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$6 - $30
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Near North Side
0.4 miles from 360 Chicago Observation Deck
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

My wife and I had a nice dinner here. The ambience is very nice and the service is very friendly. The food was good. We had not had Armenian food before but we have had Turkish, Greek and Middle Eastern. It was very similar. The...Boeregs, however, were fantastic and we ordered seconds. The music playing was the oddest collection I've ever heard which in a way added to the fun. It ranged from rap to traditional to jazz standards. We are glad we ate here but as we are not from Chicago we would probably try a different international cuisine the next time we visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

We wanted to expose our daughters and significant others to unique cuisine. This restaurant truly delivered!!amazing service great food. Great

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful ambiance. It immediately sweeps you away from the hustle going on outside. I also really enjoyed the food.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 18, 2019

This is an Armenian restaurant. The service was good but the food was ordinary at best. The hummus was tasteless as was the eggplant appetizer. The kebabs were good, not great. Monday night wines were 50% off, but we would not return here.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

Restaurant is Armenian, slightly different twist on Mediterranean. Service was efficient. Ambience grows on you as you dine. Regulars at the bar, piano music in the background...nice. The Baba Ghannoush and Stuffed Eggplant were our appetizer selections. Dinner entrees were Kebaab Combo, Sautéed Lamb and...stuffed Chicken with Spinach. The Chicken could have used more spinach but otherwise good. Not a restaurant for veggies as the selection was peppers, tomatoes, onions....the Lamb was full of flavor and a winner. Reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

Great service, romantic atmosphere, excellent food and live music the night we were there. What's not to like in this place that feels like a neighborhood restaurant but located just off the Mag Mile.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

I very nice off the path place to meet for a drink and catch some music. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good. Kind of a throwback place with dim lighting, fun !

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

Amazing dinner, first time here. Appetizers of plaki, labneh, Jajic, with fresh pita. Kebab combo of beef, chicken and lulla. Armenian combo of eggplant, sarma, boereg, and kufta. Three star of the meal, we didn't bother taking a photo of, cause it was a side...that came with the meal, was a red lentil soup. This place was great! Armando was very helpful!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2019

I went to Sayat Nova largely due to very positive reviews and it did not live to my expectations. The mezza sampler was rather mediocre at best with pickled veggies being to vinegary as to have completely lost their taste. How 'Armenian Sangria" was any...different from the regular Spanish sangria I failed to notice. All in all, it could be an interesting experience who has never tried Caucasus cuisine (Armenian, Georgian, etc.), but nothing moreMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Armenian food is similar to Turkish food: kebobs, stuffed grape leaves, etc. The restaurant is conveniently located just east of Michigan Avenue. Our meals were very good as was the service. We found it hard to talk in a normal tone of voice, because the...place was rather noisy, which is the case at many Chicago restaurants. I should know; I'm a native Chicagoan.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 10 pm Sunday 3 to 9pm Can’t go wrong with anything on menu Enjoy
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Sayat Nova is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4