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Siena Tavern

4.7
4222 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

    Aug 4 - Dec 31, 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.

Offers

  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Wed - 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 4222 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server-Jorge-was exemplary. So rare to find this kind of professional level service. Food was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at Sienna. It was a special occasion, so we did the “Forget About It” chef’s tasting. The food was incredible, especially the burrata. We celebrated my son’s birthday, and even after a huge 5 course meal they brought him special desert with a candle. He was thrilled. The waiter, Christian, had impeccable service all night.

It was quite loud, so be prepared to speak loudly. A bit tough with masks on! Other than our excellent waiter, sometimes it felt like the food runners or busers didn’t have the them level of training and service. I know it’s hard to find staff right now, but the bathroom was filthy. TP and paper towels all over the floor. Took away from the high class ambience.

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borntoboat
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a high energy vibe, has a very well done decor, and seated us right away when we arrived for dinner. Our server Amber made the night one of the best we had in our Chicago trip. We are from New Orleans, and are always in search of a great culinary experience, and Amber couldn't have made our experience any better! She was attentive to not only our needs, but handled every table around us with the same attention. She was not only a delight, but was very helpful with our selections.

Siena Tavern
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about your recent visit at Siena Tavern. On behalf of our staff, we thank you and welcome you back soon! Thank you, Dea Bebo General Manager

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vipJeannie
Naples
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pastas, entrees, appetizers, and desserts!

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vipBrittanyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great price for bottomless mimosas. Good food, service is good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely brunch outdoors complete with the most unique Bloody Mary I’ve ever seen! It came with a meatball slider and a slice of cheese pizza! Overall, I was really impressed with the food and drinks, especially considering how reasonable the pricing is!

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Rose
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time when I’m in town! Food and drinks are always amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waitress forgot to bring water even though she said she would. We finally had to ask for it again when the entree was half finished. For some reason we were only given a cup of water instead of bottle that other tables were given. No one came to refill. Waitress asked us if we were interested in dessert and we said yes. She said she would bring a menu but after 20 minutes she never did. We asked for the check. She dropped a knife on my wifes foot When clearing the table. No apology for the water, knife or dessert menu. Food was good but service was so bad it made for poor experience.

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Panky
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The crab spaghetti was awesome. We were running late and Ariana was kind enough to hold our reservation. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wife’s bday

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vipRosiej
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was incredible snd DJ (F3R) was FANTASTIC!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Menu sounded amazing. Descriptions were overly ambitious and didn’t have the flavor to follow through. I’m not sure if they were short staffed or not, but service was mediocre, even with what seemed to be a lot of people on staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant because of the consistency and quality of the food and the overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. A 5-star has to blow me away though. It’s a tough time for restaurants as staffing is hard. They did pretty good under the circumstances

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gnocchi! We had a fabulous server too.

Siena Tavern
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Siena Tavern. We are so grateful for your visit and hope to see you back here soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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Dock
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice service. I will be back again some time soon!

Siena Tavern
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear Dock, Thank you so much for spreading the news about your great experience! Our entire team looks forward to seeing you back here soon. Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice brought my dogs just to chill here they loved it everyone was super nice the food was great overall i would vome back here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a 10/10 must-go for Italian food!

Siena Tavern
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Siena Tavern. We are elated that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your next one very soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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LanceW
East Texas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s tasting menu was EXCELLENT! Visiting Chicago on business and this place was recommended. Great cocktails and cool location to explore after. Service was top notch

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JasonL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

And with that under the COVID-19 protocols with outdoor seating in the city of Chicago I feel this restaurant does not compensate or take into consideration anybody with a disability they made it very difficult for me to enter this restaurant and feel comfortable dining. I feel it completely out of the room I don’t experience it said restaurant. Other than the fantastic job my Waiter, his name was Juan, Performed the rest of the evening meal were quite ordinary to sub par. I would not recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing, as was the wine.

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Gourmand
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only problem was the entree came only a few minutes after the appetizers ,
leaving us no time to enjoy them. The restaurant should work on their timing.

Siena Tavern
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear Gourmand, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Siena Tavern. We are happy to hear that your overall experience was a positive one, and we thank you for your suggestions as they help us continuously grow and improve. We hope to see you back here soon! Warm Regards, Dea Bebo General Manager

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LitaK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Grilled octopus and the squid ink linguine!!! Loved them. Good cocktails too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Denise
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Exceptional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food a service- Awesome night

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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vipLeigh
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 on everything! The cute dog menu was a great surprise

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vipSuzano
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate on patio - enjoyed the food. The appetizer, salad and spaghetti (lump crab!) was terrific.

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vipreviewer1
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre food.

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vipAdriS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I had a noon business lunch and was very disappointed. I could tell they were operating short-staffed, so I feel for them. There was a long line to check in / be seated, even though I had a reservation in advance. We sat on the patio outdoors, with very nice weather. I was surprised at how hard it was to hear my guest because of how loud it was! Our server was very kind and responsive, but could tell he was slammed with many tables because they didn't have many other waiters. The food took a while to come out. My guest had a mushroom pizza - it looked very dry and hard to eat. I ordered the Siena Chopped salad. Really disappointed in the quality. It looked like it had been pre-made and sitting in the fridge for days. The lettuce was brown and the ingredients were cold. I'm sorry to say I won't be back here for lunch.

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ShirleyR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Experience was very good. I loved the ambiance of old world Italy.

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MadelineD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The service in this place is absolutely lackluster. We came in to celebrate a 50th birthday and we all felt like we were being judged from the moment we walked in until we left.

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lovegoodfood
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena Tavern is always EXCELLENT!! Love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This place is dirty and our server was unhygienic. I had high hopes with good reviews but this was just a disgusting experience. The outdoor seating is a joke as they tuck you a corner next to a pillar and the bus boy cart where they empty the dishes and fill the water. The ambiance..I would give negative stars if I could. The waitress also