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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!
$19 - $35
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
French, European
Takeout, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic, service, and food.Well worth the price.Good wine list. Takes reservations and own parking lot.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Consistently excellent. The take-out menu could use a few more choices. The take-out process is easy, though.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2020

As newish residents of The Villages and frequent travelers to Paris, we were thrilled to find La Cuisine! We have dined there twice since the restaurants were re-opened and loved both dinners and our attentive servers. The country style pate and Lyonnaise salads were great...starters although I miss the traditional Frisee lettuce instead of spring greens. Perfect pork shank, wonderful roast chicken and the champignons Farci...Ooh la la! We could have made a meal of the delicious ratatouille side dish and the souffles were the perfect finale.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 20, 2020

It's been awhile since we've been here and I really don't know why. On our anniversary we had a 5:30 reservation, was greeted with enthusiasm and taken to a nice table on their deck. Our server Joe was attentive, knowledgeable and was there when needed....I had the grouper which was excellent, it was a generous portion served with choice of side and I chose the truffle mashed potatoes. My husband chose the stuffed mushroom which had the most delicious smokey flavor, he paid the extra for the old fashion macaroni and it was a large tasty portion that we brought more than half home. The owner gave us a complimentary dessert, chocolate fondant, yummy. If you've never been here before,.....treat yourself.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

There are a couple of other contenders, but for my money this is the best restaurant in Ocala. The food is consistently good and interesting. Foie grad was outstanding. Both salads (duck and Nicoise) were large and very good. Duck not too fatty. Excellent anchovies....Scallops were a little too salty, but good. Excellent service and atmosphere. Very nice evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

A,wats look forward to dining here ... the French country cuisine is fabulous. The same is true for service, ambience, etc. prices reflect the quality of food, presentation, and ambience. Owners are great Ocala citizens and deserve your support.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Me and my wife decided to try La Cuisine for a date night after looking over the menu. We wanted to try everything and arill do. Started with pate and steak tartar. Both were amazing. The portion of tartar was large and only barely seasoned,...letting the ingredient shine. The scallops were recommended by the server and were sweet and melted in your mouth, served in a pepper cream sauce with celery root. Duck was served over a zesty orange sauce and aas perfectly cooked. We had the dessert specials, five herb sorbet and honey mint creme brulee. Both were delicious with espresso.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Wanted something different for our anniversary, so we drove 50 minutes to dine at La Cuisine. It was amazing. I ordered the Rack of Lamb with the Ratatouille as a side. The lamb was perfectly seasoned and prepared to the requested temperature. It was a...delightful dish. The ratatouille vegetables were flavorful and prepared to the right consistency, avoiding the “soggy” texture I have found in other places. We asked for olive oil instead of butter and it was the right choice. She ordered the sous-vide half chicken which was cooke in a tasty broth then perfectly seared to a very appealing golden color. It was tasty and quite moist. She also had the ratatouille. Their wine selection is good, you will find a good choice on the list.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 30, 2019

I was looking forward to the escargot, but found them very unimpressive. The steak tartar had good flavor and was served well. We had the salmon, a pork and a beef entre and they were all good with small side dishes. The soups were also...good. Service was a bit slow even though the place was empty. It was nice and quiet and perfect for conversation. I will give it a second chance.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

Ate here Thanksgiving Day. I chose duck instead of turkey. It was very good. Staff was super nice. Relaxing and cozy.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Paula H
December 1, 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Most meals have sides included
May 29, 2017|
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Response from la-cuisine-ocala | Property representative |
Hello, we do have our own parking lot besides the restaurant.
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Auntieknowsbest | Reviewed this property |
They did have foie gras the last time I was there. The entrees are country French, not Parisian French. So think stews and lamb shank.
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