Amazing, Affordalble, and Friendly
Excellent food at more than reasonable prices.
The ambiance and noise levels are better than other options in Davis Sq.
Our server was Emma, who was great.
She has just the right combination of friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable without being overbearing.
I had the Blackened Chicken w/mushrooms and tortellini in a light Alfredo sauce.
It was the perfect combo of spice and slightly sweet from the sauce.
I've also had the amazing Salmon with prosciutto and peas risotto.
I've lived in Davis Sq for 7 yrs, and I still consider Orleans to be a hidden gem.
The dining room-while steady-rarely is packed-which is a huge plus for me.
It's my go to place in the Square.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
No onions please!!!
This was on the Phantom Gourmet gift card list. We decided to use it here. I loved the place but it was a zig zag ride using the GPS. Not their fault.First table we sat in was right next to the hostess table which was buzzing with gossip so we moved ourselves 4 tables down. We ordered the duck tacos and said "no onions please" and it came out swarming with onions. The waitress was very apoligetic and brought out a duplicate with no onions. I had the Frenchman burger (Brie, spinach, carmelized onions)with a side of chicken noodle soup and he had the steak tips with mashed and string beans. The mashed were cold. The soup was like Grandma's...very hearty. The have an excellent selection of beers and drinks. We'd go again. No onions please. :)
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner before
We had a great dinner before heading to the theater and our waitress was lovely and attentive. Our only service issue was with the hostess service. We arrived with 5 of our 6 guests included in the reservation and were immediately seated inside. When our 6th arrived and gave them the same name she was taken outside where she waited for us to arrive even though we were already there. Unfortunately no one put us together and we missed dining together. A better system for seating large reservations or better staff communication could easily remedy this sort of issue.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant, vibrant locale...nic
Very pleasant, vibrant locale...nice to have windows open in front. Went for brunch. Omelette options very tasty and varied. Service pleasant and considerate...there was a large party while we were there, so the service was a bit slow and staff a bit pre-occupied, but all in all, quite nice. They also did excellent service recovery--removed charge for an item that needed to be re-heated--which was appreciated.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
So wonderful for my birthday!
Greta mix of a sit down but laid back restaurant for those who arrived on the early side and a vibrant karaoke showdown for those who arrived on the later side. Our server, Linda, accommodated every request -- including roughly 8 separate checks for the group. She was so nice!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food, I would recommend to make reservations unless you don't mind waiting
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
We had great meals as a family of 5. We had a reservation but at 10:45 on Mother's Day I was shocked to see there were plenty of places to eat.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Accommodating
The restaurant was very accommodating. I had to change the reservation twice and they adjusted with no problems. A good selection of items to choose from on their menu. Food was very good. Portions were good size and prices were reasonable.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I googled Orleans for a meeting spot. We were meeting people from out of town that were in the area for the day. Everyone was very happy with their dinner.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I really enjoyed
My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was really good--better than I expected. We had the seafood risotto and the fish tacos. Both entrees were delicious--pefectly seasoned and attractively presented, especially the seafood risotto. Service was very good and there was a very comfortable ambiance. They make great sangria, too. I look forward to eating there again.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and beer in Davis Square
Orleans was a good choice for dinner last Friday night - a casual and relaxing atmosphere. It helped having an Open-Table reservation since they were busy. We enjoyed some good beers and the food and service were pretty good as well.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food on the outside path
A truly enjoyable night. The food was excellent, service great and dog friendly... a real plus!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love taking my group of 8-10 friends here, because I've never once had trouble with service or making reservations. Food is delicious and we're never rushed around. PERFECTION.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Given it's location, you wouldn't think that it could be quiet and romantic on the patio but it manages. The only frustration I had with that night was when a couple walked in off the street sat themselves on the patio and proceeded to be rude to their waitress the rest of night because they were never assigned to anyone. You aren't special people, see the hostess. If you don't know how to eat at a restaurant feel free to stay home! That was my only gripe :)
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch in Davis Square
We were a group of seven, including two vegetarians and a vegan, and everyone found something on the menu. They were happy to modify dishes to accommodate us, too. The service was friendly and professional. The good was great. We'll be returning!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice
I live around the corner and default to Orleans frequently. The food is good--lots of options, solidly conceived and well-executed. The servers are friendly, but with groups over 6 they and/or the kitchen seem to get overwhelmed. There are banks of tv screens, which I find distracting and annoying, but it's a good place to watch the game, if that's your thing. Their kid menu is pretty standard, but well-made--could use more veggie options--and they're very nice to kids.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good for groups
We went here as a group of 15+ people before a comedy event in Davis Square. I had to call last minute and up the number of people on the reservation, and they were great about accepting the change and adding an extra table for us. We told the waitress that we had a show to get to and timing-wise it worked out perfectly- she brought us the check very quickly after the food so we didn't have to rush around trying to track her down which is often my experience at other places. Food was good and decently priced, drinks were fine (most just got beers or water), all in all a good experience!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM