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La Nicoise Cafe

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12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-722-4557
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We accept VISA ,MASTERCARD and DISCOVER . WE HAVE TAKEOUT ,H.CHAIR .WINE...
We accept VISA ,MASTERCARD and DISCOVER . WE HAVE TAKEOUT ,H.CHAIR .WINE AND BEER ONLY .STREET PARKING
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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Excellence

My wife and I stopped there for brunch last Sunday. We had crepes with fresh fruit, eggs Benedict and an open faced sandwich. All were excellent, fresh ingredients prepared lovingly by the owner chef. Everything is prepared to order so have patience and you will be rewarded. Each dish was among the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
brian m
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Arlington. Va
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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rotterdam
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food was very nice. On the restaurant walls there were all framed pieces from the local newspaper in a frame with stories how excellent the restaurant is. Als the owner was walking around in his apron telling guests how good he is. He also asked if we had a reservation while the restaurant was nearly empty.

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Arlington. Va
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped there for brunch last Sunday. We had crepes with fresh fruit, eggs Benedict and an open faced sandwich. All were excellent, fresh ingredients prepared lovingly by the owner chef. Everything is prepared to order so have patience and you will be rewarded. Each dish was among the best I have had. The setting is French... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

La Nicoise is the only authentic French restaurant south of DC and north of Richmond. Try Merguez (lamb sausage), it is made by Chef Frederic Boukaïa who is warm, personable and very hospitable human being. I love this restaurant.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday. Most of the menu is French, but there are other options. We both started with house salads - crisp and refreshing. I had Paella, a Spanish dish of seafood, sausage and rice. It was wonderful and too much to finish. Hubby had Veal Saltimbocca, an Italian entree of veal, spinach, prosciutto and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Here's the 1,2,3a... 1. Casual classic French food in downtown Winchester, VA??!! Yes indeed!! 2. Great variety of classic Provance dishes and more. Yes indeed!!! 3. Attentive staff and a great casual wine list to match. Yes indeed!!

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This gem of restaurant is a must visit whilst in Winchester! Our Innkeepers recommended La Niçoise Café for my recent birthday dinner. Tres magnifique! The owner/chef, Frederic, is delightfully comical and brings years of experience to his menu. I enjoyed a Beaujolais Village with my appetizer of African sausages and shrimp. It's a recipe M. Frederic has been preparing since... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After horrible try in Jan 2011, was back b/c a friend was treating for lunch. Pros: very tasty offerings, Provincial french, lovely atmosphere, linen table covers. Good coffee. Quiet. Cons: server knew NOTHING about menu. At first felt empathy for her, but after the 3rd trip to kitchen (do the entrees come with a salad? was a stumper) we felt... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Found on Trip Advisor and I convinced my husband it was worth the trip ( off the interstate, we were just passing through). Tiny with exposed brick walls. Had leek and potato soup, yummy, and softshell crab entrees. It WAS worth it!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you are looking for haute cuisine, you will not find it here. What you will find is a restaurant run by a competent French chef who prepares the basics. We enjoyed tasty meals of perfectly-cooked duck breast and orange-glazed salmon. Portions were adequate, each dish included unusual sides, and the server and other diners were friendly. We felt like... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Although we had to wait behind a party of 20+ people, it was worth it. Situated in picturesque Winchester's downtown, La Nicoise is the family run Mediterranean stop that is worth your time. The grilled asparagus appetizer was very tasty and the lamb sandwich was a great and delicious surprise. The scallops were well prepared, the sauce was excellent, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-722-4557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

We accept VISA ,MASTERCARD and DISCOVER . WE HAVE TAKEOUT ,H.CHAIR .WINE AND BEER ONLY .STREET PARKING
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

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