Restaurant Orsay
Restaurant Orsay

Restaurant Orsay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantorsay.com/
  • Phone: 9043810909
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Sunday Brunch 11:00 - 4:00pm. Sunday Dinner 5:00 - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Brian Siebenschuh
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Restaurant Orsay understands that when we cater your event, we don’t just bring in our trained staff, and our delicious food–we bring a commitment to bringing your vision to life. Our talented staff will liaise with the florist, the musicians, and even the rental company to ensure that every detail is perfected. Our chefs will work with you to create a culinary event to be proud of, which also reflects your personality and any dietary considerations.
    Because we know you aren’t just interested in dinner, you want an experience worth sharing.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at Restaurant Orsay is the perfect balance between style and substance. Designed to evoke feelings of lush intimacy, the space is nonetheless perfect for meetings and conferences as well. State of the art audiovisual equipment is available as well as high-speed internet.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Jarvis 9043810909

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edgewood or Dancy
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Stop Located At Park & Ingleside.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking is available at the Flower Garden Early Education Center located next door.
A word from Restaurant Orsay
Established in 2008, Restaurant Orsay is a combined effort between partners Jonathan Insetta & Brian Siebenschuh. We strive, along with every member of our staff, to provide a warm, genuine dining experience without pretense in a bustling, fun atmosphere with smiling, attentive service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Restaurant Orsay reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)special occasion (133)neighborhood gem (112)romantic (103)notable wine list (96)great for brunch (52)hot spot (50)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (31)late-night find (18)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (6)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Too expensive!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for a romantic night out and was disappointed. While the food was excellent, the service was not and the prices were ridiculous. I even reserved a table the day before to ensure a good table only to find we were jammed in a corner next to a large loud party. For the money there are much better places in town. I recommend one of the restaurants in san marco or on the river for better high end dining and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome dining experience
    DonRayD
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went here for my friends 2 year anniversary and had a great experience. Great atmosphere, excellent food, and an all around memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sour Experience
    WanderingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Been coming here for years now and was disappointed to be presented with two different checks. Long story short, first check incorrect, second check higher after using $5 coupon and wine "forgotten" on first added to 2nd. I don't like games...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit off today
    Jaxfoodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Usually my experience here is quite good. We had dinner, then came the next day for brunch. This review is for brunch. From the first moment everything was rushed. The server was impatient, short and unfriendly. My potatoes had no onion, the eggs were very overcooked and she debated it and grabbed the plate while I was eating my steak, and I had to ask her to bring it back. In fact, I can say I hated my experience this day. It was uncomfortable and stressful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The most accommodating restaurant with the best food, drinks, wine list and service. Cannot say enough about the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They don't need us
    yumlover
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The most annoying thing is that when you call the restaurant and the recording tells you to leave a message requesting your reservation preferences, the line cuts off and you can't leave a message. That, to me, is so arrogant - they do not need you to come because they have plenty of patrons already. Sounds of pans crashing to the floor, 5 min. + to get a glass of wine and a martini... Food good but no better than many other restaurants at same price point. Certainly not worth the drive from beach to Riverside. Had heard so many great things about Orsay from others, disappointed to say the least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of a kind
    jamielnr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday. Big points! The cheese plate with steak tartar yum! Lobster potpie, duck confi so so so good. Creme brulee with chocolate mousse and caramel popcorn ice cream. .. are you kidding me!!! The cherry on top of this experience wad the service. Top notch and by that i don't just mean your glass stays full, which it does, but also the knowledge of the server about the wine list How the food is prepared recommendations that make sense and are based on your food taste. This is resterant done right. Go enjoy and your welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To die for
    RonB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We expected great things, but the food was even better. This might be Jacksonville's best. Service was exceptional and the experience was just delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    Mwisdom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcome and special. Our waiter was very informative and knowledgeable even making several suggestions. My wife enjoys a particular style of wine and our waiter was on the ball with his suggestion to her. Once our orders were taken it was a very short wait for the food to come out. I opted for the Lobster Poet Pie and my wife went with the Seared Sea Scallops. Both entrees were delicious and cooked appropriately. I appreciated the southern touch to the lobster dish with the sweet biscuit standing in for the pot pie's crust. Desserts were a bit slow coming out -- staff kept coming by to say they were on their way. But, when they did they were wonderful. It was a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Orsday never fails.
