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About Nia

Mediterranean inspired small plates in the heart of "Restaurant Row" conveniently located in the West Loop on Randolph St. Extensive Wine List In Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant. Where food is heart and soul.

803 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour - Everyday 4:30pm-6:30pm - Bar Area Only
50% Select Wines & Tapas.

Cross Street:
Halsted St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 226-3110

Website:
http://niarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering list & other party options available at niarestaurant.com

Parking Details:
We share valet with Girl and The Goat next door, look for the stand between us.

Public Transit:
#8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wines & Spirit Tasting (2 & 4th Thursday 6-8pm)

Details - www.NiaRestaurant.com

Sun through Thursday - 50% off Select Wine Bottles

Happy Hour Everyday 4:30-6:30 - 50% Select Wines by the Glass & Snacks in Bar Area

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate NYE 2018 in Style. Join us for an extraordinary dinner in an intimate setting away from the bustling crowds. Ambient, mood, and music is sure to please. We will be offering an eight course tasting menu 35pp and Optional Bottomless Sangria (2hrs) for 25pp. Wine & Full bar is available.

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Private Dining

Our private dining room is the perfect location for intimate affairs; Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Bridal Showers, Birthday and Anniversary celebrations. Located just blocks from downtown and the Loop, Nia's Private Dining room is perfect for a cocktail reception, buffet, or sit down dinner.

Nia Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Authentic (3)
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Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Three good is very consistently good. The service tonight was also very good. We generally like to go earlier when the noise level is lower, but our schedule didn't allow it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hubby and I went for date night. Friendly staff and great food. Even the bus person was very friendly. Really nice place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, great service- a few huge tables hat left the 4 of us waiting a little, but not too bad.
It is kind of loud, but quaint!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I came here with a girlfriend before our night out on a Saturday. We had the Nia salad and grilled asparagus to start, followed by the scallops and lamb meatballs. For dessert, the creme brûlée. All of this was shareable and the proportions were just right. I felt like we had a great meal without feeling stuffed. I enjoyed my glass of Prosecco and my friend liked the Hey Girl made with St. Germain. The window view of busy Randolph Street by the bar was great and the staff couldn’t have been nicer! I met the owner Nia who told us about her Greek family and love for food growing up in Chicago. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a date spot or night out with friends. I look forward to returning for one of their tasting events held 2 times a month. I highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was delicious. Served well and in rounds. Tapas style was exciting with good foods.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent tasting menu and wine pairing. Great service and we were able to sit and fully enjoy our meal. Lots of fun. Only down point a little bit loud because of all of the hard surfaces.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food, good variety, excellent service, how can you not love this place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Honestly, the food was hit or miss. The eggplant involtini and the patatas bravas were good. We ordered a bunch of different seafood dishes and all of them were just okay. From the meat dishes, some weren't bad. However, the grilled strip steak was like shoe leather.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had a great dinner, did the 8 course menu. Great selection, everything we chose was good, and such a great way to experience so many nice flavors. The scallops were some of the best I've ever eaten. Bread pudding was to die for as well. Really surprising the amount of food and the quality for such a reasonable price. Nia made a great wine suggestion, definitely suggest trying something new here. Great "hidden gem" of West Loop dining. Cozy atmosphere and good for dates where you can actually talk comfortably. I've enjoyed every time I've eaten here but tonight was truly great.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Really a hidden gem, will be back for more nice nights outside!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Really nice small plates.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It was our first time there. It was a very nice and laid back place. Our server/hostess was very sweet and friendly and took very good care of us. We are vegetarian and there were plenty delicious of choices for us. We are definitely going back there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The fixed menu option was great! Excellent value and every dish was wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Convenient. Great value! Scrumptious little plates. Attentive service. A little jewel in busy restaurant row.

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This was our 3rd or 4th time at Nia and it was excellent as usual. We went with family to celebrate my daughter's birthday . We were a group of 7, so we ordered from the group dining menu for the first time- which meant 8 courses, each of which were served family style. That worked out better than I thought it would, and everything we ate was delicious. The Nia Salad, Crisp Calmari, Mushroom Risoto and Lamb & Feta Meatballs were our favorites. Our server, Antonia, was a delight. We'll definitely back :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our waiter was super helpful and the food was amazing! We got the tasting menu and it was the greatest decision of the night. 10/10 would recommend heavily

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We consider ourselves regulars, as the Menu is consistent, and the food, even more so. The service is friendly and homey, there is never a rush to get out, and we feel entirely comfortable there. Much of this is due to Nia, herself, and the tenor and tone she establishes for her serving staff. Always a good trip. The small plate of mushrooms is superb.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I found Nia a passable experience but nothing exceptional. The small plates are actually larger and filling, but ultimately unremarkable. The service however was very attentive and the music that was played in the background absolutely perfect. Not very expensive so if you're looking for a meal that is predictable, with good service and decent atmosphere this is your place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and service were solid, but nothing here was standout. Even for small plates some of the portions were very small and by the end of the meal it felt like we paid too much for what we got. Also, the restaurant had many empty tables inside on a Friday night, but only listed early and late reservation times on Open Table. And then, a few minutes after my party finished dining, I received an email that Nia had canceled my reservation, even though I gave them my name when I arrived. Nothing was bad about the experience, but a disappointment given all the great restaurants in the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Staff are exceptional and the main reason I love this place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

