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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 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Description: Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or dinner,...
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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  • 151
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
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  • 2
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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 happy with the new ownership change

We have eaten at La Cuisine over the years. We have not always been happy with the service or food in the past but since it has been taken over with Patrice and his wife as owners we are very satisfied with the restaurant. The service has been great lately and the food as been perfect. We love that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wendy T
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dnnellon, fl
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The Villages, Florida
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538 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too bad the ambience reminds me of a restaurant I went in Paris on the West Bank. Best was Creme brûlée. Here, Roasted potato was burnt potato and champignons was nothing like the mushrooms so prevalent in French cooking. I was told that a French couple owns the restaurant. I lived and toured all around France and nothing comes close... More 

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Thank Yori O
dnnellon, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at La Cuisine over the years. We have not always been happy with the service or food in the past but since it has been taken over with Patrice and his wife as owners we are very satisfied with the restaurant. The service has been great lately and the food as been perfect. We love that the... More 

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Thank Wendy T
Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to many French restaurants in France and in the New York/ New Enland area of the United States. La Cuisine ranks right up there with one of the best restaurants in this area. I was there for my birthday on February 4th. The staff and owner were superb! The food excellent! The restaurant had great ambiance ane... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Inverness, Florida
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little corner bistro all the way from France in the middle of Ocala. The food was above average. It's white table cloth, rich red walls and is sectioned into intimate dining rooms. I had the organic roast chicken and my husband had the roast pork. Both were exquisite. I had the cappuccino--it was fine. He had an expresso... More 

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Thank Elizabeth A
Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my friend to "La Cuisine" for a birthday lunch. We both had chicken crepes in a mushroom sauce. We had french bread with the house salad. It was delicious. We ordered their homemade ice cream as the birthday acknowledgement. It was quite good. Lunch is about 20.00 pp can be higher depending on the menu item. Not everything... More 

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Thank soniaqt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don't usually go out to dine. We go out to eat. But every now and then it is nice to enjoy a well prepared meal, linen service, attentive wait staff, and good wine. This is the place for that experience. The specials are special, which is not all that commonplace. Our table had beef 2 or three ways, and... More 

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Thank George S
Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Cuisine has been open for several years. My wife had been reluctant to try it, but last week, we finally got there. I like the space, it is welcoming and friendly. The service was attentive and there was a willingness to accommodate special preparatory requests. I had the lamb and my wife the roasted chicken with ratatouille and steamed... More 

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Thank slocal48
Silver Springs, Florida
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265 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic evening - great food, great service, wonderful ambiance. You can't ask for anything else. For a special evening out, you can't beat La Cuisine. I had their soup-of-the-day, which was a seafood broth spiced just right. I also had their seafood special, which was a grilled Striped Bass with a lemon cream sauce. One of the best... More 

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Anthony, FL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patrice and Elodie are warm and friendly, and their food is always out of this world. Great service. Local musicians perform there and they are always professional and very good. I go frequently -- it's one of my favorite restaurants in Ocala.

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Thank carolynblakeslee
FL
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at La Cuisine but made the fatal mistake of not making a reservation. Although no one was in the restaurant at their 5:30 p.m. opening time, we were offered a table for two in the back dining room or at the bar. But to be fair, other parties came without reservations while we were eating... 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, Business meetings

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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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