La Sirene

4.6
1516 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.
What 1516 People Are Saying
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AB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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KI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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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
2 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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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Arrived early for reservation, asked if we were ok with table in side room, took look at table but didn't like it, they do fondue and such in that room and quite honestly didn't like the smell so did need to wait for table in main area. Tables are very small and tight. Was informed that it was cash or AmEx only, thankfully had cash but told there was an ATM right outside (kinda off-putting if you ask me). Waiter was good and attentive. Cassoulet was really good. Wife's Cornish hen was good. Very good wine list with some reasonable wines on it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for the cassoulet, which did not disappoint, but every dish was excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. My favorite french restaurant in New York, hands down.

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K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and fantastic food - would return to explore the menu more!

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HF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff spoke English and French and the menu was also in French and English. Unlike other French restaurants I've been to, this was not pretentious. The wait staff was genuinely helpful with the menu and took time to help us learn a little bit of French too. The food came out of the kitchen quickly and piping hot. It's a little bit of a cab ride from the typical tourist spots in Manhattan but the pricing was very reasonable which made up for that added cost. The food was delicious. We ate out every meal for four days while in NYC and only Tavern on the Green and La Sirene are worth writing about.

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N
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, not outstanding.
Female at the place seemed annoyed

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What is not wonderful about dining at La Sirene ?

The French cuisine is freshly prepared with that home cooked appeal, providing that you grew up in France, and is sumptuous ... appetizers , entrees , and desserts , all well worth enjoying again and again

The service is as friendly as if you were visiting friends or close relatives for dinner

The atmosphere is intimate , cozy, and romantic

And the value for the meal , is remarkable for a restaurant in Manhattan.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I love love this place but the server who I saw him first and took our table at that night wasn’t so friendly. I was surprised as it was not like that most of time I visited there..
Also the Escargot was a bit overcooked..

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JS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time there. Really a hidden gem. Food is consistently excellent.

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KK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance. Excellent service too. Try the pear with blue cheese. Delicious.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Living in NYC it's hard to be impressed, and find restaurants that stand out. Well, La Sirene delivered! The food was some of the best I've had, and extremely authentic French cuisine. I took my husband here for his birthday and we had the perfect evening in a non-trendy scene that was focused on serving up top notch food and wine. The filet with foie gras is a MUST HAVE.

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

Everything is perfect

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PG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

La Sirène was a nice find for good french bistro fare, but disappointing in many ways. The service was perfunctory, practically non existant. The ambiance was forgettable.
The food was good. The house made foie gras was very good, served with fruit accompaniments a nice foil for the silky richness of the foie gras. We had the quail, which was just ok, and the duck breast. The nicest thing was the tray of four vegetables served with the main dishes. We shared the profiteroles for dessert. A very large portion easily serving two or three.
La sirène is not a restaurant gastronomique and the prices reflect that. Very reasonable prices. The food is very good cuisine bourgeoise, home cooking, the decor and service non existant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr schönes, kleines Lokal mit Charme. Hervorragendes essen. Kann ich nur empfehlen. Die Schnecken und das Filet waren sehr sehr lecker! Ein muss!

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D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steaks were good as usual. Rack of lamb a bit fatty. More than usual. Service was good but not great. Nonetheless value is good and prices fair. Deserts excellent. We'll be back.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
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 on October 13, 2018
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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