Ortzi by Jose Garces

4.5
367 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Basque
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-Friday 7:00am - 10:15am
Lunch: Saturday-Sunday 12pm - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 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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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City and enjoy all the season has to offer - the holiday window displays, ice skating at Bryant Park, and of course - the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Ortzi will be serving a special Thanksgiving Day menu from 12pm-8pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Be merry and join us at Ortzi this year as we host Christmas Eve. Enjoy a 3 course menu for lunch or dinner in the heart of Times Square, basque-ing in NYC's holiday spirit.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Be merry and join us at Ortzi this year as we host Christmas Day Lunch or Dinner. Enjoy a 3 course menu in the heart of Times Square, basque-ing in NYC's holiday spirit.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year right in the middle of Times Square! Enjoy dinner at Ortzi before your night on the town begins. Early seatings will enjoy a four-course, $95 menu; diners from 8pm on will enjoy a five-course, $125 menu that includes a champagne toast.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 367 People Are Saying
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CD
New England
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food
We even got Spanish cider poured in the glass the Spanish way
It was the right portion size and so tasty

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NY
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant, but don't come really hungry or you will be disappointed. The food was great, but very small portions for the price. A charcuterie plate should really have more that a few paper-thin sliced meats. Now, I know we eat a lot in the US, but this really surprised my guests and me. Each tapas plate was very small and never had as much food as I have had at tapas bars in Spain. Even the paella dish was small like a dessert ice cream bowl--they advertise it is for two to share. Never saw such a small paella dish. So the flavors are large and the servings are small. Not much more to add.

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every dish we ordered was tremendous. Fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. The waitress was fantastic. Had good suggestions for dishes to share and she comped us our dessert. The best meal we had in NYC

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p
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Bottom line when they are serving sardines and they are a Spanish/Portuguese restaurant then sardines should be fresh. Don't get me wrong I love great canned sardines but that should be mentioned if that is what you serving and these canned sardines were not even good.


The manchego was barely aged and other tapas we tried were ehhhh. The best thing was the potatoes.

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LE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy a visit to Ortzi. Their monthly paella choice is always fantastic and everything I have tasted on the menu has been terrific.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was fine. Nothing special

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I would not attend this restaurant. Along with the food being overpriced, the celebrity chef is no longer there. The restaurant continues to falsely advertise that he is still connected to the Ortizi.

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l
London
57 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m staying at the hotel for business so ate alone. Great food great service and reasonable value for NY. The thing that spoilt my evening was the two tables next to me that decided they needed to swear every other word and very loudly. . Sorry I’m English and you don’t do that no matter how important you thing you are. So not the restaurants fault thought they could have said something about the fowl language being used. I’m no prude and have no problem with general slang Language and less offensive swear language but this went much further than that.

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a
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked everything about Ortzi,.. the food, the service, the ambience. Everything was fresh, beautifully presented , and delicious. The portions were just the right size, and well-priced. Recently I had a bad experience what I considered a small amount of food for what I consider a lot of money... $39 dollars for about 3 bites of rabbit, and not very good rabbit to boot. I had no such problem at Ortzi. I will be going back very soon.

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RK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good and our waiter was excellent, however the duck in the duck paella was too rare making it too tough to chew. After asking to have it cooked more it was better.

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D
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A real treat...fun and great food.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for sharing tapas and main course options. Great location near Times Square and theaters. Outstanding in every way. Delicious food and excellent service. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious , service was great and they were very attentive.. love the menu

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IK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We arrived for a pre theatre meal and ordered both small and large plates. The small plates arrived and were delicious and then we waited and waited for over an hour. Our large plates never appeared and we had 10 minutes to make the show. No large plates, no coffee and dessert. To the restaurant’s credit, they took the items off the bill. I was hoping for a great experience and was sorely disappointed. Don’t go to this restaurant for pre theatre. Go when you have nothing else to do.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service couple with great food. We selected the Chef’s meal with wine pairing. Amazing!

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C
New York Area
482 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salad appetizer on the lunch menu was fine, the fish plate was very fresh and tasty. Nice low calorie lunch for me, a hearty soup and sandwich that my friend really enjoyed.

Pet peeve - $5 for a cup of tea. And not particularly good tea either (the cheap Harney's teabag. They could have at least gotten the better whole leaf bags from Harney's).

I'll be back and drink my tea at home.

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G
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Delicious tapas. Sangria excellent

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DF
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed the creative tapas most dishes delivered--especially the toro with caviar and the razor clams. The preserved tuna was glorified tuna salad and a bit disappointing but still good, and service top to bottom was flawless. I wish Garces's other Manhattan restaurant was still open because dining in a hotel is a little off-putting to a local. Still, the dining room is separated enough from things to be welcoming.

