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Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence
Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence
  • Address:
    1716 Depot Street
    Manchester Center, VT 05255
    Manchester, VT
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $30 and under

Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://brasserieloustau.com
  • Phone: (802) 768-8538
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Thursday and Friday; Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday; Dinner: Monday, Thursday and Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious. We had the three course dinner that was very reasonably priced. The portions were ample and well presented. The service was excellent. The restaurant was quite busy for a rainy Tuesday evening. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "What a nice find was Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence in Manchester! Remembering the venue from Lanie's for chicken and ribs, it was good to see the space transformed with a French bistro ambiance. The menu had all the favorite bistro foods, and the waitstaff was teriffic- we went two nights in a row and both nights the waitresses were well informed and very helpful and eager to please. We ordered the escargots in pastry; delicious pastry and meaty escargots in a flavorful beurre. Frisee salad with egg was delicious and tuna tartare was excellent. Onion soup was highly recommended by waitress for the hearty veal broth, which it had. Chicken was tender and nice size portion. The lemon tarte was not available but tarte tatin was tasty."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service, will be back next time I visit Manchester."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent! All the food is the highest quality and the service is very professional!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "When visiting Manchester, we always visit Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence. The food is excellent and service top rate. The owner always goes out of his way to make you feel welcome."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First time eating here and it will now be our favorite! The atmosphere and staff are so welcoming. The Mimosa salad and Lobster salad were both so fresh and good. The flat iron steak frites and short rib boeuf bourguignon were delicious. Good wine and well made cocktails...next time we will leave room for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My friend and I live in Manchester and Arlington!!! We absolutely love your Restaurant!!! We treat ourselves a couple of times a year for Lunch!!!! WE LOVE EVERYTHING, the food the service and the ambiance.... So thank you , for such a great place"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Service was terrible. Server brought the wrong drinks, was not appropriately attentive to the table, and main course arrived an hour after appetizers. One steak arrived barely cooked and cold in the middle; it seemed clear that it had not only been undercooked, but that it had been sitting for a long period of time prior to arriving at table (and was chewy and not juicy). Will never return nor recommend; absolutely awful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were there for the 2nd time in two years and this place is superb The food and Servive are incredible and we can't wait to return Don't miss it but call ahead a few weeks for reservations Also very fairly priced for high quality food"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We travel from Albany, NY many times just for dinner and we are never disappointed. This past Saturday on the way to dinner my wife commented how much we look forward to dinner on the way up and on the way home how much we enjoyed our meal and night out. Thank you for a lovely experience . James Fairchild"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Brasserie L'Oustau is a real gem. Impeccable service, great food and unusual (not necessarily expensive) southern French wines. The owner clearly has communicated his high standards to the waitstaff and kitchen. As a result, your are treated to a great meal. If you've ever been to France, this will refresh your memories. If you've never been, this as close as it gets."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a lovely spot near the Green Mountains. The food was great (highly recommend the creme brûlée!) as was the ambience. We could see the sun set over the mountains, seated outside. The tables in the patio are aplenty, and there is also a fire pit for more casual dining. Very serene and peaceful, and servers were very courteous and knowledgeable. Would definitely dine here again!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Exceptionally fine service and delicious food - a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food , service. Hospitality on a very high level I highly recommend "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal. Our waitress was very helpful with menu and wine selections. Can't wait to go back for our next experience."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We've been looking for a place like this in the Manchester area For a decade. Wonderful, thoughtful food, nice wines, not too heavy--as is often the case with ski area food. Beautiful space--more like city restaurant but with plenty of space between tables so you can have a quiet conversation. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • " The steak was very tender and had a great flavor, but was cold to the touch while the fries were clearly fresh out of the frier. My wife's chicken was over cooked and rubbery. We had to wait almost an hour after our salads to recieve our entrees. The kitchen was clearly having problems with timing. Waitress took coffee of the bill to make up for the steak which was nice, but not quite what I would expect for a $140 dinner for two. Abmiance was not quite what I expected for the price point. It was loud and tables were so close I got a good update on what all the people at the adjoining tables having going on in their lives."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great dinner with excellent wine. The wait staff was very knowledgable regarding both food and wine. Service was flawless. I highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We were told that the food was sooo good here, it was not to be missed. Unfortunately, that led to unrealized expectations. There is no question that the food was good. My salmon was well cooked and tasty. The best ever... hardly, but still very good. The same true with my wife bouillabaisse. If you are in the mood for solid french food, then go. Just don't expect Jean-Georges... "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From the first step in the door you catch a whiff of delicious bread cooking and you know you are somewhere special. The bread is as good as baguettes I had in Paris. The Mimosa salad is delicious and a great starter to be followed by the very rich and delicious Boeuf Bourguignon. You will not need you knife as the meat is so tender and will melt in your mouth. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Strange as it may sound, cheese plate - and there are some very good selections - is a great appetizer with cocktails. Excellent service, our waitress enjoyed and even seemed to participate in our family dynamic. We try to visit whenever we can - food and service always excellent."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "In the highly competitive landscape for dining in Manchester, Vermont, we have a new place where we will be treated to a delightful,well seasoned, expertly cooked dish made with fresh ingredients and served attentively."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "A wonderful dining experience in the foothills of the Green Mountains. We had a terrific dinner on Sunday evening. The skiers had gone and the place was quiet and relaxing (although the chairs are quite small for a Big Mike). The Escargot Bourguignon was excellent as was the Short Rib Boeuf Bourguignon. What would take this restaurant to another level would be a dessert soufflé. