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La Sirene UWS

4.7
524 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.

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
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 524 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacobSungK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant we never had the chance to dine in...
And we were very glad we did....due to covid19 regulations
we were seated outside in the tent and the temperature did go down
during our time but the ambiance was great, the servers were very friendly
and the food was amazing specially all beef items and the mini truffle ravioli.
the wine selection was very good. We had a nice 2008 red wine from italy.
It was the last bottle they had and it was amazing.
We would dine here again and we hope they can figure out how they will
manage the colder weather seating outside.

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StevenG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was memorable, as always. It's my go-to place to take guests for dinner when they come to the Upper West Side

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DC28
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Great food, service, outdoor seating! We had the seared duck breasts and the filet mignon and both we prepared perfectly. The menu has so many great options it was hard to choose and I don't think you can go wrong with any choice.

We ate outside and they have done a wonderful job of creating a safe but fun atmosphere. The staff as always was perfect as the food!

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FrenchCuisineLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service, Great appetizers, Great desserts, entrees need to be elevated a bit. Specifically the Steak Tartar which was a bore..

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vipNYCFoodLover
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love La Sirene outdoor dining, especially the cabanas on the side. Lovely evening out.

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NancyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous on every level. Escargot and hanger steak fabulous and vegetables to table were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipLesleyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French bistro with consistently delicious food. The staff is gracious and generous. They have found a way to create a very pleasant outdoor environment -- alas, we are not Miami to enable a longer period of outdoor dining. Still, go and enjoy! You won't be disappointed. It's my favorite restaurant on the UWS.

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N111
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. My hanger steak was amazing. Service was excellent. My server suggested a wine I liked immediately and I’m picky. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and AMAZING service!!!!!

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tomb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Love this place!

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dennisb
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here twice this week and both were great. Had a nice private and covered table outside for social distancing. Staff was great as was the food and wine.

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basiaz
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My salad was a wee boring but duck was excellent and perfectly spiced. My husband said escargot were excellent and he ate all the delicous bread . The waiter brought more bread, its baked there on premises. Tastes like the best baguette in Paris. Husbands rack of lamb also perfectly cooked and spiced. We drink mostly Cali reds, and dont know French wines, but waiter knew what we were looking for and recommened a wonderful bottle.

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vipcaramelaubeurresale
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great French food as we hadn’t had in a long time. Service is very nice and fast. Great experience!

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vipTracyW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very traditional French food. Rather dated, but very good and overall a very pleasant evening.

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UWSdiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. The outside dining was set up well.

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susanr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this restaurant. This is the second time I have eaten here and the service and the food are excellent. They have a lovely set-up for outdoor dining where you feel safe and comfortable. The servers were extremely nice, attentive and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the Goat Cheese Tart and Magret de Canard. The wine list was also really nice with a good mix of reasonably priced wines.

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vipNYCFoodLover
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out with outdoor dining. So glad to see La Sirene open. Excellent food and service - would definitely go back.

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Alfy
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great service! The duck breast, the salmon tartar, the everything was delicious!

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vipsuzannew
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and responsive staff. We really felt comfortable and food was terrific. Will be back

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vipJ555
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My first trip to the UWS location. Oh, the vegetable tray...

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MS700
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable early brunch, with fluffy omelets and fresh fruit. We would definitely return.

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vipLizS
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Little Disappointed
We’ve eaten here before. This time all the food was not as good. The pommes frites were thick and not as crispy. The filling in the cream puffs was too heavy with Grand Marnier. The best salad was good however.

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JamesB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal served by helpful and friendly staff.

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MJB65
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had such a lovely lunch at La Sirene that I could almost forget, at least for a few minutes, that the world is still burning. However, in those minutes, I ate an omelette with caramelized onions, potatoes and chives that was wonderful! The fries were a tad too crispy and salty for my taste, but my sister's side salad was nicely dressed. I should've have ordered that - who has fries with an egg dish with potatoes in it? Our waitress was attentive, but also gave us plenty of time to sit and enjoy a beautiful New York summer day.

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vipKenS
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first outdoor dinner at La Sirene UWS on the 19th. The food was absolutely spectacular, as good as ever -- perhaps even better, We started with the beet salad, followed by racks of lamb and Peche Melba. The service was wonderful -- warm, efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable.

We sat at a table on West 80th Street, under the canape. It was quiet, the view was wonderful, and the gentle summer breezes added to the ambience. All in all, a wonderful, memorable, meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for the second time for my mom’s 85th birthday. Delicious food and great service!

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MatthewG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was very friendly and attentive

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JimP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A nice bit of "normal" in these times. Great food and great service. Thanks!

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vipJasmineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the escargot and comte cheese ravioli were to die for!!! The seafood linguine had a ton of seafood and oh sooo delicious. This is my French go to spot!

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cheese ravioli appetizer. Yum! Great sliced duck with sauce. Oh my!

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vipHungryLola
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaSirene has made the absolute most of their outdoor space, with cafe seating in the front and "booths" along the side. First dining out experience for us in the new normal could not have been better! Ps. Get the Steak Tartare and finish with the Croquembouche!!!

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Janet
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and loved the complimentary veggie dish. Very reasonable prices as we shared 2 appetizers, an entree, dessert, and a bottle of wine for less than $150 for two. Great service and passionate about their food. We had the steak tartare, escargot, lamb chops, and peach melba. Would recommend all of these dishes as they were very tasty, fresh, and cooked/seasoned perfectly.

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viptraveler
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service and food. Extremely COVID19 compliant. One of my favorite rwstaurants in NYC so glad to see them thriving post COVID19 they deserve it. Can't wait to go back for more!

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TomL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. The outdoor seating is comfortable, socially distanced and nicely calm.

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vipac24
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food is not good, very greasy, poor quality meat. Would not recommend, especially for the price - was very disappointed.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 21, 2020

Dear Patron, We are very sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. We want to assure you that our chef goes the extra mile to select the best quality ingredients he can source, especially with meats, and we partner with reputable distributors such as North American Meats or Paris Gourmet. If you give us another chance, please make sure to let your server know if anything isn't right and we will always make it right immediately. Respectfully, Benjamin La Sirene

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Luna17
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant. Excellent paté de campagne and wonderful croquembouches for dessert (and two of them were great for breakfast the next morning!). Friendly service. Nice setup, with little cabana-type barriers set up to keep social distance between diners.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience since covid began and it was such a wonderful evening. We were celebrating our anniversary and could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Our server Julio was very charming and attentive. The food was also fabulous. We will definitely be returning.

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vipVictoriaP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal - at first glance the prices for brunch were higher than I expected, but then I realized that there were multiple sides that come with each main course. So good and such kind/conscientious staff. Can't wait to come back.

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filmmakerfoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at La Sirene during phase 2...so we ate outside. The food was delicious. The service was excellent and prompt...attentive without being overly attentive. Because we ate outdoors (which was very pleasant) the noise level was entirely dependent on the amount of traffic in the street (which was light to moderate). I have in the past and will continue to recommend this restaurant highly....it is a real French restaurant.

FAQs

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

La Sirene UWS is rated 4.7 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

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.