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One Block West

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25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
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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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Gerry H
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank scott65sdm
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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255 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Travelwestport
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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338 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank LessWork M
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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285 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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 

Thank FoodieOnAHarley
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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank LindaBigsby
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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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Unique menu, meets all dietary issues if needed, farm to table, excellent selection of wine with Virginia wines on the list

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

Thank you for dining with us. Please come back to see us again if you have the chance. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by while in town for a wedding. Wish we could have gone to dinner there, but didn't have time. Excellent lunch and service, very friendly staff. Great chocolate torte!

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

Thank you and I hope if you ever get this way again that you will be able to have dinner with us. For those of you who cannot make dinner, we are open each day for lunch. Our lunch menu isn't as ambitious as our dinner menu, but we source and cook it with the same care as our dinner... More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

After reading all of the rave reviews here on Trip Advisor about this restaurant, we were really disappointed. The staff were friendly & accommodating, but the food was mediocre, at best. I ordered the "Famous Squash Cakes", as they sounded interesting & different. They were different, all right. The center of them was icy cold and they were mushy throughout.... More 

1 Thank Terri J
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Let me apologize once again. One of our cooks had a very off night as I explained to you at the table and it impacted two tables, yours and the one next to you. As soon as I knew we had a problem, I made a change in the kitchen and we got things back on track. Unfortunately, the damage... More 

Easton, Maryland
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191 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After a day of wine tasting this high class restaurant provides great farm to table value, paired with a great wine list. The staff was superior and when a glass of wine came out that wasn't just right, the exec chef returned with a new one and apologized for his staff serving a bad glass. True class. The food was... More 

Thank Frampy24
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for supporting the local wine industry. Again, I'm sorry you were served an oxidized glass of wine. Mistakes happen and we used this one as a teachable moment, the opportunity for the server to smell both wines and to remind herself of the difference. Although we keep our roughly 70 wines... 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
US$15 - US$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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 Aly, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
  • 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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