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One Block West

25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
540-662-1455
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Ranked #5 of 218 restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Winchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

One Block West is the best dining experience you can find in Winchester. With the friendly service, an impressive wine list, live acoustic guitar on Saturdays, and most importantly the delicious cuisine, it doesn't get better in Winchester. My husband and I have trouble trying new dishes because it's so hard to not get the delicious meals of the past,... More

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

Thank you for helping to keep us in business year in and year out. Although we wish you would try "new" dishes, one of the benefits of being a regular is that we often do put the dishes that you like on the menu for the night of your visit. Our average employee has been with us for at least... More

Bunker Hill WV
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ed is the best chef in the area! His creations are always fresh and delicious! Never have we ever had a bad meal at One Block! The wine list is superb with the largest selection I have ever seen available by the glass.

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

Thank you for the kind words and the countless nights that you and your husband have supported us. We always look forward to your next visit: great customers like you are why we love this business. I'm glad you like the extensive by-the-glass wine list, which numbers around 70 selections at any time. There are restaurants in the US with... More

Charles Town, WV
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been a regular at Ed's (yes, that's how often I go there) ever since it was recommended to me by the winemaker at Veramar Vineyard in 2005. I have made the trek to Winchester with countless friends and family over the years, and most of the time we don't order off the menu, preferring instead to do a... More

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

I really appreciate your longtime business and the confidence you have in us to allow us to do tastings for you, your friends, and your family. You are among the many customers who have been coming here for a decade or so. Thank you for helping us get into our second decade. More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One Block West has few peers in the Winchester area for consistently delivering delicious cuisine that is seasonally based on regional ingredients. As a chef owned restaurant the offerings are always inventive, beautifully presented and perfectly executed. The restaurant is always a great choice for a dinner, whether for a special occasion or a routine night out. The surroundings are... More

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

Thank you for the kind words and the recommendation to other visitors. We are off the beaten path, but only a couple of hundred yards, a minute or two walk at most from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town Mall. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

New Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We literally plan our trips to and from our home in SC to have dinner at One Block West. Though we don't get there often, we always are impressed by the inventive and fresh offerings, the wine selection, and the impeccable service. If you live nearby, lucky you. It would be our #1 destination if we lived in the area.

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

We have several customers who live in South Carolina and who visit with us on regular trips up the East Coast and we are glad to count you among them. I am honored that you would plan to stop here on your way to and from. Thank you. More

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

So, the restaurant isn't immediately on the main drag, but it's just around the corner, and you should totally go check it out. We don't live locally - we're near Baltimore - but always visit when we get away to B&B country for the weekend. In fact, our last visit was built around visiting One Block West (and we stayed... More

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

I thank you and all our non-resident regulars who come out of their way to dine with us. Glad you appreciate my blog. I don't have much time to write there, but it is a pretty good repository of recent dishes. Be careful though, there are years of postings out there. We look forward to your next visit from Baltimore... More

Round Hill, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been to One Block West several times during different seasons and once for NY's Eve. Everything is always fresh and very innovative in the way the food is prepared and the combinations of flavors are exquisite. The wine pairings are always spot on as well. I have tried a lot of different foods here that I probably never... More

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

Thank you for your trust in my food enough to try foods you never have had before. I don't know how innovative our cuisine is. Each dish is grounded in a culinary metaphor somewhere in the world, a set of flavor and ingredient combinations that has been tested and found to be great. I'm not the guy who jams discordant... More

Winchester, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The menu is varied, creative and always perfectly expressed. Every effort is made to assist with any food sensitivities.

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

I gather from your comments that you are one of the many loyal regulars whom we see several times a year. We change our menu daily so that we never get bored and complacent with what we do and so that regulars always get to experience something new, fresh, and seasonal. Thank you for your business and your recommendation and... More

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful, off the beaten path gem in Winchester! My boyfriend and I has a date at One Block West because we wanted to try their morels. Everything we ordered was delicious! The flavor pairings were smart, innovative, and interesting. The wine list was well put together and had many options, I went with the St.Innocent pinot blanc, which was interesting... More

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

Thank you for giving us a shot and we look forward to seeing you again and again. I'm glad you got to try the morels. We love wild mushrooms and they are always on the menu, but the season for the king of wild mushrooms, morels, is very short. And so we will look forward to seeing them again next... More

Middletown, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were celebrating a special day and opted for the "chef's whim" menu with wine pairings. Every course was a surprise and the wine choices were wonderful. This was the second time we chose the chef's whim and were surprised that this experience was able to top the last. Ed is an excellent chef and the entire crew were outstanding.... More

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

Thank you kindly for celebrating with us once again! Each night, we aim for our 7-course Chef's Whim tasting menu to top the one from the night before. This tasting menu is where we express our most creativity and showcase our finest products of the moment. We love doing them. Thank you also for pointing out that our tables are... More

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