Sirena reviewed in Asbury Park Press
Did you get a chance to read Andrea's review of the place?
It was hysterical. She had a very poor meal served by a waitress with a 'tude.
Incredibly, the best dish she sampled that night was the strozzapretti which is what I had during my only visit. It was a poorly made dish. And yet it was the BEST of all the other entrees she tried! ... LOL ...
She ended by saying she was "outraged" by the poor execution of the food. ... LOL ...
I read it, too! I gave this place 2 chances to impress me and each time I was so disappointed...at myself!! How could I actually think with the first time being such a downhill disaster, that the second time would be better. It was worse!! The only thing I like about the place is it's location and decor. After that, zilch! Nothing!
I have yet to read or hear one good review on this place.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I did ingest a meal at Sirena (it was my friend’s turn to pick) and while I wouldn’t agree with David Corcoran’s “Very Good,” it is possible to have an acceptable meal here. It is, of course, a pretty place with a lovely view. We kept it simple and split competent wild mushroom risotto to start. My friend’s rigatoni vodka was slightly better than my pappardelle Bolognese, but both were good enough to suit the occasion.
We split a bottle of a something-something Montepulciano about which I remember only that it was rather raw-boned and that it was offered on the menu as a “Montelpuciano.”
The service was fine if a little youthfully enthusiastic and unpolished. Sirena was the best of my admittedly limited Pier Village experience, which scene I prefer to avoid. You would have to decide whether or not good enough is Good Enough.
I also read this review and wonder what it is with the attitude at this place and also at Avenue...seems to be contagious at Pier Village. I won't be wasting time or $$$ at either of these places.