La Cuisine French Restaurant

4.7
1428 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1428 people are saying
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vipBeachPoppa
Jacksonville
52 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good but portions small compared to price. Service was good and ambiance good. Sorry, I
just can’t rate anything better than good. But
I will return for the Grouper and Lamb.

JJ
vipJoeJ
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at La Cuisine. The food was outstanding, and so was the wine.

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DawnF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and live entertainment was amazing. Would go back

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horsedad
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at La Cuisine was stellar. Service was excellent. Great ambiance and it is in a nice location. We had escargots, mussels, cassoulet, grouper, creme brulee--all outstanding. The bread is crusty and delicious. Will definitely go back next time I am in Ocala.

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Kelsey
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. I think the limited menu will keep us from coming back to brunch but will come again for dinner. I think your food is superb.
I also miss having lunch here.

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vipBernard
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends at this restaurant that never disappoint. The food is delicious and the traditional French recipes are amazing - cassoulet, boeuf bourguignon, escargot, etc.
The service was attentive and friendly.

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RodandLynne
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Cuisine, our food is always delicious and the family friendly service is top notch, one of our very favorite restaurants in Ocala.

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Justjoan
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant with very good food & service!

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vipDanT
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always. Although we’re very sad that the Mac & Cheese was taken off the menu. 😥

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. We have lived in Ocala but this was our first time. Our only regret is that we had not visited sooner. We highly recommend La Cuisine for outstanding food, service, setting and value. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fat the best restaurant I’ve been to in Ocalla, I am an avid gormand and give this place an enthusiastic thumbs up!

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HaroldQ
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience1

After recently moving to Ocala, we had high hopes for our Sunday brunch but unfortunately there were a number of disappointments beginning with sharing the dining room with an infant who really didn't want to be there. We raised five children so it's not like we are inexperienced but we never brought our children into a fine dining establishment until they were old enough to be quite, polite and respectful of others. Also, as individuals who maintain a low or no pork diet, we didn't have any issues with ordering our menu items ex-pork but the staff weren't as attentive to the matter. Fortunately the bottomless mimosas and our accommodating hostest kept the mood at the table positive for what perhaps could have been a disastrous Sunday brunch. Although La Cuisine is not at the top of our list for a fine dining experience, it is one of a limited number for French and will most likely try the dinner menu in the near future.

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vipmartygreene
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience. Great food, stellar service and very friendly staff

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JPatrickB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a special occasion at La Cuisine. An amazing gem in Ocala. We travel through this area every year and ALWAYS stop here for dinner

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Brian
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Classy experience, but expensive.

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DanS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate dining at its finest! 3 course meal was not rushed and everything prepared to best expectation. Definitely recommend La Cuisine of Ocala.

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LizaJane
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

La Cuisine is my favorite restaurant in Ocala. The brunch was quite nice but not up to the dinner menu which I rate at 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Wasn't pleased with my experience. Arrived early to listen to Maranda. Waited 20 to 25 minutes at the bar for a drink. Would have understood if the bartender said I'll be with you shortly. I felt like we didn't exist. Service just seemed off.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor patio dining is pleasant. Our server was very attentive and we were pleased with everything we ordered. We are looking forward to returning for brunch !

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vipJoannS
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was very slow. Escargot came out Luke warm. Caesar salad dressing was mostly water. Food was mediocre. Will not be back.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and nice birthday dinner celebration. Thank you!

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GreggR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Perfect for any special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Price for meal was extremely high for quality of food. Paying for bread for the table?
Otherwise service was good.
Nice atmosphere.

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Fashionista
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best French restaurant! Great food and great service!

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BKUHL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

My wife and I were seated at an outside table right outside the door with an umbrella next to my chair. The umbrella stand made it uncomfortable to move. In fact I hit my elbow and even my head on the umbrella mechanism several times. That being said, the food was its typical quality which made the umbrella easy to overlook.

Service, however, was quite lacking. The young lady seemed to rather be anywhere but at work, exhibiting little to no personality. I do not remember a single smile or greeting. This is in stark contrast to the young man who served us during our previous visit. She never mentioned the brunch specials, which I overheard another server recite to another table after we had received our meals.

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NBJB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The town square of Ocala is lit up beautifully, & Le Cuisine adds to it.

We enjoyed the experience, however the Casoulette was a bit disappointing; too thick.

Everything else was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !!!

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KJCFL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time back to La Cuisine, highly recommend, both inside dining and outside on the patio too!

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Marcia
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It is decorated so nice, and the food and service are outstanding. We enjoy coming here for special occasions.

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DaveS
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner!

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SusanG
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual

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PatriciaL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with fantastic French food. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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Genie
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic French cuisine. Old fashioned dishes you cannot find most places, like beef bourginon and cassoulet. Fantastic steak tartar. Excellent service.

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BKUHL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cannot say enough about the quality of the food. The short ribs were extremely tender and melted in my mouth. The onion soup was outstanding and the seasonal ice cream was the creamiest I have ever had. The service was a bit slow, but that was apparently due to an injury and hospitalization of one of the kitchen staff. We sat outside and were surprised they had not installed heaters. By the end of the evening I was actually shivering. In spite of these slight negatives, La Cuisine is now our "go to" spot. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Typically we love this restaurant. Unfortunately this last visit wasn’t as good as usual. Waitress was polite but never even introduced herself. Menu has changed and prices have skyrocketed. No specials anymore. The creme brûlée wasn’t nearly as good. Disappointed, not sure it’s worth the money anymore.

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MarkT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and pleasant wait staff. No issues other than it being busy for a Sunday but that’s the holidays 😊.

MJ
MadisonJ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great experience here for our 4 year anniversary. Will definitely be coming back! :)

JC
JackC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, entertainment, service and scenery!!! Highly recommend them!!

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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 1428 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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