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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

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