About Siena Tavern

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.

51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Kinzie & Dearborn

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 595-1322

Website:
http://www.sienatavern.com/

Executive Chef:
David Blonsky/Fabio Viviani

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

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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.

Siena Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Bar Seating (53)
Hot Spot (51)
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Fit for Foodies (51)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Good for Groups (42)
Casual (41)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Business Meals (40)
Special Occasion (38)
Fun (35)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
People Watching (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Romantic (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Comfort Food (29)
Great for Brunch (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Authentic (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Notable Wine List (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Cozy (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a rez for 8:15 on Sunday night. It was a special occasion and we booked Siena Tavern as it came highly recommended by many of our friends. The restaurant was not crowded yet the wait staff seemed a little frazzled. We waited a long time before the waiter came for our drink orders and we did not get our drinks until 50 minutes after being seated. The waiter had a very canned schpeel to the point of repeating himself and just seemed checked out and ready to go home. This was an important night for our family and too expensive of a meal to get sub-par service. The food was very good. We requested take away for our leftovers of which we only got 2 of the 3 dishes in the bag but did not realize that until after we got back to the hotel. Didn't think I would have to check their work. Honestly, good service makes or breaks an experience and I was just so disappointed.

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 (México)·Dined 4 days ago

Espectacular!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Although the food wasn't incredible, it was above average. The most impressive part of our dining experience was the service. We went in for Sunday brunch and had a 10:00 reservation. We waited a few minutes to be seated, and then waited around 5 minutes to be seen. We thought the service was very fast, especially since we were one of the first tables. However, the manager came up to us after we ordered and apologized for the wait and offered to comp a dessert. We waited no more than 5 minutes. We declined his offer because although it was very generous, we did not think we deserved anything for free because we didn't have any problems with the service, and I probably would have given them 5 stars regardless because I didn't think we waited at all! 5 stars for the service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Meeting Chef Fabio was a great moment. The server was outstanding. We will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere! Delicious food and wonderful service.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Siena Tavern, our waitress was very prompt and the food was delicious. We enjoyed several appetizers and split the pork chop entree that was cooked to perfection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice place, good food. Atmosphere is casual, menu offers a lot of options, know for both pastas and pizzas.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great meal and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the second time I have had a bad meal there. This time it was one of the worst dining experiences of my life. I told the server that I needed to be dairy and chocolate free. I originally ordered waffles. After waiting awhile the server came out and told me that the chef burned them and it would be awhile longer. When it finally came the chocolate was front and center. I then said let's try something different and ordered the breakfast skillet which was all vegetables. When it came out it was covered with cheese. I guess they thought cheese was not a dairy product. By this time my friend finished their meal and I figured three failures was enough. I told them to forget my food and I would never return. The manager did comp my friends food (a lot of good that did me). Since was the second time I or someone in my party had left without eating, I have concluded that a once very good restaurant had deteriorated beyond repair. Don't waste your money there. There are too many other places to eat.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and the place was warm and cozy which was great since it was freezing outside! Tried the truffle tasting menu and it was delicious! Would definitely come back and order off the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Definitely my favorite restaurant in the city. Absolutely love everything I've ever had there. Great service, beautiful/comfortable atmosphere, but most importantly, a delicious menu with a wide variety of options. Exceptional!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

All good except the Brussels sprout salad which kind of Dru and needed more salt

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

great food, very good server, great cocktails and wine. Lively atmosphere. Only thing was meals came too fast after ordering within 15 minutes. Hadn't even finished appetizers yet.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The crab spaghetti was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. It was so flavorful! The pizza was very good as well and our server was great. Would definitely come back to try more pasta dishes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent, as always.Wait staff truly know the menu and have great recommendations. Felt a little rushed..I was still eating my salad when the entree came out...But overall worth the visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I stumbled across Fabio Viviani on a yahoo 3 ingredient pasta meal. My gf and I have been big fans of his videos and a few of meals we’ve tried to replicate from his videos or recipe books. While traveling to Chicago for a convention we made a point of visiting one of Fabio’s restaurants. We were not disappointed in any way. Our waiter was very friendly describing the restaurant food and specials. My gf had the salmon and I tried the Diavolo Chicken. Every bite was filled with flavor and perfectly done. Well worth the trip. Can’t wait to try again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent everything! Service was perfect. Food and drinks amazing. Not a single complaint

