Finally, after months of waiting, Congress Park residents have gotten a taste of Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates, which opened on East 12th Avenue almost two weeks ago.

When we stopped by for a quick bite, the space—marked by exposed brick, colorful walls, and a dripping chandelier—was busy with neighbors sipping wine and beer and nibbling on small plates.

We joined in, ordering glasses of dry rosé and food-friendly Grüner Veltliner before settling on the colorful Sienna salad. The summery flavors of the mixed greens and fragrant basil tossed with creamy chèvre, plump blueberries and cherry tomatoes, and crunchy Marcona almonds were ideal for a summer’s night. Next time, we’ll add the cheese plate or the pizza for a more filling snack.

Bonus: Don’t miss the creamsicle sundae—a homespun combination of creamy orange frozen custard topped with Mandarin oranges and homemade oatmeal cookies.

3422 E. 12th Ave., 303-355-2202

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.