Siroc Restaurant
Siroc Restaurant

Siroc Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sirocrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 202-628-2220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Siroc Restaurant
Chef Martin Lackovic, formerly of Galileo, I Matti and The Caucus Room, opens Siroc Restaurant on McPherson Square with brothers Keram and Mehdi Dris, who run the front of the house. Siroc's seasonal menu features cooking inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean with housemade pastas, charcuterie, salads and entrées. The new restaurant takes its name from a wind that blows from northern Africa to Italy and the Mediterranean.
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Siroc Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (96)special occasion (69)neighborhood gem (64)great for outdoor dining (63)romantic (58)great for lunch (57)notable wine list (34)good for groups (33)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful ambience, great food, highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Always a favorite
    luvSiroc
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    When we considered where we would go for our 27th anniversary, we scrolled the list of many great restaurants in D.C., but came back to our favorite - Siroc. Martin Lackovic's pasta is sublime and there is nothing quite as good as the eggplant layered with lamb shank! The service is friendly and efficient.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful time
    jttht
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food, wonderful service excellent all around!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Noise level was more than energetic--it was loud where we had to talk loudly at our table to be heard. I suspect that was because it was storming outside and all the sidewalk diners were forced indoors. Every table was full AND close enough to rub elbows. Would have preferred a little more space but understand when unanticipated things (weather) occur).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    VPDtheFoodie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Siroc was really a great surprise. The food was very good and the service attentive although somewhat slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu/Service
    Westie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The service was a bit slow. The wait staff had way too many tables to tend to. The entree was very good. Limited dessert selection...was surprised that an Italian restaurant did not have tiramisu on their dessert menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first time to Siroc and we truly enjoyed dining there. Our waitress was very attentive, helpful and did not rush us during our dinner. My husband and I each tried a pasta dish and both were very good. The wine selection was excellent. We would definitely return here when we visit Washington, D.C. again!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but rushed service
    dsdw
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have dined at Siroc several times and the food is always top notch. Unfortunately, our last dinner there was spoiled by a service that was so rushed, it was bordering on rude. Fair enough it was a Saturday night but we arrived on time for our reservation and there were several other tables available so I don't understand why the waitress and service staff seemed intent on kicking us out - we are not 2 hour, hang on to the table eaters. My family and I had had a great night prior and, again, the food was exceptional but we were made to feel like we were on the clock.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food would come back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was really good and would come back to this restaurant when I return to DC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Siroc Never Disappoints
    July2806
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary on a recent Friday night. From start to finish, it was a perfect evening. Started with a split portion of hand-made gnocchi and mussels as an appetizer. The pork tenderloin was flavorful and tender, its black pepper sauce spiked with marsala wine. The muscovy duck breast was served with a blueberry demi-glace. We finished with warm almond cake on a bed of zabaglione. Service was warm professional. Although the restaurant was almost full, conversation was easy -- a welcome change from most DC restaurants. Everything is made from scratch -- even the breads, pastas, and ice creams. Siroc never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic pasta, butternut sq. soup
    RandomReviewerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    While the vegetarian offerings are very limited, the butternut squash soup alone is something I would happily stop in for on a cold, damp day. The chef treated our group, most who were from out of town and there for the first time, to a delicious taste of a terrine (mushroom and something else I can't recall).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Susan
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised with now delicious the food was and how lovely the presentation as well. I had grilled eggplant and lamb - an unusual combination, but I ate every bite. The frisée and fennel salad with apricots was yummy as was the well priced wine. All and all it was a wonderful evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • christianVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Overall a very nice dinner! Food was very good but I remember our last meal there being slightly better. Wish the skin on the Bronzino had been crispy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Opera
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We made reservations as we wanted a restaurant in the downtown area of DC. The dinner & wine lists were very extensive (not overwhelming)! We had an early reservation at 6:00 (great timing) as by the time we had finished our delicious dinner the place was packed. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rapunzel
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The starters were nice (we had sweetbreads and the lamb sausage) but big enough to be a small entree. The pasta was very ordinary. Boring, flavourless tagliatelli with a few limp scallops on top, and not much flavour.
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  • Best Italian
    KittKatt
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Siroc is the BEST Italian restaurant in DC! The owner comes out to check on you and will work to make your dining experience first class. The service and staff could not be more friendly! My first stop every time in DC! Excellent Wine List as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as always!
