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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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Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
French, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just the perfect choice to celebrate here at Orsay. Food and service was impeccable. From the salad to the appetiser to the main course ... the food was great. I had a salad, the oysters and the steak. Loved it!

1  Thank Ella_Salita
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Another restaurant standby on the upper East side that with very careful navigation can yield a surprisingly elegant and tasteful meal or a mish-mash of old standbyes with little to recommend. The cod filet was dull, the coq au vin excellent. Salad was French elegance,...More

Thank josef v
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

My relative who lives on the Upper East Side recommended this restaurant for our last night in the city. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed a delicious seafood risotto (one of the evening’s specials), the skate and two of us had the lamb shank. We...More

Thank MarkusBikus2
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We are going to NY once or twice a year and always dine at L ORSAY. This time twice in 10 days.The decoration is mid war Paris.The service has always been efficient and polite.The food was top quality French brasserie. If you expect "haute cuisine...More

Thank _demcon43
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Both of us having enjoyed Orsay’s through many years, as recently as last week, were throughly disappointed with the Prime Rib ( no juices and leathery) and Salmon (over cooked)! Unfortunately an attempt was made to give us an additional glass of wine after we...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We've eaten both lunch and dinner at Orsay on our visits to NY over many years, most recently last week (April 2018). It's an absolutely authentic Parisian Bistro. The food is authentic and consistently good. The wine list is good. In warm weather, the outside...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Delicious dinner. Was treated here for the second time for my birthday and was once again impressed (and very full) by the end. Nice glass of wine and even though I prefer baguette to sourdough, the bread and butter were very good. Absolutely loved both...More

1  Thank Veri K
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

The moment you walk in you just feel relaxed. It’s friendly and inviting. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. There is also many fine options if you opt for just a glass. If I could pick just one item from the menu, it...More

1  Thank Keyscritter93
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Yes Orsay in Manhattan is a good French brasserie with a quite large choice of dishes not all of them traditional French ones. I had a ceviche of salmon - not French at all an excellent. Really fresh, tasty. My friend had an artichaut. Then...More

1  Thank alain s
Reviewed March 31, 2018

One of NYC's "authentic" bistros well worth the walk from Museum Mile. In the midtown moderate price range-- on the order of $70+ for lunch with wine. Sidewalk lining tables year-round. Quality ingredients, a mid-level by the glass price list. Heavy on the salt shaker....More

1  Thank njcycle
Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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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