Siena Cafe

4.5
307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Siena cafe specializes in italian cuisine, fresh pasta (made fresh, In house), a wide variety of the fresh fish, steaks, chops & other delectable Italian cuisines.
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vipUESdiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Awful service

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ChristopherL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was torn between a more popular Italian restaurant with surprisingly better reviews and decided to go with Sienna instead. I did end up also eating at the more popular Italian restaurant and hands down Sienna was much better both in food quality and ambiance. The service and noise level was equal at both places.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The restaurant was loud and packed. Set brunch menu with sloppy greasy food. I think people come on weekends for the bottomless brunch scene so it's a young crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for brunch!! Had bottomless cocktails (for 90 minutes) a breakfast entree and side for $30. The food was great and the cocktail refills came frequently I would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing! We arrived a little before opening and they were very accommodating and patient. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food is so delicious and presented perfectly. Highly recommend the baked French toast! They played holiday music in the background which was great.

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is very good and reasonably priced. Veal piccata is excellent. Good value in NYC for good food.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to like!? We love Siena!

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vipHonest
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

There were rats everywhere. Had to leave after one made it's way behind me in the plants. My guest & I were seated outside.

There were other guests seated outside shouting rat sightings as well.

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Stacy
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food was delicious and the staff was super kind and helpful.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Honestly wildly disappointing. I'd eaten here a few times and had good experiences so I picked this as my "Pasta Dinner" spot the night before the NYC marathon to have dinner with my family. Fro the second we got there it was an absolute mess. We had a reservation for 7pm and didn't get seated until 7:30. We heard others complaining about how they had reservations at 6pm, 6:30pm etc., and hadn't been seated yet either. Once we finally got to our table, we sat there patiently for 10 minutes before having to ASK someone for menus. The only time we could get attention from a waitress or any one we had to ask for it. Our waitress was lovely when she was at our table but it was clear they were WILDLY understaffed or undertrained. When the food came out, some of the orders were wrong and then two of the "protein" dishes had like one piece of chicken or one piece of shrimp or sausage in it. Truly disappointing all around, especially on a night that was supposed to be celebratory. I will not be going back.

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vipDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - big surprise on UES!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and well priced, the service was quick, and the servers were lovely. Will definitely be returning soon!

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was good - but perhaps because business is coming back service was a little slow at times. But we didn't mind and it certainly didn't affect our enjoyment of the occasion!

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CopyBoy671
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service delicious food at reasonable price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Shrimp was over cooked, gnocchi very bland

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vipjulinue
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great vibe. Good food.

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JillB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Siena is a pretty, pleasant place with an extensive outdoor space and they try hard. However, the inside dining front of the house is understaffed resulting in a long wait to order. Also, a dish described as having prosciutto and eggplant had neither but since this was a birthday party no one complained. On the plus side, prices seem reasonable by current NYC standards. The music is too loud. So, go and enjoy but make sure the server understands the order.

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UWSKaitlin
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch—food, value, and service were all perfect! Bottomless brunch deal is well worth it

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Luv2dine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice staff and delicious food!

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ELllie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Looks like everyone has discovered all that Siena Café has to offer: great happy hour choices in food and drink at reasonable prices; the dinner menu has great dishes at a variety of prices. The down side is that now it's packed with happy revelers who get louder and louder as it gets closer to the 7pm happy hour finish line approaches. Bring ear plugs or join in the excitement at the bar. For a quieter cozier experience the dinning room in the back is ideal. The dinner menu has plenty of offerings with a variety of prices and dietary wants. We've been very happy with all that we have ordered and tried.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food & nice ambiance

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LindaC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a girl’s night out and it ended up a rainy night. No problem: Siena’s outdoor dining is both separate private tables unprotected by a canopy as well as a beautiful little hut, enclosed and protected by with lots of open spaces to let fresh air in (what’s the point of outdoor dining if they’ve built an enclosed space, with no ventilation in the time of a pandemic!). I’ve been here before and it’s consistently lovely ambiance, great service, delicious food, reasonable prices. What more could you want!

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vipLauraS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service despite it being incredibly busy. Waitress checked in with us regularly.

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Jane
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We love this place and have been there many times but this time was so disappointing. My meal was awful. I had shrimp calamari and black fettuccine. The fish was tough. The sauce was sour tasting. The others with us thought theirs was just ok. I’m thinking it was just a bad night

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Doctor4329
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great staff! Ask for Cash! She's wonderful

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vipYummy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice selection. Happy hour wine and beer. Good Italian food at reasonable prices

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server spilled sparkling water all over my purse. No apologies. We felt very rushed despite the place being very slow. Very disappointing.

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vipJoseph
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! The staff were very accommodating to our seating request.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exemplary as always; our table was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, really nice, helpful, efficient staff

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Linda
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken in the chicken sandwich was tender and delicious. It came with a side salad that was not small as it usually is.

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vipgourmetgal
New York Area
397 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We seem to have had the opposite experience of many recent diners. We were greeted warmly and had prompt and courteous service. We found the outside area very comfortable, with well-spaced tables, cheery greenery and unobtrusive safety partitions. But the food was horrible, as if no one in the kitchen knew how to cook at all. The pasta was flavorless and pasty, the chicken was dry, and the vegetables were watery. And as many have mentioned, there's no bread or breadsticks for the table, so there was nothing to keep us going. I really want to see our neighborhood restaurants succeed in this challenging atmosphere, but sadly I cannot recommend this place to anyone.

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Mckyle
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Unfortunately, we had a very bad experience. Food came out cold after waiting for over 45 minutes for it. Had a waiter take our drink orders but then disappeared. The hostess eventually took our order. We asked to speak with the manager who eventually came to our table 15 minutes later. Apologized, said the kitchen had a lot of orders at the same time although the restaurant did not look that crowded. He did take some of our entrees off of the bill . All they really needed to do was keep us informed which they failed at miserably. Hopefully, this was an oddity.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We simply love Siena, and more than appreciate its friendly staff and tasty food - this is a neighborhood gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent brunch! Excellent food & service. Good value.

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LaRosaBella
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena cafe is where it’s at!! Freshly made pasta, great sauces, solid apps and a fantastic happy hour drink menu!!! I had the special pork chop and it was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value. Food is wonderful. Prices are very modest!!

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vipAameen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You service teams Love you guys what a wonderful service specially Manager Mr Emir how he taking care every single guest see you soon

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, tasty and friendly - and really as welcoming as always!

FAQs

Siena Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Siena Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 410-5588.

Siena Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 307 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.