Siena Cafe

4.5
211 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.
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vipFoodie150
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience!

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Liza
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like Siena restaurant, everything was perfect, that evening for me. food was great, so was the drinks, music was excellent, will be back soon ❤️☺️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious!

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant because the people are great, and their artichoke salad is also the greatest, and their ambiance is so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great

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vipteaneckfoodie
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Absolutely one of the WORST meals I’ve ever had. Kudos to them for being able to stay open during Covid but I would never go back. Sent back my first meal and barely ate the new one I ordered.

Service was lovely so bravo to the server.

But... never.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday . Amazing time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siena continues to be one of my favorite local spots! They have an excellent brunch and super friendly staff. The food is delicious and it’s a great deal. I have there for dinner as well and the food did not disappoint! Will continue to go to Siena :)

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vipAimeeW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and delicious. The restaurant is so beautiful and perfectly clean. Definitely one of our favorite local spots!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was nice. Food was tasty, drinks ok. Slow Service.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!! I love the service and the foot - and the dining room is comfortable and warm. Great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the outdoor set up, super cute. Staff is very nice and food was good quality, definitely have the consistency on refilling my bottomless mimosa without me asking!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible. Crabcakes need to be a lower price

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have made dining out fun again - even in the cold!

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Siena!

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MeganN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was the kindest, most personable man! We will be back because the food is amazing, especially their brunch menu, but we will also be back because of him and the incredible service! A wonderful outdoor dining experience! Would highly recommend.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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JayeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We obviously were eating outside and the structure was warm and ventilated and we all felt very safe and comfortable.

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AlexB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was good and the outdoor setup was good but it took literally hours to get our food and we were all shivering when it arrived despite the heaters. I've been to Siena once before and didn't have the same problem so maybe they had an off night service wise. No one even acknowledged how long it took which made it worse.

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vipGerry
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is quite good, but the outstanding feature for our family is the outstanding outside dining arrangement which is completely open on all sides except for a plywood roof with electric heating. A good choice particularly during the time of the pandemic.

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vipitsnumberjuan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had they kept our drinks constantly fresh, or had our server not forgotten to bring *everyone's sides* and correctly note down requests, it might've been a better experience. My friend left her purse at the table , called twice and was told they couldn't find it before hanging up on her. She went back and the lady who was now seating at the table had been holding it for her, leading to a huge fight with the manager. So... service and attention is not great. Still, for a $19 "bottomless" brunch in UES it's hard to be too mad.

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vipFamousFresser
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had a delicious appetizer and two yummy, creative pasta dishes. Service, sad to say, may have been the most inattentive I’ve ever experienced, and I am a senior. Could that have been the reason?

We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation and were quickly seated by a friendly maitre d’. There seemed to be lots of waitstaff circulating around our table but no one came to us. After fifteen minutes we caught the eye of the host, and requested water. He apologized, and also took our drink order. Saw him speak to a waitperson who eventually came and asked for a drink order! We did give her the rest of our order.

There was a long wait for the appetizer but that could have easily been the kitchen. Had the waitperson let us know that there was a delay, we may have ordered a second drink.

Another twenty minutes and she did stop by, seemingly surprised that we had not yet received said appetizer. It came fairly quickly after that and our request for salt took ONLY about five minutes to be fulfilled.

Entrees arrived without issue. As we were finishing dinner our waitperson came to ask if everything was okay, and that was the last time we saw her. Different people brought check and returned credit card.

At another time, these lapses may have been reflected in the tip, but given how small restaurants and their employees are suffering, we prefer to tip generously.

We would enjoy being treated likewise.

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KaitlynK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great outdoor dining set up, the food was very tasty (everyone finished their plates) and our server was super attentive despite having to run back and forth in the rain! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Food, service, outdoor seating was all so wonderful! I will definitely go again. Thank you!!!

