Siena Tavern

4.7
3036 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A polished and energetic restaurant with Italian and Mediterranean cuisine curated by DineAmic Group's Chef/Partner, Fabio Viviani, also commonly known for his Celebrity Chef accolade as Bravo's "Top Chef Fan Favorite." The décor reflects a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant and a modern, industrial tavern, bridging old world comfort and hospitality with a contemporary menu and design. When setting foot into this 10,000-square-foot eatery for lunch, dinner, late night cocktails or weekend brunch, you can expect to taste the same "from-scratch" Italian cooking fundamentals in pastas, pizzas, mozzarellas, gelato and everything between.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ghoochis

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Everyone was great. The atmosphere was great.
I only have a few critiques:
The lobster on the lobster roll was rubbery/over cooked.
I would have liked to see something other than ketchup served with the parm fries.
I know it’s not often that you have young ones at your restaurant, but maybe have a small alternative menu available for when you do? My ten year old loved his meal, but my six year old took one bite and was not a happy camper.

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M
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation and asked to sit outside. We were told to wait at the bar. We ended up waiting 45 minutes (wish we would've just left). While we were waiting at the bar we overheard that the lunch menu was ended at 3- the hostess didn't come and tell us that so we ordered with the bartender since we wanted lunch. While we were waiting there were SEVEN open tables outside but yet she said she couldn't seat us yet because there were some before us--- who? Not sure. This was SUPER disappointing as I normally love this restaurant.

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EG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always the best experience. great service. great atmosphere. best drinks. best pizza/salads

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch!

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was very underwhelming for the price. I got the pizza and it was just okay. The ambiance is great and our server was nice but would not recommend coming here to eat.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not express enough gratitude to the wonderful staff and our amazing waitress Kayla J. My son is 9 and a big fan of top chef Fabio. He did not get a chance to meet Fabio as he was not there but Kayla gave my son a signed card and Fabio’s cookbook- my son was so happy he started crying ! Aside from the spectacular service, the food was amazing. Our favorite dishes were the octopus appetizer, the short rib and the Carne pizza, and the meatball .... really everything was delicious but the octopus was just out of this world . It was even my sons favorite and this is a kid that less than a year ago was only eating chicken nuggets. Squid ink lobster pasta was a favorite for myself and my spouse- we love lobster and this was such an intense flavorful dish- a favorite.

To add to this amazing experience we posted to Fabio’s Instagram and he shared my sons story and replied to us - this was such an amazing highlight for my son. Thank you so much Fabio and Kayla J- and everyone at Siena Tavern.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very positive experience with excellent food and service!

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PJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great scallops!

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I was looking so forward to trying this restaurant but we were all so disappointed. The food was lacking flavor. I ordered the diavalo chicken and there was no hint of any spice. My husband has the paparselle and it was soft pasta with tomato paste. The black squid pasta was so over cooked and mushy. The Brussels sprouts that are flash fried were so slimy. Never had I had such awful sprouts. And to top it off we were served a cold cup of coffee and a child size gelato portions for dessert. I will never eat here again. I wish I went around the corner to El Porcellino's where the food and service is fabulous!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Father's Day and a half an hour after opening we were told "we don't have Eggs Benedict today."

The yolks of my poached eggs were hard... zero running yolk.

My medium rare plus steak was barely medium rare... red and cool inside.

Coccoli amazing
Avocado toast was great.

Biscuits and gravy mediocre. As listed the biscuit was bread pudding... its texture combined with the gravy was made for a pasty combo.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Saturday night date night. We are fans of Top Chef, and of course we liked Fabio when he was on the show. Seated right away for our reservation, but the bench seating for the 2 person tables had a seam, which made it slightly uncomfortable for my wife. Also, the wall of mirrors was a tad off putting for me, watching everything happening behind. There are also not a lot of sound deadening items, so it can be a little loud if you're looking for intimate conversation. The service was good.

I had a bourbon cocktail while my SO had a mocktail, both were good. She started with the watermelon salad, which she enjoyed, while I had the tartare. I thought the beef could have been seasoned some more, but there were no shakers on the table. Nice portions for each starter.

