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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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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“escargot” (24 reviews)
“duck” (28 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 19 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, not terribly exciting,just good. Great service for our group. Parking a little dicey because of downtown Ocala.

Thank THEGrandestgramma
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This place is just amazing. The food is totally authentic, the staff are really great, nothing is too much trouble and everything is utterly delicious. It is truly special place. Expect to be spoiled rotten!

Thank samantha w
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Food was excellent and as authentic as you can get outside of France; the ambiance is just right and the staff are not in your face every few minutes; a perfect place for a special occaision

1  Thank Marina L
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We love the Scottish salmon special that they have. The organic chicken is some of the best chicken I've ever had. The hanger steak special is a great choice. And the soufflés are executed perfectly. So light and fluffy. Even the homemade ice cream was...More

1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Andrew was an amazing waiter. Elizabeth was a gracious hostess. Thanks to both. Kitchen made the perfect meal. We will be back. I mean the perfect meal. Unreal experience. Quiet romantic and tasty. The best in Ocala. Thx guys

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I don't get the chance to head to France often so La Cuisine does a great job at scratching the great French food itch! As good as I've ever had this side of the Atlantic and always brings back Paris memories by mouth. Highly recommend...More

Thank Jared M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The restaurant is very nice but a bit stuffy. It gave us the feeling that we weren't good enough to eat there.. I have eaten in high class restaurants all over the world and never encountered the feeling I did at La Cuisine. The staff...More

Thank worldtraveler810
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I will return to this restaurant many times to try everything on the dinner menu, lunch and brunch. Their seared foie gras special appetizer was perfectly done and beautifully presented - delicious. I also had the special tilefish with hollandaise, crispy quinoa and gratin potatoes....More

1  Thank Luv2Go6
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a local favorite that always delivers. Authentically French, the food is always fresh and fabulous. Great wine list. This is a great destination for couples, a special event or meeting, or post-work happy hour. Sunday brunch not to be missed. Warm atmosphere, lovely...More

1  Thank Paula K
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have dined here several times over the years, but have stopped for several reasons. The atmosphere is good but the menu needs updating with more reasonable prices for the food provided.

Thank ConstantDiner
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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
24 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 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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