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La Sirene UWS

4.5
739 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.'

Support La Sirene UWS during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 739 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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SusanS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent as well as the service. Fabulous neighbor gem!

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vipNymaine
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, ambience and brunch was delicious. Great local restaurant and always excellent customer service.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Acoustic level inside a bit loud. Needs some soundproofing. Not easy to converse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Duck was cooked medium well when ordered med rare

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vipMeredithM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really liked this restaurant! The escargot was very good!

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vipDependable
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

very pleasant environment. busy lunch being handled by only 1 service person who did good job considering.

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vipAMKo
New York Area
239 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a treat to go back to La Sirene. There are menu items that are not easily found in other local French restaurants (like a wonderful chicken livers salad, superb steak tartare, and the nearly extinct tournedos Rossini, well executed), and a charming interior. Service is good, and there is a superb Cotes du Rhône for under &60.

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vipPeterM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and wonderful service

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JulesK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Relaxed, quiet, excellent food and service. Very pleased.

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vipMV2017
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

You go there when you feel like eating something French - seriously good baguette, very hood pâté, good lamb, tender tongue (though needs flavor). Pasta shouldn’t be on the menu. They did a wonderful job with the outside space, it’s very cozy. Excellent service. Will be back to try more.

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SusanH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Ate outside so the ambience is the street but curtained off for quasi private dining. Food was v good but about half a dozen of my mussels were not open so inedible. Service was casual but attentive and wine suggestion was on the mark. My 4th time eating here, 2x dinner and 2x lunch. It’s a gem of a restaurant. Pay in cash to avoid the 4% credit card fee.

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King
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful French bistro-best on the UWS. Excellent wine list and we enjoyed perfectly prepared fish and Cornish game hens. Bring cash, 4% up charge for using a credit card.

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Libbyj
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from Texas. Delicious food. Goat cheese tart, pork tenderloin, French fries and a large plate of side vegetables were all excellent tasting.

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Gunga
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The cassoulet was very, very good. Poached pear appetizer delicious. Hanger steak good. Pork tenderloin very good. Foie Gras excellent. Desserts (profiteroles, Croquembouche au Caramel) were better sounding and looking than tasting - pastry could have been flakier, filling not as succulent as imagined. We ate in the Covid-era pavilion outside and it was nicely appointed with greenery and decent lighting so very pleasant on a mild September evening. The downside was that a bold panhandler approached each table and asked and pestered, berating customers who didn't come across. I noticed that the waitstaff disappeared inside when she showed up and made no effort to intercede as she worked each table in turn. Comes with the territory, I guess, and perhaps they preferred to let her do her thing and go rather than create a scene but I might consider eating inside next time. Service was largely attentive. Bit of a wait between first drink and food-ordering but once past that, things were fairly smooth. At one point, a server came with what looked like the first half of our meal (for 4) but then returned, looking in a state of shock, and abruptly snatched the dishes away with no explanation (we had already sampled a couple of frittes). The main waiter ambled over a little while later and offered little explanation...muttering something about a mistake. I guess the timing was off for the entrees or they left something off the order. At any rate, no harm, no foul, really...just disconcerting. The food was good. We had a nice time. Overall, a pleasant experience.

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vipAwesome
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, romantic setting, outstanding service!

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LisaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had booked an earlier reservation outdoors and had to move it out, which they were very nice about, and said we would "work it out" as they were booked at that time. When we arrived, there were not seats outside, but they gave us each a glass of prosecco while we waited inside. We decided just to eat inside and it was delicious. We had the escargots and the cassoulet.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My problem is that I so love the ravioli appetizer and the duck that I find it hard to order anything else!

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Intheneighborhood
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is just fantastic

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tomb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

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vipwestsider
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exellent dinner and service.......................

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vipLexi
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

E had our choice of several outside tables and chose one on the corner surrounded by relaxing lighting and green plants. Tony, our waiter, was terrific as was the support staff. Pear with melted blue cheese was an outstanding sharing starter. Cod special was yummy and was well priced. Main courses served with a lovely plate of four assorted vegetables. Good red wine and being with family made It a perfect evening. A true neighborhood gem!

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vipSorbs
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

While three of us immensely enjoyed our meal and wine my husband's duck breast was fatty, tough and unpleasant. He was uncomfortable verbalizing this at the time.

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vipChiligirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exactly what you’re hoping for when you go out for French food. The food is absolutely delicious and there is plenty of outdoor seating, if you like.

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vipBlueRooster
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot overstate how impressed we were by level of service and the quality of the food including its presentation. A real addition to Upper West Side dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere delicious food great servers

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vipWestsider
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious. I have had the mussels at La Sirene many times and am never disappointed. Other members of my party were equally happy with their selections.

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vipPickEeater
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

This was our first time here. Outdoor dining has challenged the entire dining out scene. It was very warm last night and a bit crowded under the awning. The food was very good and menu had excellent choices. Everything was very fresh.

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viphappywifey
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a very pleasant lunch outside. Waitress was sweet and competent. We had watermelon salad 4.5/5, pate lunch 4.5/5, mussels 4/5, and mimosas 5/5. What stood out was the pate presentation was unique and it reminded us of eating in Paris. Miss traveling to Europe so much but it was a nice memory that the pate gave us, sigh! Be gone COVID-19!

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Susi
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

food was good,wellprepared and presented. our server very attentive and pleasant. it's a neighborhood haven from daily problems!

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vipVlucia
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always excellent. It presents simple, well-prepared bistro dishes. The atmosphere is quiet and quaint.
My favorite restaurant in this neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. Food was delish. Great ambience. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great and service was phenomenal. Only reason I give it 4 stars is because they charge a 4% credit card fee on your dining, which I wish was made apparent up front. Also, unhoused people kept coming up to us during our meal while we were eating outside.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. I love the way they have set up outdoor dining.

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JudithS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This was the second time we were there in a week. Somehow it was not as successful as our first visit.
We ate inside, it was very hot, crowded and noisy. The tables are tiny so the bread plate dropped to the floor. The food was good but not great.
Doubt if we will return.

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MarieH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic food and service! I recommend this restaurant for all family and friends.

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vipShariS
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and lovely service. Small indoor space. The pear salad and Cornish hen were great. Nice assortment of vegetables to accompany entree. I couldn't possibly have finished the profiteroles as my friend did, the sorbet was just enough!

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vipRona
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect at La Sirene. The food was delicious and the service was great. A great treat for Restaurant Week!

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vipStephenC
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed restaurant week lunch at this under the radar UWS restaurant. Ordered the pate appetizer & the beef tartare, both very good.

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vipMKM11
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

La Sirene is such a friendly and charming neighborhood spot for delicious continental cuisine with something for everyone. A visiting guest took us there for dinner and was delighted with the menu, the service, and the ambiance. We look forward to returning.

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vipRayUWS
New York Area
191 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall the food was good, but not great. The wine list is varied but most are very pricy. Would I go back? I'd give it another try and order different food (we had: pate - dry; french onion soup - good; steak tartar - good but didn't taste like it has just been made, which I feel steak tartar should be made a la minute; hanger steak - didn't taste like it had been just cooked).

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 739 OpenTable diners.

La Sirene UWS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/T95TF7G9YP8KX/order.

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.