Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence
Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence

Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://brasserieloustau.com/
  • Phone: 8027688538x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm Monday, Thursday and Friday; Brunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday; Dinner: Monday, Thursday and Friday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Monthly Wine Dinners pairing wines from specific regions of France during 4-courses of refined brasserie cuisine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/4 mile East of Exit 4, Route 7
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence
*** Voted 5th "Best French Restaurant in the U.S." by Travel+Leisure Magazine, August 2013!*** Brasserie L'Oustau brings a new American interpretation of classic French foods served at brasseries throughout Provence, an area of southern France famous for sun-kissed produce and seafood harvested fresh from the Mediterranean.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (57)special occasion (41)neighborhood gem (36)notable wine list (35)romantic (31)great for outdoor dining (21)good for groups (21)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (9)hot spot (8)scenic view (7)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, food and wine were wonderful. Service was great!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    HamovVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Was very pleased with our dining experience. There is something for everyone. I really enjoyed my chicken coq au vin but heard there was a vegetarian after we were about to leave. Would have loved to see what they offered. Would like to have seen a menu provided or part of the main menu. Would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for two
    wintersmind
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Nice restaurant. Food was solid, though not as special as the prices would suggest. Service was fine but a little cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting a lot more
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went here for dinner this past Sunday night. Walked in,mentioned our reservation,and got seated right away,which I thought was great for a busy holiday weekend. That was the last highlight of the meal. 15 minutes later, a manager came over, noticed we hadn't been waited on yet, and went to fix it. 10 minutes later, a server finally arrived. He seemed to be rushed and didn't greet us, didn't tell us about the specials or apologize for being late. We ordered drinks and an appetizer, but the waiter seemed to want us to order everything all at once. We then ordered a bottle of wine and our entrees. We almost finished the wine before the food came out. The kicker, the table next to us came in later and finished before we got our entrees.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great service, excellent food! Hands down, best restaurant in Manchester.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice job on a busy night
    Closer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went to this restaurant for the first time on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. We got a lovely table at the end of the section so conversation was easy. They overbooked and the kitchen staff was overwhelmed but our waitress kept apologizing and let us know she hadn't forgotten about us. The food was spectacular and everything arrived hot and perfectly prepared. 2 of our party ordered the sea scallops and their dish was fantastic. I ordered the bouillabaisse. My dish was filled with seafood but the soup like base was only average. Great French onion soup, delicious profiteroles for dessert. Fairy priced. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive despite being tired due to the crowd. We would return when we visit this area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KringVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Kitchen was a little slow, but all else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Consistently good. We feel like we are in a France
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Darwin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great service, wonderful food. Took our European friends. They loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Quite Right
    Steve
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Have had many meals here and always want it to be more! The food is good and the space is quite nice but the price is crazy for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expect French seating pattern
    SpringsGuyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food, which was very good to outstanding, was nearly overwhelmed by the Parisian seating. Meaning, the tables are only about 2 feet apart so private conversations are not to be expected. If that's not your concern, then go. Our venison was very tasty with a perfect sauce. Appetizers were even better! And the dessert size just what we needed to top off the meal. Another nice touch is they sell half glasses of wine, which worked well for us as we still had a drive to make after dinner. We arranged for 6:00 PM which turned out to be wise. By 6:30 many other tables filled, where we were seated. By 7:00 PM the entire restaurant was full. Skip your lunch that day, go early for very good food at a quieter, more private time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Webound a late reservation and everything was perfect. Great food, service, ambiance and wine. They don't Rush you out. A true European feel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We visited the area from New York expecting a good expecting a decent restaurant with average food. Instead we got very poor service, below average food and New York City prices. I guess one out of three isn't bad. Will never return again, dosent live up to the hipe
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • some good, some not so good
    cookslots
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The bread was warm and delicious, served with delectable butter. My salad was a delicious balance of vinaigrette, diced hard boiled egg, asparagus, and soft lettuce. I was delighted that the entree of the evening was bouillabaisse, but was sadly disappointed when it arrived. It was seafood cooked on tomato puree, not the wine and buttery broth that I am accustomed to enjoying. The creme brûlée is brilliant and not to be missed. My husband's salmon was overcooked, but steak frites and the beef bourguignon were both well received by fellow diners. Enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Experience
    kcovey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time here. The first time we did lunch, and this time we did dinner. It was excellent start to finish. The beef tartare was so good I had to try the tuna tartar for my entree. Even the baby carrots side dish was worth getting a second order (which I did). My husband got the short rib, which he said was beyond excellent. We also tried the oysters, which were very nice. The pear martini was a delicious cocktail as well - very refreshing and light. All in all, a very enjoyable and solid experience - cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Letdown
    Jacques2
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While in a lovely location with friendly and efficient service we found the food experience somewhat lacking. The French onion soup we thought was a little too sweet for our liking. My wife ordered the steak which was perfectly cooked and quite tender but again lacked seasoning. The roast duck certainly looked appetizing however was under cooked (something you would not find at a French restaurant ) It was therefore difficult to eat and not at all enjoyable. But the frites were the highlight of the meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Evening!
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Having enjoyed our first visit, we recently returned for a second time. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding as were the service and ambiance. Out waiter was very helpful in suggesting various dishes that he thought we would enjoy. He was right. Our meals were delicious. This has become our new favorite restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • who rated this?
    MariahVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    we tried this restaurant as it was given one of the top 10 french restaurants in us. who was bribed? frisee salad was old and soggy. mussels very good but not so unique as to be in the top. accompanying frites were refried or were just too soggy. service very adequate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server Ruined Anniversary
    VTEaters
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I had eaten at Brasserie L'Oustau two weeks prior, and were given a gift card from our family for our 6th anniversary. We left sad, offended and rather angry at our server. Service was troublingly inconsistent, unprofessional, and extremely slow, and when I paid our check with the gift card, the server, annoyed, asked "DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IS ON THE CARD?"-so I said "Yes"-she said "WELL, HOW MUCH IS ON IT?", and I said $200. When she returned, she sighed heavily and refused to let us keep our receipt which was also odd. This was made us feel terrible, as if we were thieves! When I mentioned that our experience was very poor to the woman at the podium, she said "I'm so sorry" but did not ask why. So we left, and will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Put the French in Fries
    Swellbelle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The most delicious fries on this side of the Atlantic, mussels plump and superb, wait staff friendly, lovely clean rest room, owner very concerned that his patrons are satisfied, pleasing decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wife's Birthday dinner
    greatfoodlovers
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant.The service, food, and drinks were excellent. The restaurant itself is beautiful. My wife was very pleased and now considers this restaurant one of our favorites. We will definitely be returing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, and very French.
    VTRoadtripper
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This pretty restaurant is in keeping with the welcomed trend of recreating the Parisian bistro experience in America. Lovely outdoor patio and a dressed up interior space. White tablecloth service, very professional wait staff. Everything on the plate was delicious, expertly prepared. We had tuna tartare, filet with Bernaise sauce, and roasted chicken au jus. One concern: the pricing reflects the fact that much of the clientele are moneyed tourists, wines have somewhat high mark-ups, but don't let this detour you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service were wonderful! The service was efficient and very pleasant. The best restaurant in the area. NYC restaurant equivalent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in the middle of Ski country
    Annelizabeth
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    In the middle of ski country and outdoor attractions sits a delightful quiet gem for dining. Once inside their doors you feel you have been transported back to the countryside of France. The service is excellent. Their menu choices are true to the region. The kids have a very special menu which they will be delighted with. Vegetarians are not forgotten...they too have their own special menu. Take the time to visit .. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Excellent Dining Experience
    RonC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food and service was good as always. The warm french bread could be a meal in itself. I had the roasted lamb over white bean cassoule and a delicious ratatouille. The other entree, the Flat Iron Steak Frites was tough and sent it back for the Filet Mignon, which was delicious. Apologizing, the owner sent a complimentary glass of wine. In addition, he presented us with a glasses of Spanish Cava and a great Creme Brulee. This made for another wonderful evening here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fabulous Find
    TamrayVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was top notch. Ambience, food, service all aces. Every server and bus staff was energetic, cheerful, and timely in their service. Dishes prepared perfectly. Only regret was that we went on our last night on vacation and couldn't return for a secon visit. But we will. This is a class place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sure stop while visiting Manchester
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    First time there during a visit to the area, will come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYC French in Vt.
    68Fulvia
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very good French fare in Manchester Ctr. Vermont. While the name of the restaurant suggests a Southern France origine, the menu offer few if any trully Provencale dishes which is a bit disapointing. One had visions of ratatouille, bouillabaisse and anchouillade but no such offerings were available on the night we visited. The food is otherwise a cut above and prices are reasonable given the quality. Despite meticulous attention to details the decor is a bit modern/sterile but service was attentive and excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    Shelly00
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We recently spent a week in Vermont on vacation. We went to the Brasserie early in our stay and loved it so much we had to go back before we left. The service, food and atmosphere were all terrific. This is a restaurant that should not be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous French Find in Vermont!
    JSJSEG
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence is a restaurant you must go to. In terms of food, service, and ambiance, it ranks right up there with French Manhattan restaurants, as well as restaurants in St. Barth's! We were more than thrilled with our meal, and can't wait to go back. OMG, so good!!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Both times I dined at this restaurant the owner himself greeted me and showed me to my table. He must care about his clients and be proud of his restaurant. The restaurant is quite elegant; the service is good and the food is, for the mostpart, very savory. I had the venison which was very tasty and impressive. The cocktails are interesting and very well prepared. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding French bistro food
    olsen
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This was our 2nd visit and we will surely come again. The restaurant serves an outstanding selection of French standards using local sourced ingredients.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    Erik
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Manchester, VT. We have now eaten here several times have always had excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True French Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great French classics, perfectly prepared. Service was impeccable. Quiet a find in the middle of ski country!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a vist...
    BIllB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very thoughtful menu with plenty to cheer about. Nice, complete wine list. Great staff and management. A nice change of pace in a very competitive area. Bonne chance!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great dinner and service! We had the prixe fix dinner and it was outstanding love the salmon and forbidden rice. Dont forget to leave room for dessert. The Creme brûlée and pot de valrhone were delish!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice in VT
    Nokids4now
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The wine prices are a bit high, but great selection. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VisitingVermont
    VisitingVermont
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was excellent, as was its service. One of our guests enjoyed halibut, which was considered super excellent. Did not expect fried potatoes. Felt fries should not be part of this level of food experience. Owner, Michel, was very attentive, as our reservation was changed several times prior to the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Provence in Vermont
    cjbenjVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Best French bistro in the Manchester area. Four of us dined and each of us thought the meal was superb. There is an extensive wine list, wonderful service and delightful ambiance. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pet Friendly
    Reckless
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Outdoor dining was awesome. Brunch for four was yummy and well worth it! Our puppy joined us on the outdoor seating area and was greeted with his own bowl of refreshing ice water. Food was spectacular, service was timely and informative. Compliments to the chef. I would recommend eating here for any and all occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.