Restaurant Orsay

4.8
3132 reviews
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French
Located slightly off the beaten path in the Avondale Historic District, Restaurant Orsay attracts regular locals and foodies from across the southeast by showcasing their French Cuisine in a warm, inviting atmosphere, without being pretentious or stuffy. Owner Jonathan Insetta, Managing Partner Jason Eddy, and Executive Chef Michael Mckinney, work to bring locally sourced ingredients together with genuine southern hospitality. Recognized as Jacksonville's best restaurant by locals in Folio Weekly, Restaurant Orsay is a premier dining destination on the First Coast. The establishment is accredited by AAA with four diamonds, has won numerous awards for food, service and wine, and is the only independent establishment in North Florida with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It took the staff 30+ minutes to return to tell us they couldn’t find the bottle of wine we were requesting. They did end up comping the next best option of wine for us. The food was not what I expected for the price. I enjoy fine dining and this wasn’t what I was hoping for. Our waiter was great and knew the menu well I just felt it could have gone better.

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MS
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belated Valentines Day

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JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Orsay is the best restaurant. And service and food I have a book. The staff are amazing the food is superior. A scale 1 to 10 is it 11 Not only would I be back I will bring friends. thank 😍👍👍

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CG
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Orsay is always a favorite for my husband and me. Although the food and service is always amazing, we likely wont come back on a big holiday likes Valentine's Day. My plate was piping hot, but my food was only a little warm. I didn't tell the server because the flavor was amazing. Their cocktails, h'or dourves, and entrees are, without a doubt, the best in Jacksonville. Oh and their happy hour is not to be missed!

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f
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have a great experience at Orsay. Even though it was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was packed, we still had excellent service. The wine list is very extensive and the food selections are varied enough for any taste. We will be back.

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L
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Oysters Orsey and Escargo as an appetizer, the venison and the King Crab Risotto as an entree. For dessert the red velvet cheesecake and creme brulee.Everything was great

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I
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb every time! One of the best, if not the best restaurants in Jacksonville.

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s
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a really good experience. The food was good and the waiter did a good job. The only thing that did not make this experience a 5 star was that the hostess put us right beside another couple when there were plenty of other tables available at 4pm. Other than that it was a great experience.

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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time I visited Orsay. The hostess was very pleasant, accommodating and very helpful. The Wait staff was super attentive. They were extremely polite and went out of their way to ensure my experience was great. The food was excellent from the appetizer to desert. A great experience over all. I am not usually a fan of the house wines, but the house blend here was remarkably good.

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KH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. The food was impeccable and the service beyond words. The perfect place for a special occasion.

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OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Really great food, they have 4 diamonds as the costumer service award. I agree, however, the ambiance, for me, it needs more updating. If they want to resemble a french restaurant, it needs to have more character. Food and service, AMAZING! Definitely going back.

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are eating brunch definitely order the Pastry Board!

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p
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice evening here, sampling again some of our favorites--Rillettes were good though we prefer pork over duck; crispy mushroom tart was excellent. Steak & frites and Duck breast were all very tasty.

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

food was not worth the price. The steak tartar had so much mustard oil that it burned the inside of your mouth. The Chicken Fried Sweetbread was dry and its delicate flavor was overpowered by the coating.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely awesome time at Orsay. The food and atmosphere are absolutely stunning!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsay is a class act. Staff is very attentive, food is alway consistent, creative and innovative.
Always impressed with the overall quality of the experience when dining at Orsay

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TV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is best in Jax, but service is always sub par. This was my fifth or so time here, and it’s always a struggle to get drinks refilled. My wife sat for probably 10 minutes with an empty glass of Coke. It’s always like this too. I expect way more, particularly as the final bill is normally over $100, so the tips get high.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Saturday brunch.

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SJ
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food/drinks and great service!

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Beef Wellington! Truffy mac n cheese was glorious. Our server Tony was superb as we were celebrating a birthday. Cocktails were fantastic.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Orsay and dine there often. They keep our notes to know where we like to sit, our favorite servers and more. Before our reservations, they will call to make sure they have us set up for everything we prefer. Staff and food is amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and By far the best meal I have ever had!!! We can’t wait to come back!

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great atmosphere. Very friendly attentive staff!

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive, the food was delicious, my grandmother was very impressed for her first time, overall a great experience

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s
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Orsay used to be our favorite restaurant. It appears prices have gone up for both food and beverages, and now everything is a la carte and pricey for what you get. Our most recent meal was good, but not what we've experienced in recent visits. We have other options that are just as good, but not near as pricey.

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DW
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at the table was raving about their orders. Great trout, venison, scallops and pork chop cooked perfectly. Excellent service.

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E
Memphis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We r from New Orleans and happen to see an article about this restaurant and how good it was and I concur.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and the waiter was the best!!!!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most fabulous waiter Bryan on his last night !!!!! Fabulous experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsay is the best restaurant in Jacksonville! Amazing!!!

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JG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service & food as always. The most consistent & excellent restaurant in Jacksonville!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was ok. Little to loud for the anniversary. Overall a good experience

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Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a superb meal at Restaurant Orsay. The service was very attentive as well. I would highly recommend.

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KB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always amazing, food, wine and service. One of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville!

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D
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From being greeted warmly at the door to being wished a pleasant evening as I departed, everything was absolutely fantastic. The food, drink, and service were all top-notch. I could not have enjoyed my dinner more

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Naples
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend to dinner here while I was visiting Jacksonville. She had never been. We were both delighted with everything. Atmosphere was great, service was outstanding and food fabulous!!! Had a wonderful server who provided us with a surprise birthday dessert for my friend. Expresso creme brûlée. Whole evening was just delightful!!!

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f
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a friend from out of town to our favorite restaurant and as always Orsay delivered a terrific experience. The service from Robert and the food were outstanding. The entire staff including managers Jason and Danielle are always gracious and welcoming. Thanks again

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday!

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