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Nia Mediterranean Tapas

803 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 (Near North Side)
(312) 226-3110
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Ranked #753 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Halsted St.
Transit: #8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.
Description: Featuring contemporary elegant small plates in the heart of "The Randolph Market District" Nia's warm rich reds and soft yellows spill out of the drapes of her main room onto her garden patio (40+ seats)... alfresco that holds the true touch of the Mediterranean. The chef prepares simple luscious fare, including sauteed wild mushrooms,grilled baby octopus,sauteed mediterranean mussels, house cured salmon, diver scallops, lamb & feta meatballs, suckling pig and bacon wrapped dates. Endless vegetarian options include portobello gnocchi, hummus, tortilla, baked goat cheese, eggplant involtini, saganaki and more. Try our homemade charcuterie, artisan cheeses & antipasti plus many daily specials that focus on local, seasonal & sustainable ingredients.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We ate dinner with a neighborhood regular and most everything was good . Beef tenderloin kabobs were tasty, better than the chicken variety. Gnocchi stuffed with spinach were delicious. Crab cakes were a disappointment. Outside seating was filled but the inside was cozy. Service was attentive . I'd go back.

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Barranquilla, Colombia
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We came to Nia for Mother's day. The food was excellent the choices were plentiful. I need to come again to sample more choices. I hope to go again

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Chicago, Illinois
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172 reviews 172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Nia is a hidden gem!! One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Well, it's not really hidden but it doesn't seem super popular. I went here with two friends and everything about the meal was amazing. We had the 8-course prix-fixe for $33 pp. This price was really reasonable and worked out to be less than what would have paid... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We read reviews about this place here at Trip Advisor so we thought we'd give it a try. We were staying in the north loop area and this was a short jaunt (I think 4 blocks) from the metro station. The area between the station and the restaurants appeared to be a bit sketchy so we were glad we were... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went to Randolph street late on a Saturday. Expected to find one of my regular restaurants open. As it turns out none were, too early and the couple of nice one's had long lines. We found Nia's open with few customers and a very interesting menu. We had arugula salad, saganaki, bacon wrapped dates, wild mushrooms, roasted red pepper gnocchi,... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Took advantage of the Prix Fixe menu which offers discounts before 6pm. We had 8 courses, including the salad and dessert, and we left quite full. The salads were fresh and inventive and had good flavor, the bacon wrapped dates were delicious even if the sweet sauce was a little overpowering (you can choose to dip it so it's not... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you like Tapas, Nia is a wonderful place to give a try. The food and sangria was delicious. We sat outside, although if eating outside is your thing, I would recommend going early, as there were only about 3 tables in the front of restaurant. If you do happen to get one, you will enjoy the people watching as... More

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Longwood, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had six people and splurged for the multi-course group family style dinner. The hummus was not up to par, hard to imagine at a place like this. Only dish that was better than acceptable was a cauliflower in a light cheese sauce, but came after the dinner was over because the waiter forgot during the meal - (at least he... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We were headed to The Girl and The Goat, which ended up with an hour and a half wait. Nia is next door. There were few people there, but we were hungry. It's a tapas restaurant, but very pricey. The salads were good, the hummus was okay, the 4 asparagus for $10 was ridiculous. The service was nice but I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stopped in early on a Sunday evening and were warmly welcomed. The wait staff was attentive. They gave us a list of options to choose from and decided to do the eight course dinner. It was a bit pricey but you got a ton of different style foods with big enough portions to fill you up. We enjoyed our... More

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