definitely not cheap but certainly
definitely not cheap but certainly worth the cost, everything was excellent and we will definitely go back for every special occasion!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Go! Great for special occassion
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
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our time and meal.
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
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful time. Special
Had a wonderful time. Special event for a birthday and was very pleased. We would recommend and will be back.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time at Cuvee and we
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!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were recommended to Cuvee
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.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
great experience... will be
great experience... will be back loved our server jessie!!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both times we have visited
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.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first visit, and will
Our first visit, and will go back again. A little pricey but food and service more than made up for that.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cuvee Wine & Bistro hits the target
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.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
1 night stand
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!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
went for our 31st anniversary
went for our 31st anniversary and was absolutely wonderful!!!!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Dining in Ocala????
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!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time my wife and I went there. Great food, great service...what more can I say?
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the all-time best
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.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place
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.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Great Steaks
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.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place to go. Beautiful interior, excellent service, and the food is the best in the area.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent in every way
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.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent date night
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.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed myself. The food was great!!! Lovely experience!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
For A Ultimate Experience In Dining
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.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have had xcellent, friendly,
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.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are willing to pay
If you are willing to pay for quality, Cuvee is a good choice
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our great 50th Anniversy
Our Waiter was outstanding. The meal was excellent and our Bannas Foster was outstanding. An event to remember.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special night out!
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!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what I was hoping for!
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!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Easily Impressed
The Harris houses (Phoenix and San Francisco) have provided me some of my best lifetime meat experiences, but the "strip" I had, though cooked perfectly, really didn't measure up to the quality I expected. Coupled with the previously frozen calamari, presented in a terrific mix of flavors, kind of killed my enthusiasm. Overall, however, it was a great experience and I will do it again!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris and Tokyo mixed together
I lived in Paris, France for 5 years and spent 3 years in Japan! I can say from the bottom of my heart, that this was a great culinary experience! It blends the fusion of the orient with French - talian cuisine. The wine selection is truly awesome! Don't miss this restaurant if you are in Ocala, Florida!!! Bon Appitit!!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cuvee is a GEM
The decor is amazing at Cuvee. Four of us started out at the gorgeous bar for a drink. Their "house wine" is Rosenblum. We were then seated at a booth and Dana was our server. Tuesdays they have half price bottles of wine and we took advantage of that. We had a cup of the grouper chowder, the special of the day - divine. Our entrees were the shrimp and avocado, and steak with parmesan risotto. Both were excellent. Bananas Foster cooked at the table finished off the meal. We are so happy to have an upscale restaurant so close by.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent. Bread
Service was excellent. Bread very good--scallops appetizer tasty but more should have provided--also scallops were placed on large slab of nearly tasteless cucumber. Entrees very good, as were desserts. Overall, very enjoyable.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around great experience.
All around great experience. The cocktails and wine list were excellent. The grouper special was delicious and perfectly cooked.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious meal but overpriced
The restaurant recently changed their menu and the prices were quite high. I will pay extra for good food, service and ambiance, but with the new pricing, I think they have overdone it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place for special events
It was our 9th anniversary and had never been to Cuvee's. I will say there could not have been any other place in Ocala that could have made our evening any more special. Our waiter was great.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new menu! So happy about fewer big steaks and more succulent seafood and sauces.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant experience in 3 yrs
If you are a wine lover, it is fun to work through the 104 bottles of wine available "on tap". Each has a description and is available in 1, 2.5 or 5 oz servings. You get a "credit card" to track your purchases for the evening, and you push buttons with a glass below the spigot of choice. Ask for Jay to be your server when you go. Food was terrific...get the largest cheese tray to start or finish...you won't be sorry.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our first visit to Cuvee. Friends suggested reserving a booth which was very private and very quiet. I did feel I needed a booster seat though!! We had 3 different entrees and we each enjoyed them immensely. Service was excellent - just attentive enough. Cocktails were generous; wine was excellent. I would rather dine once at Cuvee rather than 10 times at a bargain restaurant.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
The food, service and overall dining experience is a pleasure at Cuvée and it cannot be overstated how good this restaurant is.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foodie Paradise unless on a budget
This restaurant is very good for intimate dining. They serve a large and small portion which is always appreciated by the ladies. We had the Pescatore which was a combination of seafood delicately served over pasta or risotto...outstanding flavor. The menu lists wine pairings which absolutely compliment your meal and using the wine card system lets you get 1, 2 or 4 oz. servings. The martinis are wonderful but on the smaller side, so sip slowly...$10 a pop. Over all a great find but not for the person looking for quantity or happy hour. This is a foodie's hot spot but you could easily drop $200 on dinner and drinks here for a couple.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love steaks, this is a great place, and if on top of that you know your wine, this is a great place for tasting some very special wine by the glass.
Very good place
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you Cuvee!
My fiancé and I had another wonderful evening at Cuvee! We decided to share some small plates and what fun we had! We started with a deconstructed oysters Rockefeller light and crispy and oh so good. We followed that with some perfectly cooked scallops atop a pork belly that was very flavorful. We finished with the mussels... again, flavorful and perfectly prepared. Oh my. Of course we had some lovely wine to accompany our meal and Jesse, our server, was awesome as always.
Thank you Cuvee for another wonderful experience. We look forward to the next one!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A rare find for Ocala
It is surprising to find a fine dining experience in Ocala. There are only a few nice restaurants in this area. The menu is creative, the wine selection is varied, the food is well -prepared and presented. The restaurant, staff, food, and ambience are such that you would only find in big cities. It was a refreshing experience. We loved being able to taste test the wines. Our waiter, Dana, came well-recommended and he exceeded our expectations.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Cuvée and we found it most enjoyable! The service and food were excellent!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful date night
Really enjoyed our date night. Had the lamb flat bread as an appetizer which was exquisite. The bone in rib eye was one of the best I've had. The service was excellent. We will be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM