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Orsay

4.5
1822 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's day at Orsay.
Chef Otsuka has designed a $44 Prix Fix Menu.
Freshly baked pastries and breads, Appetizer and Main Course.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1822 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was mediocre

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent. Great French bistro. Lively atmosphere. Consistent good food and service. High noise level. Close seating. Pricey deserts. Good wine selection.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always excellent and the best captain in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always a pleasure! I've continued to visit over the years and never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Good location (close to subway), good food, good service, tasteful and stylish decoration.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service, food and wine. Thanks to Claudio for always being very attentive with us

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always consistent. Great steak au poivre
Excellent pate. One of my favorites

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Lovely and festive but with old world charm and impeccable service. Yummy cocktails followed by their famous prime rib. Truly a memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Un peu trop bruyant mais franchement c'est un tel régal que l'on fait abstraction du bruit. Demander une table côté bar pour plus de calme.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fodd is delicious and the service is friendly.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ordered steak medium. It came out well done. They did take it back but the toothpick said medium and unless I said something they would have left it like that. It was taken back but really they should not have served it. I thought that was a turn off!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch - very crowded but well managed and good service. Food excellent as always and everything in the order for four was correct and prompt. Well done!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family & I very much enjoyed our Easter Brunch at Orsay. Everything was wonderful - the food, service and atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Once again perfect for Easter brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful professional staff took great care of us!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

One of NYC's "authentic" bistros well worth the walk from Museum Mile. In the midtown moderate price range-- on the order of $70+ for lunch with wine. Sidewalk lining tables year-round. Quality ingredients, a mid-level by the glass price list. Heavy on the salt shaker. Ask them to hold back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We met up with some French friends that we haven't seen in a while. They even loved the food. Everything was perfect. The lamb special on Thursdays blew me away and I didn't even know I liked lamb until that night. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We go there often after Sunday mass. This Sunday, it was very crowded so service was a little off but our waiter tried. The front desk girl at the coach check, that was a different story. She actually told me, “I am very busy and I have many things to do” when taking our coats. She walked away and took our coats later. I was left at the front entrance wondering if she was taking the coats or not. She needs major attitude fixing. She is the first person customers meet when entering the restaurant. She sets the expectations. Yes I understand the place was very crowded and she was overwhelmed but we as customers have nothing to do with that. My thoughts: If it weren’t for customers she wouldn’t have a job. Maybe we should find another career where she doesn’t deal with people.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was pleasant...they gave a quiet table int he corner, where I was able to have a pleasant, quiet conversation....hopefully, they will remember this table next time...The food and service were outstanding ! Will absolutely return !

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was good, as was service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent dinner/excellent service

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

i go to orsay very often and always enjoy it. this time I ordered the plat du jour of roast beef and i was sharing it as it is a large portion. i asked the waiter to give us a bone... he ignored us and sliced the meat very thinly without a bone.. my partner then asked the maitre d about it and he listened and never came back to the table...

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Really good food and service, but too expensive for a French bistro.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent as always

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is excellent, but expensive. The Steak Frites is a better value than the Steak au Poivre. No reasonably priced wines, but beer is a good option.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Authentic piece of Paris in NYC. Excellent brunch options - Eggs Benedict and the Prime rib served Table side with lashings of horseradish sauce is why we go back often!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lively and not too noisy. Service was good. Food was not too good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

From the time we arrived until we left, we were well looked after. The service was amazing. The same is true of the meal....amazing. It was a very pleasant experience!

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The waiter was fine, but the rest of the staff was unprofessional. The noise lever was dreadful. I couldn't hear my dinner companions because of noisy table to every side.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was very good, but as is all too usual these days, the service was overly intrusive. Sometimes, less is more.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Traditional upper eastside atmosphere. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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