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One Block West

25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
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Ranked #4 of 230 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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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Party of four attended lunch. The seating was marginal, left of the entrance with wait staff passing constantly beside us. Food quality was good. The portions were marginal (and we are not big eaters!). Waitress was disinterested and a second serving of bread was a "tall order."

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

I'm sorry you were disappointed. We always aim for customers to go away satisfied. Your server seated you at the table she did because she thought there were mobility issues in your party and she directed you to the closest table. She was being thoughtful and considerate. If you were dissatisfied about the selection of table, you should have said... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a local restaurant to visit for our anniversary, we took the recommendation of a couple of our friends and decided on One Block West. While we don't go out to eat often, and almost never without our children, we were excited at the prospect of a "grown up dinner." So I made a... More 

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

You made my morning to hear that we made your anniversary celebration special. Having three kids myself, albeit two grown and gone (two down, one to go!), I get what it is like to have a kid-free night to get away and be adults. [If anyone wants a 15-year old raging teenage boy, please call the restaurant. ;) ] Of... More 

Washington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had read of OBW in Southern Living Magazine and made a reservation for the day after Thanksgiving, so glad we did. My wife and I had traveling all day from Erie Pa enroute to Bath NC and planned a Winchester overnight. A fine dinner was what we were hoping for and we were not disappointed. The night was bitter... More 

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

You words are too true: good service and good food are far too rare these days. We notice it when we go out. It is sad that both are exceptions to the rule. Thank you for coming to visit us on an awful night; it's always doubly good to have customers when the weather is miserable! Our menu changes nightly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was our first time in Winchester so I had done my homework about where to eat. And my homework paid off! This is a true gem. I commented to my husband that this place must be run by a real chef. He asked me to explain. I said because there was no salt or pepper on the table. A... More 

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

Ooops! Somebody goofed! And no doubt that somebody will have already read this review and know that she goofed. ;) There is supposed to be salt and pepper on the tables. I am not one of those chefs who is offended by people seasoning food to their own liking. If I were, my wife and I would be long divorced:... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Located on a quiet street one block west off a main drag, this restaurant is one to remember. We decided on the spur of the moment on a Saturday evening to drive out to Winchester. I looked at the menu on the way to give us some idea of what to expect and noticed that the reservations were recommended on... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us and taking time to give us feedback. I'll touch on the food and service points, but not on your décor comments. We're happy with our décor just the way it is. You wish you had more choice of sparkling wines by the glass. We have three by the glass which is 2-3 more than... More 

Purcellville, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was taking my mother to dinner and had originally planned to go to another restaurant when she told me she wanted to go to One Block West. Boy, did she make a great call. The meal was absolutely incredible from start to finish (She had the whitefish and I had the pork shank along with clam chowder and we... More 

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

See, mom does know best! Your meal illustrates a lot about how I cook and like to eat. People are leery of ordering pork because it has a little lowbrow stigma, it is readily available, and they feel they should try something more exotic. Our loyal regular customers know that the only thing that keeps me from being vegetarian is... More 

Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In downtown pedestrian area (1 block west of pedestrian street) innovative food, pub-like atmosphere, high energy area. Not crowded on weekday night. Close to I-81 hotels

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

Thanks for taking the time to find us while passing through Winchester. We are indeed an easy five minutes off any of the Winchester exits on I-81. If you pass by our way again, please stop in to see us. More 

Warren, New Jersey
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Winchester was a pit stop from NJ to Shenandoah Park. We never expected such a great meal on a random Tuesday night "on the road". While the place was empty, the menu was complete. The menu changes every night, although I don't think completely. That is a tribute to a very good chef to have such confidence and ability. Chicken... More 

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

On behalf of the entire staff here, I am very glad that we could exceed your expectations for a random meal on the road. Thank you for stopping in and thank you for your kind comments. As you note, we do change our menu nightly. We prepare things in very small quantities and when they sell out, we move on... More 

Winchester, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The atmosphere is fantastic and the food is excellent. If you are looking for a nice place with fresh and local food, look no further! Service was prompt and the staff was very polite. They do not have a "kids" menu and we knew that going in, but they catered to my 6 year old, and were very accommodating.

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

Thank you for dining with us and choosing our restaurant in which to celebrate your birthday! We are glad that we could make it a special occasion for you. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We are relocating to the Winchester area and our desire is to live downtown. One Block West was recommended to us by a local relator and also by my sister n law from Middletown. We went with a friend from DC. We did not have a reservation but were told when we called that it would not be a problem.... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind review and we look forward to having you as a neighbor and to getting to know you as a regular customer. Please understand that it is very hard for the servers to make a recommendation of a dish to you. Our menu changes every night and they really do love all the dishes. We... More 

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Additional Information about One Block West

Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 38
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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