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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.
Chicago, IL 60607
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour - Monday ~ Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm - Bar Area Only. Buy one get one 50% off all Tapas dishes and Wines by the Glass .
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Catering list & other party options available at niarestaurant.com
We share valet with Girl and The Goat next door, look for the stand between us.
#8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.
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
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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
I had visited this restaurant for a date 3 years ago and had looked forward to returning ever since. Their octopus salad is phenomal, truly I have yet to be disappointed by anything I here. The service was warm, responsive, and really made our experience one to remember. I would recommend Nia to all my friends and family, an excellent choice for evening drinks, date night, or just a relaxed yet refined evening out.
My girlfriend and I went here for an early Valentine's Day and had the 8-course prix fixe tasting menu. It was divine, plus half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesday! The food was delicious, the wine was wonderful, and the service was great! We even had an appearance from Nia herself. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!
I cannot rave more about the food and service at Nia. My friend and I went for restaurant week and the amount of choices they have to offer it fantastic. My friend is vegan and at first we were unsure if we were going to be able to make the shared tasting menu work but our server Antonia was quick to offer up solutions to make sure that we both had plenty of options and plenty to eat between a meat eater and a vegan sharing food. The food was delicious and since it was a slow night for them, Antonia took extra time to answer all of our questions and make sure we were well taken care of. We will definitely be back! Particularly for the gnocchi and the bread pudding! Sooooo good!
Tried their testing menu as part of the restaurant week experience and everything was amazing. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. I've visited a few restaurants in the area and never thought to stop in before. My friend and I agree that we will definitely make time to come back. Also, if you try nothing else, I highly recommend the bread pudding. It was heaven.
It was first night of Restaurant Week and there was an 8-course tasting menu served family style, so this may not be representative of the everyday experience. But the 8 course categories were sufficiently varied that is was easy for all of us, including 1 vegetarian, to settle in dishes we were all very happy with. In addition, they accommodated our vegetarian with a half-portion of a ninth dish to balance out one of the meat dishes. Service was very friendly and efficient even though the place was full. Busing was also prompt, friendly and efficient. We found everything very fresh, flavorful and well presented. Cocktails were not exotic but reasonably priced and tasty. I found the ceviche particularly good---not aggressively sour and dominated by raw lemon or lime juice, but gentler, allowing the seafood flavor to come through. Salads were nicely dressed and balanced. First time there, and very pleased.
Service was great, and the sangria was delicious as well. Small plates was great to try a bunch of different options - good sizes and we had a good amount of leftovers. Hummus was really good, as well as the salmon, and lamb and feta meatballs. Great date spot - very cozy, romantic, and cute. Loved it!
Awesome Restaurant Week Menu! Eight courses with five enticing
choices within each course for only 33pp. Only catch is the whole table does it but we loved sharing the experience at such a great price and everyone loved the food selected and they made minor accommodation. All the dishes were super delicious and fresh. Loved the nia salad, hummus, caponata, scallops, meatballs and banana best. Loved the bottomless sangria for only 20pp and they were very generous with exceeding the hour and half time limit. The sangria was awesome, really enjoyed the cinnamon flavor and loved the red and white equally. Wiill definitely return.
The food was good. Unfortunately, we had to wait over an hour for a table even with a reservation. The staff was apologetic but there was no real explanation given. It seemed like this is something that happens often here.
I’ve been a patron at this restaurant for several years. I always order the bacon wrapped dates and lamb meatballs.
This visit, the bacon was dried out and over cooked, and the dates were gummy and tasted old.
My friend and I did mention this to our server but she appeared indifferent.
When we arrived, I informed the hostess who was also out server that I’d made reservation via Open Table, she acknowledged and verified on her check in screen but instead of checking me in, she canceled my Open Table reservation.
I’m the end, with a mostly empty restaurant, our server asked my friend and I to move where we’d been sitting for most the evening to another location??? This was in effort to accommodate a group that could have been accommodated at a different section without disturbing us.
Before my friend agreed to moving, the server made the move decision for us and started moving our tableware.
The server attempted to make a means by bringing free dessert 15 minutes later; dessert we didn’t want and most of which wasn’t touched.
My friend and I typically tip 20% or more but reluctantly gave a tip of close to 10%.
We will find a new place to enjoy our get togethers...
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!
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.
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.
Ate outside in their terrific sidewalk space. Very cool potted herbs delineated the area, and on this very nice evening, we were happy to be there. Waitress attentive and friendly. Tapas and wine all very good. Eighties music playing a bit loudly. (Didn't like it during the eighties, so not my favorite now.) Good spot for a light meal in a great location.
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 :)
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.
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.
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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