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Cira, Chicago, IL

Cira

4.6
4.6
939 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 103 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Breakfast, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 761-1777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Pandel

  • Private party facilities

    With its vibrant cuisine, distinctive beverage program and thoughtfully designed dining spaces, Cira creates the perfect atmosphere for gatherings of all kinds.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 761-1777

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Lake St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Served Monday - Friday, from 11am - 2pm

Specials

  • Tuna Nicoise Salad*$17.00

    endive, potato, green beans, truffle vinaigrette

    • Ancient Grain Bowl$17.00

      quinoa, soft boiled egg, crunchy shaved vegetables, feta, za'atar vinaigrette

      • Cold Cut Sub$17.00

        mortadella, salami, smoked mozzarella, shredded lettuce, served with garlic fries

        • Double Cheeseburger*$16.00

          caramelized onions, house pickles, american cheese, horseradish aioli, served with garlic fries

          Last updated: May 21, 2022

          What 939 people are saying

          Overall ratings and reviews

          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

          4.6
          4.6 based on recent ratings
          • 4.5Food
          • 4.3Service
          • 4.6Ambience
          • 4.3Value

          NoiseModerate

          Loved For

          • Chicago / Illinois

            Mediterranean

          • Chicago

            Mediterranean

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          1. S

            Sana

            Washington DC

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great food and incredible service! Highly recommend!

          2. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            3 reviews

            3.0

            3 reviews

            Dined 1 day ago

            overall3food2service1ambience5

            Came for brunch. Service was slow, after being seated for 30 minutes I had to get up and ask the hostess for a server. Coffee was kinda cold. Food was ok. Atmosphere was comfortable and stylish. I’d go back for cocktails but not to eat.

          3. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            6 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            6 reviews

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great atmosphere and the food is amazing!

          4. AC

            AshleyC

            Chicago

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great atmosphere with a happy buzz from the poke around. All good was delish!

          5. BN

            BillN

            West Palm Beach

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined 2 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We were seated exactly on time for our reservation, our server was excellent, and the food in a word was spectacular! Highly recommend Cira to all.

          6. AK

            AnnelieseK

            Chicago

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined 3 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Amazing drinks, food, and service. Couldn’t have asked for anything better!

          7. MG

            MGMG

            Chicago

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined 6 days ago

            overall4food5service3ambience5

            Food was awesome. Drinks were just ok. We celebrated a birthday but nobody did anything special about it. Service was a little slow.

          8. YK

            YKaya

            Chicago

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall5food5service1ambience5

            It was a great food but terrible service ,our server take the order and left and never come back until the check He should inspect the table after food arrives to make sure all in order ,we had a missing order and I want it to get more coffee.Bad service good food

          9. YW

            YvetteW

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall4food4service5ambience5

            The music was a little louder than expected, it was hard to have a normal conversation. The lighting was nice, but I could not see the menu. It was by husband's birthday and our family really enjoyed.

          10. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            5 reviews

            4.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 15, 2022

            overall4food5service5ambience2

            In all fairness, the food is amazing and would recommend my friends and family to go try it. Their menu is appropriately priced when compared to the portion size, I would say they over-deliver on some items. Only drawback is the loud DJ/music which is annoying. My feedback would be to replace with some ambient music and make the place more desirable.

          11. K

            johnK

            Denver

            3 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Wonderful atmosphere in a great neighborhood. And the food was spectacular

          12. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We had a great experience at Cira! Surpassed expectations.

          13. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 14, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Everything on the menu was fantastic, service was great! All in all a great place. Only thing- it was a little noisy and difficult to have conversations!

          14. VB

            ValerieB

            Hawaii

            7 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            7 reviews

            Dined on May 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Amazing food and service!!!

          15. L

            Leslie

            Los Angeles

            5 reviews

            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 9, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The food was simply delicious and fresh. The wait staff engaging, and the environment relaxing and eclectic! Enjoyed it very much and came on a recommendation of my daughter!

          16. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Mother’s Day

          17. MT

            MrThankyouVeryMuch

            Chicago

            43 reviews

            vip
            3.0

            43 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall3food3service4ambience4

            The online menu was different then what was available, the menu is what drew me due to dietary restrictions, they did their best to make it better

          18. JK

            JohnK

            Chicago

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall3food3service4ambience4

            They did not have our reservation written down and we got a "scolding" message from Open Table about not showing up for our reservation even though we ate there.

          19. EN

            ErikaN

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Such a great place for Mother's Day brunch and they had a little flower bar to make arrangements!

          20. O

            Oakparkfoodie

            Chicago

            30 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            30 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience5

            Everything we ate at brunch was delicious. We will definitely be back to try their other menus.

          21. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            1 review

            2.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall2food2service2ambience2

            Went for Mother’s Day breakfast. Understand it is a hotel, but should be clearer that the breakfast is really “hotel” standard and is not comparable to the brunch or dinner menu. Very average food. Few options that appear to be pre cooked and sitting there ready to send out, so warm, at best. Over priced. $70 for 2 meals, coffee and a couple of small sides as they do not have a kids menu available. Will not go back, very disappointing.

          22. GD

            GeraldD

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The service was outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          23. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great night out

          24. JH

            JadeH

            Chicago

            2 reviews

            4.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 7, 2022

            overall4food4service4ambience4

            A nice spot for a quick brunch. I didn't realize when I booked that it was located inside the hotel but we were seated quickly, the food was good and I enjoyed my drink (Jupiter's Son).

