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About Orsay

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.

1057-59 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Seafood, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
75th Street and Lexington Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 517-6400 ext. 0

Website:
http://www.orsayrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We offer outside catering.

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.

Executive Chef:
Antoine Camin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come And Celebrate "La Saint Silvestre" in a Beautiful French Art Nouveau Decor, DJ Music, Dancing and Party Favors.
"A La Carte" or "Prix Fixe"
Open seating from 6pm to 11pm.

Orsay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (59)
Authentic (34)
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Good for a Date (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Great for Brunch (24)
Business Meals (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Casual (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fun (18)
People Watching (18)
Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Disabled Access (8)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Healthy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a lovely French bistro . The staff is attentive , the food very good and the ambiance is special. Not for" budget diners" ; but for a little splurge that makes you feel that you're in Paris for a few hours - your mission is accomplished. Great place to take someone you want to thank for any reason.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The next best thing to dining in Paris is a visit to Orsay. We love its authenticity, ambience, friendly service and the delicious food!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent, but in all honesty I must say that the escargot was not as good as at LeSoir on Long Island. The service was excellent and all personnel very pleasant. The noise level was not so high as to prevent conversation despite the fact that the restaurant was crowded. It was not a bargain, but also not exorbitant. We don’t often come into NYC to eat dinner, but this is good choice when we do.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have had dinner and lunch here numerous times and taken guests, visiting family, and neighbors. It never disappoints.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We return here every year for a special family dinner. We are from SC and this is always on our "must do" list. Food, location and service is always wonderful. Never disappointed!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was disappointed with the service and the food. I could not recommend this restaurant at all, for any reason.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went especially togáveis the soufflé of cheese
But they didn't make any this day. A real shame. But lunch was still good

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

SO HOT!!!!! The temperature was unbearable and service was SO SLOW!
We were very uncomfortable;e

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fine, food was good but has been better other times. Wait staff was inattentive

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always been a fovorate. Never disappoints. The seafood salad was fantastic as was the red snapper special. Skate is hard to find but a staple at Orsay. Prepared to perfection always. Delightful staff

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Classic French bistro, week night weekly specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Superb service, excellent French onion soup, attentive waiter .... beautiful setting. A wonderful evening out in NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Orsay is always special; service, food, employees are always very courteous and look forward to our next dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

pleasant
no rush
good service
comfortable seating
nice selection ,options on menu
reservation honred
choice of table offered/appreciated
monkfish/lotte in curry sauce was a new ,delicious experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been meaning to go to this place for years, and finally remembered to book there when looking for a place for dinner. It did not disappoint.

Went on a Sat night, it was busy, but not mobbed. Food was great, service was excellent desert was out of this world. A great neighborhood spot, I will certainly be back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We dined at Orsay this past weekend. Our server was wonderful and the food was excellent. I definitely recommend making reservations as it can get very crowded. Even with the crowd, we had great service and a wonderful time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good French food. Mostly hits with a couple of misses

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very old crowd. Really old. Elderly and loud. No fun. Just passable food. Good for seniors. Never going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good dinner, good service & nice atmosphere. I almost felt like I was in Paris!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best tuna tartare in NYC. Great service and atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I always love my dining experiences at ORSAY. Service is stellar, the menu options are plentiful, the food is delicious, and the decor is lovely and French. One of my favorites!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Orsay always provides a happy and festive setting . The service is friendly and efficient . The ambiance is inviting and pretty. I always have a fun time there.
My food ( an omelette) was not the best this time though . It was overlooked and too hard . I've had a better one there before so perhaps this was an off day.
But it was a fun lunch anyway.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Look of a Parisian bistro and efforts of attentive staff do not make up for tired menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Upon being seated we mentioned that we wanted a leisurely meal- the server was perfect- not hovering but there when we were ready to order... Skate and Short Rib meals were excellent- alas by 8:00 Orsay was out of canard- my husband's chicken was dry.

Varied prices for wine- excellent selection....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were a party of 12 for Thanksgiving. First, the menu was wonderful - there was something for everyone + the Turkey lovers. Our waiter was spectacular and as busy as it was, provided service. I loved everything about Orsay and cannot wait to return. This is a keeper on the UES.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food wine and service. Truly an upper east side gem.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgivong

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We really love this local restaurant, it is like a club,- and delicious food as well

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

SUPERB RABBIT STEW AND AUTHENTIC FRENCH ATMOSPHERE WITH A DISTINCTLY AMERICAN ACCENT.
NICE BIG TABLE.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is a real french experience
The wines and cocktails are magnificent. Our server was very experienced and helped us pick the perfect french meal.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved dining at Orsay for brunch. Was spending a special weekend in Manhattan with a friend and researched the restaurant on line. Wanted to be on the Upper Eastside on Sunday morning, and we couldn’t have been happier. Great Eggs Benedict and wonderful selection of food, professional polite service, fantastic ambience. Worth going - all the way from Seattle.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic service, amazing food. Very attentive with you from the moment you walk in the door.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

the heat was on and was too hot (since the weather was not that cold...) they were accommodating and moved us to another table, which was better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Love Orsay. Feels like Paris in NYC or as close as you can get. Fabulous French Classics like Escargot, Frisee Lardon, Steak Frites, Moules, but wonderul Oysters, Salmon and the best Daily specials. Love the staff. Highly recommend. Upper Eastside neighborhood gem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

First time here.
Staff went out of their way for my wife’s birthday.
Coq au vin was classic!
Felt like a mini-vacation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I love Orsay as it always feel special to dine there. This time I enjoyed the salmon tartare Japonais and it was delicious. Their famous cheese souffle on the other hand seemed a bit over done and a bit dry inside and the outside was quite leathery and unappetizing to me. I am sure this was just an oversight and I will order it again sometime again I'm sure. I highly reccommend this restaurant for its food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great service and great food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The Escargot were Phenomenal and the Service was Exceptional!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The chocolate mousse is to die for ! Never fails to please as an eatery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terrific chocolate mouse (but the salad nicoise wasn't that great).

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