Bistro Provence - Boca Raton
Bistro Provence - Boca Raton

Bistro Provence - Boca Raton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistroprovence.com/
  • Phone: 5613682340
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Eric Mourjan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 25th Terrace
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bistro Provence - Boca Raton
Established in July 2000, Bistro Provence has become an institution in Boca Raton, considered the best French cuisine in the upscale community of Boca Raton. With a combination of award-winning cuisine and excellent service Bistro Provence is the perfect venue for corporate and private functions. Our professional staff will tend to your every need from start to finish. From the initial event coordination to the custom printed menus, we strive to make your experience with Bistro Provence only the best. Our goal is simply to provide the best possible Bistro Provence experience available. If you have a questions or a request please do not hesitate to contact us; we are at your service from beginning to end.
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Bistro Provence - Boca Raton reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • What a gem!
    sallyddVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What a delightful evening we had at Bistro Provence! The whole evening was laid back and enjoyable. The moules frites and lemon sole were both wonderful! We enjoyed a lovely bottle of white burgundy wine, recommended by our delightful waiter Alain. Especially at summer special prices this place can't be beat!!! We will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little plainer food then expected
    Jayne
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband had the duck and really liked it a lot - had a delicious sauce. I had the rack of lamb (we ordered the $32.50 PP 3 course dinner - lamb was extra $5) which was very plain - no sauce at all - it wasn't bad but it wasn't excellent either. The carrots and other veggies that came with it also had no special flavor. The apple tart was very nice. All in all it was a fair restaurant - I was expecting more. I was told next day that they have an early bird which would have cost about half the over $100 our meal with tip came to - at half the price this might have sat better with me - for $100 I expect a meal like I get at Cafe Maxx and this wasn't anywhere near that quality
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 of Us were Happy
    DelrayDollVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had my usual baked mussels, two of the group of 4 had the pate (can't remember 4th). My scallops were excellent. Hubby was disappointed in his lamb rack which he's had several times in the past -- thought the meat just too gamey. Other friend had the lamb shank which he thoroughly enjoyed. Other friend had the veal marsala. My flan was great; hubby's wasn't even cooked brown on top. Something was wrong!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ttue discovery
    docvitVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to find this neighborhood gem in Boca area. food is excellent service is very nice food at reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    First time at restaurant. Food and service were great. My husband and I will definitely go back. I had the duck; crisp skin and no fat. Wonderful taste. Had the baked mussel appetizer. Wish the mussels were a little smaller and more gralicky. My husbands fish and pate appetizer were very good. Loved the creme brulee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 128 reviews are from the Bistro Provence - Boca Raton reviews archive.
  • Great neighborhood gem.
    Kershasp
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We always love going there. Management is very friendly, as is all the staff, in addition to being extra helpful. Can't recumbent enough.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    CornwallVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Delicious food and wonderful personal service. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro Provence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Great food and service, we were very impressed with the restaurant. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine French Cuising
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Bistro Provence offers a wonderful selection of authentic French favorites. Paired with a fine bottle of wine, the dining experience was excellent. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The wait staff is helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with out of town friends
    foofdieVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Had late dinner with friends from San Francisco. Waiter pushed much more expensive specials, when we came in for prix fixe menu. Special fish was no better than other fish served. French bread was not hot and soft or as fresh as usual. My friends enjoyed their meals, duck, crisp sauce on the side. My grouper francaise was excellent. Desserts were okay, but not really outstanding. One man ordered a glass of wine that never came, and was not charged for either. All in all, it was good, it is a small storefront place that we have been to many times, and will return. However, it really isn't anything super special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hidden Gem
    Kershasp
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Now that I write this review, everyone will find out about this place, which would be good for it. The staff is friendly, and the food is great. The quarters are a bit close but, once you get going, you usually don't notice unless the people at the next table are extra noisy. We had a great time, and look forward to taking more of our friends there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never on Saturday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have had consistently great food at Bistro Provence but going back on a rainy Saturday night was a notable mistake. There is no waiting area & we arrived just a few minutes early for our reservation. This began a very crowded & uncomfortable dining experience was the food worth it? Not if we could go at another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Great Dining Experience
    thatguy985
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Brought out-of-town guests to dine here. Their first visit. Wife & I have been here multiple times. Claudine (owner) and Nellie (Waitperson) are professional and, sometimes, funny as well. Food is well prepared. Unless one is a picky diner, just about anything off the menu will be excellent. Only complaint (wife's) was too much food. BTW, she did not complain the next evening when she ate her leftovers with gusto! Our guests were impressed, and made sure we ate at Bistro Provence during their next visit to FL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    bocafoodsVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Family owned and run. Great food and service. Real French restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    Scoffer
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Great food, warm welcome from patron, like being in a bistro in France , only one small complaint, cutlery is tacky ,needs replacing, have been before would go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Reasonable too!
