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La Sirene
La Sirene

La Sirene Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasirenenyc.com
  • Email: lasirenenyc@gmail.com
  • Phone: (212) 925-3061
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:30am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: Cash Only
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Didier Pawlicki
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Full buy-outs of the restaurant are possible on lunch time,.
  • Private Party Contact: Didier Pawlicki (347) 750-9570
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th Ave. & Varick (closer to Varick)
  • Public Transit: A, C & E trains to Spring Street Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Sirene
Special French Cuisine With the Best Mussels in the City.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Loud behavior of several diners ruined our evening. Couldn't get them to quiet down. Waiters not at all helpful. Multiple waiters stopped to ask for additional orders and drinks; never asked how meals were. Food mediocre. Escargots cool to warm! The rushed feeling was unmistakable. The restaurant was only half full on a Sat nite at 8PM. Very expensive. Never again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very cool little spot off the beaten path. Very good food and very good service. Classic mussels were fantastic and make sure your get extra bread for the yumminess at the bottom of the bowl. I had the duck with cherry reduction. Really fantastic. My boy had the rock bass. He liked it a lot. Decent bottle of red for the price too. It was cool for us but would probably be perfect for a date...kinda intimate setting. Next time I'll bring my girl. Def going back."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A cozy restaurant with friendly, attentive staff. Food was great. Escargot were outstanding. Service was prompt"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was a Monday night, and we were looking for a quaint restaurant in the outskirts if soho. We found a gem. The ravioli appetizer was divine! Rack of lamb prepared just right. Opted for two deserts - banana brule and cream puffs. We were in heaven. The service was impeccable. Not noisy, but plenty of atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The context: dinner with friends not seen in 20 years. Restaurant was culled from Yelp without any previous direct experience or referral. Ambience: small, well-appointed restaurant with understated decor. Friendly hostess who provided info that the restaurant next door was with the same owner but specializing in fondue. Not too much info, not too little (I was curious). Food: We ordered four appetizers and two entries with two bottles of wine, the second bottle, the Malbec, being much preferred. The restaurant was very accommodating in helping us share all the dishes. Escargot was very good, and everyone very pleased all round with other dishes. If not absolutely top notch, a very good deal for the price. Would repeat."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything was tasty. I think that it was a little bit pricey given the quality of the food, but not terribly out of line."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The hangar steak was incredible, best I've had in years. Service was top notch, and the owner spent a lot of time chatting with us. Perfect place for a date, would absolutely go back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Found on-line under BYOB ... no longer BYOB. Not to worry, had a nice Malbec. Food was exceptionally good. Shared goat cheese tart to start; unbelievably good. Then curry'd mussels ... best ever, very flavorful! clean mussels in a curry cream sauce with onions and apples ... plenty of good bread for dipping! Finally we shared the rack of lamb - well cooked and delicious. For dessert, I had the profiterals (big enough for two) and my wife had an apple tart. Server staff was very friendly and enjoyable, although not at the top of their game. Chef/owner stopped out to answer a few questions ... obviously very passionate about food! ... and charming. Will definitely go back because the food was so good! The ambiance left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Magnifique. Superb. Food was flawless in its presentation and execution. Coq au vin was amazing. Mussels in curry with diced apples and ravioli were delicious and portions just right. Our server was patient and professional and allowed to dine without too much attention. Restaurant is cosy. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "had a great time. wife's birthday and they did do a candle - they read the request on the reservation. food was excellent - the mussels are as good as everyone says they are - extremely fresh and very tasty. had the original."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "There is no more BYOB. They broke my heart. I got the call to remind me of the reservation and my face fell. I still like the food and service. As of February 23rd their bar was not complete. They have a limited selection, and no mixed drinks. You probably should pay the corkage fee.I still like the place. I have been going there from long island since it opened in 2007."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "one word awsome great small resturant feel, cosy, food was great highly recommend the pork"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Expected more on valentines day but got a so so experience. The last time we ate at this restaurant everything was super delisch. This time not so much."