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
188 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)great for outdoor dining (63)great for lunch (63)special occasion (62)neighborhood gem (51)romantic (49)good for groups (28)notable wine list (27)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed
    nesrobin4
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No frills, great pastas.
    BreadAndButter
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    No frills, great classic pastas. Nice patio, not crowded, not too expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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  • Terrific as usual
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very nice place with excellent food. One of my favorite business dinner locations as you can actually have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!!
    JMNfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Siroc was fantastic the Restaurant was clean the Hostess was very nice the Server was very good and the Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Performer
    ellenefrosVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I know this place is popular with lots of tourists, but we live not too far and make it a point to dine here. The food always us good and the service extremely friendly and professional. Also, a big benefit-- you can carry on a conversation without screaming! A good place in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner
    karencita
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant extended their restaurant week menu. The food was excellent and the service prompt and polite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at Siroc, with prompt, unobtrusive service and fresh pasta dishes to die for, although my wife's beef short rib ravioli was a little better than my scallops with black pepper tagliatelle. Prices were very competitive and fair. Will definitely return the next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining by McPherson Square
    Jerry13
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Located off of McPherson Square, Siroc is conveinient to several hotels near the White House. The menu is varied with savory listings that creatively bled flavors, textures and presentation. The accompanying sauces compliment the dishes. The salmon is flavorful and moist. Very good wine list by the glass or bottle. Friendly and attentive but not smothering service. Siroc will be a repeat when my wife and I visit DC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in great location
    myview
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Visited Siroc for the first time for a birthday dinner during DC Restaurant Week. Creative menu choices with four courses offered. I've been to Italy several times and the pasta course was as good or better than anything I have had there. Nice ambiance, close to metro. All in all, a wonderful evening and look forward to another visit to try the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal
    NkssVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I hate to review restaurants during restaurant week because it seems unfair, as they're not operating under their normal conditions. So with that caveat, my dinner party had mixed reviews of Siroc. My husband thought everything about his meal was excellent, and for him it was a memorable meal. I thought that each of my courses was good, but only one of them was so good that I would order it again (the pepper pasta with scallops). We eat out a lot and given all the great food in DC, I won't be rushing back. Perhaps my expectations were unrealistically high given Siroc's very high reviews, but it didn't wow me as I was expecting.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Gem
    Alizarin22
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friend and I were in town for a concert and looked for a place along our walking-route to sit and catch up over dinner. We saw online reviews for Siroc and decided to check it out. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and were both really pleased with the quality of our dinner. We enjoyed long conversation over four delicious courses and a bottle of champagne. Would definitely seek the restaurant out again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back!
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best food out of the three places I visited during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a second visit
    DCFoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service was outstanding. The wait staff very attentive an d meals were delivered quickly. The wine list was wide and varied and the merlot I eventually chose was excellent. The scallops were a bit soggy as were the vegetables accompanying my snapper filet but the snapper itself was perfection. I would definitely go again outside of Restaurant Week to see if things change when they have a full service menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food magic
    Sceptic
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A creative chef brings great surprises to each dish. The remarkable lamb shank would have been more handsome if cooked slightly less.. The salmon and chocolate mousse deserved photographing; taste for all, outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a terrific meal
    Buckeye
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was restaurant week when we last went to Siroc. Place was hopping but the service and food was delicious. We sat outside on a rare not too hot and humid August day. Delightful! Two of had arugula salad with gorgonzola, and grilled branzino and the thrid diner had the pasta Bolognese. He loved it. Dessert was poached pear or a chocolate hazelnut torte. Pear should have been served with a knife and fork as it was hard to cut up, but still tasty. Torte was great. We always have a good meal at Siroc--and this was no exception--except it was onlt $20.14!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Pick Wisely
    Ashburner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Some of the best food OR not so good. Pick wisely.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gabrielle
    Augiegabs
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Two friends and I ate at Siroc on a Tuesday night for dinner during restaurant week. The food was fabulous, our waitress was appropriately attentive, and overthe ambiance was very relaxing. I would definitely go again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch
    foodiemonster
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    great for lunch popular among suits and there were several larger groups in attendance as well, seems to be the go to choice for many professionals in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific lunch as always
    DCnative
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Despite temporary street construction, popular Siroc always delivers on lovely terrific & imaginative food. Plates are always beautiful and the tastes imaginative and well designed. Compliments to the chef and kitchen. We sat outside, and my only negative (for this visit only!) was late in the meal, jackhammers interrupted conversation. But this will be over soon. We've eaten here several times, inside and out on their patio overlooking McPherson Square. After dining there, my husband and I always ask, Why don't we eat here more often? No good reason. Add Siroc to your go-to downtown list of great places to eat: (15th & I, NW just east of McPherson Square).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best value in DC
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    For your money, you can't beat Siroc! It is very reasonably priced, and the food is top-notch. All of their fish dishes are outstanding - perfectly cooked, and seasoned to enhance the natural flavors without drowning them. They also have several outstanding pastas, which you can order in half portions that are still ample. If I'm hungry, I sometimes order two half-portions of the pastas, to complement each other. You might find better food at a dozen or so restaurants in the area, but you'll pay at least twice as much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and atmosphere
    TrevYoung22
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I searched for restaurants for a long time for a special evening with my girlfriend, and i'm very glad I chose Siroc Restaurant. It's a great place for a date or a group of friends. The atmosphere was absolutely incredible when you walk in. The service was excellent and more importantly the food was to die for. After we took our order we received bread from the waiter which was the most delicious bread I have ever tasted. I ordered the Chili Spiced Spaghetti, and it was by far the best spaghetti with all of the flavors and spices. To finish off the night we had a dessert which was just absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a romantic evening with someone special or just look for a fancy place to eat with your friends, I recommend SR.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place - good food
    LisaMidtown
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoyed a long celebratory lunch here. Service was excellent - everything very fresh, tasty. Not overpriced for the area. I just really like this solid performer. Good Italian wine selection. Fresh mozzarella was amazing...
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place for lunch
    BacciVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have dined at Siroc a number of times for lunch. It is an affordable place, close to where I work, and the menu hosts a number of vegetarian and seafood option i prefer. The food is good - a bit too salty for my taste. I do take guests that come into town there and I do enjoy the lunch. However, I do not find it a place I would tend to select for a dinner option.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Nice Place
    prfctstrm
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a nice evening. Sampled a very nice salmon dish that I wound up craving more than my main dish! Which shows that there are many dishes on the menu to try that could satisfy.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent working lunch
    UKFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Ate at Siroc with two of my colleagues. We'd heard good things about the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. However, it isn't a super high-end restaurant - more of average quality. None of us ordered starters, but we all tucked into mains, including a salmon salad, steak sandwich and the filet of red snapper. The mains were nice, although the fish was a bit tough. We shared an order of gelato for pudding, and we weren't all that impressed -- it was full of ice crystals so gave the impression of not being fresh. The restaurant was very busy, but we did have a hard time getting our server to pay attention to us - it took ages to get the check. Would probably return, but it wasn't one of the most memorable lunches I've had in DC....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate