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One Block West

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American, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 144
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative Cuisine

One Block West is one of the best restaurants in our area. My husband and I live in Winchester, and we especially appreciate Chef Ed's creativity with local, seasonal produce, meat and fish. When we go to One Block West, we know that we will experience attentive, highly-trained staff that can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Melanie L
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Winchester, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winchester, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One Block West is one of the best restaurants in our area. My husband and I live in Winchester, and we especially appreciate Chef Ed's creativity with local, seasonal produce, meat and fish. When we go to One Block West, we know that we will experience attentive, highly-trained staff that can advise us on wine selection, along with Ed's amazing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We will keep on creating new dishes, keep on training our staff in wine pairings, and keep on creating new culinary adventures for our guests. Know that we greatly value your patronage and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Winchester, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have been wanting to dine here for-ever! Not sure why we waited other than a fear it was too pricey. When asked where I wanted to go for my birthday dinner. I said One Block West, even if all I can have is a bowl of soup. WELL, it turned out to be VERY reasonably priced, especially considering the... More 

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

I am very happy that you finally got to come dine with us and am sad that you had to wait so long to do so. We think that our food is reasonably priced considering that it is all hand-crafted here in house from local ingredients. Our menu prices are significantly lower than the highest-priced restaurants in town and I... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Interesting, tasty choices. We like that they use as much local produce as possible. Convivial but not noisy. We plan on going more often.

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we look forward to getting to know you when you come back. Not only do we use as much local produce as possible, we use as many local proteins as possible, and we stock as many of the great local wines as possible. We are firmly committed to helping support the... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had lunch at One Block West on Saturday, January 31. We had seen an article highlighting Winchester in Southern Living magazine. One Block West was mentioned and the author raved about their crab cakes. They were absolutely delicious with no filler and the presentation with the slaw was beautiful. The service was friendly. We live in Bethesda, MD...wish we... More 

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

Thank you for stopping in. Our crab cakes have a lot of fans. As you know, they are all jumbo lump crab meat and almost nothing else. Sometimes I do like to remind folks that we also serve other items on our menu, such are our crab cake sales! Please do come visit us again. If you want to stay... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been here three times and had a great meal each time. The service is great and the food is top notch.

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

Thank you very much. It means a great deal to me that you have enjoyed yourself enough to become a repeat customer. Please come see us again when you have the opportunity. More 

Springfield, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of having dinner at One Block West in Winchester, Virginia. It had been about 10 years since we were in Winchester and we were delightfully surprised to find a restaurant of this caliber there. The food was delicious and the wine parings - spot on. (We were actually grateful that the Chef had put wine... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking a chance and ordering something different: that's why we're here. It is our goal for every customer to go away feeling welcome and valued. I am very glad to hear that we succeeded. Thank you for your visit and your recommendation. More 

Winchester, Virginia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant tries to be elite and doesn't work. Portions are small, menu is limited. Did not care for it.

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

We really appreciate customer feedback about our restaurant and we act on all relevant feedback. It's a shame you didn't give us any feedback other than it is not your kind of restaurant, which in itself is not any basis for your two-star rating and not any basis for us to take any kind of corrective action. Sadly, you wasted... More 

Bluemont, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Once again another incredible New Years eve dinner at One Block west, the food and service were awesome, seven courses, with wine pairings, in a slow setting combined with a musician who performs perfectly with the meal, no pressure, and total satisfaction!! My hats off to the folks there.

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

Thank you for dining with us on New Year's Eve. Weeks of logistics and planning go into this dinner experience and I am happy to hear that it went off flawlessly for you in the dining room. Things seemed very smooth (but incredibly busy) back in the kitchen. On busy nights like this, I don't get to the dining room... More 

Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Lovely, small fine dining restaurant located on an alley behind the pedestrian mall in downtown Winchester. Excellent food & service.

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

Thank you very much for supporting the local independent restaurants here in Winchester. Please do come back soon. More 

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

More than likely you'll need a reservation, food is very tasty, slightly expensive, portions are slightly small. A nice place to take a business associate.

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

Thank you for dining with us and giving us a positive review. About reservations, they really help us plan to staff appropriately and the prepare the right amount of food. They aren't necessary, but they are neighborly. If you have a chance to reserve in advance, we would greatly appreciate it. If you don't, come on anyway. We will be... 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, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?