Category Archives: Blog

Bachelorette Party at Nia

Bachelorette party

Wedding season is here! Now get ready for billowing white tulle, open declarations of love and lets not forget the best of all, bachelorette parties. So if your Best Friend Forever will be tying the knot soon, see her off with something classy, definitely not trashy.

Where to begin? Our suggestion: throw out any and all ideas involving strippers, rubber penises, Life Saver t-shirts, and scavenger hunts involving the acquisition of men’s underwear. No good can come of these things. You want the bride-to-be to have a night to remember, fondly

Don’t schedule the party too far in front of the big day, but don’t wait until the last minute, either.  a good time frame is anywhere from six weeks to a month before the wedding. A bachelorette party scheduled too early can feel anticlimactic, whereas one scheduled right before a wedding can bump up against the bride’s nerves, and might interfere with pre-wedding dieting or exercise. (We are not endorsing bridal boot camp or any crazy weight loss practice that has its own show on E, but you know we all know people that do the whole pre-wedding diet thing often, so it would be wrong to pretend it didn’t happen.) And forget the whole night-before-the-wedding thing. Nothing worse than being hung over on a day you know you’ll spend being stared at by people and photographed.

Be sensitive to other people’s budgetary constraints, and don’t make the bride pay for anything. According to the Knot, while it’s customary that a host pays for a bridal shower, the attendees pay for the bachelorette party themselves — and the bride doesn’t pay for anything. If you are the one organizing, the event, do make sure attendees know this, and of course be sensitive to what they can afford in order to avoid any type of embarrassment or hurt one’s feelings. A wedding party consisting of mostly 24-year-old recent college graduates with roommates aren’t going to be able to afford to spend the same kind of money as a group of 32-year-olds with professional degrees and condos. And don’t force anyone to be there — the wedding party is already expending considerable time and cost to help the bride celebrate, and costs can really add up.

The bachelorette party is supposed to be a time for the bride to hang out and relax with her girl friends, and unless the bride specifically requests that the theme for her party be An Evening of Cocks (because some ladies really love that stuff, and more power to ’em), try something different. Instead, get creative. Tapas at Nia is a great way to do that! A tapas style luncheon or dinner allows th bride and her friends the hang out before the main event.  If she’s a party girl, plan a “cocktail party” with girlfriends, martinis, and passed appetizers or appetizer stations. Tapas is a perfect solution for either type of party. And if strippers are a must, our private dining room is completely private and has a seperate entrance.

Let Nia help you with all of the little details from decorations to music. Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s “Restaurant Row” Nia is easily accessible from the loop, by public transportation and the expressway making one less thing for you and your guests to worry about. Get ready to relax, share food, laughs and good company in a memorable setting at Nia.

Bridal Showers at Nia

Host a Bridal Shower at NiaBridal Shower

Someone that you care about is about to make the plunge. You want to throw a bridal shower for them but you’re unsure of where or how to begin. Whether those bells are for you, a good friend, or a relative, one of the fun lead-up events to a wedding is the bridal shower.

For the bride-to-be, a bridal shower isn’t just a party, it’s a day she will remember forever. That said, the event doesn’t have to be over-the-top or overly expensive to be special. Instead, get creative. Tapas at Nia is a great way to do that! A tapas style luncheon or dinner allows your family and friends the opportunity to get to know one another before the main event. Served family style, tapas promote interaction and conversation among your guests. If she’s a party girl, plan a “cocktail hour shower” with girlfriends, martinis, and passed appetizers or appetizer stations. Tapas is a perfect solution for either type of bridal shower.

Just because you’ve been deemed shower hostess doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. Let Nia help you with all of the little details from decorations to music. Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s “Restaurant Row” Nia is easily accessible from the loop, by public transportation and the expressway making one less thing for you and your guests to worry about. Get ready to relax, share food, laughs and good company in a memorable setting at Nia.

