Cuvee Wine & Bistro
Cuvee Wine & Bistro

Cuvee Wine & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cuveewineocala.com/
  • Phone: 3523511816
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Cuvee Wine & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.3
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (23)special occasion (22)romantic (20)fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • New Menu
    Snowbird
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Cuvée has a new menu and everything that we ordered was wonderful. Rack of lamb- excellent with a beautiful presentation. Harris ranch filets didn't disappoint either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • big bucks
    joannahs
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This is a unique place with lots of wines to taste, but the prices are high and that somewhat dims the great wine experience. The food was good but also pricey. A wine pairing with little plates would be my way to go with this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th Wedding Anniversary
    Kitty
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we were so supprised and delighted with Cuvee. The wines were great as well as the food and service. We are thinking of coming back for my birthday this month because we enjoyed our wedding celebration at Cuvee so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was cooked perfectly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was cooked perfectly (I had the duck) and the service was top notch. Ambience was nice and I never felt that I was kept waiting long. We were doted upon the whole time. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service in Area!
    Marty
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Our server was skilled and knowledgeable on a variety of specials including a drink my wife enjoys called an "orange blossom" and it was perfect! We wanted a romantic and special meal since she will be going for surgery in a few days and lovely food will not be on the menu for quite some time. Cuvee is the place to enjoy life and great food, good times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night at Cuvee
    TomT
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Dinner at Cuvee Wine & Bistro is always memorable. The food is consistently very good and the service is prompt. They are a bit pricey, so it's not a weekly experience for us; usually reserved for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    bobd
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    It was great to find a restaurant this good in Ocala.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuvee Is Wonderful!
    NamasteGirl
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had a fantastic experience. It was our first time @Cuvee and our waiter walked us through the entire experience of selecting & sampling various wines and walked us around showing us where the various wines were located. Our food was excellent and we will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    FredJ
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday. Learned about the wine sampling and the wine card. Wonderful experience and opportunity to sample 1 ounce wines without having to depend on a label or sommelier to tell you about a wine. My wife had the Pescatore - a dish with lobster, shrimp and scallops. Usually served over risotto, she opted for linguini. Good thing she chose the smaller portion - she never would have finished the larger. I ordered a special for the evening - grilled jumbo shrimp and a pork chop. The shrimp was covered in a sauce of key lime, tequila and honey - excellent. We also shared the Stilton Salad - too large for 1 person to eat before the main course. Bananas Foster for dessert. Reasonable prices - definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wrong night to visit
    HoopFL
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Cuvee' is one of our favorite places in Ocala for a nice evening out, so decided to go on New Yrs Eve. Made res & but only time available was 9. Arrived at 9, but were told there would be a 30 m wait. Probably should have left at that point but decided to wait. They served the waitees a bruschette app which was delicious & things looked up, but unfortunately they went downhill. We were finally seated at a small table right next to the bar with the bartender as our waiter. Had Bison meatballs as an app which were fabulous. We had the braised duck & the grouper which were terrific. But, the overall noise, kitchen yelling, and double duty of our waiter/bartender did the night in. They obviously overbooked. We won't make that mistake again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Dinning Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food good as always, however three people at the table had the filet and one had the surf and turf. All presentation were good however in each case other then the meat all side dishes were just above room temperature. we were not happy since we brought another couple and explain how satisfied we have always been. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuvee NYE
    Takemymoney4greatfood
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was great. Most fixed NYE menus that I have tried have been poor at most restaurants. However, Cuvee was great. My wife and I tried most of the fixed menu and enjoyed a great wine that was suggested by the server. The restaurant looks nice and they have wine coolers everywhere. We did not do a wine sampling but it was an option. I would recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typically Cuvee offers great
    Nolelander
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Typically Cuvee offers great food. This evening was an exception with under cooked red snapper and over cooked scallops / crab & shrimp. Still we will return for the food is usually very good and the wine list unequaled in Ocala.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. The service was great and the server was excellent seeing to our needs right away. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I had a great time at Cuvée the food was great and the atmosphere was perfect for my romantic evening our with my significant other. I would recommend this restaurant to any of my friends looking for a quality romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confused
    confused
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    I have not been there yet,,, THis is the 3rd email regarding my experience, the first one had the wrong date, and apparently you have the wrong one again.. I have been to the restaurant several times and it has been great, booking through the internet with you , has not been.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Anniversary Meal
    ScottsGirl
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    From start to finish, we were treated with amazing service from Celina our lovely waitress. My husband had the ribeye and I had the pork chops. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. I then tried the berry cobbler delish. Expensive, but a nice treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than I expected.
    citruscountyreview
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I took my wife to Cuvee for our 5th anniversary. The service was exceptional; Ray was our Waitor. The food was prepared quickly, and accurately. Ray recommended a wine that my wife loved. She ordered tequila Lime Chicken and said it was delicious. I had the Pascatore and it was exceptional. I thought it would be loaded with pasta and sauce with a bit of meat. I was mistaken it was very generous with the lobster, shrimp, and scallops. I was very impressed with the laid back dining environment also. To finish the evening, Ray bought us desert, with a sparkler on top :) The prices were great as well; you get more than you would expect for what you pay. I am very impressed with Cuvee; I will recommend them to everyone. Thanks Cuvee ;)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This was our first time at Cuvée and we found it most enjoyable! The service and food were excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful date night
    Bobby
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A rare find for Ocala
    tcurtis
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Cuvee!
    jode311
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak lover
    Jacbdr
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for the quality
    paulVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Too expensive for the quality of the menu. The first wine I tried was spoiled but they made it good. Heard it was one of the top 100 spots to buy wine in the US. Others in my party liked it better than I did.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie Paradise unless on a budget
    luvsgormet
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    Mike
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    The food, service and overall dining experience is a pleasure at Cuvée and it cannot be overstated how good this restaurant is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy ambiance
    SunnyDays
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant experience in 3 yrs
    Joephlibeetz
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful
    jode311
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Love the new menu! So happy about fewer big steaks and more succulent seafood and sauces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for special events
    Ocala4Ever
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal but overpriced
    Relopsj
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great experience.
    SBetty
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    All around great experience. The cocktails and wine list were excellent. The grouper special was delicious and perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent. Bread
    donotbite
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuvee is a GEM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris and Tokyo mixed together
    Piaff
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Easily Impressed
    dber
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.