Nia

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Mediterranean inspired small and large plates in the heart of Restaurant Row, conveniently located in the West Loop on Randolph St. Extensive Wine List. Intimate Room and Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant. Great for Groups. Where food is heart and soul.
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AndeeF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and experience!! We had been once before and did the tasting menu, and our second experience was just as amazing as the first! The tasting menu includes an abundance of food, where you are sure to have leftovers. Bottomless sangria is the cherry on top. Service is top notch. I continue to highly recommend this spot to my friends.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nia was there and recommended several dishes, we enjoyed each one especially the crab cakes.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Had a very friendly waitress and overall experience was great. Will be back again.

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JayL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Restaurant week menu. There were a couple options our party of six couldn't decide on so they brought us smaller portions of both which was amazing. Our only thought was that a couple things should have been stirred or mixed a bit before serving. One guest in our party thought the risotto needed salt but mine had a ton of parmesan and was great. Stirring this in or recommending the table do it would've fixed this. The same with the grilled calamari, it must've been finished with some spicy chili oil or oil and chili flakes, which i received a lot and could barely eat and the rest of the table thought it could use heat. We will definitely go back next time were in Chicago. We all said we could've eaten those bacon wrapped dates for days.

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MarkG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate for Chicago restaurant week. The $48 restaurant week special gave us lots of food. However it was just average. The wine package for $25 Was literally a rip off. We got four small glasses of wine that didn’t even equal one and a half normal glasses. We will not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went during restaurant week and had an 8 course meal, which was all small plates. My favorite was the hummus and eggplant! My boyfriend also really liked the croquettes. I would definitely come back again!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went on a double date here for Restaurant Week. We heard from other friends at work that the menu provided for restaurant week was awesome and they were so right. We got there early and had a few cocktails while we waited for our friends. I had an espresso martini and it was spot on. Our bartender was attentive and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

When reaching the table, we were greeted quickly. Our sever had read our table and could see that we were ready to go. Plates are served family style and come out pretty fast, almost like tapas but still in the order of the courses. The table was manicured immediately and we were provided new plates when we needed them.

BEST MENU ITEM: We went out of our comfort zone and got the baby squid; even the most skeptical at our table loved it. The mushrooms were another huge hit.
Couldn't have been happier with our night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and portions are perfect for Tapas. My friend and I got the restaurant week menu and it is such a great deal! Definitely try the tiramisu! Restaurant ambiance is also really nice, on the smaller size so it feels very cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Timing was off when they brought the food to our table

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Main entrees like the shrimp and beef tenderloin were nothing special. Bread pudding was amazing though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The good was delicious!!

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vipLilacE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We went during restaurant week where they basically have a set of 8 courses that they are offering (2 or 3 different options for each course) with two separate price points. The wait was ridiculous. I think we waited nearly 25 minutes for the first course alone and although we had bottomless sangria (for the first two hours) it took us nearly 45 minutes to get the first glass we won't even talk about how long we waited to get the carafe that they finally put on the table. The food was mediocre at best. We left a considerable amount of money for food that wasn't great and the service didn't do anything towards compensating for the food. I wouldn't go back and was very disappointed by the restaurant - even after it was highly recommended by friends of mine who have common interests in restaurants.

Nia
Responded on February 4, 2020

Sorry for the wait time, however it's restaurant week and as hard as we try we can't always control wait times during peak hours. Reservation that come in late will only delay the tables that come in after them. Please come in a non restaurant week night I'm sure your experience will be entirely different.

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sethe
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our dining experience was during restaurant week and three of the six course offering were good. The ceviche was really “fishy” the spicy potato’s were soggy. The worst was we didn’t receive the restaurant week special pricing and only until the next day realized the special prefixed meal price per person was not included. Would of been $16 +\- less on our bill - party of four. Now that finally dined at Nia I’m good.

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mackenzie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went here for restaurant week and it was amazing! Every course was delicious and our server was very accommodating when I was trying to decide between dishes. Great atmosphere. Plus our server gave me a $10 certificate for my next visit! I would highly recommend Nia to others

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for my best friend and I, who always share our plates anyway. The amount of food was perfect, and we actually had room to enjoy our dessert. Brooke and Dana, our servers, were phenomenal. Not only were they genial, when we were stumped on what to order (because literally EVERYTHING looked amazing) they were ready to offer recommendations, and EVERYTHING was spot on! The food was hot, fresh, and so damn tasty! I can't wait to go back, and I'll be asking for our same servers. Thank you, for a wonderful experience!

