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La Sirene UWS

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482 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Welcome to La Sirène UWS! Our new beautiful location is open at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 80th Street.
Since May 2007, La Sirène remains an authentic French bistro that is a great place for a date or a nice family dinner. The restaurant style is French Semi Gastronomy, or "casual fine dining".
We are now open for Lunch and Dinner, and for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Please note: our Dinner Menu is not available during Brunch hours, except for Desserts.
We now accept Cash, major Cryptocurrencies and major CCs as payment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 482 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t expect the good quality of the food. We ordered rabbit (mustard sauce) and hand steak, both were delicious and soft. Also the service was excellent, they’re friendly and the recommend a great wine as well.

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LakeviewGirl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did such a nice job of making dining outdoors a lovely and positive experience. The food was perfect, the Aperol Spritz is a treat and it was a such a nice time.

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vipTK719
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for an authentic French restaurant experience in NYC, La Sirene UWS is for you. I had the beet salad with apples and brie, the black bass with sauteed spinach and carrot puree, and the giant profiteroles for dessert. Everything was superb. The portions were generous and the prices quite reasonable. The service was excellent and the chef even came out to say hello and make sure that everything was to my satisfaction. They have a a nice selection of outdoor seating until indoor dining is permitted, and it's great for people-watching. An absolute gem on the UWS.

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vipbuono
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brings make memories of the perfect French bistro!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Birthday meal at La Sirene. The food was incredible and the service impeccable. The tables were under an overhang, which was nice since it had rained a bit earlier. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

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1976Brandesians
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I wish the chef had resisted the urge to sweeten that which did not need sweetening. The goat cheese tarte would have been very good without the sweet grape confit that lay underneath. As served, the confit was distracting and detracting.

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Freddy
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious meal, nice street side setting for our first outdoor dining experience

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Martinlechamoix
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A real find. No need to go downtown for a first rate bistro. Excellent food with some unusual choices, like beef tongue, and a cassoulet that would make a cardiologist faint but a foodie grin. The baked pear with blue cheese is way more delicious than the sum of its parts. The croque monsieur, ravioli, and beef tartare are also excellent. I’ll be back at La Sirene soon.

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vipRobbo
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food outstanding ; outside quiet ; don’t go after it’s dark - there are rats out there.... kinda dampened the enjoyment

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Quiquin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything as expected. Recommended!

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ValerieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh and delicately prepared. Lovely service. So happy NYC is coming back :)

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GemmaA
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Made great use of space available given CoVid circumstances. Staff were very friendly, attentive and food was exceptional.

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vipStuie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food excellent and service outstanding. I will make La Sirene a breakfast place stop on future visits to NY.

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vipKenS
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a visiting friend from Ohio at La Sirene UWS. The breakfast was so good that we decided to meet there for dinner the next time that she visits New York. I had the delicious French pastry, a café au lait, and an egg white omelet. She had coffee, scrambled eggs with ham, and a remarkable bowl of berries. Everything was cooked to perfection. Service was spectacular, and prices were quite reasonable. We got out for under $50, including tip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food and service. The filet mignon was wonderful.

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LeahG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot. Delicious food. Fantastic ownership and staff.

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StevenT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Love the place. The food is for the most part very good but come away with a half full tank. I had the pork loin just wasn't enough even with the fries. I don't really want to fill up on fries. This has always been a issue but we still come back the place has such a authentic bistro feel. The waitress was so engaging and French.Bon appetit

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vipKenS
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirene UWS is our favorite restaurant on the Upper West Side. The kitchen is superb. The two salmon dishes and the broiled oysters were our favorite dished on Tuesday night -- particularly the oysters. The desserts were, as usual, spectacular. The service is warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and efficient. The wines are quite good. That night, the wine from the French women's-owned winery were a wonderful discovery. I hope they stay on the wine list. Prices are reasonable. The restaurant was full, friendly, happy, and quiet. I recommend reservations for dinner.

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vipMKM11
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little slice of Paris right in our neighborhood. The food is delicious, nicely presented, and portions are ample. La Sirene offers 1/2 price wines by the glass, which is a terrific impetus to try the place. This corner restaurant is small and lowkey, but well worth a visit. Lovely service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s like taking a trip to Paris!

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vipNansil
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was hostess/waitress and full of joy. She was the most pleasant, upbeat waitress that we have ever had. Then came the food which was out of this world. My husband and I shared the sauteed foie gras and I had the kassoule and my husband had rack of lamb. The food was outrageously good. We hope to return soon.

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vipPatriciaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice cozy French bistro !
maybe should have some french music?

