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La Cuisine French Restaurant

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48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Ocala Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here half dozen times past year. Getting better I feel. Have live music some nights. Have acceptable wine list for Ocala. Outstanding mac n cheese. Very good pork and short rib. Salads average.

Thank Madanark
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The very nice, upscale, authentic french restaurant is a must for an evening with your significant other.

Thank E6334VSmarkd
Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My children gave me a gift certificate to La Cuisine for my birthday. My husband and I enjoyed the ambiance as well as the service and our dinner was amazing! The Bourguignon Beef & Mashed Potatoes with truffle oil was delicious. Chocolate Mousse for dessert was light and scrumptious!

Thank cwnsue
Ocala, Florida
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of ladies for lunch and it was very good. They featured a broccoli and cheese quiche, as their daily special. The quiche was fresh and just the right amount of cheese, the salad was also very fresh and the dressing was delicious. I didn't have dessert, I was too full, but the ladies that had... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant twice. The first visit I ordered the duck with pommes de terre au romarin (potatoes with rosemary). It was wonderful, very flavorful, everything was seasoned well. The wait staff was very attentive without being over bearing. The restaurant was dark with fantastic mood lighting, we were very close to the singer which was lovely... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stranded in Ocala due to Matthew, we idsoced that restaurant as we needed some consolation. The diid, the owner and staff were superg abd make us feel in the right place

Thank Jean-Paul88
Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great comfortable atmosphere, excellent authentic menu, wonderful staff smacking of a carefully hand-picked pedigree. Owner on premise and introduced himself. Singer close to table was not intrusive, very skilled and enjoyable.

Thank nazghoul2000
Central Florida, Florida
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step through the doors and you are transported to Paris! The French owner greets you at the door and chats amiably with the customers.The décor is awesome in the typical Parisian red and black scheme. Service is impeccable and unhurried just like in France. My husband raved about the carrot soup and I sighed with pleasure at the country pate.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I have just returned from Ocala, Florida, where I met my girlfriend for lunch at La Cuisine. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. Excellence across the board. I just wish I do not live an hour away. I had the special- Spinach Mushroom Crepe. Side salad. Excellent dressing, on the side. Cherry Almond souffle for... More 

2 Thank Jules G
Ocala, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

La Cuisine is a very comfortable and inviting place to have lunch, brunch or a fine dinner. The food is tasty and not pretentious. The prices are reasonable for the offerings. The bloody Mary is a must have.

1 Thank Gdubya61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $35
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: 3524332570
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, Free Range Chicken, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulee, to mention just a few!

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