On the website for Siena Tavern there is a button called 'From Scratch.' Click it. The name of the link pretty much says it all for this downtown Chicago eatery. Homemade and handmade pasta, sauces, dressings, and more are abound at this River North hotspot. Start your night with one of their many gourmet pizzas (Wild Boar), ease into the salads to feel healthy (Tuscan Kale Caesar), and then select from a variety of entrees (Double Cut Pork Chop, Black Cod, etc.) to round out your night. The bar vibe is happening, yet the seating is both entertaining and intimate, depending on your mood. The space is nicely appointed - think dim lighting, deep booths, just the right kind of music, and a staff that makes you think you're the only party in the building. Weekends feature their oh-so-enticing brunch, while the rest of the week gives us our run of the entire menu. Come early, stay late, and let Siena Tavern take care of the rest.