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1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
+1 212-517-6400
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“steak tartare” (16 reviews)
“profiteroles” (10 reviews)
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French, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
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Reviewed yesterday

I really like this restaurant, but something always goes wrong. Last visit, the requested medium well steak was delivered rare. There was an extra bottle of wine added to the bill. Everything was corrected but ... The food is good. The restaurant is usually very...More

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interior takes you to Paris....lovely. Recommend reservations and we sat at the back which was ideal as it is quieter. Service is stellar and friendly, food was tasty! Would certainly return. Few tourists as this is a New Yorker fav.

Thank PixieVancouver_B_C_
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and drinks were excellent. I had the skate fish as my main dish and it was superb. The cheese board was varied and very tasty. My negroni and Riesling and brandy was excellent. Service was terrific. Will definitely return. Great ambience.

Thank Phillyguy65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for brunch. The food was delicious. The service very professional. A lovely and very enjoyable time and delightful surroundings. The sun was pouring in. A great location. It is not inexpensive.

Thank Carolyn330
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crowd here is pretty snotty and so is the staff. With the exception of one really nice guy behind the bar (I forgot his name) who is exceptionally attentive and GREAT for business this place is more than somewhat pretentious. The cheese plate is...More

1  Thank NicandB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant that is master of restaurantors. The the layout is excellent, the staff welcoming professionals, the menu is straight forward and just right number and choice of dishes, the bread is wholesome. The dishes are rich fine ingredients, the wine menu is respectable.the desert is...More

Thank vailwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a gluten, dairy and soy allergy. I called this restaurant several weeks before I went to ask them if this was a place I might get a decent meal. They said of course and I would have many options. They took down the...More

Thank roslynsteeler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early dinner here and it took more time than I think it should have for any waiter to bring us menus. The maitre d' showed us to a table, but then nothing happened. The Orsay salad in a large oval bowl was...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining at Orsay and or leaving us such a detailed review. We appreciate your constructive criticism and will be sure to mention the jus to the chef! Thank you again for your patronage and hopefully we’ll see you again soon!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neighborhood restaurant for us. It's good but it could be so much better. The dining room is lovely as is the terrace. But, the food is only good, not really good, just good. This is a missed opportunity. The staff are polite...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your continued patronage and for taking the time to leave this wonderfully honest review. We truly appreciate the constructive criticism, for how else can we learn and do better. Be sure that we will take everything you’ve said to heart, thank you...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

This attractive restaurant has a very French decor. I was looking forward to trying this restaurant's weekdays-only lunch Cheese Souffle ($19). My great anticipation led to great disappointment. The Cheese Souffle had Gruyere and Parmesan Cheeses in it yet I can taste more cheese in...More

Thank Harvey M
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Harvey, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave this honest review. We were terribly sorry to read that the soufflé was such a let down! Hopefully we can tempt you back with some of our other amazing...More

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
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
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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