Cira

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256 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Cira is a modern Mediterranean restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch. The menu is made up of small, shareable plates, inspired by the countries that make up the Mediterranean Basin and their symbiosis over the years.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a family style, family friendly Thanksgiving feast! The menu includes fresh, seasonal salads, whole-roasted chicken, pumpkin ravioli, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, an ice cream sundae extravaganza you and the kids will love. We can't wait to celebrate with you! $75 per adult.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Cira will be offering our a la carte menu with festive holiday additions!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Cira will be offering our a la carte menu with festive holiday additions!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2020 at Cira! Roaring 20's will be the theme! We will feature our a la carte menu with festive additions! Very special complimentary Henriot Brut Souverain toast in the dining room at midnight!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 256 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cira is my favorite restaurant in Chicago right now. Both brunch and dinner are delicious. Highly recommend the shared brunch and the Feast of Cira at dinner, but you can't go wrong with the a la carte menus at either service. Great mocktails and fantastic service always. I would eat here every meal if I could. Great for groups, date night, or girls night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food is ok, but service is absolutely awful!!! I live very close and my family have been to this restaurant a couple times, the last two times, we waited at least 25 minutes until a server came. The last time we were there, it wasn’t that busy at all, we saw a few servers were standing and talking, we don’t know which one was our server and none of them came to tell us we will be served soon at least. Assuming the particular one was busy. Then our server came over without saying hello, straight asked, “what can I get you,” I realized she was the one I had a couple eye contact with. That’s how bad the attitude was, we will never come back again. I would definitely recommend you go somewhere else!

PG
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best bloody Mary's in Chicago. Great Breakfast spot!

MG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was pretty spotty. Our server abandoned us for about 45 minutes; we would have ordered more food and drinks.

TB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for brunch! Delicious food at a great value.

CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was amazing! The food was delish and the service was top notch

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. From the innovative, fresh, amazing food to the attentive service we loved our experience.

VF
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend. We each got a salad and split the pistachio ravioli. It was so delicious! The waitress paired the best wine with our dinner as well.

NS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a baby shower for a friend , we also had two children with us . Our server was amazing . We didn’t feel rushed at all , they gave us time to talk and order and wait the rest of the party . Music is amazing . Food is great , modern with unique twist, few classic dishes for conservative palates but also few for more experimental kind of taste , portions solid , cocktails also amazing ... we really had great time and we will be back for girls night for sure ... Thank you Cira for letting us host amazing elegant yet not too pretentious urban baby shower !

DN
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about Cira. I first came here as a happy accident for lunch. I continue to return because it is just that good. Bruce is always my server and makes us feel special each and every time. He offers suggestions and you truly cannot go wrong with a single dish. The mezza is to die for and the hibiscus Arnold Palmers are best ordered by the pitcher.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing, great food and ambiance.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Highly recommend!

SG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was SO good!!!! We shared 3 entrees, pistachio ravioli, chicken and the lamb shank. All were very good and I would definitely go back for any of those dinners.

F
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hip, beautiful rustic modern space that serves tasty entrees and delicious desserts. Service is good and mostly proactive. A nice experience but be prepared for an energetic, near noisy buzz in loft space with high ceilings and an expensive bill. The food is well-prepared but entrees need to be complemented with
more generous side dishes (some have none). This place seems more geared to special occasions or an expense account.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cira was an amazing experience. The falafels were incredible. Some of the best I’ve had.
The chicken was cooked perfectly and the hummus was unreal.
Great work

e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food, service, and ambiance. We shared several small plates and each dish was superb. Highly recommend!

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, but felt like the entrees that were not listed under the “small” and “medium” sections of the menu were still pretty small although priced high, so felt like the value was a little off. However, recommend the pistachio ravioli, it was a stand out!

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for dinner and drinks and had a great experience. Our waitress was very helpful and we loved both of our entrees and the desserts. The pistachio ravioli had a unique taste and I truly enjoyed it. The huckleberry cheesecake was also very rich in flavor.

