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
184 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)neighborhood gem (68)special occasion (66)romantic (57)great for lunch (53)great for outdoor dining (48)good for groups (38)notable wine list (33)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • KimT
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have been going to Siroc for over 4 years and food remains consistently good and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PTJPTJVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The potato pancake appetizer was excellent and fairly unique. The menu had plenty that looked good, but I settled on penne with Gorgonzola and prosciutto, a solid choice. The portion was generous and its flavors blended well. The lunch came with bread. Service was very attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above average for US
    nil0
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The wine list is good, not great. I'm not familiar with DC prices, but we just got back from Tuscany. We had a good Chianti Reserva. My osso bucco was good, not outstanding. The sweetbreads were in too spicy a sauce for a delicate taste, though the sauce was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy ravioli and delicious deserts
    CJdiner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The short rib ravioli was tender pasta filled with shredded short rib meat that had a robust punch of flavor finish. Absolutely recommend and would definitely order again. You can't go wrong with the desserts and treat yourself to the French press or cappuccino--delish! Service was perfect and Evalina's recommendations on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xx
    Mark
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Have had lunch and dinner at Siroc several times and the food and service have always been very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so salty. Maybe it's just me.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My pasta was not very flavorful, and mostly just salty. I can concede this may be my tastebuds, as it seems that often when I go out these days, I'm overwhelmed by salt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice dinner
    Bizdiner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our group had a very nice dinner at Siroc. Diners especially liked their pasta dishes, salads, and the delicious desserts. Looking forward to a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find this was!
    sianisays
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We found Siroc on the internet and chose it due to its proximity to our hotel in Washington as we honestly couldn't walk any more after walking 6 miles a day for the last 8 days!! This did not disappoint - we had a lovely romantic table. The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. So rich and tasty we did not want to leave. The wine was excellent too, but the highlight was our delightful Polish waitress who was an absolute delight as she was utterly charming. Thank you for a memorable last night in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Veal shank was disappointing from a usually excellent kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    runtoeat
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    An excellent meal was had by all. Salads were crisp and fresh; pastas very flavorful and not overcooked; and fish well cooked. Nice wine list and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    Besst
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Sirocco has become one of my "go to places" when I am taking family or friends out to dinner. The menu changes seasonally and there are always wonderful daily specials. The night we went they were featuring veal oso bucco. Superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Siroc
    gardenlady
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Every time we are in DC we visit Siroc. The food and service are outstanding and the noise level is quite low so one can have a conversation with a spouse or with the wait staff. We recommend the cappellacci and the fennel/frisee salad
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Menu was limited in selection with many of the "typical" Italian specialties not on the menu. What was available and presented was most excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Restaurant
    TonyKVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent restaurant in a good location. Has the potential to be a star restaurant in DC but I wasn't blow away with the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    NedaVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Siroc is a hidden gem. They have great food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Perfect
    PenmanshipVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Whatever the daily specials are they are perfect. Great under the radar chef/owner. Wonderful wait staff. Always jammed because it is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    outoftowner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful ambience, great food, highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.