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 fireplace.in 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
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
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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