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“Best Restaurant in Jax” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Orsay

Restaurant Orsay
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Ranked #2 of 1,959 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $38
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Edgewood or Dancy
Transit: Public Transit Stop Located At Park & Ingleside.
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Jax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

This place practices farm to table in a tough Jax Market. Their Berkshire pork chop is so tasty they sometimes run out. It is served with Pommery Mustard sauce that is amazing. Beef tartare is excellent here too. They usually have daily or weekly cheese, oyster and charcuterie selections. The wine list is nice, but not overly large or expensive. The handmade cocktails are excellent. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Sedona, Arizona
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Classy! But not great for vegetarians”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Not much in the way of food that's not prepared with cheese or duck fat, but lovely experience. Even as a vegan I would go back!

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2 Thank Joanna C H
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Jacksonville, Florida
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1 review
“Fab Happy Hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

We went to Orsay with friends on a Friday Happy Hour. Great oysters & cocktails... The mac n cheese was really yummy too!

Visited August 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best high-end restaurant in Jacksonville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you appreciate fine french cuisine, Orsay will not disappoint you. Tremendous appetizers like sautéed foie gras, steak tartare, extensive cheeses and pates are just the start. The wine list is excellent and the service is fabulous. The one thing missing from the menu is the soufflé, but because Orsay is also missing the cliche stuffy atmosphere, I forgive them completely.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank emmypar
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Borderline 4 stars... but why the tiny portions?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

I realize that in terms of fine dining, you typically should expect to pay a lot and get an excellent dining experience. At Orsay, we did get a fine dining experience and we paid for it. :) My friend and I ordered a sampling of two cheeses to start, with some duck proscuitto. I was excited to try the interesting duck proscuitto. Our waiter came back and said they were out. So the only other meat option was the wagyu beef... so we tried it. Great flavor and the cheeses (albeit tiny portions) were really nice. For our meals, I ordered the pan seared fish special (grouper) and my friend ordered the duck breast. Both were fantastically seasoned and cooked to perfection. My grouper could have been twice the size of what it was for the cost ($29)... I thought it was rather small. Definitely recommend the French Pear Martini (if you like vodka and elderflower liquor - this is a dream). Since we were still hungry after an appetizer and a meal, we looked at the dessert menu and decided on the bread pudding. Our waiter said, "One for each of you then?" and we laughed and said no, we'll split. We should have probably gotten two. When it came out, my friend said, "Oh, a petite serving of bread pudding??" It was good, very sweet but tasty. We ran out of ice cream before we even got to finish the dessert itself though.

So in summary, food was tasty, but I'm not sure you get a great value for what you pay here. A bit on the pretentious side, Orsay would be good for a special occasion but be prepared that it'll cost you. For two people, with an appetizer, meal, dessert and 2 drinks, you're looking at ~$150 or so.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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