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Orsay

4.5
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2428 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 2428 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDanaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wntertain ans also go with my family every week.
Perfect spot!!❤️❤️

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Mimi
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

considering this is outide dining it was pretty good. The service was excellent,
menu very small choices but the food is always good

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AnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in this time with proper distancing.

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vipECPii
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a quality experience with great wine choices and excellent food. The steak tartare is beyond!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu... had the duck confit salad! Really enjoyed our brunch!

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Frenchgourmet
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, and the staff very attentive. The prices are on the high side, especially for wines, but overall, the experience was a success.

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vipHappytodine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay has done a really nice job of expanding their outside venue, lined with wonderful flower holders/dividers, it almost feels like you are eating in Paris or Amsterdam at an outdoor café. I hope they get some heaters for the winter so we can continue being outside. The service and the food was very good starting with the bread and continuing on to the hamburger and duck salad that we ordered

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viptsnyc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great staff and cuisine.

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vipKatharineR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Unfailingly delicious tuna tartar, and wonderful wine. Steak pretty good, too. We were a party of five and had a lovely evening. Our server was excellent - friendly, helpful and attentive. Everything is so hard for restaurants at the moment, but I'm glad we chose Orsay - they've doing a fine job with good outdoor space, and we will come again.

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AndKar
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Oyster! very attentive service and Covid safe!

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vipEebee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to sit outside. The service was wonderful and the food was very good.

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vipJeanBaptiste
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Orsay was a restaurant I loved going to before the pandemic. But I will wait until the pandemic passes to return . These restaurants that think dining on avenues in NYC next to traffic is a pleasant experience are delusional. Who wants a bite of bavette followed by a whiff of exhaust from a truck 18 inches away . Orsay even had lots of table on the side street empty that for some reason were not available to us even though we have gone there regularly and even gave them some $ when the pandemic started . I know they are struggling but fill up the side street first then warn diners the exhaust may be a little much on Lex . As always the food was delicious though a little less brisk in service which I understand considering ..

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vipscrod
New England
217 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

delicious food- the steak and salmon were fabulous! Nice outdoor dining set up

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vipKdining
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food but service could have been much better. Very unfortunate.

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Outoftowner1
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner
First rate service and quality

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mikhailr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The quality of food in Orsay today is seriously lower than previously.

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spent an elongated time with a friend for lunch. Great food and service. Never rushed. Very enjoyable time.

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vipFranz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a special Porchetta on a bed of green lentils with figs and huckleberries. Very rich but delicious. Maitre'd was very accommodating and moved our table to a better location at our request. We had a lovely lunch. Thank you.

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vipDetg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A birthday dinner

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vipFussbudget
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining works well.

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. We were very happy with our table, service and food. The staff were charming to us. I had roasted chicken and it was plentiful.

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vipLSMD
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay has taken every precaution in the fight against Covid to make their diners feel comfortable. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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vipGaryJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb service, as always!’

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vipuegdsw
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Orsay has created a terrific ambiance outdoors from Lexington Avenue around the corner to E. 75th Street. The halibut is a lovely well constructed dish, with unique features such as a well matched pesto, and a smattering of carrots, green beans, and small artichoke hearts. The escargot were great and the bread a very high quality. The floating island dessert was exceptional. Eating outdoors at Orsay during Covid-19 was a treat.

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vipChrisW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was very pleasant and the food was delicious.

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vipGeRi
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It is unfair to ask for an honest review when we are dining in the street under a temporary cover.

Dining during a very warm evening and the icing on the cake was a $300 check. As to the quality of the food, only one of the four entrees was on the mark. My burger was overcooked as was the salmon and the short rib pasta dish was dry and needed olive oil

All in all, a very disappointing evening

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vipDKay
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay did a great job considering Covid rules. Only request is that all tables have some lights. If not on veranda of restaurant lighting was missing. Had to keep my cell phone light on to see my dinner. Thank you!

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vipAlMc
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The only problem is that because of COVID-19 we had to sit on Lexington Avenue. If I had known, I would have requested 75th Street seating.

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vipLaureA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given all the restrictions in today's restaurant world, Orsay does an incredible job. Service and food was excellent.

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PattyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect bistro. Excellent food and wine. Perfect bread. Sublime service. Paying careful attention to Covid concerns. A bit of Paris on Lex and 75th.

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff very attentive and always consistent with the quality
Great for a date or everyday dinning

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vipEllenR
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space

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KathrynG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with terrific attention to proper seating "distancing." Beautiful setting with plants all around. Service was great. Food was tasty and the presentation of drinks and food was elegant. A bit pricey but it is New York.
Will definitely go back.

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Lubnani
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Busboys who are rarely recognized are some of the best service providers in the city.

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viptsnyc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe, very comfortable -tables spread apart
made you feel like you could really enjoy your lunch without worrying
first restaurant I’ve been to since March 13.
Always delicious as well! Tiger shrimp with tabouli was delicious

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vipscrod
New England
217 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious steak and cute outdoor dining- would never know you were in the middle of the city

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vipAlexis2
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here... the outdoor dining was like being at a Bistro in Paris. wonderful food, attentive but not hovering service... they remember EVERYTHING... I rejoice that they have responded so creatively to the challenge of The Virus against all odds!! every +Blessing for continued success...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. Socially distanced. Masks. All was great.

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vipHeleneT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Doing well during pandemic. Careful service nice food, and good spacing.

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vipDelhi
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An island of dining pleasure at a difficult time. The food remains superior despite a rather limited menu. The staff are attentive despite dining space restrictions. They are to be commended for offering a good experience at a challenging time.

FAQs

Orsay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Orsay is rated 4.5 stars by 2428 OpenTable diners.

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