La Sirene

La Sirene

French Restaurant$$$$
Hudson Square, New York
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    Shayna K.
    "Goat cheese tart & the truffle fondue are the way to go w 4 sides."(12 Tips)
    raees e.
    "BYOB is awesome, but this place is a cant miss in NYC."(19 Tips)
    Aileen T.
    "tender escargots, excellent hanger steak, and comforting cassoulet"(13 Tips)
    Stefanie C.
    "Omg their filet w/ foie gras spread on top is absolutely amazing."(13 Tips)
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  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessJuly 8, 2016
    Great BYO place (S-Th). Kassulet was seriously good but filling so if you plan on ordering, go easy on the bread (which is meh). Duck breast was excellent too and goat cheese tart and escargot were ++
  • Jen C.
    Jen ChangAugust 20, 2013
    Goat cheese tart and hanger steak. Amazing. Cannot go wrong with this romantic resto. Also big plus is BYOB where you can order delivery from a wine list the restaurant provides. Cash only!
  • Ariana V.heart icon on user image
    Ariana VoyerAugust 29, 2016
    Fantastic wine list, panzotti, tonnarelli neri, raviolis and short rib carpaccio! Outdoor seating is also lovely
  • Stefanie C.
    Stefanie CheukSeptember 29, 2013
    Omg their filet w/ foie gras spread on top is absolutely amazing. mallard duck is very flavorful how duck should b prepared. Slightly overpriced for the service & atmosphere but food is well worth it
  • Das H.heart icon on user image
    Das HeffriesFebruary 14, 2013
    everything was wonderful. had mussels with mustard sauce. french onion soup. hanger steak. filet. which I recommend all. except the seafood pie thing. which I dont remember what it was called.
  • Martin R.
    Martin RigbyJuly 10, 2018
    The cassoulet is amazing but has so many calories it is best eaten before intense physical activity. It was originally a meal intended to last a soldier all day.
  • Pia
    PiaApril 25, 2012
    Didier, the owner, is a sweet French man. The restaurant seats 48 & is the epitome of intimate. Food is delish and it's BYOB. The escargots & filet w/foie gras are UNREAL. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Albert T.heart icon on user image
    Albert TongMarch 6, 2015
    Kassulet is awesome. Duck confit, slab of bacon, pork sausage braised in duck fat. Truffle gnocchi is addicting.
  • Carly M.
    Carly MFebruary 3, 2013
    Best time to dine is definitely after 9. Beat the crowd and enjoy the sweet ambiance of low lighting, some window seats, and a fantastic playlist. This place is a gem.
  • Diego R.heart icon on user image
    Diego RomeroMarch 2, 2015
    One of The Best french restaurants I have tried. The classics: escargots, fillet mignon,, and duck with and incredible goat cheese tart!
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzJanuary 26, 2016
    Very charming spot with excellent service and a warm and engaging host. Great food, foie Gras and vegetables stand out
  • Neetu M.
    Neetu MApril 27, 2012
    This place has got be eating duck. Cherry duck out of this world. Hangar steak is not bad either. Staff is super nice. I walked in but heard you need RSVP. Bring cash - BYOB but they gave me free wine
  • Nancy H.heart icon on user image
    Nancy HeOctober 10, 2014
    The pureed veggie they give you is so good. Also the filter mignon with foie gras is super flavorful and rich. Great that it's byob.
  • william v.
    william verondaJune 9, 2017
    The portions are huge. Three of us shared a goat cheese tart an appetizer and a Tarte Tain for dessert. Both exceptional.
  • Daniela
    DanielaOctober 10, 2011
    Fantastic BYOB experience. Food was delicious, service was perfection. Met chef-owner Didier on the way in - what a charming man! Don't forget to make reservations and bring cash.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    While this French bistro is no longer BYOB, they now take AmEx. Make a reservation in advance and bring your appetite, especially when tackling the Kassoulet.
  • Jasmine M.heart icon on user image
    This place made me like French food. Amazingly written menu. Hanger steak and goat cheese tarte were delicious.
  • James S.heart icon on user image
    James SaeleeDecember 28, 2013
    BYOB (no corkage fee), cash only. Get the curry mussels and the Tournedos Rossini (filet mignon topped with foie gras). So delicious!
  • John H.
    John HodgeOctober 13, 2013
    Ramen is very good, especially the spicy one. Ask for no mayo on the pork buns.
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra BaezSeptember 9, 2013
    French onion soup, sautéed baby octopus, all the veggie sides, this filet mignon with foie gras.. all incredible!
  • Jen L.