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This restaurant almost lives up to its promise. My steak frites was nicely cooked and served with delicious fries. However, the house salad was a disappointment: it came straight from the fridge, which meant that what I think were nicely steamed asparagus on top had almost no taste and the dressing was so spare as to give no flavor at all. My companion's steak tartare had suffered the same fate in the fridge and while nicely seasoned, was not sufficiently mixed, so some parts were bland and others very spicy. At this price point in VT, things should be more consistent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The sauce with the grilled salmon and fennel was out if this world, the filet mignon was tender and flavorful and the bulliabase stole the show - fresh, flavorful, perfect. The cloudless chocolate cake was a little dry but that the only possible fault. Definitely worth going!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our experience was great. They were equally nice to the adults and the children. They often checked to make sure each course was enjoyable. The cod enter was light and delicious. The profiteroles were outstanding (freshly made). Frisée salad was ok ( underdressed and eggs cooked a bit too much). Overall experience was great and we will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was pricey and bland. Technique and flavors were off. Not worth the money. We had the truffle stuffed quail and venison. The quail was a mess of food and tasteless. Venison was really dry outside."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The Kronenbourg draft beer was a very tasty surprise and the Bouillabasse was amazing. Everything we ordered was thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared, there were no rough edges, or hard transitions.... just a smooth and polished taste. We'll be back for sure. Skip the hoers d'oeuvres to leave room for dessert."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "In the areas of New England where population is not concentrated, restaurants tend to be okay or even good. The Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence is not the norm. The fare is excellent and there is enough variety to add excitement to the dining experience. The Rhode Island oysters were sweet, delicate and best of all fresh. The Mediterranean Sea Bass was cooked to perfection--flakey and moist. Served whole produces a wonderfully flavorful fish. The Venison, served truly medium rare, was an absolute delight. The bar menu is more than adequate to meet most tastes. I drink whisky straight and thus am always aware of the "pour size". Here they do not disappoint. The cordial atmosphere, open kitchen and first class service are noteworthy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We drove from the Albany NY area for a change of scenery and our visit to the Brasserie L'Oustau was well worth the drive. The food was great and the apparent effort to source ingredients locally are a bonus."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Maybe a change in chefs ? But we all remember the food being better last ski season. Beet salad was so tiny , it was a joke . Some salads were normal size French serving but the beet was a one bite dea for $$l ! My salmon was very good , but last year they had a leek salmon that was better. Short ribs fell short of flavor. Pot de crème use to be heavenly, this time just ok. We were a party of 8, 3 people were happy with their meal, at these prices I expected a little more. Service was great, and owner was very nice. Clean and neat rest room, Coat check , nice for Vermont ! For Vermont it was nice but it has NY prices."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "There are areas of the restaurant that are quite intimate. Our service was excellent and our food was surprisingly terrific. We had a bouillabaisse that was one of the best we have eaten. It had perfectly cooked seafood in it including Bronzino and Lobster. The broth was a tomato fennel nicely done. I also had a salad of fromage blanc, beets and pistachio nuts drizzled with chestnut honey. The French owner who is lovely to talk to was on top of everything but also stressed out by the large unruly group of children and oblivious parents sitting near us. I don't blame him.My suggestion would be that he put all the larger parties in the room we were sitting in. He did offer to change our table but we were already too involved in our meal."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "All in all this is a great place to dine in Manchester. There were a few minor issues, but on balance this was well worth the visit. The roated chiocken was not as good as it has been. The tarte tatin needs some better caramelizing of the apples and the crust could be thinner and flakier. The kitchen somehow delyaed our order and notmally the slow-down would have been an issue but we were enjoying the company so we overlooked this. On the upaside, ownership is really accomodating and the service is excellent. Atmosphere really nice. Moules friotes were great, as was the mussel soup and cod. All in all very, very good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Authentic French ambiance, open kitchen concept. Don't miss the profiteroles!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal here two evenings ago. We had to try this relatively new restaurant, as it took the place of a long standing mostly BBQ Laneys. French food depends on sauces, and my Coq au Vin did not disappoint. My daughter had scollops which were also wonderful. We will go back."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We've been to the restaurant several times and are never dissapointed. We have to travel quit a distance so we can't go as often as we would like. Great brunch choices and the best eggs benedict I've ever had. Lovely decore and relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful from start to finish. There were so many wonderful selections on the menu, it was difficult to choose. Finally decided on the salmon which was perfectly done. A definite return."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The phrase "pleasantly surprised" is an understatement. Not a single plate was a disappointment, and most were just superb. The venison on the game menu was both perfectly cooked and seasoned. The rabbit terrine was about as good as it gets, and my wife was perfectly happy with the "salmon three ways". It is rare to find a restaurant where every dish is composed and prepared so perfectly, without pointless additions of complexity that add nothing. The service was both attentive and precise. The owner's presence was apparent but not overbearing. Even the streetlamps and mica lighting was set at a warm level. I'd expected a bit more from the interior, but the food was done so perfectly, it would be idiocy to critique the architecture."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We had a great time. We saw so many things on the menu ( and that's not counting the brunch menu) we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My wife and I love to try French restaurants wherever we go, and L'Oustau didn't disappoint. The wait staff is a young crew of excellent servers that did a fantastic job. The menu covered most of the 'bases', and everything we tried was a hit. The bar had what I'd call the traditional decor of a french brasserie bar with plenty of wood and mirrors. Our Escargot was served in a puff pastry that was not the usual presentation I'm accustomed to seeing, but delicious. We shared a Boeuf Bourguignon and a Rabbit terrine. The Boeuf was melt-in-your-mouth tender with the traditional pearl onions and mushrooms, along with a beautifully balanced gravy. The portion was big enough for two. The Rabbit terrine had great flavor. Would go again!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013