Siena Cafe

4.4
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175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Casual
Siena Cafe specializes in Italian Cuisine, Fresh Pasta (Made Fresh, In House), a wide variety of the Fresh Fish, Steaks, Chops & other delectable Italian cuisines.

Special Offers

$29-Bottomless Brunch-90 Minutes + 1 Brunch Item

$29 Bottomless Champagne Brunch--90 Minutes + 1 Brunch Item
Mimosa, Sangria, Bloody Mary & More!
Saturday & Sundays

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 September 2019

Ends: 13 September 2118

Availability: Sun 10:30-15:30
Sat 10:30-15:30

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tapas!

Enjoy Siena's "Buy 1 get 1 Free Tapas Tuesday"

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 8 June 2019

Ends: 9 June 2118

Availability: Tue 12:00-23:00

Half Off Wine--Wednesday--All Day!

Half Off Wine Wednesdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 May 2019

Ends: 18 May 2118

Availability: Wed 12:15-23:00

Happy Hour! Monday to Friday till 7pm!

$6 Wine $5 Beer & Much More

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 March 2019

Ends: 12 March 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00

What 175 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time here for a birthday get together. Amazing service staff and vibe . I would definitely return what a joy .

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good for everyday dining
It’s a real neighborhood restaurant

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good for Dinner (Pasta, Wine, Ambiance); Skip for Brunch. 3/5 Stars.
Went @ 12PM on a Sunday; Was seated in the front by window vs dining room.
Service: Our server was either new and not trained or didn't know what was going on. We think he meant well, but was very quiet, didn't know the menu at all, couldn't recommend any dishes, told us he never tried any of the food, and didn't check on us much at all except when we were almost done eating (to refill mimosas). We had to wave him down when we needed anything.
Brunch Burger: they forgot the egg, brought it out on a plate after and we had to add it to the burger; burger was overcooked (medium well instead of medium rare); fries were cold and not salted (and we couldn't flag down our waiter post egg-delivery to ask for S&P).
Fontina Omelette: Good flavor and fillings, side of potatoes were good but wish there were more - If you order something, go for this.
Bottomless Brunch Overall: The Deal Includes: 1 Main + 1 Side, Plus Unlimited Mimosa, Rossini, Sangria, Bloody Mary Coffee & Soda for 90 Min. However, if your item on the menu already comes with potatos, salad or fries, that IS THE SIDE. Not a dealbreaker, but this should be a bit more distinct. Mimosas were pretty good
Verdict: Go if you want bottomless Mimosas for $30 but don't expect great service or the best food. I've been for Dinner 2x and had much better experiences.

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day - wonderful!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch with 3 of my sons. Service was outstanding. Food delicious. Very nice vibe. We will be back!

LS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The servers work very hard, but the restaurant appears to be understaffed. Additionally, the manager seems clueless and never checks in with guests. The food is very good, with generous portions, at a reasonable prices. They also have some very nice wines by the glass.

TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was underwhelming and service was poor as usual at Siena.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata plate and the Siena burger were amazing! Would definitely try again.

o
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Adorable with good food, only sometimes can be loud, more so from music than people. Great local place

OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff is terrific, brunch was very good. Will definitely go back.

RG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable Italian dining. Food was delicious. Wednesday night was 1/2 price on bottles of wine. Service was excellent. There was pleasant music, but really loud. We asked that it be turned down a bit. They did. Our reservation was early. By the time we left it was filled up. We all agreed we'd come back.

OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great find staff was so nice. Salad was just OK, but pasta and eggplant over zucchini noodles was delicious. Defiantly will go back.

JJ
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service

NR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends in town who loved the place... All 4 of us had the $29 bottomless brunch... we were not disappointed and will be back. Thanks!

SE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable but way too noisy!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was passable, but not great. Food was very good. Be prepared for a loud room. Would definitely go back. Never gave me my Open Table points.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thankful to have this small elegant dining option in our neighborhood, where you don’t feel like your sitting with the party next to you.

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. We went for NYE and had a party of 8. We sat in the bar and had drinks apps and dinner. It is a festive, funky environment. The decor is both warm and intimate and at the same time fun. The food was awesome!

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Monday night lobster special!

