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Orsay

#1,162 of 11,541 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
French, International
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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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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:30 am
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid place with solid foods.

Good french basic food, nothing fancy but good quality and excellent service. The wine list is fine, but what surprised me was the absolute absence of Moroccan wines, I will have loved to enjoy some Atlas mountains grenache

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bokassa2014
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Flemington, New Jersey
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good french basic food, nothing fancy but good quality and excellent service. The wine list is fine, but what surprised me was the absolute absence of Moroccan wines, I will have loved to enjoy some Atlas mountains grenache

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california
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful old Paris decor. Excellent service. Had dinner during Restaurant Week and enjoyed our coq au vin very much. Especially tasty appetizer...seafood with sliced grapefruit...absolutely delicious. We will return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party consisted of 9 adults, 1 child and a toddler. We had escargot, wine a number of entrees and desserts. The bill, including 20% tip was $668. All of the food was fine and the service was good, but not exceptional. The location was convenient for our party. My conclusion was that we paid for a 4 star meal,... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

When you ar in Orsay and look around you easily could be in Paris. The decor is perfect. The menu is simple and wholesome. With daily specials. Last night Côte de boeuf. Started with wild mushrooms then had muscles in mustard sauce with thin fries that were cooked to perfection. My wife had the Magret de canard which was excellent.... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I hadn't been to Oraay in quite a while, so it was a perfect lunch spot with a friend I was meeting on the Upper East Side. It's always a little boring when we order the same dishes, but we were both in the mood for traditional bistro fare--French Onion Soup and Frisée aux Lardons. The soup was excellent, with... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This used to be a chic place, especially with traditional, well-heeled couples living on or around Park Avenue. At first glance Orsay looks charming and fairly authentic. It used to have a lively buzz but once you sit down the dreary staff and slightly down at the heels ambience makes you wish you'd made a different choice. Drinks come unvarnished,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were just out for a walk and stumbled upon the Orsay restaurant. We had spent the day at the Art Museum and thought we'd get a bite to eat in the area. We found Orsay. We had the onion soup for starters and then a bowl of mussels and the poulet. Wow! The service was undeniably excellent and the... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My husband and I stopped by Orsay yesterday and, yes perhaps we ordered too much and left a little behind but oh my, we savored our favorite French dishes. Escargots were wonderful and, just as we like them. The cheese souffle was ordered the moment we sat down as it takes 25 minutes to prepare, came piping hot. Salad Nicoise... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Unpretentiousness and friendly with terrific food- all the classics and then some. It has the feel of an authentic French bistro but the vibe of a New York cafe with jean clad millennials seated next to high fashion matrons. I thought the prices reasonable for the City, with generous food portions, though sides were an add on. Services was extremely... More 

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The chef at the restaurant, Antoine Camin is doing a nice job at this restaurant. His onion soup is very flavorful, unlike a lot of other restaurants around the city. For my main course I had the Lamb Shank served with some dried fruit which enhanced the flavor of the lamb after I cut the fruit into smaller pieces and... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: French, International

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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