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DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reese was lovely!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced; limited breakfast menu. Had great expectations but was disappointed. It was a basic diner room layout. Cold atmosphere.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is a rather new restaurant, and the food is great. Many choices of tapas. We ordered a pre-set four-course tapas. But each course came with three dishes. So, after the third course, we were full. Each dish was delicious. I also asked to change our seats, as it was a bit cold near the entrance. They accommodated our request pleasantly. Definitely, recommend to my friends.

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W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding. Wonderful flavors and seasoning. Contemporary takes on traditional tapas such as tortilla Espanola and patatas braves were excellent. Good Spanish wine and excellent cocktails. The version of creme Catalan for dessert is delicious. Wonderful dinner.

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GT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Spanish cuisine. A variety of outstanding and memorable small plates. Tasting menu was a terrific way to navigate through some unfamiliar dishes. Our server was extremely helpful in explaining the menu. Service was very good, although it is a bit leisurely.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the tasting menu- was excellent!

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MP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I already shared my feedback with the restuarant, but the service was horrible. My meal was poorly done but my dates meal was a little better than average. I would not return. It really did remind me of a bad hotel restaurant from the midwest. Poor service and average food.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a challenge to find a pre-theater restaurant in Times Square. Ortzi is right below it on 41st, in the Luma Hotel and it was a fine pre-theater choice with delicious cocktails.

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F
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service. Great portion size. Flavorful.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food lacked flavor and was overpriced.

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TG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor reminded me of Moroccan decor - if you've ever seen their use of pierced metals - but very swirly, very American, but yet pared down and neutral. The space is really pretty, has a clean feel, good use of indirect lighting. It's a pity I hadn't found it before; it opened about a year and a half ago. I think it's inside a hotel (LUMA). We had the Habas salad, a fava bean salad, with smoked egg yolk, feta, and meyer lemon - a deep, rich palette of flavors. Had the Cochinillo Asado, which is a generous portion of roast, suckling pig on a couscous salad - it was good but did not have crispy skin - would satisfy 2, or even 3. Tried the beef/pork meatballs with a soft poached egg, that was good. Roasted red prawns with preserved lemon might be an acquired taste; very earthy and maybe I'm used to Asian approaches to prawns. The white sangria was refreshing and delicious. They have a decent wine and cocktail menu. In general, I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful dining experience at Ortzi. I have a feeling the menu will always be delightful, since there are so many vegetarian or pescatarian options.

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TB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute find...must try the scallops! They are to die for!

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CB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! Highly recommended. The menu is well balanced and diverse. Excellent sea food options.

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NH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food really bad service. Twice we ate there and both times had bad service, for breakfast the waitress didn’t even bring had of our food or check on our table. Similar situation at happy hour.

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TL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We got seated in the bar even though we had reservations. They also were understaffed, with one waiter taking the orders from everyone in the bar, who also had to make everyone's drinks. I wouldn't go again with the number of other restaurants in the city.

Only plus was that since we got seated in the bar we got happy hour price sangrias, but unfortunately those sangrias also were syrupy, wife said they tasted like robutussin, so really a wash at the end of the day.

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SP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service! Pleasantly surprised. We love tapas and happened to pick this spot due to its proximity to our hotel. Would definitely go here again!

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G
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch Spanish good and service at this gem hidden away at the back of a small mid block hotel. Perfect for pre-theater dinner.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful pre-theater meal. Red snapper crudo was amazing and the charcuterie was delish. Also had crispy potatoes and meatballs. All were delicious. The cappuccino was wonderful!
Highly recommend.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my Fiance were amaze by the food, service and everything! Our favorite Restaurante Español

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Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first time at any Jose Graces’ restaurants. The service staff was very friendly, waiter asked if I had been here before, & when I said no, he was very patient explaining the different parts of the menu....,tapas, charcuterie, main courses, etc. the fried artichoke amuse buche was spicy & crunchy at the same time. The foie gras appetizer was tasty, but in my opinion needed some kind of sauce. The olive oil & balsamic drizzle wasn’t enough. For a main course I had the bronzino, seared and served with chick peas & thinly sliced cucumbers. The fish was very tasty & fresh. Way too many flavorless chick peas. The dessert flan with pistachio was also tasty but a bit dry. The prices here are very reasonable. I’ll wait until the kitchen works out all of the kinks before I return.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I work close by and there is always a lively scene happening at the bar and lounge. I decided to give it a try. My nephew was in town and he is a bit of a foodie. I was not disappointed. In fact, it expected my expectations. I look forward to going again and again.

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