La Sirene UWS

4.7
549 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 549 people are saying
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vipbdaygirl
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good good, ok for covid, service very slow with few there. Excellent French food.

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vipamandaH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Considering the temperature was 32 degrees, we were pretty warm.
They do a good job with outdoor dining in a pandemic!

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vipPBluv2dine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and the outdoor dining was great. We were in a single tent, open on the front, with a heat lamp overhead. Service was attentive. A great neighborhood spot.

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justin
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirene is one of my and my wife's favorite restaurants in NYC. They have the best escargot we've ever eaten by far.
We had only ever been to their Varick st location until the other day when we went to the UWS location for my birthday. Just as superb as their downtown spot, and their outdoor seating was cozy and warm.
Can't say enough great things about this restaurant. They even let you BYO (limit one) bottle of wine, and I don't think in the past they had been charging a 'corking' fee. (don't quote me on this but it's how I remember it).
Please Please Please support this amazing restaurant!

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vipDeniseR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One my my favorite UWS restaurants. The food and service are superb

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AGordon
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Sirene had little tents outside with heat lamps. We had a delicious lunch, with great service. I will certainly return many times to this excellent restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Booked a table inside, got there and sat down before being told we had to go outside. Manager didn’t give us an option to leave and reassured us it was warm under the heaters, which it wasn’t . Food was fine but experience ruined it.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on December 9, 2020

Dear patron, We are very sorry that you had to dine outside as the weather was not ideal. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee indoor seating as we fill out very quickly due to the 25% capacity rule mandated by NYS/NYC. That's why we have invested heavily into making outdoor dining as enjoyable as possible, with the use of canopies and heaters, however on certain days the weather is such that it is not sufficient. We hope that you understand. Respectfully, Benjamin La Sirene

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DefiniteGem
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighbourhood place. Great for date night or just a wonderful meal. The service is great, the food is delicious and priced accordingly. The bar pours were generous.

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vipsarei
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy! The popovers just out of the oven with strawberry butter are delicious. The staff are nice. It’s like being with a French family!

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TraceyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you so much to the wonderful staff! They made us feel safe and delivered a top notch experience

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ShakespeareMike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

You can't go wrong at La Sirene when you want (need) some good French food! It's just wonderful! I highly recommend it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food is always excellent!

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vipNYMike
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirène's outdoor pavilion's well set up including electric heaters, social distancing and soft jazz played through small speakers placed around its top. Food and service were exemplary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nicely done outdoor space with adequate heat

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vipJomurB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirene has added heat lamps over most tables. We hope to continue going to eat there, as separations are great as is the food!

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vipCarolG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is good. Love the goat cheese tart. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is soo good!!!

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pshin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon w/ Foie Gras and Duck Breast are superb! Also highly recommend Escargot and then dipping your bread in the leftover butter afterward.

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ChristopherCL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirène UWS was recommended by my sister for whom it is full of wonderful, special memories. Our visit was a special date night, too, and our experience could not have been more wonderful. We enjoyed a warm and satisfying bottle of Bordeaux (it was so hard to decide from their great list, too!). The French Onion Soup was hearty and delicious. My date enjoyed the Coq au Vin while I dug into the amazing Kassoulet and we couldn’t help but trade off to try each other’s entrees after a bit. Great bread, great veggies (always a plus!), and delicious profiteroles that were fresh, fun, and left us truly happy rounded out our dinner. Our joyful and very kind host along with the deeply inviting, romantic atmosphere made this a lovely date neither of us are likely to forget. Thanks to Amanda for the recommendation and to the team at La Sirène UWS for everything :)

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vipBEM1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was great and prices for lunch reasonable as compared to expensive at dinner. Service was very slow even though we had a 1:30 reservations and it was not at all crowded. The set-up for outdoor dining is cozy but I am wondering if there will be heat lamps as the temperature drops.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on November 14, 2020

Dear patron, Our heat lamps are now installed and running! We also have sanitize blankets so help alleviate the cold going into the winter. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Benjamin La Sirene

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vipEllen
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable, socially distant tables on the cross street. While they were out of coq a vine and mussels, our bass special was excellent. We were even offered additional veggies.

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vipsarei
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Their Mussels are fabulous and don’t forget their delicious Popovers with strawberry butter!

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vipJ555
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious. The outside tables are nicely romantic and the service is always excellent.

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vipsarei
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, charming, yummy - a gem on the UWS

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JacobSungK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
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 on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipElizabethH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a really nice job setting up outdoor dining. The food was excellent as usual. I had the mussels and pate. Drinks and wine were good as well. One of my favorite neighborhood haunts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 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
15 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
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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 549 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.