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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 #584 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $20 - $35
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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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English first
NW suburb Chicago Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wow. wow. wow. wow. Our party of 20 ranged from infant to mid 50's. Everyone loved the selection, quality, service, atmosphere and ambiance. So good I returned 2 weeks later to bring our parents in their 80's since they couldn't join us on our first visit.

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Greenwich
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131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had hummus, cheese, cold cuts, spinach gnocchi, steak, salmon, and baklava. Everything tasty. For 33 a piece the price was fine. Service was mediocre. We sat outside and that was fun. If you decide to ignore the hostess, you would have a great dinner experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went to Nia because of the good reviews and because it was close to the hotel I was staying, and chose the lamb meatballs with feta cheese and the wild mushrooms in truffle sauce. The meatballs are great, but the mushrooms were simply unbelievable! I never had mushrooms that tasted so good! Definitely recommended!

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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 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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Chicago
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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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Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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