Cira

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Cira is a modern Mediterranean restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch. The menu is made up of small, shareable plates, inspired by the countries that make up the Mediterranean Basin and their symbiosis over the years.
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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Cira will be offering our a la carte menu with festive holiday additions!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2020 at Cira! Roaring 20's will be the theme! We will feature our a la carte menu with festive additions! Very special complimentary Henriot Brut Souverain toast in the dining room at midnight!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 271 People Are Saying
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4.6
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing! Love this spot. Well done.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant w/ really nice food. Great people watching. Nice mix of younger and older clientele.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

F
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The brown butter hummus is always a favorite and didn’t disappoint. The burrata and beets, while good was certainly not worth the price. Way way overpriced for the portion.

My mussel and clam brodetto was tasty but got more blood sausage than than the other protein. Got literally 2 meatballs, which was the best meatballs I’ve ever had.

My dinner mate did not enjoy the potato crusted golden tilefish. It was a deep disappointment and definitely not worth the price.

Overall, deep dissatisfaction.

o
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Fabulous

DC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great time was had. We had the falafel, the chicken liver mousse, the pistachio ravioli and the lamb shank. Each was fantastic. We also sampled various of the desserts which were all wonderful as well. The ambiance was quite nice. A great meal and I can't wait to go back.

T
Chihuahua
28 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

B
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great venue and love the atmosphere and interior and design a lot! We all did! It is expected from a Hoxton hotel and it looked lovely.
However, we came to have dinner and we are not impressed. The dishes to choose from are complicated and do not go together, the food is prepared well it just misses something.
Apart from this, the food came out so quick, and within 40 minutes we were done.... no fun for a nice evening out. We came to dine and have a good evening, not just to eat.

Next time I will come for drinks at the bar, it had a great vibe!

PF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The decor was attractive. The menu was limited and lacking in vegetarian options. The service was mediocre.

JW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The brunch at Cira is definitely a unique and delightful alternative to other brunches. The waiter was exceptional. What I can't figure out is that I requested a booth on open table and several booths were open when I arrived, but when I mentioned it, they seemed to have some difficulty giving it to me. Otherwise this is one of my new favorites.

S
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing! However, the food was subpar at best. I service wasn’t great, as our waiter made us feel extremely uncomfortable several times. Also, the layout of the restaurant isn’t clear at all. It was hard to find the table to check in...

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress...with the brown bob. Wish we could remember her name. Her recommendations were spot on and she was very attentive but not overbearing. The evening was perfect. The gentlemen filling up our water never let our cups get past 3/4 of the way empty..Great atmosphere and music! Will definitely be returning for another girl’s night.

FE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a birthday dinner and decided to make it easy and order the Chefs Choice tasting meal!!! It was amazing!! Every course had so many flavors and was beyond our expectations for quantity of food. We enjoyed every bite and liked the variety of food served!! Thank you to the Chef of Cira for our fantastic dining experience!!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this restaurant. Simply awesome.

JR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cira is my favorite restaurant in Chicago right now. Both brunch and dinner are delicious. Highly recommend the shared brunch and the Feast of Cira at dinner, but you can't go wrong with the a la carte menus at either service. Great mocktails and fantastic service always. I would eat here every meal if I could. Great for groups, date night, or girls night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food is ok, but service is absolutely awful!!! I live very close and my family have been to this restaurant a couple times, the last two times, we waited at least 25 minutes until a server came. The last time we were there, it wasn’t that busy at all, we saw a few servers were standing and talking, we don’t know which one was our server and none of them came to tell us we will be served soon at least. Assuming the particular one was busy. Then our server came over without saying hello, straight asked, “what can I get you,” I realized she was the one I had a couple eye contact with. That’s how bad the attitude was, we will never come back again. I would definitely recommend you go somewhere else!

PG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best bloody Mary's in Chicago. Great Breakfast spot!

MG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was pretty spotty. Our server abandoned us for about 45 minutes; we would have ordered more food and drinks.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration with friends

TB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for brunch! Delicious food at a great value.

CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was amazing! The food was delish and the service was top notch

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. From the innovative, fresh, amazing food to the attentive service we loved our experience.

VF
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend. We each got a salad and split the pistachio ravioli. It was so delicious! The waitress paired the best wine with our dinner as well.

NS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a baby shower for a friend , we also had two children with us . Our server was amazing . We didn’t feel rushed at all , they gave us time to talk and order and wait the rest of the party . Music is amazing . Food is great , modern with unique twist, few classic dishes for conservative palates but also few for more experimental kind of taste , portions solid , cocktails also amazing ... we really had great time and we will be back for girls night for sure ... Thank you Cira for letting us host amazing elegant yet not too pretentious urban baby shower !

DN
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about Cira. I first came here as a happy accident for lunch. I continue to return because it is just that good. Bruce is always my server and makes us feel special each and every time. He offers suggestions and you truly cannot go wrong with a single dish. The mezza is to die for and the hibiscus Arnold Palmers are best ordered by the pitcher.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing, great food and ambiance.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Highly recommend!

SG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was SO good!!!! We shared 3 entrees, pistachio ravioli, chicken and the lamb shank. All were very good and I would definitely go back for any of those dinners.

F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hip, beautiful rustic modern space that serves tasty entrees and delicious desserts. Service is good and mostly proactive. A nice experience but be prepared for an energetic, near noisy buzz in loft space with high ceilings and an expensive bill. The food is well-prepared but entrees need to be complemented with
more generous side dishes (some have none). This place seems more geared to special occasions or an expense account.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cira was an amazing experience. The falafels were incredible. Some of the best I’ve had.
The chicken was cooked perfectly and the hummus was unreal.
Great work

e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food, service, and ambiance. We shared several small plates and each dish was superb. Highly recommend!

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, but felt like the entrees that were not listed under the “small” and “medium” sections of the menu were still pretty small although priced high, so felt like the value was a little off. However, recommend the pistachio ravioli, it was a stand out!

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for dinner and drinks and had a great experience. Our waitress was very helpful and we loved both of our entrees and the desserts. The pistachio ravioli had a unique taste and I truly enjoyed it. The huckleberry cheesecake was also very rich in flavor.

CD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I found food to be average - flavors were undifferentiated from my perspective. Turned out to be more expensive than I'd anticipated. But that's due to number of dishes and drinks ordered. Friends of mine have enjoyed this location and recommended it to me, but I won't need to go back. Others feel free to check it out - I might just be very particular.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

the waiter ( a big guy with a tattoo on his arm) was rude and mean... and not only with me .. to my friends as well.. hope never see him again

SP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had a girls’ group from out of town and the service, the food, and the atmosphere were perfect!

HB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was awesome space and good selection of food. The ambiance is vibrant

F
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good, not great. The pasta was warm, not hot. The service was slow but it didn’t affect our time there.

m
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered was well prepared and delicious! Our server was extremely helpful and made excellent recommendations. The vibe is great, low noise level and a very attractive surrounding on the main level of a "hip" hotel. Highly recommend!

b
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food though still very heavy on the bread as with most Midwest places as we have experienced. Bummer so many restaurants in Chicago at in hotels in this area. Feels like we rarely left the hotel, and Cira being in a hotel was the 3rd such place.
Not worth the price. Tasty though.