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

JL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

First of all the decor and ambience of this place is outstanding. The tables aren't crowded together like so many restaurants, it was very comfortable. They could use a little more lighting for reading the menus but nothing my cell phone didn't solve. Our waitress seemed like maybe she hadn't been working there very long. She didn't know the answer to most of my questions and didn't offer to find out. She also was a little spacey, like forgetting to bring the check after me having to request it because she was being innatentive to the fact that we had been finished for about 15 minutes. That said she was very pleasant and probably just needs training. The linguine and clams were delicious as were the calamari. My son didn't care for the lasagna (I suspect it was a little too authentic for him though) and my gnocchi with braised short rib ragu was tasty and very fresh but not my favorite. I would definitely go back for the linguine and clams though. They also made their own Sangria which initially I thought was tasty but weak but I actually felt it about 15 minutes later. I really enjoyed our Christmas dinner here. I will definitely return.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our go to special occasion plate. Food is fresh and good of service is sometimes lackluster

F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas - very friendly as usual! Wonderful people.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a mixed experience at Siena. The waitstaff were exceptional. They were knowledgeable about the menu, very efficient, made great recommendations, kept the water glasses full, and were perfectly attentive. The food ranged from just ok to very good depending on the dish. A few things the restaurant should do better. Firstly, the menu online does not match the menu in the restaurant. There were a few disappointments as dishes on the website were no longer available. While most NYC restaurants are “intimate” meaning the tables are very close together, Siena is uncomfortably so. Lastly, the wall closest to our table was dirty with drips and splashes and food stuck to it. So easy to fix with a little elbow grease if they were paying attention. So much potential for Siena and I hope they take advantage of the opportunity to go from good to great.

S
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

For the neighborhood it’s a great find.
Food is consistently good, drinks well made and fair prices.
We will continue to dine there

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and service excellent.

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love it and plan to return! As a West Village resident, it's good to have another option on the far Upper East Side.

R
Memphis
40 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding we loved it very accommodating .food was outstanding, Definitely on our list to come back

LG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Intimate space, nice ambiance and decor. Good eats!

HP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here at least once a month. I've tried different things and I'm always happy. The special of the day is usually a hit like today with spaghetti and different mushrooms. Wine Wednesday is always great!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half price small plates were a steal! Great value for a low key dinner with friends on a Tuesday.

P
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. I pass it all the time in the neighborhood and decided to give it a try. The food, wine, service and ambiance were truly outstanding. We had a delicious pasta with mushrooms and veal sorrentino. I would absolutely order them again. Possibly the most memorable dish was the side of pasta with vodka sauce; omg! We finished off the meal with a tartufo ; so much better than other places where they are as hard as rocks; this was easy to eat and scrumptious. The portions were large and the bill was modest. Turns out they have specials the early part of the week like two for one apps and half price wine. I think this is our new go to neighborhood place. Can’t wait to return!

OT
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant. Good food and service!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The waffles were tasteless. The French toast has a great flavor once you can cut through the crust. The crust once it is in your mouth is very tasty. The maple syrup is so slow coming out of the container your meal is almost cold before you get to taste it.

This was not my experience a year ago where all was excellent.

S
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good local upper east side Italian restaurant with realistic prices.
Food is good and cocktails are well made.
Service can be on the slow side when they are busy

n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Everything was fine, went for a friends bday. But then when the bill came we split it 3 ways. The server gave the cards back, we all signed, then she followed us as we walked out telling us that we never signed the receipts. Not only did we sign but they watched us do it!! When I said this she looked at me as though to say "yeah sure you did!" We didnt love that, it was very rude and we had no reason to not sign it's not as though they didnt already run the cards! Left a really poor taste in what was a lovely evening.
:(
Not sure if we will go back.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch food and drink for an amazing price, will definitely be back!

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the vegetarian options aplenty. Service was also beyond great.

TB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid Place. My wife and family have dined here many many times and hosted my son's baptism as well. Food and service are consistently outstanding. Sangria and drinks on point as well. Accommodate young children very well and make great room for the stroller. A+++++ Highly Recommend!!!

l
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went with my brother. We had the BEST fig martinis - we had to get a 2nd round. I had the special Monday night lobster which was good but not great. A bit eh. My brother had the halibut toast which he said was outstanding. Our waiter(s) were pleasant but neglectful. I put our plates on another table because they didn't remove them.