CD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I found food to be average - flavors were undifferentiated from my perspective. Turned out to be more expensive than I'd anticipated. But that's due to number of dishes and drinks ordered. Friends of mine have enjoyed this location and recommended it to me, but I won't need to go back. Others feel free to check it out - I might just be very particular.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

the waiter ( a big guy with a tattoo on his arm) was rude and mean... and not only with me .. to my friends as well.. hope never see him again

SP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had a girls’ group from out of town and the service, the food, and the atmosphere were perfect!

HB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was awesome space and good selection of food. The ambiance is vibrant

F
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good, not great. The pasta was warm, not hot. The service was slow but it didn’t affect our time there.

m
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered was well prepared and delicious! Our server was extremely helpful and made excellent recommendations. The vibe is great, low noise level and a very attractive surrounding on the main level of a "hip" hotel. Highly recommend!

b
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food though still very heavy on the bread as with most Midwest places as we have experienced. Bummer so many restaurants in Chicago at in hotels in this area. Feels like we rarely left the hotel, and Cira being in a hotel was the 3rd such place.
Not worth the price. Tasty though.

RN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was very heavy. Ordered pasta all’amatriciana and the pasta was uncooked and there were so many onions it overtook the taste of the sauce. Given the pricing there are so many better West Loop restaurants you can go to.

LK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was tasty but very small portions for the price. There are SO many tapas style restaurants in Chicago, if you’re going to do another one, it has to be insanely good and this just wasn’t. We liked our dishes but for the price and ambiance, we most likely won’t be back. Next time, we’ll plan ahead and book at Cabra upstairs.

SN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Visiting from out of town and noted this was new and trendy. It did not disappoint. Our table was right by kitchen however and so a bit busier/ noisier than others

C
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Essen war nicht wie erwartet

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Meh. Although we started out with a cocktail in the basement at Lazy Bird, which was dark and sexy. Dinner lacked pizzazz. Chorizo snack: sliced pieces on a plate. Shrimp and calamari dish was a highlight. Pasta was just ok and desserts just seemed weird. Our enjoyment of the evening seemed to deteriorate , although we enjoyed a nice bottle of fairly priced wine. Overall nothing wrong with dinner, just not our style.

HS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't resist a Cacio e Pepe and it was delicious! Noodles were perfectly al dente which is the way they should be. Awesome decor. Cool crowd. I had the best company, so that did not hurt either. Will be back. Loved it!

JM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Justina was lovely. Food was unique. Ambience perfect!

DK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious small plates. Highly recommend.

2
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cira is incredibly loud, but the food was so good, we enjoyed it anyway. The chef is to be congratulated. The fusions of herbs, spices, acids and oils all fit seamlessly together. We really liked every dish. The duck leg and shrimp potato dish were totally incredible.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the “Chef’s Feast” and everything was incredible - outstanding dishes all around. The service was outstanding as well. Enjoyed the open kitchen set-up, but the dining area was quite noisy.

BB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Terrible service. We waited over an hour for our second starter. The waiter appeared to have forgotten about it until we reminded him. By the time our main courses came, our appetites were gone. To top it off, they forgot one of the entrees, we were too annoyed to even wait for it. This is the third time I have experienced poor service, which is a shame because the food & beverages are wonderful.

DD
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool space in expansive lobby of the Hoxton Hotel. The food was delicious and the service was friendly, solid. Will definitely go back to enjoy more on the menu!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The service was good, we come here a lot since we live close by. I usually order their avocado toast but today the avocado was brown and tasted different. Then we ordered the French toast and for some reason they did not have it. On the Saturday brunch when so many people come and dine with you you don’t have the French toast seemed weird to us.

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The beet and burrata salad, and the roast chicken were both excellent. Love the look and feel of the place.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grabbed a quick meal in our neighbourhood. Very accommodating to our 21 mo old son. Dishes were really well composed and delicious. Will be back