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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
+1 352-433-2570
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (20 reviews)
“souffle” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

really great food, classy environment and area decent menu that hasn't changed for a while but reliable and good

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I visited on a Saturday night shortly after their 5:30 opening. We didn't have reservations, but we're immediately seated. Our waitress was very knowledgeable in regards to the menu items. This was helpful as I'm not very familiar with French food or language. We had...More

1  Thank Angelle R
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

So the fact that the work dinner to be here was suggested by me shocked myself (and later my wife when I told her!), but I was in the mood to try something new for my last work trip to Florida and passing off a...More

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Celebrating a special anniversary and we dined at La Cuisine based solely on reviews on Travel Advisor and Open Table. We were not disappointed as the welcome, seating and service were first rate. We brought our own bottle of special wine and were charged their...More

2  Thank Donald S
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This beautiful restaurant in downtown Ocala,FL should be on every visitor's must visit list.. It features authentic French cuisine and a delightful dining experience. The staff and owners are attentive and the food is top-notch.

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Yummy food with yummy wine, very attentive to food allergies and such a wonderful wine selection! They have scallops, cheeses, salads, braised lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and much more!

Thank Patty R
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Friends in my wife's French group told her about a great French restaurant in Ocala so we decided to give it a try for our 40th wedding anniversary. I went in with low expectations but I figured I could always just tell my wife "It...More

1  Thank Pszychojoe
Reviewed 15 April 2016

As usual, everything was excellent. Food, wine and service. It was my birthday and I felt I deserved a special night out and I was not disappointed. Had rack of lamb, perfect!

Thank Skip S
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We recently had the pleasure of returning to this beautiful restaurant. It is a 60-90 min. drive for us so we decided to stay overnight to enjoy a relaxed dinner with wine (highly recommend the Chenin Blanc from Vouvray). Once again, the food and service...More

1  Thank dawrite
Reviewed 27 March 2016

It is billed as an intimate romantic place to dine and it is, although I don't like the decor. Recommend it for a romantic dinner, special occasion. The food was rustic French and I love it, service was OK, but we were there on a...More

Thank gremma1
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Questions & Answers
Robert G
30 May 2017|
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Response from la-cuisine-ocala | Property representative |
Hello, we do have our own parking lot besides the restaurant.
Laura H
25 February 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.
Carol G
18 April 2015|
Response from la-cuisine-ocala | Property representative |
Hi Carol, sorry for not responding earlier, we did not see your question before today. We do not take orders online so far but you can call us to place a to go order. As for the soup today we have an asparagus creamy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-433-2570
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!
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