La Sirene

4.5
1567 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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, Personal Check, major cryptocurrencies and Cash .
Thank You.
Didier (chef owner)

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

La Sirène has changed a bit over the last few years, but this French cult favorite in a strange part of SoHo is still pretty damn good and pretty damn authentic.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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JZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Between four people we had the goat cheese tart (delicious and highly recommended), the duck (this will be my order next time), hanger steak (so much flavor!), filet mignon with foie gras (so incredibly rich and the sauce is amazing), banana brulee (very interesting and delicious combination of brulee and pudding), profiteroles (a must), and chocolate lava cake (skippable. Get another order or profiteroles instead). Everyone were very happy with their food and we left full and satisfied. The service was great too! They didn't hurry us to order or leave but rather let us take our time having a wonderful dinner while catching up and celebrating a birthday. Definitely coming back!

Perfect date place! Reservations are recommended since the place is on the smaller side (especially the bathroom) and keep in mind they only take amex or cash (ATM available outside). Also probably best not to go during a holiday since prices are significantly increased. Watch out for them during restaurant week! That is how I discovered this gem.

Shameless plug in for the next door restaurant, Taureau! Owned by the same chef and serves mouth watering fondue! Do go! :)

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Easter lunch

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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you!
My family had a great experience!
Can’t wait to go back!

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RD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great little neighborhood spot. I go over and over again...

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T
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely classic french restaurant! Highly recommend

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F
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was old-fashioned French and excellent. Flavorful and rich sauces, tender meats, crisp vegetables. It was a late-night dinner (~11) and quiet. The server was pleasant and attentive.

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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live this restaurant and visit it often. Great food and service.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy a good french dinner at La Sirene. It's comfortable, and perfect food selections

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TC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Will absolutely return. Parking was fine as well on a Saturday night.

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G
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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DA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint and delicious! A perfect pre-theater dining experience. We loved it and couldn’t stop talking about how much we loved it. We will make sure to return again soon. Thank you!

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Sirene has amazing mussels and French food in general. It's our second time there and everything we had so far was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was phenomenal as always but the staff was super busy and something happened with the oven which caused delays. They did offer us free dessert to make up for the wait which was nice. I’ll be back, the food never disappoints!

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the menu quite special. The service is perfect and the place is lovely.
A gem!

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FP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is small and intimate, comfortable and not with stuffy decor. Service was great - very attentive from start to finish. Food was fantastic - highly recommend the french onion soup and the quail. Bottle of wine was both a quality house choice and affordable. Will be going back there and not just for special celebrations.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The service as well. The ambiance qas that of a french bistro

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n
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good.
One dish was great, the other mediocre.
Service was European. Slow and aloof. Some will enjoy the unrushed vibe. Others will crawl the walls.

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F
London
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I’ve eaten here before. This time came with a friend. The good was lovely. I thought the lamb was excellent. Had the beet salad to start and the tarte tatin for dessert. Both also very good! My friend had the salad marche and the tournedos rossini. She did not care for the texture of the foie gras. For dessert she had the Iles Flottantes au Caramel and thought it was very good but visually did not look like what she expected having had this dish in France. The service was slow but overall we had a great experience and would go back. A lovely neighbourhood gem!

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A
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing as the reviews were really positive. The food and service was borderline average. We will not return.

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q
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

A very disappointing experience. Given how terrible the service was, it's hard to even fairly rate the rest. We had to continually ask for menus, getting our dishes, getting salt and pepper -- had to stand up and get myself, as I did a number of times -- then getting served. When we were done, waiter came and cleared half the plates, didn't come back until a while later when, again, I got up to ask him to clear the rest. By the time he brought the dessert menus we'd asked for, we gave up. The food was ok -- the vaunted hanger steak is like eating steak with an escargot sauce of butter and garlic, a bit weird. Rabbit was well cooked, but sauce way too heavy and uninteresting. They do a very nice job with a medley of vegetables, nicely prepared and presented for the table. Too bad the rest of the meal wasn't up to that standard.

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EI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was fine, nothing was over the top special. Beet salad was a lot of beets, but the cold brie added nothing to it. A good blue cheese would have been much better. Escargot was good but they seemed small for the size of the shells. Rabbit again wasn't special, even a touch overcooked. Filet Mignon was good and rich. The long plate of sides they brought to the table were a highlight. Chocolate lava cake barely had lava and tasted a bit bland.

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d
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything perfect. The food is amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hit the spot

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, a beautiful dinner experience - i’d recommend to any one to inquire waiter’s insights as they were extremely helpful

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmaZing as always!

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EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Restaurant was quiet when we went, with only a couple of tables and some french music playing from the speaker. The ravioli appetizer was delicious, we only wish it was larger. The mussels were great too - we got the creole broth, which was salty and flavorful - we sopped up all of it with the bread. The cassoulet was savory, rich, and quite large - might be enough food for two people. The hanger steak was tender and cooked to perfection. The only complaints I would have, regarding the food, is that I would have appreciated if the bread were served warm, and if the steak had been drained a bit of its butter (was quite heavy). But considering how delicious it all was, I would definitely go back.

The house Bordeaux was solid. Wished we had room for dessert.

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d
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal once again! The wine is terrific and this restaurant transports you back to France.

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CZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently good. This is at least the sixth time I have been to this restaurant. It's great to see it so busy.

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M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was GREAT! Service was GREAT!!

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T
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb. Tight quarters but typical of midtown. Staff couldn’t have been nicer or more efficient. The food was even better than we hoped. The foie gras was a particular treat

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was hearty but perfect for a winter’s night. Our waitress was friendly and highly competent. She recommended the hanger steak which all of us had. It was perfectly cooked in butter, savory and not chewy. The appetizers we had were more varied and also excellent.

Although there is a wine list, La Sirene has a generous BYOB policy and only charges a $10 corkage fee.

This was not a special occasion, just an opportunity to see friends we had not seen in awhile. But it could be terrific for a special occasion.

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AF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was ok. Customer service - good in that we were sat earlier than our reso but the servers were miserable in mood and affect... I guess that’s the Parisian / NY way?

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Well prepared. Fantastic friendly service

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food & friendly staff

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A near perfect dinner from beginning to end. If I were to pick on one thing it was that my steak was very slightly overcooked. Other than that, flawless.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best but the service was good

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went on restaurant week, which means a bon marche lunch but not big expectations. Something we have done over the years. However, the Lunch at La Sirene exceeded most of the restaurant week lunch we have had over the years. Haute cuisine menu including home made pate de campagne with generous salad on the side and a french onion soup out of this world. For main course I had the duck breast with cranberry sauce (delicious) and my wife had gnocchis a la parisienne with a delicate creamy sauce and gratinee.

For desert (not included) we had IIle flottante, light, full of flavor and delicate at the same time. And what to say about Flavio, who helped us: a FIVE STARS MC.

wonderful experience with a menu intended to get more regulars. Nothing to do with Cipriani restaurant week menu which somehow was intended for customers not to come back.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far one of the best meals I’ve had in NYC. Portions are bigger than expected for a French restaurant, but everything was done superb. Escargot with the shells is how it should be served.
Steak cooked perfectly. Not overprice, just right. Super cozy place for a memorable meal.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service served in a beautiful and calm ambience.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food
Great Staff
Reasonable Price
Why not !

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