Siren (Washington, D.C.)

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One of the most interesting things about choosing a restaurant is what time you should go.  There are plenty of restaurants out there that offer a great brunch and dinner menu, but how do you choose which time to go?  Is it the price that you choose or the type of menu that’s offered?  This specific restaurant is known more for their dinner menu, so I opted to go the other route instead.


Siren, which is located off of Rhode Island Avenue in NW Washington, D.C., is a restaurant that serves Global and Local style Seafood with an international twist.  It’s apart of the Robert Wiedmaier brand which specializes in fine dining and pub style dishes.  The interior of this restaurant is very eloqent and looks as though you can come here for a special occasion.


During my visit, I was able to indulge in two dishes.  Grilled Spanish Octopus and Grits and Smoked Salmon Potato Waffle were the two dishes that were ordered.  I’ll start off with the Grilled Spanish Octopus and Grits.  It consisted of Confit Mushrooms and a Steamed Farm Egg.  Spiciness, Earthy, and Savory were some of the words that I can use to describe this dish.  The octopus along with the Confit Mushrooms had a slight bite to them.  They were spicy but not over bearing.  The grits were nice and creamy, and were seasoned to perfection.  Pepper was definitely used in this dish because you could taste it, but not enough to make you clear your throat.  The Steamed Egg was a great tough, although I would’ve preferred a poach egg instead.  I think the Egg Yolk from a poached Egg would’ve blended well with the overall flavors of the smokey flavor of the overall dish.


The next dish that was ordered was the Smoked Salmon Potato Waffle.  It consisted of Smoked Salmon, Sour Cream, Poached Egg, and Roe. This dish was good but not great.  The potato waffle was interesting in a sense of it being a little dry.  It needed more flavor, maybe salt, thyme, and rosemary, but it was still good nonetheless.  The Smoked Salmon which was the bed for the Poached Egg was a great idea.  I loved the addition of the Sour Cream that went well with the Potato and the Saltiness of the Roe, and the presentation was excellent.  The salmon was fresh, the garnish was great, and the overall dish was good.  There were some slight changes that I would’ve made to add more flavor, but overall this was a great dish.


If you’re looking for another brunch place in Washington, D.C. to attend then I’d give this place a shot.  When you do decide to go, let me know what you think!


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