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1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
+1 212-517-6400
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“escargot” (18 reviews)
“profiteroles” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Salmon fresh and cooked to perfection. Chocolate mousse amongst the best I have tasted. This would have been a 5 star if the service would have been even average.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real French brasserie on the upper East Side. Excellent food ,well selected wines fast and efficient service and logical New York prices.This time it was too crowded but you are in a brasserie and that’s how it should be.After all this proves that l...More

Thank _demcon43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held our rehearsal dinner of 65 people in the private dining room upstairs at Orsay and had the absolute best experience. From our first meeting with Melanie, we knew we were in great hands. Melanie walked us through every step of the way and...More

1  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at an outside table at Orsay five or six years ago and, except for getting a list of favorite East Side Italian restaurants from a fellow diner, the experience was not particularly memorable. This summer we ate there twice at...More

Thank travelenthusiast070
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I have been to Orsay a few times. In my personal taste, the food is good yet not great. Locals love it! in fact, every time I visit, per a local's suggestion, the restaurant is usually full and the ambiance cheery. Service is customer oriented....More

Thank CNV77
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Dinner at 7pm Friday night. ARTICHAUD VINAIGRETTE was dry and laking in flavor. It was like they had cooked it days before. I know you have to make it in advance but this was unacceptable. The roast chicken (POULET RÔTI "TOUT SIMPLEMENT) was dry and...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed October 1, 2018

OK, this is New York City and anyone who says that they have never seen a cockroach is probably lying. But it is very disconcerting to see a large one (perhaps what is sometimes referred to as a water bug) in the accessible washroom which...More

1  Thank winemaven8
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice french bistro. We had a croque madame and it was good. Price is on the expensive side given the neighborhood. Service was good. Overall a satisfactory experience.

1  Thank T8875XUpierrea
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I have to been to Orsay before and had a great salad and a glass of sparkling wine and enjoyed it, but today I am not sure what happened. I was sooo...looking forward to having my steak Frit and wine but that was not how...More

Thank travegoddess21
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Our waitress was attentive yet not annoying. She offered meal recommendations, changed our seating to accommodate our needs, and allowed us to relax while we waited for our Hampton Jitney. The stop is about a three minute walk away which makes this our new go...More

1  Thank JVernel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
    (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: +1 212-517-6400
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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