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“So convenient and so very very good!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern
51 West Kinzie, Chicago, IL
312-595-1322
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Ranked #88 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Perrysburg, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“So convenient and so very very good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

After a huge day of christmas shopping, siena tavern was perfect. A quick shower, cute dress and rocking heels and I fit right in with a hip crowd that was fun not snooty. The atmosphere was great.
Large bar area with a nice wine selection and some tasty signature cocktails.
Dinner was spectacular... grilled octopus with little slivers of just crispy potato medalians. AMAZING. My entrée was short rib ravioli. Luscious and beefy, just what I was craving! A little salted caramel gelato for dessert was perfect.
The waitress was perfect and the service just impeccable - fresh silverware with each course, dishes cleared promptly and food was delivered by friendly servers. We actually contemplated going back for brunch today.
The menu is large enough to offer ample variety but not overwhelming. At least 6 more entrees I wanted to try.
I will be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chicago
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“excellent italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

just plain delicious, well-made food and good cocktails. great plates to share, great atmosphere, good location right in the heart of river north. can be hard to get a reservation, but if you are patient you can find a couple seats at the bar

Visited November 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for my birthday, and they did not disappoint. The food was amazing. Service and atmosphere were perfect. The wine list is pretty extensive.

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Warm respite on a frigid evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I had dinner at Siena with a couple of friends on a recent bitterly cold winter evening. Although the restaurant is not fitted out with fireplaces and other obvious accoutrement of ski lodge chic, it was a welcoming and warm space regardless. We opted to stay at the bar for dinner rather than journey to the dining room...guess we were not ready to rouse our chilly bones?
We had a great bar tender/waitress and she proved equally adept at making recommendations from their extensive wine list [and other liquors] as she was with the delights to be found in the dinner menu. We all chose either pasta or fish for our entrees, started with stone crab claws and ended with gelato [by this time we were evidently warm enough to consider a cold dessert?]. All selections were beautifully plated and delicious. I don't think Siena is a major step above other like establishments in the Hubbard/Kinzie section of Chicago, but there are very good at what they do and an evening spent here will fulfill you expectations.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wyoming
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Attentive Staff Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stopped in for an early dinner during a pretty slow time. Sat at the bar. The bartender was very nice but not super knowledgeable about wine. Ordered a couple glasses of wine, meatballs and pizza. The meatballs were amazing. The pizza was average for a coal-fired pizza. I expected more. Would try something else next time.

Visited November 2013
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