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One Block West

25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
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Ranked #3 of 219 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
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
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 and 2014.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was our second time dining at One Block West and we enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious, well prepared, and tasted very fresh with good quality ingredients. Service was great too. We liked the wine pairings that were suggested. Would definitely recommend, and return when we are back in the area. Thank you for a great experience!

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

Thank you. It means a great deal to me that you are a return guest and that you felt strongly enough to share your feelings with others. Glad you like the wine pairings. We find that a lot of people are intimidated by wine and wine lists, so we pick a wine that we offer by the glass as a... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were traveling through Winchester and spent the night since we had lived there many years ago and it has a special meaning to us. We were looking for some place new to dine and found One Block West on Trip Advisor. It was during the week and we were the only ones there so we were hesitant to try... More

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

Thank you for dining with us and thank you for your recommendation. On behalf of the crew, we are glad that we could make your return to Winchester special. More

Virginia, USA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Recently dined here for a send-off meal for my son who was starting his first year at The University of Virginia and we really had a great night out. We were met by one of the very professional staff and asked if we had a reservation which we did and were shown to our table and given a brief description... More

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

Thank you for stopping in on your way to UVa and thank you as well for the very fine review. Best wishes to your son on his transition into college life. I have one daughter at UVa now with another on the way next fall. FYI, we ask any people who walk in the door if they have a reservation.... More

York, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We made dinner reservations and while out touring the olde town area the heat and humidity got to us and decided to go to the restaurant early. They graciously accommodated us. The menu was laced with tasty treats and it was difficult to select. Our appetizers as well as main course were delicious. Service was attentive and cordial.

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

Our team really appreciates that you stopped in, had a great experience, and took the time to let others know that we are worth taking a chance on. I know that this may have been an unexpected delight for you, but we expect of ourselves to delight each customer that walks in the door. We are glad to know that... More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Each year since 2006 my family stops at this restaurant on the way to music and dance camp in West Virginia. Even though we are NYC-based foodies, this is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is fresh and local and the preparations inventive. While it is not cheap, the prices for the quality are great, especially compared to NYC... More

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

Thank you for your gracious words. We greatly anticipate your arrival each summer and each year we think to ourselves, "Wow! Has it been another year already!?" You are among the customers we look forward to seeing over and over and it has been our privilege to serve you for all these many years. It has been fascinating to watch... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I consider this one of my favorite DC restaurants, even though it's an hour outside the beltway, It's an amazing value -- the quality and flavor of the food is on par with some of the best restaurants in DC and about a 1/3 of the price. Between the fresh ingredients and the chef's amazing creativity, I find myself enjoying... More

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

We are very glad to be counted among your favorites especially when compared to the great number of very fine restaurants in the metro DC area. On a personal note, it greatly pleases me that you have liked things here that you have never liked before. I take huge pains to source the best ingredients, from razor clams which are... More

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had heard good things about this restaurant so on a trip through Winchester decided to try it, and SO happy we did! Our waitress was really great -- friendly, funny, helpful. The chef was thoughtful and accommodating, and everything was very, very, VERY tasty! We really enjoyed it, highly recommend it, and will definitely be back whenever anywhere near.

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

Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Winchester. We are glad to count you among the tens of thousands of satisfied customers we have had over the past dozen years in business at this location. More

Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service, nice atmosphere. I had crab cakes and my husband had mixed grill! Both were excellent! VA wine was tasty too!

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

Thank you very much. On behalf of the crew who gave you the excellent service, we appreciate your business and are happy that you had a great experience with us. More

Great Falls MT, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I think that the food at this restaurant is as good as many Michelin starred restaurants I have eaten at in Europe and the prices are far more reasonable. I think this is a jewel of a restaurant.

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

Thank you kindly. Michelin stars require a level of formality that we just don't aspire to, but we appreciate the compliment about our food nonetheless. Each day we come to work and try to translate what we find in the markets and what our growers bring to us into something delicious on the plate. On behalf of our entire crew,... More

Western Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The best dining experience we've ever had with our 2 golden retreivers in tow! Waitress Sarah and chef Ed were extremely welcoming! Food was outstanding wine list was expansive! Farm to market menu that changes daily! Well worth a trip to this charming establishment!!!!

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

Thank you for stopping by with your two retrievers. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome on our deck (in season, of course). We enjoyed serving you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future should your travels bring you this way. And thanks for trying a bottle of our local wine while you were here. We wish more... More

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