 

 

Have a Corporate Party at Nia

Host Your Next Business Lunch or Corporate Party at Nia

Whether you wish to have a business lunch and entertain a group of ten or impress your guests with your next corporate party in Nia’s private party room that seats 20 – 100 guests. Our events manager will be there to help you every step of the way. Nia is the perfect setting for your next corporate party with a variety of preset and custom packages to suit everyone’s needs and budget.
corporate party
Host a corporate party featuring fresh tapas in a whitewashed wine cellar reminiscent of a Mediterranean island. It’s casual, fun and effortless A tapas style lunch or dinner allows you and your business partners the opportunity to get to know one another in a less formal environment. Served family style, tapas promote interaction and conversation among your guests. Tapas are also great for a reception style event. Taking your corporate group to a Blackhawks or Bulls game? A cocktail party before game time at Nia is easy and convenient.

Located in the West Loop of “Restaurant Row” on Randolph Street, Nia is convenient to downtown and many local schools. Directly west of the loop Nia is easily accessible via the expressway and public transportation. And if you need a place for business partners to stay we are only blocks from the Metro Crowne Plaza. Whether it’s a casual small gathering or a big formal event Nia wants to help you create special corporate party with great food, professional service and the perfect setting.

Private Dining

Private Dining at Nia

private dining

Host your next private dining event at Nia Restaurant. Nia is delighted to offer several options for private dining and events. The intimate main dining room radiates the golden colors of the sunny Mediterranean in its iridescent tiles, stained glass sconces and dabbled walls. The warmth of burgundy curtains and upholstery as well as the deep wood tones bring a comforting yet elegant setting perfect for group events. Or host your private party in the wine cellar for a special Mediterranean treat. White washed walls draw your eyes up to panoramic scenes of Lake Como and the classic white buildings of the Greek islands. During the summer months host your private party on our terrace looking out on one of the hottest streets in Chicago. Nia’s private event spaces are perfect for all of your special occasions from 10 – 100 guests.

For private dining, whether you wish to entertain a group of ten or impress your friends and family Nia and her events manager will be there to help you every step of the way. Host a party featuring fresh tapas in a whitewashed wine cellar reminiscent of a Mediterranean island. It’s casual, fun and effortless A tapas style lunch or dinner allows you and your guests the opportunity to get to know one another and relax. Served family style, tapas promote interaction and conversation among your guests. Tapas are also great for a reception style event. Taking a group to a Blackhawks or Bulls game? A cocktail party before game time at Nia is easy and convenient.

Located in the West Loop of “Restaurant Row” on Randolph Street, Nia is convenient to downtown and many local schools. Directly west of the loop Nia is easily accessible via the expressway and public transportation. Whether it’s a casual small gathering or a big formal event Nia wants to help you create special private party with great food, professional service and the perfect setting.

Family Style Private Events

Family Style Events

Nia’s Mediterranean cuisine serves up rich flavors in light ingredients. It’s full of fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, oils, legumes, and whole grains, combined in creatively satisfying ways. Inspired by the spirit of Mediterranean family traditions Nia’s private party room offers welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Guests pass platters of delicious food and pour wine, sharing not just a meal, but stories and laughter. Family style meals are warm and intimate. Let us know your family favorites and we’ll customize a menu that’s just right for you.

Family Style Event

Nia that will help you create be memorable family style private event for you and your guests. Host a special dinner featuring fresh tapas in a whitewashed wine cellar reminiscent of a Mediterranean island. It’s casual, fun and effortless A tapas style lunch or dinner allows your family and friends the opportunity to get to know one another while experiencing the classic flavors of the Mediterranean. Served family style, tapas promote interaction and conversation among your guests. Nia provides a memorable place for any gathering.

Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s “Restaurant Row” Nia is easily accessible from the loop, by public transportation and the expressway making one less thing for you and your guests to worry about. Get ready to relax, share food, laughs and good company in a memorable setting at Nia.

