Osso Bucco Bianco - Braised in white wine and herbs and sauteed pea tendrils

Put aside the beautiful suroundings, the delicious yet slightly overpriced food and super friendly server for a moment.

Nothing else seems to matter when one locks oneself in the bathroom…

I’m not entirely sure what percentage of the blame is my fault, but I can’t believe it’s more than 25%!

The sliding latch that easily locked in place would not as easily slide back! It was stuck!

I kept yanking on it, in hopes that it would jiggle out of place.

But to no avail.

I started to panic a bit. For a moment, I wondered how I would pass the ensuing hours. Would I cry in a corner? Would I compose music, come up with some mad beats?

Perhaps, just a long, continuous scream…

I eventually had to resort to banging hard on the looming, cantankerous door.

No one heard. The bustling outside drowned out all of my noisy attempts.

Finally a bus boy came to the door to whom I yelled “How do I open this thing??”

“Push the little button”.

I had seen this little f*cker before – tried to move it from side to side. Tried to turn it. But never tried to push it.


One second later, I was outside. Fresh air. Red Face.

No one noticed, thankfully. No one heard a thing. The bus boy was gone in seconds.

Ok, now to the restaurant (now that I survived my harrowing ordeal).

Like I said, Sirena is gorgeous. No matter if you sit inside or out. I wouldn’t say that one necessarily overtakes the other.

Our Food Highlights:

Fried Squash Blossoms (amazing. order these. taste like jalapeno poppers)

Wild Mushroom Pizza (super thin, super flavorful)

Potato Puree (99% butter, 1% potato. Amazing)

Brussels Sprouts (simple, a little crispy, a nice side with any meat you order)

Osso Bucco Bianco (huge portion, juicy and tender veal)

Lamb Shank (also huge portion, tons of meat, good deal for the $)

Some disappointments would be the tiny, TINY portion of Agnoloti Pasta. It was gone in 60 seconds. Either knock $10 off the price or double the portion, people.

The Hamachi was a tad overpriced and I felt there wasn’t much to the Grilled Endive/Beet Salad or the Maine Lobster Salad.

Sirena just opened about a month ago, and still has to work out some kinks (we had a delicious drink, but they’re still working on a cocktail menu – but they have an extensive wine list) but nothing is stopping you from dining here immediately and just listening to my suggestions cuz Bun Boy knows what’s up, ya’ll.

8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-7000

The courtyard fills up after 7:30 but if you want the place to yourself, come early!

Strawberry Mint Margarita

Fried Squash Blossoms, fresh ricotta, buratta, roasted peppers, frissee and fried garbanzo beans

Grilled Endive, roasted baby beets, almond crusted goat cheese, blood orange vinaigrette

Hamachi Crudo - Blood Orange, Shaved Fennel, Gremolata

Maine Lobster Tail Salad, Burrata, Flora Bella Arugula, Clementine Green Goddess Dressing

Potato Puree - White Truffle Oil

Burssels Sprouts - pine nuts, crispy guanciale

Roasted Butternut Squash Agnoloti and fresh ricotta

Wild Mushroom Pizza with green garlic, goat and fontina cheese

Wood Oven Braised Colorado Lamb Shank - Soft Polenta, Parmigiano Reggiano

Butterscotch Bread Pudding