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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have often dined here and it's one of my favorites. It's easy to see why they have won Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award seven years in a row. The food never disappoints. The cocktails are imaginative. The owners are a lovely couple who are...More

Thank MbrittFlorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restaurant not to be missed. Just a few minutes off I-75 with some of the best French bistro dishes in the United States. The GRATINÉE À L’OIGNON French Onion soup and QUICHE combination was terrific, as was the Liver Pate we had as an...More

1  Thank kutterwd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here. Found it listed on Trip Advisor with one of the highest ratings. We enjoy French cuisine so gave it a try. Glad we did. The food beginning with the Calamari appetizer to the entrees (Rack of Lamb and the Pork Shank was...More

1  Thank TheBopMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had eaten lunch here a couple of years ago and was looking forward to another visit. My husband and I took his sister here for her birthday dinner and we all had wonderful meals! We each had different appetizers and entreés and loved each...More

Thank travelforfun2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for our 45th anniversary with a 6 PM appointment. Was greeted enthusiastically and seated promptly. Waitress (Amanda) was great, could not want for anything. Started with a scallop appetizer which was excellent. I had the onion soup which was one of the best I’ve...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is where you want to go for something special! Food and wine are fantastic. Atmosphere and wait staff are wonderful! Do yourself a favor and visit this fine establishment!

Thank Virgil1944
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I enjoyed the 'boho' style of the restaurant's interior, though I'm not a fan of red walls. Dishes were nicely done, each of the three of us partaking in different selections, mine being the broiled whitefish of the day, cooked perfectly. Next time I want...More

Thank lovelygarden52
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Cozy Restaurant, food and wine were very good. Server was friendly and attentive. We were able to make a reservation Saturday morning for dinner that same evening.

Thank M_IN_USA
Reviewed 22 October 2017

After 8 years we still love La Cuisine as much or more than when it opened. You usually grow tired of any restaurant that you visit frequently but that has not happened. Add to that the owners are very dedicated to the community on so...More

1  Thank Crystal F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Intimate atmosphere, great service. Locally managed and owned by a young couple from Lyon. A sweet taste of France in the heart of Sun Country. Just go!

1  Thank mark w
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Robert G
29 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, Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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: +1 352-433-2570
  • E-mail
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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