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Orsay

4.4
1790 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
We offer outside catering.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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
What 1790 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBACT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Been going to Orssy for 20 years. Live everything about it. You will never be disappointed.

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Nancy (Miami)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great place, very helping people, staff very caring, and all meals were delicious. It was Wonderful

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foodoman (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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vipJuniper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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Sicanina (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 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.

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vipFratfank (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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vipScorekeeper (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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LouiseT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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vipTaylorBeth (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BistroBear1 (Miami)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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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vipnycm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious French selections. Attentive staff. Always reliable neighborhood favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 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.

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JEasy (New York Area)
4.0  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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vipFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Consistently very good

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vipdurnan2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 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.

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Ibwny (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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Eiocat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 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!

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vipThesongwriterfromnyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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vipLookatmenu (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Staff worked very hard to make us feel comfortable

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved it! Great food! Great energy!

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