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Orsay

1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
+1 212-517-6400
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
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1 - 10 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant before attending a concert in a nearby church. The food was delicious; the selection of wine was good; the atmosphere was relaxed.

1  Thank cas250
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This French restaurant is a real gem. The atmosphere is old world and the servers extremely attentive. We were there for Sunday brunch and the offerings ran the gamut. Whatever your mood, breakfast, lunch or dinner (including prime rib), it was available. Our food was...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Great location on Lexington. We would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant if in Midtown. Once you step inside it gives off a calm vibe. Excellent service from the minute you walk inside the door until you leave the building. Good quality food at...More

1  Thank B G
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

After a long day at the Whitney and then back to the UES to the Frick, we took a walk in search of a restaurant for a late lunch. We say Orsay and at first were afraid it would be a pseudo Art Neuvo french...More

2  Thank 2100Dogtraveler
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This old school place traditionally has been one of my favorites but on this visit it lost a star Although the service was excellent my Saturday night special orange duck was good but lacked a little ooomph The artichoke was great and the sauce delicious...More

2  Thank Sylvie S
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We always enjoy to go for lunch at this restaurant. They do not rush you and so you have time to enjoy your bottle of wine, Very good service and good food.

1  Thank Leonardo Z
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with friends and business associates after a conference. Very nice place with a traditional bistro menu. Everyone had something they liked and the service was good. The food was good but the service and atmosphere is what made the place memorable. .it...More

1  Thank littlegoldenone
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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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.
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
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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