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Orsay

#1,002 of 11,296 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Upper East Side
French, International, Eclectic
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1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021 (75th Street and Lexington Avenue)
6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
(212) 517-6400
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Designed by partner Jean Denoyer, Orsay strikes that difficult balance of...
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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I love this place

Cool, nice and fresh food, wine, good atmosphere....I go every time that i came here in new york. I really recomend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Elbia M
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a little bit of Paris in New York and found it in the wonderful restaurant that combines exquisite food, solid service and good value.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love Paris and I love New York. On this particular day in June, I am in both worlds at once with incredibly charming service, delicious cappuccino, and selection of mini pastries..it's the Gourmand selection on the dessert menu...best lemon tart I've ever had!!! The crust is so nicely baked to a beautiful, well-done brown colour. The lemon curd not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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239 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had an excellent dinner here after walkng/visiting museums along Museum Mile. Orsay is a neighborhood restaurant whose patrons come from the surrounding upscale residences. Thus it has a warm and classy feel to it. The restaurant has a compact outdoor terrace along the sidewalk, and a typical dark-paneled interior dining room. The menu features French food selections that you... More 

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Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Rod, We are so incredibly happy to hear that Orsay was able to make your visit to the Upper East Side all the more memorable. We can’t thank you enough for the kind words and hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The waitstaff is very well trained, attentive but not intrusive. Efficient but not impatient. Very nice atmosphere with outdoor seating if preferred and delicious food. Some of us had cod or another white fish and one in our party had beef. All tasty. Good wine selection.

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Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

We were so happy to hear that you and your guests had such a wonderful experience at Orsay. We’re proud to count you among our regulars and hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Long Island, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Three couples all had a very good meal at Orso. The food was great, especially the panzanella salad, the calf's liver, the sausage pizza, the gigli pasta and the fish. The wine we ordered was very nice. Our waiter was very friendly and very helpful. I asked for the afagato dessert to be customized. It was no problem and delicious.... More 

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Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Joan, Thank you for the wonderful review, unfortunately this is Orsay Restaurant on the Upper East Side, we believe you were looking for Orso in Midtown. Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Try the steak and fries. Steak au poivre is great. The white wine is amazing too. Excellent. Beautiful place too. Five stars.

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Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

John, We can’t thank you enough for your wonderfully succinct review. We’re glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Always great service, delicious food, season changes in the menu that keep regulars interested. Though the atmosphere is a bit loud, its a lively place that I heartily recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have found Orsay to be one of the best, most prominent French restaurants in the upper east side 60's & 70;s, for lunch (indoors and outdoors) for brunch and dinner. Can't go wrong with a wonderful menu and excellent food. Try it, you'll be delighted

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Estero, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very good Parisian type restaurant on Lexington Avenue. A bit pricey but that is to be expected. Very good for dinner and fantastic for lunch. Of all the French restaurants in New York City, this is the closest to an authentic French brasserie. Professional service and excellent menu. I have visited many times and it is ideal for an intimate... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Cool, nice and fresh food, wine, good atmosphere....I go every time that i came here in new york. I really recomend it.

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Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Elbia, We are so proud to count you among our regulars, all the way from Brazil!! We hope that you have another trip to New York planned soon, the weather is beautiful and the terrace is booming! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Orsay

Address: 1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: (212) 517-6400
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 am - 3:30 am
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, International, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021
    (75th Street and Lexington Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 77th Street, then walk south two blocks.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 517-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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