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La Sirene UWS

4.5
648 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Support La Sirene UWS during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 648 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElinorB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had escargot, gravlox and watermelon salad. All excellent. Even the unusual mixed drink my companion ordered was done right. Service, however, was slow.

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DavidR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really liked their outdoor seating pods. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and it was the right choice for a special evening.

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charlesc
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful evening, delicious food in a lovely room. couldn't have enjoyed it more.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Charles for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipLeah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful— what a brunch! Fresh brioche, homemade gravlax, real French style ham… and incomparable French fries & salad free w the meal.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Leah for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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Michele
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was OK. Escargot Excellent. The service excellent. I found it a bit expensive. We sat outside and it was very pleasant.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Michele for your review :)

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Gimmeabreak
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Lunch menu was limited. Not a piece of fish to be had.
Steak frites was okay.
Outdoor seating was cramped.
But everyone was nice and I'll go back to see if dinner is better.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Dear patron, thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed lunch with us. We now have a seared salmon & shiitake mushrooms dish on our lunch menu :) Apologies that the outdoor seating was cramped; that comes with success, but we're doing our best to always improve both our food and service. Sincerely, Benjamin La Sirene

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vipKSKORMAN
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Have been eating here for years and they only accepted AmEx. NOW they add a credit card charge to the bill (although they take all cards) otherwise you need to pay cash.
Apparently this was instated in the last 6 months - which is difficult to understand since no one was eating out (or in) in January. While we like the food, the service was terrible - they didn't attend to us for quite a while.
Again, not our first time in this restaurant but definitely our last. We eat out frequently and have never paid an additional charge for a credit card and only found out when we were presented with the bill. Too bad - this was one of our favorite French restaurants and it's local for us and we were looking forward to eating there again after covid but never again. So sad - the food is very very good but not worth it now.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 9, 2021

Dear patron, Many restaurants (some right across the street from us) have implemented a similar CC surcharge in order to survive during the pandemic. We felt it was more fair than simply increasing all prices on our menu. We also make sure our guests are aware of the charge, as it is clearly mentioned on our website and each page of our menu. We are working to improve our service and are in the process of hiring new staff. We're glad that you still enjoyed our cuisine :) Sincerely, La Sirene

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vipJef1966
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Frankly speaking the food was just awful!. « Pâte de campagne » had no taste, and on top it’s appearance was not appealing at all.
« Salade de gésier » was just a disaster : probably some onion based meat sauce that was added to salad. Really here again poor appearance and taste!.
Mussels marinière : the only taste it had was thyme that was not well dosed and taking over all the rest!. It was missing salt and…no salt was on the table!.
French fries were good.
At the end, prices are relatively cheap for Manhattan = product offered was totally cheap!.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 8, 2021

Dear Jef, we're sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. Rest assured that our chef takes feedback very seriously and works tirelessly to improve his recipes. As always please do not hesitate to alert your server should your meal not be of your liking. We will always make it right immediately. Sincerely, Benjamin

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vipKenS
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've long loved dinners at La Sirene UWS but lunches there have become special to me. I meet a friend or two there for lunch at least once a week. The menu is varied, the food is great, the service is friendly and efficient, never rushed, the ambience is special, and the prices are reasonable. Lunch for three (two burgers, one omelet, with salads or fries), including a glass of wine apiece came to about $90 plus tip. The burgers are among the best in NYC and the egg white omelet with spinach is miraculous.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you so much Ken for your review! We're glad to be your destination of choice in the UWS :)

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JaniceA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful service. Good portions. Nice ambiance.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Janice! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipwestsider
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first chance to dine here in person, after a year of excellent takeout only. We four were delighted with all our choices, with terrific personal service. A real treat. Thanks to everyone at La Sirene!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Larry! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipSharon
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and affordable lunch.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Sharon! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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Dependable
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch at La Sirene, in one of their tents, was very good. It had been impossible to get dinner reservation and I am very pleased to have gotten introduction to the restaurant when I thought to try lunch. Truly a special spot and outstanding on upper west side.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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MatthewK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night, we had a fantastic evening.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Matthew! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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AndreaA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was atrocious. I think there was exactly one waitress. It took 15 minutes for our one drink to arrive, 20 for the bread.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Dear Andrea, we're sorry to hear about the lag in the service for lunch. We are working to increase staffing as lunch service also increases; unfortunately it has been challenging to find candidates. We're glad you enjoyed our food :) Sincerely, Benjamin

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tomb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and they’re nice to my mo!!!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exceeded my expectations! Food was delicious and service was excellent

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Roger! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipLexi
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxing outside dining... delicious mussels, rack of lamb and wonderful bread. Definitely a neighborhood gem

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Lexi! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to neighborhood place for a nice evening out...

