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Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg
Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg

Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafe-provencal.com
  • Phone: (757) 941-0310
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American, French American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ika Zaken
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The King Alfred Room offers private dinning for up to 28 people. Its medieval decor complete with wood burning fireplace offer guests and elegant setting for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: John O'Connor (757) 941-0317

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Powell Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Wedmore Place has plenty of guest parking for both hotel and Cafe Provencal guests.
A word from Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg
Cafe Provencal offers guests fine, creative cuisine with friendly service and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Chef Ika Zaken prepares each selection using fresh local and quality ingredients making every main dish the perfect combination. The signature dishes have become the special meats that are slowly smoked using cured grape vines following the traditional southern France style of cooking.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Celebrated my wife's 75th birthday and it was a really pleasant surprise to have such a great evening at a really fine restaurant. Everything was outstanding....the European ambience....the excellent food and wine..........a real winner of an evening. Thanks."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "If you are ready for a great, quiet, well served meal this is the place!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We recently stayed the weekend at Wedmore Place so we had dinner there both Friday and Saturday night. The food is out of this world. The crab ravioli is a treat (I won't give away the surprise). It was so good, I had it both nights. The tuna special was exceptional. The crabcakes entree was just perfect with the polenta cakes. The desserts were delicious. All in all, a wonderful weekend with wonderful food and wine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had an amazing dinner here. It is a great hidden gem! Everything was prepared to perfection and served with the utmost hospitality. I only live 35 minutes from here and will be making it a point to dine here again. Great special occasion place. The menu items are pricey, but for a special occasion, it is worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were very satisfied. The food was great and was a celebration of both our birthdays and a gift from our son and wife. We will bring them here the next time they come down from Albany, NY"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I did the wine tour on a whine not expecting much but were very pleastantly surprised so stayed for lunch at the pub. We started with escargot and finished with a quiche and lamb sausages that were to die for. We quickly cancelled our dinner reservation and changed to the cafe Provençal that night. We were treated to a very special perfectly cooked French gourmet dinner that became the highlight of our trip to williamsburg that's how good it was. I had the oxtails and my wife had the grilled red snapper. Treat yourself to a perfect evening in a great setting with a World class wine list."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our 2 dinners were both outstanding in taste and presentation. Service was excellent with a very nice pace. A featured bottle of wine was exceptional. Was second visit and will not be our last!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have been wanting to eat at Cafe Provencal for years and finally got to do so this past Sunday for my spouse's birthday. It was execellent! The food was amazing and atmosphere of the restaurant was great. It is located in a beautiful hotel on the Williamsburg Winery grounds. I could stay at the restaurant/hotel for hours and just enjoy myself and relax! The staff was extremly professional and had a great knowledge of the wine. I don't even like red wines but he suggested a great one to go with my steak. Will definantly go back again and again and again!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Loved the crab cakes and the avocado gazpacho was refreshing!! The ambiance and charm of Cafe Provençal was also wonderful. Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very enjoyable Father's Day dinner. The food was very good & reasonable priced for the high quality. We had a nice quite table where everyone could talk. Very nice."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food and service were top notch as were the prices. Our table overlooked the courtyard and pool which was nice but a little more attention to landscaping around the tree would be an improvement."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I loved it!!! The best meal that I've had in a long time;"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Been here a few times and never disappointed in the food or service. One of the two best in Williamsburg. Great for special occasions ..... they brought us a champagne toast on my wife's birthday."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food and service were good. I went there for a birthday, and felt it was a little romantic. I always compare restaurants to the few I frequent in New York City and Washington, DC, which might not be fair for a small town restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "After an excellent dinner we walked around on the grounds of the winery where I proposed marriage to my future wife. Couldn't recommend this place more, even if you aren't planning to get engaged."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a lovely table in the corner of the glassed-in porch that overlooks the pool. It was perfect. The meal was lovely. We had a mixed green salad with champagne vinaigrette that was fresh and delicious. I had a French Rose wine that was perfection. Thanks heavens for those by the glass wines, since the majority of wines by the glass are Williamsburg Winery and not very good. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had dinner here two nights in a row as we were staying at the hotel. Couldn't recommend it more highly for a romantic, quiet dinner. A cozy table for two in the corner of the sunroom overlooking the pool terrace, excellent service from Craig both nights, and food that did not disappoint in its freshness and uniqueness. We were wowed by everything we tried, and the preparation of the food is so creative that it far surpasses everyday restaurant food. Example-- the croutons in the Caesar salad were actually small cubes of fried polenta. Each course was a new adventure and with the amazing food, wine list, superior service and lovely setting, each meal here was like a vacation in and of itself. Wish we lived closer!