La Sirene UWS
When we sat down, the music they were playing was too loud. I asked the waitress if it could be turned down, which was done immediately. The mushroom omelettes we ordered were absolutely delicious as were the finely cut frites and salad which came with them.
This is an authentic and fine French restaurant. The chef is creative and unusually talented. Wait staff is attentive and helpful. Mainly, the food is great, from the appetizers to the main courses to the desserts. Absolutely one of the best French joints in NY.
Tart appetizer was good. Choux dessert was good. Entries need more taste. Sauces weak: filet mignon sauce thick but not tasty, rabbit sauce needed more taste.
We had an outstanding dinner and highly recommend dining at La Sirene. We will definitely return in the near future.
Perfect French bistro setting and menu. Quite authentic and very friendly service. We'll return often.
Our experience with our server and with the restaurant in general was excellent. She was very informative about the menu and gave us great recommendations for food and wine. Appetizers which we shared were great (the goat cheese tart and the beet salad) and our entrees were delicious. We had the hanger steak and this salmon. Service was impeccable and the ambiance was lovely.
La Sirene has delicious food, really great service and a quaint ambiance. There are very few things to improve on, maybe just the veggies that come as sides to all entrees. They were soggy and tasteless, and didn't add anything to the experience. Adding some really interesting sides to the menu would elevate the restaurant from good to great. Either way, we'll be back.
Lovely meal, great ambiance and service, first class all the way!
Food excellent; main dish accompanied by 4 different and lovely (presentation and taste) vegetables, making it unnecessary to order sides, salads, or even h'ors d'oevres (so sadly, we didn't get to taste any). We sat outside which kept the noise level to low (except when there were sirens) and was delightful. Wait staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful (and not intrusive).
I'm going back next week and you'd better not take my table!
I've been wanting to try La Sirene for a few years now and am so glad I finally had a chance to! The food was amazing, the restaurant smelt like butter and our server Julio was very knowledgable and friendly. I will definitely be back soon - thanks for a great meal!
Been there many times. Authentic French food that you won't find many other places.
Nice quite restaurant with great food. Perfect place to have a quiet lunch with friends and catch up.
La Sirene UWS has become my favorite place for lunch on the West Side. The menu is extensive and varied, the cooking is superb, the service is wonderful and the prices are reasonable. On this visit, I had onion soup and a platter of vegetables (one of my favorite things on the menu). My guest had a croque madame. We had a splendid time.
We went at lunch for a business meeting and it was the perfect spot. Quiet, not crowded, in a very traditional calm environment. It is also the one of very few restaurants in the city which serves Cornish Hen for lunch.
Decent french food.
The food is amazing!! Both brunch and dinner were fantastic!
An UWS treasure. Friendly staff and delicious French food.
The food was far better than we expected; really, among the best (and most authentic) french food to be had on the UWS. The english translations of a number of dishes are hokey, and the space is odd, but the food merits revisiting. Bravo
The food is excellent and the space is small but attractive. Great for dinner for 2-4 people in an intimate casual bistro type setting. The service was slow (don't go if on a time schedule) but worth the wait. A major objection is the wine list due to its limited selection of affordable wines consistent with its bistro image and menu. Need more $40-50 per bottle options. Another option would be to offer BYOB with a $15-20 per bottle corkage fee.
Lunch at La Sirene UWS is a remarkable experience. The food is memorable, the service is warm and welcoming, and the prices are quite reasonable. The restaurant is very attractive and the atmosphere is warm and quiet. It's ideal for a good conversation over great food and I make it my habit to have at least one lunch a week there with a friend or colleague. I think it's the best place for lunch on the Upper West Side.
Best pate I have ever had. Great service and lovely setting. A delightful dinner.
