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La Sirene
La Sirene

La Sirene Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasirenenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 925-3061
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:30am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Didier Pawlicki
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • 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
  • " No longer a BYOB. While we dined, we saw more than several potential diners arrive with their wine and then leave before sitting when they learned of the hefty corkage fee."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I truly enjoyed dinner here on Saturday night. It was a rather quiet night, with only a few tables occupied by other hungry patrons. Service was great as our server recommended a few options to us. Dinner was delicious. I would gladly go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food and very good service! Mussels were delicious, never had one like these before. Really good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I ordered the lamb chops and they came raw. When I sent them back they came back the same. Not sure what is up with the cooks. Servers are fabulous. She noticed that I did not eat and took some money off the bill and gave us dessert."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Try it, outstanding French food in a tiny restaurant, good service with a typical European like ambience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Went in with no expectations. Liked menu and setting. Excellent service. Appetizers were five stars. Entrees were slightly off - steak was too rare and pork had too much black pepper. Profiteroles for dessert were soggy."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food at La Sirene is outstanding. However, if you sit by the open windows, there is constant horn blowing by traffic trying to get into the tunnel."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The place itself is very charming. Small tables and well-decorated. This restaurant was listed in an article I'd read as being one of the most romantic dinner places in NY, but perhaps our 7pm reservation was too early for the romantic vibe, because they were playing pop music for most of dinner and didn't put the candles down until 8. It was still a very cute set-up and our food was phenomenal. The goat cheese tart appetizer is worth the price, and the shared vegetable platter which comes with the entrees was very buttery and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Definitely worth a look!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "So I read the reviews on "Tripadvisor" and made reservations with my wife. The place: Small restaurant, nothing special and warm inside, we were glad to be seated nest to the window or street. Food: Steamed muscles were NOT good at all, expected much more from a French restaurant. appetizers were mediocre at best. The main dish steak in red souse was delicious. Service: one waiter, ok service "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Thank you Open Table for introducing me to this delictible French gem. The menu is both creative and traditional, and the wine list well curated. The tables are somewhat cramped and the staff somewhat harried, but both add to the ambience of a true Parisian cafe. The menu notes from the chef and somalier were helpful in selecting both food and wine - and everything our group of four ordered was outstanding. The food is VERY French. Don't miss the pear with blue cheese appetizer, the goat cheese tart or the octopus salad. The Duck and Cassoulet were the main course hits, and the vegetables a delightful treat. Lamb and seafood linguini were also good. Save room for the profiteroles, which were some of the best we've had. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I agree with many others that the food is great and the portions are a bit small but very satisfying. Very friendly service. The snails were a bit small, liked the curried mussels but might get the moules marinières next time. The mussels themselves were a bit small and a bit overwhelmed by the sauce. The tournedos Rossini is sensational but quite small. Loved the profiteroles as well. Excellent bread."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Extraordinary food. our group ate every morsel, everything from cassoulet to pistachio crusted duck breast to tender flank steak to perfect French onion soup. Must have cheese tartlet appetizer. Memorable meal for special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Although we have lived in the neighborhood for years, we just went for the first time. What a delightful surprise! Perfectly executed classic French cuisine, nicely varied large menu and very attentive, friendly service. A tad on the expensive side but we will definitely return many times."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We stumbled into this place as we were at theater in the neighborhood. The salads were so fresh that they reminiscent as the ones I've had when friends have just picked the lettuce from their garden minutes before serving. The quail was delicious. The vegetables were marvelous- pureed, with a plate of 4 different vegetables. Filled with butter, but absolutely delicious! I can't praise this restaurant enough. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and will be back again and again! Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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
  • "Their Mussels appetizer was excellent and I liked some other small dishes as well. We weren't too hungry so we didn't order any main but shared some small plates with a bottle of wine. They used to do byob but not anymore. Although the wine list was pretty good and the price was okay too. Not a lot but enough for easy drinking. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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