Siena Tavern

4.7
2987 reviews
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Italian
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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Lamb chops came out too well done and they redid them and gave us some free antipasti. However, even when the lamb chops were redone there were small bones that interferes with eating them. Desserts were all delicious and service was great. Restaurant was a bit loud, especially for a week night. Overall, would consider going back but was a bit disappointed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Flavors

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Upbeat atmosphere. Prompt service and seating with our reservation!

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Gnocchi is always on point here as are most of the food items. Drinks are overpriced though- $20 for a Manhattan?

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! At first me and my family were skeptical but as soon as the waiter came out we all started being more sure of ourselves. I think his name was Justin. He knew what he was talking about and made even the unappealing items on the menu sound delicious! Also, the restaurant is so neat and makes you feel first class when they change plates after each course. Definitely going to return!

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MA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our impromptu lunch choice. Our server was passionate about the food and the menu. The food was great. The ambiance was great for a lunch with girlfriends. I will also be back with my boyfriend in the near future.

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GK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing special about this over-priced menu. The chicken sandwich was hard to eat - chicken breast way too thick for the bun. Fries were ok but not as good as other places that serve that variety. Needed thicker grated parm and more sageto give fries some zip. Brussels sprouts dish I would recommend.

Music was way too loud for outside seating.

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KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic! Monkey bread was awesome!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were both very good. The decor is first rate but all the hard surfaces and fairly loud music make it a little tough to have simple dinner conversation. That being said, it was 10pm on a Friday night so the noise level was more expected.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service.

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m
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is very good, we have been there several times and never been disappointed. The service is excellent, always. The two main problems are the stupidly overpriced wine list and the noise level. My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and could hardly hear each other, and this was in the dining room area. The wine list is so ridiculously overpriced, even more than most restaurants, so we did not even get wine, and we usually get a bottle (at least) every meal.

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St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and good food

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KR
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner At Siena Tavern. I was on a girls trip and we started with a bottle of win selected by the sommelier which was delicious! We had the octopus appetizer and they 3 girls got the seafood pasta and I had the brick oven chicken- everyone was satisfied. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. There is definitely a good bar scene as well. I would definitely go back!

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing on all levels. Michilin quality food and service in a relaxed and casual setting. A must for both locals and out of town guests.

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable of menu items and made some excellent recommendations. The squid ink pasta with lobster tail is a definite must! Great upscale but not pretentious atmosphere with top notch service.

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LL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I met here for dinner after work and had an excellent experience! Our waitress - I believe her name is Melody - was phenomenal! She really put the entire experience over the top with her pleasantness, professionalism, and promptness. Super attentive, incredibly knowledgeable, very accommodating with our food allergies and requests. Service aside, the food and drinks were delicious, and the ambience was chic, cozy, and vibrant. Only cons were that it was quite noisy (not totally their fault - they're a popular spot) and the section we were seated in (behind the hostess booth) was pretty tightly arranged and not the most comfortable as a result. But honestly, my friend and I had such a great time together and were treated so well by the staff that these issues barely detracted from the overall experience. I would highly recommend Siena Tavern to others, and will definitely be back (and will request to be seated in a different area, if possible).

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KB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been wanting to try Siena Tavern for years but I've always put it off. I live in West Town so there's a lot of family owned Italian restaurants in the area and I figured there's no need to travel downtown for quality Italian food.
I was able to get a last minute reservation on a Monday night and I was so happy I decided to go through with it! The food was incredible! My boyfriend and I shared a pasta, the ribeye and a side of brussel sprouts and it was the perfect amount of food at a reasonable price. The ambiance was lively for a Monday night.. a lot of business professionals. Now that I've finally tried this place, I will be returning often!

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server was amazing! Fun lively atmosphere. Delicious waygu meatball, Burrata & puff pastry appetizers. Main dishes included salmon & gnocci. Desserts included monkey bread & gelato.

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f
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great! A must have is the monkey bread! All the food was very good and our server was knowledgeable. I am looking forward to going back for dinner.

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v
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your everyday menu! Delicious creations, beautiful space, and outstanding service!