Food was generally very good, as was service. My only criticism of the food is that the mussels, which I ordered as an appetizer, were very small.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary with another couple who shared the same anniversary by having a special dinner at La Sirene UWS. OpenTable enables us to write a note, so I wrote one explaining that both couples were celebrating wedding anniversaries. We were greeted with special amuse bouches and every dish seemed to be prepared with extra care, often with special, festive, touches. We ordered off the regular menu and the pork, salmon, snapper, and pasta were breathtaking. So were the appetizers and desserts. Above all, everyone from the servers to the chef, joined us in celebrating from the moment we entered to the moment we left. We've already decided that we'll be celebrating our anniversaries at La Sirene UWS next year and well into the future.
Great lunch today! Met with a graduate student, talked about work and had great beet salad, steak tartare and home made ice cream. Perfect afternoon.
Success has created a downhill spiral here. Our fourth time and the food and experience was, frankly, lousy. The escargot appetizer was good, but Mussels had to be sent back because they were undercooked. Halibut special ($38!!) was tiny , maybe 2 ounces, and totally over cooked. To their credit, this was comp’d when we pointed it out. The linguini de la mare was long on cream, short on actual seafood. To top it off, the dining room was at least 8 degrees too warm and the bathrooms, in a dungeon down a steep flight of stairs, was 20 degrees overheated. Too bad. There are many other, and better, places in the neighborhood these days.
La Sirene is a lovely little bistro on the UWS. Truly authentic French food rather than bistro fare at Cassis. The service was spot on. Attentive and charming. The ambiance is lovely - it’s cozy, quiet and comfortable. It’s just expensive for what it is. I wish it weren’t so expensive because my husband and I would love to have a place like this for a weekly dinner out. It was $200 with the tip for a nice but not outstanding bottle of Sancerre, two appetizers and two entrees.
We had a wonderful dinner. Very relaxed, good wine, delicious food, attentive service.
We especially like that we were not rushed. Too many restaurants in the area want to flip tables for a second service, but we were able to enjoy the meal at our own pace.
Skimpy portion of hanger steak. Cold sauce with hot salmon. Vegetable side plate - - good mashed carrots, haricot verts were old, bread was stale, service was late, rushed but pleasant people. Table spacing very tight. Pate a choux profiteroles - - cardboard, vanilla ice milk, canned chocolate syrup. Meh. We won't be back.
I met with two college friends for lunch at La Sirene UWS and we had a marvelous time. The watermelon salad is an amazing and wonderfully delicious dish. (Who knew?) The ham and cream sauce 'French tortilla" was another wonder. Service was great and prices were reasonable (although the $16.00 glass of wine was a bit of a surprise -- even though it was a delicious wine). All in all, a great time was had by all and we will return.
It’s a cozy little restaurant. Servers are very friendly and attentive. The food is okay, not very special.
Just like being in Paris. Great service and great food. Beautiful display
We had a lovely meal. The portions are generous and the items on the menu are different from the usual but not just in a "trendy", obscure ingredient way. The dishes were all delicious and come with a nice assortment of vegetables on the side--also a nice, generous touch. Excellent bread, butter and wine.
Value for Restaurant Week but if you want a quiet dinner, this place is not for you.
This restaurant is the worst restaurant I’ve ever been to, the charge a 3% additional on my bill besides tax. They said is because the real estate rent increased. I wasn’t aware of this. They insist not to remove the 3% charge. They said is on the menu. I wonder who is gonna read the menu agreement when you dine in the restaurant. This is ridiculous! We are not happy at all!!!
I love La Sirène and plan to return. I felt very much at home. Amne
It was wonderful! Excellent food and lovely staff. I can’t wait to go back.
La Sirene was a pleasant surprise... a traditional french bistro experience in the heart of a busy NY neighborhood. Food was excellent, service was attentive and on point... the waiter seemed to read my mind. It was a perfect date experience, especially if you appreciate a little privacy.
A very charming French restaurant on the upper west side of Manhattan. The staff was very welcoming and made my husbands birthday very special. The food was absolutely delicious.
We could bring my dog at the terrace,so we had a really good time with our dog!
The food was also excellent! I definitely come back again.
Love it as always. Love the RW menu as well. Although the man and the woman sitting next to me seem to be disrespecting me on my race which annoyed me. But not the restaurant's fault.