La Sirene
La Sirene

La Sirene

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lasirenenyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 925-3061
  • 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
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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
65 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (37)romantic (25)special occasion (18)notable wine list (10)late-night find (5)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • We were expecting more
    Paulo
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was just ok, but not outstanding. The only thing that was espectacular was the escargot. I had the cheese gnochi (was ok) and my wife had the stake (also ok). For the desert we wanted to have the strawberry pie, but they were out of strawberry and did us a banana version that was not good. One last bad detail: the restaurant is poorly ventilated, so all my clothes smell like food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food and the service are both top notch. A small but cozy place. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French onion was a bit disappointing. Open kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Open kitchen made my eyes hurt and my clothes stink. Won't recommend for dates.
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  • impeccable from start to finish
    patapoufVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    what a wonderful find! great food and wine, with attentive but not intrusive service, all overseen by an on-premise owner who clearly loves his food, his restaurant, and his clientele, and it shows. Will be back again many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Wonderful
    wineslutVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The cassoulet certainly lives up to its billing. All the food was wonderful. We brought our own wine which was graciously served. Didier came to the table to express his sincere appreciation for our patronage. His recommended strawberry tart dessert was terrific. Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Epicurious
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Loved the food, very different and delicious!! Great place for couples, quiet and rommantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • says french looks indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The decor doesn't quite fit the french bistro food and frankly the food left much to be desired. The salad I ordered was fresh and lightly dressed, but the pate was wet and off tasting. For entree I had the quail which tasted liked it was cooked the day before. Sorry, but much improvement needed.
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  • Intimate and relaxing w great food
    jpriestly
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our fourth visit, again very satisfying with great food and great atmosphere. The ambiance is attractive and relaxing with good music and interesting décor. For appetizers we had goat cheese, pear gorgonzola and onion soup - the first two ample with added greens, very visual and delicious, and the onion soup good. Main courses were the duck cassoulet (very good and, as the menu cautions, rich!) and a filet mignon with fois gras (meat was superb with a tasty sauce and a potato puff). Four sides were served on long plates - pureed carrot, creamed broccoli, a Mexican parsnip-type scalloped vegetable (I forget the name) and eggplant, all tasty. Dessert was profiteroles (delicious with dark chocolate) and a lava cake. We left happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Odd decor, delicious food!
    cbk4VIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistrojay
    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
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    • 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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  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 859 reviews are from the La Sirene reviews archive.
  • 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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  • 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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    • 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.
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    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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    • 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
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    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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  • 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
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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.
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    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
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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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    • 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.
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    notable wine list
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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