Orsay
Orsay

Orsay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.orsayrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2125176400x0
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Antoine Camin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer outside catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Orsay has a secluded room for meetings & events. The room located on the second floor, can seat up to 70 guests. Designed with the same art nouveau private details as the restaurant, it is also equipped with integrated audio visual equipment for business meetings or to view that special anniversary video. Orsay also has a semi-private area on the 1st floor.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie 2125170015x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 75th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a garage on 75th street between Lexington and Park.
A word from Orsay
Designed by partner Jean Denoyer, Orsay strikes that difficult balance of sophisticated-chic in a warm convivial atmosphere. Dark mahogany raised paneled walls meet Art Nouveau styled arches in a deep, creamy butter color. The floor is a work of art, Italian mosaic tiles in warm tones of precious metals hand laid in a beautiful fan pattern that floats in waves across the expanse of floor. Banquettes with high wood backs topped with frosted glass panels provide privacy if wanted, and the low, soft lighting emanates from Art Nouveau period chandeliers that Denoyer had custom designed. A 20-foot long zinc-topped wood bar shipped in one piece from France, and French doors that spill onto the sidewalk terrace, completing the feeling that you are in the 9th arrondisement in Paris. This sophisticated and elegant Parisian-style brasserie marries modern French cuisine and classic brasserie fare. Orsay's award-winning wine list includes all 300 predominantly French and American varietals.
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Orsay reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (89)great for outdoor dining (69)great for lunch (51)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (41)great for brunch (40)romantic (35)good for groups (21)notable wine list (20)late-night find (11)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I always know I will have a more than satisfying experience at Orsay; no problems. no surpises,constantly top quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    NoisyPearl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Gazpacho was great as was tuna tartar and apple tart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat
    PickVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were staying in the neighborhood and came across tho gem My wife and I started by splitting a delicious foie gras. Then Dover Sole for her and kidneys and sweet breads for me... nice to have a different dish and beautifully prepared. Will definitely try to return (we don't live in the City)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Rocky
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have eaten at Orsay many times but my luncheon on 26th was shocking from the service which was practically non existent to the food. We had to beg for water, for bread for butter. The salad was limp and tasteless and the soufflé not up to standard.Wont return in a hurry
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A sure bet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Consistently good-- food and service. A great go-to lunch spot for the Upper East Side.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    Jolets
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We brought some out of town guests to Orsay, and had such a lovely meal. The service was exceptional, the food was delicious, and it was the perfect environment to relax and enjoy dinner with family and friends. We will definitely be back to enjoy the outdoor seating next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • little bit of France
    janieb1123VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    orsay is beautiful elegant and yummy. it's become a regular stop for us on NYC visits. fab steak frites and oysters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic French Bistro
    SeattledinerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were at the soon to move Whitney museum and wanted lunch after . I checked my open table app to see nearby availability . We love Paris and old fashioned French food, so Orsay sounded perfect, and it was. It was a nice day, so we were offered a table outside . The service was very good and prompt. I started with the soup du jour, a creamy , lovely butternut squash soup, my husband had the Orsay salad. We split an order of the steak au poivre vert , which was perfectly prepared. No room for dessert. I highly recommend Orday to any Francophile looking to eat on the upper East side .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Neighborhood Restaurant
    AndieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We always feel welcome at Orsay and the tuna tartar has to be the best in NYC. Dining on the terrace is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killer Lunch
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have a bottle of wine. Eat the specials. Come on, it's the upper east side for lunch. Show up!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CathyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful cheese soufflé and lobster ravioli! We will be back for both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    AndieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Orsay is a neighborhood favorite of ours, in fact we met on a blind date there, and had our wedding lunch there. The management is welcoming and waiters congenial. Food has gone a bit downhill in the past few months. Maybe a new chef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A French Experience
    LogisticianVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    At Orsay, you will be taken back to FRANCE. You will enjoy the food, wine, service, and décor what ever the time of day you arrive. Dining here is a MOST delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fisheye
    fisheye
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The dinner service was wonderful and the ambience is very nice. The scallop dish could be a little more generous that four scallops.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    FoodmavenVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate outdoors and it was lovely. The seating is on the avenue so it is fairly quiet a raised above the level of the side walk. The food is always good but they have raised their prices quite a bit... Very high for brasserie food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a lovely time for a birthday dinner. French classics were delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful French Bistro
    ZoeZ
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had booked for an early dinner, but got there even earlier than expected, and decided to sit at the bar for a drink beforehand. The Bar is a real beauty - made of nickel forged in France - and according to the Bar tender - just one of two such bars in NY). The whole restaurant has a totally authentic french bistro decor, and a charming ambience. We actually ate outside, and it was a really lovely sidewalk patio with flowers, and a great ambience of its own. It was restaurant week, and two of us ate off the restaurant week pre fix menu, and the other ordered al a carte from the main menu. The food was delicious, and we would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet on the street
    PSPSVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Though the food is good and the service adult...a warm afternoon or evening is the only time to go. While the tin ceiling and hardwood are reminiscent of Paris, the noise could only be NYC. The din is distracting from the atmosphere, in the extreme. Diners shout. Parisians keep their voices low. UPS woman clap their heels. Parisian woman glide. And so on. So eat on the terrace/porch, away from computer station, and enjoy yourself.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Perfect Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The welcome we received as we entered the restaurant always sets the tone for the remainder of the evening. Orsay never fails to make its diners feel welcome. The Pinot Grigio was one of the best I've ever tasted. I always start with the escargot, which have never but perfect. This evening, I had the Hanger Steak with a peppercorn sauce & frites, which was perpared extacly to my request. This restaurant never fails to deliver a positive, pleasant experience every time I dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • migwar
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Being that this was the restaurant week menu, we didn't expect the most expensive items to be included in the selection. However, a selection with somewhat more variety (or the ability to substitute a less expensive item from the regular menu for the appetizer) would have improved our dining experience. It seemed that almost every item offered (especially for appetizer) had at least one ingredient that I either do not like or am not allowed to eat (for medical reasons.) Server was charming, and very good about answering all our questions. Some awkwardness when maitre d' repeatedly bent over to attend to elderly patron seated next to us. (Issue of his derriere "in my face.") Tables were too close together for him to be doing that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    PrincetonMan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As a group of four, we finished our visit to the Met early and decided to walk as it was a nice summer evening. When I called on the way to bump up the reseravation by an hour, the hostess was very accomodating - even remembered my name when we arrived. We sat at an outside table (no wait - we were lucky). The specialty cocktails were somewhat pricey and disappointing - better to go with a classic (martini or kir royale). Service was attentive. Excellent, house-made sourdough bread. I had roast duck from the 3 course pre-fixe - very well prepared. The pre-fixe menu was limited, so my wife had the broiled scallops served with an excellent risotto, which comes to the table in a covered copper pot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Orsay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dinner for two at Orsay on Friday night was wonderful. Despite the Restaurant Week menu, I opted for a sole special that was well worth the price. Best I have ever tasted. Bottle of wine was reasonable and acceptable. Profiteroles were terrific. Will definitely return to Orsay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VinceVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was recommended by a friend. The French food was delicious as was the service. I would highly recommend and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not one I would go back to
    David
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We arrived and all looked perfect. Beautiful night, great table outside, nice view. Thats where it ended. We went here because it was restaurant week and we figured, why not try something new. The menu that was posted on "Open Table" was not the current one. The waiter told us it had changed 3 weeks ago and he guesses it wasn't changed yet. The meals we wanted were no longer available so we looked hard to find substitutes. Found something we really didn't want but said were here so make the best of it. The Onion soup was just ok. The food was bland and the Apple Kobbler was awful. The wait staff was excellent, the atmosphere was wonderful but the food was second class at best. I would not go back but I am glad I tried it anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to go
    PasCat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A good french restaurant, good food and service. You can eat outside if the weather is clear enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    uppereastsidefoodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Everything was perfect and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheEnglish
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a lovely evening at Orsay. The food was of a very high standard and the service efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food
    thw1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We order salmon filet and duck leg comfit on the restaurant week menu it was great. The salmon was cold and come with a very refreshing sauce and cucumber salad:) Duck leg comfit was tender and tasty. dessert was good, we order apple tart and chocolate moose
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro-nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Lovely bistro setting, food was ok a little disappointed with the overall presentation of duck breast came with turnips....thats all....the restaurant week menu may be the cause for that. Service was impeccable and when we had the duck cooked a little more (it was rare....really rare) they served us a top up glass each (4) of our selected wine,,,,nice touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Touch of Paris in Manhattan
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It is a little bit of Paris on the Upper East Side. The ambiance takes you immediately to a brasserie in Paris. The service is attentive, and the tables generously set apart so you can actually have a conversation with your dinner companion! The menu is not extensive, but the food is consistently excellent. It's a great place for dinner alone as well, when you want to treat yourself to a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better
    duckdoug
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was good but food was on the salty side. Need to lighten up to bring out the freshness of the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A nice French bistro near the Whitney Museum. We enjoyed the prix fixed lunch and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious including the espresso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Great Presentation
    Friday4Foodies
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good and attentive service. Accommodated our seating request. Did not rush us out. Had a great time. Will come back for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food for this neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    surprised find, good foods, lighter than i expected for french
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week pleasure
    8huitres
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We tried different offerings on the Restaurant Week menu and all were quite delicious. Outside seating is less noisy - the beautiful tiled interior is not sound-absorbant. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excelent
    emar
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice elegant place. We left the dog outside, the captain and the hostess helped us kindly to find a nice table next to him and gave him water. Attentive service. Food not outstanding but good quality, generous portion for restaurant week. Thank you.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm
    Chewy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Management was very accommodating, the food and it's presentation was great and everyone was very happy. The waiter, however, was a bit rushed and spilled water in my nephews' lap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining
    donnasfVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Orsay never fails to please. Service is impeccable, particularly at the front desk. Steaks and pomme frites are top notch. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner review
    Francis
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was good and beautifully plated, staffs were friendly, but noisy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant lunch
    GinaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The maitre d was very friendly, however wait staff lacked warm feel, and was rather abrupt. The food was very good, and prix-fix restaurant week was even better! The chocolate mousse was the best addition to an overall pleasant lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.