La Sirene
La Sirene

La Sirene

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasirenenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129253061x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,(Kitchen close @ 10:30pm)
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am (Kitchen close @ 11:30pm)

  • 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, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Full buy-outs of the restaurant are possible on lunch time,.
  • Private Party Contact: Didier Pawlicki 347-750-9570x
  • Special Events:

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
A very special way to serve our dishes with a veggie tray and some UNIQUE dishes as per the Hanger Steak , Goat Cheese Tart and many others...
We only accept AMERICAN EXPRESS and Cash .
Thank You.
Didier ( chef owner)
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La Sirene reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (31)romantic (22)special occasion (15)notable wine list (6)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great food!
    Vish
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fantastic ambience. The wine collection is perfectly sized so as to not send your mind in a tizzle. The specials (fish) were what we ordered and they were class A
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Cassoulet
    Beachdweller
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We reviewed many foodie websites to find the best cassoulet in NYC. La Sirene did not disappoint. It was just as good, if not better than the memorable cassoulet we had in Paris last year. I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A huge disapointment
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    That place was recommended to me by a friend and I was very wowed by the reviews on Yelp... I could have not been more disappointment. The decor couldn't be more blah and so was the food. The rabbit was dry, the lamb was not good, the tartare looked like a pink pate... I hated it and so did my date. There was nothing charming or cute about the ambiance and decor and the food could not make up for the dump look of the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food !
    DeeNap
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was excellent as was the service. The only issue we had was that it is pricey for a meal that lasted less than an hour. Have a problem spending $125 not including the tip for a quick meal. I must say that the vegetable plate they give as a side was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was OK
    skibaumVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Not as good as I thought it should be. Really understaffed. Our waiter would disappear for 15 min at a time. My wife's cassoulet was over cooked and weak.
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  • great service and food
    raf2fisa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love the appetizers, probably the best part of the place. Quall was good but i had better, defenatly 5 star place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great french restaurant
    NYCeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had dinner here in September on a Saturday night. Great food, strong service. Not a large restaurant, which is nice, and has a personal feel. Caussoulet was delicious. Wine was diverse and well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is EXCEPTIONAL
    Antoine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As a native French, I can tell you have real french food made by a native French who knows his stuff. You cannot be disappointed. Food is EXCEPTIONAL !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD CHOICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    La Sirene turned out to be an excellent choice for the four of us. It was a nice quiet atmosphere so conversation was easy. The menu offered a wide variety of choices that all sounded good. I had the lamb chops which were cooked just right and my wife had the catch of the day which was delicious. Our guests meals were good also. If you are in the SOHO area, this is a good place to eat. There is a subway stop just a couple of blocks away so it is easy to get to if you are not in SOHO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Odd decor, delicious food!
    cbk4
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The decor may make you feel like you're in a Mexican or Indian restaurant, but the food will not confuse you. It's delicious, traditional French food with some twists along the way. I ordered the filet with foia gras, which was cooked to perfection and oh so decadent. For dessert, we ordered the cream puffs and the chocolate lava cake, both of which were absolute HEAVEN. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    great menu selection. cool area. laid back atmosphere. service attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Of another time
    mbg22
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    La Sirene reminds me of an old fashioned frozen-in-time restaurant that is happy with the status quo. Nothing about it is special. Neither the decor, the food, the menu. My beet salad was nothing special. Quail was so-so; hard to remove from the bone, but not really that great tasting either. I guess I would say that my dessert: creme puffs (which I ordered with a side of strawberries) was perfection. So, I left with a happy heart!
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  • tremendous find.
    personVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a wonderful find. The food was an absolute A+, the service was impeccable, and the place is a gorgeous little gem - romantic, quiet, quaint, artistic. I cannot see how anyone could give a critical review of the food or ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Absolutely love this place. Never fails to please. Everything is great here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good
    willard
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    very good food both traditional & inventive. oddly, now in high summer, many dishes on the menu belong on the winter menu--cassoulet, coq au vin & a few others. but we look forward to trying them this winter. lastly, lowering the prices slightly might be good for business--a bit pricey now.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • near the Holland Tunnel
    ctltribecaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely delicious!
    Jaci
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Isabella
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food and very good service! Mussels were delicious, never had one like these before. Really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    visitingVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best French food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Try it, outstanding French food in a tiny restaurant, good service with a typical European like ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted to like it more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 853 reviews are from the La Sirene reviews archive.
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple and sophisticated
    ERAckVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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
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  • Little French Gem
    AliGVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    pinky
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Rate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    deborahpVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love this restaurant and will be back again and again! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Siren Beware!
    Expatriot
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    Okidok19
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    2fromMass
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    A cozy restaurant with friendly, attentive staff. Food was great. Escargot were outstanding. Service was prompt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service and fabulous food
    Andrea
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate, Very Good and Stylish
    CitizenKane
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French Food
    econoinkerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Everything was tasty. I think that it was a little bit pricey given the quality of the food, but not terribly out of line.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner with wife
    Paul
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing!
    Mike
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect night
    mikesarah
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.