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One Block West

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American, International, Wine Bar
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25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-662-1455
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A seasonal farm-to-table restaurant featuring the best products of the...
A seasonal farm-to-table restaurant featuring the best products of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in a la carte and tasting menus that change nightly. Chef Ed Matthews has been named to Best Chefs of America by his peers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I occasionally travel to Winchester on business and the first thing I do now when I know I'm going is to make a reservation at One Block West. I have now been there three times and every time it has been spectacular. Almost every ingredient is local and therefore extremely fresh. My first visit I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
dkubi
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I occasionally travel to Winchester on business and the first thing I do now when I know I'm going is to make a reservation at One Block West. I have now been there three times and every time it has been spectacular. Almost every ingredient is local and therefore extremely fresh. My first visit I had a salad with local... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

It pleases me to no end that you dine with us each time that you are here. And that you know first hand that while our menu changes each day, we put out consistently good food meal after meal. Thank you for sharing this with other readers. We look forward to your next visit with us. More 

Cross Junction, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice quiet atmosphere, fast and friendly wait staff, and terrific food that took me out of my comfort zone. The aged cheese appetizer was amazing, as well as the crispy pork. I will definitely take my wife there again!

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for including us in your celebration. It always pleases me when we take people out of their comfort zones and introduce them to something new that they find that they love. We don't serve the same old food as every other restaurant. Part of our mission is to support the local economy by sourcing our food locally;... More 

Falls Church
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

eaten there twice with food-aware folks and everyone has been favorably impressed with menu, execution, ambiance. will certainly dine there again at next opportunity.

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

I am looking forward to cooking for you on your next visit. Thank you for helping us to continue to serve great food now into our second decade. More 

Loudon, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have to go back and forth from Tn to Pa a few times a year and we always look forward to stopping in to eat at this restaurant . In fact we stay over night instead of driving straight through, just so we can eat there. The food is delicious, the staff make you feel at home, and the... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

The crew and I are very grateful for your loyal patronage and we thank you for stopping in on your trips back and forth. I am sorry that we cannot be open every day of the week. We only work five days so that we have the same crew on all the time, ensuring a consistent product visit after visit.... More 

Winchester, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I tried this place for the first time after hearing about it for several years, thinking it was Winchester's finest dining establishment. I immediately downgraded it as such when I saw Kitchen staff wearing a t-shirt. Also, it is not very well maintained environment. Hence I guess the t-shirt.

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

I really can't bring myself to care what you think about the attire of our kitchen staff which happens to be the best set of cooks anywhere in this region. You would really freak out if you saw all their tats. TripAdvisor won't allow me say what I really want to. Readers, you know what I want to say. How... More 

Lynchburg, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As I told the chef, a gift certificate took us there for our first visit...the quality of the food and the staff will take us back again. We shared the Beer Battered Squash Blossoms stuffed with goat cheese....Heavenly!!! I then had the Cod with paella flavored pilaf. My wife had the Salmon and a Baby bean with shredded fresh horseradish.... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and thank you for coming up to me in the restaurant and telling me about your experience. It was my pleasure to meet you and to cook for you. We are glad that your friends had enough confidence in us to give you a gift certificate. We are happier still that it was such a... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I made a reservation at One Block West based upon the reviews on Trip Advisor. My husband and I were looking for a place for lunch in Winchester that would offer an innovative and fresh menu. We were not disappointed by the food at One Block West. I noted on my online reservation that I am on a low sodium... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us and thanks for the nice review. As far as I am concerned, any competent restaurant should give you advice on how best to meet your dietary needs. That this sets us apart from the rest of the industry is a sad commentary on how poorly run most restaurants are. Thank you for the business and please... More 

Bristol, Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We enjoyed an exceptional meal outside with our little well behaved dog on a lovely July evening. Attention is paid to every detail from the vegetables, fresh salad ingredients to probably the best restaurant coffee I've ever enjoyed. Appetizer of fried green tomatoes unique in it's preparation, delicious whole roasted fresh fish, and a dessert selection difficult to choose from.... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

I have always thought that the small details spoke volumes about restaurants. We go to immense lengths to source the best ingredients for our tables, including bread, butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, iced tea, and coffee. Because details matter to me and I assume that they matter to most people. I am glad you like our coffee. The crew and... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My girlfriends and I enjoyed a wonderful night out with delicious food at this restaurant. All of our meals were delicious! While this is a pricier restaurant in Winchester, it is a great value for the meal we had and we would have paid more for something similar in another town.

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and your kinds words. We believe as you do that the quality we provide is an excellent value. Thank you for visiting Winchester and for dining with us. More 

Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to One Block West not knowing anything about the restaurant and came away with a great experience. The night was beautiful so we decided to eat outside. When our food arrived, the presentation and flavors were remarkable. The Chef was very kind to come out and speak to us about how he chose his menu and what went... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking a risk on us. Isn't it wonderful to go to a restaurant and come away having had a great time? Isn't it sad how infrequently that seems to happen? We try to make it a reality every day. It was my pleasure to come out and speak with you. I like to thank as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: American, International, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

Description

A seasonal farm-to-table restaurant featuring the best products of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in a la carte and tasting menus that change nightly. Chef Ed Matthews has been named to Best Chefs of America by his peers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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