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Cooked with Love since 1995

Orienta first opened in 1995 as a result of my working in two

iconic NYC restaurants, Le Bilboquet and Le Colonial.

Opening my first restaurant, I decided to combine the cozy

bistro ambiance with an inspired French/Vietnamese menu

which resulted in a wonderful space

with rave reviews and success.

25 years later by popular demand and after the right space

became available (next door to our French bistro Le Penguin)

the moon and stars aligned for the rebirth of....Orienta!

This time it is truly a family affair with our son, Adrien as

executive chef joining us with his impressive resume of over

13 years working at world renowned establishments such as

Le Bernardin, Soho House LA, Le Royal Monceau, Guy Savoy,

Le Penguin and Le Fat Poodle; his beautiful and multi

talented wife, Kate as our maitre d'; my amazing wife,

Suzanne as director of operations and me as the orchestra

conductor or as my wife likes to say

"the cherry on top".

Antoine Blech