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with fantastic wait staff and "to die for" menu. My caesar salad was presented in a unique way. Definitely not the same old boring caesar and the dressing...delicious. The fish my husband had, grouper, was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "All around high quality--but a bit pricey--with a less than stellar service level that does not match the wonderful food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent. One of the best restaurants in the Williamsburg area."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "A warm reception from staff started our evening. Salads were superbly prepared. I had the duck, my wife had salmon. Both were exceptionally prepared, seasoned perfectly and well presented. Server was a long term server...and accommodated our special requests and changes gracefully and enthusiastically. Creme caramel was superb. Received surprise champagne for our anniversary. Nice touch. Would definitely return. Prices were a bit high...is our only negative."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great place to take your wife for a special occasion "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The crab cakes were heaven and salmon was perfect. The server was very good and the small room faced the enclosed pool area. This is a hidden gem."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Right next door to the Williamsburg Winery performance venue. Food is upscale and delicious. Wine list is extensive (does not just include local wines). Service was a bit slow even before the restaurant filled up. Lovely dining room but looks out onto a not very attractive swimming pool. We were very disappointed that the restaurant does not award Open Table points."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food Excellent. Service Excellent. Great for vacationers"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had the 3-course prix fixe special. The salmon was among the best I have ever had. This dish along wiht the impeccable service and gret ambience made for an extremely enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The salmon was undercooked. Salad and desserts were very good. For the price, not worth a repeat visit."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Wait staff extremely attentive. Entrees arrived in a timely manner with an outstanding presentation. Excellent wine list. Will return with friends when we return to the Williamsburg area."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Delicious food, charming ambiance and excellent service ~ we loved it!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "the place is unique, romantic, Food is very good and service is very good, however the price is too expensive. Entree is $ 35-40. OK for a special occasion, will impress your significant other"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our second visit excellent service and amazing food"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I found this restaurant when I was searching for my birthday dinner. We didn't know what to expect but the food was delicious and I will definitely be back for dinner in the near future. The people were very friendly and welcoming. "
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Having grown up in the Williamsburg, Virginia area, I have seen fine dining restaurants come and go. Cafe Provençal, located in a winery and fine hotel is simply the best. The service is outstanding without being overbearing, our waiter, Craig did a wonderful job, the menu is superb, the wine list is the best in Williamsburg, and the ambiance is quiet and romantic (yes, this is a guy writing this). I cannot recommend Cafe Provençal enough. Five stars all around."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food was so amazing the only fair way to choose a dish was to do - eeny meeny miny moe and make sure everyone on the table chooses something different. The chef alwasy sent something special over to the table that has you begging for more"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We were in the Buttery room - will request not to be in there if going back. It is loud and the servers are going through taking food, etc to other areas. Also, dishes were clanking as they were stacked in the bar area to take to the kitchen. Service was slow and dishes were taken away before everyone was finished with their meals. Staff should be better trained as food is very good and the ambience is very nice."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We made last minute plans to have dinner here on Friday night & I'm so glad we did! Out of the way, gorgeous setting. Lovely menu. Perfectly cooked and presented dinner. The wine was good & the staff was attentive and we appreciated all the extra touches. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have visited Cafe Provençal many times, always happily. This visit was no exception. My wife chose salmon that she found delicious, and I had the fork-tender lamb shoulder while we worked on a bottle of Reisling. We enjoyed the usual attentive service. The meal is always more pleasant when you don't have to stalk the waitperson. Living only fifteen minutes away, we also find this a great place to take guests. Try it! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Truly enjoyed our meal. Great options. Warm setting. Though a little put of the way worth the trip."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I booked a reservation for a birthday dinner and only had to note in the comments the reason for dining. The restaurant followed through with a wonderful evening, complete with champagne once we sat down to the obligatory candle in the molten lava cake. The captain has an excellent touch, and our server was patient, humorous, and completely obliging. We ran into a bit of a snafu when two hours suddenly had passed and we needed to be at another event. The server and the chef were able to prepare the cake in 5 minutes (instead of 10), and we were able to leave just in time. There are many good restaurants here, but for a special occasion I am now convinced that none rivals Cafe Provencal in terms of food quality, ambiance, and service! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Would go there again. Food was excellent, as was the service. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014