Restaurant Orsay
Restaurant Orsay

Restaurant Orsay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantorsay.com/
  • Phone: (904) 381-0909
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Restaurant Orsay reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (158)special occasion (137)neighborhood gem (117)romantic (99)notable wine list (98)hot spot (56)great for brunch (48)good for groups (35)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (15)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Outstanding French Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Restaurant Orsay is one of my all-time favorite restaurants anywhere. It's a true Jacksonville gem. The food is truly incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Performer
    therovinggourmetVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Orsay is always excellent - food and service. One of best trained and professional wait staff around this area. Food is consistently wonderful, interesting, fresh - with attention to detail. Specials are really "special". Orsay remains our favorite in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food that was too good to eat.
    aguilawild
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It was so so delicious and artful. We ate it and thought we had gone to heaven. The bartender Adam knew how to make our caipirinhas and our waiter was thoughtful and caring and attentive. The food, especially sauteed items such as the spinach was perfectly seasoned. And finally our Petit fours were all gone between the two of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Outstanding
    Admiral
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Restaurant Orsay. The food is prepared and served with perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Mason
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Outstanding romantic dinner, a little taste of Paris!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need help
    fs4569
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Too many customers, not enough employees. If you have plenty of time and don't mind if you have to wait for a table or a drink, it's worth it. But, if you expect to be seated at your reservation time and like to sip your drink, well ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 25th Celebration choice
    TNCFL
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    First time visit to Orsay, 100% delivered in all respects. Will go back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TriciaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    What a wonderful evening celebrating friendship! Fabulous food and excellent table service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service
    PWCMD
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have dined at Orsay a number of times, each time with a different server. Servers had been competent but Patrick who took care of us this time was special. He knew the food and he knew the wine. My guest was gluten intolerant and Patrick helped her come up with an entrée that she could eat and she said it was delicious. My own entrée was delicious as well. Absolutely the only problem with this restaurant is the noise level which is beyond energetic. I found myself leaning across the table with one hand cupped around my ear in order to hear my guest. Although I prefer Orsay to other Jacksonville restaurants we will likely not dine here often simply because of the difficulty conversing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First trip won't be my last
    Jaxfiddler
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I enjoyed an evening at Restaurant Orsay this past Sunday. The occasion was my husband's birthday, and the event did not disappoint. We had amazing cocktails while awaiting the rest of our party.....the "house" gin and tonic is not to be missed. For our salad course, I enjoyed the spinach salad and my husband had the green bean salad. Both excellent. My husband and I enjoyed the pork chop entree.....delicious. My husband was surprised with a creme brulee, complete with lit candle, as a birthday treat. Our server was a bit distant at first, but warmed up during the course of the evening. I can definitely say that our first trip to Orsay will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Linda
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our server was Patrick and he was great. All of the employees went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. Food was good but I would not say fantastic. We will definitely return because the employees make the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th anniversary
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was looking for a romantic place to spend out anniversary and I am little disappointed with my 1st experience with Orsay. We were seated so close to another couple that I was closer to the man next to me than I was my wife across from me. I asked to be moved and we were moved to a similar situation although the other couple was not as close this time. I did ask if we could be seated at the table by its self behind us and was told NO (no one sat at that table until we were leaving) and there were other (solo) tables that could have been used that were not. We seemed to be grouped together to make it easy on the servers.....one long table along the back wall. $30 for 3 scallops and some risotto. I did get free dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had an exceptional time at Orsay. The food was great. They have a fantastic wine list and Bourbons that I never knew existed. Orsay has made our list of date night places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    sandm239
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were late with our reservation due to the FL-GA game traffic but the hostess greeted us with welcome smiles. Our server (and the entire staff) was excellent and was most knowledgeable about the entire menu. Great recommendations on the wine, oysters and mushroom bisque. Everything that we had on the menu was outstanding (escargot, lobster pot pie, bouillabaisse, duck and steak frites). Appreciated the extra effort provided by our server on the wine and desert. Attention to detail including filling empty glasses of water and replenishing silverware after each course was second to none. Great dining experience and look forward to returning to Orsay next time in Jax.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Service
    OrdinaryJoe
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The young lady who took care of us was an ardent example of customer service. Hats off…thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Anettles
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We chose orsay for my dad's 59th birthday and there was not an ounce of disappointment. The mushroom bisque was to die for. We enjoyed the appetizers and entrees as well. Our server Patrick was spectacular and attentive. We will definitely go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    omarin
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I loved ot, great steak, fantastic list of wines and/exceptional customer service. It won't be my last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    jackcity
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We can not wait to go back again. At Orsay the food is great and the service was more than expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were mistakes
    davis
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We ordered two old fashioned's with jalapeno bitters that came out completely undrinkable. It tasted like we were drinking pure jalapeno bitters. The escargot was unflavored, but it sits on a bed of buttery garlic mushrooms, so in reality it is an expensive dish of sauteed mushrooms. Our final check at this restaurant was twice as much as we have spent at other places that have included wine pairings and 6 course tasting menus. I am disappointed that we spent so much here when we could have had much better food,experience, and drinks elsewhere. For our next anniversary we will do Matthews or Ice Plant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Very Best in Jacksonville
    Admiral
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Superb menu using many locally grown & seasonally appropriate items. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, small portions
    beentheredonethat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Good food and great service, unfortunately you will most likely leave hungry unless you fill up on bread.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server Brian made it happen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Five of us girls went to Orsay's for Brunch. The food was great, but Brian made it happen. We ordered a bottle of Sparkling wine and just when he was going to open it I asked if he could saber the bottle.....sure enough we went outside and he opened the bottle much to our excitement. Fun for all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Kellerson
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took my wife for anniversary and we loved the treatment, ambience, special touches, our server, and especially the food! Great customer service !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Jacksonville?
