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Orsay

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1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293 (75th Street and Lexington Avenue)
(212) 517-6400
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 pm - 3:30 am
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved dining outside among the white table cloths and colorful flowers that lined the cafe. It was surprisingly quiet and quaint. The french onion soup was fantastic!

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1 Thank RACHEL H
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Rachel, Thank you so much for choosing Orsay and for taking the time to write your review! We’re so glad you got the opportunity to eat on the terrace as well, there’s nothing quite like grabbing a bite to eat on the Upper East Side with the sun out. We hope to see you out there again soon this summer!... More 

Water Mill, New York
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Orsay twice over the past two years and had not been there since its previous ownership Mortimer's back in the 80s. When Mortimers, sitting at the bar was always my favorite past time where you could always enjoy interesting conversations with writers who frequented. Recently I arrived at 6:30 pm only to find folks without reservations negotiating to... More 

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

Thank you so much for dining at Orsay and for taking the time out of your schedule to write such a wonderful review. Being such a neighborhood favorite on the Upper East Side, we are so lucky to have as many loyal patrons such as you. We look forward to serving you for many years to come! Best Regards, Olivier... More 

Forest Hills, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant used to be great years ago, but unfortunately it has deteriorated materially. The food is all right, but it is definitely not high-end Cuisine, and is not commensurate with the cost of the dining experience. In addition, the wait staff is quite surly, and it is almost as if they are doing you a favor for serving you.... More 

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1 Thank maxericsson
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Firstly, we just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write your review and for being such a loyal patron over the years. We were terribly sorry to hear that you hadn’t enjoyed the experience on your last visit. Hopefully this instance hasn’t put you off completely and we can earn the chance to host you again and... More 

New York City, New York
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Stopped in for early dinner after Met Museum. Waiter a bit over anxious , asked for order almost immediately and then a couple more times before we were ready, and then someone else would up talking order! Split a melon, tomato and buratta salad and then each had an entrée, Waiter asked if we were splitting salad we said yes... More 

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1 Thank geordy
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for dining at Orsay and for taking the time to write your review. We never like to hear that our guests feel rushed when ordering their food though and we’ll be sure to mention this to the wait staff. Hopefully we will earn another chance to host you and provide... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We have had mixed luck dining on the UES - This time, came prepared with recommendations from fellow friends. Orsay was on the 'top two' choices for one so we stopped in for lunch. And loved it! The interior took us back on a visual of old Paris, from floors to tables. We were able to enjoy the beautiful weather... More 

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1 Thank AnnCan_8
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

It makes us so happy to hear that we came highly recommended by your friends; they must have good taste! We also wanted to thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, we hope you have another visit planed soon! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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135 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were able to get a table for 6 pretty quickly on a lovely NYC night. Shared terrific muscles in an outstanding sauce and the steak which was nicely prepared. We did have Moscow mules which were a little disappointing but the delicious chocolate mousse (best ever?) more than made up for it (and the preparation of the mousse was... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing this great review, we were so happy to read about your wonderful experience at Orsay! The chocolate mousse is definitely a fan favorite here; you certainly made the right choice! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Edinburgh, Scotland
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256 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Visiting NYC I had dinner here with friends, we didn't book but there was a few tables vacant so we were lucky. By the time we were leaving all tables were full. What a great atmosphere. We only had main courses but they were divine, I opted for the pea risotto and it was delicious ! I had Rose wine... More 

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1 Thank Scottishperson
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Orsay and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We know you had a plethora of options when it comes to restaurants in New York City, so we are very proud that you came to Orsay and enjoyed yourself. Hopefully you have more trips planed to the city... More 

Atlanta, GA 30062
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337 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The food was old school French and quite exceptional. The service was very very good. We had the Cheese Souffle and it was quite good (also a salad). Wish we got dessert as well!

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1 Thank dotters
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Although we were terribly sorry to hear you never got to try any of our delicious desserts. The only remedy, of course, is another visit to Orsay. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This restaurant was recommended on our flight into LGA as a 'must try' during our weekend in NYC. We were not disappointed. Lovely Parisian atmosphere could have been around the corner from Orsay Museum on the left bank of the Seine. Friendly but busy wait staff. Simple French cooking. I would not send someone to Orsay who is looking for... More 

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1 Thank MMMcD
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you again next time you are in town! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

New York City, New York, Usa
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I was invited to Lunch with my boss and a few Department Heads and they chose this location. I have never been to a French Restaurant before and the experience was quite delightful. I did not know what to order and played it safe and ordered the Croque Monsieur which was kinda like a grilled cheese sandwich. It was really... More 

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1 Thank Tom D
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Tom, We we’re so happy to hear that your business lunch was such a success at Orsay. There isn’t a better spot in the Upper East Side to bring business for lunch, especially when the terrace is open for the summer! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
French, International, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
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 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: (212) 517-6400
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.

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