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La Cuisine French Restaurant

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48 SW 1st ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times. However, I went for their Sunday brunch on 1/8 to celebrate a birthday. Place was not busy. We were placed in the rear of the restaurant. It took more than 20 minutes for our waitress to show up in which she sarcastically asked, "Has anyone helped you?" Obviously, not as we had... More 

Thank G_J_Travelers_2010
Homosassa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

After our last visit to this little French Restaurant several years ago, I couldn't wait to go back. The drive is significant for us, so it isn't a casual visit. We went to celebrate my 64th birthday. At that first visit the Bourguignon was the best I had ever had, and I've thought about it since. This visit it was... More 

Thank CooperSadie13
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made our first visit to this cozy and wonderful French restaurant last night. Our service with Jesse was top notch - the whole staff was terrific! The food was perfect. Maybe the best bread I have ever eaten. Nice wine selection. Will be back!

Thank John K
Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in the downtown area for the art walk and decided to give this restaurant a try. We were disappointed! It wasn't so much price, although it was a little pricey, but more about the quality. Everything that we ate from appetizer through entree was very salty. The duck a l'orange was very dry and the... More 

1 Thank georgemM2765CS
Ocala, FL
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

For special ocasions this is an excellent choice for french food. Have been at this restaurant many times, and still love the Duck A La Orange

Thank IGVOcala_FL
Marco Island, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have been disappointed several times in the past, gave it another shot last week. The special was Red Snapper over a pile of black olives. Thats it, a small slab of fish over a pile of olives. Firstly the olives were so salty that it overpowered the fish. The fish was OK but that dish was certainly not worth $32.... More 

1 Thank Erniel29
Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have had dinner at La Cuisine several times and have always had an excellent dining experience. We took two friends there on 12-29-16 and the service and food were completely different from our previous visits, The waitperson was impatient to the point of rudeness. It seemed as though she would rather have been somewhere else.My wife ordered the pork... More 

1 Thank edandmary2016
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Third time here. Yes the food tastes good. But for the price I expected much better service and ambiance. To get decent wine you need to spend at least $50.

Thank Felipe K
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I think the food is good pricey and portion size is smaller then serving size. atmosphere is fine like a little french house. Service was excellent. but did have to educate about desert wine with my foie gras. which was very small serving size for price I paid must think their cooking is amazing to charge those prices. don't think... More 

Thank JeanPhilippe G
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I live in Gainesville FL about 40 minutes from Ocala. My father in law was at this restaurant 2 months earlier and raved how great it was. We went for a early Christmas dinner. The food was outstanding. I had the special snapper that night. My husband had the duck which was cooked to perfection. My father in law had... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?