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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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Ranked #4 of 345 restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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124 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Ocala, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Gainesville, FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The seven of us who dined at La Cuisine in Ocala on a Saturday evening agreed that it was on overall "very good" experience. The ambiance was wonderful with a collection of dining rooms which imparted an intimate atmosphere. The entire staff joined together to make an effort to ensure a satisfying dining experience. The ample menu presents a variety... More

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Inverness, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have been looking forward to going to this restaurant ever since I first heard of it. I wasn't disappointed. The ambiance is very nice, wine selection is very good, the food was very good, the wait staff was attentive, and the dessert was divine. My husband and I enjoyed dessert the most. The only thing that kept me from... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

WOW! 5 star all the way around. :) If you've ever read any of my reviews, you know that customer service is one of my priorities. This restaurant surpassed all expectations in every category. HIGHLY recommend!

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I took my two year old to this very nice restaurant. The waiter went out of his way to help me keep her occupied which was very helpful since we don't eat out much. The food was very good and timely. The creme brulee was my favorite I have a gluten allergy so it was great to have a desert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

La Cuisine could now make it in New York. When first opening...1st year or two the food was very inconsistent. We were there several times last year and again in '14. It is now truly first rate. I won't go through all the many meals we've had but will simply say that everything is superb...including the service. We very much... More

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Ocala, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have much here in Ocala but a GOOD French restaurant was not one of them until La Cuisine opened. The menu is selective, interesting preparations and presentations and we try to visit on Thursday nights for the piano music. I'm a duck fan and they do a classic A L'Orange and it's terrific. Wine tasting nights are special, too.

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