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After I made a reservation for Valentine's day dinner, I received a call from the restaurant; I was told that I had to pay $100 to hold the reservation. It seemed suspicious, but that money was honored when I was cashing out at dinner. Escargots were amazing! They are served in shells and are just yummy. Steak with Fois Gras melted in my mouth! We weren't thrilled by the desserts (we were served an assortment), but we were happy with the meal overall so it didn't matter."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Based on Open Table's recommendations as a good place with BYOW, I reserved a table and brought a bottle of wine with me this past Monday. Unfortunately, the restaurant has changed it's policy so I ended up paying for a bottle of wine myself at the restaurant. Opentable or La Sirene should have honored the BYOW until the feature is removed from your website. Very disappointed indeed."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Went there whilst in New York for my wife's birthday. Didn't get off to a great start as we brought our own wine as website (still) says no corkage, but were charged $20 for each bottle and advised that the website had been changed. A couple who came in after us were caught out similarly, so not just us. However, started with pate and escargot, both were excellent, followed by duck and mussels, again very accomplished, with (one) chocolate pudding to finish. Great food, but either website or staff need updating!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The tiny bistro La Sirene on the far western side of Soho is worth searching out. The food is lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant's Moules Dijonaises was the best version of mussels I've ever had - anywhere in the world. If the small tables weren't so packed together, I would have given it all five stars for Ambience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Delightful meal, made more delightful by friendly, professional service and the BYOWine policy that significanly lowered the bill. Of particular note: HEAVENLY APPETIZERS Roasted Whole Pear with Melted Blue Cheese, Pate de Campagne With Pickles and Salad, and Sautéed Baby Octopus with Garlic, Parsley Olive Oil, Bread Crumbs, Tomato Mushroom; LUXURIOUS ENTREE Seared Filet Mignon Topped With Foie Gras, Shallots, Port and Red Wine Truffles Sauce. Only the special entree did not live up to expectations---cod in saffron, perfectly cooked but in need of much more saffron sauce. In highsight, we might have asked for more sauce. LIGHT AND CREAMY DESSERT: Iles Flottantes, Soft Meringue, Caramel, Almonds, Crème Anglaise. (All looked tempting!)"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Delicious meal. Great ambiance. Would definitely go back"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "La Sirene had come highly touted, and I might not have been disappointed had it not. Seating was moderately uncomfortable. Food was adequate but not special as I had been assured. Service was friendly and quick. We were eating relatively early because going to a latish show. As time passed and the place filled, it got noisier, too. It was a good value, though. I would call this a good student dive but not a destination choice for anybody else."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food was spectacular (especially the little veggie platter they give you with every entree). I loved the ambiance and the feel of the place. There is no cork fee and you can bring your own wine; just remember that it's cash only."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This is the best BYOB in Manhattan. Recommended dishes: Onion Soup, Tartelette de Chevre, Mussels Rochelaise, Tournedos Rossini (split this one because it's too rich for one person), Cassoulet and all the delicious desserts. Fabulous Veal Chop with Morel Cream Sauce as a special the other night. A downtown treasure."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The space at La Sirene is intimate and ambient. Very nice. I had heard good things from friends about the restaurant being one of the best BYO spots. The food is good, but not spectacular. Everything we ate was completely solid and satisfying, but I wouldn't say that I'd recommend the place for the food alone. That said, there is no corkage fee, and as BYO joints go, the food is a notch above other BYO establishments I've visited in NY. The service is very friendly but not smothering. All in all, I'd recommend this place for anyone looking for a really solid BYO experience. If it's just about the food, I'd say you might try a different French place."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Luckily found parking right in front at the time we had single digit temperature. The place was full! The portions of their appetizers are surprisingly big! The cheese tart was different and scrumptious. My beef tornado was good but the sauce over powered the dish. It would be better with less sauce or maybe not quite as thick. I made a mistake of cutting the foie gras and biting it like meat because the place was so dark and the dark sauce covered it all up. I was looking forward to having it with bread which we ran out of. My friend ordered the curried mussels for appetizer which she loved! I picked the banana creme brûlée. It was excellent and not sweet and rich. It had slices of fresh bananas with some custard and brûlée on top."