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$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293 (75th Street and Lexington Avenue)
+1 212-517-6400
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:30
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just love this place. We had the foie gras (appetizer) which was incredible. For the main meal, I ordered the Magret de Canard which I would highly recommend. We topped it off with a wonderful bottle of Chateau de Malengin. A great meal!

1 Thank Marcella202014
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Orsay is a great place to meet someone for lunch, but it really annoys me that they don't have much to offer in the way of salads. When I've asked if I could add chicken to greens they brought me a plain green salad and a chicken breast on a separate plate. Common guys! Get with it.

1 Thank expatm0m
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sloppy service. Cold bread, no olive oil provided. Servers had no idea who ordered which wine or which entree. One day after major snowstorm, they didn't clear the crosswalks. After many years here, never again. Stars for steak tartare and lobster risotto.

1 Thank Bhland1
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had martinis, some beautiful oysters and absolutely the best hamburger and frittes since Paris. Period. It's crowded so make a rez if you want a table before 9.

1 Thank rsteinink
New York
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104 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Orsay since its opening for many years. Service is always great and very accommodating. Food is french bistro style and delicious and the drinks are perfectly prepared. The crowd grew older but so did we. A nice evening and you can talk without some major lounge noises.

1 Thank Herman G
Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place offers fine dining at reasonable prices with a charming atmosphere and a great staff. a must.

1 Thank guyclaret
Atlanta, Georgia
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I have dined at Orsay in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it. This past Saturday we flew into New York for a one day visit, but managed to head directly from the airport to Orsay, suitcase in hand. We were seated at a delightful table, but soon thereafter a group of 12 ladies were seated next to... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Had lunch here. The decor could have been a direct transplant of a neighborhood bistro in Paris. The Staff were friendly but not at all overbearing and attentive. My eating partner and I shared a plate of 12 escargot in classic garlic butter which were topped with a slightly crunchy, garlic butter infused bread crumbs. A great start. I then... More 

1 Thank Richard M
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My brother and I always make a stop here whenever I visit him in NYC. The last time we were here was this NYE. The Food is amazing! And the staff is friendly and helpful. If you don't know what to order, they always make great recommendations. Probably my favorite restaurant to go in the City.

1 Thank Ashley Q
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a good facsimile of a Parisian Bistro that serves an older or middle aged crowd on the Upper East Side of NYC. The location is convenient and attractive. This latest incarnation of a restaurant on this corner is not stuffy or exclusive. It attracts a good number of people in the neighborhood, as well as those here to... More 

2 Thank rmalen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, European, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 03:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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