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Nia Mediterranean Tapas

#445 of 7,875 Restaurants in Chicago
#510 of 8,779 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
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803 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 (Halsted St.)
#8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.
(312) 226-3110
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Featuring contemporary elegant small plates in the heart of "The...
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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  • 35
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Mediterranean food

We visited this restaurant during Chicago's restaurant week for lunch on a Saturday. The food was delicious, reasonable compared to buying it a la carte on a normal day and the service was excellent and fast, without feeling rushed. Six course tapas with dessert was $22/person and we left full.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pogeanne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant during Chicago's restaurant week for lunch on a Saturday. The food was delicious, reasonable compared to buying it a la carte on a normal day and the service was excellent and fast, without feeling rushed. Six course tapas with dessert was $22/person and we left full.

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Thank Pogeanne
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We started with a pitcher of very good sangria. My husband and I shared 4 tapas: fried calamari, bacon rapped dates, pork medallions and patatas bravas. All were excellent. Bread pudding with ice cream and caramel drizzle was delicious for dessert.. Only about a dozen tables and small bar area and a very dark atmosphere. It took 20 minutes for... More 

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Thank Susan M
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We hosted our office Holiday Party at Nia about a week ago, and I am so happy that we chose this restaurant!! Walking in, I was immediately greated by the staff member who would be taking care of our party, Amina. She was very cheerful and helpful right from the beginning, leading us through the cozy (and quite beautiful!) main... More 

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Thank Jackie K
Boyne City, Michigan
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was a dark and chilly Friday night in Chicago as we left our business meeting just north of the Magnificent Mile. We were told to head down Randolph Street to around the 800 block for an array of restaurants and food fares. Absolutely true! Our great find (amid lots of noisy, crowded places) was a small, reasonably priced place... More 

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Thank SuzanneetRon
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took some time off to explore our city and restaurants. We ate out twice per day for four straight days ….hard work. Below we review and compare the three most significant restaurants we went to October 17-20, 2015. Nia Mediterranean Tapas (October 17 and October 19) We attempted to “drop in” on The Girl and The Goat to see... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We came with 6 people so we were directed to the tasting menu, six choices including dessert. We had an orzo salad (okay) crab cakes (pretty good) lamb chops (not bad) and some other things. All the sauces were just oil and some color, they tasted like plain vegetable oil. For dessert we had chocolate mousse, it had no creme... More 

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Eating at Nia's is a delight. The food comes in tapas portions, but are nicely presented and after two or three you are satisfied. From the outside you won't recogn, but the atmosphere is very friendly, the food is excellent as well as the service.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Even though we were late for our reservation, the hostess was very pleasant and seated the four of us at a table. Luckily they weren't very busy. We made an initial order of the meats and cheese platter (somewhat expensive at $25), the beet salad, saganaki, the eggplant involtini and the spinach cigars followed by the chicken croquettes, the goat... More 

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Thank Dedgehog
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

From the owner we learned that the Randalph street area became popular overnight. Nia may not be the most popular place yet but guess what? The food is so good that the place ought be packed day and night. On the other hand: please wait a few days with crowding the place so I have a better chance to return... More 

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Thank Kees B
Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were in the mood for tapas and gave Nia a try. We must have sampled half of the menu and nothing disappointed. Our server, Gaga was a one woman show and provided excellent service. Portions were far more generous than you expect with tapas - If I had to pick a favorite it would be a toss up between... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 803 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
    (Halsted St.)
  • Public Transportation: #8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 226-3110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.