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Orsay

4.5
2718 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, 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
What 2718 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBarryP55
New England
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice French bistro that makes you think you might be in the first arrondissement, at least until the waiter arrives and starts speaking in English. Solid French fair, good service, splendid setting.

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RenikaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waitress was not great, did not take the time to explain the menu or deal with questions in a helpful manner.
The runners were attentive but overall the service was subpar

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vipPoco
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to Orsay with my granddaughter (college student). My food was great, burrata appetizer and sea bass. She thought her onion soup was excellent, but her steak, though cooked medium rare as requested, was somewhat dry and nothing special. A 55 dollar steak should be better than dry and nothing special. The service was attentive, friendly and professional. The portions were generous.

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vipTova
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Saturday night, restaurant was busy. Initial greeting was fine.
As the time went by, service was

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JH14
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were very friendly, and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful French gem! Amazing terrace. Very attentive staff and host. Perfect place for a scrumptious light lunch and Sancerre!

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vipgegandco
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’est super, comme d’habitude !

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vipMarleneG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good…tuna tartare was excellent. Wine was just okay. A little noisy and a bit over priced but would recommend.

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vipLarry
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We picked Orsay as it was close to an afternoon appointment. I had never been there before. It was delightful. The service was attentive; the food good and the pricing reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Farewell and appreciation dinner

NY
exNYCmum
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was just what you would expect from a bistro. The wine list is fair. Nothing under $60. They did a nice job splitting the steak for two at my table. I loved my moules frites.

CA
vipCuisineArt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Inattentive service

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vipChampagnator
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Orsay!
Excellent taste .
I feel just like in Paris.
Manager Claudio is top!!
Good staff.

Hervé
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bougie
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was wonderful-tuna tartare, delicious pasta, superb hamburgers and excellent wine-and lovely Peach Melba. And the service could nor have been better.

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vipRiverside100
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Jammed, hot, noisy. Service was slow. Food was good.

JM
vipJustMeh
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not the brasserie it once was. Limited menu, not well executed; dreadfully inattentive service.

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vipMSNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience4

A lovely late lunch. The steak au poivre was excellent as was the cold corn soup to start.
Tablecloth on our first table was dirty when we were seated, so we asked to move and the waiter accusingly said “how did this happen?” Not a great beginning. Second table was unsteady and rocked so hard we spilled our drinks when trying to cut our steaks. The third time we asked, someone did help balance the table.
Most concerning was our waiter telling another waiter he felt sick, but had to come to work. In this age of Covid!!!!! Inexcusable
I don’t think we will be returning.
Hoping the waiter was not sick, as he said he was. A very concerning experience.

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Eatingo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay never fails to impress me. Tried the poached salmon and it was heavenly!
With a full house, the service was spot on !

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vipPamBeau
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our waiter was slow and distracted. My steak was very tough and I sent it it back. Graciously, they took it off the bill.

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LindaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites but last night, it was way too noisy, uninteresting food and barely passable service. A huge disappointment.

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vipgegandco
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’est super !

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Unique
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love upper east side dining spot. Food was very good. An Escape to Paris bistro in NYC

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vipJudyS
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It is our perfect neighborhood 'Club'..always welcoming and delicious...

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vipRoger
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice authentic French brasserie near Museum Mile makes for a great lunch spot before enjoying the arts!

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JOHNM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great snails and moules frites. Accommodating and cheerful wait staff. Décor of a Paris brasserie. A long-time favorite.

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vipFrancesca211
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Really good and friendly service the food was delicious.. and well presented. Nice atmosphere and a pretty restaurant I highly recommended it

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DaBix
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, nice staff, really good food. Love it.

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vipVickiS
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place, great menu, very helpful staff. It’s always a pleasure to go back

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vipAHW1990
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I’ve been here many times and this was honestly disappointing. The only good part of the night was our waiter. He was charming.

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RuthF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A "favorite " of mine. Consistently good food , service and cordiality. Real neighborhood ,(upscale) gem.

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vipDallasDines
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Still prefer to be spread out more in the restaurant versus squished together.

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kayk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Great service and wonderful atmosphere.
Definitely will return

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vipawfullllll
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely French onion soup. Floating island was divine

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vipRogerT
Heidelberg
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an elegant setting, with terrific food and excellent service. A real favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very good experience!
Food and beverages were exceptional.

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viphungrypv
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Menu items were priced too high.

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Matilda
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful classic French bistro. Great food!!! A bit pricey but worth it. The staff was extremely professional. Will return.

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vipBarbaraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food, service was slower than usual. Please add the prime rib back into the menu on Wed nights (or every night!).

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vipCaseystar
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Orsay. Great food, service and atmosphere. Our neighborhood favorite.

AM
AnneM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They ran out of creme brule, otherwise it was a delightful lunch experience.

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 2718 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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