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“Lovely place to eat.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Cuisine French Restaurant

La Cuisine French Restaurant
48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
+1 352-433-2570
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Ranked #6 of 377 Restaurants in Ocala
Price range: $16 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or dinner, a cozy place for a friend or family reunion? Or simply craving hearty, quality food and dedicated service? Located at the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine with its unique French bistro atmosphere, award-winning menu alongside world-class food, full liquor bar and extensive selection of wines, is worth a closer look! Our specialties include Escargots in Garlic Butter, Traditional French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Braised Pork Shank in Honey Sauce, Duck a l’ Orange, Blue Crab Stuffed Filet Mignon, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulée, to mention just a few!
Morriston, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely place to eat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It's hard to find a really good French restaurant outside of NYC...but this one meets the bar. My husband had the Filet Mignon and I had the Rack of Lamb. Both were equally fantastic. The mashed potatoes were to die for as was the Crème Brule. I also had the escargot, which I would skip the next time. I've had better. Service was professional and attentive. Enjoyed the experience very much. Worth the cost.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Below expectations”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Sorry to have to say that we had a very below par experience. Service was good and friendly but food was very mediocre and basically flavorless. Probably the worst escargot ever. We were really looking forward to it but will not go back!

Visited January 2014
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ocala
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Christmas Eve Luncheon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have always gone out to lunch the day before Christmas. This year we went to La Cuisine in Ocala, FL What a great choice!! Cozy, warm ambience, pleasant service and incredible food. A braised pork shank for me, that was with out a doubt the best piece of pork I have ever had. My wife had the quiche with bleau cheese and prunes, excellent. Our appetizers ere outstandinf, a country pate and escargot in a wonderful garlicky sauce, We ach had a glass of Pinoy Noir from the Russian River Valley.

La Cuisine is a rare find in a city like Ocala where fine dining is very limited. This restaurant should be cherished and always full of diners desirous of the best food available in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ocala, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great French Food Expeirence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Excellent food, most of the time. Owners all always there and always oversee all aspects of the running of a restaurant. Great Service, and great ambiance. I wish they had lower prices on the lunch menu but you tend to get a great experience any time of day. Wine selection is top notch. I really like taking out of towners or my French friends to this place. Never disappointed. In Ocala there is no other French restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A Truly Fine Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Don't allow the "strorefront" building, which houses this wonderful establishment, to keep you from entering. We dined there in mid-November, and enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a Sunday evening. The owner was most accomodating, suggesting specially prepared dishes for our "Atkins Diet".

The dining area(s) are decorated in warm reds which makes for a lovely atmosphere in which to enjoy the delicious food! By all means, go and enjoy!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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