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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a traditional "Thanksgiving Dinner" with all the trimmings!
Orsay will offer a "Prix Fixe" and "A la Carte" menu from noon to 8pm.
Large tables welcome.

Orsay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Authentic (32)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good for a Date (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Business Meals (23)
Casual (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Romantic (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Brunch (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (12)
People Watching (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

the heat was on and was too hot (since the weather was not that cold...) they were accommodating and moved us to another table, which was better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Love Orsay. Feels like Paris in NYC or as close as you can get. Fabulous French Classics like Escargot, Frisee Lardon, Steak Frites, Moules, but wonderul Oysters, Salmon and the best Daily specials. Love the staff. Highly recommend. Upper Eastside neighborhood gem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

First time here.
Staff went out of their way for my wife’s birthday.
Coq au vin was classic!
Felt like a mini-vacation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I love Orsay as it always feel special to dine there. This time I enjoyed the salmon tartare Japonais and it was delicious. Their famous cheese souffle on the other hand seemed a bit over done and a bit dry inside and the outside was quite leathery and unappetizing to me. I am sure this was just an oversight and I will order it again sometime again I'm sure. I highly reccommend this restaurant for its food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great service and great food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The Escargot were Phenomenal and the Service was Exceptional!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The chocolate mousse is to die for ! Never fails to please as an eatery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terrific chocolate mouse (but the salad nicoise wasn't that great).

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful fresh salads and friendly service. Transported to a neighborhood bistro in Paris.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place was amazing. Great view, unbelievable service and food. Would definitely recommend and would visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

this is like our neighborhood club-- great food and wonderful service..the covered terrace is less noisy than the interior..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

i cannot give this restaurant enough accolades. I love it. come for any and every event. They care from the moment they find you a seat to the moment you leave the restaurant. The food is fabulous and the wine list great. Everything is tops!!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always love sitting on the terrace when weather permits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

This restaurant has delicious, traditional French cuisine, which is served by a good-natured, attentive, but not servile staff with great efficiency. It's my favorite of upper east side restaurants and is also very good for private events.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant was very warm. Uncomfortably warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

excellently done hanger steak, roast chicken, and steak tartare. great wine selection. fantastic ambiance. will dine here again

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous every time - Amazing food and wonderful service. Five Stars!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful escargot! And the Nicoise salads were superb. We also enjoyed the ambience for this
Celebratory lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fabulous food; had loup-de-mer. Outstanding! Service was perfect!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A quality restaurant with quality food. Nevertheless, expect to pay slightly over the odds.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Nice go-to restaurant for a quick dinner or a leisurely meal. Nice wine list with some very special wines at reasonable cost.

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Consistently good food and service. A neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Wednesday special of prime rib was incredible and done just right.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Orsay is a gem. They surprised us with celebratory champagne for our Anniversary and gave us a quiet corner table. Food was wonderful. It's a little piece of Paris in NYC.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always reliable and delicious bistro food. Particularly fond of the salad trolley, skate and profiteroles! Wallet friendly wine list too. Older crowd but attentive service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

quiet table was in a back corner, hot and near restrooms (and not any more quiet than others

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely atmosphere & food is delicious. Mgrt friends & they had a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our lunch was excellent but we all noticed the increase in price since the last time we were there.........spring 2017. It is also noisy at lunch and I imagine even more so at dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great neighborhood bistro with lovely outdoor seating. Love the burrata/tomato, onion/olive tart, tuna tartare and child poached salmon with tzadiki. Great for a meal or a lite bite. Wonderful service

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good French bistro fare, plenty of French wines to choose from, attentive service and a Parisian ambiance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

usually come here for the steak. they didn't get either temperatures right the first time (both undercooked) and when we sent them back they both came back way over cooked and burnt on the outside. not the friendliest and very skimpy with their butter to bread ratio.

disappointed regular customer. please listen to the specifics of the order. we told them at least 3 times how we each wanted our steak cooked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good service, thank you To the Captain Claudio because you are always very attentive to us.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Orsay is a neighborhood favorite , reliably good food, & charming ambiance. A French bistro that isn’t too too fancy, but a good place to take out of town guests or to meet friends or just for the two of us. Weather permitting we enjoy eating outside. The service is always attentive. We love Orsay!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Another excellent meal at Orsay. We love the steak tartare there, and it was great again as was the wonderful rose wine! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We sat outside on a FABULOUS, SUNNY late summer day, one of the best 10 of the year!!! We obviously didn't rush out!!!
Note to Open Table: we have been making reservations through your service for years and LOVE it; never had an issue. We received a confirmation for this reservation as we always do. The hostess at Orsay said they did not have our reservation but, of course. accommodated us immedidately when I showed the confirmation on my phone. This has never happened to us before, and we don't believe this is your problem but the restaurant's. However, we wanted you to know. Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Whatever the occasion--a special celebration, a friend's get-together, or business- Orsay is the perfect destination. As always the restaurant had nary an unoccupied seat. We were two ladies taking up space and time, lingering over a couple of Sancerres apiece, salmon ceviche starters and small mesclun salads. The service was impeccable, no one rushed us, you would have thought we had ordered up an elaborate meal. We have already planned to return, next time for one of Orsay's sumptuous, multi-course dinners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I first encountered Orsay some years ago, and hoped to revisit it on a future trip to NYC. We did that, and I like the food & the art nouveau décor. Waitstaff are very pleasant and courteous. Unfortunately we were near a noisy group of self-entitled NYC women on this last visit. But it would not really have been quieter inside. Hard to hold a conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Prime rib special was very good. The lamb shank tasted as if it been left on the stove for too long and the risotto was gloppy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We sat outside on a beautiful evening. So it was quiet and delightful

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Orsay is fairly large so it's usually not too hard to get a reservation. Food is very good. Different specials daily. A bit noisy but very good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

the food is always reliable- my salad was inventive and beautifully presented
service was a bit spotty-but its always bustling without being noisy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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