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Orsay

4.6
2850 Reviews
$50 and over
French
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. This elegant Parisian-style brasserie marries modern French cuisine and classic brasserie fare.

Starting August 16th we will kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19, proof of vaccination is required for all guests upon entry.

Support Orsay during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us to celebrate la Saint Sylvestre. "À la Carte" from 5pm to 7:30pm. Celebration dinner will start at 9pm with a $150 Prix fixe menu (beverage, tax and gratuity not included). We'll be counting down to midnight with a Guest DJ, Dancing, Party favors.

What 2850 people are saying
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vipAnnie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were outside and that helped because the noise level inside was very high

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vipbarbEH
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

One of the people in our party had mussels. Half of them weren’t open. The waitress sent over the manager who offered her a small sharp knife - ??? Is that service?

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vipNlbw75
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Orsay is ever-reliable. Solid bistro offerings and very attentive waiters. Perfect for quick oysters and Sancerre or a homey roast chicken or boeuf bourguignon. The aroma of the steak frites at a neighboring table made me a little envious and doubt my order - but my chicken arrived and iit was perfection. Just means I'll have steak next time. See you soon!

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vipturkeyhill
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always solid

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vipEastside
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay is our go to place. Comfortable and classy with wonderful food. Like being on the Left Bank.

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VivianD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and service. Great food. The only issue was that the temperature inside ( we were at a table by the windows) was a little cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food is very mediocre. And overpriced. Service was good though but not excellent. And the best feature is the ambiance, it’s so Paris

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FerBo
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked for Thanksgiving and it was the best! Met every expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.

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vipLaurieM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving was wonderful, great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing Thanksgiving dinner experience and our first ever in a restaurant! A wonderful French touch on the traditional classics - from Soup to Chocolate Mouse! Cocktails and wine were delicious and the staff super friendly. I may never cook again. :-)

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vipLindaF
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Considered our needs nicely and were seated at an appropriate table. The service was fair but take into consideration the lack of ample staffing at this time. Food was fair.

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EllenY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was high quality & the service was excellent. The staff was very welcoming & attentive.

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pwalter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful.

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vipWill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The Prix fixe was not good
Off the menu has been good in the past

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vipBrAdN
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! We absolutely loved Orsay! Everything was perfect. From the Art Deco decor to the professionalism of the staff, to the exquisite meal, to our friendly server who made us feel right at home, we were certainly impressed. Even the price point was spot on! We are very much looking forward to returning many many times! Thank you Orsay for helping to make out Thanksgiving celebration one to remember!

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vipRobertP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude service from manager on down. Misleading and unannounced Thanksgiving price fix only for $80! Sat for 20 minutes without human contact during "staff meeting" notwithstanding arriving at reservation time. Manager was rude and completely nonconiliatory. Could not have been treated worse. I have eaten here many times in past 20-plus years and will not be back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and yummy food!

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vipGaryTheK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still a classic bistro, with dishes prepared just as you'd expect.

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GeorgeK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

not my first time however always for lunch. I would like to experience the vibe at dinner

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johnh
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We must have caught the Maitre d' on a bad night. He was outright rude when we requested a table other than the first one offered because we thought it was too close to other diners. A waiter stepped in, smoothed it over and we went on to have lovely dinner. The tomato fennel soup was delicious, our entrees perfectly prepared and the wonderful dessert -- a cream puff pastry with vanilla ice cream rather than whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce was a perfect ending.

We'll be back with a hope that the night starts off a little better

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vipDanielC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food. We will be back!

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vipNiceLunch
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times over the years. Very consistent. 'Good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always!

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vipNormando
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent and authentic French cuisine. Attentive staff at all levels.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. Waiter was training/talking to another member of staff and totally forgot about us. Food took forever. There is enough staff, just badly managed and overpriced. Disappointing experience.

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vipfoodiefinds
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with a friend and, as always, this French Restaurant has superb service, all around.
The steamed artichoke appetizer with a balsamic vinaigrette was super to share, and I’ve always loved oysters, while the garginelli pasta was enjoyed by my guest. Do try the chocolate mousse yo share! Light and full of rich flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant.

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MirellaM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very noisy. The service was indifferent and unsatisfactory. The diners did not receive the entrees at the same time. The serving staff needed to be reminded. The prices are unjustifiably much higher than previously experienced.

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Johno
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everything was fine until midway through the meal when the waiter seemed to be hard to find, despite the fact that the restaurant had largely emptied out.

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MalcolmK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of French bistro was realistic and the food choices aligned with the atmosphere. The food was excellently prepared and presented by a highly professional staff. Top marks all round!

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vipLCMK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay is always a favorite....great food and ambience w/excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been in years. Wondering how it had evolved. Was wonderful. Great service, excellent food, beautiful surroundings . Will definitely be back…

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laurag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere.
Food good, not great. A bit overdone. ie. Tarte Tatin not actually a Tarte Tatin.
Still, I'd go back!

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vipPBluv2dine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A New York classic. Always delicious. So good to be inside and enjoy such a wonderful meal.

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vipLSMD
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

.We dine at Orsay frequently and it never disappoints.

FAQs

Orsay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Orsay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 517-6400 ext. 0.

Orsay is rated 4.6 stars by 2850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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