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.View Private Dining Details
Changed our reservation to a later time in the evening so it was quieter than normal. Food was very good. Different options from other establishments of its kind. Worth trying the ciccoli for sure! Service is attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely return again.
My boyfriend and I visited Chicago from Montreal, Canada, and this restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip! The service was great, the food was absolutely amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect! We shared the wagyu beef meatball - OMG - you have to get this! Then I had the carbonara in a jar for my main and my boyfriend had the squid ink linguine. Both were soo delicious. I highly recommend this place!
Great place for every occasion or a drink after work.
Like the restaurant, staff and food. We were seated in a booth next to the wait staff and bus station and the noise was too much for us.
Went for Sunday brunch. Server was Juan who was very patient with answering all our questions and accommodating the vegan/GF member of our group. Great bloody marys and brunch items!
We enjoyed a very wonderful brunch at Siena Tavern. Juan, our server was very informative and helpful in our making our menu choices. The food was well prepared and extremely delicious. We lingered over coffee and dessert as this restaurant is a very comfortable place to enjoy a meal or a drink. My friend enjoyed her own custom-made omelet while I was very happy to enjoy the eggs benedict which in this case was made with crispy Mortadella and a pesto Hollandaise. The dessert was a very interesting caramel confection with walnuts and spun sugar along with some incredible coffee. I return again and again to Siena Tavern as they never disappoint. Service is always friendly and the food is always very good.
Great food, knowledgeable staff, quick service. Music level was a little loud for conversation purpose.
Had a great evening
Amy recommended everything, 8oz meatball, crab with lemon cream sauce, beet salad.
What a great time with excellent service.
Always high quality, interesting menu, servers know the menu very well and make great recommendations. Love this place.
This place is loud and noisy, but friendly enough staff with reasonable Italian food. Note, do not go here expecting to be able to eat vegan. Everything is loaded with dairy and meat.
It was my girlfriends "30th" birthday and our server barely acknowledged it. I understand there isn't anything special Siena Tavern does, but I was expecting our server to at least acknowledge it. Still a great restaurant.
Everything about this place is beyond great!! It’s a must!! Love love it!!
I had been to Siena Tavern once before and would have given it 5 stars across the board which is why I came back but this time was not as impressive. My turkey club was good but the fries were awful. My boyfriend had the lasagna and he said it was a little “gamy”. However the special Valentine’s Day dessert was beyond delicious... I would have licked the plate clean if I wasn’t in public. I’ll go back again but stick with the spaghetti dish I had the first time. Cocktails were great as well!
It was great!
Every item on the menu looked so well thought out, that I couldn't decide what to eat! The octopus, hamache, short rib ravioli and Margherita pizza, were all very delicious. The pistachio gelato was pure heaven! Adding the fresh shredded truffles is a must. I can't wait to go back to try more dishes. Molto bene Chef Fabio!
Excellent dessert options. Chicago doesn't have much in the way of dessert bars, but Siena Tavern is great substitute and has excellent cocktails as well.
Butternut squash tortellacci was over the top outstanding. Most dishes are forgotten...this one is memerable. We shall return!
Great time. Mike took good care of us. Desserts were out of this world!!!
Food and service were excellent. The noise level on a Friday evening was very loud and a member of our party has hearing aids. He was unable to hear the conversation at our table which was disappointing.
Occasion: A postponed holiday dinner for staff:
First time dining here; it was a crowded Thursday evening 6:15 reservation. Seated promptly our server Natalie greeted us and was very pleasant. She had suggested the Chicago Restaurant Week prefix dinner special, which was in its last days. My four guests opted for the CRW menu as several options were also listed on their standard menu.
First course: Coccoli - crispy dough, stracchino cheese, prosciutto di parma, truffle honey $17 / 5 orders
After one bite, all dining pushed this aside. The dough was limp and rubbery; the overall flavors were bland and lackluster. Very disappointed with this dish.
Main course: Brick Chicken Diavolo - sticky parmesan potatoes, arugula, cherry tomato, grilled lemon 29
Pappardelle sauce bolognese, grated parmesan 19
Four diners had the chicken and one order of Pappardelle in Bolognese sauce.
The collective opinion on the chicken: tasty and well seasoned. Though two of the four portions had large amounts of fat. All agreed the potatoes were over saturated in oil. This also diluted the sticky Parmesan. and rendered them somewhat inedible. The arugula and cherry tomatoes were fresh and the dressing was bright and flavorful.
Only one bite of the Pappardelle. It was over cooked, water logged and luke warm. The bolognese sauce was diluted and bland; no Parmesan was detected in the dish or offered on the side. It was returned to the kitchen.
The dessert courses were a basic fare that tasted fine, but nothing special.
The general manager did stop at our table to offer his apology for the returned entree. Though I half expected (as you might with any good restaurant) something to be comped on the bill, this was not the case.
I’ve lived and dined in Chicago for over 30 years and I certainly understand a restaurant having an off night, but as a first time diner at Siena Tavern, I’m sorry to say there’s little reason for a positive recommendation or return visit.
We went for restaurant and had a great meal. I was impressed with the amount of high quality food in each course. Our server, Mike, was so helpful and patient. We never felt rushed to make a decision or pushed out the door. Highly recommend.
Food is always good but valet service in monday feb 5 was 35 minutes wait and we felt ignored.
Overall great! Some of the food is very heavy, but delicious. Everything is good, I recommend ordering several things and sharing with the table.
Went here for restaurant week. Great food options and great service
Great waitress and consistently high quality food and wine.
This is absolutely my favorite restaurant which is why i am sorry to say the service was not good this visit. 1 valet for lunch rush during restaurant week- had to wait 15 minutes to have my car parked and another 10 to retrieve it after lunch. Hostess did NOT care (told her more than once) and server should've offered to take valet ticket to get car promptly. for $15 that should not happen. Won't stop me going back, but very disappointing.
Was really impressed with the flavors and quality of the restaurant week selection. Also enjoyed great service.
Our server was outstanding and helped make it
Very good food and service