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Sayat Nova

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Our special chick pea dip—a delicate blend of tahini, fresh lemon juice & garlic, garnished w/ a splash of olive oil & parsley
Raw Kibbee
Armenian steak tartar—fresh lean beef ground w/ cracked wheat & delicate spices, topped w/ onions, parsley, tomatoes & light olive oil.
“Farmer’s cheese” dip of creamy strained yogurt topped w/ fresh mint & olive oil.
Baba Ghannouj
Smoked eggplant dip–a tasty blend of tahini, fresh lemon juice & garlic, garnished w/ a splash of olive oil.
Located just steps from Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago's thriving Streeterville neighborhood, Sayat Nova is a cozy, romantic enclave tucked back from the city's urban sprawl. Since 1970, we have offered Armenian cuisine that presents a slightly earthier variation on typical Mediterranean fare.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was in Chicago for a business trip and my best friend came along with me. We stumbled on this Armenian Restaurant since my friend wanted to try something new. The inside was beautiful, quaint with a lively atmosphere. Really good hummus, baba ghannouj, Sharma...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I took a girl's trip, and I convinced her to branch out and try some Armenian food. We ordered Raw Kibbee, sauteed lamb, and vegetable kebab. Everything was incredible.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Ordered chicken kebab dinner which contained grilled chicken pieces and rice. It was ok--chicken was dry and hard to swallow. The dressing for the salad was awful. Perhaps other dishes are better but not going to take a chance.

Thank nuyu2013
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This Mideastern restaurant has excellent food and service - thank you, Sondra! Our server (Sondra) was incredibly accommodating to my needs for gluten free options, and she did not disappoint. I was there with two others, and we all enjoyed our dinners tremendously. Highly recommended!

Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great restaurant right at the Magnificent Mile. My daughter - a Chicago resident - suggested it. The inside was so nice, with cozy boths, pretty lanterns for lights, and live music. The food was very good. We split a Cheese Boereg appetizer - very tasty....More

Thank charlie010410
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Some colleagues of my husband recommended this restaurant with the statement..."If you want good Armenian food..." so we decided to give it a try. I made reservations online for 2 at 7pm. When we got there we were greeted by a gentleman who only said...More

Thank Nichol H
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner on a Saturday evening. Place was not very busy yet and staff still setting things up. I am no Armenian food expert, so can't comment on the authenticity of the food but it was pretty good and seemed...More

Thank mcgahat
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My friend who is a long time resident in this area took me here. I could tell immediately why it has been her favorite for many years. Service is quick and friendly. Food is very authentic with very fresh ingredients. I loved my spicy lamb...More

Thank Iris C
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I visited three nights and each meal was good to excellent. Portions were just righ. Prices were a bit high, but that goes with the location. Staff was attentive without being bothersome. The dining room is quiet, which is a rare thing in restaurants these...More

Thank alleyraven
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Sayat Nova is an authentic Armenian restaurant, with friendly and efficient service and good food. We enjoyed some interesting appetizers, such as Labneh cheese, which is hard to come by. Their main dishes, particularly lamb in different form were excellent, but their fish was also...More

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Response from alleyraven | Reviewed this property |
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June 5, 2018|
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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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