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Orsay

4.6
2572 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.

Support Orsay during COVID-19

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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Come celebrate Mother's day at Orsay. We'll be offering a prix fixe menu including a basket of Vienoiserie, a choice of appetizer and a choice of entrée. Indoor or outdoor seating including our beautiful extended pergola.

What 2572 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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KevinO
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and very adherent to COVID guidelines. Great food is always nice too.

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vipAndrewP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Hair in the appetizer. 20 min to get first drink. Won’t go back.

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vipJanG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, lots of outdoor seating, really good French food.

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vipAngel
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Bread outstanding. Good wine selection.

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vipnewyorker
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I didn't realize you were serving a limited menu outside. Fair enough, though I missed your Orsay salad.

Must say your hamburger, which both my companions had looked great.

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vipHunert
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Black Sea Bass lived up to its reputation for being delicious. Wait staff was very good but they are overtaxed by the number of tables set up in such close quarters outside. The difficulty for them getting around the Plexiglas partitions takes away from the excellent service they are capable of. Still all in all a great dining experience and on we will repeat often.

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MichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside due to Covid, and the outdoor setup was as good as it could be. I appreciated the outdoor heaters. The service was good, but not great. The food was meh for the fairly hefty price. My Croque Madame was fairly burned on one side. All in all a nice place to go for a special occasion, but wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

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vipSusanJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Easter brunch Prix Fix menu was delightful!

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chambersghost
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate outdoors so this refers to that. Very well organized for anti-virus measures. Actually much more pleasant experience than sometimes is, because fewer people! Lovely wait staff who were very respectful of the rules, and they are well set up with plastic barriers etc. The inside did not look crowded or worrying. Full marks!

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LindaJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was happy to see many diners out on Easter Sunday. Although I was aware a party of five would be given 1.5 hrs. to eat, I did not feel rushed. I think the crowd subsided and we were allowed to stay longer. My salad was underwhelming and the salmon was fine. Nothing to write home about. The service was pleasant and overall I like the ambience of the restaurant very much.

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vipFussbudget
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining has been very good. The balcony works very well but the new constructions are ok too. Hats off to a big effort to stay open during pandemic.

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TracyR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great desserts, very accommodating to our kids (8 and 11). Would go back!

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vipRico
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had lunch with my family.
Tuna tartare average. Escargot average.
Oysters average.
Croque monsieur better than average
Beef bourguignone average, on the dry side
Salmon better than average.
1 sauvignon blanc
1 Bordeaux
Total $390 with tip.
Probably won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good meal in lively atmosphere

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vipoperapal
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The tuna tartare was superb. Only thing to say is that we asked for medium rare burger and got a fairly well done one-somewhat disappointing but minor compared to the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambience and service.

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vipKibbles
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay deserves its reputation but needs to tone down their pricing. Charging $54 for a steak entree because my girlfriend couldn't eat entirely on her own is a bit rich. Also charged too much for drinks, but you can say that about most establishments in NYC. They did provide us with a complimentary glass of champagne since celebrating a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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vipMcgoldberg
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful French Bistro fare. A go to restaurant for us always! Never disappoints

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vipTableof3
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black Seabass was out of this world, I’m considering returning just for that alone. The service was exceptional with being attentive when needed. Orsay is one of my favorite restaurants.

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vipRaviS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food quality seems to be going down, quality of meat, freshness of food

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CamB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers and main courses were excellent; but what ever you do, get the caramelized meringue dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The 1 hour max stay is outrageous

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vipCaryL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful brunch outside on a beautiful spring day. Service was lovely. We shared delicious fries, my shrimp salad and sauvignon blanc were great, his smoked tuna salad was really good too.

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vipDianaL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!

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vipNatalyaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

There was a mouse on the floor that several stuff members were trying to catch while I was exiting the bathroom on the ground floor. My party tried to address the issue with the waitress and manager. Manager was avoiding us for the rest of our stay. No apologies from the stuff except " oh, it's New York". Very disappointed and concerned about sanitation issues, although service and food were nice.

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vipGourmette
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was so bad! Steak au poivre sauce tasted like chemicals — could not eat it. Steak not cooked in sauce, in fact, as it’s supposed to be prepared. My friend had a hamburger—so rare he could only eat parts. Was the food ever good here? I’ve polled others who say not really. It’s such an attractive, convenient space—they have adapted to COVID like champs, even though the owner thinks it’s a hoax.

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vipPicky
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent food.

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EricP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok so I ask for house Pinot ...and I find out later it’s 25$ per glass ..really? Steak was tough and no flavor. The scallops were great.

I don’t want to be tempted by the fries that come with the steak, so I ask for spinach instead. “Sorry no substitutes”. So I order the spinach and then he goes....”will bring the fries anyway as she might like them” Are you kidding me? So he brings them and of course she ate a few and I ate the rest. The point was we did not want to be tempted not overruled by the waiter.

Too much attitude and not enough value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Table ready when we arrived. Appreciated that our previous request was honored. Food was delicious and service, was attentive. Definitely recommend

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johnf
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It would be hard to beat Orsay's Happy Hour ( 4 to 7 pm and 10 to 12 pm) half price menu. Service is top rate. Best oysters on the half shell I've had. My favorite restaurant in town.

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vipTrishtheplate
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna tartar and roast chicken were perfect

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vipCori
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We reserved a table for 4 outside well in advance s as and were seated 45 minutes late. That was the best part of our evening. It took us awhile to get wait staff to take our order. Then the service was quite slow. We had to ask servers to check on our order 2-3 times for each course. When food finally arrived at least 2 out of four orders were incorrect and had to be sent back! The food was mediocre at best. It was a very disappointing dinner.

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vipMarciaR
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

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vipArletteW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived a bit early and were graciously welcomed ! Service was pleasant and diligent and the food as always was superb !
We were inside the restaurant which was carefully arranged for best distancing - a total pleasure !
Merci Orsay !💖🌺

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vipBonnieP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a beautiful atmosphere! Safe for an alfresco dining ! I enjoyed the dessert menu and the service was excellent.

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vipSimon
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely - and perfectly choreographed to eating outside because of the pandemic.

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MrJones
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Every special request was met with resistance or a fee. We asked for nutmeg or cinnamon on a cappuccino and was told they dont have these spices. I was born at night, but not last night. Service was spotty as it started to get busy. Overall a decent French place. Surprised no foie gras or terrine. It is no Le Bernardin, but good.

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 2572 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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