Siena Tavern

4.7
3064 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Special Occasions
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
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good experience

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service.

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FD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall very enjoyable experience. Sat outside on a great evening and had a good time.

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DC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the meal and great service!

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H
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, and the drinks were amazing! The food was expensive for what you get though.

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d
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered the ribeye steak. The steak was chewy and tasted like it had been microwaved. Was absolutely terrible for 65 dollars.

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MP
Houston
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Had an early dinner before a show. Our waiter, Elmer, was very helpful and attentive, giving us some good recommendations. We ordered the coccoli - little popovers with prosciutto, cheese, truffle honey. These were my favorite! We decided to split the chopped salad (okay), the brick chicken diavolo (extremely tender and juicy, very tasty, but we wish that we would have tried something a little more memorable), some Brussels sprouts on the side (also tasty, but not special). For dessert, we opted for the tiramisu, which was fantastic! I don’t usually care for this dessert which often is dense and soggy, this was light and creamy and delicious! They had a lovely wine selection as well. I would return and try the pastas or pizzas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Increíble vista. Increíble servicio. Deliciosa la comida.

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was so impressed by the food I had for dinner at Siena Tavern. I ordered the Wagyu beef meatball, charred broccoli, and baked lasagna. Every dish was served fresh and hot, and was extremely delicious! Definitely will be a returning customer.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Menu offered many fine options. Servers recommended apps and main course dishes were delicious. I will be back and recommend to my friends

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PG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is really good. The wine list is very extensive however very expensive.

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TA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio and had a delicious lunch! Food was amazing as always!!

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Sat outside, beautiful evening, service so-so but would return.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Prices a little high which is why the 3 stars but I guess to be expected in city. Would not stop us from dining there again though when we are back in Chicago! Will definitely recommend to friends vacationing in town!!

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AN
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food, service was beyond outstanding! Super knowledgeable and explained the menu and gave us suggestions. Ambiance was okay, we sat by the window and stared at the outdoor patio server station. The table was okay. Overall great experience m. We will definitely return!

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J
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with great food. Reasonable prices too

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AM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was amazing! The waitstaff was wonderful! The Host left something to be desired. I had a reservation for 8. I tried to change the reservation to 10 more than 5 hours beforehand. I was told no, so i assumes all the reservations were book. We get there and the restaurant is empty. EMPTY.

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VT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Having gone their numerous times before, this was a disappointing visit. It started with a flat mimosa. The smoked salmon platter at $17 is not worth it at all, barely an ounce of smoked salmon, if that, with accompaniments. I ordered the grilled octopus and there was way too much balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, the octopus was swimming in it so it defeats the “grilled” preparation since it was very soggy. My friend ordered the cacio e pepe pasta and it was very wet in a cream sauce that really did not have any taste with no pecorino cheese to taste and overrun with pepper. We discussed this with one of the managers and he said he has heard it before but management is not responsive to making changes. It’s really too bad!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the brunch menu here! The drinks are delicious too.

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m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were in the city celebrating our anniversary.
Although it was stated in the reservation, it wasn’t acknowledged.
Food was good and service excellent!
Place is very energetic.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and were very satisfied with the food and service.

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LC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went with a few co-workers for lunch. We asked for seating outside since the weather was perfect. Started off our lunch with the grilled octopus and it was tender, flavorful. We also had the Lobster Roll, Turkey Club & Lasagna. All of us were stuffed and happy. Our server could not have been more attentive. We had not been here before but will definitely be back!

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A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It was a nice dinner. We were a two top and I felt shoved in a corner next to an even more crowded table. Kept getting bumped by the server, runner, and people getting up from the table. The food was good, our server was nice. Definitely expensive for what you’re getting.

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c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff. But food leaves much to be desired. My halibut was dry as a bone, the carbonara pasta was over cooked and tasted bland and overly creamy. The shrimp pasta had shrimp so small we could barely find them. Too bad!

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PS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place!

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AB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was downtown with a group of ladies and we had a great lunch. The food is fantastic, fresh and flavorful. We had lots of people serving our big table. Loved all the suggestions for items to the. Dessert was delicious too!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All around great experience. I’ll be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the ghoochis

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Everyone was great. The atmosphere was great.
I only have a few critiques:
The lobster on the lobster roll was rubbery/over cooked.
I would have liked to see something other than ketchup served with the parm fries.
I know it’s not often that you have young ones at your restaurant, but maybe have a small alternative menu available for when you do? My ten year old loved his meal, but my six year old took one bite and was not a happy camper.

