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12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540 722 4557
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Ranked #22 of 233 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

20 friends and family members joined to celebrate my birthday. I chose La Nicoise Cafe because the food is so lovely and the service excellent! Following champagne toasts, Frederic provided his outstanding onion soup (my personal favorite in all of America), romaine salad with walnuts and rack of lamb with Nicoise's signature bean casserole and lovely wine. All guests were... More 

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East Wareham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Who would have thought of going to Winchester, VA for a great French dinner. My wife and I have travelled all over the world and have dined in great restaurants from New York to Beijing. But this little café sets the standard for great bouillabaisse and paella. The owner is the chef and he has carried his mother's recipes with... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Chef owner makes us feel like we are family visiting his French kitchen. Food is always tasty, and prepared as we like. Chef makes special adjustments to our taste or dietary restrictions. As a couple, we always feel special. Every guest we brought has enjoyed a special meal. Small, cozy restaurant. One block from pedestrian mall.

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Richmond, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

In a strange town, not sure about recommendations, we picked this as our spot for dinner because it looked warm and welcoming as we drove by earlier in the day. So Thankful we did. The staff was welcoming and very professional Their recommendations were spot on The owner/Chef came to each table to make sure everyone was satisfied. Our dinners... More 

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Aiken, SC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The old saying that first impressions are important applies here. From the first interaction, the server was detached, and she seemed uninterested in her job. Perhaps she was just having a bad day. We don't need to have a smiling server anyway, so that's not very important to us. But after we ordered, a basket with some slices from a... More 

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Winchester, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

....of the owner and wait-staff. Sometimes they get backed up and it shows in the frenziness of the owner coming out into the dining room and making a plea for everyone to hold on as he is the only one back in the kitchen that night. Over the past 3 years, I've never seen the dining area half full as... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We dined last night at La Nicoise for our anniversary. The wait staff was attentive, but not in your face. The food was very tasty. The owner/chef comes out of the kitchen to check on the quality of the food and the experience. The french onion soup was delicious. The sauce on my beef was exquisite. My husband also enjoyed... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My travel companion and I were greeted by chef/owner Frédéric who treated us as if we were the only clients in this quaint, warm dining gem in historical downtown Winchester. I ordered the dish that will make or break many good restaurants in France: the steak/frites. I've been eating less and less meat but still enjoyed a perfectly cooked medium-rare,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place was recommended by our innkeeper. The decor is quaint and the food delicious! We had the plum/brie hors d'oeuvre, crepe, and pork saltimbocca. The crust on the creme brulee was a little thick, but we were delighted with our meal! The owner's son waited on our table very professionally and was very personable.

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Bromont, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After driving for a few hours on Highway 81 we needed to stop and eat. We were near Winchester so we decided to find a nice restaurant in the old town. After driving at random we ended up at the Nicoise Cafe. We liked the decor on this nice street with old red-brick houses. Inside, the restaurant is simple and... More 

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Additional Information about La Nicoise Cafe

Address: 12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone Number: 540 722 4557
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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