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Orsay, New York, NY
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Orsay

4.5
4.5
2971 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 50 times today

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Accepting orders for today at 12:00 PM

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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

What 2,971 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DC

    DrCW07

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous wait staff, perfectly delicious authentic French cuisine, wonderful old world setting with original touches nicely maintained. Can’t wait to go back!! 🤗🥰💖
  2. n

    newyorker852

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I wish they had more Gruyère on their onion soup, chicken could be for two - overall very good.
  3. z

    zoma2001

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Not what it once was. Overpriced and overrated. What happened?
  4. S

    Silverfox

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful porch for outdoor dining!
  5. WT

    WheresTheBeef

    New York Area

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Too few wait staff. Long waits for drinks, etc. all else was fine for a neighborhood French bistro.
  6. JG

    JenniferG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tables are close and it’s very noisy but the menu is nice and the food was delicious
  7. SH

    SueH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had a wonderful time at Orsay. My party was running late and had to modify the reservation a few times but the restaurant was very accommodating. Had one slight issue with one person’s dish coming out way later than the others and almost asked for it to be cancelled but then it arrived. Had the soft shell crab salad which was delicious. And an excellent portion of beef tartare with quail egg. Otherwise very attentive staff and service.
  8. AL

    ALICE

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The asparagus appetizer was not good. The asparagus seemed to be out of a can, they were stringy and unable to be cut
  9. B

    Bingham

    London

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal as always at this restaurant. And service top notch.
  10. FM

    FMnyc

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch in the upper east side, We particularly enjoyed the Ice Flottante, a favorite dessert that we don't often find in New York City. Lovely dining room and polished service. Highly recommended.
  11. CP

    CPEast

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Classic French bistro. Feels like being in Paris. Love sitting outside. Delicious Moule Frites
  12. RS

    RebeccaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor lunch at an outdoor table. Food was delicious, service very good.
  13. R

    Rebecca

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a lovely meal, great ambience and cocktails. Pate was fabulous
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Chicken was dry. Waitress wasn’t responsive to our mention of that.
  15. MS

    MSEats

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good and certainly did not disappoint last night. Only sad thing was they were out of two main dishes which we love and had to change our requests twice!
  16. R

    Richard

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was very disappointed-I particularly Asked for outside table and confirmed it in phone call then they said they had no record of the request. Ultimately we were seated outside but this is not the first time this happened.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak au poivre in the city!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bill was very high. 3 spears of white asparagus was $31. I was shocked. And annoyed.
  19. NR

    NicholasR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    First time I tried Orsay for brunch. I prefer lunch or dinner.
  20. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The main attraction of this restaurant is the excellent outdoor seating. The food is just average, nothing special, the service is inattentive and the waiters and servers seem hassled rather than gracious. I have been to Orsay before and have had better food and service, so perhaps this was just an off day for this restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I thought it was good like a B evel but the food could’ve been a little bit better quality
  22. g

    gigi

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C'est super, comme d'habitude ! Je me regale ! Allons-y !!
  23. LS

    LSMD

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening of great food and excellent service. Orsay never disappoints.
  24. s

    scrod

    New England

    265 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very disappointed in the steak. It was not prepared the way I asked and it was tough. For the price it should have been fabulous.
  25. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious
  26. t

    tsnyc

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful! in all ways!
  27. O

    Opinionator

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant because of the French Bistro feel . While the food is good, I wish it could be kicked up a notch. The duck should be fantastic because it is a French specialty , and it is pretty bad.I found it roasted and not crispy. So I find that disappointing, personally. Other than that, it is a lovely UES place to eat. And food can be quite good.
  28. PM

    PoppyM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic French food and service. Was Fantastic.
  29. Z

    valerieZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent Service efficient We really had a good leisurely lunch
  30. R

    Robin

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went for dinner during the week with husband. Sat outdoors which was very nice. Good food, good service. Wish the menu had more choices but enjoyed it and will be back.
  31. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Quite disappointing compared to past meals at Orsay. Food was mediocre amd service lackluster. Too bad we used to really like this place
  32. C

    Cyanide

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, I would like to single him out specifically. Food was just as excellent. Interior is gorgeous old world NYC with a Parisian bistro mixed in, classic. Came in for my birthday and would go back again. Highly recommended!
  33. G

    Grill

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.
  34. CA

    CuisineArt

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Sat outside on terrace not street.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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…
  40. 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.

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 2971 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 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Accepting orders for today at 12:00 PM

Start takeout order

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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