La Sirene

4.5
1484 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 .
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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
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 1484 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time ever having Escargot and it was absolutely fantastic. This restaurant carries an amazing wine list as well as top quality food for a great bargain. Would highly recommend 10/10.

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SN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I got engaged here 5 years ago and have been frequenting this establishment every year since for our anniversary. The staff are attentive and genuinely warm and friendly. The food has been consistently superb on every occasion to date. We love this restaurant.

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LK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, top notch. Four gras was outstanding!

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening thanks to great food and service. A friend who had never been was truly impressed. The tournedos and Cornish hen were spot on, as were the trays of vegetables that are served with every entree and the totally decadent profiteroles we had for dessert.

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SB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! My husband and I got the Duck and the Lamb and they were both delicious, as well as the mini ravioli appetizer.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The horrible noise level spoiled everything. I had a sore throat the next day from trying to be heard by my friends throughout the meal. I enjoyed my food a great deal. The roasted pear and blue cheese was delicious. The tournedos Rossini could have better foie gras on it. The croquembouches are truly memorable. But the wine list is only so-so. It was hard to connect to the server due to all the screaming around me, often by people yelling into their phones. Hardly elegant. It's a shame. La Sirène could be so much better than this.

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S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creole mussels were amazing!

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time dining here and such a warm place!

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my husband for date night because this is one of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan. I recommend the truffle ravioli, the escargot, and the cold served foie gras for appetizers. And the for entree, I would recommend the filet mignon and the hanger steak. Both are quite delicious. For dessert, the banana brûlée is their signature and is delicious also - not too sweet.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious server were wonderful and very attentive

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h
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, friendly service, just relax and enjoy. We came for our anniversary and went home satisfied. The wine was very good, so was the food. We are trying the fondue next door in winter!

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P
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely authentic non-pretentious French restaurant. Excellent, excellent food. Really. Excellent. Really. Especially loved the escargot. Service was wonderful. Tables a little close together but the place wasn’t crowded since it was a Sunday night so it was perfect. Highly recommend this place. It’s a gem.

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really great, the service can be improved as well as the overall environment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The restaurant week menu had a lot of options

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner during restaurant week here. The food and the value for the food was fabulous. They also have a nice wine list. I'd definitely come back for more classic French fare.

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small, charming restaurant with warm, authentically French atmosphere and superb food. The menu is filled with delicious, and in many cases unusual, regional specialties that you won't find elsewhere. Clearly the chef knows and loves these dishes. Everything we ordered was fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. One especially nice touch was that an assortment of vegetables accompanied the meal. The substantial wine list has choices to complement the food, with many selections available by the glass. Service was excellent. The restaurant was filled but we never felt rushed. This is a special place.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I was a little disappointed in the food, the hanger steak was burned, tough and unappetizing, I was expecting something tastier from this higher priced French restaurant, the dessert was good. Also, there were two waiters; the taller one was very nice, the other wasn't friendly or helpful. I don't think I would recommend it based on this one experience.

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YL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The dessert was fantastic!

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VP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I invited a friend for Sunday lunch during Restaurant Week. I am a vegetarian, she's a carnivore. We both found options we loved--onion soup and gnocchi for me, pate and pork tenderloin for her. The service was attentive and friendly, the ambience charming as in a tiny Parisian restaurant. The noise level was acceptable even though the tables are close set because there was no music--thank heavens! The complimentary vegetables that came to be set between us were a superb surprise--extremely well prepared, delicious and colorful. We ordered a dessert to share and that too, was scrumptious. We would return to this amazing little gem at the first opportunity.

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NW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience my mom and I had at La Sirene! Escargots and mussels (creole) were so delicious. Definitely coming back soon!

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EZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We came here for restaurant week based on other good reviews on yelp and google. Ordered onion soup, friends commented too salty, I felt ok. Seared pork tenderloin with cranberry sauce was very soft and tasty. However, the biggest controversy is the steak tartare. It reminds of beef patty in the freezer. Though the taste was fine, the presentation was not very appetizing. Entree sides repeat from appetizer.

