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La Nicoise Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-722-4557
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

French onion soup was great, hearts of palm salad not so much. Steak was good, frites were I believe frozen potatoes.duck and salmon were both very good and the little squash flan side was great. Always good chocolate for desert. With enough wine for our party of 6, the bill was about 50 a piece

Thank Christopher M
lanicoisecafe, Owner at La Nicoise Cafe, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to write a review . just to let you know the heart of palm came in a can and we never had a complain about it and yes the fries are frozen like every other restaurant. as for the bill $ 50. all included is a decent price for a fine dining experience. WE hope... More 

Berryville, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This review gets a "very good" only because I reserve Excellent for flawless experiences. The nature of this restaurant is that it positions itself between casual and fine dining. A fine dining experience might earn an Excellent rating, but it would also cost twice as much. So, with that in mind - I enjoyed my experience today and will return.... More 

Thank Doug S
lanicoisecafe, Owner at La Nicoise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comment ,as for the duck we try to serve it pink .Hope to see you again ,Happy thanksgiving to you and your family. Frederic Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Winchester several times now as she is from here. How we never knew about this place we have no idea. It was a true delight walking in and being personally greeted by the owner/chef, with his very thick French accent. Later we learned he is from Nice, France. He took an interest in... More 

Thank Michael G
lanicoisecafe, Owner at La Nicoise Cafe, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind words ,I m glad you both had a delightful time . frederic owner PS : its a CD not a radio. LOL More 

northern virginia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

we are in our mid 70s and live 2 hours away, and whenever we are in the area we must enjoy lunch here. yesterday was as excellent as it has been over the last 10 years. but, let me explain the circumstances. the cafe is small, maybe 9 tables, and reminds me of coastal southern France. the owner/chef had only... More 

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lanicoisecafe, Owner at La Nicoise Cafe, responded to this review

thank you greatly for your kind words. frederic owner More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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188 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

All I can say is you have to try this place. It took us back to 1980 Nice and our honeymoon. All that is missing is the petite friture. The menu is exciting, especially for seafood. The service is attentive and cheerful. The ambiance is warm and inviting, and the owner is witty. What more can you ask for? You'll... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Fantastic french cuisine. Great service and desserts. A reservation is a good idea. Ask for the baked alaska if they still serve it. Great atmosphere.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We were on a spur of the moment getaway to northern VA and ended up in the old town of Winchester on October fest weekend. We decided against the German beer and brats and opted for the more cozy French restaurant at the edge of old town. It turned out to be a great choice. The ambience is casual, but... More 

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Arlington. Va
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This was the second time I ate at La Nicoise. Both were excellent experiences. All the food is prepared with fresh ingredients and love. The owner/chef truly puts his soul into each dish. A very welcoming place that makes you feel that you are in someone's home and they are preparing a meal just for you. Excellent service. Best experienced... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We've driven past La Nicoise, across from downtown Winchester's classic fire station building and close to municipal parking garage a block or two off the walking street many times but never stopped in. A friend recommended that we give it a try. We happened to drive past, there was an on street parking spot so we went it at 11:10... More 

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lanicoisecafe, Owner at La Nicoise Cafe, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words , Im glad you had a good time with us frederic boukaia More 

Winchester, Virginia
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here a few weeks ago. Service was not really professional, but adequate. A little bit of training would go a long way. We shared the pate to start, (the pate itself was delicious, but the one cornichon and maybe a 1/2 teaspoon of grainy mustard seemed a bit inadequate) I ordered the poached salmon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 South Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-722-4557

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