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La Sirena - The Dining Room - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
807 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
On Christmas Day, please join us in The Bar Room.

Located on the Plaza Level of Chelsea’s storied Maritime Hotel, La Sirena's menu, which can be ordered either "prezzo fisso" or a la carte, draws from the entire Italian Peninsula. The Dining Room ambiance speaks to an elegant, more traditional multi-course dining experience. The Bar Room represents a relaxed extension of The Dining Room, fitting if you're looking for snacks, a full meal, or you just want to dive head first into a bowl of pasta and call it a day. A menu of seasonal desserts ends every meal on a sweet note.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dining Room: Sunday-Tuesday 5:30PM-10:00PM Wednesday-Saturday 5:30PM-11:00PM The Bar Room: Monday 5:30PM-10:00PM Tuesday-Thursday 5:30PM-11:00PM Friday 5:30PM-12:00AM Saturday 3:00PM-12:00AM Sunday 3:00PM-10:00PM Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 977-6096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Sasso

  • Private party facilities

    La Sirena offers a variety of spaces available for breakfasts, luncheons & dinners ranging from the more intimate experiences for as few as 14 guests to the larger scale parties serving 220 guests, as well as cocktail receptions, meetings, showcases & events for up to 1500 attendees.

  • Private party contact

    Leigh-Erin Balmer: (212) 977-6096

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Between 16th and 17th Streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 807 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. CN

    CarolineN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was an unexpected surprise. We go to Chelsea Market all the time and didn't notice this restaurant before (across the street). Food was delicious and nicely "lite" for Italian. You don't leave feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. We did the pre-fixe menu and it was great value for the money. We went during the holiday week (Christmas) so the ambience was quiet and staff very attentive (possibly due to limited patrons in the restaurant). Would highly recommend because the food was fantastic! I've been to Italy and this was the first time I have gotten close to the same quality we ate there.
  2. D

    Delighted

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A terrific dining experience. Food was really good and ambiance was perfect. Nice to have dinner in a restaurant where you don’t need to shout to be heard!
  3. NY

    NYCFOODIE

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It was good overall, not too busy place ,service started slow at the bar it got better when we got sat .
  4. R

    Rethguar

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible food and service - I have eaten her before, but this experience was extremely disappointing. Place was empty on a Sunday afternoon yet the service was bad - server did not know anything about the wine list or menu. Food took a while to come out and they were cold dishes. Inedible - ended up throwing it all away. Server never checked in with us, asked how it was, or why we did not eat our dishes. Will not be returning.
  5. EK

    ExactoKnife

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met an old friend and former colleague for dinner on a cold, rainy Monday evening in December. We enjoyed a refreshing bracer at the bar before moving to the quietly elegant, yet comfortable dining room for an amazing meal. La Sirena is my favorite restaurant in the city. It never disappoints.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was phenomenal, my only issue was that because we were sat in a corner with windows on either side of us, I had to keep my coat on. We were so close to the other table, we really lacked any privacy, and in a 20,000sq ft building... that’s just poorly arranged. Our servers were great, possibly a bit slow to get food out and return our check, but they were slammed this particular night. Overall, we had a great meal, just a chilly one!
  7. ND

    NicoleD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was ok. The waiter spilt an entire glass of wine on my cousin and did not apologize. Nothing was taken off the bill . They offered to pay for dry cleaning. We drove 400 miles to eat at a Michelin Star restaurant and we were disappointed. My son wanted to go here for his bday.
  8. SR

    ShaiR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    This was a very nice restaurant the ambience the staff and let’s not forget the food and drinks were great to already planning to go back
  9. PP

    PattiP411

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We met friends had the best time we were able to have conversation drinks were great food was fantastic! Can’t wait to go again
  10. d

    diego175

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my very favorite neighborhood place. I am devastated that La Sirena will be closing soon. This is a real loss to me and my friends. If you get a chance to dine here before they close ask for a table with Kurt or Robbie. They are both attentive and wonderful.
  11. AL

    AshleyL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at La Sirena was excellent! Service was flawless! We came for Thanksgiving dinner and the course presentations were perfectly paced. The atmosphere was relaxing and inviting. As a special surprise, we were sent home with thanksgiving “leftovers”: turkey sandwiches! Adorable!! Highly recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful thanksgiving we had here. Staff were so nice food was delicious. Who needs to cook on thanksgiving? And they gave us a doggy bag to go home with a turkey sandwich. Highly recommend going here.
  13. NJ

    NatishaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an exceptional experience! Food was exquisite, ambiance was elegant, staff James was professional and patient with us. I loved it and am sad to know they are closing. The chef was on point every course!!!!
  14. DJ

    DeasonJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Brunch menu was a little basic.
  15. MC

    MarieC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The restaurant was very busy and spacious but the service was terrible. It took over 15 minutes to get a wine list. After selecting my wine, the server returned to say they were out of it. He sent over the sommelier who tried to up-sell me to a $150-$200 bottle of wine. When I resisted I sensed an attitude and abruptly handed the wine menu and while he stomped off. It took another 15 minutes to take our order then over 30 minutes to be served. Our entrees were cold. To their credit, when I sent back my pasta because it was hardly warm, they promptly returned with a "warmer" meal (which they comp'ed) but it still wasn't hot. The food was "okay" but not worth the wait and certainly did not match the hype you would think existed given the crowd. There are so many better restaurants, especially Italian restaurants, in NYC, I wouldn't go back.
  16. o

    onthetown

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Sirena is always a wonderful evening. Great food, wonderful atmosphere, fantastic staff. I always return for special events and whenever family and friends come into town. Am never disappointed and it is always a highlight of anyone's time in the city.
  17. C

