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One Block West

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25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Needmore, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin? My server, Brittany, was excellent, providing friendly, professional, attentive service. She was very knowledgeable on every aspect of menu, cocktails, and of course, wines. So, I put myself in her capable hands. At her recommendation, I tried the #9 Cocktail. Very refreshing on a summer evening. While enjoying the classy yet relaxing ambiance, I could not... More 

Thank Tina M
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and choosing to dine with us. And thank you for mentioning to me in passing how much you enjoyed our local lamb. I too love the classic North African seasoning of that dish. It was my pleasure to cook for you last evening. More 

Winchester, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chef offers many tasty dishes and suggests pairings of (usually Virginia) wines. They don't disappoint!

Thank CookingMagister
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and your kind words. We do suggest wine pairings with all our dishes, so if you're ever unsure about what to drink with your dish, you can always order a glass of the paired wine knowing that it will be a good match. We try to suggest our local wines when possible. We taste... More 

Winchester, Virginia
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164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a surprise birthday dinner and what a surprise. This is absolutely the hidden gem in the whole Shenandoah Valley. We were greeted at the door and felt right at home. The quiet atmosphere and the soft background music just add to the ambience. The menu was explained fully and off we went. I started with one of the... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for your kinds words and for celebrating with us. Practically everyone has your reaction to the brussels sprouts that we make with our house-cured pork belly. On a menu that changes nightly, these sprouts have been on the menu for nearly four years. Almost every table orders them and our regulars will not let me take them off... More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of dining at One Block West and partaking in the Chef's whim dinner with wine pairings. We were promptly greeted and seated at a lovely table near a window. The setting was casually elegant and table arrangements were impressive to me, as I love a table set with white linen, silver, crystal... More 

Thank Amanda055
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing me and my crew to come up with a special Chef's Whim tasting menu just for you. Risotto is always my favorite. Yours was made with duck stock, duck, chanterelle mushrooms, and freshly shaved raw corn for texture. Your server will be thrilled with your comments. She is newly promoted from lunch to dinner and this... More 

Coinjock, North Carolina
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was terrific and the Chef's Whim tasting menu delicious, adventurous, and well worth the trip. I was delighted that the server worked with me on the wine pairing option, providing very nice wines. Allow about 3 hours and enjoy relaxed conversation as you move through 7 terrific courses.

Thank Jeanne M
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

On a screaming busy Saturday night, I do remember hearing about your request for red wine with each course. This is unusual but not unreasonable and I am glad that your server carried it off with aplomb. We have a great crew here! Thank you for letting us do a tasting menu for you. We had as much fun cooking... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here last week and I he one of the best dinners ever. It came recommended and after looking at the website my husband called to let them know I am vegan. The call yielded a delicious combination of morel mushrooms, risotto, and corn salsa. Yum. My husband and our friend got the filet and crab cakes and both... More 

Thank Debbie R
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

We remember your meal well: it was a gorgeous plate. A photo of your risotto-stuffed morel mushroom (a single, vast mushroom) on a bed of corn and tomato relish with grilled summer squash is currently on our Instagram feed, if you want a copy of it. We take great pride in our vegan and vegetarian cuisine and with enough notice,... More 

Winchester, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

food was excellent with nice pairings with wine choices. The choices were unusual but very tasty. service was fast and professional

Thank Nancy E
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for ordering our Chef's Whim 7-course tasting menu with the optional wine pairings. The Whim is just what it sounds: the crew and I huddle and we compose a menu of the things that we would most want to taste that evening. This menu is where we get to have fun creating dishes that are not on the... More 

dayton ohio
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation here and we sat in the cozy front room on a week night. Our server was excellent and attentive. This is very close in location to the old pirate alley and we walked here from our downton hotel. Every food item was fresh and well prepared. The menu is created daily! And who does that, right?

Thank Debbi R
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Not many restaurants do change their menu daily, but we have been doing it for almost 15 years now. I don't know any other way for a menu to accurately reflect the seasons. I also change the menu daily so that the kitchen crew is always doing something new. It not only keeps us on our toes, but it also... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate our anniversary dinner at One Block West. The atmosphere is quiet and inviting. The servers were very accommodating and checked in with us often. I enjoyed the squash cake dinner. It was fantastic. My husband ate the lamb chops. They were done perfectly. The portions were the right size but I did take home a to go bag.... More 

Thank Lizard72magic
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! Our squash cakes are in extremely high demand, so much so that we have guests calling all spring long wanting to know when they are going on the menu. It's recipe that I invented 30 or more years ago and brought with me to the restaurant 15 years ago. I invented them... More 

South Florida, Florida
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Hmm, where do I start ? Overnight stay. Walked the courtyard filled with shops and pretty places to sit with flowers spilling over. Plenty of places to eat but after a seven and a half hour trip we wanted something a bit more quiet and private. I remembered passing by this so we went back. From the minute we opened... More 

Thank magFl
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

I remember your visit from a couple weeks back. I was working the floor that night and we had a brief minute to interact. Sometimes on weeknights I take my chef hat off and put on my owner hat and work the front of the house, just to keep myself in the groove, and to assess what the kitchen is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $38
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455
A seasonal farm-to-table restaurant featuring the best products of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in a la carte and tasting menus that change nightly. Chef Ed Matthews has been named to Best Chefs of America by his peers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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