Cuvee Wine & Bistro
Cuvee Wine & Bistro

Cuvee Wine & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cuveewineocala.com/
  • Phone: (352) 351-1816
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Schumann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: David Lewis 3523511816

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 27th Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cuvee Wine & Bistro
Whether you are stopping in for a glass of wine, enjoying an exquisite dinner, celebrating a special occasion, gathering in one of our private rooms, or indulging in a premier Chef’s table, at Cuvee Wine and Bistro you’ll experience all this elegant and refined.

Upon entering the grand double doors, you’ll find yourself transported to an intimate world of fine dining, wine and relaxation, matched only by impeccable service.

Cuvee Wine & Bistro embraces the age-old relationship between food and wine. Savor seasonal dishes created with the freshest ingredients, and sample over 104 wines on our interactive wine system.

An unforgettable experience awaits you…
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cuvee Wine & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (13)special occasion (12)romantic (9)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A very special night out!
    Bill
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    One would not expect to find a restaurant of this caliber in Ocala. This was our third meal here over the past year. I guess that saying that we drive up from Sarasota (where we have numerous wonderful restaurants) for special occasion dinners says it all. Our meals as always were excellent, the service impeccable and everyone on the staff is so friendly. The ambiance is terrific. For those who have been complaining about the menu change made earlier this year, it is changing again... back to the way the previous menu was. That will make Cuvée even better. We will look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just what I was hoping for!
    nightworks1
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I took my husband here for his birthday, as he is one for the wine & food scene. The restaurant did not disappoint! They had a fantastic wine list, as well as the option to browse around the restaurant to find the wine you wished via automatic dispensers. The waitstaff was wonderful and very attentive throughout the whole meal. We would also love to go back to visit the attractively decorated bar! The ambiance was incredible, and we enjoyed every minute. I would definitely recommend going here whether it is a special occasion or just because. We were a little dressed, but there were also people who were causal; either option would not leave you uncomfortable. Fantastic place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I am used to high priced Restaurants, but this one did not provide the value for the price. I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our great 50th Anniversy
    Shuttle
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Our Waiter was outstanding. The meal was excellent and our Bannas Foster was outstanding. An event to remember. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you are willing to pay
    3putt
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    If you are willing to pay for quality, Cuvee is a good choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We have had xcellent, friendly,
    robert
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We have had xcellent, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and attentive servers (Ray, and Heather), The experience really impressed our quality-conscious and very selective friends.(ballroom dancers, physician, athelete). We've been there four times in the past six months with different couples and the service and food were consistently of the hightest quality. The self-service wine 'bars' are novel, as well at the unique food dishes, especially the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For A Ultimate Experience In Dining
    minister247
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    The food, the service, the ambiance, the friendliness of every employee cannot be beat. I would certainly rate this as the best restaurant in Ocala, a must eat at. In actuality I would rate it as one of the finest restaurants I have ever eaten at; and I have eaten at some really fine restaurants. The duck is absolutely awesome! From the moment you enter to the time you leave you will find yourself a pampered guest. The presentation of the food is as something you would see pictured in the finest gourmet magazine. Congrats for getting everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why change a good thing?
    SteaksRMe
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    My wife and I have been here a few times and though very pricey, it has been our favorite for special occasions. Unfortunately, they have made some menu changes since our last visit in May 2013, and the changes, in our opinions, were not for the better. Just about everything, now, is ala carte which has made the already high bill at the end of the meal even higher. Also, some of the menu items (such as the crab cakes) have changed and are not nearly the previous value for which you paid. We came as a foursome with some good friends to celebrate our anniversaries together and 2 of our $50 steaks had to be sent back to be recooked because they were not one, but two levels undercooked. To say we were disappointed is an understatement.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time
    Shirley
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Although slightly pricey, this restaurtant will become a favorite of ours. What really made it special beyond the goumet food was the wait staff. Our waiter Jay became our "personal" floor show during the meal - he was absolutely excellent not only in attention but his witty antics. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience
    Renae
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    I really enjoyed myself. The food was great!!! Lovely experience!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent date night
    TiecheVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The food is always great! Service is always impeccable. The ambience is perfect for a date night or any "adult" night. If your ever in Ocala you must try Cuvée.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon was overcooked. Lobster
    foodcritic
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Salmon was overcooked. Lobster Bisque was very thick and tasted like there was too much cornstarch in it. Service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, was outstanding. Atmosphere - wonderful. Wait staff - super friendly, helpful, etc. Wine selection - WOW! I don't even drink wine... but I'm sure that for a wine drinker it's amazing. Food - delicious. Dessert (bananas foster in particular) - one of the few places in a 50 mile radius that has it --- my favorite dessert ever! (they have the strawberries that they set on fire tableside as well). We go about once a month or so... my favorite restaurant for this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WONDERFUL!
    SaacVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Our favorite place to go. Beautiful interior, excellent service, and the food is the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I doubt if I will go back.
    Skiph
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    My filet was cooked perfect. My appetizer, class, I would not recommend. My table location was awful. There cheesecake is nothing to write home about. The service providers were on par with Outback. Overall I give 1 star performance. Last week I ate at the The Old Hickory Steak House in Nashville. I paid the same. I gave them 5 stars. Cuvee is way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this place
    MrsV
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The new menu is great, the wine list is terrific and the service outstanding. Having a staff that genuinely seems to care about treating their customers right only adds to the great food and wine. All in all a great experience and I would gladly return the next time I am in Ocala.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The ambiance at Cuvee Bistro is comfortable. Though the decor is not high end, the service and the food certainly are. The bartender was perfect: attentive and skilled. Our waiter, Dana, struck exactly the right balance between attentive and overly present. He guided us in our food selection and our wine selection and then created a perfect tableside bananas foster. The wine was wonderful and the steaks were great. We'll come back next time we are in this neck of the woods. It was pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the all-time best
