Siena Tavern

4.7
2690 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A polished and energetic restaurant with Italian and Mediterranean cuisine curated by DineAmic Group'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, late night cocktails or weekend brunch, you can expect to taste the same "from-scratch" Italian cooking fundamentals in pastas, pizzas, mozzarellas, gelato and everything between.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - close
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - close

Lunch is served until 3:00pm weekdays.
Brunch is served until 3:00pm on weekends.

Kitchen Closes at 11pm Sun - Weds | Pizza Bar Open until Midnight
Kitchen Closes at Midnight Thurs - Sat | Pizza Bar Open until 1am
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Phone number
(312) 595-1322
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Blonsky/Fabio Viviani
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Cross street
Kinzie & Dearborn
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The décor at Siena Tavern 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.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner with friends and family at Siena Tavern. Open at 5pm, order favorites from our a la carte dinner menu or indulge in a Chef's special holiday dishes. Large & small parties are welcomed. Credit cards are required to book; no-shows are subject to $25 per person.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be closed on Christmas Day, please visit us for Christmas Eve Dinner or New Year's Eve Dinner. We hope you enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a special New Year's Eve dinner with friends & family. Starting at 5pm order from our a la carte dinner menu or Chef's holiday dishes. Please note when choosing bar seating you will be seated at the bar with full service. Credit cards are required to book; no-shows are subject to $25/person.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2690 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night and delicious food!

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IZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! I had several “this is the best I ever had” moments! Best gnocchi, best chicken, best meatball, best cheese and salami tray and the best latte ever! I will be coming back!

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MS
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous squid ink pasta with lobster and cream say

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c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal at Siena Tavern!! We had the meatball, burrata, burnt pepperoni pizza, and charred cauliflower. All were delicious!! Great wine and service too as always.

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AT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was disappointed. For an Italian style restaurant, I would have expected bread on the table, especially as pasta was ordered. When I asked for salt and pepper, we were brought a small plate with little dishes of salt pepper, red pepper, Parmesan. I wanted fresh ground pepper and I had no idea how many pry had already stuck their fingers into the little bowls. Ugh!!! The food was average. The wait staff was nice enough.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Even though we had a reservation, we waited at least twenty minutes for a table. No apologies. No acknowledgement of the inconvenience. We were told to leave and they would text us or we could stand in the extremely crowded bar area. Neither were an option as we made a reservation for a reason (strapped for time). Would have made a difference if this was acknowledged but wholly ignored. Similar to my last few experiences at Sienna, would say while the food is good, it’s only a once every few years restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Their pizza is the best - crust is yummy! The tuna crudo was delicious too.

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ML
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Really loud. Neapolitan style pizza was undercooked and soggy, not crispy. A few standard requests proved tricky: no crackers for soup, and no salt and pepper on the table.
Salads were great. The room is really nice and energetic.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Loved it

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and lively atmosphere although not too loud for a conversation. Recommend the breakfast pizza.

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Birthday celebration. Service was severely slow. Took the server 10 min to greet. Another 10 min to get our drinks. Food was taking longer than usual. But, the food was great.

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KC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was OUTSTANDING and our server was incredible. Such a positive experience. The service staff was very knowledgeable about the food and was able to make great recommendations as well as good wine pairings. Awesome spot for any occasion.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! I had the lasagna and gelato 🍨 for dessert and both were fantastic!

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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food is always the only thing I didn’t care for as we were sitting by the door and it’s winter and it’s cold

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was poor.
Fries were burnt, burgers were dry.
Wait staff was indifferent, and I could not get the attention of our waitress or any bus staff for more water or for missing silverware.
Being a former waitress, I finally got up and went to the wait station for a water carafe, and some silverware.
My server just stared at me, while another waiter helped me with the water and the silverware. I nevertheless gave my usual generous tip, which seems to be on no consequence to our server, who didn't say another word to us.
I would not recommend.

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RM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waited 1/2 hour for a reservation we had at 8:45 pm. Restaurant needs to spread out reservations. When finally seated, service was very good.

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation and they were running about 45 minutes behind but we just got a drink from the bar and we really didn’t mind waiting. They apologized for the wait and when we were seated they comped us an appetizer which was very nice of them since we never complained. We had the meatball which was gigantic and very tasty. I had the harvest salad which I would highly recommend, it had all of the wonderful flavors of fall fruit (apple, pomegranate seeds and a spiced cider vinaigrette). For an entree I had the butternut squash tortellacci which was the best pasta dish I have ever had. Perfectly homemade pasta filled with squash and bathed in a creamy brown butter sauce. I can’t wait to go back next time I am in town!

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TA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very lively place. Great bar area and cozy seating. The service and food were great!

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OP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siena never disappoints. Food here is better than in actual Siena in Italy. Must try coccoli, octopus, meatball and margherita pizza. Melody is the best waitress we ever had...ever... anywhere.

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BH
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server was polite enough but could have been a little nicer about the restaurant being out of 3 kinds of beers that my colleague tried to offer. He is from the Netherlands and was just trying to order an American beer but the waiter was of no help whatsoever. He was clearly busy and distracted and it made my friend feel a bit awkward. Otherwise, everything was good, thanks.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing - food, service, atmosphere

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GG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job with our group of 9. Diverse menu meant everyone enjoyed their meal. Many guest shared that they really enjoyed the casual but nice tavern feel.

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T
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting. The staff was super accommodating and friendly. Service excellent. All of the food from appetizers to dessert was superb. This was a special dinner celebration and it couldn't have been better. Great place!

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall a nice experience. Good service . Friendly atmosphere and courteous staff. Some dishes were acceptable, others a little dissapointment

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did have a few issues but the waitress and manager handled them in the best possible way. The food was great and their service is always top notch

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R
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Having dined at Siena Tavern four times previously, I am always excited to go back when I am in town. This time, however, it was a slightly disappointing culinary experience. The highlights were the Brick Chicken (which is always awesome) and the Scallops. However, a $21 Kobe meatball was disappointing (Iacked flavor) and the Kale Caesar salad was weak. The Tiramisu was the best I have ever tasted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The biggest issue for me was the food. I order lasagna because I didn’t want to be too experimental but

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l
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was average. We thought it should be better.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best pasta dishes I’ve had in a long, long time. Service was quite good and the team was flexible when our party size grew unexpectedly.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was memorable at Siena Tavern

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DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Très bruyant. Pizzas médiocres. Plats plutôt bien faits. Bons vins

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R
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place to grab dinner, especially if you like to be surrounded by lots of people in a warm, jovial atmosphere. The Chicken Diavolo was superb, crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Loved the burrata and the octopus starters.

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B
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and service were fantastic. It was an incredible atmosphere.

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y
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service by our server! Good recommendation

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing pasta! Great ambience. The truffle gnocchi is the best dish I have ever had! On the pricey side but totally worth it.

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J
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wide variety of delicious foods. Diners can choose their experience, you can do a bunch of small plates to share or entrees for individuals. There's something for everyone.

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l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food. Unique twists on classic rustic Italian quite elevated. Chefs are great with food allergies but horrible in managing delivery of food safely - " food runners " severely cross contaminate dishes even when they are repeatedly advised by waiter, patrons and chefs about severe food allergies. If you have allergies prepare to wipe everything down and remove 1-2" of the food edges where servers fingers go into the bowls and plates. Management was aware as was server and chef but other than saying sorry it kept repeatedly happening they seemed to offer no other thoughts for prohibiting this issue from occurring repeatedly with other patrons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food !

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