Yelp names Jacksonville restaurant among 'most romantic' in Florida
If you’re looking to impress your date with a romantic dinner, one Jacksonville restaurant is among the most romantic in the state.
In a new list, Yelp names Restaurant Orsay (No. 8) as one of the Top 20 Most Romantic Places to Eat in Florida. (St. Augustine’s Collage Restaurant is No. 2.)
Launched in 2008 by chef/restaurateur Jonathan Insetta, the French cuisine restaurant at 3630 Park St. is an Avondale neighborhood favorite as well as a date-night destination.
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On the menu, you’ll find entrees ranging from Shepherd’s Pie, Prince Edward Island Mussels Frites and Lobster Pot Pie to Bouillabaisse, Cassoulet, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Beef Stroganoff and Steak Frites.
Orsay’s 25-page wine and liquor list offers the perfect pairing to your meal.
And think of Orsay’s dessert menu as an invitation: whatever you can’t try on this visit will be waiting for your return visit. There’s Crème Brulee, Butter Pecan Bread Budding, Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Dome, Caramel Cheesecake, Macarons and more.
Yelp compiled its list of romantic restaurants in Florida, in part, via a search of its reviews for key words and phrases like “romantic,” “date night” and “valentine.”
Here is what some Yelpers have said about Orsay’s romantic atmosphere in recent years:
“Great wine, great food, great atmosphere. Extremely romantic restaurant and I'm not the most impressed upon, but this restaurant would really swoon me if I went there on a date. (April 2017)
“The best place to go for a romantic date night.” (October 2019)
“Orsay is great for so many things. Happy hour with friends? Check! Romantic dinner date? Check! Family brunch (or boozy brunch)? Check! After dinner coffee and amazing dessert? Check! End of evening stop for a handcrafted cocktail? Check!” (May 2016)
“Always great for a romantic dinner with the wife.” (December 2016)
“Elegant yet relaxed, ideal for a romantic dinner or a group of 4 to 6 friends.” (June 2018)
Yelp's Most Romantic Places to Eat in Florida
Pane & Vino, Miami Beach
Collage Restaurant, Saint Augustine
Firefly, Panama City Beach
Pia's Trattoria, Gulfport
Dada, Delray Beach
Yah Mon, Tampa
Prato, Winter Park
Le Patio, Wilton Manors
Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Miami
Vero Italian, Miami
Cafe Seville, Fort Lauderdale
La Brochette Bistro, Cooper City
Osteria Vecchio Piemonte, Miami
Capriccio Ristorante, Pembroke Pines
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This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Jacksonville's Restaurant Orsay named to Yelp's Most Romantic list