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NM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the food here and it is one of my favorite places in Chicago, but was disappointed this time with the host staff who took our check in and said they'd text us, but 30mins later we were still waiting. I only go a table when I left the bar waiting area and went back to the desk and they were able to quickly seat us. Pretty sure they had somehow forgotten about us.

The waiter, servers and bar staff were all excellent, so it was a real let down for the team by the hosts.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good overall! Food was excellent. Service was great! But real noisy!

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TD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at Sienna for the first time this evening. She ordered Halibut and I ordered the Brick Chicken. We also tried the pistachio gelato. All I can say is wow. I’m not sure why we’ve never tried this restaurant but I can say that we’ll be back. We were provided Outstanding service by Juan R. If you’re reading this review make a reservation. You won’t regret it. Oh, and we ordered pizza to go to eat later. I’m so glad we did ;)

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a Great Food Experience
From the welcoming the drinks and the service all top notch.
The Food was Sublime.
Thank you Franny for waiting on us and your recommendations were Spot On.
Will Be Back. A lot

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

This review is for the brick chicken, used to be my absolute favorite in the city. Now it's tiny despite the price going up and extremely over cooked. This review is from the last three times I've eaten here. Used to eat here almost every Thursday, due to the reduced quality, quantity and attention to detail I probably won't be back for a while.

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BL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I often visit Siena Tavern for drinks and nightlife. The other day I invited a client for lunch and it was awesome! We started late, 2pm, so it was quiet and we could talk business. The service was great and we both agreed that the food was amazing! I'll be back soon.

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YL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service. There were little delays in getting our meals but they took very good care of us during the wait with an excellent service and food was excellent.

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G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Graduation get together. Donuts for the treat. Awesome!! Plenty for all of us. And one for the road! No five star rating because the cocktails were too sweet both bourbon and vodka. I asked to have the vodka one with out the strawberry waitress explained that it was premixed. Should have been our first clue. Step up the cocktail game!

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E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Highly recommend! Good for large or small groups

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were top notch. Waiter suggested a nice, moderately priced Super Tuscan that went well with our meal. Valet service could extra people on busy weekends.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The night was an absolute joy thanks to our server, Melody. She made sure we had everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a fun setting. Our first stop after arriving in Chicago - did not disappoint.

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Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Usually have lunch here but stopped in for an early dinner. Always a good experience ... dinner prices are quite a bit higher than lunch. Lots of after work drinkers in the bar area, but pleasant level of noise.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time celebrating my birthday at Siena Tavern. The waitress we had was amazing at recommending good food choices and the food was delicious. I will definitely be back there.

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O
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I would not eat here again. We had a lovely waitress who recommended an interesting, although doughy, appetizer to us. I think it was called coccoli. It was deep fried hollow balls of dough with goat cheese , prosciutto and honey. This was quite tasty, but the rest of the meal disappointed. We ordered roasted halibut and some carmelized Brussel sprouts. The halibut itself was nicely roasted but the sauce that came with it was unappetizingly sweet and tasted vaguely of sweet almonds. It reminded me of Jergens hand cream. The Brussel sprouts were awful. There were overly burnt on the outside and underdone on the inside, hard and bitter. It is a loud restaurant that does not promote conversation with dining companions.

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HD
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place! They are soy free which is a huge plus for me. The watermelon appetizer is life changing, it is that good.

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P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I wanted to like it because I was taking out my niece for her birthday. It was packed and very loud at 12:15pm for lunch. We ordered a Siena salad and Artichoke pizza to split. The salad was very average. Iceberg lettuce, very small and the toppings were ok, nothing special and it was very expensive. The pizza was quite good, decent size and while pricey, didn’t seem overpriced for the quality and quantity. Service was good. End result was mixed.

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JL
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I recommend the eggplant parm. It was perfectly cooked and complemented the homemade pasta and sauce.

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SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience at Siena Tavern. Delicious cocktails, and even better food. Will be back some time in the future.

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P
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Worst tasting lasagna ever. Should've expected it based on reviews, but thought I'd give it a try. Fast service, but too much upselling. Don't push the customers to order shots and don't let them feel like you want them to leave if they say no. We ordered the meatballs and the octopus as well. Meatballs were dry and way too small for the price. I did not try the octopus but heard no complaints. Overall, it's a good place to grab a drink after work, but definitely not the place to eat.

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