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The food was good...there isn't too much variety on the menu though. The duck and filet mignon had identical plating and sauces. There are only 8 or so appetizers and 5 main courses to choose from since the coq au vin was out of stock. It was January 4th and the blizzard had hit. The restaurant was only half full at 7:30 PM. I don't see how they were out of stock. My mussels were undercooked. Main courses were a bit on the salty side. BYOB is good, but it's not worth the hype on Yelp."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I loved the food enough to give this place 5 stars, even though I did not like the service. The waitress gave a vibe that she did not want us there. Also, the table was too small and I could not even move my right arm."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Came for new years eve, ordered the set dinner. Cheese was very nice, as were appetizers (caviar and escargot). Mains were cassoulet and filet mignon. Cassoulet was very tasty, but filet was over salted. Server was very gracious and traded it out for the scallops. However, felt slightly cheated on the scallops as the presentation made you believe there was more than on the plate - they had halved them and placed the cooked side up. Dessert was great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had read all the rave reviews about the filet topped with foie gras so I was anxious to try this culinary delight. While the quality of the meat was good, it arrived at the table "swimming" in sauce which made the fois gras difficult to taste. Also, it was not a particularly appetizing presentation--perhaps if some vegetables appeared on the plate with the meat, instead of JUST the meat. On the other hand, the family style vegetables were delicious. The BYOB policy is great. Makes dining out more affordable."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This place makes you work hard. First, they let you know that they take no cards and have no liquor license, so you gotta go get some cash and wine before even walking in. When trying to enter (door on right), they tell you that you need to enter on the left, although they end up seating you within a few feet of the door on the right. Odd. The menu had some good choices and some of the dishes were quite good (octopus app). Some other stuff was mushy. Service was attentive, but I never knew who was actually our waiter. We had no relationship with any one person and left feeling somewhat anonymous. Overall, I took my wife there for a birthday dinner and she was disappointed. Good if you are in the neighborhood, but not a destination spot."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Appetizers and entrees were very good. We had escargots, foie gras, blue cheese and caviar for appetizers and they were all excellent. We had duck and lamb for main courses. The portions were the right size and tasty. Do not get desserts here. The chocolate lava cake was not warmed all the way through, the Ils Flotante was not made correctly. Otherwise a good experience."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "It's food and prices deserve cloth napkins. Having brought our own bottle of wine made napkin situation less painful."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The food was incredible and the staff was really friendly. It was the best priced meal I've had in NYC."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Very unattractive place. Food very overpriced for what it was."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "what a treasure...great food, service, and love the BYOB policy...our server was unequally great. fun efficient and helpful."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Terrific Cassoulet and Filet Mignon. Great service. Tasty Deserts."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "The BYOB policy makes this very nice classic French restaurant truly special"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Staff is very friendly and the cuisine is very good. It was empty at 7pm on a wednesday but filled up towards 8pm. They don't offer wine so you have to BYOB which is a bit of a pain but there is a liquor store not too far."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Loved everything we ordered. Solid french neighborhood restaurant. We'd definitely return."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Fantastic French spot in SoHo. The escargot was so good we ordered more! The fact that it is BYOB makes for a relatively affordable night out. Definitely coming back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This was the third time I've been to La Sirene, and as such, I had certain expectations. The place would be dark and cramped. The food would be good, rich, and portioned on the small side. And the service good. Well, La Sirene has impoved their light, and normalized entree serving sizes to be large enough to satisfy a hungry adult, but not be so much that one expects a doggie bag. The quality of the food has improved as well; the food is the best it's ever been at La Sirene. As for the service, it was excellent. Our waitress was attentive and competent. She never rushed us and made sure that we were finished with each course before clearing the table to begin the next."
    Dined on 11/13/2013