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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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Ranked #5 of 361 restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $29
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
Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dinner for two with glass of wine and drink over two hundred dollars, Seemed high for what was a casual night out for no reason. Just decided to try it out

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Montgomery Center, Vermont, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

There is a reason La Cuisine falls in the Top 5 of restaurants in Ocala. Authentically preparred classic French dishes, served by the owners who are from Lyon to the ambiance. I had the charcuterie salad chich was outstanding, the páté was very well preparred, but made for first timers, still flavorful, but not very livery which I was disappointed... More

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The best restaurant meal I've had in Ocala. Service was attentive and flawless. Definitely reccomending it to my friends.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Lovely space,fine service,quaint atmosphere. We went for lunch and were treated to tasty meals.the quiche was very special but the tastiest was the upside down apple pie.Try this spot

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Ocala, Florida
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257 reviews 257 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything here is typical straight French from the menu to the ambiance to the ownership. The meals are consistently excellent with that natural rare misstep. The ambiance is farmhouse casual without being cutesy. Service is quite competent and not stultifying. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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Ocala, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We celebrated Valentines Day a little bit off calendar, but fell in love with La Cuisine nonetheless. The menu is appropriately ambitious: a stretch by Ocala standards but executed almost to perfection the night we visited. I made a meal from two small plates, a side, and a dessert. My partner enjoyed a smart twist on a classic Lyonnaise salad... More

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Gainesville, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We visited La Cuisine with a group of seven on a weekend evening. The restaurant was bustling, but because of the collection of small, separate dining rooms, it was quiet and intimate. Lovely, French themed music was playing in the background. The service was excellent and the staff very accommodating and professional. One of our party asked for extra sauce... More

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Ocala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nice atmosphere and good service but quality of food and portions not worth the $$$. Specials aren't priced on board and tend to be way above similar dishes on menu. The best part of the meal was the hot French bread. This party of eight won't return

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