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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Celebrate a romantic Valentine's Day at Orsay.
Authentic atmosphere of Paris in a sophisticated and elegant Parisian-style brasserie who marries modern French cuisine and classic brasserie fare.

Orsay Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (57)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for a Date (30)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
People Watching (18)
Fun (18)
Casual (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Scenic View (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Manager moved the table behind us right up to our table such that the only place I could put my elbow was on their table. Waiters kept bumping my chair. Food was subpar and overpriced. Would not come back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Always love it , always perfect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter was good but too many tables for one waiter

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely wonderful the Tuna Tartare was the best ever. I went on a Wednesday for the Prime rib and they cut it at your table. Perfect. The sides , potatoes and spinach so delicious. My dessert Pannacotta so smooth and the berry sauce perfect not too sweet. I loved my Red wine by the glass; Cote De Blaye a great suggestion. Everyone was soooo pleasant. I can’t wait to return. Every day they have a special entree. I must , I will try everything.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was my first visit with their new menu. The food was simply delicious and the menu has many appealing options. We were fortunate to be there on a night that was not very busy so the noise level was acceptable. The monkfish in a tomato curry sauce is delectable. Grand Marnier crepes a nice finish to the meal. Wines by the glass can be pricey but excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A classic. If I lived near by I would visit often.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really, really wonderful. Always authentic and delicious. A great place to have a long, relaxed Saturday lunch. Returning soon again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Orsay is dependably very good-excellent in service, food, atmosphere, and value. It is quiet enough to have a good conversation, a rarity in typically more crowded New York restaurants. On this particular occasion, the maitre d' went above and beyond. Another guest had taken (was given?) my umbrella. As it was pouring rain outside, he gave me his own umbrella to use. Well done!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

it's too noisy, so much so that one can only hear a portion of the conversation when 3 or more people are there. but the food was good as well as the service. so it's one giant trade off.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent waitress....very good food, wine etc...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely setting. Service perfect, food delicious. What more could you want

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This neighborhood gem never disappoints. Delicious food and impeccable service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, a great night at our favorite French bistro!

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overpriced for what it is; while the steak was quite good, the salmon was awful -- no taste and undercooked. Waiter was visibly surprised that we didn't order one appetizer for each person and they rushed the meal. Entree served 5 minutes after appetizer cleared. Seems they cater to larger groups or big spenders

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is a wonderful, authentic French Bistro with classic favorites and some creative dishes. The service is always attentive and surprisingly-friendly for a very-French place. They make an effort to develop and recognize regulars. The simple roasted chicken is extraordinary. Their french fries are the best anyone I know has ever had anywhere. Their steaks and such are excellent, as is the seafood. French classics like bouillabaisse, when offered, are always delicious, and the new plate of little assorted French pastries that you can order with coffee or in lieu of dessert is a group of exceptional treats. It is a comfortable, delightful restaurant, and it has been here for years because it is so good, and so consistent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A festive and reliable UES resto.The nightly special of guinea hen was superb and the monkfish in curry sauce also very good. We enjoy the classic French bistro, the zinc bar, and sitting outside in the summer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Hanger steak was not warm at all.had Christmas brunch with my wife.she enjoyed her salad.my charcuterie plate was great,but just that steak wasn’t even warn.i go every other month.my wife loves the place

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was normal, the service very bad, the bathrooms dirty. Not to be recommend.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Tried to serve me corked wine after I asked for it to be replaced. Recomended todays special, but came back and said they were out. When we changed our order because of that they forgot my starter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This restaurant is certainly overrated on OpenTable and has more realistic reviews on Yelp! The food was below ordinary and very disappointing. We were there for brunch. Nothing was fresh, you could find better muffins and croissants in a cheap grocery store. The french omelette on their menu was nothing but egg with some chives and lacked other ingredients on the menu. It was very pricy for the subordinary food they serve there. Will never go back since we did not have a pleasant brunch experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Quite disappointed with the Dover Sole - very gamy tasting with no great presentation. Hanger steak was good - overall very pricey for the quality

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We often frequent Orsay. However, Saturday night the service was lacking and the noise level was off the chart. They were seating 5 people at tables for 3 which was the case of the table behind me. Every time they moved I was banged into. I was scared to have my drink fearful it would end up all over me. It made for a most unenjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is a lovely French bistro . The staff is attentive , the food very good and the ambiance is special. Not for" budget diners" ; but for a little splurge that makes you feel that you're in Paris for a few hours - your mission is accomplished. Great place to take someone you want to thank for any reason.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The next best thing to dining in Paris is a visit to Orsay. We love its authenticity, ambience, friendly service and the delicious food!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was excellent, but in all honesty I must say that the escargot was not as good as at LeSoir on Long Island. The service was excellent and all personnel very pleasant. The noise level was not so high as to prevent conversation despite the fact that the restaurant was crowded. It was not a bargain, but also not exorbitant. We don’t often come into NYC to eat dinner, but this is good choice when we do.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have had dinner and lunch here numerous times and taken guests, visiting family, and neighbors. It never disappoints.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We return here every year for a special family dinner. We are from SC and this is always on our "must do" list. Food, location and service is always wonderful. Never disappointed!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was disappointed with the service and the food. I could not recommend this restaurant at all, for any reason.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We went especially togáveis the soufflé of cheese
But they didn't make any this day. A real shame. But lunch was still good

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

SO HOT!!!!! The temperature was unbearable and service was SO SLOW!
We were very uncomfortable;e

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fine, food was good but has been better other times. Wait staff was inattentive

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always been a fovorate. Never disappoints. The seafood salad was fantastic as was the red snapper special. Skate is hard to find but a staple at Orsay. Prepared to perfection always. Delightful staff

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Classic French bistro, week night weekly specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Superb service, excellent French onion soup, attentive waiter .... beautiful setting. A wonderful evening out in NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Orsay is always special; service, food, employees are always very courteous and look forward to our next dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We enjoyed the authentic French food served by well-trained staff in a very lively and busy French-feel bistro atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

pleasant
no rush
good service
comfortable seating
nice selection ,options on menu
reservation honred
choice of table offered/appreciated
monkfish/lotte in curry sauce was a new ,delicious experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been meaning to go to this place for years, and finally remembered to book there when looking for a place for dinner. It did not disappoint.

Went on a Sat night, it was busy, but not mobbed. Food was great, service was excellent desert was out of this world. A great neighborhood spot, I will certainly be back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We dined at Orsay this past weekend. Our server was wonderful and the food was excellent. I definitely recommend making reservations as it can get very crowded. Even with the crowd, we had great service and a wonderful time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good French food. Mostly hits with a couple of misses

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