Restaurant Orsay

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$30 and under
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French

About

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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vipMikeL
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything as always

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RobC
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from hostess to wait staff. Food was excellent as always and the wait time was perfect for a drink and conversation before the meal came.

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ElGato67
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay was excellent as always. We don’t go there often, but we have a great experience every time we do. Highly recommended for the food, cocktails, and service.

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vipThrilledWithPom
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was great wait person

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday with some friends and the food was out of this world! So sad that I didn’t get to snap a pic of the Wellington or Lobster Potpie because they were both incredible.

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vipSueZQB
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish French-ish food with new twists that translate well to my husband, friends and I. We’ve been back twice since we found it earlier this year and hope to visit more in the near future. Staff members are knowledgeable, efficient and welcoming. If you are a fan of tartare try the tomato version which is surprisingly similar to the real thing but with a fresher feel. If it’s your first time I’d highly recommend choosing from the starter menu, more of a tapas style so you can get as much deliciousness as possible a night. Oh! And let’s not forget the desserts - try the petit fours, delightful sample size treats! Bon appetite!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is so much to choose from on the menu but I seriously recommend the lobster pot pie!!..delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guaranteed to have an amazing meal with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food! Our waitress, Kristin, took great care of us and provided some excellent recommendations for a charcuterie board and entrees.

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vipScroggins
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Jacksonville! I've eaten here at least two dozen times and never, ever had a single dish that was anything less than outstanding.

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vipLynnS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to be there!

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vipLoriF
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

High school graduation

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vipAshby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my sister

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KathiR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Orsay but this visit didn’t live up. We got there early only to find out after we ordered they were out of the beef stroganoff. The waiter said they only had one available for the day and it had already been ordered. Beef short ribs not on the menu either. Also appears their happy hour food menu has been adjusted and there was not nearly the same amount of food available.

Service was excellent as were the oysters and mussels. Hanger steak was delicious too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch as always. Griffin is an excellent server!!

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eager2try
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was excellent. Also, appreciated the way they handled social distance protocol. Very pleasant experience.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great service, well priced wine list.

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christiZ
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. ☺It was our anniversary and we were greeted with a glass of champagne which was really nice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff at Orsay treats us more like family than a customer. The extra effort they deliver to complete our dining experience is seen throughout the night. From Devine cocktails, to specially prepared dairy free lobster Mac, to the entrees and finally dessert, you cannot outmatch this place. Every time it is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a better night!

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vipJohn
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Still getting used to servers wearing gloves and a mask. I get the mask. The gloves not so much. Food was good and glad to see everyone again.

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vipeatout7
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed pick-up family meals from Orsay while they were closed ... so glad they didn’t leave us entirely, and so happy we can join them again now that they’re open again for brunch! Still love the bread served with peach jam today. Everything is delicious but particularly enjoy the omelettes served with a side salad. Relaxed with mimosas while appreciating the excellent service!

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AndyO
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great wine, good atmosphere. Parking could be better.

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RobertG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Orsay was excellent. Rate it the best restuarant in town

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vipDoubleCho
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay is the gold standard for dining in Jacksonville. In spite of the circumstances of the pandemic (they made a special effort as far as distancing, masks on all staff) they still maintained a superb atmosphere and top notch service. The menu was slightly pared down but still featured many of their best choices and the usual great oysters. A special shout out to our servers Jenni and Tony.

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ELIZABETHD
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! You can never go wrong for brunch at Orsay, the food, drinks, ambience, service...always outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always!! Griffin our server was excellent as usual, the restaurant made plenty of space for social distancing, the food was incredible. Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
38 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Delicious all the time!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay Never disappoints the food is always amazing the staff very attentive I have been frequenting this restaurant for a number of years and it is my favorite place to eat in Jacksonville

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KelleriR
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit. The food is yummy and the service is excellent. They are also very closely complying to social distancing rules.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went excellent

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vipMoxie
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to be able to dine with you again!

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vipPaulB
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect!

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CANYAK
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!! Craig was our server on our second trip on the 15th. He was superb and catered to help our handicapped friend . Loved the Sangria and homemade pastries!! It honestly is the best herb omelette anywhere!!!
Thanks to Craig for making our birthdays so special!!!!

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AdamsR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsay had no record of my reservation through Open Table. I showed them the confirmation and they seeted us but something went wrong.

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Alaskagirl
Des Moines
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Second dining experience here. We actually ordered the exact same things as previous visit—which I never do, but it was hubby’s birthday and he wanted what I ordered last time. There was obviously a different cook on this visit. The lobster was the worst one my husband has ever eaten in the Lobster pot pie. They skimped on the sauce and it had a completely different presentation, which was disappointing since we damn near licked the bowl clean the time before. The oysters were excellent as well as the bread pudding for dessert. Love the bottles of wine half price at happy hour. And request Griffin, he’s the best waiter—we requested him after he did an excellent job the first time we dined at Orsay.

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Thad
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant. We come only for special occasions as it is pricey, but they have a great happy hour until 7 with excellent food & drink specials incl. $6 glass of wine. Had the pan-fried flounder and tried some of the scallops - both were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I shared the Orsay salad, which was crisp and fresh with oil and vinegar dressing. Followed by the trout, which we both ordered. Nice preperation with a wonderful sauce and a side of green beans and fingerling potatoes. Our wine was a California red, HH Pairing, that complemented the trout perfectly. Nothing left on my plate! Desert was cream brulee and it was petite, but just enough. As usual another fine meal at Orsay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - excellent !

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Restaurant Orsay is rated 4.8 stars by 3661 OpenTable diners.

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