La Sirene

Address: 558 Broome Street, New York City, 10013, United States
Telephone: 212-925-3061

- Mid-range

4.4

The city's best BYOB bistro.

Hidden on a side street in Soho is this BYOB gem that serves delicious modern French cuisine and it's all affordable. La Sirene is a cozy and inviting restaurant that has pleased the palates of gourmands since 2007. It's my favorite cozy French restaurant because the food is great and owner Didier Pawlicki is grateful for every accolade he receives. 

Food and drink
4.8
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Service
4.2
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Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4
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Ambience
4
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Location
4.3
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Food and drink

The food is decadent and delicious. Everything is of the best quality and Francophiles will delight in the authentic yet modern dishes. The menu changes depending on the season. 

Recommended dishes

There are so many dishes I love, it's hard to choose just a few. If you have to choose, and your heart can handle the cholesterol, opt for the tournedos rossini, which is filet mignon topped with foie gras and a red wine truffle sauce. I like the baked sea shepherd pie. It's very filling, especially on a cold winter night. The cassoulet also receives rave reviews from diners. 

Ambience

It's casual and cozy. There aren't a lot of tables so don't be afraid if the person next to you bumps into you from time to time. 

Service

Service is attentive if a bit brisk at times. Pawlicki is usually around if you have a problem or concern. If you've forgotten your wine, you can order from nearby Hudson Wine & Spirits. There is no minimum amount to get delivery to the restaurant.

Location

On the corner of Varick and Broome Streets.

Price advice

Dinner for two from the a la carte menu (offered on weekends) runs about $100 for two. Opt for the three-course prix fixe menu from Sunday through Thursday, which costs only $28.95 per person.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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