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La Cuisine French Restaurant

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48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or...
Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or dinner, a cozy place for a friend or family reunion? Or simply craving hearty, quality food and dedicated service? Located at the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine with its unique French bistro atmosphere, award-winning menu alongside world-class food, full liquor bar and extensive selection of wines, is worth a closer look! Our specialties include Escargots in Garlic Butter, Traditional French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Braised Pork Shank in Honey Sauce, Duck a l' Orange, Free Range Chicken, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulee, to mention just a few!
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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top Notch

Another in my list of truly great food experiences in the fine dining arena. To fellow foodies: you can rely on this restaurant to give you a great experience. Elodie and Patrice will take care of you, as they did us this weekend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
yarmbutts
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Georgia, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Georgia, USA
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Another in my list of truly great food experiences in the fine dining arena. To fellow foodies: you can rely on this restaurant to give you a great experience. Elodie and Patrice will take care of you, as they did us this weekend.

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Pickens, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My friend and I dined at La Cuisine early on a week night. First of all, we were amazed to find live entertainment in the form of a lovely lady singing soft jazz and old standards. She had a lovely, sultry voice and accompanied herself on piano. We were served by a very capable waitress and both of us enjoyed... More 

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Deer Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was traveling solo, the food was excellent, a really good wine selection and my waitress was wonderful. I was seated at a really small table which I get traveling solo but it was really small and I ma a pretty big guy. Just a bit uncomfortable. Avoid the tiny tables though and enjoy some wonderful food.

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New London, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Classic bistro ambiance. Friendly owner. Reasonably priced wine list. My issue: the rack of lamb and the fish du jour were the specials, and the waiter did not mention the price.He did ask if I wanted mashed potatoes with the lamb, which I did. The lamb ( small & mediocre) was $36 and the potatoes a la carte were $6.... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I made our second trip to La Cuisine and enjoyed it again. The grouper was great as was the lamb. Service, however needs polishing. While the water was kept full, sans ice, my wife's iced tea was never refilled as requested. The waiter had trouble remembering the specials and stumbled through them. All said, I would not... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We are from N.Y. and plan our visit each year so we can dine at this treasure. We have been coming for four years and would not miss a chance to eat this wonderful cuisine. We have never been disappointed.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't like Florida so my expectations were already set low....this place blew me away! The chef was born, raised and trained in France and it shows in the food. Absolutely incredible flavors. We had the Grouper and the Duck. Both were so fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and informative. Good recommendations for desert(make sure you leave room because... More 

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Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great selection , great owners and staff and extensive wine & beer selection. Often has music on the weekends.

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Five of us enjoyed every course. Foie gras special app was perfect. Grass fed short ribs super and all fish preparations really spot on. Lovely service. Loved the quiet smaller room. Wine list small but God values. Need better single malts only fault.

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The Villages, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Food always very good here and would eat here more often, but the menu is rather limited. Would love if they had a steak other than Filet - a steak frites dish would be good, as well as more appetizer choices. Staff is nice, owners are really friendly. All in all, a great place to go in Ocala. Tuesday &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-433-2570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

Description

Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or dinner, a cozy place for a friend or family reunion? Or simply craving hearty, quality food and dedicated service? Located at the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine with its unique French bistro atmosphere, award-winning menu alongside world-class food, full liquor bar and extensive selection of wines, is worth a closer look! Our specialties include Escargots in Garlic Butter, Traditional French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Braised Pork Shank in Honey Sauce, Duck a l' Orange, Free Range Chicken, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulee, to mention just a few!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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