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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
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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mmmmmm, the truffles

Wow, what a find. Six of us went to dinner for the first time here. We originally had reservations for 7pm but moved it to 7:30p because we still needed to take showers after a great day of river tubing followed by the winery. Due to heavy snacking in the afternoon at the winery, four of us only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Fishtherapy
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Hughesville, MD
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Hughesville, MD
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a find. Six of us went to dinner for the first time here. We originally had reservations for 7pm but moved it to 7:30p because we still needed to take showers after a great day of river tubing followed by the winery. Due to heavy snacking in the afternoon at the winery, four of us only ordered appetizers... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! The crew and I are glad to know that you will be coming back. Mission accomplished. It sounds like you had the beer-battered goat cheese-stuffed squash blooms. We have a woman that plants squash just so she can harvest the blooms and bring them to us. They are one of the dishes that... More 

Poolesville, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Sixteen years ago my husband first treated me to lunch in a hidden treasure of a restaurant down a back alley in Winchester. The meal was superb - food, service, ambiance. We've returned many times for both lunch and dinner. It's a jolly place. Nice people with an obvious interest in creatively prepared and gracefully served food. The atmosphere is... More 

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

Thank you for being one of our very longtime supporters. Your comments resonate with us: we are all very interested in food and serving our guests the very best that we can find and make. We like what we do and we're glad it shows. Thank you too for noting the relaxed atmosphere here: we are all about wearing comfortable... More 

Dunlevy, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were visiting Winchester for an evening from the Pittsburgh area just to check out the town. We chose One Block West for our dining experience because I had seen a review that Chef Ed was willing to accommodate a vegan selection for me. I was not disappointed as he made a Pablano Pepper stuffed with corn in a Smokey... More 

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

We were indeed happy that you chose our restaurant and I was happy to create a vegan special for you. Thank you for the courtesy of calling ahead and allowing me the time to find some things at the farmers market for your dinner. I hope that you will join our legion of fans from the Pittsburgh area who visit... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I brought my mother-in-law here for her birthday lunch (along with my two young children) and were blown away by our experience! I'm certainly not a food snob but a place has to be pretty special to earn my praise; my wife hates going to new restaurants with me because my post-meal comments tend to be limited... More 

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

Wow! I wasn't ready for a novel-length review this early in the morning and I think that this is as close to a marriage proposal as I have ever gotten via TripAdvisor! ;) Some times I chuckle at the irony of being a "serious fine dining chef" who is best known for a sandwich, and a Vietnamese one at that.... More 

Delmar, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I return to One Block West whenever my travels take me near Winchester. It's a special place, and Ed Mathews is a very special chef. Local ingredients from what's available that day, Virginia wines, some ingredients from another state if Ed can't get what he needs locally -- all put together in imaginative ways.

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

Thank you very much for your repeat business. Most of our ingredients come from within a few minutes of the restaurant, obvious things like citrus and seafood excepted. Seafood we try to source as close to us as possible, from just off the coast or from the Chesapeake Bay in season. We sure have a great time wandering through the... More 

MD
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We don't get to Winchester often, but when we do I make sure we get to One Block West at least once, sometimes twice. I love the food, the atmosphere and the patio.

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

Thank you for your repeat business. It is loyal customers such as you who have kept us in business for 13 years now. Please come back when you are next in town. More 

Winchester, Virginia, United States
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161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Joined some friends for a quiet lunch.m all was great. Gazpacho was fresh and chunky with ripe vegetables. Well seasoned. The bahn mi sandwich was so incredibly authentic in taste! Would highly recommend.

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

Great to see you again and sorry that I had no time to come visit at your table. My wife says that the pork belly bánh mi is the single best dish I have ever come up with. That's pretty high praise considering the tens of thousands of dishes I have put on the menu in the last 13 years.... More 

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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You pay for greatness. This place is not cheap you want a burger and fries this is not your place. The food was outstanding. Delicious and rich. My crab cakes were excellent and my wife's steak to die for. This is a great place for anniversary or quite romantic dinner. Get a reservation or you maybe waiting a while. Total... More 

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Thanks for celebrating with us! You guys had quite the party! More 

Petersburg, Virginia
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Have been wanting to try One Block West for 2 years. I visit the area quarterly for business and peruse Trip Advisor for great places to eat. I love the farm to table concept and the fact that the menu reflects what is fresh and available. It was hard to decide what items to select, too many good choices. We... More 

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

On behalf of our entire crew, we are happy that you finally got to dine with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next quarterly visit. Thank you kindly for your comments. As for scallops, you don't want to do them at home. To get them browned like we do takes a lot of heat and makes... More 

Linden, Virginia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We first visited this venue for my wife's birthday last month and our review then will explain why we were so excited to attend their annual vintner's dinner with Linden Vineyards. It was spectacular! Chef/owner Ed Matthews and Jim Law of Linden Vineyards out did themselves with the food/wine pairings on the five course menu. Because he was understandably too... More 

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

Thank you once again for the fantastic review: it's not every day that we get a Tchaikovsky reference! We put a huge amount of effort into our monthly wine dinners and are always glad when those efforts are well received. I am equally glad that my apricot dessert was a hit. See my blog on our web site for my... More 

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Additional Information about One Block West

Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
Cuisine: American, International, Wine Bar

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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, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?