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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129 (G)
+1 907-222-3232
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Excellent, upscale, fine dining. By the same people that own the Glacier Brewhouse. Very convenient to all hotels. Excellent food and service. Also good happy hour in the bar.

Thank Conally
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121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

If you can get a reservation you won't be disappointed. No short cuts on the menu and all prepared deliciously well. While I miss their duck l'orange former entree ( no longer offered), from soups, salads through main dishes and drinks this us my favorite upscale dining establishment in Anchorage.

Thank Larry R
Destruction Bay, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Maybe I was extra hungry but the Grilled Romaine & Flat Iron Steak was possibly the best meal I've had in recent years. I want to go back and order it again before we leave Anchorage but I fear it won't be as good and maybe my original experience was just some sort of dream. Service was very good by... More 

1 Thank KluaneLake
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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We enjoyed some fabulous local fish and crab cakes accompanied by a great bottle of NorthWest fizz. We arrived without a booking and were seated quickly which was a relief after a long journey and our original plans being scuppered by the security surrounding a fellow guest in our hotel. Our server (Brian I think) was very friendly and helpful... More 

Thank TravellingPlatypus
Cambridge, England
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123 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We were originally going to another restaurant overlooking the salmon river but as it was raining we decided to stay in the main town. We stumbled across Orso and also remembered that someone at the hotel had recommended it. We had to wait a while at the bar. The whole place was buzzing. When we say down the staff were... More 

Thank BBTrisha
Weedville, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

An OK restaurant--prices are high for what they serve. Limited variety to choose from. Reservations should be considered as they are very busy. Chicken parm was good. Seafood scampi was also good. Service was OK (we were there on a Friday night and they were extremely busy).

Thank Kaye S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Went here for dinner on our last night in Alaska . We were welcomed by the hostess and seated after a short wait. The service was very good and the food was fabulous.

Thank Maggie71361
Burbank, California
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830 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We were walking in downtown Anchorage. Many restaurants to choose from. Then we saw Orso has Happy Hour!! (3-6pm) The bartender, Linda, is super awesome! She is so personal and friendly. She has big personality and fun to chat with. She makes us feeling so welcomed. During happy hour, only a few beer selection on the menu. Our favorite is... More 

Thank travelercass
North Alabama
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had a late and very large lunch on the day we decided to have dinner at Orso. That being said, we only ordered appetizers as our entrees. I can only imagine that this ticked off our waitress, to the point that we received by far the worst service of my life, in ANY restaurant I have patronized. She barely... More 

2 Thank fore4me
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226 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The restaurant was busy with locals as well as visitors to Alaska. Why, excellent service and food. We had the Scallop Bisque, lamb shank and halibut. All three dishes were excellent. Service was friendly and very helpful. Seemed to be a place where everyone was having a good time dining.

Thank azpoet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129
  • Public Transportation: We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-222-3232
ORSO is well known as "The Place to Be." ORSO's New American cuisine expertly pairs delicious local flavors with the ever changing seasons of Alaska. ORSO is well known for a large selection of Alaskan seafood, grilled meats, award winning wine list and the best local ingredients when available. Happy hour everyday 3pm-6pm and 9pm to close! The bar is open one hour after the dining room each day!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?