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One Block West

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25 S. Indian Alley, Winchester, VA 22601
+1 540-662-1455
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet atmosphere in a quaint spot. Menu was interesting, but we requested some ingredient changes (a simple change of type of greens from cabbage to arugula or similar greens in my salad.) Request was denied. Chef seemed unwilling to accommodate any variation. So, I declined any appetizer, as there was nothing else that suited my dietary needs. Husband and I... More 

Thank Happygrandma10
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. You will not find a restaurant that is more willing than ours to bend over backwards to meet customer requests. There must have been some grave confusion about your salad request and I apologize for that confusion. The order that came to the kitchen asked for us to omit cabbage from your salad whose... More 

Stephenson, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing dinner. We mentioned in our online reservation under special request/occasion that it was our anniversary. From start to finish, everyone who greeted us said happy anniversary. So thank you! We were sat in a cozy corner alone, which was nice. As first timers, we based our suggestions off trip advisor reviews. We've never been mislead. And... More 

Thank klgiantfan5561
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Your experience is what we strive for with every customer. We look forward to your dining with us again and we hope that you will let your friends know about your dinner. Once again, thank you so much for celebrating with us. More 

Marco Island, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Who would have thought that a truly gourmet restaurant was just around the corner in Winchester, VA? Well, it was. My daughter and I finally found One Block West after wandering a bit. We had walked up and down a back street parallel to the Old Historic Loudoun street and finally found this lovely setting place. As we approached the... More 

Thank Joe W
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking trouble to find us. Note for anyone else who is unsure where we are located: don't wander around; telephone us! We will direct you here. We are very gratified that we could serve you one of the best meals of your life. We work very hard with the very best ingredients we can find... More 

Front Royal, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Chef ED and One Block West never disappoint, had to be the close to the 10th chefs whim we have done. The food is always full of flavor, always spot on with the wine pairings. Highly recommend, great atmosphere great food always leave very happy! As in the title his flavor doesn't stop at 10 it goes to 11.

Thank Tim H
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thanks for the Spinal Tap reference! It is always a pleasure to create our Chef's Whim tastings for customers. The crew and I are very thankful to have been able to do so many tastings for you over the years. It has been our great pleasure. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Winchester is a charming town and a great place to spend the night if you're planning a weekend hiking through nearby Shenandoah National Park or just cruising along Skyline Drive. And there is no better choice for a memorable dinner than the chef's tasting menu at One Block West. We were presented with an inventive and delicious seven course meal,... More 

Thank bakera436
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

The hiking out here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley is fabulous: my wife and I are out on the trail every Sunday no matter the weather. My sous chef and I really enjoyed putting together a menu for you that we hoped would be memorable, especially the dessert: candied pork belly, blueberry mascarpone, candy cap mushroom cream, lemon balm, and... More 

Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I had been wanting to take my wife here for dinner for quite a while, but finally had the opportunity to dine here twice within the last month, and I wasn't disappointed. The first time I made reservations to try the Chef's Whim tasting, but as the chef was out of the restaurant, we had to settle for ordering from... More 

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

Thank you for letting us create a meal just for you on your second visit. I know you wanted to do a tasting the first time you booked, but I had to go unexpectedly to my mother's funeral. Thank you for being so understanding of the situation and my reluctance to serve a tasting menu when I am not actually... More 

Bunker Hill, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2017

One Block West has some of the best service we have experienced anywhere. Always smiling and personable with attention to details. They were very accommodating to our special request for a private table and to our food allergies. The bar made our drinks for us just as we had requested. It was a perfect evening. Oh, and the food is... More 

Thank NOSaints79
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We always try to put ourselves in our guests' shoes and treat them in the way that we would want to be treated so that they have a wonderful time with us, away from the cares of the world for a while. I find it very gratifying when guests have such an experience with us. That... More 

Stephens City, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My wife and I finally made a trip over last night to the very quaint restaurant. The atmosphere is very warm and the location is easy to get to from the walking mall. My wife went with the New York Strip and I went with the Atlantic Cod, and both were absolutely cooked to perfection. Truly was one of the... More 

Thank JimandBrenda1
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you. It was my pleasure to meet you and to cook for you. We put a lot of effort into sourcing the best ingredients and the best wines at their price points for our menus. We're glad that resonates with you. Looking forward to cooking for you once again this weekend. More 

Stephens City, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

From start to finish...everything was fabulous! Appetizers: Scallops for hubby which he enjoyed and bruscetta for me. The bruscetta was different but very tasty...it was topped with a pesto mousse that was non-traditional to bruscetta but very flavorful. Our entrees were DELISH...I highly recommend the beef short rib trofie! This pasta dish has the WOW factor. Dessert and coffee were... More 

Thank 14mom
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining with us and on behalf of our entire crew, we are certainly very glad that you had a wonderful visit with us. We look forward to becoming your date night spot and to your becoming part of our vast family of regulars. More 

washington dc
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505 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Eight of us were here for lunch in an otherwise empty restaurant. We thought the food very good and the service prompt and courteous. Perhaps excellent meals are confined to dinner only. This is our consistent experience over quite a few years.

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

Thank you. For 15 years, we have strived to be extremely consistent and it seems like we have achieved that in your eyes. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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