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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 221 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
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant. Good service. We were in Winchester for one night while on a road trip and this was recommended by a friend. There was a guitar player/singer entertaining the night we were there. He was excellent and it made the evening fun. The food was good. Lamb chops were high quality and were marinated and very flavorful. Crab cakes... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for lunch after reading all the reviews. We had a great meal. Crab cake had no filler and harvest pasta with shrimp was delicious. Will definitely visit again.

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

Thank you for dropping by and giving us a try. Now that we have proved ourselves at lunch, we hope that you will come back for dinner and see what we really can do. We also hope that we can count you among our large contingent of regulars from Baltimore. Thank you. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here as we were travelling through Virginia. We found it using trip advisors near me now on the highway and were very glad we did! The sweet and sour Brussels sprouts were absolutely amazing and served piping hot! Our entrees were also delicious chanterelle pasta and the short rib which was heavenly! Both our waiter... More

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

We had a great time with you guys a couple nights ago: we appreciated the smiles and the sense of humor. Thanks for stopping in and thanks for taking the time to seek out small independent restaurants such as ours. I wish you had time for the tasting menu as well but I understand the need to get on the... More

Herndon, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our party of 6 totally enjoyed One Block West. It was a return visit for my husband and me, but the other 4 were new to the restaurant. Each of us had a different item from the menu and each totally enjoyed it! The food was "delightfully delicious", service was excellent and we loved the friendly, cozy atmosphere of the... More

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

That you returned to our restaurant is a great compliment. That you brought others is an even greater compliment indeed. Thank you for trusting us to do well by your guests. Thank you also for making the drive out from Herndon and thank you even more for recommending that others visit us. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have lived in Winchester for years and never knew of this restaurant, what a shame! The location keeps it off the beaten path and I truly believe that adds to the ambiance. The service was thoughtful and prompt, and personal suggestions were offered in terms of the menu, most were accepted by my wife and I,... More

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

I am so glad that you finally discovered us. Not being located on the walking mall (of which we are One Block West) has both its advantages and disadvantages. Being 100 yards or so off the beaten path does wonders for our ambiance as you note. I do take very great pride in my art, but no less so than... More

virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Six of us stopped in for dinner Saturday evening. Our dinners were great and the appetizers were excellent. It was a beautiful day with lots going on in Winchester. One Block West was a terrific way to top it off!

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

We're glad we could be a wonderful find for you as we have thousands of others in the past 12 years at this location. Please stop in again when you are next in town. More

Manassas, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our food at One Block West. I had the squash cakes - fabulous, delicious - paired with St. Innocence white wine. My husband had the crab cakes which were awesome. For dessert, we shared the creme brûlée of the day (espresso) which was paired with the Linden Late Harvest Vidal which was extraordinary. The food was superb,... More

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

We are very glad you stopped in to dine with us and that you had a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing it with others. We're glad to know that you liked our wine pairings: we put a lot of effort into them. I would disagree with your note of caution about dressing nicely. Although we have white tablecloths, we... More

Benicia, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

What a little jewel in this darling old town area. We wanted fresh, clean, tasteful dinner and we found it. Fresh salads with tasty greens. Entrees all sounded great and are better than great. Winchester is so lucky to have this restaurant that raises the bar in local dining. I will differently be back

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

Thank you for giving us a try. The staff and I are thrilled that you will be returning; that's our goal with every guest. Our food tastes fresh because it is fresh. The vast majority of our produce is raised within 20 minutes of the restaurant. Our proteins come from a bit farther away, but generally less than an hour.... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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