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La Sirene UWS, New York, NY
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La Sirene UWS

4.7
4.7
961 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.'

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (917) 261-5279

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Didier Pawlicki

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Amsterdam Avenue at 80th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 train - 79th Street station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 961 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    French

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  1. S

    Solera

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Drinks were fine. Food was just adequate The tart appetizer was not very flavorful, which must have been due do the kind of cheese they used--kind of bland. My fish was also bland and of barely adequate size. The poached pear dessert we had was just OK.1
  2. n

    numagpie65

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is really great.
  3. JC

    JoanC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at La Sirene Upper Westside to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service prompt and friendly. I had excellent escargots to start, followed by hanger steak, tender, juicy and perfectly cooked. My husband had a sliced pork dish that he said was awesome. Both entrees came with a metal basket of fries. Each table is also kserved a platter of assorted puréed & cooked vegetables. The ambiance is welcoming — mdim lighting in the room with brightly lit tables. I would recommend La Sirene to anyone looking for a gourmet experience or a romantic one.
  4. AR

    AnnR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely very neighborhood-y spot -- food is good, service is good, ambience is comfy French Bistro, not pretentious. This will become my go-to, because it hits all those buttons and it's not outrageously priced.
  5. DD

    DianeD

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunar New Year with friends
  6. AT

    ATSCC

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful meal before a show at the Beacon Theater. Excellent mussels, beet salad, house salad, the cassoulet was delicious. Duck breast, rabbit and bronzino were very tasty. Warm chocolate cake and banana creme brûlée also very nice. Will definitely return!
  7. e

    elizabethf

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I do not remember the last time I had such horrific experiences. There is nothing French about this place. The food was practically uneaten,it tasted very bad. And the place looks dirty. Should be closed.
  8. E

    Elisa

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This twrrifiterrific little bistro on the UWS is treasure! It’s cozy atmosphere enhances the meal. I’m eager to dine Al fresco in the warmer months.
  9. KM

    KayeMay

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing French food, best in the city! The head chef adds his own flare to everything; including the menu! A must try
  10. SS

    ShariS

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch in Bistro setting. My friend loved her steak, my Cornish hen was delicious and the chocolate dessert fantastic.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service made this wonderful meal even better!
  12. CL

    CynthiaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hanger steak and casoulet are prepared to perfection!
  13. JZ

    JeffreyZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good dinner with friends not too loud. Food is always good there. Professional staff, very helpful.
  14. F

    Fredricpaul

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from LA
  15. BG

    BrianG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the wait-staff was very responsive. I would go back in an instant.
  16. S

    Sand

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Classic French Bistro of which there are practically none in NYC anymore- at least to my knowledge Chez napoleon was the runner up for over 50 years and now closed.
  17. B

    Babs

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cosy. Real French!
  18. C

    Caren

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Only negative too loud
  19. E

    Elisa

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t had a disappointing meal here ever. It’s my Go To bistro on the UWS.
  20. NJ

    NJUnited

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Sirene is the perfect French restaurant. The small space is decorated warmly and the background music notable and relaxing. The service is friendly, not at all stuffy, and efficient. And the food is outstanding. We enjoyed the house pate, onglet of beef, and salmon. All perfectly executed and delicious.
  21. E

    Elisa

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! This terrific little bistro has great food, service and ambiance…all at very reasonable prices.
  22. B

    Bronxite

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Irreproachable French cuisine with an interesting wine list that covered all price points made for a comfortable and satisfying dinner. The 3.99% surcharge on credit card purchases stung a bit, but it was fully disclosed, so rather than complain, I'd just suggest it be a flat fee or capped at some reasonable level. Only other quibble I had was that the menu was intrinsically heavy. What wasn't (declicious) meat was mainly carb-y (goodness). There were a few salads and also mussels on the app list, but the mains offered only (good to the last bite) salmon and an unidentified fish o'the day and two pastas, one being a gnocchi in a cheesy mornay sauce, which sounded wonderful but not to my cardiologist. Everything else was beef/pork/chicken/poultry, not really a problem for me, but just so you understand what I mean by heavy. My friend and I navigated that by splitting the seared foie gras appetizer, a home run with appropriate poached pear and applesauce accompaniments. The serving was certainly big enough for two. For mains I had the salmon, which came with shitake mushrooms in a port wine sauce, a hearty combination. My pal had the roast cornish hen, a pleasingly moist take. We split a banana creme brulee (closer to a pudding than a custard) that was perfectly fine, and washed it down with a 2016 St. Emilion that was a wallet-pleasing $59 and nothing to complain about. The service was friendly and efficient, the room cozy (and packed at 8 p.m. but thinned out by 10), and after tax and tip and that surcharge we got out for ~$220, which seemed a fair price. Pretty much everything that we didn't order looked pretty good to me (other than the snails, but, you know) and I plan to have a go at some of the other dishes as time and budget permit. You should too.
  23. DD

    DanielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every part of our meal tasted fantastic: the appetizers, the entrees, the desserts, and the wine! Restaurant staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The decor inside the room is beautiful, and we enjoyed a low noise level and a feeling of privacy around our table during our date. Portion sizes are perfect, and prices are very reasonable when you consider the quality of the food.
  24. d

    daniel182

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Had onion soup, pear with blue cheese, duck breast, flank steak and for dessert profiterole and piore Belle Helene. All were excellent.
  25. G

    Goog

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE this restaurant. Our waiter, Ryan, was wonderfully attentive, and food was delicious. A good time was had by all.
  26. HH

    HarrisH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Superior, custom service. Terrific ambience, enhanced by the setting and. Layout. Intimate, romantic place. Food was terrific!
  27. EA

    EricA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Really good and I'm a though critic. FOS was perfect. Not to salty, right about of cheese and not too much onion. The filet was done just the way I like. Small but nice wine list. Not too crazy. Over all, great experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Sirene UWS is my favorite place for lunch on the UWS. Food is great. Service is wonderful. Decor is lovely. Place is quiet. Prices are reasonable.
  29. R

    Rubie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Escargot is a must at La Sirene and their mussels with the Creole sauce *french's kiss* you can't go wrong with anything on their menu at EITHER location.
  30. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have dined here at least 5 times now and they never disappoint! Food is wonderful along with great service. I used to live in the neighborhood but it's worth traveling a bit to get to now. Highly recommend!
  31. D

    Dana

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent service. good spacing of tables. very good soup special. good main courses. great desserts. nice smbience.
  32. PM

    PatriciaM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my neighborhood gems, glad you are here in the UWS!
  33. AL

    AlisonL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    La Sirene is a gem - feels like a neighborhood bistro in the 8th in Paris but here on the UWS! For years, it was the only place in NY to get a REAL Ile Flotante - one of the greatest desserts of all time. Sad that the chef has moved on to other delights but will always return to La Sirene for a night in Paris close to home.
  34. PB

    PBluv2dine

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What a lovely restaurant, with great food and good service. Our Thanksgiving meal was excellent.
  35. CL

    CatLo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful find! The food was beautifully served and just delicious!
  36. GM

    GrnMntn

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    La Sirene was the perfect restaurant for our pre-show dinner. We had tickets to the Beacon, and our server was mindful or our timing, getting us out right on time. No compromise on the food or service though. The beet salad was excellent, I loved that it was served with brie cheese rather than goat cheese. My wife's hanger steak had her exclaiming it's virtues after each bite. My duck dish was perfectly done and perfectly delicious. We're both gluten-free, and we especially appreciated the menu calling out all the gluten-free options. The ambiance was reminiscent of bistros we visited in Paris...I would say parfaitement!
  37. LM

    LarryM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New to us even though we are UWSiders for over 40 yrs. The food was prepared as expected for a classic French restaurant and way above average. We will definitely return as our local favorite French restaurant, La Mirabelle, disappeared because of Covid.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    mediocre food choices poor as well as wine choices very poor considering price p
  39. E

    Ellen

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant with good food.
  40. JJ

    JenniferJ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved it although it a little cold outside and the server was saving the table under the heater for people who didn’t come.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from La Sirene UWS using the Order Online button. La Sirene UWS also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 261-5279.

La Sirene UWS is rated 4.7 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.

La Sirene UWS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Sirene UWS

416 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Amsterdam Avenue at 80th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 train - 79th Street station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Didier Pawlicki

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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