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vipJimN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic bistro

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vipAprilNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having La Sirene as part of the UWS line up. It is the perfect neighborhood destination for any occasion, the food is consistently delicious, the setting is warm and the staff are above and beyond gracious. Alsu always makes us feel welcome. With all the shuttering of businesses in this area, I can only hope that La Sirene will be here for years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived there was only one other couple at a table. By the time we left, the restaurant was full. However, we were not served in a timely manner. There was only one waitress. Our food was cold (eggs Benedict and a hamburger) and the second cup of coffee (never offered, requested) came 20 minutes later. The food was not tasty. I have rated dinner at La Sirene downtown, so I was extremely disappointed.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear patron, we are very sorry to hear you didn't have a good time with us on UWS. Flukes happen but rest assured that we will use your feedback to improve both the kitchen and the service so we can serve you better in the future. If it were to happen again, please let our staff know immediately so they make it right to you on the spot. Respectfully, Benjamin La Sirene

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HowardK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Will visit again.

HB
vipHowardB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely charming decor, friendly staff, and high-quality food preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Valentines day and they had a prix fixe menu for the day. It was very busy and crowded, but once we sat down it was very intimate. The hostess / waitress was very helpful and fun to talk to. The food was great. I got the duck and my fiance had the filet mignon with foie gras , both of which were delicious. We both got oysters as our appetizer and they included a free salad for both of us, all of which was great. Overall highly recommended trying this place out. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. The service was immediately excellent and continued to be. The escargot and the filet mignon were rich and luscious. It’s a bit expensive but for a special occasion I’d highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day. Despite being fully booked, service was unhurried and cheerful. Everything came out on time an in order. We were not rushed.

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vipJohnO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at a fine local bistro. Terrific escargot, rack of lamb and hangar steak. Next time I’ll save room for dessert.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A mixed bag. First of all, the nicest and most helpful staff you'd ever want to meet. Three of us dined for Restaurant Week. Appetizers: escargots were very good, just what you'd expect; pate was well seasoned and beautifully presented but the texture was a little off-putting...more mealy than meaty. Main courses: rabbit was superb; cornish hen was nicely flavored but OVERCOOKED; monkfish was a dud. Dessert: chantilly in pastry was nice, however banana creme brulee was a diaster: thick and pasty and unfocused. On what planet is traditional creme brulee not proof of God's existence?? Less is more!! As for the wines, a serviceable Sanceree cost $21 per glass. My fault for not paying better attention to the prices, however, 400% markup (reckoning the bottle at most is $25 at five glasses per bottle) is CRIMINAL. Aside from the usurious price, they could do much better with the wine list, unless you're prepared to shell out $2,600 for a bottle of Cheval Blanc, admittedly an anomaly.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on February 13, 2020

Dear Anthony, our floor staff is grateful for your feedback. As for our wine list, prices have indeed gone up since 2019, and we share your frustration. The looming threat of tariffs imposed on French wines have already led to price increases on several references, including the Sancerre. Other financial burdens have also resulted in such increase, including real estate tax hikes and minimum wage hikes. Looking forward to keep serving you as best as we can, Sincerely, Benjamin La Sirene

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful host and waitress. Restaurant week best pick.

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ConstanceR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! The tart is to die for and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small but cozy restaurant with attentive and friendly service. The food was out of this world!!

GM
vipGloriaM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall food was ok for French bistro...pate was not traditional French pate...it was more like eating meatloaf. Escargot was good. Hanger steak was delicious and cooked perfectly.

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Gwennie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect French meal, great value for Restaurant week! Friendly servers/owners with a warm welcome on a cold January night! Good options on drinks menu to accompany hanger steak, Cornish hen or sleet fish! Something for everyone at our table! Will definitely visit again!

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vipKenS
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at La Sirene is a special treat. The menu is varied and I've never had a dish there that was less than very good. Overwhelmingly, the food is excellent. Service is excellent and prices are quite reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for Restaurant Week and had a fantastic meal. The prix fixe menu was great with steak, Cornish game hen, escargot and rabbit all available and the food was delicious. Without a doubt the best French meal I’ve had in quite a while. Very strongly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a casual lunch on Sunday. The seating is cozy but not overly cramped, and the atmosphere is pleasant. The bathroom was nice.

I had the Croque Madame and the French Onion soup. The Croque Madame was delicious and the perfect portion size. It was savory but not too rich. The soup was great, not anything out of the ordinary.

The brunch cocktails were good but a little pricey.

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La Sirene UWS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 261-5279.

La Sirene UWS is rated 4.5 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

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