    onepat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a lovely meal. We were left to enjoy our appetizers and cocktails at our pace - great cheeses, etc. When we were ready to order dinner, our server was most helpful with his recommendations...and they were spot on. Had a wonderful Pinot Noir that was surprisingly affordable (I know what it retails for!). All in all, a delightful evening and eating experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Jax gem
    ranobo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We recently relocated to Saint Augustine from Connecticut and had begun to explore the restaurant scene in the area and had beenn pleased to date. But discovering Orsay has convinced us that the Jacksonville area has a lot to offer for foodies besides the typical national chains. From the time we stepped into Orsay, we were impressed with the attention to service as we were immediately seated. Brian, our waiter, gave us a brief overview of the restaurant and explained the menu. We started with wonderful and tasty cocktails. We moved on to oysters wich were excellent. Our main courses, duck breast and coq au vin were superb and well presented. Brian made an excellent choice on wine pairing. We topped it off with an excellent desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding diiner venue
    cedad
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and service is notable. Never had French onion soup as good as Orsay's. From the offering of an alternate color napkin to the dessert the voyage was exceptional. Our staff member, James, was friendly and prompt and his recommendations were spot-on. We will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food
    Danielf32
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Decided to take my boyfriend out for a nice meal. Booked a reservation through open table, arrived promptly at 745 and was seated within three mins of arriving. Service was fast and attentive. Food was amazing as always. Definitely recommend the escargot, they're great. The wine list is gigantic and the cocktails great for the alcohol lover in you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't disappoint you!
    Gracie1613VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband & I have been going to Orsay and have never been disappointed. The menu offers a very good selection of appetizers along with a great selection of main courses and desserts! Also, what makes it even more enjoyable is the staff. They take care of you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doggy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We chose to sit outside after recognizing that both the noise and lighting levels were bad inside. Noise will drive us away. The quiet places win, period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    oaklandredheadVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I do eat at good restaurants all the time. I travel a lot, plus I live in the Bay Area in California (com'on man!) The Pate!!! The Berkshire pork rillettes was served too cold, almost felt frozen. Now..this may never be served warm, but personally I think it would be better. The sour cherry marmalade with it was perfect. I had Beef Stroganoff which some may consider pedestrian, but I haven't had it often and it was soooo good. We also had duck leg confit, frickin perfectly crispy deliciousness! Server choose an interesting and great bottle of wine (alas, I don't have name at my fingertips). all in all a meal that was far superior to Bouchon in Vegas, a place much touted for fab French food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Satnite
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner here was a food adventure. The escargot was out of this world. We had duck breast and pork chops, both is which were memorable. The banana bread pudding was like none I've ever eaten. Incredible. You will love it but take your wallet!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointing
    Barb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant is a long drive for us, so we don't go there often, but it is my favorite restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ciao Bella
    jaimelanourriture
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Orsay is a hidden gem to me. It is the kind of restaurant that I would expect to have a month long waiting list but instead there is always room for walk ins and last minute reservations. The food is beyond incredible, the chefs are pure food artists and the staff goes above and beyond each and every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    judylaufer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As always, 5 Stars for everything - Serena our server was great, food great, just a great time enjoyed by our party of 4
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good.
    Pete
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Orsay never disappoints. Great food and service. I'm a regular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing.
