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“Dont Go as A Big Group Or Party!!!!”

La Cuisine French Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 499 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The food was good and service was excellent. The problem came when we were there as a large group for a birthday party and at the end of dinner Owner/Manager came to Birthday girl and told her she could not split checks. Everyone uses Debit/Credit Cards these days to pay. The owner/MAnager also took the check back and then split the check evenly among 16 people. So people who had a meal for 16.95 had to pay extra for people who had a 50.00 meal. So birthday girl had to foot whole bill and now everyone has to pay her back. SO TAcky!!!!!

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1  Thank ce9964
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la-cuisine-ocala, Owner at La Cuisine French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear customer,
Thank you for your comments regarding your last experience at La Cuisine. I'd like to personally answer your feedback as I took care of the event from the beginning.
I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service we provided as delighting our customers is our first priority.
I'm sorry you did not know that we could not split the checks for more than 12 ppl.
The reservation has been made several weeks ago and confirmed for 30 ppl 2 days before the party.
I personally chose our 2 best servers on a Friday night to provide you with the best experience, we also privatized a 30 ppl capacity room for you and had to turn down some of our regular customers earlier in the evening to ensure the best service for everyone.

For some reasons, your party ended up with 16 ppl instead of 30, our 2 servers had all their attention on your group and I'm truly sorry if I could not ask them to split 16 checks which takes half an hour to do with our system, as I explained to the person in charge of the party and her mother that night.

I wish that you don't stick on a bad experience as we value every feedback from our customers.

Best regards,
Elodie Perron

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

La Cuisine has a wonderful, upscale atmosphere and delicious food. For me it is a special occasion location, because of the cost of the meal.

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Thank Dale B
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

When driving from or to the South, plan your trip to include lunch or dinner at this gem which is open for lunch and dinner every day except Monday. French family run excellence.


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1  Thank UllrichMoser
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This was the highlight of our day while traveling to our destination. The owner and his wife stayed open late to accommodate our party...on Easter Sunday. The food was satisfying, not to mention delicious! A 5 star!

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Thank JD201230582
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Usually good. Last time poor service . the waitress forgot us. had to seek her out. The flavoring of the beef different than usual.
had a reservation for Feb1st. Had someone for her 70th. birthday ! duck extremely sweet. lamb good. Loved this place ,hope this was a one time poor experience?????

Thank Charon S
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