Welcome back to Eater Scenes, where photographer Rey Lopez captures a restaurant at a specific time and day. Here, Lopez visits Siren, the latest venture by award-winning restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier.
Wiedmaier and chef/partner Brian McBride dove right into things at the new seafood restaurant they’ve tucked into boutique hotel, The Darcy, joining executive chef John Critchley — who moved over from Brine in Mosaic District, and previously spent time at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown — for dinner service on opening night.
Guests were introduced to an ingredient-driven menu that celebrates the bounty of the sea, featuring crustacean-filled seafood towers ($70-$150), caviar service ($35 an ounce to $125 an ounce), surf-and-turf platters embellished with whipped Wagyu butter ($56), locally sourced crab cakes with charred leeks and Virginia peanut Romesco sauce ($19), and more.
The restaurant is open for dinner nightly. Weekend brunch is expected to follow, as is the debut of an outdoor patio.