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Sirena Ristorante, Long Branch, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Sirena Ristorante, Long Branch, NJ

Sirena Ristorante is a classical Italian restaurant with lots of ambiance and awesome, scenic oceanfront/beach views

Sirena Ristorante
27 Ocean Ave
Long Branch, NJ

Sirena Ristorante: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Italian

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: Well executed, though creativity and quality of ingredients is barely a notch above other Italian restaurants in the northern Jersey Shore.

Service: Inconsistent. For an upscale restaurant. attentiveness and friendliness needs improvement

Ambiance/Decor: Outstanding, The ambiance is Sirena's best feature. with awesome, scenic oceanfront, beach views, and seating near the the colder months

Overall Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 stars= poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who value trendy, ambiance and scenic Beach/ocean views with above average good Italian food.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer dining in a quieter, traditional, red sauce, southern Italian, BYOB restaurant serving huge portions

Recommended dishes: When available, The Ipoglosso seared halibut with fingerling potato, shimeji mushrooms, haricot verts, clams, miso fumet, and pea shoots; The Veal Chop Milanese with arugula, cherry tomato, capers, onions, and grana padano; and The Pappardelle bolognese with beef, veal, pork ragu, and mascarpone

Liquor: Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant

Restaurant Review

Sirena Ristorante is a classical Italian restaurant with awesome, scenic oceanfront, beach views , located in the charming Pier Village section of Long Branch.

It's popular with diners who come to enjoy an upscale Jersey Shore Experience. The ambiance is Sirena's best feature.

The view of the ocean is an attraction that can be seen from the large, airy dining room on two levels, and from the bar area with its own cozier ambiance. The interior is bright and open with tables set with white linens surrounded by blonde wooden, cushioned dining chairs, and dark wooden bar stools in the bar

For a cozy, romantic dining occasion, asked to be seated at a table along the windows. On a cold winter evening, ask to be seated next to the fireplace.

During the warmer months they have outdoor dining on the deck overlooking the beach and ocean.

The preparation of the food is good, but not much better than other nearby Italian restaurants. The menu lacks creativity as well as quality ingredients sourced from high end food purveyors. While there are many menu items that are expensive, for the budget conscious there are many entrees that are moderately priced.

The wine list is extensive.

During the peak hours, depending on seating, the noise can get to be loud.

Reservations are recommended on weekends, especially during the summer.

Sirena is open seven days/week;
Monday - Wednesday 11:30am - 10:30pm, Thursday 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 11:30pm and Sunday 12noon - 9:30pm

Garage parking across the street is your most convenient option for parking. If you choose to park at the garage you may find that it has an unusual automatic payment system that can take people while to figure out. Allow additional time to get through the parking system if you have a reservation for dinner.

During the warmer months, take a stroll on the boardwalk. It's a great way to walk off a filling Italian meal.

(update: January, 2020)

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