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“Delicious Food”
Review of Nia Restaurant

Nia Restaurant
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Ranked #520 of 9,531 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: West Loop
Cross street: Halsted St.
Transit: #8 Halsted bus, stop at Randolph. Grand / Blue Line or Clinton/Green & Pink Line.
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, 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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“Delicious Food”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

If you like Tapas, Nia is a wonderful place to give a try. The food and sangria was delicious. We sat outside, although if eating outside is your thing, I would recommend going early, as there were only about 3 tables in the front of restaurant. If you do happen to get one, you will enjoy the people watching as much as the food. The loaction is in the heart of the Randolph Restaurant Block, so being that it was summer, there was a never ending flow of people.

As far as the food, we ordered off the cheese menu, and followed it up with three tapas plates. For two of us, this was plently of food, although the menu made us long for more. We will be back again, I can assure you. They have a wide range of options, from seafood, to meats, to vegetarian tapas selections, and the price was in line with what I expect form downtown dining.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Longwood, Florida
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67 reviews
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“Filling, but not particularly good”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Had six people and splurged for the multi-course group family style dinner. The hummus was not up to par, hard to imagine at a place like this. Only dish that was better than acceptable was a cauliflower in a light cheese sauce, but came after the dinner was over because the waiter forgot during the meal - (at least he reduced the bill to reflect that). Pita was good though. Skip it for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
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colorado
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“Very pricey”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We were headed to The Girl and The Goat, which ended up with an hour and a half wait. Nia is next door. There were few people there, but we were hungry. It's a tapas restaurant, but very pricey. The salads were good, the hummus was okay, the 4 asparagus for $10 was ridiculous. The service was nice but I really hate paying the prices for such little food.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Worth Visiting”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stopped in early on a Sunday evening and were warmly welcomed. The wait staff was attentive. They gave us a list of options to choose from and decided to do the eight course dinner. It was a bit pricey but you got a ton of different style foods with big enough portions to fill you up. We enjoyed our evening and would definitely head back again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Washington, DC
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

I recently planned an association dinner at Nia's and got great feedback from the group. They had this to say, "People loved Nia Med. Nia, herself, is lovely. The service was fantastic. The food excellent quality. Courses came out fast and at a perfect pace."

Thanks Nia!

  • Visited May 2013
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