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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
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
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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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Orsay! My husband and I come here pretty often. Nice and varied typical French bistro fare. Their hangar steak with béarnaise sauce is my personal favorite. It's on the site of the old Mortimers which was my hangout in the 80's, so it's still a bit clubby with the Upper East Side crowd. Very professional wait staff. You... More 

1 Thank Valerie C
New York City, New York
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167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friend to lunch who often orders exactly what I do. I always have the steak tartare here and we both had it, though I added the great French fries, and he didn't. As always, perfect and served w nicely toasted bread.

Thank michael f
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We're so glad you're a fan of the steak tartare, it's one of our favorites as well! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish Upper East Side French nrighbourhood restaurant. Sit on the terrace and watch the world go by. The cod was fabulous and the hanger steak was great too.

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

Michael, Thank you for the kind words, we always appreciate feedback from an Upper East Sider! Best Regards, Docho Dochev General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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159 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been here several times - and it is always a reliable good place to invite friends. Their menu is typically French bistro - I had the onion soup which was very good and the escargots which were not so good - I have had better. But overall, the others in our group loved their food choices. Service was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your writing your review, we're so happy that you enjoyed the French onion soup, its a favorite here at Orsay! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Chose this corner Parisian bistro as we were walking by, excellent service from all the staff. Very much like dining on a corner in Paris just on the Upper East Side of NYC. The food was excellent, the bar was out of a few things on our visit without the wait staff knowing causing a delay in drink service. Overall... More 

2 Thank jmcewen28
Olivier L, General Manager at Orsay, responded to this review

Thank you for all the kind things you wrote in your review, that's some high praise being compared to the real thing in Paris! We're so glad that you enjoyed yourself at Orsay and we look forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Orsay is a delightful, airy, Upper East Side bistro and is consistently excellent. I had the Coq au Vin (Monday special) and it was just as good, if not better than my own try at Julia Child's classic recipe. My spouse had the dorade a la plancha. It was perfectly grilled. Basics, such as the onion soup and escargot (twelve,... More 

1 Thank Jon S
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I selected Orsay as the venue for a special evening to celebrate the birthdays of two dear friends who are well traveled and love French food. And I am happy to say that our small party of seven people loved the food and overall dining experience. The food is excellent. The foie gras was creamy and outstanding, fully deserving of... More 

1 Thank Roland T
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very good food and service as well as an extensive wine list makes you feel like you are dining on the boulevard St. Germain . I should go there more often

1 Thank rklite26
Miami, Florida
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Authentic French food. I have traveled extensively in France and really enjoyed dining at Orsay. Service was attentive and the ambiance reminded me of a Paris bistro.

1 Thank Larry S
Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Love French food and this is a delightful spot. Good food, excellent choices. A bit noisy but it was a Saturday evening and it was a full house but enjoyed the restaurant and hope to go back for another great meal.

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

We can't thank you enough for dining at Orsay and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your feedback is always appreciated and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Best Regards, Olivier Lavielle General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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