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25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
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Ranked #6 of 233 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $38
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
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 and 2014.
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English first
Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Party of four attended lunch. The seating was marginal, left of the entrance with wait staff passing constantly beside us. Food quality was good. The portions were marginal (and we are not big eaters!). Waitress was disinterested and a second serving of bread was a "tall order."

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

I'm sorry you were disappointed. We always aim for customers to go away satisfied. Your server seated you at the table she did because she thought there were mobility issues in your party and she directed you to the closest table. She was being thoughtful and considerate. If you were dissatisfied about the selection of table, you should have said... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a local restaurant to visit for our anniversary, we took the recommendation of a couple of our friends and decided on One Block West. While we don't go out to eat often, and almost never without our children, we were excited at the prospect of a "grown up dinner." So I made a... More 

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

You made my morning to hear that we made your anniversary celebration special. Having three kids myself, albeit two grown and gone (two down, one to go!), I get what it is like to have a kid-free night to get away and be adults. [If anyone wants a 15-year old raging teenage boy, please call the restaurant. ;) ] Of... More 

Washington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had read of OBW in Southern Living Magazine and made a reservation for the day after Thanksgiving, so glad we did. My wife and I had traveling all day from Erie Pa enroute to Bath NC and planned a Winchester overnight. A fine dinner was what we were hoping for and we were not disappointed. The night was bitter... More 

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

You words are too true: good service and good food are far too rare these days. We notice it when we go out. It is sad that both are exceptions to the rule. Thank you for coming to visit us on an awful night; it's always doubly good to have customers when the weather is miserable! Our menu changes nightly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was our first time in Winchester so I had done my homework about where to eat. And my homework paid off! This is a true gem. I commented to my husband that this place must be run by a real chef. He asked me to explain. I said because there was no salt or pepper on the table. A... More 

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

Ooops! Somebody goofed! And no doubt that somebody will have already read this review and know that she goofed. ;) There is supposed to be salt and pepper on the tables. I am not one of those chefs who is offended by people seasoning food to their own liking. If I were, my wife and I would be long divorced:... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Located on a quiet street one block west off a main drag, this restaurant is one to remember. We decided on the spur of the moment on a Saturday evening to drive out to Winchester. I looked at the menu on the way to give us some idea of what to expect and noticed that the reservations were recommended on... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us and taking time to give us feedback. I'll touch on the food and service points, but not on your décor comments. We're happy with our décor just the way it is. You wish you had more choice of sparkling wines by the glass. We have three by the glass which is 2-3 more than... More 

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Additional Information about One Block West

Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
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 0 - 38
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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