The Happy Hour Special You Didn’t Even Know You Were Missing
Le Sirene does Italian-style happy hour with discounted drinks — and free food.
photos by Samantha Garbarini
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, the best happy hour in Westchester isn’t at some trendy, raucous cocktail spot, it’s at the quiet bar at Le Sirene in Larchmont. A white-tablecloth restaurant might not seem like an obvious choice for happy hour, but stick with us on this one. Starting at 5 p.m. the restaurant rolls out its own version of an aperitivo, Italy’s answer to after-work drinks, which is always accompanied by free food.
Cocktails (embrace Italian vibes with a classic Negroni) and by-the-glass wines (Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, and Montepulciano, among others) are priced at $7.50. While beers, including several hard-to-find-in-Westchester Italian craft bottles are only $3.75. What makes the deal so remarkable is the food that comes with it. It starts with little bowls of olives and glasses of the highly addictive, rosemary-flecked breadsticks, made in-house. Then comes a slice of calzone, delicately layered with prosciutto, zucchini, and melted cheese. There might also be piping hot, truffle-scented rice balls, or Margherita pizza, fresh from the bar area’s searing hot oven.
Still hungry after all those snacks? Consider sticking around for dinner: The three-course prix-fixe menu — seriously, get the bomboloni for dessert — is a total steal at $34.95.
1957 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont
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