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Bar Siena - Old Orchard, Skokie, IL

Bar Siena - Old Orchard

4.1
4.1
423 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 Old Orchard’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 72 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 261-8902

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple private and semi-private spaces, ranging from 10-200 guests. We have the perfect space for your next corporate dinner, bridal shower, birthday party or family gathering!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 968-2534

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EW

    EmilyW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We ordered salads that showed up with muddy lettuces that had clearly been frozen. There were supposed to be pomegranate seeds and they were mushy, bright pink, and opaque. It was absolutely disgusting. Then I had added salmon and it was $11 and what I got was a 1x4” mini fillet. The whole thing was disappointing. We wound up switching to the rigatoni which was fine. The server later - like after we paid later - mentioned that she never recommends that salad. Bar Siena - serve fresh food! Salad is easy!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Awful service. The waitress lied about when the kitchen was closing to rush us out. We sat in the front enclosed patio, and they turned off the heat to rush us out. It was so cold that it made our food go cold. The waitress had her AirPods in and didn’t care about our experience.
  3. AD

    AnnD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pricey, but every dish served was delicious
  4. g

    ginnieg

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Had a great brunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The food was delicious once we got it. Perhaps our server had a whole bunch more tables than we realized, but it took forever to be asked if we wanted drinks, then it took even longer to be asked if we were ready to order - and that was only after we asked the hostess to please have our way to return to our table. Again, once the food arrived, it was fine, and the ambience was great. The noise level was insignificant. We will definitely return again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience but salads were small given the price.
  6. I

    Irene

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere especially the lighting. The food was excellent, best chopped salad I’ve had and the brick chicken and burrata appetizer were fantastic. The meatball appetizer was average. The desserts were delicious. Service was great too except for one busser who seemed to have a poor attitude but he couldn’t impact on the overall excellent service from everyone else. I will definitely be back again!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Food was terrible. Went for brunch and had the restaurant week special. Food was dry, bland and low quality. I put on reservation bday celebration and nothing was done. Had to take me baby to bathroom to nurse and change him and found hostess and other workers sitting in locked stalls on their phones hiding from work. I had to ask if I could use stall for my baby and hostess finally came out. Will be spending my time and money elsewhere.
  8. l

    luv2eat

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Our server was very good. The tables were crowded & too close to each other. It was a maze to get to our seats without bumping into diners. Excited to have a city place in the ‘burbs but it felt like it was a shopping mall restaurant instead. Food was good but not like in the city. It was all just okay.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner with my husband and another couple for Restaurant Week. We had their $59 four course meal special. It was amazing! The food was delicious and served as large portions. I was full after my appetizer and salad and barely made a dent in my entree. The waiter was super attentive, and the Executive Chef, Richard, stoped by our table. I am looking forward to my next visit…even without the Restaurant Week special,
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was good but very overpriced for the quality and quantity. The service was good but overall it was very expensive for just good food not great food.
  11. J

    Jennymae

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the new old orchard location & loved the service, food & ambiance. It was such a great change of pace from the other choices. Can’t wait to go back & try even more apps & pizzas! Pasta looked awesome.
  12. G

    Gemini68

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The outside patio was pretty; server very nice & a great menu for lunch; i had the lobster roll that was delicious but disappointed in the amount of lobster in the small sandwich which was on the expensive side; it was very good taste wise as were the fries on the side but probably would not get again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great ambience & decor. Attentive server- good drinks! Great value!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Sandra!
  15. A

    Anetra

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here and the kitchen is consistent! Everything I've tried so far is absolutely delicious!! I don't know what's in a number 15 but I'm going to need a recipe! I really enjoy the red sangria but I have to add this drink into the rotation for something a bit stronger. I brought a friend along who had the number five which was also delicious. Looking forward to the next time! 😉
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was very attentive and accommodating. The food and appetizers were delicious. We enjoyed our experience and would recommend this restaurant to family and friends. Also enjoyed the casual atmosphere as we had kids with us.
  17. E

    Evonne

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The desserts are fabulous!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a reservation for 2 at 8pm and didn’t get seated until 8:30. Food was great, portions a bit on the small side but that’s not a big issue. Everything tasted premium and very bold/delicious. Grilled octopus and focaccia are wonderful appetizers. The gnocchi are insanely fresh. Just a tad bit loud inside and a long wait to be seated. Otherwise very good.
  19. HP

    HPdiner

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We were there during restaurant week and there was an option for a prix fixe menu. 2 of the 6 people ordered prix fixe. The service was very slow. The prix fixe appetizers took forever. The regular appetizers came quickly but we ordered prior to dinner. The main course came out while the prix fixe people were still eating appetizers. No one came to ask if we wanted a second cocktail. At one point we had 3 people trying to straighten things out at our table. After dinner the chef asked how everything was. We said the food was great the service disorganized. His response was “well it’s restaurant week”. But shouldn’t they be at their best during restaurant week? Because the food was delicious, I will go back. But I hope the service is better next time. One other comment, or table was close to the area which is typically a patio (I guess) and the heat was uncomfortable.
  20. TK

    TriciaK1234

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This was our first to this restaurant. We thought we’d try it for Restaurant week 2023. The place was very busy and loud which we thought would be a sign of great food. Sadly, the octopus was over grilled, charred and dry. The salmon was served cold and was fishy. That being said, the burrata was delightful, the veggies in hummus under the salmon was delicious. The server was sweet but almost never came around. It took 15 minutes after being seated to get the drink order, another 15 minutes to get the drinks. The food took a long time to arrive and by then we needed more drinks and water, no one came for a refill. This is probably why the mains arrived cold. Perhaps they were short staffed. The bill had a $3 service fee and when we asked about it we were told it was mall charges but could be removed. For the price of things on the menus and the experience we had, we won’t be returning. Sadly, disappointed.*note-since leaving this review, the manager did reach out to apologize and make amends. Much appreciated!
  21. TT

