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Orsay, New York, NY
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Award-winning

Orsay

4.3
4.3
3280 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 517-6400 ext. 0
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Otsuka
  • Catering
    We offer outside catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Orsay has an elegant secluded private room on the second floor. It can seat up to 70 guests or up to 100 for cocktails. Orsay also offers a semi-private area in our art nouveau main dining room that can accommodate up to 25 guests. The entire main dining room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Melanie Scheuing: (212) 517-0015
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    75th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Parking details
    There is a garage on 75th street between Lexington and Park.
  • Public transit
    6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

3,281 Reviews
  1. BobtheDiner

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Orsay is the finest French restaurant in New York City - The Lamb Chops are the best ever.

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  2. JFK1

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quiche! Had a very nice sunday brunch here after visiting the Met!

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  3. ChristopherW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal with doting service. Would definitely recommend & will return.

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  4. GGN1

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dover sole was outstanding! Glass of Provence rose was perfect. Burger was slightly overcooked but a treat. Tart tartan with vanilla ice cream and a glass of calvados was a lovely ending. Great ambiance, food and extraordinary service.

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  5. travelann

    New York City

    143 reviews

    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful lunch experience. Everything worked and the ambiance is elegant, comfortable, and welcoming. Worth repeat visits.

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  6. ETBartol

    New York State

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and decor were fabulous. Food was average but not real French. Prime rib was daily special and was presented and cut table side. Impressive presentation but meat was supposed to be medium rare but was rare to very rare and I had first cut from an end. Sent back for more fire and came back with very little taste. Somewhat disappointing but was partially forgiven by superb Mousse ala Chocolate. Want to return to try Dover Sole which is a Friday special.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was beautiful :). The food was very good and the service was excellent !

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  8. Windsor1336

    New York City

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A neighborhood gem—Excellent authentic French cuisine, superb service & a transporting ambience, in that we felt like we were in Paris. We’ll be back!

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  9. servicejunkie

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Friday evening meal with friends. Excellent menu and service. Looking forward to returning!

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  10. CEAST72

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excelkent. Luis and Julia great service Delicious. A little noisy inside and outside but got better Can you serve roast beef more often?

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  11. Aficionado747

    New York City

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the epitome of a Parisian brasserie in New York City. Great food, good service, and good value for the Upper East Side.

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  12. JS333

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A Disastrous Dining Experience - Avoid This Restaurant! I recently had the unfortunate misfortune of dining at Orsay, and it was nothing short of a complete disaster. From the moment the head waiter told me they are not participating in the restaurant week which I confirm before reserving the date and time, it was evident that this place was an absolute disaster waiting to happen. I can only hope that sharing my terrible experience here will prevent others from suffering the same fate. First and foremost, the service was abysmal. The staff seemed more interested in chatting amongst themselves than attending to the customers. It took forever for someone to acknowledge our presence, and even then, they seemed annoyed by our mere existence. We had to wave down a server multiple times just to get our order taken, and they got it wrong twice! Their lack of professionalism was staggering. When the food finally arrived, it was nothing short of a culinary catastrophe. I ordered a steak that resembled a hockey puck - overcooked, dry, and tasteless. The sides were no better; they were undercooked and lacked any discernible flavor. It was clear that the kitchen staff had no idea what they were doing. It was like dining in a run-down fast-food joint rather than a supposedly reputable restaurant. In conclusion, Orsay is hands down the worst restaurant I have ever had the displeasure of visiting. The combination of appalling service, atrocious food, and exorbitant prices make it a dining nightmare. Save your time, money, and taste buds by avoiding this establishment at all costs.

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  13. LSMD

    New York City

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the time you walk into Orsay you feel like you’re an old friend coming home. Food is always delicious and service attentive.

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  14. MonkeysfoeMASH

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have to say I was happily surprised with dinner at Orsay. Staff very professional, courteous. Atmosphere was old world charm. Everything from start to finish was delicious: warm sour dough bread with fresh butter, green gazpacho soup, artichoke appetizer, skate fish for our entree, and French green beans. For dessert, we had try their chocolate mousse! Would recommend!

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  15. JimNYC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent. Everyone loved their dishes and they serve one of the best Sancerres I’ve ever had by the glass!

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  16. Ilana

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant week lunch! The ceviche and the chicken were both fantastic and a great portion size. The dessert with hazelnut crème was also delicious. Would recommend!

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  17. Lexie

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely evening! Had a terrific waiter who offered many outstanding suggestions! Food was delicious!

