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One Block West

25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
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Ranked #4 of 224 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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High View, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food was good, but pricey for the amount of food. The service could have been better. The atmosphere was ok.

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

Because you didn't give me any details to go on, I looked through your reviews of other local restaurants to see what appeals to you. I can see a preference for restaurants that serve large portions at low prices. That isn't us. We serve right-sized portions of carefully crafted local foods of impeccable quality. I'm sorry that we aren't really... More

Manhasset, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

awesome way to spend a night with friends. Great food - great wine pairings. Food was amazing. Chef Ed never fails to please.

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

Thank you. We love doing tastings. In addition to our usual Thursday night Chef's Table, we will also do custom tastings any night of the week by advance reservation. Thanks for giving us the chance to do a custom menu just for you. More

Edgewater, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of eating at One Block West on 26 January. I really don't understand the last review as we had a great dinner with above average attention by the waitstaff. Chef Ed's menu and attention to detail was really good. His sauces were amazing and his wine pairings were on target. If I had... More

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

Thanks for dining with us. I will work with the waitstaff about refilling water glasses. Depending on where you were sitting, the server may not have had a choice. Nonetheless, we'll work on it to make sure that we are doing the best that we can do. More

Winchester, Virginia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

I don't get why people like this place. I tried it again, after a bad experience before. Nothing has changed. The atmosphere is still "odd", service is shady, and food is average (not worth the price). And the chef/owner ... he's a piece of work. If u need any proof, just read the reviews on here, and read his replies.... More

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

I read these comments and I have nothing to say. I trust other potential customers to draw their own conclusions. More

Winchester, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ed Matthews, the resident chef and owner, has a wealth of ideas which he graciously shares with any and all interested. Recently visited with a friend for lunch. Limited lunch menu which included starters, seafood/fish entrees, pastas and large salads with options to add chicken or shrimp. I had the shrimp and grits which were delightful. Portions are modest for... More

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

Great to see you again and thank you for your review. I'm glad you like the "fresh and clean looking" new decor. We spent six months last year renovating. I'm amused to hear our portions are modest and our wine pours are nice. This runs counter to other comments I've heard recently that our wine pours are modest and our... More

Jersey City, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Spent a weekend in Winchester and in advance arranged to have the the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. We were seated in a lovely booth, decorated with netting above and soft lighting. It was certainly celebratory, and even more so because the restaurant itself is rather simple and plain. The approach to food here is straightforward and unprententious. The... More

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

I really appreciate your picking my restaurant as the venue for your celebration. My staff and I thoroughly enjoyed putting together a special and meaningful tasting menu with wine pairings just for you. We really enjoy doing such tastings: they let us channel our creative energy to create one-of-a-kind menus of exactly what we are feeling like cooking at a... More

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

This place was great. I travel for work and try to go to places that have locally sourced food and One Block West was the perfect definition of this. I went on a night that was dead ( right after Thanksgiving and early in the week), but the meal was awesome. I wanted to try the whole menu but ended... More

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

Thank you for your kind words and for supporting independent restaurants such as mine that source their ingredients locally. You're helping not only to support this restaurant, but a whole network of farmers in this community. Thank you for that. Glad you liked the coconut sorbet; I love it too! It's made with coconut milk rather than dairy and that... More

Manassas, Virginia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Planned a special weekend trip to Winchester for my husband's birthday mainly because of what I've read about the restaurant on their website and the idea that they serve fresh ingredients bought at local farms daily. I guess we had our table reserved quite early (6:30PM on a Saturday night) because there were no other guests present. The hostess who... More

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

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience. I assure you that it was equally painful for us: seeing you not having a good time on such a special occasion was no fun for us. And no matter what we tried, there was seemingly nothing that we could do to put you at ease. And for that, we... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It started with the reservation. The chef and owner Ed Matthews answered the phone and took the reservation after a good discussion on the menu. Then I rang a few days later to change the time and he answered again. I was beginning to think maybe that was his role and he stood by while others did the cooking. Nothing... More

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

First, thank you for buying me a beer this weekend; it was well and truly appreciated after a long, long slog in the kitchen on a busy Saturday night! Yes, I do indeed cook each and every shift that the restaurant is open. You don't go to the opera to hear the understudy sing and so you should expect a... More

Maidens, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

While visiting Winchester we were fortunate to have dinner at One Block West. The service was excellent not stuffing or pretentious. The food is incredible and it is obvious the chef is quite talented. The wine list is excellent. I wish we lived closer so we could try every dish on the menu.

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

Thank you for visiting us all the way from Goochland County! I am afraid nobody will ever be able to try all the dishes on the menu as we change it every day. But never feel afraid to call ahead and ask if we can make something that you really want to taste. If we can, we will. 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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