La Sirene

4.6
1440 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (kitchen close @ 10:30pm)
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am (kitchen close @ 11:30pm)

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Phone number
(212) 925-3061
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Payment options
AMEX
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Didier Pawlicki
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Private party facilities
Full buy-outs of the restaurant are possible on lunch time,.
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Private party contact
Didier Pawlicki: (347) 750-9570
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th Ave. & Varick (closer to Varick)
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Public transit
A, C & E trains to Spring Street Station.
1 train to Canal Street Station
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Special events & promotions

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Gift Card
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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.
What 1440 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Very nice!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

What a neighborhood gem! Took relatives here for lunch to celebrate Bastille Day, was a total surprise - a cozy place with proud and delicious French dishes, friendly and attentative services, it really made it a special day for us. We’ll be back for sure to try more dishes!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

My second visit and the food was as delicious as I remember it from the previous visit. The escargot was delicious and earthy, a joy to sop up the garlic and butter with the tasty bread they provide. The watermelon, feta, and mint salad was refreshing. The filet mignon was perfectly medium rare and the rich, sauce served with foie gras complimented so well. Ile flottante for dessert was sweet and the best ending for our birthday meal. Service was attentive and swift. The ambiance was great. My only negative was a loud party nearby me the noise level quite high. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was good but it was French Restaurant week and we felt very rushed, no break in between courses. Decor could use a little work but overall nice dinner.

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N
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great food. Personable staff

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C
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent food Every dish was sublime from app to dessert

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NK
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

This place has an amazing food!
We tried ravioli (they were delicious) and hanger steak. Creme brulee with the walnuts and bananas was the best I ever had!

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LB
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Everything was fine, but I was expecting more based on the reviews. The food was good, but not great. I probably won't go again.

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P
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Superb meal and service from start to finish. The food was absolutely delicious and it was enjoying to watch people try and eat snales

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MM
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My fiancee and I took advantage of their specials during French Restaurant Week. We weren't disappointed. The place is small and low key. The food was great. I really enjoyed my fish and my fiancee enjoyed her chicken. We would come back here again.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Awesome! Great food

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Nice Escargots

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OT
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Went there for their French Restaurant Week special. I ordered their watermelon salad and someone else ordered escargot and ravioli for appetizer. The watermelon salad has a strong scent of mint and feta, so if you don't like these two you might not want to consider having them. However the ravioli is AMAZING with a touch of truffle taste and the escargot is also good with the bread.
For main course we ordered all three available and their way of serving the hanger steak with garlic is just very creative---recommended. For dessert, simply order their brulee or sorbet, note that their brulee really has a strong odour of banana and if you're not a great friend of it, just have their mango sorbet like what I did!

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K
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Dined during lunch hour in French Restaurant Week with friends. Each had 3 courses for $25 + tax/tips. Good deal. Food is ok but not superb. I had the onion soup for appetizer which is too salty for me. The seared polluck is good but could be more tender. The banana brûlée is authentic and nice try for me. Service is excellent. Overall experience is good :)

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent french onion soup - toast was crispy , soup was tasty and presentation as expected. Banana creme brulee was delicious. Went there during French restaurant week.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We had a lovely experience the food was very good and the service was excellent.

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BA
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food and wine.
Amazing vegetables and that’s far from my favorite food group.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food is good snail is good but onion soup is soso

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

My friends were in town from Houston so I wanted to take them to a neighborhood restaurant where we could catch up properly and have good food. This was the place! It was a little hidden gem..a bit off the grid from Soho. We loved all of our dishes that we shared...escargot, mini (mini) truffle raviolis, pate and hanger steak...all prepared to perfection. The plates are a bit on the smaller side, but it was perfect for us!

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JS
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Although I often dine out, seldom am I compelled to write a review, but in this case it would be remiss of me not to,
My dining experience at this restaurant was indeed memorable,
The cuisine was freshly prepared and delicious, and had a versatile menu to select from
The ambiance of the restaurant was sublime , and intimate

The the service exceptional, and the staff as friendly and engaging as one could imagine.

I intend to enjoy many date night dinners there, and highly recommend it to my personal friends, and professional colleges

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KS
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

What a delicious and wonderful evening we had! The seared foie grad was out of this world excellent. The filet was also terrific. The service couldn’t have been nicer and they’ll pour your own bottle of wine for only a $10 cooking fee.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

One of the best restaurants in NYC

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RJ
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Met Tony our server and will definitely come back as the food and service was great

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D
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I chose the Restaurant because it is within walking distance to Soho shopping and to avoid the tourist crowd

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SG
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem with wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and delicious French food. I enjoyed every minute. I felt as if I was dining in a restaurant in a small French village. Absolutely perfect!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Med school Gradu

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

this is one of the best French bistrots in nyc. it is as authentic as Paris. all food prepared carefully and even the vegetables reach the table hot.
During the week you can bring your own wine for only $10 corkage fee which makes it especially good if you are having a special occasion with a special wine (as we were doing.)
Bravo to the Chef/Owner. You have some new clients.

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T
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Amazing! From the escargot to the ravioli in truffle sauce. The duck and filet mignon. The wine! How the chef talks to you through his menu. My wife and I felt like we were back in Montmartre sitting in one of the quaint restaurants. And make sure you bring your Amex! There’s a story there and it’s a great one!

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TR
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

La Sirene has an authentic Bistro feel. The food is excellent. Three of us shared 3 appetizers an 3 mains. Hanger steak, Cornish hen, and seafood linguine were all outstanding, as were the escargot, sautéed octopus, and goat cheese tart.

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AE
4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Lovely place with excellent food and service!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Quaint and charming, small but not noisy though we happened to be there on a relatively quiet night, (I suspect this place does not generally attract a boisterous crowd as there's no bar scene to speak of), we had a lovely meal that reminded us of the charms of classic French cooking, with great attention to detail , sauces and seasoning in particular. (So many chefs seem to forget that salads need to be seasoned as well, but they didn't forget here). Prices are reasonable considering what is offered and I'd be happy to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

La Sirene is our favorite French restaurant in New York City. Love the bistro vibes and excellent bistro food. The service is attentive and caring. Lovely little restaurant.

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CZ
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The staff here is accommodating and friendly. Food is consistently good. It's an intimate bistro setting. I've been back three times and have recommended it to my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. The service was fantastic and super attentive. The food was delicious and did not disappoint. We wish we had paced ourselves. We were so full after the appetizers and main course there was no room for dessert. Looking forward to the next visit. Highly recommend!

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MS
4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The food was wonderful. However, the fact that La Sirene only accepts Amex was a major inconvenience, luckily we had some cash on us.

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j
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I've been there a few times and am never disappointed! The food is fantastic. As a French girl, I'm glad I found this spot to fix my french cuisine cravings!

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TZ
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very good food and service, have good wine list also , we will recommend to friends and come back soon

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Absolutely loved his place!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Had a really nice meal. It was unfortunate that the bar the being rebuilt so they could not offer mixed drinks. The service was overall good and the food was very delicious and the waiters recommendations were spot on. I wasn't thrilled that the restaurant was less then half full yet no one came to take a drink order for a full 10 min. They also brought us the wrong dessert and forgot to take it off the bill, but they did then comp us a dessert for the trouble which was appreciated. Overall the service was good, not great but solid. And most importantly the food was delicious. I will def return to try more of the delicious menu.

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OT
2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food was okay but overpriced. Small portions and mediocre service.

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