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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Choice of Bordelaise, Barnaise or Au Poivre Sauce
12in Flat Bread, topped with tomatoes, artichokes, parsley pesto, mozzarella and parmesan
Orsay continues to be excellent in spite of the draconian restrictions de Blasio has placed on restaurants. Although we had to eat in the makeshift room on the street, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Orsay has gone to great lengths to insure the safety of their customers so catching COVID was not something we worried about. (We were more worried about being harassed by BLM thugs who thankfully haven’t gotten this far uptown on the East side). Our food was excellent with portions that seemed very large. Service was excellent as usual in spite of the difficulties the wait staff had negotiating the tent poles and the street curb. We will be going back.
Great service. Thanks.
The setup for covid is excellent and the food was great. The staff work very hard to provide great service.
Great atmosphere, good service and amazing freshly baked bread, but the salmon dish was so underwhelming that I only ate a few bites or it, and some of the macarons were stale.
Great wait staff.
Probably the safest outdoor restaurant in NYC with plexiglass partitions between tables, couldn't even hear conversations of those on either side of us. Delicious dinner and excellent service.
I loved the chicken thyme salad.
Once again Orsay has knocked it out of the box during COVID. The outside venue is really delightful, the staff, from the mature d’s to the servers to the breadservers were gallant, lovely, attentive and perfect. The French fries are as delicious as in Belgium - we were all delighted with our experience!
Great service! Pretty outdoor seating. Amazing
Always enjoy our neighborhood spot Orsay, but the way they've recently expanded their outdoor seating to also maintain the special French bistro feel it's always had is remarkable. Will definitely be back for many years to come.
Great food and amazing service.
I wntertain ans also go with my family every week.
considering this is outide dining it was pretty good. The service was excellent,
menu very small choices but the food is always good
Great restaurant in this time with proper distancing.
Always a quality experience with great wine choices and excellent food. The steak tartare is beyond!
Made a reservation and it was not honored until 15 minutes past the time that was reserved. We gave our order in quite a bit later someone came over to ask us if we had ordered and we told them we already had. So clearly communication was not happening there. I was most annoyed by a rather blasé Response to the fact that they did not have a table when a reservation was confirmed. I would not go back. Or so food was just average.
Wonderful menu... had the duck confit salad! Really enjoyed our brunch!
The food was very good, and the staff very attentive. The prices are on the high side, especially for wines, but overall, the experience was a success.
Orsay has done a really nice job of expanding their outside venue, lined with wonderful flower holders/dividers, it almost feels like you are eating in Paris or Amsterdam at an outdoor café. I hope they get some heaters for the winter so we can continue being outside. The service and the food was very good starting with the bread and continuing on to the hamburger and duck salad that we ordered
Always great staff and cuisine.
Unfailingly delicious tuna tartar, and wonderful wine. Steak pretty good, too. We were a party of five and had a lovely evening. Our server was excellent - friendly, helpful and attentive. Everything is so hard for restaurants at the moment, but I'm glad we chose Orsay - they've doing a fine job with good outdoor space, and we will come again.
Love the Oyster! very attentive service and Covid safe!
It was lovely to sit outside. The service was wonderful and the food was very good.
Orsay was a restaurant I loved going to before the pandemic. But I will wait until the pandemic passes to return . These restaurants that think dining on avenues in NYC next to traffic is a pleasant experience are delusional. Who wants a bite of bavette followed by a whiff of exhaust from a truck 18 inches away . Orsay even had lots of table on the side street empty that for some reason were not available to us even though we have gone there regularly and even gave them some $ when the pandemic started . I know they are struggling but fill up the side street first then warn diners the exhaust may be a little much on Lex . As always the food was delicious though a little less brisk in service which I understand considering ..
delicious food- the steak and salmon were fabulous! Nice outdoor dining set up
Great food but service could have been much better. Very unfortunate.
First rate service and quality
The quality of food in Orsay today is seriously lower than previously.
Spent an elongated time with a friend for lunch. Great food and service. Never rushed. Very enjoyable time.
I had a special Porchetta on a bed of green lentils with figs and huckleberries. Very rich but delicious. Maitre'd was very accommodating and moved our table to a better location at our request. We had a lovely lunch. Thank you.
A birthday dinner
Outside dining works well.
It was lovely. We were very happy with our table, service and food. The staff were charming to us. I had roasted chicken and it was plentiful.
Orsay has taken every precaution in the fight against Covid to make their diners feel comfortable. Food was delicious and service was excellent.
Superb service, as always!’
Orsay has created a terrific ambiance outdoors from Lexington Avenue around the corner to E. 75th Street. The halibut is a lovely well constructed dish, with unique features such as a well matched pesto, and a smattering of carrots, green beans, and small artichoke hearts. The escargot were great and the bread a very high quality. The floating island dessert was exceptional. Eating outdoors at Orsay during Covid-19 was a treat.
Our experience was very pleasant and the food was delicious.
It is unfair to ask for an honest review when we are dining in the street under a temporary cover.
Dining during a very warm evening and the icing on the cake was a $300 check. As to the quality of the food, only one of the four entrees was on the mark. My burger was overcooked as was the salmon and the short rib pasta dish was dry and needed olive oil
All in all, a very disappointing evening
Orsay did a great job considering Covid rules. Only request is that all tables have some lights. If not on veranda of restaurant lighting was missing. Had to keep my cell phone light on to see my dinner. Thank you!
The only problem is that because of COVID-19 we had to sit on Lexington Avenue. If I had known, I would have requested 75th Street seating.
Orsay does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Orsay is rated 4.5 stars by 2440 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.