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La Cuisine French Restaurant

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48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Ocala, Florida
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Nice Restaurant for Ocala. We enjoyed our meal. There is not a lot of 'fine dining' options in Ocala, and while La Cuisine may not make you feel like you are in Paris, its a nice local treat. We would recommend it.

Thank Danstraindepot
South Florida, Florida
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Pro: Entrees were slightly small, but tasty. Baked brie was very small w/ very thin smear of berry puree, very over priced. Cons: Small back rooms crowded and extremely noisy. The room wasn't full Sat. night and we barely could hear our server. Host needs to pull out chairs for diners, appetizer dishes must be removed before entrée, fresh silverware... More 

1 Thank DIXI2013
Morriston, FL
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

maybe its overpriced, a bit too much for me certainly (on a regular basis) but the food is good. I don't feel the atmosphere but classic French cooking calls to me and La Cuisine does a good job offering dishes I can't get elsewhere in Ocala

1 Thank EofC
Ocala, Florida
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Their duck dish is amazing as well as the fine choice of French wines. My go to place for an elegant and relaxing dinner. The waitstaff is superb as well. Bon Appetite!

1 Thank OcalaRoadwarrior
Estero, Florida
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We used to love this place - I had written a great review of it a few months ago. Sadly, it has gone so downhill . The last 3 times we visited (wanted to make sure we gave it a fair chance!) the owners were not there. Once, they were at Taste of Ocala, once not sure where they were,... More 

2 Thank alicehelen
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

First of all, this place is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, and so tastefully decorated, the owners are obviously proud of what they have created. The warm welcome we received by Andrew and the knowledgeable and professional service by Eric made us feel right at home. And then came the food! We have been to more than 60 countries, many times... More 

2 Thank dawrite
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Attention to detail and general service is very mediocre. The food is good. The wine is somewhat overpriced. Even if the place is half empty they try to give you the most remote table.

1 Thank Felipe K
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

It is a quant little place in the heart of "downtown Ocala. The food so far has been very consistent and flavorful. The pork shank was terrific, the escargots were absolutely delightful, but so far the best dish goes to the lightly breaded grouper! You can share the Brie which is also very delicious and the creme brûlée quite good... More 

2 Thank Pilinova
Ocala, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Had a great date night with my wife here. Small and quaint. My wife and I ordered the filet and it was amazing. This restaurant is tucked away on one of down towns side streets, save time for parking as there is no valet. Great wine list and full bar! We will be back soon.

Thank TheRandy
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We have always had a great dinner at La Cuisine. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy another visit next month.

Thank wvductman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 35
French, European
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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: 3524332570
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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