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Siena Cafe, New York, NY

Siena Cafe

4.4
4.4
379 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 410-5588

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Danilo Giovanni - Giovanni Family

  • Catering

    Siena holds great packages for office meals, lunch and dinner, and social events. To inquire please email Info at SienaCafe.com or call 212-410-5588.

  • Private party facilities

    Siena - Italian Restaraunt- holds great packages for all social events..To inquire please email Info at SienaCafe.com or call 212-410-5588.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    89st

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking after 7pm Mon-SatFree Street Parking all day Sundays

  • Public transit

    86th/Lexington Train Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. n

    notmsn

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Honestly the service was the main issue. Table of 7 sitting for 15 minutes out of the blazing sun without even a glass of water. Our waitress stayed out of view up front near the bar while our table was in the back. Food delivery was a bit of a mess but the food was fine. There were temperature problems with the water, the coffee and some of the food which just means the staff is not clicking properly. It's a shame as the food itself is pretty good. Cannot recommend. (This is for weekend brunch).
  2. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love Siena, and appreciate the food tremendously - as well as the service.
  3. MG

    MariaG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped by for a quick brunch. Fabulous food. Great service with a smile. Have the pizza, it’s wonderful!
  4. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was an overall good experience. Food was great as well as the service. The only thing somewhat annoying I would say is the noise level.
  5. LL

    LindaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Perfect place to meet friends for lunch and catch up. Variety of seating options, booth, tables, outdoors. The shrimp panini was tasty and nice varieties of cocktails on happy hour. Will come again!
  6. MA

    MAGS

    New York Area

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Solid neighborhood Italian - good happy hour prices and times. Can be loud on weekends - especially brunch but overall ... good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food came VERY fast which is good but also we felt a little rushed out, apps came before drinks, and we were in and out within an hour. The food was delicious but it definitely felt rushed despite there being plenty of tables
  8. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again, a delightful meal at Siena!
  9. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices have risen? Happy hour is somewhat more expensive now?
  10. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place - and, once again, it excelled!
  11. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food is delicious & the service is excellent! We sat outside on the street because it was a nice day so the ambiance wasn’t as nice as it is inside the restaurant (which is lovely!)
  12. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food & excellent service! Perfect spot for every day dining.
  13. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We sat at 3pm and waited a long time for food. Appetizers and main came out together and needed to repeatedly ask for basics(water, salt, cutlery) but the actual food was very good and well prepared.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty Italian food. Nothing fancy. Big portions, hearty. They do have home made pasta, which was a plus. Friendly attentive service. This is a great neighborhood place for a solid Italian meal.
  15. UW

    UWSKaitlin

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Good brunch. Prices have been raised in the last month or so, but quality is still good, just not as good of a deal for brunch as before. Service is okay.
  16. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service is excellent & the food is very tasty.
  17. S

    Srg1

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We went for brunch. They didn't have decaf coffee. The waitress said they only serve caffeinated beverages. The butternut squash frittata was bland and the butternut squash was hard. The Lemon Blueberry Ricotta pancakes were just regular pancakes with a tiny bit of lemon sauce and strawberries on top. Not a single blueberry. We were also supper annoyed that the restaurant charges an additional 3.5% if you use a credit card to pay. Overall, the restaurant was average at best and their Credit Card surcharge is a very low brow move.
  18. S

    Steakfamily

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great though cacio y pepe was more of an apetizer size. Service was adequate, though disappointing compared to our previous visit.
  19. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We meet here regularly and it’s just like home!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Host very attentive and server was on top of everything despite kitchen being backed up due to a busy Mother’s Day dinner. Everyone could see it was super busy. Host was kind enough to explain to us kitchen backed up and asked us to forgive. I would def recommend the restaurant to any and all
  21. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful service and delicious food. It was a fun Mother’s Day brunch!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service. Will definitely go back.
  23. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious food!!
  24. h

    holidaydoll

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar service & beautiful restaurant. The food is fantastic also, & they have a great happy hour. A good find in the city!
  25. F

    iFood

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Services was slow food ordered medium raw came medium I have been here many times and this time alm was oír from drinks to food. Worst food and worst
  26. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    I loved the calamari appetizer and the lobster ravioli entree. Also the tartufo. I am a regular at Siena, and will continue to be, but the only thing that ruins my dining experience there is the NOISE! It would be great to do something about the acoustics, or perhaps add carpeting, etc. I like a lively dining experience as much as the next guy, but this is really too much!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Didn’t get appetizers for over 1 hour, and main course for over 1.5 hours. Our server likely forgot to put our order in and then pretty much ignored us. When I followed up with her, she said she’d check but I don’t know if she did, then I followed up with the manager and they got our appetizers within 15 mins. However, they didn’t check in on our main course, I had to follow up about it again. The manager was courteous but the server was kinda rude, almost tried to say it was our fault that our order was delayed. Also this same server was constantly talking with the manager and other another server in an animated manner, as if she’s complaining about something, likely the customers, which is never nice to see it spoils the atmosphere in the restaurant. Food was fine, I would say it’s above average but they really need to do something about the service and in particular give this server some feedback, otherwise the front of the house is letting the kitchen down.
  28. S

    Sensei

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is fine, I would say a little better than average. Pleasant atmosphere inside and service was very good. Cocktails well made. Zucchini chips very tasty but very greasy, Chicken parmigiana was average. Will we go back? Yes but on rare occasions.
  29. GZ

    GalitZ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was great, every dish was perfect. Service was outstanding. Unfortunately the noise level was beyond any sense. We couldn't hear ourselves and ended up with a sour throat.
  30. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always!
  31. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar room at the front is lively but the back dining area is serene and beautifully decorated with flowers and fairy lights. And the food is just out of this world good. We ate here on the last night of a long weekend in the city and I wish we had been there every night.
  32. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  34. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service & food!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best time ever. Highly recommend this place.
  36. A

    Aameen

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks awesome service
  37. C

    Casey

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Spacious, heated outdoor seating. Friendly service. Food came quickly and was delicious!
  38. DG

    DawnG

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Siena never disappoints. We call it the best deal on the UES for bottomless brunch
  40. M

    Michaila

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Siena Cafe - the food is delicious, the wine is always flowing, the service is great, and the live music at 10pm is SO FUN!

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 4.4 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Siena Cafe

1580 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Additional information

  • Cross street

    89st

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking after 7pm Mon-SatFree Street Parking all day Sundays

  • Public transit

    86th/Lexington Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Danilo Giovanni - Giovanni Family

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 410-5588

  • Catering

    Siena holds great packages for office meals, lunch and dinner, and social events. To inquire please email Info at SienaCafe.com or call 212-410-5588.

  • Private party facilities

    Siena - Italian Restaraunt- holds great packages for all social events..To inquire please email Info at SienaCafe.com or call 212-410-5588.

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