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was delicious as well as the hand crafted cocktails. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. She helpfully offered dishes that accommodated the various food allergies at our table. Gluten - shellfish - dairy. We were a tough bunch... The sommelier paired our meals perfectly. Highly recommend and would happily return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The atmosphere at Siena Tavern was great! The quality of our meal was exceptional. We would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I took a business group for dinner almost a month ago, and folks are still talking about how good the food was. Whether lamb chops, salmon, beef or chicken, we all are very well!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed sitting in the bar area. I enjoyed the Kale salad, and my husband loved the garbage salad. we had "burnt pepperoni pizza" - that's the name; it was great; it has some chili's in the sauce and the pepperonis were crispy. very tasty.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of my very favorite places in Chicago! Fantastic location!! Siena Tavern is a great place to get together with friends or family. There is a fun “vibe”, the food is delicious and there’s a wonderful variety of menu items - something for everyone . The staff is friendly and the service is always excellent. The bar is also perfect to enjoy drinks & food while watching a game. Siena Tavern is one of those places you can always count on for tasty food, drinks & fun!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have always loved the food at Sienna Tavern. I had the orecchiette pasta with sausage and my husband got the gnocchi which is his favorite. The orecchiette was awesome but the gnocchi was too salty. We will be back and try some new dishes next time.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a group of 7. We all ordered different dishes and shared tastes. Enjoyed all of them!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I have eaten at Siena Tavern on several occasions and it never disappoints.

I met friends for lunch and we shared the Meatball appetizer. A must. It was tender, delicious and very flavorful. Then we shared two pasta dishes—butternut squash filled pasta and the porcini mushroom pasta. The homemade pasta was delicate and tender. The seasonal butternut squash was balanced in sweetness and the sauce was a perfect. The porchini pasta was loaded with mushrooms and savory. These dishes were filling, delicious and flavorful. If you want straight up homemade Italian at its best, Siena Tavern is the place to go.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were treated really well and all of us enjoyed our meals... and the service from Stephanie was very personable.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, and overall lovely experience. Would go back here for sure! Many more items on the menu I wanted to try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The only comment.. music was too loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love the squid ink linguine at Siena Tavern. I chose to go here for my 26th birthday dinner because that pasta dish is incredible!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic and great decor! Had a business lunch and the atmosphere and food complimented the great conversation. I’ll be back with friends and family.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

All good! I take my husband out every week for Sunday Brunch and always on the lookout for a new place to add to the favorites rotation---Sienna fits the bill.
From beginning to end, the table (corner by a window), the service (Natalie is great!, thank you Natalie!) the do-it-yourself-mimosa kit and the very delicious food offerings were just right. My husband had the eggs Benedict and I, the root veggie skillet with the eggs top. We enjoyed it all immensely.
Being new to town, In a city with lots of choices like Chicago you tend to kiss lots of frogs before finding a place you can't wait to come back to...
See you soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service were terrific. We will definitely return.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really yummy. Homemade pasta. My husband ordered off the menu and it was perfect.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very solid all around. Pizzas and salads perfect for lunch.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Another great meal at Siena Tavern. Husband just ran the Chicago Marathon and we knew this is where we wanted to celebrate. Drink favorite is the #10, like an Old Fashion but better. Brick chicken was fantastic and prepared in such a way that the bones are removed for serving. Short rib ravioli have so much great meat filling. Always have a great time at Siena

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Siena is a lovely looking restaurant. We were there at an off hour and so it was quiet but I hear that it gets pretty crowded! Our server was fantastic. The food was good. We shared a harvest salad, a pizza and the pasta bolognese. They were all good but I wouldn't rave. I'm an Italian-American and from New York City so I'm guessing that city to city, things vary. Everything was good and solid but I've had better. Not to say I wouldn't return if I were in Chicago - it's a nice place! We were given a complimentary birthday goodie, birthday cake smashed up in a little ice cream - really excellent (something I would normally frown at!)

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Consistently great food and great service! When I'm in town this place is a must for
Me!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very customizable menu for the vegetarian in the group. Great service.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service needs to be improved

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