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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Attentive and timely service and excellent food as always."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "This was a great spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food and service were excellent. very enjoyable wine for a region of Otaly not often found here in the US.. Complimentary glass of champagne was a treat."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My daughter is a senior at William & Mary, and we have eaten at many restaurants in the area. This is definitely one of the better ones. Very nice setting at The Williamsburg Winery and only 10 minutes from CW- less from the college I started with tomato soup with blue cheese, a special. Great flavors and the homemade croutons were crisp on the outside and the inside melted in my mouth with the soup. Great flavor in crab cakes which were full of crab and not a single piece of shell. My wife raved about here steak being done perfectly and with great flavor. Her salad was fresh and crisp with cheese, nuts, and dried cranberries. My daughter's food disappeared quickly. Broad wine list."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and surprised by the ambiance, great food, and good service. We had a great time at Cafe Provencal. When the staff overheard that we were celebrating a birthday, they brought the whole party a glass of champagne. The reservations were at 0700 pm and the resturant was not crowded."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Cafe Provençal was fantastic from start to finish. Before dining, we did the wine tour and tasting at the Williamsburg Winery on the property. We then went next door where the restaurant is located and we were escorted to the elevator. The service was impeccable from start. Food was great. We had the scallops and burrata appetizers and chose the lamb and duck entrees- all were delicious and perfectly cooked. My one small critique is the wines offered by the glass- the only options are the local wines from the winery, which are fine, just would have liked a few other options as well. They do however offer a special- a white and a red from another region by the glass, which was nice. We are looking forward to dining at Cafe Provençal again!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely experience. Prior to dinner, we took the winery tour which enhanced the overall experience. We would definitely bring out of town guests to dine with us."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Cafe Provencal is the romantic place for a couple's night out and also has a quiet atmosphere that makes it a perfect place for two friends to chat and catch up. I hosted my husband's 70th birthday here in a private room (15 guests.) I have also enjoyed Christmas Day lunch here with my family. The food has been perfect every time. Wine choices are interesting and the bar also makes a great cocktail."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Best duck I have had on a long time, cooked perfectly. Also had the crab & corn chowder, it was super. The special Capri salad was unforgettable! Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our Anniversary and had an amazing time. It is very intimate and quiet, and the food is delicious! This restaurant and experience made our Anniversary special. Also, the Molten Chocolate Cake was AMAZING!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I have been hear twice and the food and wine is always fantastic. It is a great place to enjoy good wine."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We are Williamsburg residents and this was not our first time at Café Provencal. Our reservation was for my husband's birthday dinner. We were greeted by name when we arrived. Everything about the evening was wonderful, the ambiance, the service and of course the food was exceptional. Every course was prepared exactly as we had requested. All of the staff at one time or another during the evening wished my husband a personal "happy birthday". We will definitely return, this is our most favorite restaurant in all of Williamsburg."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Provencal for our anniversary. It was wonderful food along with excellent service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding from arrival until departure. We were there for our 55th wedding anniversary. We were greeted very pleasantly and in awe of our 55 years of marriage, then we were treated to a complementary glass of champagne. Following, the appetizer was out of this world , and the entrees were equally outstanding. The ambience was such that we will consider returning in the future, with the intentions of staying at the inn and touring the winery, having lunch there, etc."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service and food were perfect. We had a great time. I would highly recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I toke a couple out to dinner on Tuesday, 7/22/14, to celebrate the woman's 70th birthday. Everything was perfect. The waiter helped to keep the sun out of our eyes as the sun went down over the patio. He pulled the shades down twice. He was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Located in Wedmore Place at the Williamsburg Winery, it has excellent food and service. On this visit we only dined at the restaurant, but it the past we have stayed at the hotel for a romantic getaway. The evening's special rib eye steak was grilled perfectly and my wife said the sauteed chicken breast was moist and tender. Thinking I was going to order the salmon filet I ordered white wine, but when my steak arrived at the table the waiter brought a sample of red wine; a very nice gesture. Will definitely go back. We also enjoy lunch at the Gabriel Archer Tavern located at the winery when we visit Williamsburg."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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
  • "This restaurant has the best food that we've tried in a long time. The caesar salad was very creatively made and delicious! The even gave us a sample of the cucumber avocado tomato gazpacho. This was something new for us to try and we loved it. For dinner my husband had the filet mignon and I had the salmon with risotto. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and the side dishes accompanied the meats very well. The wine that they recommend with the dishes is perfectly paired. My wine went perfectly with the salmon. For dessert we had the creme brulee and apple pie. Overall our experience was wonderful. I cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I loved it!!! The best meal that I've had in a long time;"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent. One of the best restaurants in the Williamsburg area."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great place to take your wife for a special occasion "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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