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One Block West

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25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-662-1455
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I hate to say it, but I've given One Block West numerous opportunities to impress me and it never does. I took my wife two years ago for Valentines and she hated it. I write that off as a fluke occurrence but we didn't go back until a family member gave us a gift certificate recently. We tried a nice... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

I'm sorry that things haven't been to your taste. And I'm sorrier still that you have never said anything directly to me. That I have to find out that you have been dissatisfied (and more than once) via the internet sincerely disappoints me. Each time you've dined here, I've personally sent you a direct email asking how your meal was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food quality, innovation and presentation is always superb. The environment is soothing and high style, and I appreciate the pairing of wines with each dish. I especially appreciate that they are a farm-table conscious restaurant sourcing ingredients locally and in season. It just doesn't get any better than this in our area!

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

For fifteen years now, I have been buying from local farmers and foragers because that's how I consistently get the freshest and best tasting ingredients. The restaurant was already long in years when the term farm-to-table came into vogue, but it is what we have always been. For us, it is not a marketing statement, but a way of life... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Atmosphere quiet/romantic. Staff very attentive & cuisine was interesting, nice presentation, unexpected flavor combinations that worked well together. We were given a complimentary dessert for our anniversary, which was very nice! Would definitely return.

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your thoughts with others. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Needed to find a place to meet a friend for lunch so based on a review that mentioned they had good shrimp and grits we decided to check it out. It turned out to be an excellent choice! Made a reservation on line and received a quick response with a confirmation. We had good friendly service, a pleasant atmosphere and... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in for lunch. I'm glad you liked our shrimp and grits. Over the past couple of years, they have become our leading lunch entrée. We have regulars who have eaten no other dish here. People who have only ever had terrible grits (and the grits at most restaurants are terrible) are amazed at how good ours are.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

One Block West is a hidden gem of culinary delights in Winchester,VA. The food is locally sourced when available for the meal and prepared in imaginative and mouthwatering ways. The menu changes daily and is determined by the ingredients the owner and Head Chef, Ed Matthews, sources during the week. Tasteful live music, from guitar to violin for your dining... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

I feel like I should be listening to Grace Slick while replying to this! Your words remind me of this restaurant's role in supporting our community for the past 15 years. We get our food from people named Beth and Gene, Mary, Billy and Holly, Bob, Logan, Yael and Dan, Gini, and countless others. What you'll never see here is... More 

Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had dined at One Block West back in the summer, so was excited to introduce the place to other friends who hadn't been there before. We were attending a show at Shenandoah University, and time was somewhat limited. As it turned out, one person in our group got stuck in horrible Friday traffic and was half an hour late.... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you. I am glad that we could get you and your dining companions well fed before going to see your show. As long as you make us aware of your time constraints, we will do our utmost to get you in and out and keep you on schedule. How mean of you to mention Caprese salad now that we... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This little gem of a restaurant was outstanding. The food was fresh and excellently prepared, the service was friendly, helpful and prompt. The Shrimp and Grits was outstanding and the mushroom soup was one of the best I have had. If you are in the area this is a must food stop.

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try and helping us support our local farmers. I really appreciate your taking time to leave your comments here. Please come see us again if you are back in Winchester. More 

Reston, Virginia
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343 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We opted for the chef's tasting menu hoping to be gastronomically delighted, alas - we were astronomically disappointed. First course northern puffer. Sadly, it was under-cooked and very mushy. It sat on artichoke hearts and a piece of bread (I think) with a cilantro cream sauce underneath. The mixture of flavors just didn't work. Second course - cod. The cod... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

This appears to be a deliberately cruel “review” seemingly designed to provoke a significant reaction from me. I won’t rise to that bait. Though your comments concern me, I would be much more deeply concerned if we did not have highly positive feedback from the other 8 tastings we did that same evening. The whole crew and I are beyond... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely food, and they have a new menu EVERY DAY to take advantage of the best ingredients available, although a lot of items show up day after day. The place is a charming building on a funny little street in historic downtown Winchester. Nicely divided up into smaller areas. Servers were pleasant and professional. I had a cocktail to start... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining with us and leaving such detailed comments. I designed all our cocktails to be well-balanced and not overly sweet. How many restaurants have chef-designed cocktails? While we have a good size list of wines by the bottle, you must have overlooked that we also have 75ish wines by the glass at any given time.... More 

Winchester, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Saved this for a special date night event. Hostess was NOT welcoming, told us to sit wherever. Didn't enjoy the service at all or feel she had much interest in us being there. Very disappointed with the Pork Belly - the Brussel sprouts were nicely seasoned, but the pork was a tiny bit of shreds across the top. Meals were... More 

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ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

This does not sound like a very fun evening for you and I am sorry. I'd like to speak with you personally about your experience if you would be so kind as to give me a call or send me an email. We don't have a hostess, we take people to specific tables rather than telling people to sit anywhere,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 38
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +1 540-662-1455
A seasonal farm-to-table restaurant featuring the best products of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in a la carte and tasting menus that change nightly. Chef Ed Matthews has been named to Best Chefs of America by his peers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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