    SouthernSue
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We decided on Restaurant Orsay based on the reviews from several web sites (including OpenTable). Can't be. I ordered Coq au Vin, my husband ordered flounder. What I got was a grilled chicken breast sitting on a mound of gravy. Julia Child rolled over in her grave. Although it was replaced without any fuss by a good beef stroganoff, the manager ascribed the dish to an "innovative" chef. I'll say! We heard they will be representing Jacksonville at the Super Bowl in New York next January. Good luck with that!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made the Anniversary
    DepotCharlie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful server was attentive but relaxed. Food was impeccably prepared with a complexity of flavors that was refreshing and will bring us back again. Will tell all how enjoyable our night was. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Jacksonville's best..
    gbeere
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Super easy reservations with Open Table..Anniversary brunch. Great experience. The food is always amazing but our favorite part about Orsay is the customer service. Every person working in the restaurant was engaging, polite, and personable. Nice touches like champagne to celebrate and something as simple as the receptionist wishing us a happy anniversary as we left was great. Who ever trains the staff deserves every penny they are paid. These people have nailed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to believe
    jbeats
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Hard to believe we were in a Jacksonville restaurant. The food was great. What can I say about the Bloody Mary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite jax restaurant
    Debbieg
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    still one of our favorite jax restaurants - food and service is always great. We had reservations and were seated in the newer back dining room. Room was lovely, but we missed sitting in the original dining room near te kitchen. As foodies, we like to watch the kitchen activity and will request that location next time, but otherwise great experience as always. Brian our server was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I never liked duck ..... Until now!
    GlutenFreeDiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The summer cassoulet was outstanding. The crisp outer skin sealed in all the flavor and the fowl ever so moist and delicious. It sat atop field peas, grape tomatoes, bacon and a savory rue. My wife had the duck breat and we paired it with a smoky Pinot noir from Sonoma. The braised brussel sprouts and bacon was nice side to add depth of flavor to our meal. The creme brûlée was paired with a Hungatain dessert wine that made your whole mouth explode with hints of caramel and honey. Overall, it was a marvelous dining experience and can't be recommended highly enough. I am so appreciative of their fine cuisine as I have Celiac's Disease and our entire entire meal was gluten free!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    HappyDiner1VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere, fabulous service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal & Nicely Priced
    chooseanickname
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first evening at Orsay. The food was very good from beginning to end and the service was great as well. We were even pleasantly surprised by the prices NOT being as high as they could have been for the quality of food and service comparable at other fine dining establishments. The small plates served during happy hour were especially nice. We will definitely return for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungry7
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food here is incredible. We both ordered fish dishes, although different ones. I had the Carolina trout. The haricot vert (green beans) that came with the trout were the best I have ever had. We ordered a side of brussel sprouts with had chunks of smoked bacon-wonderful. Both fish dishes were cooked to perfection. We skipped bread so that we would have room for dessert. We shared the mocha dessert and the chocolate one. They were both excellent. We will be back next time we are in Jax. When I rated the noise level for this review know that there are 3 different rooms in which to be seated for dinner. It was noisier in the middle room with the open bar. Our room was much quieter, which we preferred.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have eaten at Orsay for years and the food has always been wonderful. This time my husband had beef stroganoff and said it was terrible. He has ordered it before and thought it was fine. I am not sure if they changed the preparation or if it was just a bad night but it was unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Change the menu
    VillaRiva4
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I was disappointed to find that in the 5 years that I have eaten at Orsay, the menu NEVER changes. A good restaurant ought to change its menu at least every season, or 4 times a year. Until the menu changes, I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Immaculate dining experience!
    Anthronole
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    First time at Orsay and it exceeded expectations. The ambiance is perfect. The chef combines a variety of ingredients that dance and tease yet satisfy the pallette. Our server was polite, friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice in Jacksonville
    Ralph70
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The wine list is superb, though pricey. The menu options are eclectic with a bent toward seafood. Our service was first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    Stubby
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Orsay was the perfect place to celebrate our 29th anniversary. Everything was perfect. The food was spectacular, service extraordinary, and ambiance set a romantic setting. This is now are #1 restaurant in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Dolores
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our waiter was fun, our group of 4 sampled so many foods, we enjoyed the menu, we liked our food. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Brunch
    HungryJo
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Once again, a wonderful brunch. The French Onion Soup is always relish. I also enjoyed the Croque Madame, it was a better version that any I've had in the past. My husband had the Chicken Fried Berkshire Pork chop and it was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgable. Great Bloody Mary. Always worth the trip from the beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food, great service, but loud mouthed patron that overpowered several tables was disheartening. He needed to be asked to leave. Ruined several tables dinner experience. He sat at den area right inside by front desk area. Even wait staff noticed, and was brought to their attention by several tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.