    TTLV814

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. We really enjoyed the food and did the Restaurant week menu for one and an entree for the other. The hostess and host(mgr) were great for a crowded place. Incredible sweet waitress was crazy busy but still attentive and personable when talking to us. We felt well taken care of. Really enjoyed Meatball appetizer and not usually a meatball fan. Full of flavor throughout without overwhelming. Tasty salad dressed nicely. Salmon and Bronzino did not disappoint. Loved the donuts with very flavorful dipping sauces! S’mores ice cream rocked! We will be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    New staff so experience was iffy but the food was really good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Main issue was there was a lapse in service later in the night, not sure what happened but they started comping tables around us for their apps or desserts and comped us our coffee because of it. We went 30 min without a server coming and bringing the gelato we ordered for dessert. Additionally they had a 3% surcharge they added to the bill due to “inflation”. This is the first restaurant I’ve seen do this and it didn’t sit well with us. I doubt we’ll go back.
  24. RC

    RhondaC

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our time at Bar Siena! The salads are wonderful and the service was excellent. We will be back and next time for dinner!
  25. LR

    LeonR

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and a amazing. Pizza is incredible. Squid Ink noodles and lobster was mouthwatering. The dessert - doughnuts were light and fluffy. The meal was amazing. The service is awesome. This is the second time we were their and everyone is so nice and professional. A great place to go with consistency.
  26. HL

    HeatherL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They seemed overwhelmed. My entree was served and I had to wait for a fork. They finally brought that but then we had no salad dressing. We also had to wait for a pen when they brought the check. My salad had the smallest portion of salmon I have ever seen (I would guess 3 oz) and when I requested another piece that I would pay for they said that they were out. Maybe they are just working out the kinks because it is new, but we did not have a great experience. bar Siena downtown is always great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Decent service considering first day of restaurant week. Very loud location and had to improvise to keep table from wobbling. Otherwise great experience.
  28. M

    Mack

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A bit disappointed for the price of dinner. Filet was below average, portions small and wait was long. Good atmosphere but at $450 for a family of four, can’t imagine this will last long in Old Orchard mall unfortunately. Maybe stick with $30 pizza and not $25 for a two small meatball appetizer
  29. MK

    MargeK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new take on old favorites. The potato skins are the best and the tiramisu is to die for. Great pastas and salads as well.
  30. CD

    ChitownDoc

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We visited this location right after they opened and had a great experience. Fabio was on hand and things went well. This, decided to come back with a work colleague for a second visit. While food was excellent service was incredibly and inexplicably slow. We all ordered off the Restaurant week menu, so we could not understand when there was at least 30-40 minutes between courses. What we thought would be a quick dinner turned out to be a 3 hour ordeal. Management was apologetic but still no explaination why this happened with a simple menu they should have been prepared to serve over and over that night. Will give them some time to straighten out there service issues before we try this restaurant again.
  31. a

    alafood

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time going to Bar Siena and the food and service were amazing! Had the tuna crudo and grilled octopus to start and the roasted beet salad for a main course. Everything was really good and the service is outstanding. Our server was really attentive and friendly and would tell us stories and she’d come and check on us. It is a bit pricey- and there’s a 3% surcharge added to your bill- and the appetizers were really small, but the portion sizes for the main course was a good size. Will definitely be coming back.
  32. R

    Rizuli

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent….food, drinks, setting and our waiter. Could not have been better!!
  33. A

    Aristotle

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was overpriced. We had the Branzino and Salmon. Both were prepared differently than our previous experience. Did not like the vegetables on top of the seafood. Potato skins were overpriced and overcooked. We will not be returning. Poor value for money.
  34. BW

    BrianW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner with family and friends after our wedding
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  36. MW

    MimiW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food came out very fast and everything we ordered was delicious.
  37. s

    sophdaly

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    It was too hot to sit in there
  38. M

    Marsha

    Chicago

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is definitely a destination restaurant, but we are lucky to live close by! Cesar is an excellent server and everyone in the restaurant is relaxed, kind, and helpful. The porch area is enclosed and heated. It is perfect for a gathering and we plan to return with friends.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    While the ambiance and food were decent, our service was terrible. We didn’t have water, plates, or silverware when needed. The drinks were made incorrectly or they weren’t brought when ordered. Two of the people at our table ordered steak dinners but the waiter didn’t ask/explain if they would like to order a side as the steak was served a La carte. A salad was ordered without bread crumbs and was delivered with the bread crumbs. Runners and wait staff were barely seen and were rude when delivering the basics to our table. It was an expensive meal and we felt robbed!
  40. EW

    EatWell

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my brother and sister-in-law to Bar Siena in Old Orchard for their birthdays. This one is midway between their home and mine. We had the fabulous meatball and grilled octopus for appetizers. Both were absolutely delicious. The sear on the octopus was a wonderful contrast to the sauce and cheese on the meatball. We practically licked the plates. My brother and I split the boneless brick chicken which was perfectly seasoned. My sister-in-law had the chop salad. Again, we ate every morsel. Service was very good and we were served these sugary donuts with chocolate, raspberry and caramel dipping sauce. We left happily satisfied and planning our next visit.

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Bar Siena - Old Orchard is rated 4.1 stars by 423 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today
Google Map for Bar Siena - Old Orchard

4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL 60077

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Skokie

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Phone number

    (847) 261-8902

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple private and semi-private spaces, ranging from 10-200 guests. We have the perfect space for your next corporate dinner, bridal shower, birthday party or family gathering!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 968-2534

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