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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We invite you and your family to our table to celebrate the Holidays with a Special thanksgiving's menu $75 per person (Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included). Please note that our usual a la carte will not be available. (Menu available online)
Beautiful outdoor setting w plentiful heat lamps. Service was very attentive and food was excellent: tilefish special was outstanding and moist, pepper steak was flavorful. All dishes were also visually attractive. One of the most comfortable settings as the weather cools because of the heating, extensive canopy, lucite divisions between outdoor tables. Whole sides of try he restaurant open up, so even the spaced indoor tables seem very safe. Just a terrific dinner!!
I live Next to the restaurant so it is very convenient to me and the staff is very accommodating.
I ordered chef special dish of an open faced smoked tuna sandwich. It was awful. Tasted like eating a cigarette.
Tends to be a bit pricey, but the quality of very good and staff very responsive.
Neighborhood favorite. Nice job during Covid. I felt safe
Excellent dinner - outdoor dining was well planned with heaters and plexiglass separators. Food was delicious with excellent suggestions from the staff. Definitely a favorite.
As usual, a great experience. The person assigned to my table had to leave I guess, but immediately Sean took care of all before I realized it, with the utmost courtesy and smile under the mask. The menu is delicious comfort elegant food that reminds me of my childhood. The service is always extraordinary. I have been coming here for years and was my mom’s fav when visiting NY. Both management and staff are excellent hosts. Every person I invite here makes it their favorite too. Great for business or relaxation. C’est magnifique.
The BLT-A sandwich is my favorite for lunch and I usually have half to take home for dinner or a snack later.
Outdtanding in every way!!!
Food was excellent, service was perfect and I felt they took the necessary precautions regarding covid.
Terrible music ruined the ambience of this potentially great space.
The food is ok, not bad, but standing outside when you have a reservation is absolutely not. So, tables are standing on the noisy street from both sides of the restaurant, and the atmosphere like personnel is in the hurry. The overall service is good but not like I would like to come to this place again. So it is just OK.
Wonderful place - consistently good food and service
As usual, the food was delicious, the service professional and charming and it was still warm enough to eat outside which is very pleasant. My guest was equally impressed. However, I dislike digital menus and think that you should offer paper menus to anyone who asks. (I did not, this time, but will next time). I can't be the only person who would like to look at all of the possible entrees at once.
The outside table set up is lovely. We were taken right to our table on time. The service wonderful. Such a great spot.
Normally I would give Orsay a higher rating. We have been coming here for years. We had a reservation this past Saturday night for my brother's birthday.
Orsay did a good job distancing the tables. We sat inside near the bar. They were spaced out well. It was not particularly busy inside. It is a beautiful restaurant. The music was perfect.
Unfortunately, the service was sub-par. Our waiter was unfriendly from the get go.We ordered two glasses of wine and waited a good 10-15 minutes for it. The bartender who dropped it off was warm and friendly. When my brother arrived he ordered a bottle of white wine and a glass of red for his wife. They also waited quite a while. We all order appetizers and entrees. The food was good. The normally delicious bread was stale. The waiter and another server did not even place our dishes in front of us. They just dropped them on the table. It is hard to see people's expressions when they are wearing masks but even a mask could not hide our waiter's disdain. It was a disappointing night at Orsay.
An overall pleasant dining experience each time I've been to Orsay.
Great food and service.
The food was delicious - so was the service - but the salad entree portion was as small as the appetizer salad -
All in all everything was fine
The bathroom could use a refresh - considering the type of fine dining restaurant
Wonderful outdoor dining experience the only issue was the noise level because of the cars and trucks going by. This is outdoor dining during Covid so not much can be done about that.
Orsay continues to be excellent in spite of the draconian restrictions de Blasio has placed on restaurants. Although we had to eat in the makeshift room on the street, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Orsay has gone to great lengths to insure the safety of their customers so catching COVID was not something we worried about. (We were more worried about being harassed by BLM thugs who thankfully haven’t gotten this far uptown on the East side). Our food was excellent with portions that seemed very large. Service was excellent as usual in spite of the difficulties the wait staff had negotiating the tent poles and the street curb. We will be going back.
Great service. Thanks.
The setup for covid is excellent and the food was great. The staff work very hard to provide great service.
Great atmosphere, good service and amazing freshly baked bread, but the salmon dish was so underwhelming that I only ate a few bites or it, and some of the macarons were stale.
Great wait staff.
Probably the safest outdoor restaurant in NYC with plexiglass partitions between tables, couldn't even hear conversations of those on either side of us. Delicious dinner and excellent service.
I loved the chicken thyme salad.
Once again Orsay has knocked it out of the box during COVID. The outside venue is really delightful, the staff, from the mature d’s to the servers to the breadservers were gallant, lovely, attentive and perfect. The French fries are as delicious as in Belgium - we were all delighted with our experience!
Great service! Pretty outdoor seating. Amazing
Always enjoy our neighborhood spot Orsay, but the way they've recently expanded their outdoor seating to also maintain the special French bistro feel it's always had is remarkable. Will definitely be back for many years to come.
Great food and amazing service.
I wntertain ans also go with my family every week.
considering this is outide dining it was pretty good. The service was excellent,
menu very small choices but the food is always good
Great restaurant in this time with proper distancing.
Always a quality experience with great wine choices and excellent food. The steak tartare is beyond!
Made a reservation and it was not honored until 15 minutes past the time that was reserved. We gave our order in quite a bit later someone came over to ask us if we had ordered and we told them we already had. So clearly communication was not happening there. I was most annoyed by a rather blasé Response to the fact that they did not have a table when a reservation was confirmed. I would not go back. Or so food was just average.
Wonderful menu... had the duck confit salad! Really enjoyed our brunch!
The food was very good, and the staff very attentive. The prices are on the high side, especially for wines, but overall, the experience was a success.
Orsay has done a really nice job of expanding their outside venue, lined with wonderful flower holders/dividers, it almost feels like you are eating in Paris or Amsterdam at an outdoor café. I hope they get some heaters for the winter so we can continue being outside. The service and the food was very good starting with the bread and continuing on to the hamburger and duck salad that we ordered
Orsay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Orsay is rated 4.5 stars by 2461 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.