Restaurant Review: Restaurant Orsay, Jacksonville, FL

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

I went to the symphony with friends last night, and we had dinner at a fabulous restaurant, Orsay.

They have been open for a few years, but are located on the other side of town from where I live at the beach (aka "over the ditch"), and even though I drive by it every 2 months or so, they are not open for lunch.

Fabulous ambiance, incredible menu, impeccable service - it was a terrific night with good friends.

Rustic French bistro is my executive summary, with an innovative approach.  These are not the standard, heavy French dishes with similar price tags.  There is a Raw Bar menu with oysters, Charcuterie platters, cassoulet, locally rasied meats (last night included an in-house dry aged ribeye), steaks with pomme frittes - I'm getting hungry again as I type this!

I had the Lobster Pot Pie, because I've never seen it on a menu before, and it was so good I wanted to lick the bowl it came in. Whole poached Maine lobster, mushrooms, peas & carrots, biscuit crust, in a roasted lobster reduction.

If you have the chance next time you come to Jacksonville, make time for dinner here.  Dinner menu here.

Full website here.

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via  for Jacksonville and area listings!



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Lori Gardiner
RE/MAX River's Edge - Bristol, RI

Hi Carol,

Great post...thanks for sharing.  Glad you had a good time and a delicious dinner.  I love lobster myself.  Have a great day!

Jan 15, 2012 04:08 AM #1
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Carol, You had me at Lobster pot pie, wow! Reataurant Orsay would be the place to go for seafood lovers!

Jan 15, 2012 04:20 AM #2
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Sounds wonderful!  Dinner and then great music, a fun relaxing evening!

Jan 15, 2012 04:42 AM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Dog gone it woman now I need to go look for something to eat this morning and I know I don't have the lobster out

Jan 15, 2012 10:33 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Restaurant reviews make great topics for localisms. The waiters and owners also love to see their pictures posted on Facebook.

Have an outstanding week!

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Jan 16, 2012 12:44 AM #5
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Fabulous recommendation Carol. You don't have to be Frenchie to understand the menu..

Jan 17, 2012 05:03 AM #6
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Carol - I love lobster but have never heard of lobster pot pie but it sounds scrumptious ..... I guess I will have to ask my east coast son-in-laws to cook us up some.

Jan 17, 2012 02:14 PM #7
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Okay my morning oats have worn off and I'm now officially starving for some real food!  Good post Carol and I hope you enjoy the day to the fullest!

Jan 24, 2012 04:51 AM #8
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Carol, it does sound absolutely divine and there is nothing like eating at a 5 star restaurant that you love to recommend to all...sounds like a great evening!

Jan 24, 2012 11:09 AM #9
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