La Sirene

4.5
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$31 to $50
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French
We don't serve fried or grilled food and all entrees come with a selection of fresh vegetables for two. Very personalized dishes are our signatures: Goat Cheese Tart, Hanger Steak. Tournedos Rossini, Saffron Seafood Linguine, Escargots, Giant Profiteroles, and the last addition to the menu: Croque en bouche - an absolutely fine dessert for you to discover! Please note that we ONLY accept cash, American Express (no other credit cards are accepted), personal check, and major cryptocurrencies. BYOB / corkage fee NOT AVAILABLE on weekends (Fridays & Saturdays) and major holidays. Thank You, Didier (chef owner)
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vipJFlip
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fabulous in every sense. Exceptional food, drinks and service.

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stacy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cash only, but there is an ATM outside. like the steak and lamb.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience! The food and service was impeccable

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LindaH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant. You can tell they care about food. Owner came out and totally charmed us. Not a lot of vegetarian options. Tight quarters and no waiting room when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Food was amazing. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipRAH419
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day meal in a small, Paris bistro-style restaurant. Meal price and quality outstanding! Wine list excellent and affordable. It was second time that I have eaten here and first for my fiancée. We both enjoyed the prix fixe meal. Large portions. Highly recommend this place. Only negative was that we were seated close to the door and got cold air whenever the door was open.

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KateM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I hate to write anything less than an excellent review but our experience at La Sirene was truly disappointing. My husband told me to pick a spot for us to go for Valentine's Day--he wanted to take me out for a special dinner because we hadn't had a date night in a while. I had been wanting to try La Sirene for quite a while and a friend had recommended it so I made a reservation. We were really excited but it was quite a disappointment. I will say, the food was great. But the service and experience was very poor. We were seated immediately, which I appreciated, and it was crowded by that's a NYC restaurant on Valentine's Day so I get it. Unfortunately my husband's chair was directly in front of the door and every time it opened it was FREEZING cold air blowing on him, which wasn't great but perhaps can't be avoided. We were given laminated pre-fixe menus by the host and left. For a while. After several minutes I finally caught the eye of a server (I get it, they're busy that's fine) but instead of coming over to welcome us, tell us about the menu/restaurant or offer us a wine list or some water, he just said "Are you ready to order?" Those were literally the first greeting words we received. I would have liked to see a wine list. I would have liked some water. I would have liked him to say hello and make us feel welcome. I asked for water three times before I received it and we were prompted to order right away. We just asked for two glasses of Cabernet (since we had no list to go by) and he said "Malbec" so we said, okay. I asked about an entree and he answered and then said "and which dessert?" well they're kind of half written in French, so I asked him if he could tell us what the four options were, but he just said "these two are the most popular." Fine, we'll have those two.
Still no water. Ordered a second glass of wine but I think he forgot and we didn't receive it until after our entrees were cleared. Had wanted it for my filet.

La Sirene
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear Katem, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry we didn't live up to your expectations for your Valentine dinner. As you mentioned it is by far the busiest time of the year and we try our best to provide our guests with a memorable experience. Unfortunately space constraints are real in NY restaurants, however you should indeed have received more attentive care during your meal. On a positive note we're glad you enjoyed our cuisine :) Respectfully, Benjamin La Sirene

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance, the food was delicious - especially the profiteroles! 10/10 would come back and would recommend.

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vipjWP1
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared dishes from Chef's home town. Good wine list. No bar or waiting area, so need to pregame on 6th.

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vipSteveK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is what I perceive to be classic French cooking. It is well prepared and properly served. The rabbit (rather hard to find in New York), and the profiteroles were especially noteworthy.
We sat in a space that felt rather more dark than most places. This was not a problem at all, but should be noted.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Trying a new place out for restaurant week which I haven’t done in years and wanted to give it a try again. Cute restaurant. Table was ready when we got there. Seating is very close to one other. Food came out quick and were tasty. Everyone there pretty much ordered off the restaurant week menu. It’s hard to judge the food based on that cos I feel the portion size would be different for the regular meals.

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vipAlprez
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Sueli
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent!Love the food and ambiance. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. BYOB corkage of $10 is a great deal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and casual atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it. The area smells like garlic and thyme. Food is great. Servers are so nice. Perfect for romantic dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I went to this restaurant for restaurant week the other night and the service was horrible. It took 1 hour after being seated to get our bottle of wine and the complimentary bread. The staff did not come over to our table until we asked multiple times for someone to take our order. After 2 hours went by and we had not been served any of our food we decided to leave and get dinner elsewhere.

La Sirene
Responded on January 28, 2020

Dear Patron, We're very sorry to hear about your negative experience. You're right, we were overbooked as it was the first weekend into Restaurant Week Winter 2020 and we were not expecting such a turn out! Rest assured that we will now make sure we are fully staffed and ready from now on. Hope you will give us another chance and try our cuisine :) Respectfully, Benjamin Taureau La Sirene

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vipTiffanyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time here and will keep coming back!

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nycsteve
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good , good prices and very good service. I would recommend this restaurant even though it is a little out of the way if you are on the Eastside of Manhattan

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vipPatricia
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for 2020 NYC Restaurant week. The prix fixe menu had a wide selection. Thought it was a BYOB, but not so with the special deal. No problem. The wine list was a bit pricey. The staff was very personable. The ambiance was comfortable. Nice noise level - soft music, not too crowded when we were there. The food was delicious! A classic bistro menu. Will definitely go again when we can explore the menu further and BYOB.

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PeterF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose La Sirene as we looking for a French restaurant in Soho during NYC Restaurant Week. We were very pleasantly surprised - food, service, ambience were all excellent. The escargot, hangar steak and rabbit were outstanding.

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vipbrooklyn449
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect old-world French restaurant with welcoming service and relaxed atmosphere.

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LARRYH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Steady customer for several years. The food and service are
consistently excellent. Additionally, the pricing is modest
considering the quality and quantity delivered to the table.
While the ambiance is lacking, it remains a charming reminder
of what restaurants in the city used to be like. They even
'have white tablecloths matched by on point courteous service.

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vipegiblet
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French food.

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vipECNY
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Probably the most authentic classic French cuisine in New York City. Nothing experimental, no fusion, just perfectly rendered time-honored old school dishes. The ambiance isn't fancy but the service is genuine and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. There’s never been a meal that I didn’t like from this restaurant

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FaithC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I ate a healthy dinner the steak was really go to where I didn’t need no sauce and the dessert was delicious all organic gourmet herbs and spices I’d love to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly atmosphere, feels like great French village food, big portion, lots of flavor. Good wine selection
Would recommend to many friends

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Norm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from out appetizers up to our desserts!!!! Me and my wife absolutely love this place and we keep coming back !!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their service and dishes were great! But maybe I’d had too high expectations due to all the raves from the reviews...

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vipDavidY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We love Foie Gras but it was very very basic. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too loud! Seriously

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so lovely

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GeorgeS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was looking forward to their cassoulet. Advertised to be rich but I didn’t think it had much flavor, not like other cassoulet I’ve had recently.

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vipmrpines
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real find. The food and the service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very nice.

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Gareth
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go back every few months, it is good food and a comfortable.unique atmosphere.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

the server was nice and friendly but was too casual. need better attention detail. but enjoyed the food

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eating4thesoul
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, staff, and service.

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vipSteve
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant should be more explicit about the Amex credit card or cash only policy. They do have an ATM right outside that charges $3 fee for taking out cash. If I knew this before visiting, I would have carried my Amex card. Other than this quirky thing, it was a decent experience.

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