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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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Ranked #5 of 364 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $29
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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, Blue Crab Stuffed Filet Mignon, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulée, to mention just a few!
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  • English first
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English first
Anthony, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am in love, love, love with this restaurant. Have eaten here many times and have yet to be disappointed in anything. The wait staff is terrific. The food is terrific. The spirits are terrific. The ambience is terrific. Over all my favorite restaurant in Ocala!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's definitely worth the drive! Food is very good , service & atmosphere excellent & the owners are very nice!! We have eaten here 5 times and never had a bad meal! On Tuesdays & Thursdays, live music after 6:30- both are good, but the woman who is there on Tuesdays has an incredible voice & very entertaining!

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Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The atmosphere at La Cuisine was very romantic with the warm, red walls, black accent pieces, and crisp white linens. My husband and I had a wonderful Friday evening out here and loved the fact that it was upscale but still gave off a somewhat casual feeling to make you comfortable. The servers were very professional, friendly, and experienced. We... More

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Food was excellent, wine choice wonderful and affordable, service by Ray excellent; can't wait for my son to come to town (he owns restaurants) and experience this restaurant. I know he'll love it and he's been to some of the best in the country.

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

During a recent "date night" with my wife we decided to eat here. The service and attention to detail by the owners is second to none. The food was amazing and we can't wait to plan a return visit. A must go if you are looking for the perfect evening out!

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dinner for two with glass of wine and drink over two hundred dollars, Seemed high for what was a casual night out for no reason. Just decided to try it out

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Montgomery Center, Vermont, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

There is a reason La Cuisine falls in the Top 5 of restaurants in Ocala. Authentically preparred classic French dishes, served by the owners who are from Lyon to the ambiance. I had the charcuterie salad chich was outstanding, the páté was very well preparred, but made for first timers, still flavorful, but not very livery which I was disappointed... More

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The best restaurant meal I've had in Ocala. Service was attentive and flawless. Definitely reccomending it to my friends.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Lovely space,fine service,quaint atmosphere. We went for lunch and were treated to tasty meals.the quiche was very special but the tastiest was the upside down apple pie.Try this spot

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Ocala, Florida
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274 reviews 274 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything here is typical straight French from the menu to the ambiance to the ownership. The meals are consistently excellent with that natural rare misstep. The ambiance is farmhouse casual without being cutesy. Service is quite competent and not stultifying. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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