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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Trip thru town

Receptionist was friendly, food quite good,with lovely atmosphere. Wine list limited but had nice bottle.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
PoodlesFlorida
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Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Receptionist was friendly, food quite good,with lovely atmosphere. Wine list limited but had nice bottle.

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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It is often a challenge to find high caliber dining in a small town, but you will find it here. A casual stroll from the downtown square with easy parking on street or nearby lot. The food is very fresh and well prepared. You will have no trouble finding the right wine to accompany your meal from their wine list.... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've eaten in Paris and this is the best French food in the states. Very quaint and service was great. I can't say enough😀

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went with another couple to try out this restaurant. It is a little under an hour away from Gainesville. We had a fantastic time. The food was delicious, along with great wine and great service. We will make a trip back I am sure!

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Pate appetizer served with perfect toast and cornichons. My husband had the NY strip - said it's the best ever - he usually scrapes off sauces - this one he loved. I chose the pork - cooked to perfection and the wine based sauce was excellent. Apple tart for desert - didn't think we would want more than a bite... More 

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Crawfordville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One lesson is to decide what you want without asking recommendations from the waiter. They always recommend the most expensive special and that may not be what you really want. Good wine, good food, good bread, good desert. Nice atmosphere.

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was happy to see that Ocala had a French restaurant but didn't expect too much since the old stand-by, escargots, was on the menu. I ordered them anyway and they were delightful. The butter was rich with garlic and parsley, the snails toothsome but not chewy. I had a Mediterranean martini (blue curacao, vodka and grapefruit juice) that was... More 

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Dover, NH
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food is first rate. The service is excellent. We spend a lot of time in Ocala and this is the best restaurant for service and food. The cuisine is authentic french. For an amazing experience try the Wagyu beef. Ambience is a tiny bit stale but not the offerings. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Food is interesting and well made. The atmosphere is authentic and relaxing. Always excellent service. Nice wine selection. Great asset to Ocala.

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The Villages, Florida
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

With a recommendation from my friend I made reservations for dinner. Pleasantly surprised with decor, service, food. Feels like a Parisian cafe -- in fact, the owners are from Paris and Lyon. Intimate atmosphere, authentic French cuisine. Crepes for dessert.

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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 - 29
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?