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ORSO

4.5
2581 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries (53)
  • Good for a Date (44)
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
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

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Phone number
(907) 222-3232
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Ricky Griffin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

We had a wonderful dinner , the waiter was great and very attentive

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MikeW 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I took my wife to Orso for a late Valentine's date night, and our experience was everything I hoped it would be. From the food, to the service, to the ambiance, we had a wonderful evening together. Thanks for providing the perfect venue for such a memorable night!

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I ate vegan from the menu - parm mushroom and roasted cauliflower. All of it was fantastic and I can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Nice atmosphere with good food options. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went to Orso for my sister's birthday and were surprised with a birthday card ready for her. Our server was very attentive to our needs, friendly, and made us feel comfortable. The food was delicious! It can be pricey, but definitely worth going to for special occasions. It is another restaurant that I think of that is very Alaskan.

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DouglasM (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great meal. Creative dishes, who knew you could have a seafood corn dog. I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

MY husband got sick from his meal half way through

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MeredithZ 
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Bummed the food went downhill since I had been 2 years ago! I never salt my food at a restaurant, holy moly the tenderloin tips had zero flavor and the polenta was chunky. The fettucine had no flavor the chicken was dry I had to dump salt all over it to taste anything (and I’m not a salt lover). My husbands lamb shank was cooked lovely but had no flavor either. Very disappointed and will not be back.

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HeatherN (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a wonderful date night here. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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Nick (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We chose the Valentine's Day special, and it was superb. The harvest salad was sublime, and while the small pieces of fish were very nice on the main course, the steak was melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious. For my wife, the served it with a gluten-free au jus, while mine had a very pleasant sauce.

Dessert was very nice, their creme brûlée a treat and the dipped strawberries delightful. We also enjoyed coffee and an excellent red wine.

Service was excellent, and Orso's did a great job with gluten-free options in their menu.

Despite the restaurant being full all night and we arrived at 9 pm, everything was working well and our waiter was efficient, friendly and knowledgable, as well as doing an excellent job.

Overall, a most enjoyable meal out, in line with Orso's high standards.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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Craig333 (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was great and made sure we were 100% satisfied. Amazing food with so much flavor.

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Bcm123 (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We madeour reservation for Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago. We were seated by the door which was undesirable. Can’t. Say we’d go back... always enjoyed it as it was a regular. Disappointed in our latest experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our service was outstanding! Loved the appetizers, drinks, and the steaks were two of the best my Wife and I have had!

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome food (especially the Crab stuffed rock fish and the Ribeye steak)!
Equally awesome server who answered all of our questions about food and wine choices; Much appreciated!
Our favorite restaurant for anniversary and Valentine's day!!

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

ORSO is always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place for a date or special occasion. We sat upstairs so it was very quiet. My husband ordered the fresh catch which was mahi mahi and it was outstanding. I would definitely recommend trying the polenta ragu and king crab corn dogs on the small plate menu.

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Brandon (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to ORSOs because Glacier Brewhouse didn't have any reservations available. What a great find!!! It was quiet, great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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CaseyandTerry (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an excellent time!!!!!! It was wonderful wine and wonderful food!

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BrandiM (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Was my husband’s and my first time going to Orso. I would recommend it to any other couples for dinner dates. Not much of a kids menu but that was okay seems we had someone watching our little ones. Any special occasions or just a dinner date with your love/spouse, then this is the place to eat.

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