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Orsay

4.5
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2453 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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, 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.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2453 people are saying
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kikino
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BLT-A sandwich is my favorite for lunch and I usually have half to take home for dinner or a snack later.

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vipAlexis2
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdtanding in every way!!!

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vipSwanbaby
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was perfect and I felt they took the necessary precautions regarding covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrible music ruined the ambience of this potentially great space.

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vipEugene
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The food is ok, not bad, but standing outside when you have a reservation is absolutely not. So, tables are standing on the noisy street from both sides of the restaurant, and the atmosphere like personnel is in the hurry. The overall service is good but not like I would like to come to this place again. So it is just OK.

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vipMindyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place - consistently good food and service

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KathyM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, the food was delicious, the service professional and charming and it was still warm enough to eat outside which is very pleasant. My guest was equally impressed. However, I dislike digital menus and think that you should offer paper menus to anyone who asks. (I did not, this time, but will next time). I can't be the only person who would like to look at all of the possible entrees at once.
Thanks

KathyM

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vipcandicel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside table set up is lovely. We were taken right to our table on time. The service wonderful. Such a great spot.

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Ginster
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Normally I would give Orsay a higher rating. We have been coming here for years. We had a reservation this past Saturday night for my brother's birthday.

Orsay did a good job distancing the tables. We sat inside near the bar. They were spaced out well. It was not particularly busy inside. It is a beautiful restaurant. The music was perfect.

Unfortunately, the service was sub-par. Our waiter was unfriendly from the get go.We ordered two glasses of wine and waited a good 10-15 minutes for it. The bartender who dropped it off was warm and friendly. When my brother arrived he ordered a bottle of white wine and a glass of red for his wife. They also waited quite a while. We all order appetizers and entrees. The food was good. The normally delicious bread was stale. The waiter and another server did not even place our dishes in front of us. They just dropped them on the table. It is hard to see people's expressions when they are wearing masks but even a mask could not hide our waiter's disdain. It was a disappointing night at Orsay.

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vipMimi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall pleasant dining experience each time I've been to Orsay.

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vipJamesK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipHappygirl
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious - so was the service - but the salad entree portion was as small as the appetizer salad -
All in all everything was fine
The bathroom could use a refresh - considering the type of fine dining restaurant

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Nancy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience the only issue was the noise level because of the cars and trucks going by. This is outdoor dining during Covid so not much can be done about that.

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vipHunert
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Orsay continues to be excellent in spite of the draconian restrictions de Blasio has placed on restaurants. Although we had to eat in the makeshift room on the street, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Orsay has gone to great lengths to insure the safety of their customers so catching COVID was not something we worried about. (We were more worried about being harassed by BLM thugs who thankfully haven’t gotten this far uptown on the East side). Our food was excellent with portions that seemed very large. Service was excellent as usual in spite of the difficulties the wait staff had negotiating the tent poles and the street curb. We will be going back.

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vipNingY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Thanks.

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localnerd
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setup for covid is excellent and the food was great. The staff work very hard to provide great service.

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CarolineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, good service and amazing freshly baked bread, but the salmon dish was so underwhelming that I only ate a few bites or it, and some of the macarons were stale.

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viplynnb
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great wait staff.
Felt safe.
Well spaced.

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vipBhland1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the safest outdoor restaurant in NYC with plexiglass partitions between tables, couldn't even hear conversations of those on either side of us. Delicious dinner and excellent service.

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vipAlisonT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the chicken thyme salad.

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vipHappytodine
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Orsay has knocked it out of the box during COVID. The outside venue is really delightful, the staff, from the mature d’s to the servers to the breadservers were gallant, lovely, attentive and perfect. The French fries are as delicious as in Belgium - we were all delighted with our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Pretty outdoor seating. Amazing

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DebbieLynn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our neighborhood spot Orsay, but the way they've recently expanded their outdoor seating to also maintain the special French bistro feel it's always had is remarkable. Will definitely be back for many years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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vipDanaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wntertain ans also go with my family every week.
Perfect spot!!❤️❤️

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Mimi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

considering this is outide dining it was pretty good. The service was excellent,
menu very small choices but the food is always good

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AnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in this time with proper distancing.

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vipECPii
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a quality experience with great wine choices and excellent food. The steak tartare is beyond!

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vipNeighborhooddiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Made a reservation and it was not honored until 15 minutes past the time that was reserved. We gave our order in quite a bit later someone came over to ask us if we had ordered and we told them we already had. So clearly communication was not happening there. I was most annoyed by a rather blasé Response to the fact that they did not have a table when a reservation was confirmed. I would not go back. Or so food was just average.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu... had the duck confit salad! Really enjoyed our brunch!

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Frenchgourmet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, and the staff very attentive. The prices are on the high side, especially for wines, but overall, the experience was a success.

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vipHappytodine
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay has done a really nice job of expanding their outside venue, lined with wonderful flower holders/dividers, it almost feels like you are eating in Paris or Amsterdam at an outdoor café. I hope they get some heaters for the winter so we can continue being outside. The service and the food was very good starting with the bread and continuing on to the hamburger and duck salad that we ordered

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viptsnyc
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great staff and cuisine.

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vipKatharineR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Unfailingly delicious tuna tartar, and wonderful wine. Steak pretty good, too. We were a party of five and had a lovely evening. Our server was excellent - friendly, helpful and attentive. Everything is so hard for restaurants at the moment, but I'm glad we chose Orsay - they've doing a fine job with good outdoor space, and we will come again.

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AndKar
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Oyster! very attentive service and Covid safe!

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vipEebee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to sit outside. The service was wonderful and the food was very good.

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vipJeanBaptiste
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Orsay was a restaurant I loved going to before the pandemic. But I will wait until the pandemic passes to return . These restaurants that think dining on avenues in NYC next to traffic is a pleasant experience are delusional. Who wants a bite of bavette followed by a whiff of exhaust from a truck 18 inches away . Orsay even had lots of table on the side street empty that for some reason were not available to us even though we have gone there regularly and even gave them some $ when the pandemic started . I know they are struggling but fill up the side street first then warn diners the exhaust may be a little much on Lex . As always the food was delicious though a little less brisk in service which I understand considering ..

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vipscrod
New England
218 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

delicious food- the steak and salmon were fabulous! Nice outdoor dining set up

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vipKdining
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food but service could have been much better. Very unfortunate.

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Outoftowner1
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner
First rate service and quality

FAQs

Orsay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Orsay is rated 4.5 stars by 2453 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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