    MKF1VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Consistently excellent food, attentive but not pretentious service. It's hard to believe that they have kept their prices so low and the quality of the food so high. I eat in high end restaurants all the time where the cost of an entree is much, much higher. This meal is just as good and much less expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real French food in Boca
    Trefoil
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Decided to give this place a try while vacationing in Boca and we'll be back. Warm, competent service and excellent unpretentious food. Chicken liver mousse and escargot started us off, with local grouper Provençal and perfectly cooked duck to follow. The duck half was two leg quarters, which were succulent and juicy. We are probably not alone in singing it's praises.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been eating here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Have been eating here for many years Food consistently good(typical French bistro) Way too crowded and noisy.forget conversation Menu does not change , except for a couple of specials. Parking is almost Impossible.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always...Good selections
    EatfineVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    As always...Good selections delivered as ordered..desserts are a specialty...Like that when U order the dinners there is A large choice & many desserts
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic French in Boca Raton
    mtraub
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were in Boca for a family function/weekend away and were looking for a nice place for a Friday evening. A search of Open Table gave us this nice little place on Federal Highway. Though we didn't expect a lot, my escargot were perfectly prepared and my veal francaise was quite good as well. My wife enjoyed her sole, which I tasted as well and thought excellent. Nice, friendly service and a good profiterole made this a good evening out at a very reasonable price. The prix fixe is a great bargain.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Bistro Provence
    foofdieVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We have been dining here for many years. Small family owned french/continental restaurant. Great escargot and onion soup. Very good pate nice caesar salad. Good value 3 course dinner, app. entree with veggie and potato or rice and dessert. Excellent fish dishes My daughter had scallops and loved them. My husband had duck,crisp with sauce on the side. When you sit down they bring you hot french bread and tapenade that is out of this world. Excellent flan, and profiteroles. Daughter had peach tart and did not like it. Only serves wine, no mixed drinks. Not a fancy place, but good food and service. Owner is from France. Last time our food was served lukewarm, they took it back and reserved it piping hot. Will eat here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOING DOWNHILL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    WE HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES IN THE PAST AND SOMETHING HAS CHANGED--THE SERVICE WAS LIGHTNING FAST WITHOUT ANY CARE--PRACTICALLY BEFORE WE FINISHED A COURSE THE NEXT WAS BEING SERVED---THE FOOD WAS VERY ORDINARY---DO THEY HAVE A NEW CHEF???? NOT RETURNING ANY TIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with Temu
    temu
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My first visit to Bistro Provence will certainly not be my last! We were seated immediately by the charming hostess, with whom I enjoyed chatting in French. Let me say, first, that I take note of everything! So, the butter that was served with the bread was fresh, and had no "old frig" taste (a blessing), and the dip had a lovely garlic tang. I chose the snail appetizer, my friend chose the Caesar salad; the snail's sauce was tasty, but a tad too salty. For our entrees, my friend chose the Atlantic salmon, which she enjoyed, and I chose the rack of lamb, medium rare. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection, slightly more on the rare side, and were tender and meaty, although I found the sauce a bit heavy. The desserts were lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, service lacking
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food at Bistro Provence was wonderful. The grouper and veal were delicious. The vegetables were especially well prepared. However, the service was terrible. In fact, our waiter basically forgot about us. Another server had to get us dessert and coffee and we practically had to beg for the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great French bistro
    irwingVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    You feel as if you are in a bistro in france. The food is superb and the staff are jovial and attentive. They make you very comfortable. Make sure you try the poached pear or the apple tart for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice French Bistro
    CatsmeowVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Food and service were good. We had the 3 course prix fixed dinner which was a good value. Hubby had lamb shank that was falling-off-the-bone tender, the way it should be and I had the veal piccata that also was tender and very flavorful. I also had the escargot which were excellent and I enjoyed sopping up all the garlic butter sauce with the crusty French bread. For dessert he had the chocolate cake with creme anglaise (more like a cupcake he said) and I had the apple tart on puff pastry. My only complaint with that is that it was served right out of the refrigerator. It would have tasted better if it had been served warm. Parking is really tight due to other restaurants being in the same shopping center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner. The food
