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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Yummy!!

Nice restaurant in Old Town. Food was delicious and staff were attentive. Local ingredients. A must!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
pmason2145
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant in Old Town. Food was delicious and staff were attentive. Local ingredients. A must!!!

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

Thanks a lot for dining with us and recommending to others that they must visit us. I am very pleased to see the words "attentive" and "staff" together. We aim for knowledgeable, attentive, and low-key service. Our front of house staff will be happy to hear your comments. Thanks once again. More 

Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Even though we arrived early we were seated immediately. The wait staff was knowledgeable, very attentive and helpful with every question we asked. The food was excellent from the appetizer through the main course. Even their suggested wines for each course were spot one. I highly recommend it and we will be back to further sample their menu.

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

Thank you for making the drive over to Winchester from Leesburg. I will make a point of passing your review along to our front of house staff. It pleases me greatly when customers notice the lengthy training that the servers have been through and their ability to handle detailed questions about the menu. This is a very difficult feat for... More 

Winchester, Virginia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Arrived at 6:00pm we were the first ones in the restaurant, hostess was pleasant. We ordered the crab cakes (small) and lamp chops a little under done, with one glass of wine each. Food was presented nicely, but portions were very small. Ordered more rolls, as we were hungry. Dessert as well. Over all the food was what I would... More 

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

Happy Anniversary and thank you for choosing to dine with us. I am sorry that you did not find value in our restaurant and our local and seasonal cuisine. That said, your comments are willfully and extremely misleading. 1. You complain about our prices and you state that you only had two glasses of wine. In fact, $70, about half... More 

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 

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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
81 helpful votes 81 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 

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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?