Siena Cafe

4.2
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136 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Casual
Siena Cafe specializes in Italian Cuisine, Fresh Pasta (Made Fresh, In House), a wide variety of the Fresh Fish, Steaks and other delectable Italian cuisines.

Specials

$29-Bottomless Brunch-90 Minutes + 1 Brunch Item

$29 Bottomless Champagne Brunch--90 Minutes + 1 Brunch Item
Mimosa, Sangria, Bloody Mary & More!
Saturday & Sundays

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 12, 2019

Ends: September 13, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:30AM-3:30PM
Sat 10:30AM-3:30PM

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tapas!

Enjoy Siena's "Buy 1 get 1 Free Tapas Tuesday"

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 8, 2019

Ends: June 9, 2118

Availability: Tue 12:00PM-11:00PM

Half Off Wine--Wednesday--All Day!

Half Off Wine Wednesdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 17, 2019

Ends: May 18, 2118

Availability: Wed 12:15PM-11:00PM

Happy Hour! Monday to Friday till 7pm!

$6 Wine $5 Beer & Much More

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 11, 2019

Ends: March 12, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanks Giving Day Specials running all day long! Open Regular hours...Regular Menu and Pre-Fixe Available!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Upper East Side Newest NYE Party Restaraunt/Lounge..Now taking reservations for NYE and New Years Brunch with Bottomless Mimosa and Sangria!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 136 People Are Saying
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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the vegetarian options aplenty. Service was also beyond great.

TB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid Place. My wife and family have dined here many many times and hosted my son's baptism as well. Food and service are consistently outstanding. Sangria and drinks on point as well. Accommodate young children very well and make great room for the stroller. A+++++ Highly Recommend!!!

l
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went with my brother. We had the BEST fig martinis - we had to get a 2nd round. I had the special Monday night lobster which was good but not great. A bit eh. My brother had the halibut toast which he said was outstanding. Our waiter(s) were pleasant but neglectful. I put our plates on another table because they didn't remove them.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went with friend. Nice size menu. A lot of choices. The appetizers were large portions. Wednesday they gave some wine half price

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant on the Upper East side. Delicious food and great ambience. Crispy artichoke salad was very tasty. Space is not overly large, so defininitely need a reservation. One thing to be aware, if the restaurant is full, it will be noisy. Tough to carry on a conversation. But really good food!

MV
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner! A great place to carbo load before the marathon!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is great for a casual night out. The food is yummy and the wait staff is awesome. Great service! Very cute interior!

S
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been there twice and will go again because it’s consistent.

NY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tried it for the first time. Had a good experience. Food was good and atmosphere was nice.

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place thank you Ross for a lovely evening

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Siena Cafe occupies a space that was held by a longterm neighborhood diner--so there were big shoes to fill. Siena converted the space to be an inviting, elegant dining destination for our neighborhood. Thank you, Siena. And now they have gone a step further by adding new delicious menu items and made decor and service changes to make dining there even classier. It is important that Siena fill the void in our neighborhood for an elegant dining option, and not just devolve into another bar.

Here are my concerns: on a muggy night, the restaurant needs at least some fans to keep air circling, especially as a crowd congregates. That would be for the front of the restaurant where open front seating, and the bar seating, is available. In the beautifully separated and decorated rear part of the restaurant where a quieter dining experience is available, air conditioning needs to be plentiful or else it is just uncomfortable to make it through a full dinner--a delicious dinner, I will add.

S
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

overall the food was very good, service was prompt and polite.
Nice atmosphere sitting in the back.
Very good value for what you get.
Will definitely return

R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is good but the service is awful. They did not have enough staff Saturday night to deal with a crowded restaurant.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've visited Siena 3 times in the last month. Obviously we like it if we keep coming back! Brought family and friends and everyone was happy. Celebrated 2 birthdays here with them and it was great for a small group. Some of our favorites are the calamari, the tri color salad, the lobster special on Mondays, the squid ink pasta and the spaghetti meatballs. They also have gluten free and low carb options so perfect for everyone. Wednesdays wine specials are also a good deal. Will come back again soon! Oh and the flour less chocolate cake is awesome!