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LindsayJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had a party of 8 - expensive bill. Food was bland, our waitress was a disaster. To top it off, we had a birthday and they charged us for the slice of cake lol. Will take our big groups elsewhere from now on.

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vipleahbnyc
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a great brunch at Siena. One of my friends is pregnant and couldn't participate in the bottomless brunch. The waiter made her a sparkling orange juice and then a sparkling strawberry juice to include her - it was very sweet.

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vipJRow
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience. We went for the two-for-one small plates and had an amazing meal! We ordered six plates for three: mussels (great), gnocchi (fantastic), lamb chops (best ever), octopus (superb), olives (huge), carpaccio (melt in your mouth). Highly recommended.

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AliS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Had an intimate dinner here and there were just a few red flags. One server working the entire floor is not enough (maybe manager should jump in and take tables if its a labor thing). Therefore, waiting long periods of time to get an additional drink or a clean napkin is a result of not properly being staffed. Tables are not reset between courses nor is the table crumbed. My dinner came out cold and pasta tasted frozen I ordered the (Potato Gnocchi Braised Short Rib Ragu). When the mains came out busser's noticed dirty dishes still on the table and empty wine glasses then removed it. Empty wine glasses should be refilled or removed immediately. Also, did not have table settings to eat my dinner with when my mains arrived. Just needs management, leadership and steps of service put in place.

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vipDiscerningDiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We arrived one hour into the lobster special night, yet they were out of lobster. the server told us the seafood fra diavolo was a little spicy, it was very spicy (and i like spicy). The check was incorrect. We have been to Siena before and like it, but this was not a great experience.

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FussyEater
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighbourhood restaurant. Everything superb except the noise level can get pretty high and you find yourself shouting to be heard by your table mates.

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vipLisaT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here since it opened and the food is always delicious! The Lobster Ravioli is highly recommended. I also love the risotto!

JK
vipJoKir
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Brunch very noisy and crowded. Slow service. Ok food. If you don’t want bottomless brunch drinks, it’s not really a pleasant experience.. much much too noisy.

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vipSrg1
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We have been here before and the food has always been okay for a local restaurant. But this past Saturday night, the food was excellent. There were six of us, and everyone’s food came out exactly as we had hoped.

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vipfoodguru
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, bad food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time here for a birthday get together. Amazing service staff and vibe . I would definitely return what a joy .

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vipjc18
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good for everyday dining
It’s a real neighborhood restaurant

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Mackenzie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good for Dinner (Pasta, Wine, Ambiance); Skip for Brunch. 3/5 Stars.
Went @ 12PM on a Sunday; Was seated in the front by window vs dining room.
Service: Our server was either new and not trained or didn't know what was going on. We think he meant well, but was very quiet, didn't know the menu at all, couldn't recommend any dishes, told us he never tried any of the food, and didn't check on us much at all except when we were almost done eating (to refill mimosas). We had to wave him down when we needed anything.
Brunch Burger: they forgot the egg, brought it out on a plate after and we had to add it to the burger; burger was overcooked (medium well instead of medium rare); fries were cold and not salted (and we couldn't flag down our waiter post egg-delivery to ask for S&P).
Fontina Omelette: Good flavor and fillings, side of potatoes were good but wish there were more - If you order something, go for this.
Bottomless Brunch Overall: The Deal Includes: 1 Main + 1 Side, Plus Unlimited Mimosa, Rossini, Sangria, Bloody Mary Coffee & Soda for 90 Min. However, if your item on the menu already comes with potatos, salad or fries, that IS THE SIDE. Not a dealbreaker, but this should be a bit more distinct. Mimosas were pretty good
Verdict: Go if you want bottomless Mimosas for $30 but don't expect great service or the best food. I've been for Dinner 2x and had much better experiences.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day - wonderful!

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Lizgldmrk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch with 3 of my sons. Service was outstanding. Food delicious. Very nice vibe. We will be back!

FAQs

Siena Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Siena Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 410-5588.

Siena Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 211 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.