Located on the Plaza Level of Chelsea’s storied Maritime Hotel, La Sirena is Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s first new restaurant in New York in nearly a decade. 

The space is characterized by custom ’60s-inspired curvilinear pavers throughout and walls clad in quartz by Caesarstone. A 38-foot marble bar bisects the grand patio and connects the more intimate north and south dining rooms.

La Sirena offers two distinct dining experiences. In the barroom is the Tapas Bar where guests enjoy a food menu of small plates that pair well with cocktails and wine. The mastermind behind the Tapas Bar is Anthony Sasso, a 13-year veteran of Batali’s Casa Mono. 

In the restaurant’s more formal Main Dining Room, we offer a Michelin-starred menu representative of the entire Italian Peninsula. In the traditional Italian style, meals begin with antipasti, followed by pastas including Lasagne al Pesto with layers of fresh pasta, golden potatoes and bechamel, then secondi. A menu of seasonal desserts by Pastry Chef Thea Habjanic end every meal on a sweet note. 

 

“To the Sirens first shalt thou come, who bewitch all men, whosoever shall come to them. Whoso draws nigh them unwittingly and hears the sound of the Sirens’ voice, never doth he see wife or babes stand by him on his return, nor have they joy at his coming…”
– The Odyssey

 

the team

Josh Laurano

Josh Laurano grew up in a food family. Known as the knish queen of West Virginia, Laurano’s mother owned and operated a local organic bakery. His father, a vegetarian restaurant in New ...

Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich is one of America’s preeminent restaurateurs and TV personalities; he is also a New York Times bestselling author and triathlete. A renown authority on Italian wine, in 2005, he was ...

Mario Batali

With restaurants worldwide and a host of television shows, including ABC’s “The Chew,” Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working today. Mario is also the New York ...

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz has been working in Italian restaurants since he was fifteen. Jeff attended Babson College and majored in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Not long after graduation, Jeff relocated to New York where ...

Maximilian Quattrone

Maximilian Quattrone joined La Sirena as General Manager in January 2017. Previously, Maximilian held managerial and wine-centric positions at some of New York City’s most popular restaurants. Before becoming General Manager of ...

Kathryn Gillan

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Kathryn Gillan has been producing events in New York City for five years. She began her career with David Monn where she worked her way from an internship ...

Thea Habjanic

Thea Habjanic is Executive Pastry Chef at La Sirena. Born and raised in Manhattan, Thea grew up in her father’s Northern Italian restaurant on 46th Street’s Restaurant Row: Osteria del Carso. After graduating from ...

Anthony Sasso

Growing up as one of four children in Glasco, NY, Anthony Sasso was always surrounded by art, music, and creativity. After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, Sasso’s culinary ...

Scott Woltz

Scott Woltz is La Sirena’s wine director. He comes to us from Eleven Madison Park. 

Katie Stipe

Katie Stipe has been fortunate to work in some of New York and the world’s most beloved cocktail bars.  She learned her craft at Flatiron Lounge over ten years ago where she ...

 

Always hiring

and excited to add new talent to our team.

For a list of available positions, visit our page on Culinary Agents. Whether or not we have an appropriate position available, submit your resume and cover letter and we’ll review your information promptly.

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