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One Block West - CLOSED

25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-662-1455
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
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121 - 130 of 360 reviews

Reviewed July 22, 2015

Sixteen years ago my husband first treated me to lunch in a hidden treasure of a restaurant down a back alley in Winchester. The meal was superb - food, service, ambiance. We've returned many times for both lunch and dinner. It's a jolly place. Nice...More

Thank BessieGreenberry
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2015

Thank you for being one of our very longtime supporters. Your comments resonate with us: we are all very interested in food and serving our guests the very best that we can find and make. We like what we do and we're glad it shows....More

Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were visiting Winchester for an evening from the Pittsburgh area just to check out the town. We chose One Block West for our dining experience because I had seen a review that Chef Ed was willing to accommodate a vegan selection for me. I...More

Thank Leni C
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2015

We were indeed happy that you chose our restaurant and I was happy to create a vegan special for you. Thank you for the courtesy of calling ahead and allowing me the time to find some things at the farmers market for your dinner. I...More

Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I brought my mother-in-law here for her birthday lunch (along with my two young children) and were blown away by our experience! I'm certainly not a food snob but a place has to be pretty special to earn my praise; my wife...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2015

Wow! I wasn't ready for a novel-length review this early in the morning and I think that this is as close to a marriage proposal as I have ever gotten via TripAdvisor! ;) Some times I chuckle at the irony of being a "serious fine...More

Reviewed July 12, 2015

I return to One Block West whenever my travels take me near Winchester. It's a special place, and Ed Mathews is a very special chef. Local ingredients from what's available that day, Virginia wines, some ingredients from another state if Ed can't get what he...More

Thank George R
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Thank you very much for your repeat business. Most of our ingredients come from within a few minutes of the restaurant, obvious things like citrus and seafood excepted. Seafood we try to source as close to us as possible, from just off the coast or...More

Reviewed July 6, 2015

We don't get to Winchester often, but when we do I make sure we get to One Block West at least once, sometimes twice. I love the food, the atmosphere and the patio.

Thank summeriwnd03
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2015

Thank you for your repeat business. It is loyal customers such as you who have kept us in business for 13 years now. Please come back when you are next in town.

Reviewed July 5, 2015

Joined some friends for a quiet lunch.m all was great. Gazpacho was fresh and chunky with ripe vegetables. Well seasoned. The bahn mi sandwich was so incredibly authentic in taste! Would highly recommend.More

Thank Elizabeth Q
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2015

Great to see you again and sorry that I had no time to come visit at your table. My wife says that the pork belly bánh mi is the single best dish I have ever come up with. That's pretty high praise considering the tens...More

Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

You pay for greatness. This place is not cheap you want a burger and fries this is not your place. The food was outstanding. Delicious and rich. My crab cakes were excellent and my wife's steak to die for. This is a great place for...More

Thank Tartutic
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2015

Thanks for celebrating with us! You guys had quite the party!

Reviewed June 27, 2015

Have been wanting to try One Block West for 2 years. I visit the area quarterly for business and peruse Trip Advisor for great places to eat. I love the farm to table concept and the fact that the menu reflects what is fresh and...More

Thank JudyM23692
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2015

On behalf of our entire crew, we are happy that you finally got to dine with us and we look forward to seeing you on your next quarterly visit. Thank you kindly for your comments. As for scallops, you don't want to do them at...More

Reviewed June 26, 2015

We first visited this venue for my wife's birthday last month and our review then will explain why we were so excited to attend their annual vintner's dinner with Linden Vineyards. It was spectacular! Chef/owner Ed Matthews and Jim Law of Linden Vineyards out did...More

Thank Roy K
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2015

Thank you once again for the fantastic review: it's not every day that we get a Tchaikovsky reference! We put a huge amount of effort into our monthly wine dinners and are always glad when those efforts are well received. I am equally glad that...More

Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This resto is close enough to the main/tourist drag that you'd think it might be a pricey tourist drag but food was very good (crispy pork in grits, crabcakes and salad!) and prices reasonable.More

Thank Coco A
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2015

Thanks for coming the block off the main drag to visit us. We don't design our menu for tourists: we design it for us. Each day, we take stock of the bounty of ingredients with which our growers have blessed us, and we create a...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $38
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455
Description
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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