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Orsay, New York, NY
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Orsay

4.6
4.6
2950 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • 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

Menu

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What 2,950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    Grill

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Our waitress told us the specials but neglected to mention the price. we did not ask but ordered one of the specials. We got a nicely prepared piece of Dover sole with a side of potatoes, The cost was $75 per plate--20 dollars more than the sea bass on the menu. Our fault for not asking the price before ordering, but sticker shock soured the whole experience. Also, this is a place to avoid if ambient noise bothers you.

  2. CA

    CuisineArt

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice. Sat outside on terrace not street.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful experience!

  4. JO

    JORGEC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Ridiculously small tables (much smaller than genuine French ones). Rations very unbalanced in quantity/quality-price ratio (except the onion soup: perfect) Exorbitant wine prices, in absurd extremes. The treatment of the waiters very good, the staff, cold.

  5. n

    nycm

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we had a really lovely brunch outdoors, service was impeccable and the food delicious.

  6. M

    Michele

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a great time. Classic French Bistro. Take a statin or order tuna tartare

  7. M

    Margaret

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Excellent ambiance, delicious food… However he portion is very small and price is way too high for the kind of food…

  8. D

    Devotedyogi

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I hadn't been here recently and the menu had changed. The four of us had some trouble finding something light for lunch. The smoked tuna salad was good, but most of it was tiny julienned strips of carrot and other veggies. Artistic, but $37 (I think?) Prices have gone up everywhere. We may be eating at home more.

  9. KG

    KellyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Big fan of Orsay and go often this was an outlier in our experience. Ordered steak frittes which was very mediocre, especially for $57. GF ordered burger Medium which came out very rare and sent back and they comped us for it which was incredibly nice. Always wonderful service and normally great food. Will definitely be back as I am a huge fan of the Duck Confit Cassoulet which is amazing

  10. K

    Kpmv

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Nice Welcoming staff, food was mediocre- it used to be much better, actually delicious. Too bad the food wasn’t as good as the staff.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    I have dined here often and until now have always had an excellent experience. Unfortunately on this occasion the host was so rude and dismissive that I almost left. Thankfully the manager and server were able to address and rectify his behavior and then I ended up having a good experience by the end of the meal.

  12. MS

    MichaelS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was good. Our server was great. Unfortunately they made us sit outside while we requested indoors. It was cold and windy and not really enjoyable.

  13. s

    s1430

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Waiter with attitude. Food has deteriorated since covid. too loud for comfortable conversation. Used to be regular customer… will not be back.

  14. PP

    PaulP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    the red Burgundy I selected - the sommelier brought a 2019 when I ordered a 2017 they would not offer an alternative or lower price for for a 2019 when it was suppose to be 2017 for. Burgundy with a much different result given the difference in years The prime rib was VERY expensive ($62) and undercooked for a single slice of Prime Rib - at that price the 1 slice should have at least been 1 inch or better 1 1/2 inches thick - it was not

  15. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very romantic French restaurant with a nice bar and menu. Food excellent and

  16. f

    foodie101

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came in for a late lunch. I am very particular about where I sit, even outside, since COVID. The Maitre D was very accommodating and seated us in a place where we felt particularly comfortable. The food was absolutely yummy and the service very accommodating. Even though it's rather pricey, we will go back soon.

  17. JY

    JeanYvesB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had the tuna tartare, the salade lyonnaise, and the rabbit -- all very good!!

  18. JK

    JeffK

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to Orsay for enjoyable lunches, so we decide to have dinner there. Everything from our Tricolor salads to my salmon and my wife’s pasta were superb, The service was professional and attentive. Overall, great meal and we will add Orsay to our neighborhood gems!

  19. N

    Nora

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Isla flotante : the best . It used to be bigger …..

  20. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Orsay it’s very French place with a really French menu, the classic ones, we has white asparagus there was in season, were excellent. And frisée salad. My husband has the lamb. Everything really good. And try the best profiteroles we ever had. Excellent service, ambiance and very good wine list.

  21. JF

    JimF

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous. The pix fixe meal only included an app and the main course - why bother at all at that point.

  22. r

    ryans

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic Easter prix fixe brunch. The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing, and the overall ambiance was great. Everyone was dressed in their Sunday best (likely all attending post-Easter services)

  23. JR

    JacquelineR

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Had the steak frites. Steak was good however the fries where not. Over cooked. Nice place for drinks with friends. Service was great.

  24. P

    Psychsch

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent about the meal service and cuisine perfect

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elegant- a cut above most!

  26. p

    profchuck

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Orsay reminded us of the restaurants in France, in ambience, services and quality. It ranks among the best restaurants we have dined in. Anyone looking to have a special evening out should consider Orsay.

  27. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the onion soup, escargot and a salad with a nice Provence Rose'. Sat outside on the terrace and the service was excellent. Just a perfect lunch !

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Ridiculously overpriced My food was tasteless Potatoes crunchy (raw)

  29. MC

    MarshaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    The food and ambience were very good, but the service wasn't up to previous visits. Long wait times to get waiter's attention.

  30. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Overall a decent restaurant, however, food was just ok. Good enough. Nothing extraordinary.

  31. M

    Magnus

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Orsay continues to offer a fine menu of traditional French dishes supplemented by a a very appealing wine list. The steak au poivre was most appealing as was the white asparagus appetizer. And their onion soup is among the best I've ever eaten on this side of the Atlantic. Service is pleasant without being intrusive. The only drawback was this restaurant tends to be a little loud. All in all worth the detour.

  32. PB

    PatrickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, ambience, and service were all excellent.

  33. T

    Tinal

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific food, excellent waitstaff!

  34. N

    Nikoli

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service

  35. WG

    WendyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the servers were attentive and friendly.

  36. O

    Opticon

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined early before a 7 pm curtain at the nearby York Theatre and felt well taken care of. Service was excellent, and the food was very good -- salmon for one of us, Mediterranean Sea bass for the other. Delicious tricolor salad with blue cheese. Sumptuously good profiteroles for dessert. I would dine here again.

  37. CG

    ChrisG

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The white asparagus with lemon hollandaise was fantastic. Food very good, service very good, princes very high.

  38. J

    Jimmy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere, art nouveau Paris. I only gave the food a rating of 4 stars because though the burger was excellent the fries were too salty to my taste. I find that in a lot of restaurants. I wish they’d let the consumer apply the salt and pepper to finish the dish. We all have our own preferences in that regard.

  39. n

    nlbnyc

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Orsay can always be counted on for lovely evening. Quiet enough for good conversation but the room is not a tomb. I NEVER order chicken but Orsay's roast chicken is perfection. I had the special roast Steelhead trout last night - so fresh and it was over some shredded (perhaps pickled) veg medley. I hope that dish remains on the permanent menu. Waiters are a major asset - informative, attentive yet low key. The evening flows without a hitch. Thank you.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    200 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was bland. Service was less than fair. Manager was terrible and unprofessional. I questioned why a Manhattan cost $26.00 a drink and he responded by saying “rent is high”. When I told him that was the decision of the restaurant to rent here, he responded by saying “and it was your decision to eat here”. First off, that doesn’t make sense as I would never assume or have knowledge of the cost of a drink prior to going and second that’s just a clown comment. He decided to give me a $2.00 discount to which I laughed. I disputed the charge anyway. But be aware.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 2950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Accepting orders for today at 12:00 PM

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Google Map for Orsay

1057-59 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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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