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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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    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
very good French style food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Betsy B
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Summerfield, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Summerfield, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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St. John's
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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

An excellent restaurant owned by a gentleman who is French. Great menu with varied selections. Several specials are also offered. I have been there 3 times and each time has it has had the same top quality food much like I am used to when visiting Europe. My favorites are the Rack of Lamb and the Duck. The hand picked... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Celebrated my mothers 93rd birthday last night. Could not have asked for a better meal. Food was perfect. Service was superb. I highly recommend La Cuisine.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped by for a late lunch, They have a lovely lunch menu. The service is friendly. There is also a nice wine menu. We look forward to trying La Cuisine for dinner.

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Georgia, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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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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, 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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