    AmyMarie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had an amazing dining experience at Orsay. I had foie gras for the first time & it was to die for. Everyone in my party was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of their meal. I would recommend this place to all in The Jax area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've heard about Orsay for years but this was my first visit. I have to admit that I was a little intimidated by a French restaurant. I could not have been more pleasantly surprised! We went for Sunday brunch and everyone's food was delicious. Prices were very reasonable and the ambiance was very nice. Dessert was terrific - so definitely save the room for it. Very nice cheese and wine selection, and my next visit will be just for that purpose.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply The Best
    jmac0726
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Brought my girlfriend here for her Birthday dinner. Night could not have been more perfect. Five stars in all categories.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad time at Orsay
    OrsayFan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been to Orsay many times over the years, even back to when it was called Crush, and I can honestly say that it is my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville because you can rely on their high standard of service and quality of food. Easily the best kept secret in town for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food bad service
    Cody
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was great but server disappeared after taking order
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Brett
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I went for a special occasion and were not disappointed. The service was polite, attentive but not hovering and prompt. The food was fantastic. Pricey but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic birthday dinner!
    Giarose
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took my boyfriend to Orsay for his birthday. We got there earlier than our reservation (for happy hour), but they were able to easily accomodate us. Food was phenomenal! He & I both raved about our dishes - bouillabaisse & the scallops. Wow! We will be back again soon, no doubt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT BIRTHDAY DINNER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a lovely dinner with wonderful food: a cheese tray, trout, snapper and steak with the perfect house salad. An assortment of desserts rounded out the menu - all fabulous. We had blueberry cheesecake, macaroons, cookies and a divine plate of three house ice creams. Highly recommend! The service was first-rate too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would give 4 or 5 stars for food
    GandT525
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wife and I were there for birthday dinner. Everything was good but for one thing- the lobster pot pie was sorely overcooked- kind of an unforgivable mistake considering the caliber of dining this was. We both ordered it because we heard it was a signature dish. A sharp knife is served prior but even that was not quite sharp enough and the meat was very chewy. Otherwise a good experience. Wife and I have dined at Le Continental and Le Saint Amour so we have fine dined before. Yes we will go back but we were put on notice from that experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly French
    TresBien
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is cooked fresh by order. It was served hot and within a readonable time. The waiters have a exelent knowledge about the ingredients of the dishes and the service is exelent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orsay nothing to say
    Angel
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A very nice ambience with a great service and good drinks but flavorless food
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant was an unexpected find while visiting Jacksonville. Everything was top notch, great cocktail bar, including one if the best mocktails of the week for my 16 yr old daughter, always a good sign of a talented mixologist. Service and food were wonderful across the board. I would recommend this restaurant highly to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent ambiance
    MsDebbaG
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food and service. There wasn't a thing on our table of 6 that I didn't enjoy and I had the scallops, tasted the lobster pot pie and the fish special which was the best meal on the table! The bread pudding with banana and caramel was to die for! The blue point oysters were awesome too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simply excellent and elegant
    letseat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    All of the elegance and delicious food you want without pretense. The music was great, the servers and hosts were wonderful, the decor is relaxing yet elegant. The food and drinks were enough to rate a 5!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    youbabyee
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was fantastic and our waiter was wonderful. The best meal we have had in Jacksonville. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love to come back again
    Travel4food
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great service and overall we had a pleasant evening. The cocktails were delicious and it featured a few seasonal drinks made with gin and vodka. The food was outstanding and we both enjoyed our meal very much. While the soup du jour, gazpacho, was not traditional, it was tasty and refreshing. For our main course, we had the steak frites and the mussel frites. The steak was perfectly seasoned and cooked, the mussels were well-spiced in a white wine broth. Fries were crispy and paired with a garlic aioli. Our only regret was not saving some room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Traveler55
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first visit to Restaurant Orsay. We arrived early to have a drink at the bar and enjoy some nibbles. The bar service and nibbles were great. I am sure it is always a dilemma for a restaurant -- ask your customers to either control their children or remove them. Our guess is that people at the large table in the bar area who had children with them are perhaps 'regulars'. But these kids were out of control, running around, running into people, etc., and the parents seemed oblivious to it all. It was a big initial damper to the beginning of our celebration evening. However, after we were seated at our table for dinner, everything turned around. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    MEH55
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Every time I go to Jacksonville, I make sure I get to Orsay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs more of a personal feeling
    AJ20
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very nice overall. Needs a more personal feel to the Restaurant. Smaller sized Restaurant so there is very little space between your table and the table next to you which takes away the personal feeling that most Restaurants with Orsays quality have. Otherwise the food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.