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M
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had a reservation and asked to sit outside. We were told to wait at the bar. We ended up waiting 45 minutes (wish we would've just left). While we were waiting at the bar we overheard that the lunch menu was ended at 3- the hostess didn't come and tell us that so we ordered with the bartender since we wanted lunch. While we were waiting there were SEVEN open tables outside but yet she said she couldn't seat us yet because there were some before us--- who? Not sure. This was SUPER disappointing as I normally love this restaurant.

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EG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always the best experience. great service. great atmosphere. best drinks. best pizza/salads

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious brunch!

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very underwhelming for the price. I got the pizza and it was just okay. The ambiance is great and our server was nice but would not recommend coming here to eat.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can not express enough gratitude to the wonderful staff and our amazing waitress Kayla J. My son is 9 and a big fan of top chef Fabio. He did not get a chance to meet Fabio as he was not there but Kayla gave my son a signed card and Fabio’s cookbook- my son was so happy he started crying ! Aside from the spectacular service, the food was amazing. Our favorite dishes were the octopus appetizer, the short rib and the Carne pizza, and the meatball .... really everything was delicious but the octopus was just out of this world . It was even my sons favorite and this is a kid that less than a year ago was only eating chicken nuggets. Squid ink lobster pasta was a favorite for myself and my spouse- we love lobster and this was such an intense flavorful dish- a favorite.

To add to this amazing experience we posted to Fabio’s Instagram and he shared my sons story and replied to us - this was such an amazing highlight for my son. Thank you so much Fabio and Kayla J- and everyone at Siena Tavern.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very positive experience with excellent food and service!

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PJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great scallops!

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I was looking so forward to trying this restaurant but we were all so disappointed. The food was lacking flavor. I ordered the diavalo chicken and there was no hint of any spice. My husband has the paparselle and it was soft pasta with tomato paste. The black squid pasta was so over cooked and mushy. The Brussels sprouts that are flash fried were so slimy. Never had I had such awful sprouts. And to top it off we were served a cold cup of coffee and a child size gelato portions for dessert. I will never eat here again. I wish I went around the corner to El Porcellino's where the food and service is fabulous!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Father's Day and a half an hour after opening we were told "we don't have Eggs Benedict today."

The yolks of my poached eggs were hard... zero running yolk.

My medium rare plus steak was barely medium rare... red and cool inside.

Coccoli amazing
Avocado toast was great.

Biscuits and gravy mediocre. As listed the biscuit was bread pudding... its texture combined with the gravy was made for a pasty combo.

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Saturday night date night. We are fans of Top Chef, and of course we liked Fabio when he was on the show. Seated right away for our reservation, but the bench seating for the 2 person tables had a seam, which made it slightly uncomfortable for my wife. Also, the wall of mirrors was a tad off putting for me, watching everything happening behind. There are also not a lot of sound deadening items, so it can be a little loud if you're looking for intimate conversation. The service was good.

I had a bourbon cocktail while my SO had a mocktail, both were good. She started with the watermelon salad, which she enjoyed, while I had the tartare. I thought the beef could have been seasoned some more, but there were no shakers on the table. Nice portions for each starter.

For entrees, she had the beet salad and the tuna crudo. The crudo was excellent, and the salad, while very good, turned out to be a SALAD, as opposed to a presentation of strictly beets. Just more than she was anticipating. I had the halibut, which was fantastic. A nice play of sweet and salty with the grilled fish.

We will definitely be back.

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Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well, I hope you got my previous note as well, as I was reached my out because this was such an outstanding experience, first because of you we did find a place serving dinner after 11pm!! And secondly , we had a fantastic experience in the Chicago symphony with a brilliant concert and to round it up , as it was the celebration for my daughters- high school graduation, Internship and my son’s all A’s high school freshman year- I was nervous to find anything still open after the concert as it went extra long.
So looking at open table app - during the concert - we found Siena Tavern and THEY DID DELIVER!!! Fantastic all around - staff, food taste and quality - we can not wait to go back there!
Thank you for finding g this for us!!!!

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