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About La Sirene
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 .
Didier (chef owner)
(closer to Varick)
New York, NY 10013
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (kitchen close @ 10:30pm)
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am (kitchen close @ 11:30pm)
Between 6th Ave. & Varick (closer to Varick)
$31 to $50
A, C & E trains to Spring Street Station.
1 train to Canal Street Station
Private Party Facilities:
Full buy-outs of the restaurant are possible on lunch time,.
Private Party Contact:
Didier Pawlicki: (347) 750-9570
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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La Sirene Ratings and Reviews
La Sirene had a special menu for Valentines Day. Four wonderful courses. Started with salad which had the best peppery vinaigrette dressing I have ever tasted. Next I had the goat cheese tart and my husband had escargot. Main course, Filet Mignon with fois gras, hubby had rack of lamb. Dessert- lava cake with coconut sorbet and the best profiteroles. French Bistro music. Great staff. We had the perfect evening
Booked this restaurant for an early Valentine's dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. All of it was outstanding as was the wine. The pate and beet salad starters were excellent, followed by the duck and tournedos rossini as mains. For dessert we had a strawberry pastry dessert and a banana brulee. Again fresh, delicious, outstanding. Excellent wine selection as well. Would love to eat here again.
The food was great and the service very friendly and responsive. The ambiance was happy and relaxed. The bread was fresh and soft, and good in melted garlic butter. The curry and cream mussels appetizer was amazing - lovely flavor and fun to eat. The filet mignon with full-bodied fois gras was prepared just right, and delicious. The sides were good (sweet potato, string beans, carrot puree, mashed potato, simply done), and the wine was good. We finished by sharing a big profiteroles, refreshing and nice bitter chocolate, and rolled out into the night. A thoroughly nice evening!
We received a call the day of our reservation asking us to change our time to later to help them out. We arrived approximately 10 minutes early for our newly agreed on reservation time and were aggressively told to come back in exactly 10 minutes... not a great start. The location is small and cramped, staff don't seem to care that you have to practically crawl over the table next to you to get into your seat. There were a few standout dishes served, which were the ravioles with truffle and the Cornish game hen (which was actually standard chicken), but were full of flavor. The French onion soup and steak were pedestrian. Desserts were altogether lackluster... including the canned whipped cream instead of taking slight effort to make their own. Had all of our dishes had the same flavor consistency of the standouts this place would be a neighborhood gem.
Met up with my grown daughters for dinner. We thought French food would be a nice change. This restaurant was close to where two of us work. We went during restaurant week and got the fixed price menu. The food was tasty and the portions were sized right. Would have like to have seen more French wines on the wine list. We would come back. Bon appétit!
Came to La Sirene with my girlfriend for restaurant week and wasn’t disappointed! The food was absolutely amazing. We each had our own appetizer and it was the perfect amount of food. If you came here with someone else and we’re looking to split the app, however, I’d imagine you’d end up still hungry due to the small portions. Service was a bit slow but still great.
For food I’d recommend the ravioli for an appetizer. The hanger steak was also delicious but I’ll admit the Cornish hen smelled so good. The banana creme brûlée was also tasty!
The Staff here is Wonderful! The food was too. It is very small and the tables are close together but we New Yorkers are used to that. The meal was so good that I want to go back very soon. The Staff is Friendly and gets an A+ from me. There was only one thing that I did not like about our experience. It is a BYOB Restaurant. They charge a very reasonable fee, $10.00, to uncork your wine. The problem for me is that for two people you can ONLY have one bottle of wine. I brought two and offered to pay more to uncork the second bottle. They just will not allow more than one bottle for two people.
Great meal with Restaurant Week. Had lunch today and already booked to return weekday for dinner. Great country style comfort French food. All prepared to perfection. Banana desserts and ice cream seemed to be homemade, not too sweet- was divine. Great little neighborhood gem - we actually came from the upper westside.
Poorly washed water glasses . Fork and knife placed on the actual table. How is that hygienic ? He place feels squashed , small and too many people . Food served in diner type plates . Poor diner style food presentation . You pour your own water that stands in the table .
