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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.
New York, NY 10021
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.
75th Street and Lexington Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(212) 517-6400 ext. 0
We offer outside catering.
There is a garage on 75th street between Lexington and Park.
6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
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
Orsay Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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