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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Tanner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the service at La Sirene! My only problem was there were teeeeeeny bugs that we found were hopping on to us. Maybe from the plants that were placed around for ambience? Other than that, the service was wonderful, the food was tasty, and we are definitely going back!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Tanner! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :) Rest assured we are working on solutions to get rid of insects while keeping our beautiful plants :)

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MargoHF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except the lamb - I ordered medium rare and got well done. They quickly took that fee off my bill. Escargot was excellent. Snapper special was extremely tasty. Wait staff was great. Would definitely go back.

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Mares
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outdoor dining was inviting. Lovely experience.
Staff is great.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Mares! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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Dana
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very good food, professional service and nice ambiance.
I thought the appetizers were particularly good. Would definitely eat there again.

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vipfoodievickie
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 4 appetizers. All excellent. Foie gras, escargot, ravioli and a tart.

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Ginger
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice brunch on a beautiful sunny day but tables too close to partitions meant it hard for tall people to be totally comfy. Fries a bit too salty. Chicken liver salad delicious. Service very thoughtful. Popovers not crispy. But will try another day.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little intimate French spot in the UWS, very quaint and inviting. Great food, great service.

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ScottS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around place!
Great food!
Been back several times!

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abcat
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well managed outdoor dining with privacy. Always a pleasure. And superb French fries.

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vipLilybranch
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service here is always excellent and they have really done an amazing job with the outdoor seating. I would come back here anytime.

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RichardW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly; competent; unhurried. My favorite, sea bass, was not on the menu this particular night. The pork had an excellent sauce.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you Richard for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipCheezywoman
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming, small and quaint with lovely atmosphere. The menu had lots of excellent choices it was hard to decide. Lots of outdoor seating although we ate inside

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Zack
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I recommend the poached eggs with foie gras and truffle.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you Zack for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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Larry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the Perfect Mother's Day Brunch experience!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you Larry for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipJohn
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local restaurant that takes Covid precautions seriously. We ate indoors and started with the pear/blue cheese which was excellent (I love finding new dishes with blue cheese!) I had the pork loin and my wife had the duck. Both were delicious. We highly recommend this neighborhood treasure.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you John for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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amym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal and service! Love this restaurant!!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you Amym for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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jesjes
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly wonderful restaurant with an interesting variety of French cuisine, plus some of the standards. Excellent wine list and service. Would make it my neighborhood place to go...if I lived on the UWS.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you Jesjes for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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Babs
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine as usual. Lamb chops not as crispy yet rare on inside as I like. Pear entre delicious. I’ll be back for sure.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you Babs for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had the Cornish Hen which was four moist pieces served with a nice size portion of French fries and a large portion of cooked mixed fresh vegetables (delicious, and the highlight of the meal).

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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SusanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It's been years since I've had chicken livers - and I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken livers and onions at La Sirene. Sweet, which I didn't expect - but very tasty. The bloody Mary was large and delicious with lots of olives. The bread and butter excellent as well. Now that I know about La Sirene, I'll be back. Handy for a stop at Zabar's on the way home!

The indoor tables look out on the outdoor tables which are decorated with greenery and flowers - very nice!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you Susan for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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RachelB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went off hours for lunch and ate indoors. Was nice that the restaurant was empty for us b/c we felt very safe. Excellent service. The food was very good. Nice option for lunch on the UWS. There's a wine special at lunch to make it even nicer.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you so much Rachel for your review! We're glad you had a good time with us :) Benjamin La Sirene

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FAQs

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 648 OpenTable diners.

La Sirene UWS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/T95TF7G9YP8KX/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.