Ortzi by Jose Garces

4.5
243 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Basque
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  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
Ortzi is a Basque inspired Spanish restaurant from James Beard award winning chef Jose Garces located on the lobby level of the brand new LUMA Hotel Times Square. The forty-five seat dining room is built around an open kitchen focused on a rustic, yet elegant approach to the cuisine of the Basque country and Northern Spain. In the lobby of the hotel, Ortzi offers a more casual, first come, first serve bar and lounge serving the same menu as the dining room and centered around a beverage program inspired by the wines and spirits of Northern Spain and Atlantic France. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served daily and reservations are for the dining room only.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Basque, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 12pm - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(212) 730-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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Catering
Private Dining: Ortzi offers a chef's table for groups up to ten who want to experience a multi-course tasting menu with beverage pairings. Ortzi also offers a pre-selected business lunch and business breakfast menu for groups of up to 15. Please email Kathy.Phan@garcesgroup.com for more details.
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Cross street
6th Avenue
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Parking details
The closest parking garage is Champion Parking 39
Address: 102 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Phone:(212) 852-9033
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Public transit
LUMA Hotel and Ortzi are located with walking distance of the 1,2,3, A,B,C,D,E,F,M,N,Q,R,and W trains at 42nd Street.
LUMA is a short walk from The Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station.
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Special events & promotions
Chef Jose Garces will be joining us for our summer happy hour event called Pintxos and Porrons filled with tapas, wine and sangria. Explore the Basque region from the Big Apple while you mix and mingle with Chef Jose. Try your hand at drinking wine out of a traditional Spanish porrón and savor our list of featured Pintxos.


More info about the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pintxos-and-porrons-with-chef-jose-garces-tickets-47086585244

We're participating in NYC Restaurant Week!
July 23 - August 17, 2018
$26 Lunch/$42 Dinner
Make a reservation and enjoy a special Two-Course Prix Fixe Lunch or Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner with us today.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
243 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
32%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always great. Love this restaurant. Unique food, great wine. Nothing bad to,say

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G
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Tapas menu was outstanding . Enough to eat of off for two but we decided to get the braised short rib sandwich which was delicious.

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OT
1.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I was incredibly disappointed. I arrived for my reservation which I made well in advance and was told that the dining room was closed. I had to eat in the bar and the bar menu was not the full menu. And the ambience was certainly not what I desired. The bartender did a good job but I didn’t come to New York to eat bar food. I noticed that other people came in to eat in the restaurant and were turned away for the same reason.

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d
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

A wonderful creative and non-touristy menu in the heart of Broadway. My son says one of the best burgers ever - so juicy and tasty.

Every meal available from breakfast to dinner with a great happy hour in between.

Express lunch and pre-theatre service is great.

Friendly and knowledgable staff members - Enjoy!

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PG
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Service was terrific and the restaurant food was very good. Next time back in NYC I would definitely go back again.

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s
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our meal was delicious and our barttender, Brando, was perfect!

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GC
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Nice Tapas lunch! Everything was amazing!

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DD
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I thought the food was excellent and the prices were affordable for the top-notch food and service. The server gave good recommendations and was very cognizant of our time limitations. The restaurant was not crowded at all at 6pm and the noise level was perfect. Great location for seeing a Broadway show. The hostesses were really friendly on the two occasions I interacted with them. I'm still in awe of how affordable this restaurant was! I'm from DC, and these are prices one would pay for much lower quality food and service. I love NYC!

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FF
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We had a wonderful pre-theatre meal with friends, and can't wait to return for a more leisurely evening. (All of us are foodies, and one is a professional chef.) Gracious service from every employee with whom we came in contact enhanced the creative and delicious food. Only complaint was that unisex lavatory was a problem for some.

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i
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The sangria and Paella are fabulous! So much great seafood on the menu, perfectly prepared. Absolutley loved this place. Service was outstanding!!!

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HB
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great food and service! Our second time there and we will be back!

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JS
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Food was good. Disappointed with dessert, barely touched it, communicated to waiter but he charged us anyway.

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JC
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Amazing food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dined there twice this week.
Service is excellent! My guest had to take a phone call, they took her plate and put it under the warmer so that her food wouldn't be cold when she came back.

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K
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food was incredible!! The wait staff know their food too -- and were quick to suggest great things based on our tastes and dietary restrictions. It is a meat heavy restaurant, so if you are a pescatarian or vegetarian, your options are limited, but the options they do have are INCREDIBLE. Also, save room for dessert! The goat cheese dessert was to die for, as was the chocolate one too! The only complaint we had was our drinks. We ordered the white sangria and it wasn't very good. Definitely way too sweet.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This was our first time at Ortzi and we were extremely pleased with everything! We look forward to coming back again

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Every plate was delicious. The fine balance of flavors exquisite. The service was some of the best I've ever had. Attentive but not overbearing. I saw the Exec Chef monitoring tables from the kitchen do he could time the next course. Impeccable.

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C
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Really fun place with terrific tapas. Loved the potatoes and meatballs. Portions are surprisingly good. Paella at dinner is truly fabulous.

