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Siena Tavern

4.7
4367 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A polished and energetic restaurant in River North with Italian and Mediterranean influences, Siena Tavern prides itself on offering dishes made in-house, from-scratch. The menu was curated by Dineamic Hospitality's Chef/Partner, Fabio Viviani, also commonly known for his Celebrity Chef accolade as Bravo's "Top Chef Fan Favorite." The décor reflects a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant and a modern, industrial tavern, bridging old world comfort and hospitality with a contemporary menu and design. When setting foot into this 10,000-square-foot eatery for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night cocktails or weekend brunch, you can expect to taste the same fresh, from-scratch cooking across pastas, pizzas, mozzarellas, gelato and everything in between.
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Experiences

  • 4-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio's Favorites

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 1, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022

    Sit back and "Forget About It." Enjoy our 4-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio's favorites plus dessert. Consider this a delectable introduction to our biggest cravers specially prepared by our executive culinary team. $85.00 per person, excludes gratuity and tax. Upgrade your experience with a $40.00 per person wine pairing carefully selected by our sommelier to indulge your palette.

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  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4367 people are saying
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SanderC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this location in addition to the west loop location. Service from Christian was second to non, food was fantastic. Solid!

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JKsand
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pro: Delicious food very tasty, excellent service
Cons: Too dark ambience noisy

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MalikJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant I’ve been too. The best in Chicago!

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MaryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, quinoa spinach salad was small but tasty. Pizza delicious ( Procuito/sausage). Waiter very nice & service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Food was OK - pizza was garlic filled and octopus was bland

Music was too loud and when I asked them to lower it, they stated that the Sunday Brunch DJ was ending in 20 min, but music continued until and did not stop

Siena Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Siena Tavern. We take our guest feedback very seriously in our continuous effort to grow and improve. Although we have a livelier atmosphere during the weekend, our weekday lunch is a bit more relaxing. I would highly recommend vising us during that time. We look forward to having you with us soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was super delicious especially the banana berry French toast

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TomT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was very very good. The rest of the experience was so-so. The place was dark, the techno-beat music was loud and the service was weak.

Siena Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Tom, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Siena Tavern. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the dishes you tried. We have a very dark and upbeat vibe during dinner. I encourage you to visit us again during lunch. The vibe is more relaxed and much brighter. We look forward to having you with us again soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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JamesD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic,the pizza apps pasta and desserts. Risotto chicken orecchiette and tortellacci. All desserts 5 star.

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vipNorthCenterQ
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn't love it...that may be due to my expectations more than anything. We've been hearing about this place for a while, and I was expecting...I don't know...better. To me, in the end, it just seems like another overpriced downtown tourist restaurant. For those of us who live in Chicago but outside of the loop area, we surely have better Italian restaurant choices in our areas...we should leave these tourist restaurants to the tourists.

Siena Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience. Your feedback is very important as we continuously try to grow and improve every aspect of the Siena Tavern experience. We look forward to having you visit us again soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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Fernando
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We tried the Chef's Favorite menu and really enjoyed the experience and the food was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joel was fantastic! The food was awesome. 10/10 would do it again. And again.

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vipToni
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Good ambience and service. The octopus is fantastic!!

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Katie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Awesome food

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vipLauren
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Best meal I've had in a long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Juan was amazing and the food was absolutely wonderful... My first time trying squid ink pasta.... IT WAS AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. And the wait staff where awesome

Siena Tavern
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you had a great time on your last visit. We hope to see you back soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch service. Wonderful server, fantastic food. Everything was fantastic.

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SteveK
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch with some uncommon but delicious entrées.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I really don’t understand having music more suitable for a dance club at a nice restaurant. Way too loud. I don’t need a beat to eat.

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cari
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent and the wine selection was extensive and fun. There was some confusion about seating us which is the only negative I had. Otherwise, it was an outstanding experience.

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Mikayla
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was above and beyond! My favorite dish had to be the gnocchi.

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vipbravotutti
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special occasion & wanted a place where we could eat outside, pandemic-safely, even in late November. Nice heated tented sidewalk area, with open areas in the tent panel facing the building, for air-exchange. Great wine list, delicious food, & wonderful service. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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vipJimmyN
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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vipKiran
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I came in for my indoor table reservation, on time. I brought two guests that were new to Siena, and I was excited to share one of my favorite Italian meals. My guests arrived 2 mins before me, were taken to our table, which had other people seated. They were then brought back to the front and I arrived. I was told by the hostess that other people were sitting at our table, there was no eta on when we would be seated and there were 3 parties ahead of us. I really don't understand why I make a reservation, if walk ins got priority anyways? I am extremely disappointed and honestly the hostess and the way she treated us was extremely rude. I started looking for last min reservations elsewhere, but it was obviously too late and I wasn't going to make my guests start walking out in the cold looking for somewhere else else to eat. If I didn't have guests, I would have walked out, and never dined at Siena again. These days with tables having a 1.5-2 hour time limit, I don't understand how you can't run an efficient reservation system. The hostess offered us a table outside (I made indoor reservations for a reason, I don't want to eat in the cold, in my parka esp not with guests visiting from the South). I was ensured that there would be adequate heat lamps outside, apologized to my guests and accepted the table outside to eat at a normal hour, even though this whole mess was Siena's fault, and I knew I was still going to drop ~$300 on this dinner for 4 people, to be cold and eat cold food. When we were seated outside, one table was already there, and had 3 heat lamps on them, we got 1, which was not enough. Had to keep asking anyone that came by for more heat, wait at least 20 mins for them to find heat lamps, just to feel warm enough to take off our coats. In the end, Siena Tavern, if you ever read this, enjoy my last ~$300, I will never be back, and you ruined a first time experience for another couple that really could have loved this spot, as they just moved in nearby.

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BridgetL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Nice decor and atmosphere.

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vipANGELAB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

it was dark and loud in the restaurant, it made it hard to hear our server and had to ask her to keep repeating herself. She was excellent, it may be helpful to add some additional lighting.

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vipABdiningout
Chicago
157 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my birthday…not just shy birthday but 5 years cancer free birthday!! It was very special and symbolic as I renewed coming here 5 years ago when I was staying at a cancer center! They made of special for me then, but now they surpassed another amazing time!! We loved the food as it was totally yummy! Had the best waitress for my birthday and had come here 5 years ago with no hair due to chemo/radiation went through. Natalie our waitress was terrific! She made sure we were happy and enjoying my birthday! Very busy and loud where we sat up on booth toward the top. They brought out all deserts, we ate thank-all together.., then at the the manager favs a Thank you for cookbook 🎉 you made my birthday sooo…special! 👍🙏👏🎉🤩🎂🍰

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vipRoMare
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

To say that the noise level was energetic does not really describe the ambience. The noise level is way too high because the music is way too loud. When we asked to lower the volume we were told that on Saturdays and Sundays, they play the music to a "lively" level. Of course, when the music is so loud, you can't easily have a conversation because one has to scream to be heard above the loud music. It was such an unpleasant experience that we had to leave and find a place where we could have a normal conversation.

Siena Tavern
Responded on November 15, 2021

Dear RoMare, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Siena Tavern. I'm sorry to hear that the music levels were not to your liking. We hope to see you again soon during the week or Sunday dinner when our ambiance is a bit less lively and more intimate. We look forward to seeing you soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious food! Excellent Mimosa kit

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vipsmldn
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Good food but way too loud. Table of 4 and we couldn’t hear each other

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible. Our server was on point and anticipated all our needs

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Luke was very attentive and very kind for my birthday celebration!

LS
LindaS
1 review