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Sirena Ristorante

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Let me start out by saying the view is wonderful. After that it’s a down hill experience. I arrived a few minutes early for my 8:00pm reservation on a Saturday night. I was told very rudely that I could not be seated until all of my party had arrived and to move off to the side of the hostess stand immediately. As I stood to the side and waited I could not believe how unprofessional the two older woman were, not only to the customers but to the others working with them. Very unprofessional. Less then ten minutes later my other dinner guest arrived and we were seated. We were greeted by a waiter who was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. I thought this could turn into a good dinner experience (so I thought.) After waiting 15 minutes for drinks to arrive, we placed our order. We ordered Cozze (steamed mussels) $12 one Arugula salad $10 and one Caesar salad $8. Our appetizers took over 40 minutes to get to us. When the appetizers made it to our table the mussels were cold and had a horrible smell. Needless to say we lost our appetite for the mussels and asked them to be removed from our check. When our entrées arrived two out of three were not what we ordered. The waiter was very apologetic and would look in to our order. Going on 45 minutes the entrées finally arrived. The Rigatoni Vodka ($18) looked like a kids portion. The “Diver” Scallops ($26) was very good but you only got to enjoy a whole four of them! Lastly, the Filet Mignon ($29) came out bloody rare when I asked for it medium rare. I asked the waiter to sent it back thinking it would only take 10 minutes but after 25 minutes I was furious and lost my appetite. About the only thing going for this place is the location. If it was not for the location this miserable restaurant would be out of business. I did find out from the waiter who and why these older ladies where at the host stand. He smiled and told me they were the owners wives. Don’t waste your money on small portions, bad seafood and attitude. Joseph, Michael Cetrulo and Kenneth Mansfield shame on you.

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  1. rut ro. where is sirena?

    1. ohhh sirena in LB. i like pier village but the restaurants stink!

      1. I hear you! This is one restaurant I can honestly say I will never give another chance.

        1. Let's wait until the next "owner" to take over and HOPEFULLY will do a way better job than this horrendous place.

          1. Take it from a local... Pier Village was built as a cash cow for out-of-towners. The city used "eminent domain" to push people out of their homes to build this monstrosity, as well as other coastal redevelopment zones. That said, the restaurants suck, the stores are a joke and the ONE time I went (out of curiosity) I had the feeling I was walking on the graves of homes and families that were forced out by their own hometown. Want a great restaurant not too far from Pier Village? There are plenty. Angelica's, The Original Oyster, Bay Ave. Trattoria, Mr. C's, many Asbury restaurants, most Red Bank spots, and more and more and more. There's no need to go into Pier Village (or Long Branch for that matter) and waste your money and time.

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            1. Check your bill carefully if you dine at Sirena.... We had lunch at the bar and must say that we enjoyed our food. We were impressed with the steak and found that we were getting a good deal from the lunch menu. Things began to decline after eating though. We suspected there was going to be confusion when we noticed our menus had varying prices. We decided to see how it went and were disappointed to find that it was hardly handled in a professional manner. Our initial check charged us the dinner menu prices for our Filet Mignon ($29 vs $16) and Bufala Mozzarella Salad ($12 vs $8 as it said on my menu). Two of our three wines also had odd prices with change listed rather than the whole number prices listed on the menu. The bartender brought the corrected check along with a menu showing that the salad was the correct price. If he had brought the menu I was given, he would have noticed my version of the correct price. There was certainly no responsibility being accepted at this point. We then charged our meal and upon checking the charge receipt noticed that the bartender rounded our bill up to $60 from $59.80. While this is only a different of $.20, I have never dined at a restaurant that rounded our bill. I would be interested to find out if this is done with other customer's bills because it certainly does add up. When I asked the female manager on duty about this, she was extremely rude.She told me that the tax is backed out of drinks so it appears as a round number on the final check. If this is the case, why wouldn't it occur for all of our drinks? She refunded the "mistaken" $60 then ran our cc for the correct amount. At no point did she apologize. Instead, she threw the bill at us and walked away into another room. It was disappointing that the service and attitude took such a downturn. We were impressed with our meal but will definitely not return to be greeted with such rude behavior and attitude. There are enough other restaurants in the area that deliver good food AND good service at consistent and honest prices.

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              1. re: ljl1

                WHY this place is still in business in beyond me.......