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Fri, 2/23
7:30 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Orsay.
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1788 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Seafood, Prime Rib
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 517-6400 ext. 0
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Antoine Camin
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We offer outside catering.
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Cross street
75th Street and Lexington Avenue
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Parking details
There is a garage on 75th street between Lexington and Park.
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Public transit
6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
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
What 1788 People Are Saying
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foodoman (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were impeccable. I highly recommend this elegant restaurant for a fine dining experience or for special occasions.

vipJuniper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Orsay always provides a beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and exceptionally professional service.

Sicanina (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food and atmosphere were really lovely, albeit a little pricey for the portion sizes, and the service was good - attentive but not intrusive - albeit confusing (greeted by at least 2 people before being seated; a 2nd server asked if we would like to order drinks after we had already ordered drinks from our main server). The Eggs Norwegian melts in your mouth - eggs perfectly poached, freshest salad dressed with a gorgeous vinaigrette, and just right potatoes - divine! The hollandaise sauce is light as a feather. A very nice place to splurge on a special occasion meal.

vipFratfank (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the meal very much. Food was very good. Waitress was very friendly and very knowledgeable . Enjoyable bistro experience.

vipScorekeeper (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food from soup through coffee and dessert. Lamb shank/saffron risotto - delicious! Coq au vin - not a bit left. Excellent wine, service. We will be back!

LouiseT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We have been to Orsay several times. We always enjoy it. The food and service is good and the atmosphere transports you right to Paris.

vipTaylorBeth (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was good but insanely over priced. We paid $52 for the Dover sole in capers and brown butter. We justified the price thinking it would Paris level- with a full fish then filleted... it was just one single fillet, a bit over cooked and with three measly fingerling potatoes... for 52 dollars?? Sure, it tasted good, so did the coq au vin- but just insanely over priced. You can get that level of food if not better for a fraction of the price at dozens of other NYC French bistros. I think this place is a bit of a tourist trap honestly. We also were constantly fighting for our servers attention and had to ask for bread THREE times.... and the restaurant wasnt even packed! I had high hopes but was very disappointed. Wouldn’t go here again.

Harold (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The dover sole is outstanding. Enjoyed our dinner very much.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was ok for the price, but not great.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good ambiance and service, but food is pretty flat and overpriced for what it is. Mediocre brasserie.

vipGinaB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was divine! We had raw bar to start and it was delectable. I think the restaurant is a little tired and needs some renovations or even just a "sprucing up." I have been going there for years. The wait staff was attentive but I had to call him over a couple of times and they forgot a couple of items we ordered. But overall the experience was very good.

BJ24 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

It was a nice experience. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The Skate Cake appetizer was phenomenal. I never thought of it, but it makes perfect sense.
Service was knowledgeable & helpful.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Maravillosa atención. Los platos son un homenaje a Paris. Están en perfecto equilibrio entre la presentación el tiempo de entrega de cada plato y los ingredientes genuinos. La ambientación histórica y limpieza otro valor a destacar.

vipTheaterdiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Orsay is a fantastic restaurant. A wonderful value with excellent food all the time.
They make you feel special.