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A La Provence
A La Provence

A La Provence Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.aprovence.com/
  • Phone: (850) 329-6870
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Dantzler
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: William Bertoncin (850) 329-6870

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from A La Provence
A La Provence of Tallahassee is a fine dining restaurant offering French Classics and Euro-American cuisine. Our seafood is purchased fresh daily and our Chophouse menu features selections from Harris Ranch Beef for superior steaks. Our outstanding wine list and full bar offer a diverse selection to compliment our menu and please every palate.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service, excellent food; dining in the bar area is particularly cozy. Staff remember your wine preferences and are always willing to order additional vintages at your request."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My fiancé and I had been meaning to check this place out for awhile as we love the whole market square area ( Lofty Pursuits, SideCar Gastropub, The Lounge) and we're so glad we finally did!! Our server Justin was extremely attentive and personable. He had some great recommendations (get the duck confit! Best I've had) All the food was cooked to perfection, and were pretty nice size portions. Also enjoyed the atmosphere and overall look. So if you're a fellow foodie, definitely check it out"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I've been to A La Provence many times. I have never been disappointed. The food is always very good, staff are friendly and professional."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great anniversary dinner last week. The food, service, and atmosphere were all fantastic! We were able to relax and savor the delicious taste of the onion soup and the duck with quail main dish. The restaurant was not crowded on a Thursday night so we had a nice table. We would recommend this restaurant to others and we look forward to coming back again and trying their other variety of dishes."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Wonderful selection of cheeses Escargot is above average even for a French restaurant, though a little light on the Brie Diver sea scallops were simply outstanding Drinks were mediocre at best Quail-duck combination lacked any zip to it"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I've been to A La Provence for lunch, but this was my 1st time for dinner - went with my husband & another couple. The food is lovely, the service was great - waiter was humorous without being snarky, attentive without hovering. His recommendations for the cheese platter were good, as was the wine he suggested. Overall, I'd recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Our experience at A La Provence can be summed up as `adequate but not stellar''"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went here recently for a birthday dinner for my husband. As always, the food was excellent. I had pasta and my husband had a petit filet. Only slight negative was the serice - our waiter seemed to forget about us. We had to ask for the water glasses to be filled long after they were empty. But overall a lovely restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "they did a great job with the food on their menu. Also, the staff was great. We went to the bar next door for drinks afterwards and talked with head chef and GM of the restaurant. Really nice people, really good food, and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Loved it! Our first time dining at A La Provence and the only thing negative I could say is that it's a little difficult to find. If you see a big sign that says: LOUNGE, you're there. It's right next door with a canopy that comes all the way out to the parking lot."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I took my significant other to A La Provence on two special occasions and they did not disappoint. The food is simply outstanding and the wine list left us satisfied. Even though the dessert menu seemed a little bare (in my personal opinion), the Grand Marnier souffle was quite tasty. We will be back again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I attended A La Provence for our first anniversary. It was a really good experience. We enjoyed the food, the wine, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Our server was pleasant and helpful, and when our wine was unavailable, they upgraded it at no additional charge. We would be pleased to return to this restaurant in the future."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Maybe our expectations were too high or maybe the night we went the restaurant was not performing at its potential. Went middle of week restaurant was maybe at 25% of capacity. Took over an hour to get appetizers. Server was slow to clear and personable but considering we were there over 2 hours he was rarely at our table. The food had good presentation. Our cheese and cracker dish was served without crackers, had to request. Considering the average price per person was $45 we expected ambiance, great service and the food to be WOW. What we got was uncomfortable chairs in a room basically devoid of atmosphere, so so service, and food that was better than good but not WOW! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Traditional French food done right. Indulgent service. Quite expensive. Only criticism is the stodgy atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great ambiance. Try the prix fixe option!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A bit of a long wait in spite of having a reservation. Great service, meal and dining experience once seated."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service and food were outstanding even in the full -to -capacity restaurant. We never felt rushed or ignored. The food was wonderful and we will be back next year!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was FABULOUS, and our waiter Chris was very attentive after a slightly slow start. Our waiter brought out a small sampler sized bean and olive salad on serving spoons as a starter. The bread had a spectacular olive tapenade! We ordered the lobster bisque, the escargot and the crab cake with the fried green tomato which was just divine and everyone's favorite! For entrees we ordered the salmon, the yellow fin tuna, the duck and the lamb. We ordered the flour-less chocolate torte, the creme brulee and a blueberry apple cobbler served with ice cream. If the building and decor were just a bit more upscale I would have given five stars. Excellent menu, food and wine at a great price!