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La Nicoise Cafe

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12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540 722 4557
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Take your next date here.

This restaurant is just the best of both worlds. Expect carefully crafted, well-portioned French cuisine, wines, and beers as well as first rate desserts and dessert wines. That said, there is nothing cold or intimidating about the restaurant itself. This is a restaurant with a soul - you can relax... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Megan F
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Hico, WV
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hico, WV
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This restaurant is just the best of both worlds. Expect carefully crafted, well-portioned French cuisine, wines, and beers as well as first rate desserts and dessert wines. That said, there is nothing cold or intimidating about the restaurant itself. This is a restaurant with a soul - you can relax and enjoy yourself and still feel like your someplace special.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This charming little restaurant is an absolute must! I was delighted when the owner took a break from cooking and came out to speak with the customers. He was charming and funny and made the dining experience even more fabulous than it already was. The food was delicious and decadent. I had one of the specials, which was jumbo scallops... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We found this little gem in Winchester. Small french cafe, quiet atmosphere, delightful host and DELICIOUS made from scratch food. I love the warm plum tart with brie. The onion soup is outstanding. The duck - delicious. The creme brulee - out of this world!! You can't be in a hurry to eat here. Everything is made fresh by Frederic... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very good meal and service. Would recommend to anyone. We were on a business trip, but would also be a great date night.

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Winchester, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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