La Sirene UWS

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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.
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OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful brunch. French toast is to die for. Popovers are huge but tend to bed on the dry side. Coffee was served with grounds in it. French fries are pure heaven. Service was somewhat inattentive but it is brunch in NYC.

G
London
63 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Our second visit and we’re going back again tomorrow

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service! Very friendly! Would go back again for sure.

DG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice date place. Full bar in terms of wine, alcohol etc. Wish they had a real bar to sit at but food is good, selections varied enough. A little pricey but good quality and lovely neighbourhood romantic place.

m
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I general we really liked the place. My only problem was that the fish was overly salty. But I certainly plan on coming back.

EP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service! Highly recommend!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service terrific (waitstaff: Anna) at UWS location. Food very good at lunch (too much cream in the Ravioles de Royan. Chicken livers excellent but salad could be more interesting -- perhaps on toast with mixed salad on the side -- otherwise food would get a 5). Delicious real popovers with strawberry butter, actual hot tea in a pot.
Ambience is authentically French bistro: small, cute, casual, not loud even when busy, totally lovely.

NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good traditional French food with excellent service

L
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just lovely! Service was attentive without being in your face and we all loved our dishes, especially the duck and the salmon. The cheese tart and the mussels were a nice starter and the profiteroles were a wonderful way to wrap up the evening. The food was authentically French and quiet enough to hear our entire group of 4. I would not hesitate to go again!

S
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This evening was our first time at La Sirene. What a cozy, warm delicious pleasure it was! A very friendly staff and the ambiance added so much to our evening. Very creatively prepared wonderful food that we enjoyed, and being new in the neighborhood ( us), it was a find!! We will certainly be back!

BG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love they’re serving breakfast which has so many wonderful options and delicious! Service is sweet! The owner chef Didier is a sweetheart! Tres Bon!

s
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food. Try the Escargot. Service was very efficient and welcoming. Will return again.

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing neighborhood gem! Quaint environment with outstanding food and wine. Will definitely return!

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

This place is a gem! They absolutely nail the classics. The care and attention devoted to every detail is evident. Couldn’t be better.

KS
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an extraordinary dinner with friends visiting from London. Every dish, from the appetizers through the desserts, was superb. Similarly, the wine selection is first-rate. The service is warm, welcoming, and efficient. The décor is intimate, and even if every table is full, quiet. Prices are quite reasonable.

RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic French. Substitute for actually being in France and dining in a favorite neighborhood restaurant

MQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirene is superb classic French fare with some updated twists. Everything is prepared with great care, and the staff is warm and friendly. It's one of our favorite restaurants on the Upper West Side.

C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, romantic atmosphere and wonderful service. Our favorite French neighborhood restaurant.

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

terrific menu. very relaxed. a traditional bistro experience which is getting harder to find. will make it a regular stop.

CB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food !

LH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the ambiance, the service....the cozy comfort

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very disappointed. Really enjoyed downtown location and this one is not up to it.

JK
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Acceptable food, friendly service

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific, well prepared, tasty and interesting, not ordinary fare. They were also most accommodating in lowering the music so we could easily engage in conversation.

VI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine. Attentive service. Love the upper west side atmosphere.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cassoule... and it was actually possible to hold a normal conversation with my dinner mates, as the music was low. So seldom the case these days, as most NYC restaurants are intolerably and painfully loud.

MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anyone who enjoys French food would find this charming little restaurant a delight.

HW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Probably the best red snapper I've ever had! Server didnt really know what she was doing

S
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful gem on the UWS. Decorated like a train in France. The menu has a great story about the beginnings of the restaurant- a great NYC story. The menu has stayed basically the same for awhile- but I’m fine with it. The baked Pear appetizer is fresh and full flavored with a bit of cheese. I only had appetizers. My main course was the chèvre tarteline, which was great as a full dish with a side salad accompanying the tart. My friends had the modules, the small amount which is generous. One had the curry modules and the other with Dijon. These guys eat moules internationally and they loved them. An order of the pâté de Compagne was ordered- again a generous portion.
The dirty martini was just right .
I always look forward to going here, I like the front by Amsterdam, by a window. There is a small outside area as well.

AM
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very nice place for a quiet dinner in the UWS. The menu has a surprisingly large number of choices for such a small place, and the execution is very good. The wine list is small, but sufficient, and the prices are quite fair.

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant true nyc neighborhood chic gem

j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we sat down, the music they were playing was too loud. I asked the waitress if it could be turned down, which was done immediately. The mushroom omelettes we ordered were absolutely delicious as were the finely cut frites and salad which came with them.

RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an authentic and fine French restaurant. The chef is creative and unusually talented. Wait staff is attentive and helpful. Mainly, the food is great, from the appetizers to the main courses to the desserts. Absolutely one of the best French joints in NY.

KP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! I cannot wait to go back!

m
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit. Rated about same as last time. Previously commented on limited bar (other than wine and beer). This time, staff went out of the way to try to make something equivalent to a Black (ultimately White) Russian when I commented on my prior experience - that prior attempt was iced coffee with vodka. This time they used a coffee, liquor, half and half and vodka. Not quite the same, but passable (although I probably wouldn't do it again, but that's purely an issue of taste). Most important was the attitude of the staff to try to accommodate. We were also with another couple and arrived at 5 PM for a pre-theater dinner and we dined leisurely, leaving about 6:45 to get downtown.

r
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Tart appetizer was good. Choux dessert was good. Entries need more taste. Sauces weak: filet mignon sauce thick but not tasty, rabbit sauce needed more taste.

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner and highly recommend dining at La Sirene. We will definitely return in the near future.

JP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect French bistro setting and menu. Quite authentic and very friendly service. We'll return often.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience with our server and with the restaurant in general was excellent. She was very informative about the menu and gave us great recommendations for food and wine. Appetizers which we shared were great (the goat cheese tart and the beet salad) and our entrees were delicious. We had the hanger steak and this salmon. Service was impeccable and the ambiance was lovely.