Sirena Ristorante

4.5
1351 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 1351 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVtawil
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation for 4 and tried to call to change it to 5 people. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get through.
Upon arrival host was rude and un cooperative until 2 other managers came over and offered us a table at the bar, which was beautiful.
The waiter , service and food were excellent however the hastens and seating staff left a sour feeling.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great took my mother and her brother out for nice meal both commented on quality presentation was exquisite.

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Nick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our waitress was very unattentive. It took a while for our waitress to come to our table initially. She seemed surprised when we asked for water. One our dinners was over cooked and had to be redone. We had to wait over 15 minutes for the replacement. The waitress never returned to see whether the new meal was acceptable. She never asked if I wanted a second drink. We had to flag down the hostess to get the waitress' attention for our dessert order. The ice cream on the cake was almost totally melted.
The service was so bad that we were seriously considering just asking for the check without dessert.
We were all so uncomfortable with the poor service which was especially disappointing on Father's Day, a special occasion. It was just a miserable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fathers Day

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vipMariaP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterfront view is beautiful. Food and drinks are excellent.... choices are great.... location is lovely

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RichardJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual go to restaurant on Fathers Day! Sirena's never disappoints. I always get the Pappardelle Bolognese which is one of the best I have ever had and my wife always gets the Sunday Sauce and loves it. The calamari appetizer is always a hit. We have been going here for over 10 years and it is always consistently great. Our server, Marco, was terrific and attentive and made the dining experience memorable.

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June
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Sirena’s! The staff was great , the food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Please contact me

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BernadetteM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Although the food was delicious the service was terrible. Sat at the table for half an hour before a waiter came to our table . We ordered immediately and still waited another half hour for an appetizer and before we could finish our dinner was being delivered. It seemed to be total chaos. Even the hostess was unfriendly. But definitely a nice view and thankfully the food was tasty although expensive and with service like that I’d say it’s not worth it.

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cathyh
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is fabulous. Server was friendly and prompt. We were less thrilled with the girl at the front door. She's a bit snooty. Will go again because of the food but looking pretty isn't enough to cut out for the service.

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TamerU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we are was delicious. Great service and ambience.

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, our waiter was friendly and on top of our order, good atmosphere, not overly crowded. Wish we could have sat outside but it was too windy.

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CamilleW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of the ocean from our table was beautiful!

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CarolR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Long Branch. Excellent food. Beautiful restaurant with views of the ocean. Great service - impressive considering the struggle other restaurants here have getting wait staff.

Sirena Ristorante
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you Carol, for joining us and for sharing this great 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! -Sirena Management

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BarbaraS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean front restaurant with outstanding food and great service

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vipVeronafoodies
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service and ambiance were great

Entrees were very good but mussels lacked any real flavor

Servers were great but hostesses continue to lack personality

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vipGolfer
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Food was great too. Little to much salt in the soup but overall I would return. Great location on the beach.

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Thecips
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful ocean view and restaurant.Food very good. Pricey but your at the shore. There short on service waited 20 minutes for someone to come over. Parking can be a problem. Reservations a must in season.
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Anni
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Parking was horrible. They sat us in the bar booths without silverware or plates and we weren’t served for 20+ minutes. Had to ask the hostesses whether we were suppose to order at the bar (we weren’t). There was a large party booked that ran late and they didn’t have the staff to accommodate the dinner rush. Felt bad for our server because poor management wasn’t her fault but it made for an unpleasant experience.

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vipRich
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent! It’s a shame the service was not great because the food was so good but I will not come back just because of the poor service. It was not crowded and we were seated and waited 15-20 minutes before we had to stop someone to see if we could get someone to start taking our order. From there it was just sub par service to the table. All food was very good though.

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MarinaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good Food, Need to fix and clean women’s bathroom

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the restaurant last Sunday with a large party of 10. Like always I am really enjoying the food and the atmosphere the waiters and waitresses were very pleasant and a hostess accommodate us the best she could.

