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Nia Mediterranean Tapas

#289 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
#314 of 8,516 Places to Eat in Chicago
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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 - 11:30 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
Description: Featuring contemporary elegant small plates in the heart of "The Randolph...
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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  • 28
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
amazing

My wife and I decided to eat at nia's and to say it was amazing is an understatement. From the first bite to the last it was by far the best meal I have ever had in my life. We shared the eight course dinner and the salad with the goat cheese was wonderful. That goat cheese is so creamy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to eat at nia's and to say it was amazing is an understatement. From the first bite to the last it was by far the best meal I have ever had in my life. We shared the eight course dinner and the salad with the goat cheese was wonderful. That goat cheese is so creamy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the 10 course prefix meal. Our server helped us with the choices as we had not dined there before. After 5 plates we easily could have moved on to desert. Sadly we were not smart enough to stop at five. We cannot wait to return and try the regular small plate menu.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was fun sitting at the bar, chatting with the bartender. She made very good drink recommendations as well as food. We shared only two items, but what we had was good (ceviche, beef brochette).

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Chapin, South Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food is awesome. My friend and I split the 8 course meal, and it was plenty for the both of us with leftovers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was good, but not memorable. The size of the tapas was larger than I have had at other restaurants. Service was average. Not my favorite spot or type o food

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been here before on a date with my BF, and the atmosphere was lovely and the food great. We decided to come back with a larger group of friends - 8 in total - and I was surprised that we were forced to use the $33/pp prix fix menu because of the size of our group. This was disappointing... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As the name implies, this is a Tapas restaurant. It is easy to forget when ordering. Our party of three ordered a variety of items, most of which were vegetarian. Everything was very good. We had reservations and the wait was less than 10 minutes.

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were supposed have dinner in one of the restaurants nearby on a Saturday night with my husband, but our first choice ended up being so crowded we went to Nia's instead. What a pleasant surprise, so happy we did! We chose the prix fixe menu of 8 tapas for $33/person, accompanied with a 3-wine flight for $15/person. We enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a good time,and good service..👍the best dish garlic shrimp. I love it....and the ceviche lovely. ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After church today my wife and I and another couple went to lunch in the west loop. It was the first visit to Nia for any of us. We agreed to a six course prix fixe menu where we all must agree on each course. That process was great fun and was conducted with some debate and a lot of... 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

Questions? Get answers from Nia Mediterranean Tapas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
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.