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One Block West

25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-662-1455
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Thanks to the Restaurant Week, we have just discovered One Block West, although we have been living near Winchester for six years (it really is one block from the main street). And it was a great experience: we liked every dish (congratulations to the chef!):...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

Wow, what have I done wrong in my marketing that you have been here six years and I could not entice you to try before now? ;) Thanks for finally giving us a try and I am glad that you had a good time with...More

Reviewed 19 September 2015

This is a small, unassuming restaurant hidden in an alley off of Winchester's pedestrian main street. Pleasant, but not glamorous. That is until you order. OBW sources everything that it can locally, and that is a lot. Chef Ed was locavore before locavore was cool,...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

I think I'm blushing a bit at this, but thank you nonetheless. While I might be the face of this restaurant, it takes a hugely talented crew in the kitchen and in the front of the house to make this restaurant happen. They are the...More

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We feel very fortunate that we were able to get a reservation at the last minute and were able to enjoy this wonderful restaurant. My husband got the mussels with the sausage and said they were outstanding! I got the homemade mozzarella and fresh tomato...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

Thank you so much for dining with us and leaving such delightful comments. You were so fortunate to be here during mozzarella season. We make mozz daily when we have fresh tomatoes, from about August first to about right now. We'll have really good tomatoes...More

Reviewed 10 September 2015

My husband and I took a weekend trip to Winchester and did a bit of advance sleuthing on a place to celebrate his birthday with a nice dinner. We found reviews on One Block West and then checked out their menu, and thought it looked...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2015

Thank you. This made my day. After a long hard night last night, your comments were a most welcome and pleasant surprise first thing this morning. I am glad we could help make your husband's birthday special. Mission accomplished. Please come back and see us...More

Reviewed 8 September 2015

My wife and I have dined at One Block West half a dozen times over the course of the last four years and we always leave looking forward to our next visit. We usually enjoy having the chefs whim menu, but on this occasion we...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

It was great to see you once again on Saturday night, if only from the window in the kitchen. I wanted to come say hello and chat for a moment, but well, you saw how busy it was, a packed dining room. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 8 September 2015

Coming from DC, I was late. We called to postpone our reservation, and the staff did grant our request without any problem, which was great. I had requested a quiet corner and my husband and I were seated in a very nice and romantic area,...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Thank you for coming all the way from DC and visiting with us. Because we are a destination restaurant, people drive to us from all over the East Coast. And so we are familiar with the vagaries of traffic and the unpredictability of arrival times....More

Reviewed 8 September 2015

We were in town for 2 days. My wife had read a review on-line. Knowing how we love being able to taste a variety of flavors, we told the staff we would be eating just small plates. She was very accommodating. Our first selection we...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

We love people who love small plates for that is exactly how we like to eat, lots of little tastes with big flavors and not too much of anything. I find my meals are best when I want just one more bite of something. You...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

I occasionally travel to Winchester on business and the first thing I do now when I know I'm going is to make a reservation at One Block West. I have now been there three times and every time it has been spectacular. Almost every ingredient...More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

It pleases me to no end that you dine with us each time that you are here. And that you know first hand that while our menu changes each day, we put out consistently good food meal after meal. Thank you for sharing this with...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

Nice quiet atmosphere, fast and friendly wait staff, and terrific food that took me out of my comfort zone. The aged cheese appetizer was amazing, as well as the crispy pork. I will definitely take my wife there again!More

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for including us in your celebration. It always pleases me when we take people out of their comfort zones and introduce them to something new that they find that they love. We don't serve the same old food as every other restaurant....More

Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

eaten there twice with food-aware folks and everyone has been favorably impressed with menu, execution, ambiance. will certainly dine there again at next opportunity.

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

I am looking forward to cooking for you on your next visit. Thank you for helping us to continue to serve great food now into our second decade.

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24 May 2016|
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Response from ChefEd | Property representative |
Yes, we are exceptionally knowledgeable about gluten allergies/celiac disease/sprue etc. We count several celiacs among our regular customers. We do not offer a gluten-free menu though we may publish a special celiac menu at... More
26 August 2015|
Response from ChefEd | Property representative |
I am sorry to say that we are not open on Thanksgiving. It is a special time for us to be with our families. Restaurants that are open in Winchester on Thanksgiving are limited to fast food, chains, and hotel restaurants... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455
A seasonal farm-to-table restaurant featuring the best products of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in a la carte and tasting menus that change nightly. Chef Ed Matthews has been named to Best Chefs of America by his peers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
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