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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join family and friends at Siena Tavern for Christmas Eve Dinner, starting at 5pm. Choose from house favorites on our a la carte dinner menu or indulge in Chef's holiday-inspired specialty items. Large groups welcomed.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays! Siena Tavern will be closed on Christmas Day.

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (50)
Good for a Date (49)
Bar Seating (47)
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Creative Cuisine (43)
Good for Groups (41)
Hot Spot (41)
Vibrant Bar Scene (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Special Occasion (36)
Business Meals (35)
Casual (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Fun (31)
People Watching (28)
Great for Brunch (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Authentic (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Cozy (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Thanks to Ben, our server who got us Osso Bucco after telling us they were out of it. That’s all we came their for and was salvitating all week for it so, that was awesome! But was delicious!! My husband had lamb chops and they were very good, as well! My birthday gelato wS excellent-all in all, a great night!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

First time we have been there for brunch. With the brunch menu and lunch menu available there was so much to choose from we all had difficulty deciding. The cocktails were hit or miss for our group, but we all finished everything on our plates!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Sunday Brunch was incredible. Truffle scrambled eggs are magic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved being able to order a plate at a time! Server was friendly and extremely helpful. Yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is delicious, but the noise level on the evening we dined was off the charts. There was a definite increase about 8 p.m., which made us feel like we must be the oldest people in the restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Super friendly staff very accommodating!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Visiting Chicago. Wonderful addition to our trip ending with a terrific brunch

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious! Best Carbonara I’ve ever had, and it was very light not heavy. Everything we had was great. Can’t wqit to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Consistent and always so delicious! Their food is fresh and unique, and the atmosphere is great.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

food was delicious, we had the Croccoli for an appetizer- crispy dough, stracchino cheese, prosciutto di parma, truffle honey --very tasty, not heavy, there were 4 on the order but they gave us a 5th since we had 5 in our party. then I had the Trofie poast for dinner- braised rabbit, castelvatrano olive, toasted pistachios, grana padano over trofie pasta which I love. Also had gelato and their nutella mousse and cookies for dessert.
only negative in my opinion and I am 57, is noise level from bar- I wouldn't call it "energetic", i call it noisy. I would absolutely come back however, this was my 3rd visit but 1st 2 times were in their private dining so didn't notice the noise :-)

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

My meal was delicious. The server was very pleasant and timely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Pretty good and reasonable price. Nice booth. Fast service. Good pasta. Pizza good but not much on it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was amazing!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, very attentive. Great food. Biscuits and gravy was off the chart

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Took my family to celebrate a birthday. Did shared plates. Some standouts include the bay scallops, crispy on the outside perfect inside, short rib ravioli with excellent gravy/sauce and brick chicken, perfectly crisp skin with juicy meat. Need reservation but then got right in. Service excellent!!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved everything about our time at Sienna Tavern. Staff was attentive, love sitting in the booths

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Espectacular!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Great atmosphere! Delicious food and wonderful service.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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