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La Sirene UWS

4.5
687 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Sirène UWS! Our new beautiful location is open at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 80th Street.
Since May 2007, La Sirène remains an authentic French bistro that is a great place for a date or a nice family dinner. The restaurant style is French Semi Gastronomy, or "casual fine dining".
We are now open for Lunch and Dinner, and for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Please note: our Dinner Menu is not available during Brunch hours, except for Desserts.
We now accept Cash, major Cryptocurrencies and major CCs as payment.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 687 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GailD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining outdoors is comfortable and pleasant. The staff was very attentive and the food excellent as always.

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vipArcinpgh
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Late seating us but apologized several times and gave us predinner drink while we waited

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

First time and we sat outside. Only one server and she did an outstanding job. Very happy with the service. The food was tasty and we had items from the restaurant week menu. Only negative is the place had a "raggedy" feel. Just did not feel pristine and that took away from the experience.

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MarisaS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved La Sirene UWS! Great Restaurant Week Deal and a fantastic ambiance (and service)1

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very good staff.
I wish the entrance and bathroom access by the kitchens I’d not have bad smell.

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PatriciaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Scrumptious meal & beautiful presentation. Thoughtful team too.

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MarcF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & friendly service. We went for lunch during NYC restaurant week and had onion soup, melon salad, gnocchi and steak tartare. A great neighborhood restaurant!

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vipSherlNY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Still has the best onion soup.

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Trimalchio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice Restaurant Week menu drawn from the larger and very enticing French-inflected menu. Everything was excellent. The only disappointment –– and there's no escaping it these days –– was the ever-shrinking pour; too little wine for too much money.
La Sirene is small and unpretentious with an attentive staff who all seem to be owners.
You can't go wrong here.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipMike
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice French place. Food was excellent noise level was low but I thought the prices a bit high. We will go back!

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Mike! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We were seated outdoors immediately at our reservation time. Ordered from their restaurant week menu. The appetizers we got were delicious! We ordered the French onion soup and the ravioli in truffle sauce! It was so flavorful and so tasty! For the entrees, we had the Cornish hen and the rabbit saddle. We liked the Cornish hen more. It was very juicy and tender. The rabbit was good too but the dish was so small! The meat was a little tougher than I expected, but it was still good. For dessert, we got banana brûlée and the croquants. Banana brûlée was better! The croquants were very sweet. Overall, it was a great experience! Service was great and the food was delicious!

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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luvagoodmeal
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very comfortable outdoor "booth," the selections for the prix fixe lunch were varied and delicious, the service was good and the price fair. The only thing that prevented me from giving 5 stars all around were the french fries that looked great but were dry and not crispy. We should have said something but were enjoying the conversation and ambience and didn't bother.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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AnnaBNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my husband. Restaurant week. Celebrating NYC. Lovely service, delicious food, delicious wine. Viva la NYC!

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much Anna! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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JohnnC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gathering with friends about to be married was a great excuse to go to La Sirene UWS. We had missed their engagement party and thought that a one-on-one celebration was in order.

Lots of talk, good foof plus three bottles of wine made for a wonderful evening.

La Sirene UWS
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much John! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipDitzy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dining experience

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you so much :)

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vipgldb
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been waiting to try the uws location as we love the tribeca one. the uws side location does not disappoint. ravioli, hanger steak and profiteroles are spectular.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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MarlaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diners must remember to bring cash or endure a 3.99% penalty if they have to charge the meal.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you Marla for your review :)

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vipJohnL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Exceptional French bistro comfort food matched by attentive & quality service

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you John, we're glad you made us your go to place in the neighborhood :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and service!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Really very mediocre. The food is just not good. And VERY expensive.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We're very sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. In the future, please alert your server about any issue with the food. We will always make it right immediately :) Sincerely, Benjamin La Sirene

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TemmaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I enjoyed my visit and the food. It is a small restaurant and people at different tables spoke to each other which was unusual in the city and nice.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated the cafe vibe :)

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Ginger
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very kind and efficient service. Delicious Pain Perdu.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much Ginger! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipGeraldA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

earth shattering food! this is french village cuisine at its finest! wine list expansion needed.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you Gerald :)

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vipFoodfan
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a warm, unpretentious setting. The service is friendly and attentive without being hovering. A perfect neighborhood place.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much :)

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vipSuzzy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect- just a tad too noisy. Perfect neighborhood place!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you Suzzy!

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vipTXNewsGal82
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom was visiting, and we wanted a great meal in the neighborhood.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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ElinorB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was excellent, especially the French toast, which was beautiful as well as delicious. I’ve now eaten at La Sirene three times: brunch, lunch and dinner. All was very good to excellent except for one dish that was overly sauced. If you order Tornedos Rossini I suggest you ask for the sauce to be served on the side.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Elinor, much appreciated :)

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Consistently delicious.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipLaury
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like to try new places... but I have the names of a few restaurants up my sleeve that I keep for moments when I want to eat well without searching too much. La Sirene is one of them. I discovered it one day when my wife was in Florida and I went out for a stroll, a looong stroll and I chanced upon this place just when I was tired enough to sit down and could eat a bite. I thought a glass of wine and maybe a Caesar Salad, which I ordered. I was so taken aback with the salad that I slowed down to savor it better. Two days later, I was back there. Then I kept returning because my wife was still away. Everything I ordered was good, the service was remarkable. Even now, with an industry-wide shortage of good help, they managed well. An unpretentious but very good French restaurant. Maybe it is time for them to polish up a bit. It will not do any harm.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you Laury for your review! We're glad to be your go-to in the neighborhood :)

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vipJohnL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you John for your review :)

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KarenF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, lovely outside seating area, will definitely return.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you Karen for your kind review :)

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vipRSMMathews
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the food here. Mediocre at best.

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Dear patron, we're sorry to hear we didn't live up to your expectations. Please alert your server when there is an issue with the food; we will always make it right immediately :) Sincerely, Benjamin La Sirene

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vipcarolyn
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A neighbor gem..excellent food..somewhat highly priced but special

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you Carolyn! We're glad to be your go-to in the neighborhood :)

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TomH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors in one of those private booths. Very pleasant. Excellent food and service. I am especially grateful that all the gluten free dishes are so marked!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for your review Tom! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipElle
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed. Food was not great. The menu descriptions were much better than food itself. Very average taste and presentation

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Dear Elle, we're sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. Please always alert your server if there's any issue with the food; we will always make it right immediately. Sincerely, Benjamin La Sirene

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The rabbit was excellent and the desserts are what you can find in the best pastry in France.
The service is friendly and professional. I recommend it to everyone

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem!

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you so much :)

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ElinorB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had escargot, gravlox and watermelon salad. All excellent. Even the unusual mixed drink my companion ordered was done right. Service, however, was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Loveliest place to eat! Initially they were down wait staff which created a delay, but it ended up working out fine 💕

La Sirene UWS
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you so much! Staffing has been a recurring issue since covid unfortunately. Cheers!

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DavidR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really liked their outdoor seating pods. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and it was the right choice for a special evening.

FAQs

La Sirene UWS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 261-5279.

La Sirene UWS is rated 4.5 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.