La Sirena Clandestina

4.7
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557 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Nestled west of Chicago's Magnificent Mile and east of the United Center, La Sirena Clandestina recalls the sneak-away beachside joints of coastal Brazil that inspires its name ‘hidden mermaid.’ Chef John Manion serves Latin-local fare with influences that draw on his childhood in Brazil as well as two decades cooking in Chicago. Established in 2012 and given the Jean Banchet Award by the Chicago Tribune for Best Neighborhood Restaurant, La Sirena Clandestina has reviewed in publications such as Men's Journal, Food & Wine and Michigan Avenue Magazine. Its charming atmosphere with candlelit tables makes it an ideal setting for a date. La Sirena Clandestina serves dinner and happy hour seven days a week.
Guests can try a variety of freshly prepared dishes like la bomba rice, grilled hanger steak with chimichurri and head-on prawns. This Fulton Market gem has a full bar that offers various drinks, including wine.

Special Offers

Happy Hour

$9 Caipirinhas and sparkling rosé. $3 Brazilian beer. $3 empanadas. The best Happy Hour(s) in the West Loop. Mon -Fri, 5PM - 6PM.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 November 2019

Ends: 23 November 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-18:00

$9 Caipirinhas, $3 Empanadas

Every Wednesday, join us for $9 caipirinhas and $3 empanadas all night

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 7 June 2118

Availability: Wed 17:00-22:00

Super Deluxe Churrasco

Churrasco platter for 2 for $45 -- Chef's selection of grilled meat and seafood.
Pair with a bottle of Argentinian Malbec for $45.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 7 June 2118

Availability: Tue 17:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 557 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the experience, sad to lose this place at the end of the year.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So sad this place is closing—what an indictment of the more generic restaurant scene around it. The West Loop/Fulton Market área continues to get less and less interesting, and the loss of La Sirena to high rents is a shame.

SC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Sirena Clandestina had excellent Brazilian food in a lovely, cozy but airy atmosphere. The restaurant is beautiful, with high ceilings and plants hung all around. It feels very warm and inviting. Our server was particularly friendly - he struck exactly the right balance between providing advice and leaving us to our own devices. The food was delicious - the vegetarian "La Bomba" rice was outstanding and the kale salad was really delicious as well. The caipirinha was one of the best I've had!

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent! The happy hour deal is great. Overall, pricing seems great. I highly recommend checking this place out.

h
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The drinks were good. The food was good. The service was amazing. I’ll miss this little gem.

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food interesting cocktails a bit loud

AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had friends in from out of town and we all had a fantastic evening! Great food, great service. We will definitely be back!

CD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to La Sirena Clandestina the day after our wedding for a special date night and were blown away by how great this place was! We liked the laidback atmosphere, great music and very friendly staff. The food was absolutely delicious. We loved the potato empandas and fried chicken the best! We appreciated how the host explained the flavor profiles of their most popular dishes and how they made the evening feel special. They even made us a couple very tasty virgin cocktails, since we had a bit too much the day before and weren't feeling boozy. We can't wait to try the original versions the next time we go- and we will DEFINITELY be back!

K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We have lived in the city for 35 years and dine out extensively. We try all new restaurants and enjoy diverse and unique dining experiences. The restaurant is very dark and loud. You cannot see the food and miss the beautiful presentation. We had to use our phones to see what was being served. We tried over 6 different dishes. Nothing was special or unique. The worse part was our dessert. We ordered the Brazilian truffles to accompany our expressions. They were tasteless! The three of us took one bite and decided that they were not worth the calories. To our surprise, our server noticed that we had barely touched them and was bon-pluses. She did not ask us what was wrong and included them on the bill. We do not care about paying for bad truffles but, it is an indication of how comfortable they are with their other reviews. We will be just as comfortable in not recommending this restaurant to any of our friends.

