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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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Ranked #6 of 365 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $29
Hours:
Mon 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
Holton Le Clay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 6 for dinner, and had each a 3 course meal of different compositions and were all satisfied. Except for the red wine which was sold for a Bordeaux when obviously, the origin stated on the label was a Pays d'Oc, much less valuable. The waitress made no fuss and changed the 2 bottles. We enjoyed... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

La Cuisine is about an hours drive from our home in Leesburg, and located in the downtown section. It was easy to find and had their own parking lot conveniently located adjacent to the restaurant. We had a 7 PM reservation and were seated immediately in a side room off the main seating area. Service was good, with our drink... More

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I just returned from a great lunch out with my family. No doubt that the quality of food, atmosphere and service are top notch. I would definitely recommend La Cuisine to those who would like to enjoy an excellent meal in a great setting. There' no doubt we'll be returning in the near future and by the way the braised... More

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the best Restaurant in Ocala never had a bad experience here. The place is intimate and cozy on Tuesday and Thursday they have live entertainment

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

$100 for wife and I (without wine). Very clean, nice decor. Let down b service times and quality of food. We were shown to table and waited 10 mins for our server to introduce herself. There is a very long wait between courses. Ordered Duck a l'orange and hanker steak. Side of gratin potatoes. Steak was massively undercooked. So we... More

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Anthony, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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