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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 137
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 11
    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
French heaven

Their duck dish is amazing as well as the fine choice of French wines. My go to place for an elegant and relaxing dinner. The waitstaff is superb as well. Bon Appetite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Ocala, Florida
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Their duck dish is amazing as well as the fine choice of French wines. My go to place for an elegant and relaxing dinner. The waitstaff is superb as well. Bon Appetite!

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The Villages, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We used to love this place - I had written a great review of it a few months ago. Sadly, it has gone so downhill . The last 3 times we visited (wanted to make sure we gave it a fair chance!) the owners were not there. Once, they were at Taste of Ocala, once not sure where they were,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First of all, this place is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, and so tastefully decorated, the owners are obviously proud of what they have created. The warm welcome we received by Andrew and the knowledgeable and professional service by Eric made us feel right at home. And then came the food! We have been to more than 60 countries, many times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Attention to detail and general service is very mediocre. The food is good. The wine is somewhat overpriced. Even if the place is half empty they try to give you the most remote table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is a quant little place in the heart of "downtown Ocala. The food so far has been very consistent and flavorful. The pork shank was terrific, the escargots were absolutely delightful, but so far the best dish goes to the lightly breaded grouper! You can share the Brie which is also very delicious and the creme brûlée quite good... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a great date night with my wife here. Small and quaint. My wife and I ordered the filet and it was amazing. This restaurant is tucked away on one of down towns side streets, save time for parking as there is no valet. Great wine list and full bar! We will be back soon.

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Summerfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have always had a great dinner at La Cuisine. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy another visit next month.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whenever my husband have a chance for some alone time, this has to be our favorite restaurant. From the atmosphere, to the staff, the service, and the food every detail is perfect. You are not rushed through your meal, but allowed to enjoy every delectable bite. I have been here many times, and have tried almost everything on the menu... More 

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have been to La Cuisine 4 times now.....It has always been a wonderful experience. Friendly, delicious food and always a lovely time. We had the foie gras appetizer this time.....it was fabulous!

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Reading past reviews of this restaurant "wet our appetites," to give it a try, as we were dying for some good French food. The location non-withstanding, the décor and design of La Cuisine did remind all of us of restaurant one might find in France. Our server and wife of the owner I believe, Elodie, took our initial oder for... 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: Romantic, Doing business

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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