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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

Orsay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (58)
Authentic (33)
Good for a Date (32)
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Great for Lunch (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Brunch (21)
Fun (21)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
People Watching (18)
Romantic (18)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 12 hours 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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had not been to Orsay in a while. We have held Christening parties and rehearsal dinners here, so I was really looking forward to Sunday lunch with my daughter and 12 year old grandson. It was a grey day so we elected to sit on the enclosed terrace. Due to fear of cold there were very obnoxious heaters blowing dry air in our faces. My daughter finally got them to turn off the one blowing on our table. We were told we would be cold. We were not and it was much better. I ordered the Croque Monsieur. It as on a thick slab of bread. Terrible. My grandson ordered waffles which turned out to be one waffle which appeared to have come from a box of frozen waffles. Daughter had Poulet Payard followed by Mousse au Chocolat which was as we remembered. Excellent espresso happy to say. Service was very good to excellent. Prices over the top, especially for what we had which was not special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food is very good. We had the steak tartare, croque monsieur, and fries. Dessert was creme brulee, which had a citrus flavor, and chocolate mousse w creme anglaise. Authentic, rich french food. Our waitress was cold, aloof, snobby, unfriendly and laconic. It's expensive, but I didn't expect any different. We sat on the patio and people watched

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious French selections. Attentive staff. Always reliable neighborhood favorite

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Reserved in advance for dinner party, seated at the bar side... no table cloth, loud and busy traffic! Not so nice for a birthday celebration. Service was friendly. Overall very casual feel. Food was okay. $60-$70 bottle wine was terrible.
Had better experience for brunch in the main dining room.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My girlfriend and I were seated last even though we arrived first in line. We thought the host was very disorganized. The restaurant week meal was not too enjoyable but the waitress was sincere. Our dessert order was mixed up. We have been here before so we were disappointed by a sub-par experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Orsay is a noisy bustling restaurant. At our request we sat in the windowed patio on the street. Much quieter and special place for conversation. Food is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Attentive, friendly, warm, welcoming ..... and delicious. The service is impeccable without hovering. Deferential yet friendly --- and authentic French food. Lovely ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our experience was a positive and memorable one. The plat du jour that night was bouillabaisse and it did justice to the one I had in Marseille. Even though they were packed that night service didn't miss a beat. I look forward to going back again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very good food, but not excellent.
Pricey.
One of three dinners was totally incorrect, and the ordered one did not arrive until the other two finished eating.
No compensation offered for botched meal.
Uneven service - sometimes excellent, sometimes non-existent.
I will not eat there again!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Amazing staff — amazing food. The atmosphere made my girlfriends birthday that much more special!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Staff worked very hard to make us feel comfortable

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved it! Great food! Great energy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed the restaurant week lunch. Good choices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was good but the food was just so-so, not terrible but no need to return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always an enjoyable meal, close to work it makes a perfect spot for lunch. Their NY Restsurant Week menu has a great selection.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Manchester)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great service , good food, nice place . Great ambiance

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Tile work on floors is stunning to look at. Greeted right away and sat earlier than reservations called for. Service was great, waiters all have this funny way of making you chose what to eat and have fun with you. For the food, it was incredible. You tasted every little detail put into the food, and to top it off, the deserts are other worldly. I’m a young guy; 22, and i did this for restaurant week, so it wouldn’t kill my pocket but at the same time bring people i love to it and know the meal would be phenomenal. Would for sure come again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We enjoyed a nice dinner with excellent service. The French cuisine was excellent. The wine was tasty and affordable. Our waiter was top notch - no detail went unnoticed - he stopped by to wish us well on a personal level. We left very satisfied to say the least.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Manager moved the table behind us right up to our table such that the only place I could put my elbow was on their table. Waiters kept bumping my chair. Food was subpar and overpriced. Would not come back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always love it , always perfect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waiter was good but too many tables for one waiter

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Absolutely wonderful the Tuna Tartare was the best ever. I went on a Wednesday for the Prime rib and they cut it at your table. Perfect. The sides , potatoes and spinach so delicious. My dessert Pannacotta so smooth and the berry sauce perfect not too sweet. I loved my Red wine by the glass; Cote De Blaye a great suggestion. Everyone was soooo pleasant. I can’t wait to return. Every day they have a special entree. I must , I will try everything.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was my first visit with their new menu. The food was simply delicious and the menu has many appealing options. We were fortunate to be there on a night that was not very busy so the noise level was acceptable. The monkfish in a tomato curry sauce is delectable. Grand Marnier crepes a nice finish to the meal. Wines by the glass can be pricey but excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A classic. If I lived near by I would visit often.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really, really wonderful. Always authentic and delicious. A great place to have a long, relaxed Saturday lunch. Returning soon again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Orsay is dependably very good-excellent in service, food, atmosphere, and value. It is quiet enough to have a good conversation, a rarity in typically more crowded New York restaurants. On this particular occasion, the maitre d' went above and beyond. Another guest had taken (was given?) my umbrella. As it was pouring rain outside, he gave me his own umbrella to use. Well done!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

it's too noisy, so much so that one can only hear a portion of the conversation when 3 or more people are there. but the food was good as well as the service. so it's one giant trade off.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent waitress....very good food, wine etc...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely setting. Service perfect, food delicious. What more could you want

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