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Orsay

4.5
2806 Reviews
$50 and over
French
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. This elegant Parisian-style brasserie marries modern French cuisine and classic brasserie fare.

Starting August 16th we will kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19, proof of vaccination is required for all guests upon entry.

Support Orsay during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Join us to celebrate thanksgiving with your family in our beautiful "Art Nouveau" decor. Chef has prepared a $79 three courses menu including the special Free Range Turkey & Trimmings. Slowly roasted dark & white meat, Roasted yams, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry compote.

What 2806 people are saying
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ErinM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite spot

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vipelenaf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ambiance and service. Really worth to try. A bit on the expensive side but hey nothing is cheap these days

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WilliamR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My companion and I wanted to eat inside because the decor is elegant. Because there are a lot of outside tables the interior was quiet with only a few tables occupied and the bar being closed to drinkers.

I had the eggs Benedict and my companion had the crustless quiche. She had asked the waiter about the ingredients but there was one he omitted. Luckily she is not allergic to it.

My food was delicious as was hers. We've eaten here pre-pandemic and the food then was good too.

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DM868
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food !!

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vippaprikaj
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very French experience with efficient and professional service. We sat outside in the front on a pleasant day. The salads were excellent. The tarte tatin was the best we’ve had since Paris. We will be back.

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vipDianeS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The steak we ordered was tough to chew and for me, too salty. The chocolate mousse didn’t seem rich enough. The first unsatisfying meal I have had at Orsay

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vipSUSANU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had a poorly trained waiter. Wines by the glass expensive but poor quality.

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viphearty
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A touch of the real France without pretension. I wish they would relocate to San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and comfortable.

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StuartB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service seemed a bit confused and disorganized. Still, it's a good spot for a nice meal, although a bit expensive.

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InaL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu very interesting and kitchen willing to adapt.

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MenachemR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, as always

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vipgegandco
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’était délicieux !

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JH101
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fries were great! Food was decent but pricey I thought for the quality. Waiter was nice enough, but seemed very hurried. Dashed away from the table and rushed us through ordering. I had requested a candle (in resy) for one of our diners desert as a birthday celebration, but the desert was served without a candle. Overall not unpleasant but didn’t leave feeling like I would go back in a hurry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We are outside which was most pleasant.
The service was spotty but the waiter was nice.

I had a hamburger with cheddar on top. The cheddar cheese tasted so salty that I had to remove it from the burger in order to eat it.

My friend had the Swiss cheeseburger and hers was fine.

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vipMSNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, but the steak was incredibly tough!

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vanessanyc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely waiter who recommended the crustless quiche special. He didn't know what kind of quiche it was at first but soon returned with the ingredients. It was delicious!

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vipCarl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ve been to Orsay many times. Always excellent. The mussels are my favorite.

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viprcsny0727
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The vibe, service and wine outstanding. We only had apps. Based on those the food was so-so (tuna tartare, cheese plate) - not much flavor and like u get at any average restaurant. the excellent wine list and space more than made up for it. The outdoor space is fantastic, right off lex so it’s perfect noise levels. You can be on the restaurant patio or the pergolas/street seating. But if it’s standout food, this is not the place. But a solid place to have a good evening

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The oysters were unreasonably small.

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GailF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing. We’ve been here many times. Service was especially poor.

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vipSusyd
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect spot to eat lunch and people watch . Service was wonderfully attentive , and food was delicious! Will definitely return.

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vipmbmFL09
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good, the service was good but felt rushed. Waiter kept asking if we want to place the order, we have not been served the drinks yet.

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vipLSMD
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid precautions taken. Food delicious and service excellent. Orsay doesn’t disappoint.

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vipNancyP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with ample outdoor seating. Food, although tasty, not up to par. My husband‘s chicken was quite dry although flavorful in it’s gravy. The muscles I ordered were in a delicious coconut broth but the muscles were very tiny. A French restaurant should serve plump PEI delicious muscles. The $16 glass of Chardonnay I ordered was served completely flat. The waiter graciously brought me another glass from a fresh bottle. When I made the reservation, I asked for outdoor seating. When they called me to confirm, I confirmed outdoor seating. When I got there, they put me had an indoor table so I had to ask yet again. A lovely restaurant but details are not up to par.

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vipSUPER
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Artichoke was very good.
Chicken was good with spinach and garlic.
Wines by the glass fair

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vipMSNY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeted by two individuals. One wearing a mask properly. The other wearing his mask under his chin. I asked him why he did not wear his mask properly and he responded, “It’s optional.” This is bad policy. One with a mask, one without.

I think it’s time to give this place a rest.

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jls2163
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Very expensive, even compared to similar French bistros of its ilk. Regardless, food was very good overall. Service was unobtrusive and timely. Great place to go with family if needing a good meal on the Upper East Side.

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vipgegandco
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Je me suis régalé !

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stepheng
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service.
I particularly enjoyed the chocolate mousse.

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MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value, great staff. We were happy to see a New York returning to normal.

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vipDonnaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately service was not up to par. We’ve come many times and place was packed! Clearly needed more staff. Too bad it was a special celebration and we were embarrassed in front of our friends.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We have always loved Orsay. One in our party ordered an omelet and when the main course should have arrived the maitre d’ came and told us the choice was not available - no eggs? Our guest chose quickly something she did not like and our plates arrived cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

There was a long hair in the hamburger, the manager quickly changed the main course but did not deduct the price from the bill. Not the best of experiences

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GeorgeQ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful atmosphere with delicious food and attentive, professional service.

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vipgegandco
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toujours super !

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MichelleR
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a must-go when I make it to the city. The food is fantastic, the staff is so pleasant and the vibe is so chic!

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vipPatriciaB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College reunion and birthday!

FAQs

Orsay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Orsay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 517-6400 ext. 0.

Orsay is rated 4.5 stars by 2806 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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