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

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (46)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Special Occasion (45)
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Good for a Date (43)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Fun (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Hot Spot (29)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Casual (25)
Comfort Food (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Business Meals (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
People Watching (16)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, knowledgeable staff, quick service. Music level was a little loud for conversation purpose.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a great evening

Amy recommended everything, 8oz meatball, crab with lemon cream sauce, beet salad.
What a great time with excellent service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always high quality, interesting menu, servers know the menu very well and make great recommendations. Love this place.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything about this place is beyond great!! It’s a must!! Love love it!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Butternut squash tortellacci was over the top outstanding. Most dishes are forgotten...this one is memerable. We shall return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time. Mike took good care of us. Desserts were out of this world!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great spot!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food is always good but valet service in monday feb 5 was 35 minutes wait and we felt ignored.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall great! Some of the food is very heavy, but delicious. Everything is good, I recommend ordering several things and sharing with the table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went here for restaurant week. Great food options and great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great waitress and consistently high quality food and wine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Was really impressed with the flavors and quality of the restaurant week selection. Also enjoyed great service.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our server was outstanding and helped make it

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good food and service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Was there during restaurant week. Courses were large and everything was delicious especially the gelato.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food and service. Server recommended the Manhattan cocktail. $18–really?! Good but not that good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Siena Tavern is one of our favorite spots and they never disappoint!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great options on restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious, and service was great! Fabulous brunch choices.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Foods was great, server was prompt. The place was booming loud but the atmosphere was fun. We'd go back for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was a great dinner! The food was delicious and so was the wine. The restaurant is pretty lively and it was very loud near the bar but we were seated at the opposite end of the restaurant which is not so noisy and it was very nice to be able to talk and enjoy a delicious dinner. The salmon was so excellent; I saved some of the lentils and carrots that came with it to take home because it was so good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was good, a bit expensive. Noise level very loud in dining area.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I loved the brick chicken diabolo!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our server was fantastic. He provided us with great recommendations. The truffle baratta, grilled octopus, tuna poke, and pork entree were absolutely amazing!! And the old fashioned. Wow. Server was stellar. Wish we could recall his name!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We enjoyed everything we ate. My husband had a pizza, which I also shared. It was very tasty. My son and I had two of the specials with truffles, the lobster risotto and the tagliatelle. Both were plentiful and delicious. Our only complaint was the service. We ate early, so the place was not very busy. It was at least 10 minutes before the waiter came to take our drink order. He had to come back again to confirm what we had ordered. It was a while before our drinks came and then again a while before our order for main food was taken. We enjoyed our evening and the food but the service was really lacking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been wanting to try Siena Tavern since it opened. Finally had an opportunity to go with my husband and adult children. We went for brunch. Plenty of food on the plate. Shared the Monkey Bread, which I would go back just for that again! Most of us had some type of egg dish, ie. omelet, eggs benedict, etc. Plenty of food. Of course, drinks were too expensive. $14 for a Bloody Mary. Are they squeezing the tomatoes themselves? :)

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We used an OpenTable coupon and discovered a wonderful new restaurant with the best beef tartare, excellent osso buco with long marrow bones and a special spoon to scoop out the luscious marrow, and the delightful waitress treated us to complimentary chocolate/pistachio gelato desserts because it was out first time there. They make their gelatos in-house.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food but very noisy to relax and have a conversation. Our waiter was not attentive due to how busy it was

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful evening at Siena. Excellent, attentive service, and all the food and drinks were outstanding. Loved the varied selection on the menu. Although everyone's meals were excellent, the Brick Chicken was the best plate on the table. Delicious! Desserts are playful and a fun way to end the evening. Good location if you're catching a show at the Chicago theatre. I'm sure we'll be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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