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PattiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sirena! Every single time the food is excellent and service is good, My only suggestion is the team of hostess's could be a bit friendly and clean up the hallway where the bathrooms are located....otherwise you cannot beat the view of the ocean while you dine on the best Italian food in the area. My husband always gets the pappardelle Bolognese and it is the best we've ever had. I typically have fish or Chicken Scarpiello. The chicken dish is excellent and certainly enough for two people. This time I started with a tuna appetizer that is one of the best things I've ever eaten,
It consisted of a slice of watermelon topped with Arugula, avocado and tuna.
Lastly, I will say they make a great cosmopolitan This sounds easy but so many get it wrong. Thanks Sirena, we"ll be back!1

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vipSTUG
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

This place has gone down hill
The only good thing is the view

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vipSharona
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Not going back.

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GailK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding and service very good. We had to wait 25 minutes beyond our reservation time for a table and waited to long for first contact with server, but after that things went a a good pace. The place was more than energetic - to an annoying degree. Several dinners were shouting. And this was a rainy week night!

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vipChrisS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service..

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teddy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance are always excellent as usual. Marechiara and cavatelli Nero are my favorites. Enjoy the ocean view so much.

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vipDiane809
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was good but not great. Restaurant is extremely noisy and not romantic at all.

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

Best Italian

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vipTimothyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Service and food but bathrooms not well maintained

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DanielF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful and the views of the ocean are very nice. Restrictions were just fully lifted but it just seemed that the tables were uncomfortably close together with the people at the next table too close. They obliged when we asked to move to another table. My daughter and i both ordered the pistachio fish special which unfortunately we both thought was just mediocre at best and the whipped potatoes that came with it were flavorless. The coffee was not good either. I ordered to go orders for the rest of my family and after tasting the clam/linguini vongoli dish I thought that it was excelllent which luckily changed my opinion of the food. The sauce was good in the dish and my family member also commented about how generous the clam portion with 2 dozen clams or more over the linguini. The Tuscan potatoes were also very good. The server we had was very polite, cheery and seemed to try hard but she also seemed overwhelmed. Until we received our appetizer she was able to be very attentive but after that there were long periods that she didn’t return and we had to ask other employees to ask her to come back to the table when we needed something. After we gave the credit card for the bill and were anxious to leave, it was another 15 min before she came back. When she returned she asked if we were ready for our check. I had to remind her that we returned the check to her and gave her the credit card prior. An easy mistake that normally I wouldn’t mention but prior to asking for the check it became a frustrating experience. It just seems like from the other reviews, that management needs to figure out how to get things going more smoothly. I am not sure if I would return.

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BillB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always ! Food was delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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stevenf
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, I could give examples but everything we ordered was unique, presented well and was an experienced ,wine menu was extensive. Service unfortunately was slow and the waitress was quick to point out that you could not pronounce the name of the dish appropriately and quick to suggest we needed to order more before there may not be enough on your dish. Of course we did not finish. Would I go again - yes. Food was that good., but it was pricey - good special occasion - hopefully you will get the right server

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vipKarenF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding Italian food with spectacular ocean views. Can’t wait to return. Loved it.

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lorrained
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious! Yana and Guadeloupe gave us excellent service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipFoxvale
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Sierena! Great food, service and excellent views of the ocean.

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vipRUSSELLC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to beat this Ocean Front restaurant. The view of the ocean, the palm trees, make you feel you have just been transported out of NJ. Food, Service and complimented by a fair and reasonable cost. Romantic or for a group of friends, we have always been pleased.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was slow and not very attentive. While the place was not empty, it was not full either. People who were sitting at another table who arrived later than us were served first, or at the same time that we were. In other words, we had to wait much longer for the food to be served than others who there after we did. Now for the food..... The veal tasted old, and the sauce was too sweet to make it palatable. The Chicken on the salad was completely tasteless needed a copious amount of salt to make it palatable. The soft shell crab served with Pasta was not the best. I ate it because, after the long wait, I was hungry. Needless to say that most of the food was left on the plates. This third visit nailed the coffin shut on more visits to the location.