Orsay

4.5
2165 reviews
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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, 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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service - amazing sommelier

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LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner, attentive staff, romantic French decor.

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been there many times and it is always terrific! This time the steak frittes was not just good but excellent. The roast chicken was amazing--best I have ever had and the profiterols with chocolate sauce were perfect for 3 diners.

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PI
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very attractive BISTRO - a treat as a neighborhood restaurant with excellent food,, service and ambiance.

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CG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. The service is friendly and superb. The ambience is real French bistro. The food is very good. This place is reliably enjoyable.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical experience. Great food and wine- plus the ambiance is superb

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TH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, and when I inadvertently scheduled my reservations for the wrong day, they helped me fix it and seated us promptly. You made our visit FANTASTIC.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have a wonderful and underrated raw bar. I had the salmon and my daughter had the steak tartare. The tartare is one of the best in the city.

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M
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and patio.

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s
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second July 4 at this wonderful restaurant. I had cod special. Everybody’s food was great. Granddaughter had grilled cheese. Sh is only 16 months old and it was too well done. They made it again and it was better. The variety of cookies were delicious as were the berries. Excellent coffee!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Very cute French classic bistro, but the service was below par given the higher price range (they were understaffed that day I would assume) 27 dollars for a burger for lunch wasn’t justified, it was tasty, but not that tasty, the bread was delicious. Overall a good meal, but nothing write home about.

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TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Great food as always but stumbled across a surly server.

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FN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak tartare and tarte tatin anywhere. Actually everything is suberb! Chapeau!

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m
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

First visit here for a special occasion and very disappointed. The ambiance and noise level were good and the service was very good, but each dish was a disappointment. Escargot was prepared with bread crumbs essentially absorbing all the melted butter that I and probably many others use to dip bread and the appearance with the parsley was like a solid green cover over the entire preparation, which in my opinion detracted from the presentation. My red snapper (which I eat from time to time) and which I typically recall as a light delicate fish (much like tilapia), was "meaty" like a swordfish or tuna and very salty as was the accompanying red pepper couscous. My wife's duck (requested well done) was also very salty and not crisp. The tart tatin was served in a "deconstructed" fashion (not so noted on the menu). There were slices of apple on a small very hard piece of crust (need a knife to cut) and at the other end of the oval or rectangular plate was a scoop of ice cream on top of the cinnamon crumble. It was O.K., but the atypical way in which it was served (without noting so on the menu) was a bit bothersome.

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PT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I was hosting my Milanese cousin / family to what I cherished , Orsay. What a mistake. The service was horrible.
Food alone won’t do it, you need a staff that genuinely cares for the patrons

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MB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the restaurant. Only problem seen on several occasions they serve undercooked fish. We all had raw salmon this night. They need to taste their fish

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive but not hovering.
And the food was excellent.

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DV
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had plans this evening as the final meal of our month in New York City. We have lived nearby and wanted to top off a great month with a great meal. We weren't disappointed. The steak was good the oysters excellent and the French onion soup was tremendous. Service was prompt and attentive. Table settings and interior decor which we have seen many times before continues to make us feel as if we are in Paris. We like this restaurant and recommend it.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Service, food, ambiance!

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WT
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Average food; average age of crowd was 70. Great place to take grandma - she’ll love it.

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W
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic! Martinis on point. My friend ordered the Monday special, lapin (rabbit) and it was delicious.

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RM
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Most reliable restaurant in the area. Delicious food, reliable and friendly service. Always take out of town guests who love it.

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r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was uncomfortably hot. Doors were open & air condition was not cooling restaurant. Would not recommend for summer.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the latest in a number of visits to Orsay- all enjoyable, but this one was the best. We had a delicious brunch basking in the sunlight at our outdoor table. Wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Food was great!

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall food is fine, service was good, but I expected more from this place. They just shocked me when served foie gras with regular american bread for 99 cents...

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K
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration for our adult daughter. We sat on outdoor patio so there was street noise, but at 8:00 pm on a Friday evening it wasn’t enough to interrupt our conversation. Inside the dining room may have been louder. The food was excellent and the service was very good. I’d go again.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was totally inattentive and the service was awful even after we got a manager to take our order. Fire alarm keep going off with the loudest, blaring sound several times during our lunch. No one from management apologized for the fire alarm disturbance. Lack of respect to patrons trying to have a nice dining experience or conversation over lunch. At end of our meal, waiter did not return credit card and we did not realize it until evening. We called twice to management asking them to look for it both the day of lunch and the morning afterwards and each time was told they don't have it. Finally, restaurant called to say they finally found it. Total disappointing experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast - great Peking duck!

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E
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal! Always a pleasure to dine here.

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RM
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here for brunch - delicious!!! Love this neighborhood place!

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CF
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It’s a shame the food isn’t better because it’s a really pretty restaurant with great ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service in French tradition. We had Dorado cooked to perfection- moist and flavorful with crispy skin.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice day out nice time

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DK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food here was fantastic. My waiter was lovely BUT-TOO BUSY TO Give the service we deserved for the price of the food. I would recommend to go at a less busy time- if there is one.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful lunch dining experience at Orsay yesterday. The ambience is warm and welcoming, and the service staff is most attentive and accommodating. The food is stupendous! I highly recommend Orsay to anyone who enjoys dining in a lovely, quiet place with fantastic French fare.

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s
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Classic French Bistro. The food was very good, if not inspired and it was a bit pricey. Definitely worth a try.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like this very French Bistro, which is neighborhood friendly.

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JL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Thanks to the captain Cloudio, you are always the best recommending us a good wine

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A
London
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French bistro with wonderful food. Our go-to restaurant in the neighborhood. So glad it’s possible to sit outside for dinner again!

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