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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: 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
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Best French restaurant in Ocala.

Great selection , great owners and staff and extensive wine & beer selection. Often has music on the weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
fishblow
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Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Florida
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great selection , great owners and staff and extensive wine & beer selection. Often has music on the weekends.

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Five of us enjoyed every course. Foie gras special app was perfect. Grass fed short ribs super and all fish preparations really spot on. Lovely service. Loved the quiet smaller room. Wine list small but God values. Need better single malts only fault.

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The Villages, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Food always very good here and would eat here more often, but the menu is rather limited. Would love if they had a steak other than Filet - a steak frites dish would be good, as well as more appetizer choices. Staff is nice, owners are really friendly. All in all, a great place to go in Ocala. Tuesday &... More 

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Ocala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I had a great meal, and Shema's entertaining on the keyboard wit vocals was wonderful. TH meal was superb and there is enough left over for lunch today. I had the pork jarret, salad, scolloped potatoes it was great.

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Leesburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There were four of us for dinner. Two of us had Escargot for appetizers - which were good but not great. Had an oily flavor. Our guests had the French onion soup which they found to be very good.. Wine list is limited , but we found a nice bottle of French wine which was good for a respectable price.... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have eaten here four times and each time the food is outstanding. We look forward to having a meal here every time we go to Ocala. Amanda, the waitress, is always happy to see us again. Patrice, the owner, has established a NYC type restaurant at Ocala prices. The service, the atmosphere, the wine list, the food, the dessert,... More 

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

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
Contributor
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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?