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Orsay

4.6
2843 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.

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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
What 2843 people are saying
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VivianD
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and service. Great food. The only issue was that the temperature inside ( we were at a table by the windows) was a little cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food is very mediocre. And overpriced. Service was good though but not excellent. And the best feature is the ambiance, it’s so Paris

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FerBo
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good excellent food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked for Thanksgiving and it was the best! Met every expectation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.

LM
vipLaurieM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving was wonderful, great service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing Thanksgiving dinner experience and our first ever in a restaurant! A wonderful French touch on the traditional classics - from Soup to Chocolate Mouse! Cocktails and wine were delicious and the staff super friendly. I may never cook again. :-)

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EllenY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was high quality & the service was excellent. The staff was very welcoming & attentive.

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pwalter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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vipWill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The Prix fixe was not good
Off the menu has been good in the past

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vipBrAdN
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! We absolutely loved Orsay! Everything was perfect. From the Art Deco decor to the professionalism of the staff, to the exquisite meal, to our friendly server who made us feel right at home, we were certainly impressed. Even the price point was spot on! We are very much looking forward to returning many many times! Thank you Orsay for helping to make out Thanksgiving celebration one to remember!

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vipRobertP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude service from manager on down. Misleading and unannounced Thanksgiving price fix only for $80! Sat for 20 minutes without human contact during "staff meeting" notwithstanding arriving at reservation time. Manager was rude and completely nonconiliatory. Could not have been treated worse. I have eaten here many times in past 20-plus years and will not be back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and yummy food!

GT
vipGaryTheK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still a classic bistro, with dishes prepared just as you'd expect.

GK
GeorgeK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

not my first time however always for lunch. I would like to experience the vibe at dinner

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johnh
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We must have caught the Maitre d' on a bad night. He was outright rude when we requested a table other than the first one offered because we thought it was too close to other diners. A waiter stepped in, smoothed it over and we went on to have lovely dinner. The tomato fennel soup was delicious, our entrees perfectly prepared and the wonderful dessert -- a cream puff pastry with vanilla ice cream rather than whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce was a perfect ending.

We'll be back with a hope that the night starts off a little better

DC
vipDanielC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food. We will be back!

NL
vipNiceLunch
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times over the years. Very consistent. 'Good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always!

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vipNormando
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent and authentic French cuisine. Attentive staff at all levels.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. Waiter was training/talking to another member of staff and totally forgot about us. Food took forever. There is enough staff, just badly managed and overpriced. Disappointing experience.

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vipfoodiefinds
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with a friend and, as always, this French Restaurant has superb service, all around.
The steamed artichoke appetizer with a balsamic vinaigrette was super to share, and I’ve always loved oysters, while the garginelli pasta was enjoyed by my guest. Do try the chocolate mousse yo share! Light and full of rich flavor.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant.

MM
MirellaM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very noisy. The service was indifferent and unsatisfactory. The diners did not receive the entrees at the same time. The serving staff needed to be reminded. The prices are unjustifiably much higher than previously experienced.

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Johno
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everything was fine until midway through the meal when the waiter seemed to be hard to find, despite the fact that the restaurant had largely emptied out.

MK
MalcolmK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of French bistro was realistic and the food choices aligned with the atmosphere. The food was excellently prepared and presented by a highly professional staff. Top marks all round!

LC
vipLCMK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay is always a favorite....great food and ambience w/excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been in years. Wondering how it had evolved. Was wonderful. Great service, excellent food, beautiful surroundings . Will definitely be back…

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laurag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere.
Food good, not great. A bit overdone. ie. Tarte Tatin not actually a Tarte Tatin.
Still, I'd go back!

PB
vipPBluv2dine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A New York classic. Always delicious. So good to be inside and enjoy such a wonderful meal.

LS
vipLSMD
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

.We dine at Orsay frequently and it never disappoints.

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vipSTLV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre and they had a huge party of very drunk and loud people who destroyed everyone’s dinner. They should have sent them to the private room upstairs.

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FrenchICSW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been my favorite for years - every person I take there agrees that the food is outstanding and they provide great service.

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PatriciaH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was chilly so we decided to eat inside. Tables were nicely separated and the food and service were excellent.

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FrenchGuest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

While the food was good and the ambience nice the service was unfortunately quite poor. It took over 30 minutes to get the menus and we only got them because we rose our hands and kept them up. We were a party of six. Then the waiter refused to take orders of appetizers while we would decide on main courses, arguing that the kitchen had to know about the main courses right away. He would periodically disappear for over ten minutes and would not look around when reappearing, only working with a dining party at a time. A different waiter took our order of two bottles of wine (a red and white one) and asked for the four digit numbers for each bottle, being uncomfortable with the idea of taking down the wines' names. The wine list is not interminable! Finally the maître d' appeared to be supremely uninterested in overseeing the room, focusing on arriving guests instead. It's a shame because the kitchen did a splendid job and the interior space has a wonderful flair.

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viplongtimeAustinite
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good bistro food served well. Nothing very new or experimental but good solid bonne mamon traditional dishes served in quiet setting.

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ErinM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite spot

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vipelenaf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.6 stars by 2843 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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