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Alaskan, warm, inviting, innovative, a menu full of surprises, unbelievable wine list, great cocktails, are common phrases used by our guests to describe ORSO. We feature the freshest ingredients available, Alaskan whenever possible- fresh Alaskan seafood, fresh local pasta, and local produce when in season. ORSO’s outstanding service, bold menu, classic cocktails combined with a wine list that has received the “award of excellence” from the Wine Spectator for five years is why ORSO is the “Place to be” for Anchorage dinning.
Anchorage, AK 99501
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm
Friday- Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Bar Happy Hour 3 -6 and 9 – Close Daily
Bar open 1 hour past Dining Room
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available on the street and in several nearby public parking lots.
NEW Easy, Convenient Parking is now just steps away! The Alaska State Legislature Parking lot (just behind the BrewHouse back door) is now open to the public for Parking weekdays after 5:30PM and ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday. Street level parking only. $1.00 an hour is the charge at this lot.
We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
Chef Ricky Griffin
Private Party Facilities:
The ORSO Private is located towards the back of ORSO on the first floor of the dining room. It can seat a maximum of 25 people all at one long table. It is a private space with a door at one end, and a red velvet curtain at the other separating it from the dining room. The space may be divided in half to create a private space that can seat up to 14 people. ORSO can also accommodate parties of up to 50 in our private mezzanine.
Private Party Contact:
Rebecca Sherwood: (907) 792-3792
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Enjoy Our Happy Hour - Daily from 3 to 6 PM and 9 PM to Close . Half priced appetizers. Beer, Wine and Cocktail Specials. Try one of our Speciality Cocktails. - The Appetizer Tower is amazing, plenty to share.
ORSO Ratings and Reviews
Excellent customer service from entering the front door to receiving your coat on your way home. Wine list us Marge enough to please most palates and pocketbooks. The chef is gifted with the variety of fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables. The beet purée was delicious as well as that used on the rock fish. Can't wait to go again!
Orso's is one of our favorite restaurants. Even on a busy Friday evening, we were able to get a table through OpenTable in a matter of minutes on the iPhone app, walked in and were seated.
With an excellent Gluten Free and Vegetarian menu, as well as a great regular menu, we had plenty of choices, even for someone needing gluten-free food. The seafood chowder was a highlight, and the halibut and salmon were excellent. We shared a bottle of good chenin blanc from South Africa, had coffee and a very nice cheesecake. It was an excellent meal, well served by an active and cheerful waiter, in the pleasant main dining area of the restaurant.
We will be going again, as it is dependably excellent every time we go there. Highly recommended.
They couldn't cook kids ravioli right. Very chewy - as in not finished and hard (I tried it and not "al dente" - it was not done). But since the waiter was focused on his ten top the two of us had to get served and finish our meal before he showed back up.... there is a reason you are supposed to serve the food then circle back after the patrons have a chance to taste it but before 15 minutes have passed
Food was very bland; almost tasteless. Service was good and the room was nice. This was our 3D time at Orso and will probably be our last. On our previous visits the food was unremarkable; this time it boarded on "not very good". We went this time because the location was convenient. Lesson learned.
A restaurant in search of an identity - Bear for a name, but steaks are their specialities and seafood as well? None of the appetizers lived up to the descriptions. Entrees were very basic standard fare with absolutely nothing distinctive. I was really looking forward to this place after reading the menu, but everything was disappointing.
We always enjoy Orso as a go-to restaurant for visiting friends and family. The bar is wonderful with friendly staff and comfortable seating. Drinks are very good! The gluten free menu is extremely tasty as well as the regular menu. Service is fast and efficient. Orso is our #1 choice in Anchorage.
Four us all had salmon and all four of us raved about it. Perfectly cooked and simply seasoned. There was nothing left on any of the plates. Beautiful room, wonderful service and outstanding food. Impressed that the manager came to the table to check on us. The place was super busy but the service kept up the pace and we had a very enjoyable evening.
The manager walking around and taking the time to visit and make sure every patron was satisfied made a great night even better. The food recommended by our waitress, was amazing. This was our fist night out in a long time since having our third, and everyone made us feel like VIP. Never a bad night in all our years of going there
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