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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...
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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
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.
Came here for dinner Christmas day—big mistake. Despite our reservation, we had to wait outside in bitter cold temperatures until a crappy table opened up right next to the drafty front door. Then it took 15-20 minutes for a waiter to appear, and another 10 minutes for water... bread came even later. Our entrees came out perhaps a bit too quickly once we’d ordered; my husband was violently ill throughout the following day. Never again!
First and definitely last visit for us.
AMBIANCE: claustrophobicaly tight quarters which felt dark, gloomy and totally unremarkable. No any waiting area, so if the table is not ready you just hang there in between preparation area and dining room constantly being an obstacle on the way of the staff going back and forth or wait outside in a bitter cold weather.
FOOD: some dishes were better some worth but all together it was quite good, though we are NOT speaking about WOW experience here, just an OK one.
SERVICE: That's were they dropped a ball big time. Not inviting, most of the time we were there being ignored waiting for EVERYTHING (being seated, taking orders, bringing the food and wine, picking up dirty plates, bringing the check...) for a very long time. The tone and the attitude of the two waiters we dealt with was similar to the staff dealing with the children in school canteen. One of them (the toll, blond looking) was actually communicating with us mostly by gestures either because his inability to be verbal or his presumption of us as deaf people, but anyway this communication didn't add anything positive to our experience.
VALUE: would be good if the food have met the expectations risen by this website's reviews and the service was acceptable.
Definitely no return for us.
The food is really good although the portion is more on the small side. My only complaint is against a waitress who always ignored our request and when I asked her to take a picture for us she blatantly said: “I am very busy I have to bring menus to the other tables.” What an attitude! Fortunately another guy was great and accommodating and maybe he just happened to not need to pass menus.
Live outside the city, date night, went to the theater, looking for a special and good resturant for dinner after. WOW La Sirene did not let us down. Was running late ( 30 minutes past rservation ), no problem, the woman I spoke with was understanding and reassuring. Held our table, was seated right away. Attentive, polite, warm and friendly staff. Food outstanding, memorable evening. Looking forward to coming back soon!!!
Waiter very bad service. I patronize their establishment many time but for some reason their service & waiter has gotten bad to worse. Ive ask for water 4 times and bread they totally ignore me. Also ask for bread they ignore me and my guest. My guest Ordered hanger steak medium well came out medium rate and waiter started loudly telling the chef ( using our ethnicity to describe us that we do not know how to order) food is great but service is here horrible- and business you treat your frequent customers with RESPECT - i guest they are getting busy & do not need my business
I made a 8:30 reservation and that day received a call from the hostess asking if we could move it to 9. I had no problem with that. The four of us got there exactly at 9. At first we were waiting outside and then they asked us if we wanted to wait at the bar. After we waited for about 20 min, we asked how much longer. She said 5 min. We didn’t get seated until 45 min after 9. That is an hour and 15 min after our original reservation time. I obviously have a bit of a problem with that.
Other than that, the food was amazing. We had the escargot and ravioli to start with. Both were delectable. We had the filet mignon with foie gras. Also, extremely good. For dessert we had the banana one and this other that was a soupy dish. The soupy dish was SO good.
Overall I would return, but either be prepared to wait a ridiculous amount of time or let’s hope they do not do this regularly.
We were looking for a French restaurant in NYC, and happened to come across La Sirene. It is a small place, but that only adds to its charm. The food was absolutely fantastic (the foie gras especially) and the atmosphere perfect for a date/small get-together. Would recommend to anybody in the SoHo area (or anywhere in New York, for that matter)!
I think overall, the restaurant had some great and energetic food. I been here almost 5-6 times in my life. The food was overall consistent. The only thing I could say was some dishes tend to taste better one time and not the other. The sauteed octopus just wasn't as flavorful and was kind of lukewarm when it got to our table. First time we had it, it was sauteed with a brown char and it felt like a really great tapa. Other than that, it was a great meal.
I was looking for a French restaurant to take my partner for his birthday. We both believe to have refined palettes and I didn't want to disappoint his taste buds. So, I went ahead and decided to reserve a table for 2 on their website. I called after to confirm my reservation. Wow. Did I chose the right place or what?! Everything from the service, ambiance and most importantly, the food was excellent. We've both been to France and we both agreed that, this is the closest we've gotten to authentic French in NYC. We couldn't finish all of the food, we had to take some home with us. It was gone before we went to bed. The aroma of the dish lured us back to finish our meal. We will definitely go back again. 5 stars all the way.
Nice, small casual french place in Soho, convenient for a pre-show dinner if going to City Winery, which was our case. The hangar steaks are quite good as was the lamb. The cornish hens were not terribly exciting but the veggies that came for the table were excellent. Our escargots were good as long as not compared to those you get at good places in Burgundy. Pretty good wine list, typically bad french beer list. We would try it again. Service was friendly and understated.
A real gem, food was delicious. We had escargot, so flavorful, goat cheese tart with aged cheese. mouthwatering. Cornish hen perfectly cooked with wonderful moist stuffing, sides of vegetables carrots , potatoes, squash an added treat , duck breast great, banana mousse, and cream filled puff pastry all very good and not overly sweet.
We will be back to try these and other great sounding dishes that this little restaurant has to offer.
Came herewith my husband to celebrate the end of a 7 month training class! It was a cold and rainy November night, you know the kind that screams French food? This place did not disappoint!
I arrived shortly after my husband, cold and wet. He said, they have French onion soup and I said I'll take it! Very well done, perfect proportions of soup, onion, cheese and bread. Just what I needed to get rid of the chill. My husband had the escargot. Now I'll admit, I've never had snail... I don't know what the hell I've been wait for. Absolutely delicious! So glad he shared!
Again, with the weather, and my love of duck confit- I went for the cassoulet. Beautifully prepared, so yummy. And a big enough portion for lunch the next day!
My husband went with the yelp reviews of filet mignon topped with fois gras. That was one of the most amazing things I've ever had. The flavors just were divine!
Service was excellent! Great wine selections. I would definitely come back!
The thing about this place is that they serve REALLY GOOD steak, including filet mignon with foie gras and truffle slices on the top - incredibly flavorful and deluxe taste. The hanger steak was also juicy, fired garlic on top also add texture and flavor to it.
Then apparently I would expect a French restaurant to serve really good quality mussel with savory sauce so that I could dip my bread in it.
However, the mussels weren’t fresh and had sand in them. The creole sauce was just okay. Could pair with bread but I would expect more from a Michelin Star place. Regarding the seafood linguine, the overall flavor was too sour and did not blend with the seafood and linguine very well. Also, there was only ONE scallop in the whole dish but too much linguine, which made me doubt whether this place was trying to fill me up with these linguine.
Indeed, I would recommend trying their steak/poultry dishes, but leave the mussels and seafood linguine out from your choices.
Amélie (another French place in west vill.) has better options regarding seafood and mussels.
Delicious food, but not the value that it was in past years. Particularly enjoyed the lamb and the mussels. Friendly but rushed service. Pleased with our drinks and wine, but wish they still had BYOB. Also wish they still had the prix fixe that is listed on their web page.
Went for date night, super romantic and quiet. Came on early side so was empty when we arrived. Tried snails for the first time and loved it. Friendly staff, felt like you were sitting in someones home and everything felt home made. Delicious food. Will definitely go again.
Everything we ordered was delicious. My daughter asked if potatoes come with the meal. The response was not usually, but no worries. By the time we ordered our main course, the potatoes were already cooking. Very accommodating. Authentic French food. Delicious.
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