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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: 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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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
Great food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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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3 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

La Cuisine offer delicious food in Ocala's small downtown. Its grouper is just right as are most of the special dishes I've eaten there.

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Summerfield, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everything that we ordered was tasty. We were with a group and everyone ordered something different. There were no words of criticism. The staff was very good. The space is small but cozy. The prices are fairly high

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My fiancé and I eat here at least once a month and have never had a disappointing meal. Tonight we began with a glass of champagne and the baked brie which was served with a not too sweet fruit sauce. Very nice! We shared the grilled César salad complete with anchovies, always a favorite of ours! I had the carrot,... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On a quick getaway my husband and I decided to try this little French location. The French onion soup was outstanding and exactly as it should be expected. The bread given was limited and the butter the same. Scallops were small and tough for appetizer, the Brie delectable. The portobello mushroom dish was 'ok' but nothing to write home about.... More 

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Additional Information about La Cuisine French Restaurant

Address: 48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone Number: +1 352-433-2570
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
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
Average Prices: USD $19 to $35
Cuisine: French

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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 to $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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