For entrees, she had the beet salad and the tuna crudo. The crudo was excellent, and the salad, while very good, turned out to be a SALAD, as opposed to a presentation of strictly beets. Just more than she was anticipating. I had the halibut, which was fantastic. A nice play of sweet and salty with the grilled fish.

We will definitely be back.

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OT
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, I hope you got my previous note as well, as I was reached my out because this was such an outstanding experience, first because of you we did find a place serving dinner after 11pm!! And secondly , we had a fantastic experience in the Chicago symphony with a brilliant concert and to round it up , as it was the celebration for my daughters- high school graduation, Internship and my son’s all A’s high school freshman year- I was nervous to find anything still open after the concert as it went extra long.
So looking at open table app - during the concert - we found Siena Tavern and THEY DID DELIVER!!! Fantastic all around - staff, food taste and quality - we can not wait to go back there!
Thank you for finding g this for us!!!!

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MV
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is always consistent with the quality of their food.

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I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter, I’ve had him before, but can’t remember his name. Food was superb, as it always is. Nice size table for the 2 of us, much appreciated.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed celebrating my birthday at ST with my family. One member of my party felt a little cramped in the booth with 5 of us. Service and food great!

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1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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EJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service awesome; but, I prefer a more intimate atmosphere. This restaurant is wayyy too big AND loud. But again, loved our meal and our waitress was great.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing along with the service. I recommend the brussel sprouts they are wonderful. We ordered them as an appetizer. Pizza was very good and the chocolate cake is a must!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great... slightly on the pricey side but no complaints.

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T
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kayla was a great server. Food recommendations were spot on.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable for great food and service!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed in both meals my husband and I had. Pasta was way overcooked, and food was pretty bland. Would not go back again.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Siena Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in the city but this past weekend the service was not as good as usual. The server left us for 20-30 minutes at a time and we nearly had to flag her down to get the bill and order our food. In addition, i put in my opentable request it was for a friend’s birthday but no one acknowledged it even after we told the wait staff.

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SP
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and cocktails. Attentive, enthusiastic service.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Usually a great experience, last night was a disappointment. Service was weak. Food was ok but not great. Oysters were embarrassingly small. I should have sent them back but didn’t want to deal with it. They need some adult management and better quality control.

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DS
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!! The best lasagna around! My husband thought he had the best in Vegas. This is hands down the best. I had spaghetti and it was amazing! Appetizer was the Coocli. Awesome! Everyrhing was great and worth every penny!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food and drinks were great per usual! Some of the best grilled octopus I’ve had.

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T
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Second trip to Sienna. Atmosphere is great. Lively group and a great area outside on a nice day. No issues whatsoever with service. Food was not good. We started with oysters and they were either 100% void of flavor or just bad. We sent them back after eating two each. I had a pasta dish and although I had it on a previous visit it was lacking any seasoning at all. Very, very bland. Disappointing as I had a good experience on last visit.

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SV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance, good food, drinks and service!! This is a trendy place, open late even on a Monday and it was busy in a really great way! I took out a friend from out of town and we not really enjoyed the experience. I’ll definitely be back!

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Mellady was fabulous. Desserts were disappointing.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great.

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SK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! I wish I could remember her name. She knew it was our anniversary and she started the evening with complementary Prosecco! She took the time to make conversation with us without intruding on our evening. The food was delicious and we absolutely loved the atmosphere!

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FT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Made business lunch reservation but since we only had two they would only put us at a high table. Felt awkward and unprofessional.

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KC
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and nice outdoor seating.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but very loud.
Waygu meatball was special.

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MQ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I tasted was delicious! Service was outstanding! Thanks for my daughter's birthday dinner just as great as it was the last time we celebrated there.

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BU
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Prices are high, portions small. Used to be a favorite place but seems like they've cut back on quality. It's in a great location but not the same place it was a few years ago.

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N
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Sunday Brunch. Had Salmon board, which was very good. The "fritters", I think they were called, were way too rich/oily. It was a bit confusing in that the amount of sour cream given (quite generous) was large in proportion to the number of slices of bread (two very small pieces). I could have asked for additional pieces, but I did not.

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