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Orsay

4.5
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2369 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

Take-out & Delivery

Starting Jun 16, 2020·Daily 16:00-21:00

Entirely contactless. We are taking every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and community. We will be open for pick-up & delivery from 4pm-9pm

https://www.orsayrestaurant.com/online-ordering/orsay/menu

What 2369 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Ordered steak medium rare. Came out raw. Second steak came our rare. 3rd time came out medium well. For 44 dollars would expect more with less attitude. Order the fish!

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vipANdie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Birthday dinner
Menu was extremely limited. I totally understand this during COVID. However the steak quality was really bad. Stringy, chewy and not tasty for $44. All 3 of us ordered and all took home KORE than half for the dogs.

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AbiB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the virus dining has been ve challenging. My friend bought an apartment on Central Park and I wanted him to get to know some of the neighborhood restaurants. Our table was on the street with the gorgeous planters so beautifully done. Service was perfect and the food as always delicious. Bravo and hope you can keep it going.

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vipHera38
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Menu was limited, natural under the circumstances, but the food was ok and the waitstaff tried hard. We were seated near a table of three incredibly loud women and one young man, who carried on as if they owned the place (perhaps they did) and were joined by an equally noisy table hopper. They certainly didn’t model appropriate social distancing behavior!

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vipRosieE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I go at least twice a month. Now that outside seating is open, we are so happy to be back!

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back in NYC for first time since March. Only restaurant we wanted to go back to was Orsay and it didn’t disappoint. Outdoor, lovely table. Wonderful server, amazing food. So happy to be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely

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vipJeanpierre
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Returning to Orsay after Covid-19 was a very pleasant experience.

Tables were at distance from each other, service was very good

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vipAlisonT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I missed the omelette but your menu was great. I loved the chicken salad.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely lunch outdoors to celebrate my daughter's graduation.

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vipPhilD
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!!

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vipFoodieNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A rat ran across the restaurant when I was there. I will never eat here again

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vipUpreastgirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service and the food was bad. Two of us had the chicken and it was overdone and tasteless. The frisée salad was basically a bowl of salty bacon. Very disappointed. We are locals and will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food was terrific and great authentically French ambience.

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vanessab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and service!
Drinks could be a little better but overall a good experience

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HeleneM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good location, a bit noisy, wine by the glass overpriced

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vipTriff
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful spot that actually feels French! I love the atmosphere, the food is great and the specials are always interesting. Brunch is lovely too. I highly recommend this lovely spot.

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vipPhilipD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very beautiful restaurant. Excellent food. The noise level, however, made it extremely difficult to have a conversation. Additionally, as if it wasn’t noisy enough, they had to add some loud music to the mix (if you want to call what they were playing “music”).

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RobertP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good French bistro food as always. Good wines by the glass help.

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Arlene
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well prepared main course and dessert. I recommend the salmon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar from the moment the host welcomes you. First class service, food and atmosphere. One of favorite spots on UES.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and it felt very Parisian, but it was very expensive.

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vipAsgl
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Lively atmosphere and friendly service. My favorite local spot.

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vipMarty
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I go to Orsay every few weeks. Yesterday’s lunch was disappointing and not up to usual high standards.

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vipPoke
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very pricy. Good food, but not at that price

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SarB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Helped me to select a better wine bottle than initially chosen. They had great attention to detail. The food came out timely and hot and was delicious. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasing menu in a beautiful room with wonderful service from beginning to end.

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vipSFdining
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

French onion soup was bland, Coq Au Vin was horrible — blob of mashed potatoes with 2 precooked chicken thighs and a drumstick cooked fairly quickly with a spoonful of gravy. Mediocre experience.

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MichaelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday brunch

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vipMagoosmeals
New York Area
11 reviews