Have a Private Party at Nia

private party

Host a Private Party at Nia

Host your next private party at Nia Restaurant. Nia is delighted to offer several options for private parties and events. The intimate main dining room radiates the golden colors of the sunny Mediterranean in its iridescent tiles, stained glass sconces and dabbled walls. The warmth of burgundy curtains and upholstery as well as the deep wood tones bring a comforting yet elegant setting perfect for group events. Or host your private party in the wine cellar for a special Mediterranean treat. White washed walls draw your eyes up to panoramic scenes of Lake Como and the classic white buildings of the Greek islands. During the summer months host your private party on our terrace looking out on one of the hottest streets in Chicago. Nia’s private event spaces are perfect for all of your special occasions from 10 – 100 guests.

Whether you wish to entertain a group of ten or impress with your next private party Nia and her events manager will be there to help you every step of the way. Host a party featuring fresh tapas in a whitewashed wine cellar reminiscent of a Mediterranean island. It’s casual, fun and effortless A tapas style lunch or dinner allows you and your guests the opportunity to get to know one another and relax. Served family style, tapas promote interaction and conversation among your guests. Tapas are also great for a reception style event. Taking a group to a Blackhawks or Bulls game? A cocktail party before game time at Nia is easy and convenient.

Located in the West Loop of “Restaurant Row” on Randolph Street, Nia is convenient to downtown and many local schools. Directly west of the loop Nia is easily accessible via the expressway and public transportation. Whether it’s a casual small gathering or a big formal event Nia wants to help you create special private party with great food, professional service and the perfect setting.

Special Lunch Prix Fixe

Special Lunch Prix Fixe

Nia’s Special Prix Fixe Menus are available everyday from 11:30AM-3:00OM. Grab a friend, co-worker, business partner, clients, etc..Our  $15 Lunch Prix Fixe Menu guarantees a great time and is great for a impressive business lunch meeting in our conversation friendly dining room . Reward the whole office to a great group dining experience. Or for an extra special meal try the Six Course Lunch Prix Fixe Menu for only $22. Nia’s Special Lunch Prix Fixe Menus offer a budget friendly option with many delicious healthy dishes to share. Come try these amazing lunch specials and see for yourself you will love it.

Tapas are delicious dishes that at some establishments can be considered appetizers, but when eaten in combination here at Nia as a prix fixe menu make up a full meal. They come from a variety of cultures and cuisines and can be spicy or savory. Another key characteristic of tapas is that they can be hot or cold. You may want to start off with cold, savory dishes to whet your appetite for later in the meal, when you try our spicier, warmer dishes finally finishing with a signature dessert.

Make this year’s company holiday party a luncheon

nia corporate lunch

 

The company holiday party is an essential feature on your employee engagement calendar. But what if there were a way to cross that requirement off without breaking the bank?

In recent years, many businesses have cut out the end-of-the-year holiday party entirely. The reasons include not being able to afford it; having to choose between a party and giving out bonuses, and choosing bonuses; or, simply, not wanting to celebrate a year in which downsizing and job insecurity had become the norm. Do employees really want to see a room full of expensive decorations, fondue fountains and sparkling cider put a drain on the company’s already tightened budget – at a time when employees must choose between buying presents or paying the mortgage?

That’s why you should consider a much subtler – and more affordable – holiday lunch for your company holiday party. Instead of paying $100 per head for an extravagant party, how does $33 sound? That’s a third of the cost of a typical holiday extravaganza, and it’s price of having your holiday lunch party with us here at Nia Mediterranean Tapas. You won’t need to worry about paying for decorations with a holiday lunch, nor taking up the valuable time of employees to plan the event. Bring your team to us, and we’ll take care of the rest for you.

To make it an even easier choice, we’re giving back 10
percent in gift cards of what you pay for booking your holiday lunch with us this year. Book by Nov. 15 and we’ll give you a $50 Bonus Card for every $500 you spend on food. As long as your event takes place between Nov. 25, 2016 and Jan. 11, 2017, you’ll be able to spend your rewarded funds in the first four months of 2017. You may even want to plan your St. Patrick’s Day party with us in March with your extra cash.

Take a look at our menus and contact us to book your company’s holiday lunch today. Make sure to reserve your spot before other company’s take your place, and before time runs out on this amazing offer!