Restaurant Orsay

4.8
3084 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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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I put this restaurant second to none. The food is delicious and the service is superb. You absolutely get what you pay for.

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

IMHO Orsay is the best dining experience in Jax. Consistently a great experience and always great food! Bravo!

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

Overall very pleasant experience.

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S
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bartender for pre dinner cocktail, excellent!
Server was excellent!
Food Excellent!
Tables just a little close, but the noise level was not a problem.
Definitely will be back 😊

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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the staff provided excellent service. I proposed here and they made the moment more special.

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LE
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Service was great. Unfortunately that was the extent. Food was okay, though they did have some menu options not usually found elsewhere. The beef strogenoff was very salty, as was the pork chop. You got the pleasure of sitting on metal chairs for 2 hours. 5 star service and friendly staff . Otherwise they had little to offer but extremely overpriced menu items ($5 per oyster. Really?)

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were incredible. Our server recommended some of the favorites and they did not disappoint!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to go back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 26 Anniversary. We were treated like VIP’s. The food and service is always amazing. Thanks for a great night

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not what we expected after all the reviews of Orsay being the area's most romantic restaurant. The place was brightly lit...packed with party tables which we were sat adjacent to for our "romantic" first date dinner...it was so loud and obnoxious that we had to go next door after dinner just to hear each other talk. The food was very good and service cordial. Not the upscale, fine dining restaurant we expected. More like a loud bistro with good food.

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T
Jacksonville
65 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go to" restaurant whenever we are in town and joining friends for dinner. We have many memories celebrating life's events at Orsay....simply, the best food in Jacksonville.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place... always have a great meal... Scallops tartare... delish!!! Mussel... yum!

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T
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While the food and the service was excellent, the noise level was uncomfortable. We went to Sunday brunch, and this being our first trip to Orsay, didn't know what to expect. Place was packed, and a little bit too noisy for our tastes. But that being said, we will plan another trip!

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F
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch!

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MF
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we'll definitely return. The food was not only unique but absolutely delicious! Our server was very knowledgeable and she seemed to take pride in the restaurant which made for a pleasant birthday brunch. I'm curious to see how the ambiance is at dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband really love it. It was nice. I had the steak and it was good.

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

Absolutely amazing as always.

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DG
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love Orsay. This time we got the Grand bouillabaisse. It was particularly outstanding. It was a great evening. Just FYI about the noise level. The newer room is loud. The older room is active, but a lot quieter.

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Everything we ordered was outstanding. Our server, Brianna, was pleasant and attentive. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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B
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

There were 3 of us. Apps we're good and 2 out of 3 entrees we're good. I had a rib-eye which had more marble and fat than meat. It was not a premium cut. Eating area was wide open and noisy. it was difficult to carry a conversation. We were expecting a much nicer atmosphere for a restaurant which is so highly rated.

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n
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal and service!

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KC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service! The wine list was great too.

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

Outstanding as usual!

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food.

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MV
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service!

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Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. A little loud in the main room. It makes it tough for dinner conversation but other than that. Fabulous

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

Anniversary

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GM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can"t think of anything to change. Been a patron since they opened. We always reserve table #41.

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EP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Jacksonville!!!!
Truly exquisite is everything they prepare.
See you soon !!!!

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LS
Jacksonville
73 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsay continues as one of our favorites!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table, great food & service

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G
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our birthdays with brunch. We have had dinner here and happy hour but never brunch until this reservation. It was amazing. Probably the best brunch we’ve ever had. Alexandra our server was perfection. We will definitely not only be back for dinner and cocktails but definitely for brunch again. Thank you, Erica

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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p
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We are pescatarians- mostly vegetarian and nonshellfish so we have always had challenges with the menu at Orsay It was on our no fly list in spite of its great reputation. We were happy to inadvertently discover that they had a new vegetarian menu -so we thought we would try it. Happy to say we had many choices- the mushroom soup was delicious -but came out of the kitchen likewarm. Spinach salad was tasty with a light Dijon vinaigrette and our entrees- a roasted fish with grits and creamed corn, which had to be somewhat deconstructed , and truffle pappardelle were outstanding. The lemon crème bread pudding likewise did not disappoint. Had some issues with seating- initially sat in a corner table up against a half wall with an air conditioning draft- - in a noisy room with large parties. After several protestations met with indifference by the hostess, our waiter Chris, moved us to a quieter back room where we only had to contend with the air conditioner blowing directly on us. Not sure why distribution of cool air is such a challenge in so many eating venues around town. Service was attentive in both of our locations. All in all a great culinary experience with some creature comfort challenges. Would definitely recommend to vegetarians and vegans who value creative vegetarian fare and have been skittish about going back to Orsay.

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T
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsay never fails to delight us. The food is always delicious and offers nice options. Our server, Tony, was outstanding. We have had him several times before and he is top notch. Orsay is fortunate to have him on their staff. We will be back soon.

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DI
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an outstanding experience from beginning to end.

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JN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, impeccable food and service!

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A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The only thing missing to make this a truly exceptional restaurant is the ambience of a real French bistro. The food is as good as anything you can find in Paris. Superb wine selection as well.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We usually go for the happy hour menu and select 4 or 5 dishes to share. The favorites are the sauteed calamari, pomme frites, black truffle mac n cheese, fromage plate and the oysters from the raw bar. All very good and a great value. After 6 visits we still look forward to the next one.

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L
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner with a friend and we were not dissapointed. The service was top-notch, no rushing and the food outstanding. A memorable meal. Not many restaurants (if any) in Jacksonville can top this.

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