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Siena Tavern

4.8
3877 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

    $75.00 per person

    May 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    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. $75.00 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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    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 3877 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything’s is awesome

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

As a person of color it seemed my family and I were seated and treated differently than other patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena Tavern will be added to my favorite places to eat. Wonderful experience with my loved ones.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious.
My parents are not huge on city restaurants, but were very impressed by the quality, timing, and service they had at Siena Tavern. We had previously dined at Bar Siena in West Loop, where they also enjoyed their meal. The group is extraordinary.

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vipLynnF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The experience stated our great with attentive service and great food with special friends. I had chosen Siena Tavern since it’s one my favorites. Our friend group had a lot of catching up to do and we were celebrating 2 birthdays. I was unaware that a DJ shows up at 8pm. Great music but the volume doubles. Being in a great corner booth the speaker started to blast and conversation was over. I left a little embarrassed that I had chosen this restaurant for our gathering. My friends had never been there.

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table4four
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative menu with amazing food. The server was very knowledgeable. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the prosciutto & watermelon appetizer was a light and flavorful way to start. Very busy on a Saturday night but the restaurant was very accommodating when we had to adjust our reservation by 30 minutes (earlier). Will absolutely return!

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vipFoodieFamily
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, from Oklahoma, and I apologize I can't remember his name, was outstanding. We had the tasting menu and everything was perfect. Burrata and Waygu Meatball were great starters and the gnocchi was fantastic. By the time the Brick Chicken came out, we were full. Hard to pick a favorite and it was a well balanced offering. Dessert was the right portion size and we will definitely come back.

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Anonymous
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza and absolutely fantastic service. The service provided by our waiter was really nice and we really enjoyed it. On top of this, the pizza was as fresh as can be and had an incredible taste to it. I will definitely be back.

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ChandlerC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Gave us a free dessert for graduation which was really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went for dessert. Got the Chocolate gelato cake. It was good, but there was an underlying salty taste that we couldn't shake.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Way too loud, can’t even hear

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner celebration. We had an amazing time! Great food, service, drinks and good music and ambiance :)

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Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was disappointing for the price. Have not been since pandemic hit and was disappointed upon return. Drink menu has shifted. Prices seems to have been increased. Food was just okay.

MM
MartinM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, but music too loud for us.

AP
AmiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, great vibes, DJ playing such fun music!! Would 10/10 recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service were amazing! I can not say enough good things about Siena Tavern. We frequently dine there and have never had a bad experience. We had Kara for our server on this occasion. She’s was very knowledgeable on the food and wine menu with great recommendations. Also, very attentive and overall fantastic! Highly recommended!

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EPfoodie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our server was attentive. The food was delicious. We got a corner booth. It was a perfect evening.

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NikkiZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Music was awful and way too loud

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tasting menu and wine pairing

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Angel
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the four course meal. Every meal was absolutely delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too expensive. A margarita 22$? Fries 15$? 🥴 too expensive and food it wasn’t that much to choose from! Too dark, loud and busy

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joel WAS AMAZING. JOEL Seriously your energy is contagious

MD
MichelleD
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! I can’t remember his name but amazing service and the food was exquisite! 100% recommend coming here

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RaisshlyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the restaurant is awesome.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for group brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto was awesome he

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BryanR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience, could do without the techno music but overall great service and good food.

SR
SimoneR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the porkchop. It was perfectly cooked; juicy and flavorful. The sides were delicious as well. Cute restaurant; good location, affordable and good service. Definitely would recommend.

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TeeKay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could give 6 stars for the service. The entire staff was amazing. Our food was great, I had the tasting menu it was a great value and wonderful to try new dishes. I loved the Hearts of Palm salad and meatball. The Brick Oven Chicken was lemony and delivious. The Spinach Cavatelli was probably my least favorite dish - it was still very good but a little spicy for my palette. Also it only had one or two tiny pieces of shrimp so if you are shrimp lover you might be disappointed. My only minor complaint is fixed menu inclued a fixed dessert choice, it was tiramisu which was good, but same Tiramisu you can find anyway. there are a few other desserts here that are fabulous and would have preferred them on the menu. It really did not matter as I was much too full for dessert. My husband ordered a steak he loves his steaks Rare to MR which it came out that way but they serve it on a sizzling cast iron skillet and you could see as he cut into it, the heat from the skillet kept cooking it. By the time he got a plate (which was not long at all as this staff is on the ball) to transfer it to it was almost well done as there was no pink left in it. Thank goodness it was a high a quality steak as it did remain juicy and flavorful. He liked it and had it been the right temp he would have loved it. He did mention it to our waiter as a suggestion that maybe they should bring a plate with it immediately. We really were just looking to make a suggestion but the staff seemed so concerned that we were unhappy we felt bad. As we were not unhappy and still enjoyed our experience there very much. It was our anniversary and I had mentioned that in our reservation. They brought out a souvenier tasting menu for me to take home and the chef and managers and waiter all signed it with anniversary wishes. Such a cute final touch.

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vipBari
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena Tavern is one of my fav restaurants! I went to celebrate my friend’s birthday, and we split the waygu beef meatball (insane), the carbonara (amazing), the cauliflower (delicious), and then the tiramisu (perfect). If you want an incredible meal, you can’t go wrong here. They also had a great outdoor patio we could reserve specifically, with heaters which is super nice.

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

My girlfriend enjoyed the food and the whole experience .

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KellyL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the decor and ambience. Server seemed pushy, and disinterested. Rude at first. Got a bit better oddly as night went on. Food good. Good portions. A little pricey for my spaghetti w very little lobster. Overall great evening w our son and girlfriend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service! Wonderful atmosphere!

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BlackLivesMatter
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Need better waiters. Not much of a variety of food. Nothing on the menu was appetizing so I didn’t leave full I was actually still hungry.

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SandraB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Chicago for delicious Italian food and bday celebrating!

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vipGoldie
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2