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "After selecting La Provence; making a rez 4 weeks in advance for for friends from out of town and their daughter graduating from FSU, we encountered the following disappointments: 1) 10 days before we were notified that we had to execute a food/beverage minimum agreement & return within 5 days, or else rez would be cancelled; and 2) upon our arrival, learned menu for this particular night was dramatically paired down from usual one. I was not apprised of either of these conditions when making the rez through OPEN TABLE. I have seen other "special notes" in OPEN TABLE when I've made rezes at other restaurants. Also, we were seated in the "banquet room" instead of the usual restaurant area. Isolated with no ambiance. Beware! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Ambiance of the restaurant was very nice, food was excellent and service was great! Bottles of wine weren't that expensive compared to most restaurants. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to go somewhere for a special occasion, or even just for a great meal!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wife and friend went for lunch and loved it. My wife and often have diner here and it is always a pleasure."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had a busy morning at our church and were happy to have a late lunch with you. The whole experience was outstanding. Wish you were open more Sundays but understand a day of rest. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My Fiance and I were looking for fine french cuisine in Tallahassee, and did we ever find it! Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The room was warm and inviting. Most importantly, the meal and the wine were exquisite for what was a well-priced, fine-dining experience. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Thank you for the exceptional food, service and use of your meeting room for our seminar. Both the food and the service well exceeded our expectations. Our clients filled out a seminar response form and most commented on how wonderful the food was. Thanks "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. The location of the restaurant leaves a lot to be desired and I was about to drive on by but I am glad that I stopped and gave it a try."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Waiter, Lee, was.great. Food was fabulous. Cobia was great, filet was excellent--with potatoes that were so yummy. Abiance is nothing....clearly people to for the high quality food....!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Ordered the steak & it was 1/2 gristle..very disappointing"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Prices are more than reasonable for the venue. It was extremely quiet at 6:30 - ideal. Will dine again. Also wish there are less fishy options as a standing menu and rotating menu would be ideal."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This was an impromptu dinner for valentine's day. Making a reservation was a snap. We cook a great deal at home serving meals from basic backyard bbq to intricately prepared courses. So, we are a bit discriminating on the menu, service and the meal. A La Provence does a wonderful job training their servers. Gary was the consummate waiter. Our high expectations were soundly met. My husband ordered the duck and lamb, medium. I ordered the salmon. The chef prepared both to perfection! I also had a greens salad, which I suspect was obtained from a local grower. It was very fresh and the greens still retained their delicate flavors. If I had one wish it was to have a sorbet offered to clear the palate after dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Ambiance and food is great. My wife and I both have food allergies (gluten and shellfish) and we have found that this restaurant has always worked with us to be sure that our food was prepared properly. They willing change side items on their menu to get around issues. This our favorite "special occasion" restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fantastic Dinner for two on Valentines. Unbelievable, right? No fixed menu, just normal routine. Incredible food, perfect service. Reasonably priced. It's nice to be able to leave a positive review for a restaurant in this town. Great job !!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to A La Provence three times in the past year or so, twice with groups and once with my husband. Each time the food has been excellent and the service impeccable. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for pre-Valentine's Day dinner the Thursday before and the restaurant was was full and busy but manageable. The food was pretty great, the service was good but the ambience and the crowd was not so great. There were a few loud tables and it definitely threw off the experienc, though the food was fantastic so it didn't matter so much."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Cheese sampler was amazing. The swordfish left me dreaming for more."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I enjoyed lunch with my two friends and we shared our meal. We were left with only clean plates at the end of the meal. We enjoyed every bite!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "A relaxing evening, excellent service and food selections that would wet anyone's appetite, was experienced at A La Provence. A French wine (what else) contributed to this special occasion. An additional bonus is the fixed cost option that includes soap or salad, appetizer, main course and desert. Most of the main course selections are included in the fixed price ( I believe it was $47.50). I consider A La Provence the only 5 star restaurant in Tallahassee."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great food Also a great wine list. The crab cake and lamb are terrific followed by the scallops and fillet"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Wanted a close place to see old friends. Everyone found a great dish. it was intimate enough for us to converse and catholic up."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It has always been one of my favorite restaurant at Tallahassee. I think that they should offer more choices in main courses (especially in seafood and pork). Their wine-list has to improve and the waiters should know a little more about the wines available by the glass."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Although the restaurant was quiet and attractive, the server was abrupt and seemed more interested in the fact her computer was down than our order. It isn't that she wasn't attentive; she was. (We were her only customers.) It was her attitude: cold, distant. My husband had hoped to find interesting French dishes but it was soups, salads and sandwiches at lunch."
    Dined on 1/10/2014