My second visit, I live out of state and don't get to Chicago often. Told the friend who lives there I wanted to go, she'd never heard of it, but loved it too! Curious as to when its "busy" time is. I've been on a Saturday, about 1:00pm, and Thursday 6:30pm, and it was basically empty both times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Love sitting outside in the summer for people watching! The food is fresh and tasty. It can transport you to the Mediterranean while in the west loop. The staff is always friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 19, 2017

This restaurant was listed as one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago. And it did not disappoint. The ambiance was very intimate and the service/treatment of the guests was superb. The food was delightful and very tasty. I enjoyed everything about this restaurant and can't wait to come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Nia. We had an early reservation at 6:30pm, so the indoor tables were not full. We appreciated the opportunity to converse with each other in a quieter atmosphere. The restaurant has a lot of ambience, and the service was excellent. Nia serves tapas, so we ordered several small plates, ranging from salmon and mahi mahi to lamb & feta meatballs to risotto. My mahi mahi came with asparagus. Another friend ordered an asparagus plate, which had additional seasonings on it. We found a good wine list, too. We do not live in Chicago so enjoy trying a new place whenever we visit. We would gladly return to this restaurant next time we're in Chicago!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Outstanding scallops and meatballs! Waitress, Gaga, knows her wines and enjoyed helping our table with a variety of questions. Tasting menu is outstanding way to sample the many flavors at Nia

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nia was alright. Nothing to criticize about it. Nothing to crazy about it at the same time. If you are looking for good valued tapas place, probably Nia wouldn't be the place you'd like to go. There are cheap and good tapas place around the city. But I liked the environment of the restaurant and the service. It was a good time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The tasting menu was great for our party of 5. We had a hard time just picking one from each course. With all the options we easily can see co I g back to try something new. Only downside, was I felt a little rushed with all the small plates coming out so quickly and in multiples. I will still be going back for seconds though.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We have been to Nia twice in the past month. Quaint ambience , wonderful service and delicious food . Fun outdoor seating for people watching as well ! We'll be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food and service was excellent. I will definitely return.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Made the reservation with Opentable, but later on (once we were home from dinner late night) got an email saying my reservation was cancelled by the restaurant (even though we did go and at the entrance shared details about our resevation) and I didnt receive the bonus points from Opentable. I feel the staff could be more alert.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This place seems really under appreciated. It's like our little secret. Great food, especially the gnocchi and the wild mushrooms. Reasonably priced and great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The octopus is the best I've had. Service is great. A nice early evening destination.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Overpriced and very disappointing bland food. Would not recommend.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We weren't sure about the family style tapas for $35 per person, there were 8 courses including dessert. It was wonderful. There were 6 of us for a birthday party. The selection was made by consensus and we each had our favorite. The bacon wrapped dates, the nia salad, and the wild mushroom risotto were favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I took my wife to Nia for her birthday. She is a business executive and experiences fine dining very frequently with clients. Nia is a restaurant that she would bring a client or friend to impress them and have an absolutely delicious meal with great service . We had the nine course small plate option and it was amazing and not expensive at all.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Arrived at 8:15 on a Saturday night. The restaurant was nearly empty (6 patrons). It felt odd to be in an empty restaurant when most other restaurants had long wait lists for tables on busy randolf street. The interior atmosphere was modest and a bit dated. Service was friendly and good. The food was completely unremarkable and unmemorable. Not terrible, not great. I would not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great spot for a dinner date.

Wonderful ambience. Did not disappoint.

Pros: the food! Excellent. Had lamb meatballs, beef tenderloin, seared scallops and spinach rolls (spanakopita). Every dish was delicious. We wanted to gobble, but forced ourselves to eat slowly.

Cons: the hostess that seated us was oddly unfriendly. Not sure why. Not rude, just cold. We ordered four plates together, expecting that they would come out one or two at a time. Not so. All dishes arrived together. Really fast. Prompt service, but then we had all our food on the table. Not what we expected. Make sure you don't order everything at once.

Overall a fabulous experience. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent venue for group of friends to share small plates. They make it easy with a menu of 8 "courses" of increasingly heavy tapas, offering a selection from several options in each category. Price very reasonable, plenty of food, quick service, very friendly staff. Convenient location on Randolph. Hostess very accommodating as our group grew during the week, no difficulties adding to the reservation.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This was our first trip to Nia and we really enjoyed the food: an interesting mix of Mediterranean tapas and all done to perfection. I loved the asparagus, my wife devoured the octopus. We also sampled the wine flights - very good! - and finished with a chocolate mouse - delightful! Recommended...

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was great at Nia! We did the tasting menu and it was such a great value. The wine list has some nice options. Service was very attentive. Would definitely come back and highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Tapas
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