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All 383 Ocala Restaurants

La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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Ranked #6 of 383 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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, Free Range Chicken, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulee, to mention just a few!
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Crawfordville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

One lesson is to decide what you want without asking recommendations from the waiter. They always recommend the most expensive special and that may not be what you really want. Good wine, good food, good bread, good desert. Nice atmosphere.

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was happy to see that Ocala had a French restaurant but didn't expect too much since the old stand-by, escargots, was on the menu. I ordered them anyway and they were delightful. The butter was rich with garlic and parsley, the snails toothsome but not chewy. I had a Mediterranean martini (blue curacao, vodka and grapefruit juice) that was... More 

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Dover, NH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food is first rate. The service is excellent. We spend a lot of time in Ocala and this is the best restaurant for service and food. The cuisine is authentic french. For an amazing experience try the Wagyu beef. Ambience is a tiny bit stale but not the offerings. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Food is interesting and well made. The atmosphere is authentic and relaxing. Always excellent service. Nice wine selection. Great asset to Ocala.

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The Villages, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

With a recommendation from my friend I made reservations for dinner. Pleasantly surprised with decor, service, food. Feels like a Parisian cafe -- in fact, the owners are from Paris and Lyon. Intimate atmosphere, authentic French cuisine. Crepes for dessert.

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The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

While Christmas shopping in Ocala, we went looking for an interesting restaurant for lunch and found La Cuisine. What a fun surprise to find a great little restaurant there, just off the town square. Had a wonderful brie and apricot quiche paired with a lovely soup. Perfect stop on a chilly, shopping day!

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Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

La Cuisine is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The decor is warm and inviting, the service is always friendly and the food? Magnifique! I always bring out of town guests to La Cuisine because I'm so proud that my little city has a gem like this. For lunch I usually get the quiche of the day with the... More 

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ocala
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we went to la cuisine this year after going to cuvee for several years. we found la cuisine to be a nice restaurant with several problems. The food as good, the pate de foie gras elegant, the onion soup very good and not oversalted as is sometimes the case elsewhere, the filet of ostrich was cooked perfectly, tasty but very... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Please update your service hours!! They only serve until 2:00p and then again at 5:30p!! Was looking forward to it! No worries someone else got our business... We won't try again!

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great for a romantic date or celebrating a special occasion. We go here quite frequently for lunch and dinner. Love supporting local restaurants.

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Additional Information about La Cuisine French Restaurant

Address: 48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Phone Number: +1 352-433-2570
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
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
Average Prices: USD 19 - 29
Cuisine: French

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