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La Cuisine French Restaurant

4.7
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1014 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 1014 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Shana Tova!!! We went to La Cuisine for Rosh Hashanah 2020 (5781) and it was a blast. Food was excellent and atmosphere was very European. Very impressive for a restaurant in Ocala, Fl. The live entertainment was phenomenal. She was like listening to Edith Piaf while dining. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend you visit La Cuisine French Restaurant.

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MidnightC
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I think because I've eaten at some high end French restaurants in larger towns, my expectations were too high. The food was very good, I think the lower review comes from the waitstaff. I was quite disappointed. I won't knit pick because we are from out of town and maybe the waiter was having an off night. In these pandemic times, with half the tables to attend, I would expect the service would have been higher. Beyond that, we were very happy with the food and the espresso martini I had was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time to La Cuisine and we’ll definitely be back. Service and food were fantastic. Courses were properly timed. 10/10 experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and evening!

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Devildog
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful restaurant and staff. Service was superb; food was fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a large reservation for my husbands birthday and La Cuisine’s service was excellent! Food was amazing, highly recommend!

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ArtMaeGrnlf
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready on arrival in a quiet corner where we celebrated 52 years of marriage. Hostess, wait staff and owner we cordial, making us welcome. The food was excellent! Five stars from us!

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Larry
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, good bread, good service. Very nice restaurant and experience. The only negative was an excessive markup on wine.

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vipSaac
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipKaren
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disappointed in limited menu but food was good as usual

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rayt
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It favorably compared to restaurants we have visited in Paris, with excellent service and truly authentic French food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Only complaint is lack of notations on the menu for dairy and gluten etc. food, drinks service all very good.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was a pleasant experience. Parking was an issue, not convenient!

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DEWW
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return visit for us, again had an excellent experience. Would recommend for any special occasion.

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CarrollE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice of entrees. My wife enjoyed the prime rib for her birthday and I, the pork Jerrad. Both cooked to perfection and delicious. Scallops appetizer excellent. Waiter Charles and assistants outstanding. Chocolate Mousse dessert (on the house) delicious.

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Ocalagal34
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This, our first visit to La Cuisine, was for my husband's birthday. Despite COVID restrictions, all went smoothly and efficiently. Intimate decor, soft lighting and subtle French music invited one to relax and prepare for a pleasant evening
Amanda, our server, was top notch from beginning to end. Our drinks, a bourbon Manhattan and a non-alcoholic 'cocktail-like" blend Amanda concocted for me, were very nicely done. We were not rushed whatsoever, yet Amanda appeared when the timing was right. She was well versed on the menu items, made suggestions when asked and made everything seem effortless. The 'special' scallops appetizer was an ideal choice to begin our meal. It was followed by entrees of Scottish salmon and duck a l'orange, with gratin potatoes and brussel sprouts. Both dishes were very tasty. The artfully decorated desserts were melt-in-the mouth scrumptious - creme brulee and a raspberry/lemon souffle - the ideal ending to an outstanding meal. This was an occasion to remember on every level. We look forward to our next visit soon!

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Trashman2
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends to celebrate our and their Anniversaries. Had a great leisurely meal. We had a very attentive server. I love how they don't rush you so you can just relax and enjoy.

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EC23
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing! Excellent service from knowledgeable staff. Very quiet and romantic for our Anniversary meal. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food! Enjoyed our visit, will definitely be back.

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Alaskantransplant
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's favorite restaurant for a good reason. Great service, and food.

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RonaldB
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was outstanding.

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EddieD
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID 19 this was the first time we had eaten out since March .
We asked to be seated outside so we would feel safe.
The La Cuisine staff did exactly that. All staff wore face masks and adhered to the new safety regulations.
The food was fantastic, service friendly and it was great value for money.
I would recommend this restaurant .
Best French food in central Florida.
Well done Patrice and team.

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vipJohnS
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful resturant for a romantic dinner. Food and service were excellent. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect, friendly and extremely accommodating for 6 people at brunch. La Cuisine is our second home on Sundays to spend time with friends and family.

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Cechingup
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the ambience at LaCuisine is truly what makes it a delight to eat there. The decor is very French and the service is almost always exceptional. The wine is also very French and the owners certainly know how to select the right wine with your meal should you ask for their suggestions. Patrice and Elodie are so very personable and will always come over for a short chat....they exude French charm
Overall, a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This was our 2nd visit. The food was still fantastic; it was the service that was lacking. We understand that the server was fairly new to the restaurant (and seemed to be in the weeds).

What we did notice was that, other than the food runner, none of the others pitched in to help (like our previous visit). Maybe he didn’t ask, who knows.

We will still go to this restaurant and will still recommend it to others. I just hope the new server gets his bearings soon.

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Mela
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and wonderful French food. Love this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
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
5 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
20 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
3 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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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 1014 OpenTable diners.

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