CC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love Siena and will keep going back—it’s a lovely, comfortable spot and the food is great. Service tends to be spotty—sometimes great, but occasionally you get long lags between courses. If they could fix service issues then I’d give it five stars. I’ll remain loyal because there’s still much to appreciate here!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This day was a good day. Monday they have a lobster special for $18.95. Except that 3 Monday's ago they didn't plan well for it, and the lobster was gone BEFORE 7pm!!! A few days later, we went for just a drink and a bite at the bar, and the female bartenders were extremely nasty and rude. So, this was the best out of 3 visits, and this was a wonderful dinner meeting/date. However, 1 out of 3 is not amazing and I would give it a 3 out of 5 for that reason.

RT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The service needs to improve. Our water glasses were constantly empty. The waitress took away our sharing plates before appetizers arrived and then we didn't have plates for 5 mins while food was on the table. The food was great but the service all around was not. Additionally, my pasta came out with the wrong type of noodle. I didn't complain, but the bill confirmed it was wrong. Still was very good, just not correct.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our waiter was attentive and anticipated our every need. We enjoyed our lobsters and sangria so much - everything was delicious!

A
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena is a local favorite of mine. It is an intimate spot with a lively atmosphere. A great date spot or place to get drinks with friends.

MD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food can be a little inconsistent in temperature including side dishes. Sometimes the food is served differently and vegetables could be hotter.

d
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Food consistently great and staff great. A bit noisy but isn’t everywhere??

c
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid food. Good service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved this place! Great happy hour menu and some of the best lamb and calamari I’ve ever had (at a great price too)! Definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice local restaurant, food was very good as was the service.

MD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes the food is not always cooked to order--well done, etc, and sometimes it is not always hot.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Bad service. The waiter forgot to bring us water. The starter we ordered for the table was forgotten too and was brought out with the main dishes after we reminded them. The food was decent. The bruschetta was the best and the steak was the worst. I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back here.

JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lobster special at Siena Cafe is a great deal, but we're pretty sure the lobster is a frozen product.

D
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant this time was a bit noisy unlike our previous visit when it was very quiet. The menu is limited but the food they serve is good. I would say the quality of the food is good. It is well prepared and more than adequate with good sized portions. Flavor and variety is not as memorable as other Italian restaurants of similar quality and cost

CM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had high hopes for this cute neighborhood spot. The cocktails and appetizers were good but the entree’s were just average. This place is begging for so much more.

FG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow with a mostly empty restaurant. Food was not hot. Indicated to server we were on a tight schedule and that seems to have been dismissed. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food! All day Sunday happy hour is a must

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really great. Went there for a celebratory lunch after my daughter’s college graduation. We were a party of 5. Excellent service - Mary was our server. Always refilling our water glasses and checking on our food. Grilled Salmon, Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce, Seafood Risotto and Chicken Parmigiana were our entrees and delish. Very special. All of the Desserts were fabulous - Mini Cannolis, Apple Bread Pudding and Cheesecake.

LT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our family loves going to Siena Cafe! My mom loves the seafood risotto and my kids love the ravioli with the lobster sauce. It doesn’t matter what we order, it never disappoints. My all time favorite is the Campanelle Mac and cheese with Lobster. You will not be disappointed by this place!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soft shell crab special was great!

LT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena is consistently good! We are locals and dine there at least 3x a month. My children are picky eaters but love their Lobster Mac and Cheese and chicken Parmesan! Service is always on point too! We’ve had large family gatherings there for birthdays as well!

JR
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. Service was good. Will try try them for lunch on my next visit.

BF
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Drinking glasses were dirty - was brought a water glass still covered in salt from a Margarita, the second had seeds in it, and the third covered in grime. Eggs had shells in them.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry aged steak was cooked to perfection.
Very nice wine list.

Will make this a regular spot.

KO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem that never disappoints. Cozy ambience, professional and friendly staff and most importantly, amazing food. Lobster Mac & Cheese and grilled octopus to die for!