Overall , would not recommend .
Restaurant was very crowded had a reservation for 6:45 they called day of to push reservation back to 7. Told us to be on time we didn't end up getting seated till after 7:15. Our waiters were very good, took a little while to get the check but overall good service. Food was amazing.
La Sirene was truly excellent, from the food to the service. The story of Chef Didier Pawlicki is shared within the menu, and his restaurant is warm and welcoming. For restaurant week or any other time, eating here is a must for French cuisine. Whether you indulge in the banana brûlée or are enjoying the gnocchi with black truffles and a glass of wine, your waiter will likely ask you if you want to scoop up the remaining sauce or last bite (as you should)!
This place is insanely cute!! It's right at the central location around west village and this place is like a cozy gem. Not like all the fancy/ luxuriously decorated, La Sirene goes for a more home style dining experience. The place is quite small and crowded but everything is just as comfortable. The food is simply amazing, everything from appetizer to dessert is awesome. Overall a great dining experience and would definitely go back! a quick note, they only accept american express and cash, but for a noble reason!
My dining experience at La Sirene was so disappointing. I had high expectations based on the very positive online reviews but it was a terrible lunch overall.
My friend and I went for restaurant week. The menu was appealing considering its price. The food was awful, and I am not exaggerating. The beet salad was difficult to eat...the beets tasted like they were coming from a can. The brie was hard and tasteless. The presentation (of all the dishes in general) was poor. Our main courses were very disappointing as well. The pork dish had nothing special to it. The cranberry sauce tasted like it was coming from a jar. My gnocchis were not tasteful at all. The bechamel sauce was way too thick and the gnocchi too soft. The desserts were more than mediocre. They called a basic flan "banana brûlée". This was not a creme brûlée...just a thick cold flan with pieces of bananas inside. The choux of the profiteroles was hard and didn't taste like they were fresh and homemade. The vanilla ice cream had a weird texture and the chocolate sauce was too bitter.
The decor was tasteless, it didn't seem authentic and the service was not memorable. They only take American Express and cash which is quite inconvenient. I know what good French food tastes like because I was born and raised in Paris. I will not go back and will not recommend this restaurant to people who want to have a French dining experience in New York.
The restaurant has different sections for different people. The section we sat were dark, next to restroom and kitchen without white table clothes. The weirdest part was No White People. They all sat in the main dining area with nice tableware and table clothes. If you are an Asian, be aware that you won’t get the same treatment.
It was supposed to be a celebration for my son and myselfs’ birthdays, we put in our request but the restaurant didn’t even acknowledge at all!
This French bistro in the ozone of Soho near the Holland Tunnel is a true find. Sort of off the beaten path from the bulk of the more familiar establishments nearer West Broadway. The food is straightforward bistro French and done very well. Look for all of the usual suspects like steak/frites, Cassoulet, Lapin de Moutard, Profiteroles, etc. The staff is engagingly friendly and service is spot on. For those that wish to bring their own, they do a corkage fee to accommodate you. Most wines on their list are very reasonably priced. Great for a pre-show dinner at the City Winery if you are heading over there only a couple of blocks north. Reservations can be a must at times especially during Restaurant Week.
Went here after a recommendation from a friend. The food was lovely, great fillet minion for main and octopus for app. Food tasted great and was fresh. However, couple of things that stopped it being a 5 star rec; The steak was asked for rare but came out medium, the wine we ordered was not correct (not being too clued up on wine we didn't realize until the check came- asked for Malbec and it wasn't, asked for sauv blanc and it wasn't) which is strange. Asked for a mojito and the server said not to bother as the rum they have isn't good for mojitos! All a bit strange but as the food was so delicious we didn't mind too much!
I've been to La Sirene a handful of times and always have a delicious meal and good time. The restaurant has a dim, romantic, cozy, vibe which is great in the winter. The wine list is very reasonable. The menu is a little different and southern French, which is nice because sometimes you just see the same things everything, very rustic and tasty. I love the mini ravioli, escargot, and cassoulet... and the steak, lamb chops, duck.. Lots of yummy items.
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