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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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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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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
Tucked Away Gem

Had a delicious dinner here in November for my birthday. Everything was delicious and well portioned from the kale salad to the fresh pasta with local mushrooms and creme brulee for dessert. Had a very nice NM Brut. Great cozy atmosphere and excellent service. Can't wait to visit again in a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donna V
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Finleyville, Pennsylvania
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Finleyville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a delicious dinner here in November for my birthday. Everything was delicious and well portioned from the kale salad to the fresh pasta with local mushrooms and creme brulee for dessert. Had a very nice NM Brut. Great cozy atmosphere and excellent service. Can't wait to visit again in a few weeks, this time for lunch!

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Thank Donna V
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us help you celebrate your birthday. We look forward to seeing you again. And we have a great Virginia blanc de blancs brut on the list as well, if you were inclined to try something a bit more local. More 

Winchester VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times and am always delighted beyond words, really. But I'll try to tell you about it anyway. I came here with a date for her birthday last week. She said it was one of the best meals she'd ever had. And that's coming from a professional woman who for a long time lived in New York... More 

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

Wow! I really am almost at a loss for words. First, I am so happy that you had such a wonderful evening with us. That is what we aspire to, even more than serving delicious food. Second, I am beyond happy that you trusted us enough to bring your world-travelling date here for a special celebration. Our crab cakes have... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time dining here. We love it. the menu is diverse, tasty and always well prepared. Decent wine list, well prepared cocktails and sometimes even live music! You won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you for your repeat business: that says more than any review can, that you trust us to do a good job. We do have an acoustic guitarist most Saturday nights: he plays low-key tasteful music. Glad you mentioned our cocktails: just like for our food, we use only the best ingredients to handcraft delicious and well-balanced cocktails. I design... More 

Newton Abbot
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely stop off for shoppers just off the pedestrian precinct. Welcoming staff, varied menus with soup and platters for clients whose main aim is shopping. Very satisfying!

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Thank Patricia W
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the effort to find us. Though we are less than 100 yards off the pedestrian mall, we are out of sight and out of mind for most who visit the mall. Parking is a problem for the mall. Customers are always welcome to park in our lot, have lunch, and then go shopping the wonderful stores... More 

RI
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally got to One Block West for dinner. This restaurant is tucked away in an alley one block over from the pedestrian mall in the historic section of Winchester. The weather had turned unexpectedly nasty, so it was very quiet in the restaurant. It is a small-ish and intimate place anyway. You could see that it was the type of... More 

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

You're not kidding about unexpectedly nasty weather. My truck was dancing on ice all the way home! I trust you got where you were going safely and I thank you for dining with us on an awful night. Our prices are what they are. We buy only the very best ingredients and they do cost more, a lot more in... More 

Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best restaurant I have dined at in a long time. Everything was perfect. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were perfect. The staff was attentive but gave us space. It had a great ambiance and I can't wait to go back.

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

I am very gratified that you had a wonderful experience and will pass your comments along to all the staff even though they will have probably already read this before I can mention it. The whole crew, from dishwasher to servers, works extremely hard and I am glad that some customers recognize how good they are at what they do.... More 

Linden, Virginia
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit during the past eight months and it always delivers a dining experience equal to or beyond [our impossible] expectations. Last night we again enjoyed the chef's "whimsical" tasting menu with wine pairings, which can vary from table to table on the same evening. We began with "Salmon Three Ways," smoked, with caviar, mousse, and baked,... More 

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Thank Roy K
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you once again for your kind words and for the opportunity to showcase our creativity in a tasting menu for you. Our staff here is wonderful, talented, and very capable of running the place without me. I wish I could have been at the restaurant, but my father-in-law died just after dinner service started and my place was with... More 

Winchester, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Food us upscale as are the prices. Portions are small. Beautiful presentations. A little too fancy, schmancy for me, but if you like that, it will be your kind if place.

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Thank Janet D
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. I appreciate your business. More 

Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food was delicious, and had a great atmosphere. We went here for a special occasion, as it is a bit pricey. Wish we could afford to eat here every month! The fresh ingredients and unique combinations were really great.

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Thank Mary T
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try. We enjoyed cooking for you and helping you celebrate your special occasion. And we look forward to the next occasion on which you are able to dine with us. Next time you visit with us, our menu will no doubt be entirely different as it changes every day in response to the great ingredients... More 

Washington, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Every year we travel thru Winchester and make a point to visit 1BW. This trip I had the Cod fish and my wife had Mussels for dinner. Both were perfect and things we rarely find in Eastern North Carolina. Pair that with a nice bottle of wine, Hot crusty bread to dip in the mussel broth and things do not... More 

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Thank Schooner26
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you once again for dining with us and letting other TripAdvisor readers know about us. The primary reason that our food is so good is that our ingredients are so good. We are far pickier about our raw materials than most people and our suppliers, especially our seafood supplier, know this. We get top quality. Top quality costs a... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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