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Cira

4.6
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399 Reviews
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 399 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service and the main dishes were good.

I was surprised they don’t offer many gluten free options (not even GF toast) which really limits your brunch options if you have dietary restrictions.

They do have good GF crackers though.

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Allison
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time here - we really enjoy the food, it's been perfect each time (flavor, texture, seasoning), the cocktails are delicious (and strong), the ambience is fun and trendy, and service has been great each time (from host to service and bussers). Can't wait to come back

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emmm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

LOVE Cira - especially for brunch! Great ambiance and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service!

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Olivia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Possibly the worst I have ever experienced. Waited 1 hr between appetizer and main course.

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vipYesenia
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food at Cira is never disappointing. Yet, the service was pretty bad. It took about 15 to get greeted. The waitress never checked on the table after receiving the first couple of dishes. I had to call the manager over to get a second round of drinks and ask about our final dish. Not a good experience.

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JustynH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! The pistachio ravioli was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. PLEASE get the hummus- the pita was soft as a cloud and delicious. Service was friendly and helpful! We had a great time here and I am definitely planning to come back soon.

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YashB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
One of the best Mediterranean food in Chicago.Hummus, Pistachio Ravioli was Amazing. Tiramisu was just the perfect end to the dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible - we were a little surprised by the smaller portion sizes but also to be expected with a restaurant of this quality. 4 girls shared the hummus, garlic sunflower dip, beef carpaccio, falafel, pistachio ravioli, chicken thighs and scallops. All of it was incredible - definitely get the hummus and ravioli (I’m told). Service was quick and friendly, great ambiance.

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DamondW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great 40th birthday celebration! Thanks again to all the staff that helped!

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vipTimL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great atmosphere for date night. Geed wine selection but would appreciate more cabernet selections

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very short menu but good food

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Boris
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE CIRA RESTAURANT!
CIRA is awesome place for breakfast on my opinion.
CIRA is a Dog Friendly
Food quality is great!

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Sahil
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went after good 10 months, i loved the hummus, fresh pita and the crab toast.
Our Server was amazing and was knowledgeable. The wait staff was also exceptional, professional and took care of us!

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HeidiM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They didn't take my points! I had a $25 OpenTable reward and they didn't take it!!! help??

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SusanG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative food options, love the decor and our servers were awesome

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CristianG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Cira and definitely we'll back! The food was delicious although the Piri Piri Chicken Thighs that I ordered was kinda cold. The salad and the starter were yummy...ah and we received a glass of champagne at the end with no charge!

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vipFlintPity
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I am open to the notion that the pandemic is having some impact on restaurants and their ability to provide their normal levels of service. I will allow some grace for a BOKA restaurant, because my experiences up until this point with many restaurants in their stable have been stellar.

This meal at Cira was not up to your normal standards. We were at the table 2-1/2 hours top to bottom, and in that time, managed to wrangle out one cocktail and two glasses of wine (one for me, one for my dining companion) in that time. The apps came in a reasonable amount of time, but the entrees were FAR, FAR, later. With better attention, during the normal course of a 1-1/2 hour meal (what I think is reasonable for a two top on a Saturday night), I would have consumed a cocktail and probably 2-3 glasses of wine--so the lack of attentiveness has a bottom line impact. Again, I don't know if staffing was the issue (our waiter seemed a bit overwhelmed), so I'll allow grace for that.

Let's hope Cira can figure it out as folks move inside and begin to expect the normal levels of service that comes when one dines at a Boka Restaurant Group restaurant.

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Shayan
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine ! Great food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by our waiter Julian! Great food, beautiful decor. Will be back for sure!

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vipRonH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everything was delicious and done perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A perfect place if you’re staying in the adjoined hotel. The staff was friendly, the contactless menu and payment method was wise and their insistence on customers wearing masks during table interactions with staff suggests a concern for everyone’s well-being that is appreciated.

The interior appeared to be Art Deco but I could be wrong. With its high ceilings and low lighting the room was comfortable at night. The people watching is exactly what you’d expect for West Loop.

The food flavors worked well together as no one spice or herb overpowered the other. I knew going in that it was small plates which is code for “small portions, large prices” and Cira didn’t disappoint. Their signature cocktail “Rose Gold” also followed suit: small portion (less than 8 oz?), $15.00.

Would I go back? Yes, if my friends wanted to. However, it wouldn’t be my first choice based on what I received for what I paid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great...however, the place was basically empty but the food took almost 45 minutes to come out.

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss the old shareable menu items. But brunch is still good. The Brioche Galette is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Lauren
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish ordered was amazing and our server was very attentive and provided great options/recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! We ordered the brown butter hummus first, and knew from then on, the experience would be amazing. The servers were kind and didn’t make a fuss. The vibe was great. It felt like a mini getaway right in our own town! I highly recommend this spot for any occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing server. She’s was excellent.

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vipworldwanderer
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love at first sight and bite. Our waiter was amazing, he was blonde with glasses. Ordered exactly what he recommended. The hummus was so good, we wanted to lick the plate. The chicken that serves 2-4 was to die for. We thought there was a little too much lemon in the shrimp dish for our taste. Absolutely no room for dessert.

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vipEmilyC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for drinks and and an app. Small menu but nice variety, and a little pricey. Best for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The shared plates have more of a “snack” feel which is appropriate for a hotel bar, as this is. However, the way Cira is advertised seems to sell it as more of a true restaurant and less casual so I was surprised by how casual the appetizers were. The hummus came with chips instead of pita, and the chorizo was literally sliced up sausage on a plate with toothpicks. It was very tasty, but did not align for me with the overall mood of the place. The main (chicken) was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience. will definitely be back.

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vipCPFOTO
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great restaurant with really good food. Sitting outside is nice, but being right next to the eL tracks creates some additional noise that makes it hard to chat when the trains go by. However, sitting outside does offer good people watching opportunities.
The service is still very good as is the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience. Above all else!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food but smaller plates. Drinks good. Service too.

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AnnaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite relaxing for brunch, good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was beyond amazing. The rest of the staff was rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining inside since COVID. We felt safe, staff was great and food tasty!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE CARL!

FAQs

Cira is rated 4.6 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.