    Steve
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Excellent dinner. The food was very tasty, the price reasonable, the entire experience was positive We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    Wally
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Even with a reservation, getting seated was a joke -- waited nearly 30 minutes while people kept cramming in the tiny front entrance, arguing with the hostess over tables & whether or not they, too, had a reservation. Once seated, we were up against the wall with an inch of space between us and the next table, and no way for the waiter to reach us! Finally it was suggested we move to a table in the back next to the kitchen door, in which a series of "help" were continually flowing in & out. Not exactly my idea of a relaxing environment... BUT....once re-seated, the service was excellent, and the food quality and presentation also excellent. Would I go back? Probably, but it wouldn't be high on my list....too small with little privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tres Fantastique
    SandyWVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was exceptional. The place was very crowded and the staff super busy. I had read prior reviews that indicated the staff was not friendly...have to disagree. I think that considering the how small the restaurant is and how many people they server they do a great job. I ordered the scallops and they were delicious. I also tried the lamb, which was exceptional. The tables are very close to each other so be prepared to make friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classic French bistro in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A Classic French bistro in all ways! From the food to the servers and chef Not heavy sauces as one would imagine, just fresh delicious simple ingredients. Although we did have to wait outside for 45 minutes it was valentines nite and the food made up for it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood French
    Fitz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    YES IT WAS VALENTINES DAY BUT THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT THE SERVICE WAS GOOD CONSIDERING THE HOLIDAY WE BOTH ENJOYED OURSELVES AND WOULD GO BACK AT ANY TIME
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    BabepresVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Lovely and delicious dinner for Valentine's Day. We've eaten here often through the years and always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great locals place
    JRBocaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My third time there and always great. Claudine is a delight. This place will remind you of that little cafe you found in France on your last trip. It's a must dine when you're in Boca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!
    Satin4meVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Been here a number of times and never disappointed.... consistently tasty, well-prepared food ,,,,, warm atmosphere,,,, charming place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    Maxine
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This hidden gem in Boca Raton offers a fantastic French bistro experience. Their three-course dinner is a great deal with a sufficient choices for each course. The onion soup is especially good as are the fish dishes. And don't miss the apple tart for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT A FRENCH BISTRO IS ALL ABOUT
    BLIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    THIS QUAINT FRENCH BISTRO REMINDS ONE OF THE TRUE BISTRO IN NON-URBIN FRANCE. THE SERVICE AND FOOD IS VERY TYPICAL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good, not great,
    foofdieVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Food is always good, not great, but good. Escargot are very good as is the pate. Duck is good, and grouper is yummy. Veggies are always the same, broccoli, carrots are fine. Family run, smallish restaurant in a strip mall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Experience
    Phil
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Server was rude. Incompetent. Messed up orders. I asked for a. Beverage 3 times. Never received it. My friend asked for tobacco twice. Never received it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a True Bistro Experience
    TB00VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    First time here, even though we are around the corner. Very French. Quaint and busy--lots of locals. Staff is extremely friendly and gracious. Its small, so they run it like a ballet--the service is friendly and pretty fast. We had fixed price menu--it's only a deal if you want desert. The caesar is lemony and robust. We had scallops and beef--my husband will try the duck on our next visit. Scallops were expertly prepared--crisp but moist inside with just the right amount of champagne sauce. Side veggies were simple and fresh. Profiteroles were the star of the desert offerings--buttery and chocolatey--and gone! I am completely serious when I say I had the best cappuccino i've had in 15 years. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Shari
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We have been going here for years and always enjoy the food. It was delicious! We can't wait to come back next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.