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  18. NotreDame

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Having been a regular for years, what a disappointment. The chicken I ordered tasted like rubber, the temperature in the restaurant was warm, and the prices were borderline ridiculous. So disappointed, We could barely hear each other at the table. Not sure I will go back.

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  19. JasonC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and service. Burger was delicious and cooked as asked. The oysters were a bit tasteless, not sure if that is the restaurants fault but first time I’ve experienced oysters having no flavor!!

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  20. AnnieS

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The sound level is deafening. Will think twice about coming back unless we sit outside.

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  21. JacquiP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never disappoints, and the service is impeccable. It feels like a little slice of Paris!

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  22. HappyRandy

    New York City

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. Only wish there were more dinner options such as Dover Sole & other fish options like Red Snapper & Bronzino.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Orsay was an excellent experience. From the moment we walked in the door we had an authentic French Brasserie experience. The service was attentive and friendly. The menu was familiar and also diverse, and each dish was executed perfectly with care and love. Our wine recommendation was spot on. Can't recommend this place enough.

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  24. SteveM

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hosted friends from Philly at Orsay and were very pleased by the food, the service -- everything.

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  25. allan

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great bistro..quality and presentation are excellent..

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  26. Andrew

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I took advantage of French Restaurant Week special and had $30 lunch on Bastille Day. The food was wonderful; no exotic expensive ingredients but may require manual labor from the kitchen staff. Love the chicken, especially the pomme aligot.

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  27. EllenC

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, very welcoming, warm environment

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  28. SusanG

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and beautiful surroundings. Reasonably priced given its location and reputation.

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  29. LauraM

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French Food. Classic selections and other options. Amazing pomme frites!

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  30. NYBGdiner

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was good, always pretty, food very mediocre.

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  31. CGE44

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This lovely French bistro is hidden gem in plain sight at Lexington and 75th. I love to dine there not only for the excellent food but ,in addition, physical setting is stunning with it's marble and dark mahogany walls. The service is very attentive and professional. If you enjoy dining in a sophisticated and fun environment with Bistro French fare Cafe' Orsay is for you.

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  32. gmpnyny

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I happened to arrive early at the restaurant. 11 48 to be exact for my 12 pm reservation. The door to the restaurant was open, not locked, so I walked in to check if my guest had arrived and was advised the restaurant was not open and I would have to wait outside. It happened to be quite warm that day so I said “can I just wait inside?” The person said no, that she had been instructed to not let any one in until the restaurant opened at 12. I had to wait outside. Shortly thereafter, 2 guests arrived and were allowed in before noon. At 12 01 I entered and ask if it was okay to be there now and then asked why those 2 were allowed to stay inside and the person said it was closer to noon. It would have been nice if the person let me know that I could wait inside and not in the heat. I have lived on the Upper east side since the early 90s and cannot think of a restaurant where I was treated in a such an inhospitable manner. If I had not been meeting someone there I would have left immediately. Sadly the excellent food and subsequent excellent service does not take the bad taste out of my mouth.

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  33. CR1234

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    $50 for a single appetizer of approximately potato leek soup with crust ?

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic french fare and service. We attended brunch and had the bread basket, steak tartar, and cucumber gazpacho to share. Everything was delicious. I had the special, a delicious seared tuna and the panna cotta for dessert. Service was superb.

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  35. KCharles

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Blanquette de veau was mostly gristle. Disappointed, as this was a restaurant that I’ve visited many times. Probably won’t be returning.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very attentive. The food is always excellent. Never disappoints.

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  37. Christian

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with the food we selected. We had only one MAJOR disappointment ; when I reserved via OpenTable, I specified that this was a Birthday lunch and this special event was completely ignored by management !

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  38. gourmetgal

    New York City

    411 reviews

    4.0

    411 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love what Orsay has done to their outside space, critical to someone like me who cannot yet eat indoors. The waitstaff was attentive and helpful and the salads fresh and tasty. Must try dinner sometime.

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  39. barbaragargiulorealtor

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiters were very attentive and food was delicious. Outdoor tables were coverd so we did not have to worry about the rain. I will definitely come back.

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  40. MagdaK

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn't great. It used to be much better in the past

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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 4.3 stars by 3280 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Orsay

1057-59 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    75th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a garage on 75th street between Lexington and Park.
  • Public transit
    6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Otsuka
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 517-6400 ext. 0
  • Catering
    We offer outside catering.
  • Private party facilities
    Orsay has an elegant secluded private room on the second floor. It can seat up to 70 guests or up to 100 for cocktails. Orsay also offers a semi-private area in our art nouveau main dining room that can accommodate up to 25 guests. The entire main dining room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Melanie Scheuing: (212) 517-0015
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