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All 221 Winchester Restaurants

La Nicoise Cafe

12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540 722 4557
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Ranked #21 of 221 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rochester, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We almost missed this place because it is not on the historic mall, it is on the outer rim of the historic area. The service was great. The menu offered a nice variety of selections. The atmosphere was authentic. The food was prepared exquisitely. The price was reasonable. I really hated to pass on the chocolate mousse but the main... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We dined here once for lunch and found the establishment to indeed have the feel of an authentic French cafe.

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Swansboro, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restaurant is small and a little off the beaten path, ( a block behind the walking mall downtown), but the decor is authentic, the food is authentic and the staff is very very nice. We had the scallops and shrimp appetizer and thought we had died and gone to heaven. Then the lamb chop special and my husband had... More

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