Michael Sutton and Porta Via's Peter Garland reopened the departed Pane e Vino space in Beverly Hills last week as Sirena, serving the coastal Italian cooking of Pace chef-owner Sandy Gendel over lunch and starting tonight, dinner. The famous patio is still in place, centered on a giant tree and worn, wood-topped tables, undulating with a wavy black and gray flooring design. Interiors have new a navy blue, ocean-influenced look from designer Fred Sutherland. The Mediterranean menu is geared toward organic ingredients on small and large plates that go heavy on the seafood dishes, along with Gendel's handmade pastas and pizzas. Eater notes that this newbie is taking a cue from the likes of Fig & Olive, serving an olive oil-based menu, along with grass-fed beef, and wines from former Drago sommelier Jeff Morganthal.
Sirena, 8265 Beverly Blvd. Beverly Hills; 323-852-7000.