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La Cuisine French Restaurant

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48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent Beef Bourguignon served efficiently in a very pleasant ambiance. This restaurant would deserve top rating if it had slightly more room and space btween tables...

Thank edward465
Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, not terribly exciting,just good. Great service for our group. Parking a little dicey because of downtown Ocala.

Thank THEGrandestgramma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just amazing. The food is totally authentic, the staff are really great, nothing is too much trouble and everything is utterly delicious. It is truly special place. Expect to be spoiled rotten!

Thank samantha w
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent and as authentic as you can get outside of France; the ambiance is just right and the staff are not in your face every few minutes; a perfect place for a special occaision

1 Thank Marina L
dnnellon, fl
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Scottish salmon special that they have. The organic chicken is some of the best chicken I've ever had. The hanger steak special is a great choice. And the soufflés are executed perfectly. So light and fluffy. Even the homemade ice cream was an unexpected surprise.

1 Thank Wendy T
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andrew was an amazing waiter. Elizabeth was a gracious hostess. Thanks to both. Kitchen made the perfect meal. We will be back. I mean the perfect meal. Unreal experience. Quiet romantic and tasty. The best in Ocala. Thx guys

Thank Bill S
Orange, CA
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't get the chance to head to France often so La Cuisine does a great job at scratching the great French food itch! As good as I've ever had this side of the Atlantic and always brings back Paris memories by mouth. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner. Ownership and staff are always very attentive and friendly.

Thank Jared M
Central Florida, Florida
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nice but a bit stuffy. It gave us the feeling that we weren't good enough to eat there.. I have eaten in high class restaurants all over the world and never encountered the feeling I did at La Cuisine. The staff is well trained, but the menu is not good for a lot of people. While... More 

Thank worldtraveler810
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will return to this restaurant many times to try everything on the dinner menu, lunch and brunch. Their seared foie gras special appetizer was perfectly done and beautifully presented - delicious. I also had the special tilefish with hollandaise, crispy quinoa and gratin potatoes. Also delicious. I intentionally took some home so I'd have room for dessert. The fish... More 

Thank Luv2Go6
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local favorite that always delivers. Authentically French, the food is always fresh and fabulous. Great wine list. This is a great destination for couples, a special event or meeting, or post-work happy hour. Sunday brunch not to be missed. Warm atmosphere, lovely service and often features live singing and piano on certain evenings. Ocala is lucky to... More 

Thank Paula K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $35
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, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?