La Cuisine French Restaurant

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647 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 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for a romantic evening in a French atmosphere! We will be offering a $79 three-course menu. Reservations are required. (regular dinner menu won't be available that night).

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife there to celebrate a special occasion. I got the short ribs and she got the grouper. Both were amazing. A bit pricy, but for a special occasion, you won’t regret it.

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PG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable! I had the grouper meunière and my wife had the organic half roast chicken. The lemon brown butter sauce on the grouper was to die for! We will definitely be back. If you’re traveling to or through Ocala, FL I highly suggest eating at La Cuisine!

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BH
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timers...Superb French Food wait staff knowledgeable of menus and wine listings

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I expected in a high quality French restaurant!

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JN
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We often go to La Cuisine and the folks from Owner Patrice and Chef Chad to all of the servers are exceptionally friendly and very knowledgeable. We have to drive 50 minutes to get to this restaurant, so you can see that we really enjoy it. I tried the Ostrich (which was a special item during the time we were there and not on the regular menu) and it was very good. My wife says the Onion Soup is the best she's ever had and I have to agree.

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place in Ocala, and by far our favorite French resturant. Chef specials are out of this world, and service is spot on.

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DE
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent New Years eve there, food was excellent. We had Jessie as our server and she made for a very enjoyable evening.

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EL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous evening. Never unhappy eating here. Owners always visible & pleasant.

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BS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were very impressed with the food and the service.

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p
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not visited La Cuisine in a couple of years and were pleasantly surprized about how good the service and food was. They have added a couple of new items since we were there last and everything was delicious. We really enjoyed our meal and the service was great.

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DT
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Funday!! As always the food and service was outstanding!

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R
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Our server was very friendly and prompt. It was our birthday dinner and couldn't ask
for anything better. The prices seemed to be on the high side. It needed a little more decor in the dining room. Overall it was great!

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IF
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible French restaurant in downtown Ocala. Pricey, but very worth it. I got the beef short ribs which just fell off the bone with every bite. The French onion soup was already delicious and not very salty. Overall, the food, service, and atmosphere makes this restaurant a 5-star experience. Highly recommend (and make a reservation!)

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was very nice and the server was polite and efficient . Also, the food was presented well and it was delicious .

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OT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and it's a tradition to have Christmas eve dinner here. We are never disappointed. Charming and elegant.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French restaurant, wonderful ambiance, could really feel the flavor of Europe.

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BK
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to La Cuisine, and we love this restaurant. The food and service and suberb, and the restaurant colors are cozy and inviting. We will return for special occasions. Our waiter was Joe , and he was very good.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, good wine, a delicious meal and wonderful music. Such a warm, welcoming place.

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RK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. Been here a few times. We went on a busy night so it does get crowded and the servers get a little behind. Still way better than chain experience. Beautiful atmosphere, and I am a lamb lover and they have the best in Ocala hands down.

Local entertainments and singers as well.

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

small room great for conversation with nearby excellent soft mellow entertainment. Service excellent, dinner recommendation superb and food choices for each party well prepared and tasty. My grouper entree excellent. Better than any restaurant I have been in for a long time. Worth the drive from Gainesville without a doubt.

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BT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It was our 32nd anniversary dinner and previously have had delicious food, sea bass! wonderful soufle', however, both our meals and service were atrocious. My braised ribs, a special, seemed to be old and dried out with fresh sauce poured over, overwhelming flavor of wine. My spouse had duck, which she especially looks forward to the crispy skin. This duck seemed to be old, did fall off the bone but I think perhaps because it was steamed, there was nothing crispy nor did it have a good duck flavor. The only thing we enjoyed were the mashed potatoes. Not happy with selections and chose a 'slight' lol $4 !!! upcharge on the saute spinach. Told the server I did not like it and did not eat it yet he charged $4 for it. Also thought the drinks were good, but at $12 each, they should be! The souffle was good, though not fond of the molasses and fig flavor that night. The server was just bad, new? inexperienced? lazy? all of the above. The butter came after my roll was gone. He did not clear dirty dishes and the souffle arrived with the table covered in trash. Noticed the neighboring table of four had similar problems with him.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, we will have to come back for brunch

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CF
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Took 5 other people who had never been. All of them also loved it.

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RB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in the area.

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t
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful dinning establishment. The interior décor was very well done that gave it a rich warm feeling. OK now to the main event. A very personable young woman, Amanda, greeted us and got us started with our wine selection, and informed us of the specials. We placed our order and were served promptly. I had the Scottish Salmon and my wife had the Grouper Meuniere, both were done to perfection. The sides gratin potatoes and ratatouille were excellent as well. Will definitely return to La Cuisine.

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LM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It's been better ... The duck was overbooked and dry, the pork Jarrett was cooked perfectly, but the sauce was very salty. Desserts were perfect!

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PA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good experience, great service and nice ambiance and good food. It irks me though when a high end restaurant charges extra for anchovies on a caesar salad how tacky.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Frog legs to salty. The duck was very dry. I ate everything regardless of that because I was hungry.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and better food !!!! Don’t leave without trying the escargots !!!

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ET
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful surroundings, attentive service, consistently excellent dishes, and occasional live music on the weekend all dependably add up to a memorable dining experience at the beautiful La Cuisine restaurant in Ocala. It is such a treat to dine on special dishes that may include duck, sweetbreads, pates, or foie gras only to be enjoyed locally at La Cuisine. It is no wonder that La Cuisine has consistently received the Golden Spoon award for its creative and exquisite dining fare.

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h
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in all respects from the moment you enter until you regrettingly leave you are not disappointed

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S
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Service was outstanding. Would recommend the steak tartare, frogs legs, and escargot. We were pleasantly surprised. Suggest they add Dover Sole to the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was great, except the parking was limited and difficult to maneuver.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so happy with my lunch on Friday that I went back for brunch on Sunday. My new favorite spot!

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CQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, with a genuine feel of intimacy. Will be coming back again and again.

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r
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great french cuisine. a place to go for something special with some one special.

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VN
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend and I shared the Charcuterie meat tray with the cheese board, which was excellent in presentation, taste, variety. Along with an excellent Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, made for a lovely long catch up session! Kevin is a friendly, knowledgeable and engaging attendant. He had great suggestions and enhanced the experience.

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TT
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual, the food was excellent and the service was very good. The disappointment came with the check. Two couples had their entrees over charged by $5.00 each. These were the grouper selection. When asked about it the server came up with a very lame excuse about they were getting new menus but they had not been printed yet. In addition, the cocktails were over charged by .50 also. As much as we like La Cuisine, it may be a long time before we return.

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GN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless dining experience. Steak Tartare was fantastic. Great onion soup. Delicious burger.

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