Late April 2017, Chef Robert Wiedmaier opened the bold new Siren at The Darcy, near Washington, DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood with chef John Critchley at the helm of the kitchen. As the latest venture of the acclaimed RW Restaurant Group, Siren features chef Wiedmaier’s distinctive culinary approach with a focus on seafood reeled in from the world’s waterways. From Alaskan King Crab and White Ivory Salmon, to delicate Sea Urchin from Japan, to the succulent fish and crustaceans found in the gleaming waters of the North Sea, punctuated by the golden afternoon sun: at Siren, Wiedmaier treats all this briny bounty with an exercise in fantasy, seducing the senses and stimulating the palate. The seasonally grounded menu drives the culinary team to source many of its locally available ingredients from nearby, whenever possible, as waters and farmland dictate. Wiedmaier proudly hoists the banner of his own heritage and culinary style at each of his restaurants, and at Siren, he devises dishes that ambitiously weave together waves of old and new world flavor – all in keeping with American taste. Cocktails reflect the spirit of the exotic spice and rum trade and make a perfect mate to the raw bar offerings and seafood towers, which can be enjoyed in the dramatic lounge or on the tucked-away patio. Taking its name from the seductive sailor-luring creatures of Greek mythology, Siren's atmosphere harkens back to the salty days of seafaring and the colorful, rough-and-tumble maritime life. The interior encompasses all the brass-trimmed allure of captain’s quarters, with shipshape notes of dark handsome millwork, deep red accents and fresh splashes of oceanic blue. Classic yet edgy, the carefully curated artwork draws from folkloric depictions of mermaids and old-school tattoo designs from bygone sailing cultures.
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005