          25. JM

            JeffreyM

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on May 6, 2022

            overall3food4service2ambience3

            This was our second time visiting. The first was for a brunch and we enjoyed the atmosphere and server. The second time was for a graduation celebration and the server seemed quite uninterested in our party of 4 table and kept checking in with the two other tables of 6. I probably won't be coming back, but it is a nice place to enjoy a drink if possible but do know there are many other options in the same area so be open to spending your money somewhere else.

          26. O

            Oliviadail

            Chicago

            3 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 4, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience5

            Delicious!

          27. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Atlanta

            2 reviews

            vip
            3.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 2, 2022

            overall3food4service2ambience3

            The quality of food at Cira was lovely. The dates in particular were great, with a solid wine selection as well. The service in general was slower than expected, but relatively nice. However, there were cons. I went for a special event and made sure to email beforehand and request a special dessert be served with instructions on the reservation as well. Cira did not follow what they had stated for my loved one’s birthday which was disappointing. After informing them immediately after the meal, I received no response back despite planning this out in detail ahead of time. This was frustrating to say the least, but ultimately, the food and ambiance overall made for a decent experience.

          28. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            4 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on April 25, 2022

            overall5food4service5ambience5

            Small plates 👌🏼

          29. DP

            DeniseP

            Des Moines

            26 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            26 reviews

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            I have several food allergies but they were able to accommodate them and the meal was delicious!!

          30. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service4ambience5

            We absolutely loved the vibe and food at Cira. The service could be better in terms of having more staff because waiting for really long for someone to take our order. The food was amazing!

          31. EA

            EricaA

            Seattle

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The shakshuka was delicious and I enjoyed the comfy couches/chairs to sit in. Although it was a bit noisy it wasn’t so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation. Prices were pretty fair/consistent with my expectations. Would definitely visit again.

          32. C

            Cheetle

            Chicago

            14 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            14 reviews

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            I live in Chicago and brought out of town guests. There was one vegetarian, one pescatarian, and one meat-eater. We all had fantastic options and the food was absolutely delicious. Specifically, the feta whipped dip and pistachio raviolis were amazing. Also, drank many delicious cocktails. Will definitely be back!

          33. J

            Jacqueline

            New York Area

            1 review

            3.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall3food3service5ambience4

            Overall disappointed with my experience at Cira. Definitely at the low end of shareable-plate restaurants in Chicago in terms of food quality & ambiance. Normally I love loud, high energy restaurants, but our large table in the middle was very impersonal and made us feel on-the-spot with eyes of waiters and other tables. The food was good, but nothing made me go “wow”. Service was definitely on top of it and super agreeable to our chaotic party. However, when competing with other Mediterranean shareable style places in Chicago, nothing about Cira had the “it” factor I would come back for.

          34. A

            Arman

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 23, 2022

            overall4food5service4ambience4

            It's a nice place to hang out and grab a quick brunch with a friend. I would highly recommend the falafel burger!

          35. KF

            KathyF

            Chicago

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 22, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Unique Mediterranean favors… great restaurant for share plates… bring all of your friends!

          36. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Nashville

            1 review

            vip
            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 20, 2022

            overall5food4service5ambience5

            The staff took very good care of us!! We will be back!

          37. HZ

            HeyZeus

            Chicago

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on April 19, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            An amazing time with the girlfriend. Excellent host, kind server, and overall friendly staff. Awesome place for date night.

          38. DD

            DeannaD

            San Francisco

            3 reviews

            vip
            3.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on April 17, 2022

            overall3food4service2ambience5

            It was the tail end of brunch and our server took 10 minutes to even greet us, then the bartender ran the drinks out because he noticed they were sitting for a while (thank you!), never checked on our food and then we had to ask the manager for our check. Asked for a high chair and never got one. Host was friendly and awesome though!

          39. C

            Caroline

            1 review

            4.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 17, 2022

            overall4food5service3ambience5

            Took an hour to have our order taken..it was Easter though. Amazing food.

          40. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Chicago

            2 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on April 16, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We went here for my friends birthday and from the time checking in with the host, they recognized her birthday! The food was absolutely delicious. We chose one item from each category, except for the Large Plates. We had the dates, Brown Butter Hummus, Moroccan Tuna Tartare, Cira Green Salad, and the Rigatoni. I would highly recommend coming here for any occasion, but they definitely made my friend feel special on her day.

          Safety precautions

          • Cleaning & sanitizing

            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
          • Screening

            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

          FAQs

          You can order delivery directly from Cira using the Order Online button.

          Cira is rated 4.6 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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          Booked 103 times today

          Order delivery or takeout

          Delivery

          • Order online
          Google Map for Cira

          200 N. Green St Chicago, IL 60607

          Additional information

          • Cross street

            Lake St.

          • Neighborhood

            West Loop

          • Hours of operation

            Mon–Wed, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 pm

          • Cuisines

            Mediterranean, Breakfast, Global, International

          • Dining style

            Casual Dining

          • Dress code

            Smart Casual

          • Parking details

            Valet

          • Payment options

            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

          • Executive chef

            Chris Pandel

          • Additional

            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

          • Phone number

            (312) 761-1777

          • Private party facilities

            With its vibrant cuisine, distinctive beverage program and thoughtfully designed dining spaces, Cira creates the perfect atmosphere for gatherings of all kinds.

          • Private party contact

            our Private Dining Coordinator: (312) 761-1777

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