La Sirene

4.6
1541 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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d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was GREAT! Service was GREAT!!

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T
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 10, 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 8, 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 5, 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 5, 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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AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place near soho, good value

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RK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had the most incredible meal here. The ravioli appetizer was spectacular, the steak was absolutely perfect as was the potato gratin and huge root vegetable plate served with it, and the profiteroles and caramel cream puffs were off the hook. And the restaurant is so homey and Cody, and the staff all so warm and welcoming. We can't wait to come back! Magnifique!

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M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation at 7:30 and were offered a choice between the main dining room and a second much quieter dining room/ This is what we chose and we didn't regret it. It was warm and quiet. Our waiter was very nice and efficient and the food was excellent. Best hanger steak I have ever eaten in my life, slow cooked in butter. A real delight! Plus, it was restaurant week and we paid $42 for a wonderful 3 courses prix fixe. I highly recommend La Sirène.

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S
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered lunch from the restaurant week menu. The French onion soup and duck were very good. Service was attentive. This is a nice intimate French restaurant.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were spot on. From the moment I walked into the restaurant, I was enthralled by the interior design.

Our waiter was also extremely friendly and attentive and I appreciated that my glass of water was never empty.

The food was superb and I appreciated the portion sizes for the price. I believe that the falafel wrap is a big hit here considering that the flavor is spot on. Another must-try is their hummus, which comes with freshly baked pita bread still hot from the oven.

I'll definitely be returning to this place because of the cozy atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the place is amazing

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food we're amazingly good. But people working there is arrogant, not pleasant. And somehow all the customers are Asian, feels like you are in Asian world.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was pretty good, especially for the restaurant week menu. But the cranberry sauce is not as good as I imagined

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was speedy and respectable. A culinary treat

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went there for dinner during restaurant week. Food was good, but nothing special. The dessert was subpar. We had the banana brûlée and the croquant caramel. It was disappointing.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about La Sirène was fantastic! The service, food, ambiance was top notch. Will definitely be back next time we are in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place!!! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and it’s our 2nd time visiting. From the hostess to the wait staff , everyone was courteous and most importantly very clean and professional. Mussels, lamb, hanger steak and the croqeumbouch ... top notch !! Can’t wait to come back. U won’t be disappointed!

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RS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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KI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The seafood linguine was the best I've ever had, no joke. Will come back!

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R
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. We were surprised to have a lovely platter of vegetables served with our entrees. Restaurant is tiny and and was only half filled but one table of four was very loud. Otherwise it would have been a quiet evening.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the portions larger than most French restaurants. There was some delay in the servers taking our order but they made up for it by giving us two free complimentary desserts. The space is very small so we did hear neighboring table conversations. It’s a nice little spot that’s more unique. It did seem that everyone was on dates, a few on double dates and some might have been more clandestine if you know what I mean.

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K
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great. Food is good not only entree but complementary bread and side vegetables. When I dropped a piece of escargot, staff and customers next to me said to me that No problem, and I was able to enjoy my dinner. I love this restaurant!

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FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a true find. What a gem. The cassoulet has been rated amongst the best in the city and it didn't disappoint. They have a french point of view and everything was absolutely delicious. The staff is warm, friendly and super accommodating.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive on the meal. Kassoulet was rich and delicious.

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food and ambiance is wonderful. It's a great place to go for conversation and good dining. Very cozy for a cold, wintry evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked at 5 pm and had the place to ourselves for almost an hour. The server was very attentive and made great suggestions. Service was spot on. The escargot, ravioli, hangar steak, and rack of lamb were divine! It was a little expensive but definitely a great splurge for our anniversary. They even sent us a free dessert unexpectedly! It was the banana créme and delicious as well.

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food is very good, definitely will come back with my girlfriend.

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v
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely Christmas day meal, excellent food and choices, well priced, and very good service. This restaurant is on my favorites list.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is incredible! Wish they spent more time perfecting the atmosphere and improving the service to make the place spectacular. It’s a shame as it’s not very busy, most likely because they play French rap music and make the service too casual.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, just a bit limited space..still love it

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