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Orsay, New York, NY
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Orsay

4.5
4.5
3089 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner

    $175.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    $175 Prix Fixe Menu, Seating from 9pm to 10:30pm We'll be counting down to midnight with a Guest DJ, Great music, dancing, Party favors Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight

What 3,089 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Mishy

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant is beautiful, tables were set up beautifully. The service was very quickly paced and the food came out automatically like cafeteria meals. It’s worth the value. I’ll stick to the weekend brunch.
  2. SA

    SonalA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We came to Orsay for Thanksgiving lunch. The prefix menu had some wonderful options. I enjoy the steak and pepper sauce and the chocolate mousse was amazing. My dad had the turkey which also did not disappoint. Service was friendly and the place was buzzing. Highly recommend Orsay!
  3. TC

    ThomasC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brasserie style restaurant which makes you feel like you're in Paris
  4. S

    Stephano

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always....an epic space for New Yorkers and visitors!
  5. GP

    GuidoP

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always good. The lunch menu is a little limited though
  6. HD

    HungryDiner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely French bistro-style restaurant on the UES. Good for families or other groups. Menu has the typical bistro items, but they're well-prepared, and the wine list is reasonably priced. Excellent place for friends to gather for a fun evening.
  7. H

    Hiandi

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch in a historical and relaxed atmosphere with excellent service and food.
  8. k

    katherinek

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience, great food and service. An UES classic French experience
  9. ED

    EllenD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The food is good and the service excellent but we never enjoy the shouting you have to do in a buzzy restaurant these days. Pretty impossible to have a relaxed conversation. So it’s more of a question of personal preferences than an issue with the restaurant but I wouldn’t go back.
  10. DD

    DeeD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food options with fabulous taste. Everything was beyond superb and the staff was more than accommodating , from the coat check in to the table to the menu and service. Neighborhood favorite restaurant. Always the right choice for any occasion.
  11. KM

    KarenM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and warm service in a lovely bistro setting. The host accommodated us when we arrived early. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable. And the food was wonderful. We will be back!
  12. MD

    MDGS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I really like Orsay. Unfortunately, I wear hearing aids, and the volume of the room, if it is crowded, makes it impossible for me to hear well. I will try to come at times when it is less crowded (or eat outside when weather permits).
  13. CF

    CaroleF

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tables close together and noise level was extreme.
  14. 3

    30157

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The tuna in the nicoise was awful. Couldn’t even tell if it was tuna. The frisee salad was limp and tasteless. Liked the île flottante though.
  15. DS

    DrSarahB

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch at Orsay. The ambiance always transports us to Paris! We were looking for a light dish and chose the chicken Paillard with a glass of Sancerre—so good!!! We had great service from the host, Maître d’, and all the staff. A lovely experience that we intend to repeat as often as possible.
  16. JB

    JoeB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and consistent quality. never disappointed.
  17. FM

    FredM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Orsay transports you to a Paris bistro. The food is good/very good - the beef tartare is the best in NYC. The main failing is service which is gruff and inattentive. Serve to left and clear to right which just doesn’t happen. It doesn’t take much to train staff if management wants to make it better.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    I have dined at Orsay many times through the years and this time, I brought out of town guests. The experience and service were not at all good. The server was curt and did not at all assist in the experience. The $40 duck was dry, the $29 burgers were mediocre, the $14 desserts were just meh. I needed a high chair for my 14 mo old and the one they had did not have a working lock. I was told by the maître d’ that they only had one in the restaurant and they hadn’t ordered a new working high chair yet. Then when I further complained it was unsafe, a working high chair appeared. We were a party of 6 adults and 1 baby and could have dined anywhere; unfortunately the experience wasn’t good and not worth the price.
  19. JA

    JackAMG

    Hawaii

    104 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I would rather go to McDonalds. Other than the French Fries - the food was uninspired and pedestrian. Not worth eating; not worth the money. Salmon was fishy; risotto mushy; burger bun yucky.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely exquisite. The atmosphere, service, and food were hands down 2nd to none. We will be dining here regularly!
  21. k

    ks123

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Terrific as usual!
  22. VM

    VMeg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but every aspect is fantastic. The outdoor seating is really nice.
  23. p

    paprikaj

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We are always surprised at the indifferent, inattentive service at a restaurant with such a good reputation. We did enjoy our meal though.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The menu was better pre-Covid. I miss the option of having a goat cheese and spinach omelette. I won’t be going back for brunch.
  25. i

    indiahart

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Solid bistro fare, perfunctory service. Overall fine but nothing special.
  26. SF

    SFEN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service, overcooked food, and loud. A Total disappointment.
  27. c

    cathyf

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding Each server was professional and anticipated our needs
  28. KS

    KevinS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. The food was very good but not worth the price. For $46, I would expect a better grade steak than a sirloin with French Fries. My wife’s chicken entree was underwhelming. No cocktail menu which was disappointing. The service was very good and the restaurant is beautiful.
  29. BH

    BarbH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great mussels. Good service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class experience
  31. JC

    JamieC

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved returning to this old chestnut - reassuringly the same since my last visit pre-pandemic. The only loss seems to be that there are now no soufflés on the menu - I was sad about that. But the quiche from the specials menu and the desserts that my companion and I enjoyed were outstanding. our server did an excellent job. I hope to return again soon.
  32. EG

    EmmaG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The French onion soup and chicken liver pate - was delicious.
  33. JS

    JeanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The main dish we already eat better. The dessert and wine was great
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    We are usually very satisfy with eating at Orsay… Not this time though: We were located outside - not on the usual terrasse area but the street side one, which is OK. However the issues were that: - the service is clearly overstretched: We got our aperitif drinks way after we received the main fare, same thing with any other drinks we asked for… Everything else was rushed! - there should be a policy for customers with very noisy animals to no be accepted: a couple with very much badly raised couple of dogs just made the evening an impossible nightmare barking and yapping non stop - almost impossible to have a conversation!
  35. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tables a bit too close together; otherwise a very good experience
  36. ER

    ElaineR

    New York Area

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for lunch and reunion with friends. Chicken p airard was delicious.
  37. s

    sondrab

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fav. Kind, courteous service. Thank you.
  38. F

    Fairjack

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I have dined at Orsay multiple times in the past and this experience was far below par. In particular the Duck Confit was over cooked, not crispy and was garnished in some sort of sauce not consistent with this dish/preparation. My wife's mussels were good but overall a disappointing experience.
  39. FN

    FoodyNYer

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Orsay never disappoints. Excellent service, great food quality and a nice wine selection. The steak tartare is excellent, so is the burger and the fish.
  40. s

    stategogreen

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorite places…..but last night many of had the frites and they were as awful…..not fried and soggy.

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 4.5 stars by 3089 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Postmates
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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