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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
+1 352-433-2570
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (28 reviews)
“duck” (31 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 15 February 2018

I've eaten here several times and each time seems to get better. The three times we've eaten there we have been able to park right near the restaurant-that's a great convenience. The waitstaff goes out of their way to answer questions and make you feel...More

Thank TimothyG1178
Reviewed 13 February 2018

While my family and I have enjoyed this restaurant a number of times for their classics which we love. Having said this though their changes in menu, over time, always seem to inspire new and interesting opportunities to expand our dining experience. Today was no...More

1  Thank Lostfarmer
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Husband and I in Ocala on a Monday for business. Read a review of La Cuisine on line and decided to give it a go. From the moment you enter the front door you get a feeling of being transported to a French bistro, The...More

Thank Leigh K
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner and had the Braised beef boneless short ribs and they were the best ever! We also had the Escargot which melted in your mouth, the truffle mac n’ cheese, truffle fries and truffle mashed potatoes which were my favorite, until we got...More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We have eaten at La Cuisine many times and it has always been escellent. But we had not tried their Sunday Brunch. Today we did just that. And we were really really impressed with the fabulose selection of items on the brunch menu. After some...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 16 January 2018 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 3 January 2018

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 28 December 2017

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 28 December 2017 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 21 December 2017

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
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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, Romantic, 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 34471-1102
  • 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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