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P
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

NEVER AGAIN!
ONE OF MY GUESTS ARRIVED AT 6;40 FOR 7PM RESERVATION, SHE WAS RUDELY TOLD THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE AND RETURN AT 7. IT TOOK ALMOST 3 HOURS TO GET THROUGH A DINNER, THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLY SLOW. THIS WAS A RESTAURANT WEEK FRIDAY NIGHT. THREE OF US ORDERED FROM RW MENU AND ONE FROM A LA CARTE MENU. THERE WAS NOTHING BAD ABOUT THE FOOD, BUT NOTHING NOTEWORTHY EITHER. RABBIT AND SALMON WERE BLAND, DUCK WAS GOOD. HIGHLIGHTS WERE THE VEGETABLES AND THE WINE. REMAINDER OF DUCK WAS TAKEN BY STAFF TO BE PACKED FOR TAKING HOME. IT NEVER REAPPEARED. BILL INCLUDED A SECOND
BOTTLE OF WINE THAT WE NEITHER ORDERED NOR RECEIVED. SERVERS WERE NOT RECEPTIVE TO ANY REQUESTS, SUCH AS SALAD DRESSING ON THE SIDE.
I QUESTIONED THE HOSTESS REGARDING DISMISSAL OF MY GUESTS, RECEIVED EXPLANATION, AND AN ADDITIONAL DESSERT AND A SINGLE AFTER DINNER DRINK WERE COMPED.
SPACE IS VERY SMALL, NO BAR, NO PLACE TO STAND OR SIT WHILE WAITING TO BE SEATED.

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not bad, but waiters do not have good manners, we felt hurried. Rabbit was not really good. Filet was good.

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food very good as usual. Need to tighten up on the sevice (as usual). Sat way to long before a waiter came to the table with menus. Probably would have had another glass of wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven't had much French cuisine before, but this place was delicious, from the appetizers to the dessert!

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AZ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was alright but it was WAYYYYYY too noisy. My fiancé was sitting two feet from me and I had to use a very loud voice which was pretty tiring. Not good for a romantic date.

Also, the tables are so close to one another so your conversations are heard by other people. It feels a bit as if the restaurant is trying to maximize their profit to table ratio.

I told them we were in a hurry and they indeed brought the final dessert and check to us in a timely manner.

Food was alright but took a while.

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MK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small French restaurant. I personally didn’t like the fact that they don’t take credit cards. A bit of inconvenience even though there is a cash machine in front of the restaurant.

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D
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Itis a nice place to have a decent meal.
It was way too warm in there for a summer day.
Service was good. Bread was delicious.
My chicken was ok. Nothing to brag about.
They provide veggies for the table. The string beans were yummy and the squash was great.
Overall a nice place but nothing to write home about

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CZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and lovely service. I have been here many times and it never disappoints.

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I brought my family here for restaurant week and the whole experience was very enjoyable. The appetizers were my favorite. The service was attentive and considerate.

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JT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Don't let the location near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel throw you -- this place is worth the trek from SoHo. Authentic bistro fare, very decent wine list, and excellent service and attitude. Escargot, pate, filet with foie gras, lamb chops -- all first rate. Friendly, familiar staff with a warm atmosphere once inside.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ingeneral very good. I liked the Cornish hen very much but my brother didn’t care for the sauce. My wife was very happy with her two appetizers. The pate was ok but too much like hamburger. The wine was very good if pricey. The meringue was good but a little heavy. The service was good when the waiter arrived but I had problems attracting his attention. When serving others he did not look up to see if we needed anything. There was no de caf coffee or plain black tea!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my wife’s birthday dinner during Restaurant Week. The appetizer: the tiny ravioli with truffle which were amazing.
The main course: The rabbit with veggies, which was also really good, and juicy.
Overall a great time

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SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They put their best foot forward with their restaurant week menu. The choices were creative, everything was fantastic and it was a good value.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place. Escargots and hanger steak are fantastic.

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NY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cuisine and service were mediocre. The restaurant was quite warm despite the ac. The restrooms were downright hot. Do not think I will be going back there.

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EF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to La Sirene for lunch during Restaurant Week. Had never been there but will definitely go back. The food was delicious; the bottle of wine we chose was reasonably priced and perfect and the waiter/service was wonderful. We had a wonderful meal and a wonderful experience.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend loves all things French so I wanted to surprise her with a belated birthday lunch. This had the most delicious sounding vegetarian options for me out of all the menus I scoured participating in summer 2018 restaurant week. It turns out she had been wanting to come. Delicious food, great portions and kind service. We loved it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!!! Third time. Amazing food. We love it and its a great date spot and we have a fun time every time. Thanks to our waiter, who kept pouring the wine.

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FL
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely venue. Fabian was charming and very helpful in finding a quiet table Food was excellent and generous. Splurge foe seared foie gras.
Will return.

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