La Cuisine French Restaurant

4.7
1137 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine offers an authentic selection of bistro dishes drawn from the various regions of France.
Our award-winning menu focuses on unprocessed ingredients. We use local, grass-fed, antibiotic free meat and poultry when available.
Everything you taste at La Cuisine is homemade and well portioned as if you were invited to our grandmother's table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1137 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Would go again. I didn’t get to try the frog legs or the escargot but I will soon!

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Perfect2night
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Ocala.

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Oscar35
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All around very good dinner. Hostess (Owner) was very friendly and welcoming. Waiter as very goo, but a bit slow in spots. Authentic classic french food (escargot - but not hot enough temperature for me), excellent mushroom bisque and classic beef bourginoine.

I asked if they could do sweetbreads on request with advance notice. The answer was "Yes", so I'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cuisine is a go to favorite of ours! Food and service excellent. Nice to have a unique did experience. Consistency in food and service. We love LA Cuisine

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JeanE
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for a Sunday Brunch.

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RCGenjoying
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, good value, great service, the owners are there all the time, the outdoor sitting setting is very nice

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vipHeleneT
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were some hits and misses for this restaurant. First, we had alerted them that this was a special evening celebrating 2 Birthdays. We did not expect anything free but it would have been nice to have had it acknowledged.
We ordered an escargot appetizer which was excellent and Caesar salads which were extremely disappointing. The lettuce was from a bag and so wet that it deluded the dressing leaving it tasteless . The rack of lamb, short ribs and Beef Wellington were very good. The Salmon that I ordered was okay but the leek fondue on which it sat was salty as was the french fries (I couldn't eat them) which arrived warm not hot.
We did point these things out to the waitress but no one ever came over to our table

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BillC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for anniversary dinner and it is a beautiful restaurant. Ordered the escargot which was excellent. The foie gras was ok, but as my favorite thing to eat I was not excited. It was cooked perfectly, just didnt like the bread underneath or the sauce on the plate. Our entrees were very good. Had the bourguignon beef and the special a ribye steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at La Cuisine!

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vipBernie
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner at La Cuisine with the personal touch of the chef/owner caring for you to have the best experience.
This is real French bistro food in a warm and relaxing environment.
For sure we will get back...

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JudithA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but worth it. Food and service were both excellent.

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BillH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice great food

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SarahsBackstage
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio outside and requested a table near the parking lot. It was a lovely dinner. We enjoyed the Spare Ribs, French Onion Soup and the Creme Brulee dessert. I believe our servers name was Jessica. Perfect evening. We felt safe outside.

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vipDanT
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary! Couldn't have been better. Thank you to Andrew, Jessica, Amanda and, as always, Patrice. You all made it the perfect night, as you always do!!

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LadyB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating optional. Full liquor bar. Special cocktail menu. Sunday brunch. In the heart of downtown. A must visit.

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JeffN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there on Sunday for the brunch. Every time we have eaten here has been a joy. The food is always fresh and hot. The service is exceptional. Our water glasses and coffee cups never run dry. The owner is very personable and visits the patrons checking on the meals and service. Very quiet inside so you can talk and hear the person across the table . Well worth the trip and we'll be going again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! We enjoyed their private dining area for a birthday celebration with 11 guests & TV electronic capability to use laptop for slide show & zoom!

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ConnieF
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service— miss their lunches!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got there found it relatively easy but parking was scarce. It was a Friday night so the area it was located was busy. Was welcome at the hostess stand and brought right To our table. Our server Joe greeted us and offered us water. Brought out a wine menu and we started with some crafty creative cocktails. My wife had the French martini and I had the drink Better off Naked. Joe told us the impressive specials for the evening and my wife chose the curry carrot soup and I had the Lyonaisse salad with pork belly poached egg and red wine sauce. Then we transitioned to wine, my wife had the French house Pinot Noir and I had the Argentine Malbec. Wife ordered the braised Lamb shank with truffled whipped potatoes and glazed carrots and I had the Asian chile glazed boneless beef short ribs with Ratatouille. Then chef Micheal sent
Out a flourless chocolate cake with Anglaise sauce and fresh raspberries which I ordered the chocolate sazerac and wife had espresso with milk. Everything was excellent a must for most who appreciate food and drink with lots of love in the preparation!

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Wendy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the evening special - tuna. Absolutely delicious. Wait staff friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thr food was excellent and love the place which is cozy and relaxing. Definitely going back there again!

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RonaldB
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal for Valentine’s Day. We enjoyed the fixed menu and the wonderful service.

This is our favorite restaurant in the area.

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Visitor
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine French cuisine, well prepared and well presented

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service, will dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall great experience! The tasting menu for a 4 course meal was a little pricier than expected! They had a glitch with their ordering system so our server was a little scattered on our food/drink orders. Would definitely go back to try the regular menu!

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flower
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cuisine has been our favorite restaurant in Ocala for over 7 years-since before we moved here. Never disappointed and Patrice and Elody are always warm & welcoming. Wonderful food ! Jim & Ros DeLoach

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for a nice romantic place for dinner or just dinner this place is definitely it!! Great food , great service and great atmosphere!!!!
Highly recommend!!

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FakeNate
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cuisine has the food, the atmosphere, the service, the cocktails. the wine, and the feel of a great French restaurant. Patrice and Elodie have built a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner

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Dave
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our favorite restaurants for a special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Nice Nice

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to this fabulous restaurant, I am pleased. The food is always great, the staff is very attentive, the chef's will make adjustments if you have dietary needs.

Absolutely the best restaurant in town if you are looking for a outstanding culinary journey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time dining at La Cuisine. The food was delicious the wait staff was attentive and the overall dining experience was excellent. We will dine there again.

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RockyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Slipping. Food has declined in last year or so. Perhaps a new chef. The service, ambiance drinks are excellent. Prices have increased but what hasn’t.

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I am kind in giving a 4 rating. The Cesar salad was horrible. They put tomatoes on it and the only thing that was flavorful was the anchovies. IT WAS NOT A CESAR and for $8, much more was expected. I ordered a rack of lamb for $42 and I got 4 skinny ribs that were tough and bland. My wife hit the jackpot, she ordered the pork shank with scalloped potatoes and hers was outstanding. The bread was awesome and to top the dinner, we ordered the souffle which was the best we ever had. It was mango and guava and it was a masterpiece. On top of everything else, the service from Jessica was over the top.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and amazing food. This was a last minute decision, as we were only in town for a few days and glad we got in. The steak is one of the best we have had and the service was above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It hurts me to write this review., we have always had outstanding food at this restaurant This was the first time that we been disappointed with our food. There was five of us. The the filets were ordered medium and they were almost raw in the middle and was not a great cut of meat. Even after I returned it, it still came back very rare and tough. My

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flower
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Our server Charles was most attentive!!

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faye
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful evening! This was our first time trying this restaurant and will definitely be going back. The food was wonderful, there was music playing, waiter was nice. Great date nite:)

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La Cuisine French Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 433-2570.

La Cuisine French Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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