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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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French, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1057 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3293
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Let's face it. Living in NYC means we live in the greatest food scene in the world and the competition is fierce. Although Orsay does not have the best food or service; it's good enough but what is superior is the ambiance in the dining...More

1  Thank BuckeyeChef
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The food and the ambiance were great. Ny dinner companion and I both enjoyed our food and loved that the restaurant is elegant yet casual. We were looking for an atmosphere that was not stuffy. I will definitely return when in NY.

1  Thank Miriam F
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at Orsay on Lexington Avenue last night following a meeting and doing at 10 PM. The restaurant was still full outside and in, and I ate at one of the tables next to the zinc bar. The special Orsay hamburger was delicious...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I have lived in NYC for a very long time and went to dinner at Orsay last evening with a friend from Westchester. The food was not good. A coffee shop would have had better roasted chicken. The servers were glum and looked bored and...More

1  Thank nyc436
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had lunch here. The food was top notch (I had a filleted Bronzino that was fabulous). Caring and attentive staff, excellent presentations and very tasty. Upscale, but not stuffy.

1  Thank R&DAshland
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Orsay is a charming French styled brasserie. Having visited before with an out on of town friend several years ago it came to mind when thinking about where to go for a French styled restaurant to enjoy Easter brunch, that was reminiscent of the long...More

3  Thank Elaine C
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, Business meetings, 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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