S
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came back to La Sirena only after one week. We tried different items this time and it was still amazing. We tried the moqueca and the pork - both were so delicious! We also got the fried chicken (again) and it was outstanding. The drinks were great as well -the pisco sour is great. I'm certain we will be back.

r
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved this place. Excellent food and even better service. I can’t wait to go back.

b
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time dining there and it was wonderful (again). The food, service, and ambiance were just what we were hoping for. I recommend this place for a casual night with friends or for a date night.

DR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place - The people who work there are fabulous. Very friendly and attentive. I loved the quickness of how they served the food once they took your order. They constantly refilled your water glass without asking. The Brazilian fried chicken, the coconut rice and the squash salad are to die for. I will be back very soon.

JJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Great service. Ideal for our anniversary dinner together

KS
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service is excellent!

IN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New spins on old time favorites. Always great to see what they have new. Arguably the best Pisco Sours and caipirinhas in the city. They are DANGEROUSLY GOOD.

1
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot with great food. Just a little too loud, but good energy.

b
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food quality and taste were excellent. The service was top notch with a very supportive overall service team. The food and drink from this Brazilian-inspired restaurant created a unique dining experience with friends.

S
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was our first time at La Sirena and it was great! The oysters , fried chicken and the caipirinha were my favorite things on the menu. Our server was so helpful. My only complaint was that it was loud in there so it was hard to hear my group.

LG
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Service was excellent. The kale salad and corn empanadas were so good. The La Bomba rice was bland. Go for happy hour which is until seven.

PC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location...great food. Ambiance is fantastic and our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and even better service - a wonderful dining experience!

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. The drinks are amazing and the place is nice and cozy and in a great spot! I would simply have a complaint about the hostess and the attention to detail. I have specifically told them it was a birthday on my reservation and that I wanted a nice booth and they did not even try to accommodate us. The host said she was holding it for another table and then went on to seat 3 couples after us. It was irritating and it would be the only sad reason I would not return.

LB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I went on a double date here and thought it was a great place to share quite a few plates and try a lot of new things. Loved the prawn dish, chicken hearts, and the garlic fries are a MUST!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting well spiced food. Overall nice experience for a date night.

n
Cincinnati
204 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

An interesting casual off the beaten path restaurant. It is reasonably price and the South American cuisine is nicely prepared. We would go again

BB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Server was awesome. Definitely in our regular rotation of restaurants.

AT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Having walked past the restaurant multiple times, I finally made a reservation. Our appetizer, frites and shrimp was delicious unfortunately it ended there. Our server was very helpful and recommended the passarinho chicken and the whole branzino. Sadly, the chicken was difficult to chew and full of gristle. The fish was beautiful and served tableside. Unfortunately, it was dry and flavorless - and not cheap! Overall very disappointing!

GF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had our wedding anniversary dinner here. It was an outstanding experience. The service was top knotch and everything was smooth; good drinks, offering of special menu, great service and really cute and cozy ambience. We will definitely go back.

TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super friendly staff, very personable, and great food. Great date choice.

KS
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service terrific! Food wonderful! Fried Chicken the best!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and amazing food! Loved everything, but it was a little loud, which made it difficult to have conversations. However, that would not stop me from coming back! I highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is cute. The food is amazing! The drinks too! it could be for a special occasion. Or date. Or birthday celebration. Or just to go with friends!! I loved it! Totally recommended

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Everything we had was unique and had great flavors.

CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious spot to bring out of town friends. Really lovely service as well.

PD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service and food quality is amazing. The only downside is that the menu changes seasonally which could be great but if you fall in love with a seasonal dish, bye bye to returning and it be there.

Their drinks are to die for and I absolutely love thier wait staff.

X
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Took a long time for someone to seat us because no one was up front to greet but once we were seated the service was GREAT!

LM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service and food were great. We sat outside and enjoyed the world passing by.

l
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorites! La Sirena Clandestina never disappoints!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Not authentic brazilian food.