    Jen LeeJune 23, 2010
    Please, please order the curry mussels. The mussels are fresh and they're basked in this rich, cream, flavorful broth (almost a curry sauce). Other favs: beet salad, goat tart and profiteroles
  • pipituheart icon on user image
    pipituFebruary 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The escargots and foir gras upon hanger steak were amazing
  • ArtJonakheart icon on user image
    ArtJonakMarch 7, 2015
    Profiteroles = amazing! Like puffy clouds filled with heavenly cream.
  • Shay C.heart icon on user image
    Shay CorbettNovember 11, 2013
    Great food that won't kill your wallet. BYOB with no corking fee and great service. Will DEFINITELY come back.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 18, 2011
    Make reservations at this tiny and delicious modern French bistro. Enjoy BYOB with no cork fee and try the Tournedos Rossini. Cash only.
  • Elif K.heart icon on user image
    Elif K.February 8, 2015
    Escargot is amazing even for less adventurous types. Lovely food, small restaurant, great for a fun night
  • Dens
    DensAugust 17, 2011
    BYOB but there's no wine shops in the hood. Ask for the wine list from the place that delivers: 212-229-2409
  • Dave R.heart icon on user image
    Dave ReedFebruary 2, 2017
    Best restaurant week I've ever done here. The truffle ravioli was spot on.
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    MJune 20, 2016
    Good food, solid neighborhood spot, and can pretty much always get a table.
  • Saj S.
    Saj SalickramDecember 31, 2013
    Duck is amazing, as is puréed veggies, who knew baby food could taste so good?
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 2, 2013
    Quaint, delightful, delicious. Our waitress was an exact replica of Amelie. How much more French can you get than that?
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish SharmaFebruary 25, 2014
    Must try dishes: Goat cheese tart, roasted escargot. The French onion soup is pretty darn good too.
  • Esther
    EstherAugust 25, 2012
    Filet w foie gras, hangar steak, escargot--all phenomenal. Profiteroles--amazing. BYOB was just icing on cake.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerOctober 19, 2010
    Didier Pawlicki, the chef and owner of one of the tiniest, least pretentious, more pleasurable French bistros in the city, is a sensitive and adaptable—not to mention Internet-savvy—soul. Read more
  • Julie L.heart icon on user image
    Good classic french restaurant. All dishes was great, service was good.
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuJanuary 7, 2015
    Definitely coming back. Super cozy and intimate, good for the 3rd date. :)
  • Stephen
    StephenSeptember 12, 2012
    Try the Tournedos Rossini - Filet mignon topped with foie gras! Plus the side vegetables are unlimited. SO DAMN GOOD.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BorelliApril 24, 2013
    The Kassulet (cassoulet) is wonderful, and you won't be hungry again till breakfast—or lunch.
  • Shayna K.
    Shayna KulikJuly 16, 2013
    Goat cheese tart & the truffle fondue are the way to go w 4 sides.
  • 𝙶𝚘𝚗𝚣𝚊𝚕𝚘 .heart icon on user image
    Rack of lamb was finger licking good
  • Christy S.
    Christy SmithAugust 9, 2018
    They accept bitcoin.
  • Siobhánheart icon on user image
    SiobhánSeptember 30, 2018
    Food was great… after I had to send it back to the kitchen because the waiter had given the opposite order from what I’d asked for. And essentially no cards taken but all the crypto currencies? Weird.
  • stephiedooheart icon on user image
    stephiedooJuly 18, 2011
    Goat cheese tart is delicious. Duck and lamb leg is also amazing with their signature sauces.
  • Jacob U.heart icon on user image
    Jacob UnderwoodJune 19, 2017
    Fillet minion with fois gras, warm chocolate cake
  • PandaBelle c.
    PandaBelle chicAGoJune 24, 2010
    Goat Cheese Tart & Moules Vignerones (dinner portion - trust me, if you get the appetizer portion like we did, you'll be sorry!) are to die for!
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseJanuary 5, 2013
    tender escargots, excellent hanger steak, and comforting cassoulet
  • Amy W.
    Amy WangMay 9, 2010
    Wow. Foie on top of filet?! Curried mussels? Sweet succulent duck? Love love love this place!! Please go. And expect a mega calorific meal :)
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 24, 2011
    Recommended by our concierge William at Smyth. BYOB with no corkage fees and totally down-to-earth French cuisine. A pleasant experience.
  • Tania L.heart icon on user image
    Tania LucieMarch 21, 2014
    No longer a BYOB. Now charges a $20 corkage fee.....The duck is amazing!
  • raees e.
    raees ebrahimDecember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BYOB is awesome, but this place is a cant miss in NYC.
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