Sirena Ristorante

4.4
1436 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
An upscale Italian restaurant with a beautiful ocean view in Pier Village.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1436 people are saying
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MIckey
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great. The noise level however was unusually high because the restaurant was adding an outside awning near out table.

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TonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was good as always, the service is suffering and needs attention to details, however due to the noise level from a large private party could not wait to finish and leave. The restaurant is ill equipped to host large rambunctious groups, they large party is within the dining area with not separation for noise control. If you wish to enjoy a nice quiet dinner this may not be the place especially when hosting large parties.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Sad to watch the decline of this restaurant. From service including the hostess whose cold welcome started things off on a sour note to the drinks, food quality and even the torn upholstery on the banquettes, this former gem needs some polishing.

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DebraS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed an appetizer of mussels and for dinner one had the veal chop parmigiana which was tender and delicious and the red snapper dinner was prepared very well. The service was good and the ambiance was nice. The menu has limited choices and no substitutions and the prices are a bit high.

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LisaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red snapper and halibut delicious. Also had eggplant appetizer very good. The restaurant has a romantic cozy setting.

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TeriN
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

This evening was such a disappointment. It began with the hostesses who were not very welcoming and seem to be bothered when we gave our name and reservation time. While we sat and waited for our table, we observed several parties who walked in, some with reservations and some without, all being treated with the same disdain. When we were seated, the hostess just placed the menus on the table and walked away. Our waitress was pleasant but not very attentive. When the entrees were served, we asked for bread since it was not offered nor served. Our waitress did not return to our table until we were done with our meal. Not once did she stop by our table to inquire if everything was satisfactory. As always, the food was delicious but the whole experience left a bad taste in our mouths. As we were standing outside, another group of women were leaving and we overhead them complaining of both the awful service and food. It is such a shame as Sirena has been our favorite restaurant for many years. Sadly, we do not plan on returning and will be looking for a new restaurant where our business will be appreciated and we can have an overall pleasant dining experience.

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vipgaryb
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always 1st rate. Everyone is so accommodating to extent you can. One of our top 3 places to go

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vipMattP
Philadelphia
259 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding. The view of the ocean is amazing. We dined outside. The veal chop parm is awesome. The wife loved the scallops and daughter enjoyed the mussels. The caeser salad was average. Surprised there was no bread served. Service was very slow but very friendly. All in all a great visit.

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vipBBERK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Ordered salad first then entree. Took an hour and both came together. Waitress said we ordered it that way. NOT. She never came back. ( I sent salad back) Asked for check and she brought it. Made a big to do that she didn’t charge for salad. Waitress never came for payment. I just paid and left. Also entree was overcooked. Before dinner we sat at bar and bar maid was very unpleasant to us. This is a customer friendly industry. Very disappointed. Also had to wait extra half hour to be seated with reservations. ( that is standard here).

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SandraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sirena has never disappointed. The food is always delicious. The view is amazing. I go any chance I can get there. Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants.

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vipErnie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hostess was very helpful & friendly, waiter was knowledge and thorough

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service just seems to have dropped off a bit, seems to be the norm at many places recently.

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vipDaniP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and view and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Understaffed, slow, hostess was clueless, plastic piece in my pasta… has gone downhill.

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vipJulieM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Sirena!
The bolognese is the absolute best around!
Freddie, our server, is a gem and such an asset to your wonderful restaurant. Thank you for a great time. Can’t wait to go back!

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rsc3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great destination for excellent Italian food. The outdoor deck is next to the beach with fabulous views. This has become a go to stop when I'm heading to the Jersey Shore. Pizzas are delicious, well, everything is delicious. They are super accommodating for any request. The wait staff are so nice. It's a dream restaurant I'd you want a view of the ocean and hang out with friends.

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VincentG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Had a reservation, obviously. Walked in to see a ton of open tables and wasn’t seated for close to 20 mins. Waited another 20 mins for someone to even come over to our table. Our waitress was awesome. She had to come out and check on us twice to see if we ever received our food. Place wasn’t even busy. Hostess was being nasty.

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Thatch
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ambience was very enjoyable, noise level good will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Beautiful ocean views from inside or out. Really nice cocktails and they do not gouge you on wine - great wine at reasonable price points. I appreciate that. Out go-to place for special occasions.

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vipSueM
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant was very loud. It was difficult to have a conversation without shouting. The food was good but not great. Beautiful views of the ocean.

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vipKarenF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful experience! The specials are always amazing and we love Raoul at the bar. A long branch perennial fav.

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vipHerbie
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the Ocean along with excellent food and service.
It's a combination you can't beat.
Calamari is to die for. We had 3 different entries and the were perfect.
Bronzini, veal parmigiana , and veal maleness

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parkgirls
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toni was a great server and the food was excellent
We didn't expect to be charged to split our salad appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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BobfromNJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Any restaurant with an unobstructed view of the beach starts off with an advantage and Sirena has one of the best beach views in NJ. We had a mix of fish, seafood, veal and steak and all of it was very good. Appetizers and salads were also very good, if a bit pricy.

The only negatives I would cite are that the noise level is high - definitely not a place for those craving quiet and the fact that despite having a confirmed reservation seating took about 20 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Ac was clearly broken. I had booked this reservation in advance. Not sure why I was seated in the bar. When we realized the AC was not working we asked if we could be moved to one of the many tables outside. The hostess told us we would need to wait 15 minutes. I don’t think we will be back.

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vipJasnaM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, great service, restaurant vibe was not that great, too busy many people complaining. Would come back for food again.

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MaryannS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love lunch overlooking the beach on Sirena’s deck. Food was wonderful. And our waiter a dream considering he was servicing the entire lunch deck alone. Unfortunately the restaurant needs a pick me up. Furniture getting worn and a good scrub and restroom makeover are in order. Let’s bring back the Sirena’s I loved from years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wine and food was excellent. However, they were short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, clean and very friendly atmosphere

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Cindy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Sirena a few times over the past few years and thoroughly enjoy the restaurant though yesterday was especially outstanding. Maybe it was the wind driven palm trees that made for a wonderful ambience, the halibut was exceptionally delcicious (as was the presentation), the shrimp, the salads, the wine choices - everything was off the hook. But our server Toni, was just the definition of a perfect server, her mannerisms, timing, sense of friendliness without being overly so, a nice smile, knowledgable about the food and winechoices - just made for a top 10 meal. Please let her know how special we thought she was. The 3 cousins

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vipDMO55
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great service. The salads were great! And the pasta yummy!

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CarolynC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Wait service was awful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food . We had a great Waiter. Enjoyed our dinner tremendously. Thank you !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipMichael
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service