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J
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Outstanding in every way. Love the quality and uniqueness of the food. Can’t beat the value for money in NYC

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t
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I had tried to book for 4 through open table, and stated it was a birthday, but the website only allowed me to book for 2 and didn't transmit the birthday information.
Nevertheless it was a great choice. They cheerfully gave us a table for 4 . The restaurant is very attractive . As we were going to theater later, we considered the prix fixe option, but decided sharing 2 main dishes and some tapas and small plates would be more fun. The service was extremely courteous and efficient, everything came quickly . Each plate was attractive and delicious. We enjoyed being able to talk without shouting and we all agreed we would return to sample the other offerings. Instead of birthday cake or dessert at the restaurant we happily walked to a nearby frozen yogurt place for dessert.

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k
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

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P
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Tips only: pre-theatre menu is substantial; service is quick & efficient with extra time for dessert.

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HB
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The service was so nice, attentive but not intrusive. We had never had Basque food before, and out server was so helpful in guiding our choices. The tapas was flavorful and interesting, and the desserts were excellent, too. A very nice atmosphere, lovely surroundings. We will return next time we visit NYC.

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AL
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was delicious. A great after theater spot.

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K
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Loved our meal! Pre-theater on a Saturday night. No one does Tapas like Garces!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Tucked away in the corner by the wine cabinet, it was as if we had a private room. The food was phenomenal and the wine was all perfectly fitted to the food.

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MB
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A great place to dine we had two diners, one on Monday another on Friday. Kudos

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J
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

If 8 could give it more stars I would. Food is just incredible

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OT
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Nice pre-theater prix fixe menu. Loved the divers scallops! Very attentive wait staff, conscious of curtain time.

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s
3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

2nd time here and got the same thing - garbanzo and freekeh salad. It was one of the best things I had ever eaten first time around but wasn't as good the 2nd time as the first, so concerned that consistency might be a problem. Also my client arrived at 11:55 and the hostess wouldn't seat her because it was before noon, left her sitting in a chair but seated other people. She was less than pleased and it set a bad tone. Still I am a big fan of Jose Garcez restaurants and will try it again because it's convenient and a good for lunch.

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C
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We have found a new favorite eatery. We were pleasantly surprised by the attractive decor, solicitous service, favorable pricing, and outstanding cuisine offered at Ortzi. Four of us dined here, and we all came away with the same views about our experience. It was fabulous.

I had the Habas ( Fava Bean Salad), which is delicious and perfect for the hot weather that is now descending upon us. I followed that up with Pollueloc (Red Chili Braised Chicken). The combination of flavors is exciting and spicy. The dish is large enough to make two meals out of, so I happily went home with leftovers. Two other diners enjoyed the Alcachofas (Artichokes), which is also very tasty and more substantial than the fava bean salad. The paella was perfectly executed as well. There were no missteps in anything we ordered.

The space is large and contemporary yet felt cozier than one might expect. We were delighted when the bill arrived and discovered that we had a far superior meal than we have had at many establishments for $30-$40 less per person including taxes and tip.

We will be back.

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PD
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Really excellent food that defies easy categorization. The raw/lightly cooked fish dishes (e.g. poached trout, toro, red snapper tartare) are all excellent. Very fresh fish, with inventive preparations. We’ve also gotten the steak (very tasty) and the meatballs (good, if unmemorable). All the dishes we’ve tried have been solid, and we plan to go back til we’ve sampled the whole menu! Definitely pricey, and the ambience is just okay (not befitting the quality of food), but still highly recommended.

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JP
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food and service were excellent!!!

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T
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Nice surprise right across the street from my office!

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NC
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

What a happy surprise. We like Spanish and Basque food, so we came here for a pre-theatre, birthday dinner (mine). My partner has food allergies and sensitivities and medical conditions that really limit her dining options. We crossed our fingers, trusted the chef and ordered the tasting menu. We had a truly special dinner. Everything looked amazing, tasted great and was perfectly prepared, tailored to Judie's limited options. And somehow, the chef made our pre-theatre dinner a special occasion for both of us....We'll definitely be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Epic tasting menu. Service was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better meal. Highly recommend this place.

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LS
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent food and great portion size for a Tapas centric place. Lunch specials are good value for the neighborhood and delicious.

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S
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I'm quite fond of this restaurant and feel it deserves a much better fate. Admittedly it looks pedestrian in almost every way. But that is the chief knock. The San Sebastian lunch at $22 is a knockout value, once you get beyond its confusing offering. The hamburger is as good as any I've had in more celebrated spots. Service is friendly and helpful. Wine list a bit brief and pricey.
Well worth a visit for lunch or dinner. Current anniversary paella at $29 for two is a sensational value.

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B
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We went for brunch, and it was very good food. We ordered the French toast (excellent quality), the Benedicto (excellent quality), and the Smoked Salmon /Whitefish platter. We also ordered coffee and one Ajea cocktail; the cocktail was pretty good, as was the coffee. However, the food was so good, we found ourselves still hungry-the portion sizes were a bit on the smaller side, compared to their pricing. They might want to advertise their brunch as tapas, and price the dishes accordingly for the future.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Everyone liked it.

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MJ
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great croquettes!

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