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One Block West - CLOSED

25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
+1 540-662-1455
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (30 reviews)
“walleye” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
25 S Indian Aly, Winchester, VA 22601-4711
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81 - 90 of 361 reviews

Reviewed 9 December 2015

Every year we travel thru Winchester and make a point to visit 1BW. This trip I had the Cod fish and my wife had Mussels for dinner. Both were perfect and things we rarely find in Eastern North Carolina. Pair that with a nice bottle...More

1  Thank Schooner26
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Thank you once again for dining with us and letting other TripAdvisor readers know about us. The primary reason that our food is so good is that our ingredients are so good. We are far pickier about our raw materials than most people and our...More

Reviewed 9 December 2015

We were given a gift certificate to One Block West and were very pleasantly surprised by the unpretentious atmosphere with high quality food of perfect portion sizes! Love the pairing suggestions of wines with different entrees! And could have eaten a whole box of the...More

Thank Susan B
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Our thanks to whomever had the confidence in us to send you a gift certificate and thanks to you for your kind comments. About the wine pairings: we love wine and we taste it all the time trying to expand our palates and our knowledge....More

Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Went because of the excellent reviews, but I will never go back. I got the rabbit casserole taste but mushy, I do not think they had meat from one leg of rabbit for$24.00 . My son had short ribs risotto again mushy but tasty terrible...More

Thank lemonchello329
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Sorry that this isn't your kind of place.

Reviewed 6 November 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner: me rabbit casserole entree and she seared scallop and mushroom pate appetizers (we'd eaten a late lunch). They were terrific! We shared a wonderful flourless chocolate torte for dessert.More

1  Thank George M
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2015

Thanks for stopping by! I'm particularly happy you tried the rabbit. My friend Greg raises them for us and they are delicious. When you buy rabbit from our menu, you help Greg put his daughter through school. That's just one of the very many reasons...More

Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Food as amazing as the atmosphere.best hidden secret in Winchester Virginia. Ed was a gracious host and don't skip the truffles

1  Thank MrWalzer
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Thank you. I believe you are referring to the chocolate truffles that we bring to each table after dinner for a little sweet before guests take their leave of us. Please come back and see us.

Reviewed 3 November 2015

I had the pleasure of dining at this gem twice during my two week visit to Winchester, and I wish it could've been more. Each experience was wonderful, the food flawless, and the service impeccable. The recommended wine pairings for each appetizer, entree, and dessert...More

3  Thank jrembrey2013
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thanks for coming in twice during your stay here. I had hoped to meet you too but the first night you came in, we were swamped and the second was alas a rare night off for me. While I want to meet everyone who dines...More

Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were visiting on a c2c trip (incidentally, stayed at the Nancy Shepherd House nearby). We booked well in advance, as my wife is vegetarian, and asked if it was possible to create a veggie version of the tasting menu (for both of us -...More

2  Thank MrPoops
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thank you so much for the opportunity to create a special vegetarian tasting menu just for you and thank you for being open to such different but fun dishes. I'm glad you mentioned the smoked turnip bisque. It's a keeper. The reality of the dish...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015

We had a special 7 course meal there 3 years ago when visiting from Florida for my birthday. We recently traveled through Winchester again and decided to revisit. This time we each ordered off the menu, Excellent. I think what I like best is each...More

1  Thank Dan K
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

It made my morning to come in to work and see your comments. Thank you for coming back. I love visiting with our guests and finding out a little about them and am happy that I made it to your table on both visits. It...More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

Always good food with occasional daring dishes. Always done well. Features nice seasonal dishes. Occasionally has game on the menu.

ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Thank you. Clearly you are a repeat customer and that is the highest compliment you could pay us. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 26 October 2015

The chef/owner intrepreted, close to his menu, exactly what I'd hoped for. The locally sourced Asian Pear Butternut Squash soup was excellent! The chicken, apple salad served on a bed of greens was perfectly portioned, dressed well and accompanied by their in house baked bread....More

Thank William A
ChefEd, Owner at One Block West, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

We were very happy to host this 50th anniversary luncheon and share some of our wonderful local products with your group of friends and family. Thank you for celebrating with us.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$38
American, International, Wine Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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