Located just steps from Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago’s thriving Streeterville neighborhood, Sayat Nova is a cozy, romantic enclave tucked back from the city’s urban sprawl. Since 1970, we have offered Armenian cuisine that presents a slightly earthier variation on typical Mediterranean fare.
The restaurant’s namesake is inspired by the 18th century troubadour, Haroutiun Sayakian. He is remembered by the Armenians as Sayat Nova or King of Songs, an homage to his status in the Armenian community. His poems are sung and recited by Armenians all over the world.