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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
+1 352-433-2570
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 5 June 2017 via mobile

I attended La Cuisine on Sunday evening 6/4/2017. The food was delicious but our server was outstanding. Jessie was attentive and very professional and was very knowledgeable of both the menu and the wine list. I can't say enough great things about him and he...More

Thank SusMer75
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Charming boutique bistro. Excellent food and service. Great homemade ice cream. Onsite free self parking. Highly recommended. My wife and I have decided to make La Cuisine our go to place for lunch on our trips from Tallahassee to Orlando and back. People living in...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

While on a weekend jaunt to Ocala, I made a reservation for Sunday brunch at La Cuisine. We arrived when the opened at 11:00 and were promptly seated at a nice table in the main dining room. The interior has a French country look, medium...More

Thank Donnie Y
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We took my husbands mother here for an early Mother's Day celebration and were quite pleased. We started with escargot and French onion soup which both were delicious. My MIL had one of the specials which was a hanger steak. I didn't think it sounded...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Our first visit here to celebrate our anniversary, very good but not highly impressed. As a mystery shopper who does evaluations for several nationwide chain restaurants I may be a bit to critical but this is the way I saw it. We were some of...More

1  Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Good bistro food and a reasonably priced wine list. This place is an oasis in the culinary desert of Ocala.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant for special occasions. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic and the food is good. I get the beef bourguignon which I love... my husband and son have ordered a few different dishes and were pleased with them all. The portions...More

Thank catherinew902
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Nice atmosphere, great singer, great service, but the food was sub par and VERY EXPENSIVE. One of our party had beef tips (6 Tips) at $25. I had chicken at $26 and I think I got plucked. High price...low delivery. C U

1  Thank AngusBull
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you would like to experience the cuisine and atmosphere of French cooking this is a must experience at either lunch or dinner. Food is genuine and there is a friendly comfortable bar for a casual snack.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was recently at La Cuisine with a friend for dinner on Sunday evening. It was a great dinner. This place allows for people to speak and hear each without noise from other patrons. We shared a scallop appetizer that was served with saute spinach...More

Thank Patricia G
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Questions & Answers
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, 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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