    Camil

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. All four in our party thought their entrée was one of best they had had in a while. service was fine - occasionally it was hard to catch our waiter's eye but the wait staff were on top of everything. only negative comment is that wines sold by the bottle seemed extremely expensive. We ended up ordering by the glass to control the cost
  18. WB

    WBinNYC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal all around from appetizers to dessert. Recommend the Duck Breast and the Lamb Chops and all of the Pasta Dishes. Very creative kitchen and excellent service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Menu uninspired; food extremely disappointing from the cold omelette to the pediatric pasta to the sad side salad of parsley and basil leaves and long chive stems. Only, plus was that the service staff was wonderful and since the restaurant was empty, it was nice and quiet
  20. j

    jeanfrancois

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Far far far from a star in Michelin's guide. Good and fresh Italian food but not exceptional.
  21. p

    paprikaj

    New York Area

    139 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Pleasant enough but nothing special. It’s closing soon but don’t rush to go.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I called before hand to inquire if they personalize menus for a keepsake. I was told they do that and they took the information. It was meant to be a birthday surprise. We got there and no one mentioned anything. I had to ask about it and I was told they only do it for a private party. It was disappointing to be misinformed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food great. Service: less than ideal! Lack of care & focus despite a very quiet evening with very few customers: - Jacket of one guest on the floor: not even picked up! - Sparkling water being served to all without asking (some guests only wanted still water) / same error done twice! (2 different waiters) - 1 waiter physically pushing through between guests to serve water without even saying sorry - Wine order forgotten / we had to ask again - Overall staff not smiling and not engaged Definitely not to the level of a Michelin star tonight in terms of service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Das schlechteste Sternerestaurant in dem ich bisher war. Weder der Service noch das Essen sind auf dem aufgezeigten Niveau. Es war okay bis gut. Viel zu wenig für die Klasse a la Michelin. Leider keine Empfehlung.
  25. J

    Jcmway

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was very friendly and courteous.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    We waited 45 minutes for their signature steak dish for two. Ordered it medium rare as recommended and it came well done. We were there to celebrate my 60th birthday and all they did after ruining the night was to send an extra dessert. Very disappointed, will not recommend and never go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great company
  28. PD

    PierreD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2018

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    I was a little dissatisfied with the food. I have an onion allergy and I told them before we placed our order and the food showed up with onions. Because I encounter this issue often, I always check my food. I called the waiter back and told him about the situation. I ended up a salty fish dish. Super disappointed experience.
  29. DB

    DanaBarakat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good, ambiance was nice, super trendy, but service was INCREDIBLY slow. With no apologies. Kind of ruined the meal.
  30. C

    Cheunger

    New York Area

    240 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best brunch places in the neighborhood. Not crowded. Good food good ambiance.
  31. DP

    DavidP

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were good, the main downside was the persistently loud music despite several requests to turn it down - which the server kindly heard and assured us he was doing his best.
  32. EA

    ElsaA

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Some complimentary dishes for GF diners. Quiet lovely outdoor dining above street level. Expensive.
  33. NY

    NYCfoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m always impressed with this place. It has become one of my neighborhood favorites in Chelsea.
  34. JB

    JudyB

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Excellent service! Couldn’t be better. Food and ambiance, however, mediocre.
  35. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Eggs were excellent! Great quiet place to get away from the city hustle. Prices were a bit steep for service and food offered. Presentation was cute, bread was a tasteless warmed baguette that didn’t really taste fresh. They have a terrace and tables inside. If you’re looking for a place in the meatpacking that is not busy for brunch, here is the place to go to! overall nice experience.
  36. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was very good. The ambiance was nice. I have no suggestions for improvement.
  37. N

    Nt2209

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service ! I will definitely be back very soon.
  38. SM

    ShermanM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Last year I had several fabulous dining experiences at La Sirena. So this year I decided to take a group of friends to celebrate 2 birthdays. What a disappointment. Not only was the food unremarkable but the service was poor starting with the attitude of the manager The day after our visit I heard the restaurant is closing. It is a shame. But if this recent experience is in any way a reflection of what the next few weeks will be like for diners do everyone a favor and close now. If not then bring back the quality food and service I loved so last year.
  39. M

    Micky

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Ok food but absolutely not on par with expectations created by the Michelin start
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We ordered the four course meal- amazing! Each dish was brought out at the perfect time, when you are ready for the next one but had just enough time to digest the last. Our waiter was attentive, despite the busy Saturday night. I loved the uniqueness of each dish, and the flavors were blended together exquisitely. The ambiance of the restaurant was modern, with an elegant touch, perfect for the evening. Only complaint would be the bathroom cleanliness and accessibility, but it is an older building, so that is to be expected. I would definitely recommend this place to others for a fancy night out or a special occasion. Top quality food and excellent service!

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La Sirena - The Dining Room - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 16th and 17th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Dining Room: Sunday-Tuesday 5:30PM-10:00PM Wednesday-Saturday 5:30PM-11:00PM The Bar Room: Monday 5:30PM-10:00PM Tuesday-Thursday 5:30PM-11:00PM Friday 5:30PM-12:00AM Saturday 3:00PM-12:00AM Sunday 3:00PM-10:00PM Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00am to 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Sasso

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 977-6096

  • Private party facilities

    La Sirena offers a variety of spaces available for breakfasts, luncheons & dinners ranging from the more intimate experiences for as few as 14 guests to the larger scale parties serving 220 guests, as well as cocktail receptions, meetings, showcases & events for up to 1500 attendees.

  • Private party contact

    Leigh-Erin Balmer: (212) 977-6096

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