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La Cuisine French Restaurant

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986 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 986 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first visit. Getting out during the “corona” season isn’t always the easiest; so it was a nice treat for us. Since it’s summer, not as busy (no snowbirds), which made it easy to get a reservation. Servers were very kind and helpful; very knowledgeable of the menu.

I Had the salmon, which was done perfectly. The roasted garlic for an appetizer was nice, especially with the yummy bread they offer. Husband had the beef bourguignon, which he loved. Have to say, it was really hard to choose from the menu, since it all looks very good. I think next time I will either try the braised beef ribs or the pork shank.

Dessert was a nice treat. We only had room in our bellies to split one, so we chose the apple tart tatin (w/a cappuccino). Not too heavy, since hubby ate most of it. Still came home stuffed.

We will definitely be returning here for date night.

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EileenP
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent tasting food. wait staff quick and efficient.

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vipMcstump
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Blame it on the pandemic but they were not up to their standard tonight. The grouper was small pieces and just so so. The beef short ribs were cooked well but had a lot more fat than I normally expect. Our server, Amanda was terrific. We will go back as one poor to bad experience should not be final

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vincentm
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still my favorite restaurant in this area. We drive ine hour to get here.

I always say that I cannot wait to back again.

We have never been disappointed.

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RayT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual! They really helped us celebrate our 30th anniversary. Food superb, wait staff great & attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food & service!!

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KayrlH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can only celebrate Bastille Day (7/14) at La Cuisine with a special treat of moules frites! The food and ambience are always winners. Felt very comfortable-masks and social distancing appropriate.

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vipScottD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous! I look forward to my Ocala trips because I know I can visit La Cuisine!

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vipKenD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure and amazing food! Great service, wine and meal :)

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Stu30
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food as always. Excellent presentation and Kevin and his partner did an excellent job anticipating our needs without hovering. This was an anniversary dinner and both the food and ambiance made it a very “special” occasion. Would highly recommend!!!!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The brunch menu at La Cuisine was unique and creative. Both of our meals were served promptly and were delicious with good presentation and unique tastes. The service was professional, courteous and well set-up for social distancing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there, experience was outstanding from food to server to ambiance!

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vipMargilite
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare find in downtown Ocala. Had a great experience. Food was delicious, plenty of social distance between diners and staff very aware of safety precautions.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list.
Fabulous food served by expert staff.
Background music is background music - you can have a conversation.
Ice cream to die for.

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LaurenT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ooooo la la
La Cusine. 😊
Always a treat to have a meal there

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LenN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French restaurants. The escargot were excellent. Nice atmosphere. Sauces were favorable and authentic. Good wine list. Great for a night out or a special occasion. Will definitely be going back.

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vipCarla
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the wait staff was amazing!

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Stu30
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our brunch reservation but hostess took care of us and seated us immediately. Our server was Jessie and she did an outstanding job; very attentive and personable but never hovering. Both the omelet that I ordered and the French Toast that my wife ordered were excellent, from presentation to the very last bite. Will definitely be back for another Sunday Brunch!!!!

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CharlesC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time at this place. Stayed in Ocala overnight just to go to this restaurant. Must do restaurant in the Central Florida area. If you are looking for a gem in a sea of regular stones this is it.

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JanetA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rack of lamb and Duck ale orange was superb. Love the French bread. Escargot was magnificent. Will be back. Chocolate mousse for surprise Belated birthday at no charge was unexpected.

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vipDonaldU
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed, we went tonight with some friends that had never been and they were amazed. Great food with a fantastic service and a wonderful atmosphere. If you’ve never tried this restaurant you have to come and you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

-Romantic and food was delicious

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Tater
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was also very good.

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vipSemperfimom
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server was pleasant, but never checked back to see if our dinners were ok. We think he was trying to cover too many tables too spread out. We finally had to ask the hostess for salt and pepper when we were halfway through our entree course. Our smoked calamari appetizer and both entrees (rack of lamb) were cold. Best part of the meal was the au gratin potatoes and the bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic classic French cuisine. French onion soup, the real deal.
Escargot classically prepared.
Duck a la orange, tender and flavorful.
Beef bourginone flavor deep and intense.
Potato gratin, perfect.
Overall the best fine dining anywhere around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. When we arrived the table was set and ready for us. Everyone was so attentive to us and the owner even stopped by our table. Everything was delicious. La Cusine is one of our favorite restaurants in Ocala for these reasons and so many more.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite brunch place in Ocala. They are incredible people giving incredible service in a beautiful atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The service as well as the food was superb. This will be our go to French restaurant from now on. I would recommend this place to all Francophiles.

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vipJohnS
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Impressive wine list.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, awesome atmosphere and amazing food. Pricey, but worth it.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out standing performance and food recommend it to Everybody

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DanT
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introduced my brother to La Cuisine after bragging about Chef Patrice for years. As always, service and food was excellent! Special shout out to Jes, our server, and Andrew, our bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and excellent meal. Elegant restaurant.

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vipocalafoodie
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great as always, plenty of space between tables, had cocktails, pate" , grouper in white wine-butter-lemon, other was lobster ravioli fresh made
good service and high quality food
go for terrific food/ service/ cocktails
support the local scene

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration went well. Service was very attentive and food and wine delicious! Ambience is romantic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went out with dear friends who just got married after thirty years together.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambience was nice. Unfortunately the mushroom soup was served lukewarm and the grouper was so so. The filet mignon was very good and the scallops were excellent.

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JohnC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining at La Cuisine in Ocala was wonderful. From start to finish all courses were served with precision and each course was delicious. Two of us had the pork porterhouse, which was done just right and with the sauce was delicious. The other two had the grouper, which they both said was the best that they ever had.
We will be going back soon.

JJ
JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb is the best I've ever had. We've been there about 5 times and everything is perfect each time.

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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 986 OpenTable diners.

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