiring these types of people.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, the experience was fine. We went on a glorious February day when temps were in the 60s. We sat in the outdoor area that was actually too warm. Food was very good until my daughter found a hair in her avocado toast. They did remove the charge and offered to substitute something free of charge. So kudos for that.

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  9. JamieY

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday here and wouldn’t recommend for a large group. The food was good and our server was nice, however many mistakes took place (entrees didn’t come out for 2 hours, one person was seated on top of a heater and we had to move the table, orders were missing, bill was incorrect).

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  10. Effie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good however the space is cramped and there’s a part of the restaurant where they have heaters blaring. The management was unresponsive to requests for comfort. I had to hold my clutch for two hours as there was no place to place my bag even after I asked 3 different people.

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  11. AmalieD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken diavolo was so good! Also the sausage gnocchi. Nice service at our bar booth. Great for date night at the mall.

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  12. MarlaB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat at bar with friends. We all thought that the drinks were over priced and “weak” , vodka seemed watered down. All had martinis. Olives were not good either. Otherwise, a nice experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful the food is fantastic. However, we waited a good five minutes before we even had water on the table

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  14. ScottD

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was brought out at different times for the four of us so two people were done with their meals before two others received theirs. Very disappointing

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  15. Melogi

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bucatini Cacio e pepe is fantastic. Other menu items look good too, but I like this dish so much I can’t seem to get to try anything else.

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  16. CarmenM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bar Siena and its location within Old Orchard as it is close to home. The ambiance and decor is very pretty. Food is great! We love the Parmesan Potatoes Skins! They are divine!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The table provided to us was too small that we weren’t able to eat properly. Also, the service was poor as you had to look for someone to get water.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overbooked reservations on Valentines Day led to a huge build up of parties and nearly a half hour wait for our reservation. What is the point of a reservation if everyone who made one ends up waiting anyways? Server forgot portions of our order and charged us for a drink we never ordered. The food was good but overpriced.

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  19. Chopped33

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Due to it being Valentines Day the restaurant was packed... We had to wait a little bit to be seated which wasn't terrible. Once seated our waiter was great, food was not great however. Things we know they make well were not good. I account that to how busy they were but still unacceptable. Maybe don't book so many people to keep the standards up, so it doesn't feel like quality had to suffer to due the quantity of diners.

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  20. EvelynM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible, dry and greasy. The potatoes were dry and old, the paste super greasy. The drinks were good! Lady at the front desk rude- they were busy, however, the waiters still were hanging out entertaining each other. Bar Sienna, you can do much better

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  21. MarkoD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experinece! Even though quite noisy on a Saturday night, we enjoyed the ambience and the food was pretty good. The prices are the reason I won’t go back often, we spent $260 + tip for 4 people!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is good but the noise level is so bad you can’t hear the waiters and it hard to have a conversation as you have to yell. It takes away from the restaurant itself. You can hear the noise from the street even before you walk in.

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  23. SamanthaN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great foods, fast seating and great tasting menu for brunch

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  24. JeanSam

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation for 7:15- ended up being sat at 7:40. We were seated at a beautiful table with large banquettes- and never given a menu or asked for a drink order. Finally, waiter appeared. We all ordered from the Restaurant Week menu- because we thought that would be the best food. We all were so disappointed. Everything was cold and very mediocre for taste and quality. the salad was slightly better. Manager came over several times unasked to apologize. Overall it was a terrible experience

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  25. Jorged

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Noisy, crowed overall uncomfortable. All were served but my entree came 5 minutes later! . Food is just average.

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  26. Mickeygo

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very busy! Waited about 40 minutes for the food to come out. Our server was great! Tomato bisque was fair. Chicken on Caesar salad was sparse. Eggplant Parmesan was very good. Tables are too close for our comfort level.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Firstly, open table reservations for 5:30, and not seated for about 20 min. Given a table with outside lights blinding me and the table was wobbling back and forth . The server put paper under it to stabilize it. The couple right next to us said that he had the same problem and held his elbow down to keep his table steady. We moved to a table next to the door so I wore my coat because of cold drafts. Same problem with the table, rocking fixed again with paper. I ordered the chopped salad. It came drenched in a heavy salad dressing, not a mustard vinaigrette, so it was really unpleasant to eat. I was hungry. The small cubes of provolone were hard to find. It was a low quality salad. No bread is provided on the table. Why? I wasn’t offered dressing on the side, which might have helped. We were asked if we wanted bottled water or tap from Lake Michigan. How about just offering water without making one feel cheap about getting plain water? The final straw was I asked for pepper, as it wasn’t a seasoned salad. Could you believe I finally got some, after asking twice, but they put it in a kitchen 1/4 cup measuring cup, open from the kitchen! No pepper shaker, no closed packet of pepper. The restaurant reminded me of a fast food restaurant with less quality. Oh, before we left the first table the couple who sat down had no reservations and told us they said they could have the table but had to leave before 7 when the table was reserved. While its ambience ( except for lots of screaming little kids) is cute and fun in appearance, I would not go back. They need to have a stronger commitment to quality. We sat down and within two minutes were asked what we were ordering. Apparently it’s a “get them in quick” kind of restaurant. I do have to say that the servers were wonderful. If we hadn’t had theater tickets we would’ve left and gone somewhere else.

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  28. LeonR

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. It was restaurant week and we had brunch. It was amazing.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Meh. The food wasn’t great. The wine was overpriced. I think they may be trying to make up for their location by way of interior design, but bottom line I wouldn’t return.

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  30. kandiceC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Place is nice good food but every time I go Service is bad this is the 2nd time where either nobody comes back to table or literally I had To go get someone to bring the check after not seeing waitress for 2 hours

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  31. Disappointed

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, the food was OK. However, the price was a little too high for what I received. Also, there was a surcharge for using your credit card, which was not expected and I will not go back to due to this charge. Lastly, the service was very slow and not very friendly.

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  32. HugoB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food!! Service was a bit slow but only because it was extremely busy. High recommend!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and many more to come! Our server checked on us many times . Food was delicious and my vodka cosmopolitan was smooth. 

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  34. Sara

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious but we went there for restaurant week and the portions were too small compared to other restaurants.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! The burrata is a must try.

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  36. LoriT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor rating because this was our first experience, made reservations based on good reviews. Was really looking forward to it! We were sat at our table and then not even acknowledged. No nothing! Not even a "be right with you!" or anything. Sat there for over 10 minutes, no drink order or anything. Waiters were passing by repeatedly. We ended up leaving. Told hostess on way out. We went next door to Maggiano's Little Italy for a first time visit and it was outstanding. Some things just weren't meant to be.

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  37. Maurfun

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went here for Restaurant Week to try their 4 course menu. It was nothing special. The soup portion was only 1/2 cup! Other portions seemed smaller that the standard menu portion, too. When totaled up, not much of a special value. The food itself was nothing special but good.

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  38. LaurenL

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor service. Food is overpriced for the quality. I will not be going back.

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  39. Jo19

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing from appetizers to entrees, to the dessert! We got the meatballs, focaccia, and potato skins for apps, then Lobster spaghetti and pizzas were delicious. Dessert we ordered the donuts with the different dipping sauces. It's a must. We almost ordered another to go! And the staff went above and beyond to celebrate our friend's engagement celebration! We will come again!!! A shame we had not discovered the restaurant before!

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  40. John

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was hoping for food which was a little more "special." Unusual, tasty, surprising, wonderful...it was ok, but not any of these things. Wasn't cheap.

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FAQs

Bar Siena - North Shore is rated 4.2 stars by 839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Bar Siena - North Shore

4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL 60077

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Skokie
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Executive chef
    Fabio Viviani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch
  • Phone number
    (847) 261-8902
  • Private party facilities
    We offer multiple private and semi-private spaces, ranging from 10-400 guests. We have the perfect space for your next Corporate Dinner, Bridal Shower, Birthday party, Mitzvah or Family Gathering. We look forward to planning with you!
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Manager : (312) 779-0209
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