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

My friends and I went to Nia for restaurant week and had an unforgettable night. The tasting menu is perfect for a group and allowed us to try a wide range of items. The bottomless sangria was well worth the add on, but the best part of our experience was hands down the wonderful service. Our waitress, Brook, was so friendly, attentive, and thoughtful. The ambiance is warm and cozy and the small dining area keeps the noise level very low. Each course in our 8 course tasting menu got better and better. The steak was tender, the scallops were fresh and huge, and the gnocchi was out of this world! We would highly recommend Nia to everyone!

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cliff
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yes very friendly. The only suggestion I would make is that it is one of the restaurants that is including a 20% gratuity in the bill. They also include an extra gratuity line. It would be nice if they could publicize this practice a little more. Fortunately I saw it before leaving and was able to adjust.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

They add 25% gratuity to the check FYI. And restaurant week menu you and your table have to agree on one thing for each category.

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vipMorgan1
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We went here for Restaurant Week... the experience was meh. Which surprises me that they are still on Randolph. Service was okay and food was mediocre.

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JordanG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chicago restaurant week. Portions were much larger than we expected! The gnocchi, crab cakes and lamb meatballs were phenomenal.

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MarcelP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, great food. Our waiter was nice enough to lend us a umbrella when it started pouring to get to our car across the street.

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vipBrendanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. Excellent food, service and a dj on a Friday night. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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KateJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Super cozy and ambient , great for an intimate setting although we were a work group of 4. The food was out of this world , super fresh, cooked perfectly. The service was excellent. We can't wait to go back.

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dianeh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, music!
Brooke, mgr, reservation-taker- Fabulous!
Very attentive from the minute the 4 of us walked through the door to dessert time celebrating 2 bdays!
Nia was not what I was expecting from a Randolph St. restaurant: still lovely decor but nice casual with reasonable pricing!

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ChristinaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We had our company holiday dinner here and our waitress, Brooke, took complete care of us. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go back to Nia. Their tasting Menu is amazing.

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amyk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a beautiful meal on a Monday night at Nia. The service was quick and helpful. We chose dishes from every part of the menu and each showed attention to detail and fresh ingredients. Highlights were the calamari with chickpeas and the escarole with beans. We will definitely be headed back there soon.

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vipSamW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Nia and love all their food. The wine list is also amazing and our server Brooke helped us pair our wine with what we were thinking of having for dinner. 10/10 every time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot. Super charming excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Only people in dining area and we had to find our server twice. Seriously?

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Deanna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant with great food and service. I love the ambiance and location of the restaurant. Great for hosting small or large business meetings, team outings, parties, and dinners. I will be sure to return!

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Deanna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. Perfect for our staff outings, meetings, and large business parties. I host all of our out of town guest dinner here and never get any disappointing news. Nothing but good things are said about the food and service.

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Marjorie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Middle Eastern (Greek) dishes were fresh and expertly prepared. It was fun to try different small plates and share. The scallop with pureed white beans, lamb meatballs, orzo and shrimp salad were all delicious-too bad we didn't leave room for dessert.

A middle eastern décor and music would have added much to our experience. We hope to be back with friends.

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Deanna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nia's is a great restaurant, they have awesome food, a good ambiance, and great staff. The perfect location for hosting our out of town guests who stay close by and our staff and faculty business dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Small room for large groups felt a little overcrowded. Service was FANTASTIC. Our server was taking care of 3 large groups by himself and he was outstanding. He is good at what he does. Overall had a great time.

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Deanna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nia's is a great restaurant, they have awesome food, a good ambiance, and great staff. The perfect location for hosting our out of town guests who stay close by and our staff and faculty business dinners.

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vipKato
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nia is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! The food is amazing and the service is top notch. I brought a large group of friends here and everyone loved it! Our server, Brooke, was awesome.

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I "found" Nia 10 years ago. It was a wonderful meal and the waitress was challenged to surprise me with a drink. The resulting "Italian Apple Martini" was unforgettable. I was back in town for the same trade show and I'm introducing others to the fabulous food and drink. The vegetarian dishes are exceptional and the meat and seafood dishes wonderful. Order several bacon wrapped dates: you won't regret it.

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vipAkGa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the nicest staff I have ever met. We had a party with 2 toddlers who behaved like typical toddlers and the staff and waiters/waitresses could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The hostess even went as far as creating a kids water cup out of a soup bowl and putting a smiley face on it. That type of attention to detail and service is some of the best I have ever seen. Hats off to Nia and their staff. Oh, and the food was phenomenal as well :)

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Deanna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nia's is a great restaurant, they have awesome food, a good ambiance, and great staff. The perfect location for hosting our out of town guests who stay close by and our staff and faculty business dinners.

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Nia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 226-3110.

Nia is rated 4.4 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

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