    Mitch
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My go to restaurant for a wonderful meal and classy casual atmosphere! I took two Australian friends who were visiting DC for the first time - perfect.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    CiCi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love the warmth of the restaurant and the friendliness of the staff. I definitely will return. The duck and porcini pasta was amazing. The spicy lamb sausage was a great appetizer. Service was well-timed and friendly, everything was affordable."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice little place
    ptato
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Waitress was wonderful. Prices weren't horrid, though I guess I'm used to Manhattan prices. Food and dessert was very good. Apparently there was a wait, but I (obviously) got reservations just in case.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • Empty Nesters Delight
    EmptyNesters
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    With our youngest now at GW, we have decided to use Open Table to help us explore DC restaurants. This is our third nice dinner out, so ready to start reviewing/comparing. No trouble getting table on early Sat night - but by 7:30-8:00 place was full-and with good reason. Service was attentive, prompt; wine list broad/reasonable and several nice by the glass options. Bread was fresh/tasty/plentiful. Menu was available on-line and accurate, with a couple of daily specials. My scallop appetizer was tasty, cooked to perfection and my wife's salad was not your ordinary fare, but truly memorable. Pasta entrees did not disappoint (ravioli and fettuccine bolognese), and desserts ( pear / lava cake) worth the wait. $108/2 + tip - well earned!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at Sitoc
    OutOfTowner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great service, great food. Will be back for sure next time in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Siroc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I explained to the hostess that we needed a quiet table to spread out paperwork. She guided me to a nice table set up for three with plenty of room for two and may folders. Siroc is perfect for business lunch at noon as the place slowly filled up during the course of our meal. It never got really loud. I had the arugula salad with flank steak and my guest had the brazino. We both cleaned our plates. The bread served with lunch was quite good - we had to get a second basket!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Siroc Restaurant
    homecook
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed excellent appetizers, pasta dishes and wine in an intimate, small space. Our attentive server was knowledgeable about the menu and made good recommendations. Early reservation = low noise level and great ambiance. As the evening went on, there were more people and more noise, but it was never overwhelming. Large portions meant two of our party of three took home great left-overs. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    atthetrough
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lunch or dinner, Siroc is always a gem. Terrific food at reasonable prices and wonderful, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always above and beyond
    MMMMMVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While the food is always top notch what I appreciate most is the service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Un lugar que cuida todos los detalles servicio, comida exquisita donde se nota la mano de un chef
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice location for a work lunch
    georgetown
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a nice lunch here. Good menu options, service timely, and a quiet environment to have a conversation.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed
    nesrobin4VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My co-worker had the Dorado entree special as well as the homemade ice cream. I had the snapper entree and over indulged on the almond cake. Our entrees and desserts were well prepared and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The servers were courteous and attentive. I look forward to adding this restaurant to my regular list and would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Go To Lunch Place
    PenmanshipVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The daily specials, a pasta dish and a fish dish are always wonderful. The chef/owner is a remarkable talent. The staff is friendly and super well trained. The place is always packed, a testiment to pricing and quality. This is a can't miss experience every time. Love it, love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy? No. No soup & no variance
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This restaurant is nearby so I could go more often, but their menu is a bit limited so I don't think of it often. I cannot imagine why a restauratant that has a significant part of menu devoted to paninis (a sandwich) has absolutely no soup on the menu- ever. We shared the baratta mozzarella- yummy. I had a good fish dish, and I usually don't have fish. My guest had the portobello panini which he loved. He wanted to get a pasta with a portobello on the side, but the waitress said no- didn't even ask chef if it could be done. What happened to making the customer happy. As it turned out with all the potatoes with the portobello panini it was too much- substituting the portobello would have been just right.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Siroc met my expectations.
    GT1956
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Whenever you are away from it can be a worry about where to have a business dinner. Siroc took away that worry completely. The food service and wines were excellent. My only negative was the noisy AC . Glenn
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    notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've been coming to Siroc for years and always recommend it to friends looking for authentic Italian. I have not been to Siroc in a very long time, but now they have a bar area, which I think is great. Finally! Every time I come I get the Beef Short Rib Raviolli, but this time it was different. I found a few pieces of large gristle and the beef wasn't shredded like it use to be. The sauce was a nice blend of braising liquid, but I miss the richness of the dish from years ago. For my starter I had the Burrata. It was excellent; and this coming from someone who doesn't typically like eggplant. I will say the Burrata was a tad saltier than I expected, but overall Siroc continues to deliver.
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  • quiet scene
    humbldine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the perfect place if you're looking for a quiet and peaceful dining atmosphere. I dined there with my wife for our wedding anniversary. It was just perfect.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Siroc had some great eats and is very recommendable for couples looking for a quiet and romantic dinner spot.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good, not great
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Concierge at our hotel recommended Siroc as a good, nearby restaurant. Service was very good, and we felt well taken care of. However, the food left something to be desired - the duck breast was swimming in way too much sauce and was fairly fatty; the pasta was ok but lacked creativity when it comes to flavor combinations and was not worth the price. That said, the restaurant was packed - every table was full and remained that way from 7:30 on (a fair number of children/families, too) so maybe we just didn't order well.
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  • Great Food, Great Prices
    8523
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dinner was very good and the price very fair. Only drawback was that a Negroni was not made properly. The food made up for this deficiency.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • No frills, great pastas.
    BreadAndButter
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    No frills, great classic pastas. Nice patio, not crowded, not too expensive.
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Never Disappoints
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Every time I visit D.C. I make a point of visiting Siroc. The menu is original. The food combinations are unique. The chef obviously puts thought into his meals and it shows. The food is always properly prepared, never under or over cooked. I appreciated the chef's complimentary sample offering which is always very delicious. I recommend Siroc highly!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • It's always good
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My office is nearby so I go to Siroc often, with clients and with friends. The food always is great, the service excellent and the overall experience very nice. the menu is modern Italian with good daily specials. Especially at night it has a neighborhood feel to it, even though it is just a few blocks from the White House. It can be noisy inside on a busy lunch day, but the outdoor area on a nice day or night is just wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Ok, but that is all
    McIeats
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Found the menu an eclectic mix but nothing truly stood out as a wow entree. In end, ordered chili spag and while pasta homemade the sauce flavors very muted. Nothing special here in my view, especially in light of the 4-star pricing.
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