    HoopFL
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    This was one of the best experiences we've ever had. Cuvee is always exceptional, but this was the absolute best. The new menu items are wonderful. The calamari are to die for. Steaks prepared to perfection and the lobster tails just right. The chocolate soufflé was the perfect ending. The staff was very attentive and Ray made this an evening to remember. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    John
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    This was our first time at Cuvee. The food and service were both excellent. The self select was fun but with so many different wines to chose from (over 200) was a challange to pick a good one.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Wifes lamb was awesome I ordered their special delmonico steak medium it came not flavorful and overcooked I don't mind paying a premium price for a good steak if its worth it, but at there special price of $42.00 for the steak alone i felt i could of had a better steak for that price i felt it was way overpriced for a tasteless overcooked steak.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We would liked to have had a wine list before we started looking for what wines to taste. Price for one ounce of wine is way too expensive. The wines shown on the web site were not available the night we went for dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Things have changed
    Gigi
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    WE had been to Cuvee three times in the past. We had alway split the lamb porterhouse and been very pleased that it came from the kitchen on two small plates with small sides and it was delicious. this time we went for our anniversary with another couple and the lamb was charred , not split, with no sides. Because we were taking out the other couple, I decided not to send it back or complain, as it would have ruined the ambience, which has always been the best thing about Cuvee. I may still call the manager, but at this time, I will be looking for another place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular!
    SteaksRMe
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Second time my wife and I went there. Great food, great service...what more can I say?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining in Ocala????
    MsMoore
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Great decor and lovely ambience. Amazing wine list and crab cakes! This is definitely fine dining in Ocala. One of the nicest places I've been to in north central florida. Worth the time and money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went for our 31st anniversary
    jerseynik
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    went for our 31st anniversary and was absolutely wonderful!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 night stand
    ablePalate
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    We were passing through and decided to spend the night in Ocala and check out Cuvee Wine & Bistro. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere, though a bit quirky, was romantic with great tall booths and silk draperies. The steak was in the top ten best ever, and I come from cattle farmers! Our waiter was very personal and attentive. And, the Pièce de résistance is the huge selection of wines by the glass! Cuvee's fancy system for maintaining multiple open bottles allows the diner to choose a different glass with each course without fear of receiving a spoiled glass of wine. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    VillageDiner
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    Cuvee Wine & Bistro is a great place for wine lovers. Extensive wine list as well as automated wine pour system which allows the diner to try 1, 2 or larger ounce pours which go on a card which is expensed at the end of the dining experience. Also a full service bar. Staff knowledgeable, service was wonderful and the food outstanding. Great place for a special occasion or romantic dinner. Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuvee Wine & Bistro hits the target
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    The Cuvee Wine and Bistro provides a beautiful fine dining experience where you can enjoy excellent food and wine in a quiet setting. We also noted that larger groups can be accommodated as well. Service was excellent. We were celebrating a special birthday, and we made a note of this to the restaurant when making online reservations. Without prompting or mentioning this during our visit, our friends birthday was recognized with a spectacular, sparkling roman type of candle that ended our evening perfectly. We will definitely return to this lovely restaurant who rates A+ on our list and are happy to recommend you to our family and friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our first visit, and will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Our first visit, and will go back again. A little pricey but food and service more than made up for that.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive for the amount
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Too expensive for the amount and quality of food. Calamari appetizer was extremely salty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Both times we have visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Both times we have visited this restaurant the food and service have been outstanding. The experience provided a fun and memorable occasion and we will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience... will be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    great experience... will be back loved our server jessie!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were recommended to Cuvee
    Monkster
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We were recommended to Cuvee and were not disappointed with the service, food and ambiance of the place. We will be back again many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time at Cuvee and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    First time at Cuvee and we LOVED it! Our server was Ray and he did an outstanding job. It was my birthday and he offered bananas fosters tableside with a candle! Wonderful wine selection and fairly priced. Cant' wait to return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful time. Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Had a wonderful time. Special event for a birthday and was very pleased. We would recommend and will be back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed our time and meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    We enjoyed our time and meal. Our waiter was excellent in the knowledge of food and wine. This is a place to come to on special occasions...a little pricey for everyday. Overall we enjoyed from much. thank you
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • definitely not cheap but certainly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    definitely not cheap but certainly worth the cost, everything was excellent and we will definitely go back for every special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go! Great for special occassion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    If this restaurant was in NYC or some other very sophisticated food scene, it'd probably still be a solid 4 stars. Considering it's in Central Florida, I wish I could give it 6! It's tiny, the ambiance is very modern, romantic and chic. The food comes in smaller portions (you leave very full, but not much left over) but the food is INCREDIBLY good. Best chef in Ocala works here. Our waiter was so sweet and attentive and did not rush us in the least. The restaurant is the kind of place where you go to savor and take your time. Every sip of wine (they have HUGE wine menu) was perfection, every bite seemingly better than the last. Highly recommend. An appetizer, 2 drinks and 2 entrees and a 20% tip meant we left there paying about $9
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was exceptional. Bananas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Food was exceptional. Bananas Foster... just as good as Bern's in Tampa... but not 2 hours away.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing food. One of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Amazing food. One of the best in town and they offer small portions at reasonable pricing for upscale dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic