Siren

4.6
329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Michelin Starred, Siren by RW, draws from the freshest seafood of the world’s waterways that takes diners on an odyssey of timeless flavors from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and beyond. 
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation

Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Nightly
Bar opens at 4pm-1am
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Phone number
(202) 521-7171
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Andrew Cleverdon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th
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Parking details
Valet (restaurant) parking $12
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Public transit
McPherson Square - 4 blocks (.25 mile)
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening2, 9:30 p.m.-midnight and Sunday Brunch 10:30am-1:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DV
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been wanting to try Siren and finally planned far enough in advance to get a reservation. The food is fabulous - wonderful fish preparations and more. I wanted everything and will have to come back and try more. The service was classy and professional, with attention to detail. Tables were far enough apart and music sufficiently soft that we could talk normally - a rarity these days. Interesting and tasty cocktails and a wide-ranging wine list. We had a wonderful meal. Only a few minor flaws: I was brought the wrong cocktail and had to wait a bit for the right one. The red wine was brought out too cold; fortunately we were still sipping our drinks. And inexplicably, our wine glasses were removed with our main-course dishes. Again, fortunately, we had already decided to take the rest home, but what if we hadn't? Travel note: If you do not know the neighborhood, it is very hard to drive up to the front of the Darcy - we slogged around for 20 minutes after arriving at Scott Circle before figuring our how to do it. Waze sends you to O street. Consider Metro or a rideshare.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, superb food! Great for date night, cozy and romantic! We will definitely be back!

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and so was the service. However, I thought the wine per glass was too expensive.

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SG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Greeted by an unfriendly hostess...not mean, just not acting like she was glad to see us. Didn’t check our winter coats, we stuffed them in our booth. The ambiance was mediocre...very loud. The table has seen better days...gashed and worn. Service...again mediocre....left crumbs and food debris on the table between courses...waiter took a VERY long time to check up on us and to clear our bill...felt like they were understaffed. The food was good, not amazingly presented. Bottom line...This was NOT a Michelin level experience I would expect...very disappointed.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was fantastic. The food, ambience and especially the staff made for a very memorable night.

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MI
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding. Helpful and professional. Timely. Food deliciously prepared. Out of town guests raves about the oysters halibut and sea bream. Comfortable setting to catch up with family and friends. Highly recommend.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una experiencia impresionante para el paladar

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l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anaversity

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

For a one star Michelin restaurant we were extremely disappointed. All of our food - appetizers, entrees and desserts were mediocre or just bad. My swordfish entree was so bad they took it off our bill. We also had an issue with the sommelier - we discussed wine choices but didn’t finalize anything, and then our appetizers came and we didn’t have any wine. For our entrees, the waiter ended up making suggestions as the sommelier never returned. All in all not impressed.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our servers were so welcoming, helpful in guiding us through the menu, and generous. They brought us some special treats for our anniversary and made the evening so lovely! We can’t wait to come back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service in beautiful atmosphere

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OT
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Arrived early and went to the bar. Great service and the best food of the evening. Mix d drinks were very good bartender knowledgable. Tried haters and Korean lamb barbecue. This is when things went down hill. Told the hostess we were read for our table as our guests had arrived. I told them we were at the bar. She grabbed some menus and then she left s I went to the bar to get everyone and waited for hostess who never showed up. Tracked here down again and were shown to a table. We were given the bar menu. Finally got dinner menu. I had the uni. I would not recommend. The uni was flavorless in a flavorless mix. My wife had the sun choke salad. It was excellent. The best of the evening. The sommelier recommended a wine that I did not like but my wife and kids thought was ok. Main course was the bronzino. We were warned about the swordfish mousse. We did not realize it was 80% sword fish mousse and 20% bronzino. Very bland and boring served with a salad. Kids had the salmon which was okay and the seafood stew was good. Desserts were very lackluster. We tried the apple cake with eggplant. Not sure why the eggplant. Overall I can not believe this is the only Michelin starred restaurant in the group. We would not recommend but I would recommend all his other places.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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D
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of those restaurants that make the meal perfect with no errors. Your every request is immediately taken care of.

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B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood platter was delicious and presented beautifully. The halibut tasted amazing.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience with an exceptional staff!

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really excellent fish preparations. Almost everyone overcooks fish. Not Siren. The entire table's order was perfect.

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PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly extraordinary restaurant deserving of its Michelin star. Delicious creative cuisine professionally served in a charming ambience. Bravo to Robert Wiedmaier, Brian McBride and their entire talented team!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siren made our first anniversary incredibly special. They greeted us with champagne and had multiple special members wish us a happy anniversary. The large platter took a while to make, but the wait was worth it. The seafood was fresh and the added seasoning/ vinegar added rather than overpowering the seafood. My favorite portion of the dish were the oysters and the mushroom. We also ordered the branzino, which was wonderfully prepared. It was mellowed out with the cream sauce they provide but it didn’t feel heavy nor overdone. Definitely the best branzino we’ve ever had.
We also got to talk with Tatiana, who was thorough and kind in checking in with us every so often.
Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner, Siren!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. as expected of a Michelin restaurant.

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food. The hospitality was fantastic, and a very good choice for a cozy date. The brazino was amazingly cooked and a fantastic option for two people. Melt-in-your-mouth filet of sea bass. The sea urchin also had a great complexity of flavors that paired very nicely with each other.

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L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit was as great as our first. Well deserved Michelin One Star. Creative. And reasonable price for the quality . You actually can talk in a normal voice on a Saturday night.

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F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were wonderful. We were celebrating a birthday. They surprised us by offering our desert!

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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f
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worthy of a Michelin star!

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lamb dish I have ever had. Lamb aside still one of the best meals in memory. Staff was friendly, attentive, with a well rounded knowledge of the menu. The food was outstanding and I plan on returning for every and any occasion.

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TD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable & enjoyable. Attentive & personal service. The selections were unique & may not appeal to someone expecting a traditional menu. Still, plenty from which to choose. Very good cocktail options.

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BP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was curious to see how a restaurant attached to a hotel could earn a Michelin Star. They pulled it off beautifully. The space is elegant, the food excellent, and the service was very attentive without being overbearing. Worth a trip.

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GK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative and amazing food in a beautiful space. Went for anniversary dinner to try out the new place--we've enjoyed other Wiedmaier restaurants. I generally shy away from hotel restaurants, but other than the long long long walk to the ladies room, this place was on point. We were greeted with anniversary cava and had a lovely first course of tuna with all this stuff that tasted really good and the special appetizer--which was a leek soup with the most amazing texture clam (how do clams get to be like butter??). The salted branzino for two was not baked in salt but bread. Good showing off the process by the staff. But a great dinner is not about the food, it's about the experience and from the server to the sommelier to Chef himself who made a table side visit, we were welcomed. It was fun to comb through the plates--tasting each part and then matching them together. Loved the live jazz and the joie de vivre of the joint. A minor minor issue was the lack of bourbon/rye drinks among the speciality drinks--but the Manhattan was on point. Last, some might think the restaurant a little dark, but I look better in soft light. Highly recommend.

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JH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome. My second visit this week and 25th visit this year! All courses were exceptional. Great service and ambience. My favorite restaurant for a reason...food is creative and incredibly tasty and a chill atmosphere. Best seafood restaurant in town hands down! Lots of people write review but few have eaten out over 450 times at the top restaurants in one year like I have. I follow my taste buds and they always bring me back to Siren. Marijuanas legal in DC so catch a buzz and stuff your happy, smiling face with great food In DC.

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O
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and presentation.were outstanding.
Had the branzino and Fisherman’s stew. Both great.
Oyster appetizer was fresh and really tasty.
All service was on point.
Manager - Todd Salvador is a rock star, he checked on us regularly and made sure we enjoyed our evening.
Will be back

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JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great option for a Michelin Star dinner in D.C. I had a last minute work trip to and was able to get a last-minute reservation. Service was outstanding and the food was superior quality.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Did not live up to my expectations of a Michelin Star restaurant. Ok with presentation, but bland in atmosphere and food quality.

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EW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I enjoyed the ambiance but wish there had been more gluten free options and don’t understand why there weren’t in this day and age.

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r
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very uneven. The inventive dishes were outstanding, but the service overall was highly uneven. While we had an attentive waiter, our interaction with the rest of the staff was - while not unpleasant - generally amateurish, from the time we pulled up at the hotel for valet parking, to our retrieving my wife's coat at the end of the evening. Though I had made the reservation a couple weeks in advance, noting that it was a special occasion (birthday) dinner, when we arrived, the hostess seemed to not be able to find our reservation, and sent us to a table in a back room of the restaurant. My wife was seated looking into the fluorescent light from the service door to the kitchen, which opened multiple times a minute. I finally switched seats with her so that she had the more pleasant view of the room's back wall. There are three tables that look directly into the service entrance. If you visit, avoid those tables off the main dining room like the plague! All in all, it was a shame that Siren's outstanding food was overshadowed by these negatives.

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KD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service! Awesome wine list and the entire meal was superb.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience!

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AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very fancy, just not quite sure the food lives up to the price. Exceptional service and nice ambiance however.

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