Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg
Had a wonderful dining experience!Had a wonderful dining experience! Pretty restaurant, good food & great service for my Mother's 84th birthday celebration.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wedding Anniversary ClassicMy wife and I chose Cafe Provencal to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and it was an excellent choice. Our choice was based largely on reviews we read on Open Table. My wife had the pan seared scallps as an appetizer while I had the baby arugula salad. We both had the sauteed organic chicken breast with bacon cream sauce, boursin mashed potatoes and broccolini. Dessert was a simple coffee and Baile's Irish Cream. Our dinner wine was Williamsburg Winery's own Voignier--an excellenct accompanyment to the creamy chicken dinner. BTW, we were presented with a complimentary class of sparkiing wine when we arrived as an anniversary gift. Will we go back? You bet! We don't go to Williamsburg often but Cafe Provencal is on our list.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Restaurant in WilliamsburgMy wife and I found Cafe Provencal a number of years ago and have been going there for special occasions ever since. We have tried many of the other highly rated restaurants in the area, but at one time or the other have come away disappointed at all of them, while we have never been disappointed by any of Chef Tim's creations. This time was no different. The grouper we both had was superb. The service was equal to the quality of the food. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. We will return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe ProvencalThis restaurant is fairly difficult to locate(my GPS was not reliable and I had to call to find my way) - hidden in a small hotel on the grounds of the Williamsburg Winery - but well worth making the effort. Our meal was delicious, beautifully presented, with gracious service. It is slightly more formal than most restaurants in downtown Williamsburg and certainly rivals any of them (including Fat Canary) in food and service with a nice wine list. It is small and quiet - perfect for a special occasion. Salmon served on lobster risotto was a stand-out as were the desserts. They make their own ice creams, which are fantastic! I have been sampling restaurants in Williamsburg for many years and Cafe Provencal ranks among the very best.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the CafeWe chose Cafe Provencal because it was close to the winery and had good reviews. The Cafe is excellent. Service was outstanding, the wine selection huge, and the food extremely good. Clearly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. We started with a shared salad and then chose the Allen Brothers fillet(for me) and the duck(for my wife). Both entrees were cooked very well and tasted great. One of the best fillets I've ever had. The price was in line with other similar restaurants but was well worth the price.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet and classyFinding this restaurant was difficult, but well worth the trip. We were the only guests for about 10 minutes and then another couple arrived. The dining room has many windows, wonderful chairs upholstered in colonial fabric and relaxing music. Our server, Henry, was solicitous and provided wine tastings so we could find the wine we liked. The opening amuse bouche was delicate and tasty. I had the salmon, cooked raw, perfectly and my husband had the grouper special which he said was delicious. I had creme brulee for dessert which was fine, nothing special; my husband had panacotta which he said was very good. There was homemade cinnamon ice cream at the end of the meal. Highly recommended for a special night...4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Provençal was just whatCafe Provençal was just what I was looking for. We wanted one special dinner while in Williamsburg and this was the place. Great food, loved the foie gras. Everything was cooked properly and presented beautifully . The wine list was extensive and some good values. I would recommend trying one of the local wines from the winery. We enjoyed our server, Henry. Thank you for a nice experience.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinner. ThereA wonderful dinner. There were four of us. We all had different starters and entrees and they were all superb. Classy surroundings, great food, fine service. Makes for a rather nice evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMunique dining experienceSecluded but fairly easy to find. Building/restaurant not well marked--hard to find entrance. After dark, upon exiting, parking area is poorly lit, especially a couple walking alone to wooded lot. Need to fix that. Otherwise, the inn is beautiful once inside-- rustic & filled with antiques. Dining room small and awkwardly quiet, to the point where we could hear every table's conversation, but food was very good to excellent, and service outstanding. Wine very good. Everyone very nice, table visited by manager to say hello. They are trying really hard, and succeeding. Definitely worth the effort to visit-- a unique dining experience. A bit too quiet for me, but take it for what it is--a secluded inn with a small dining room. Enjoyable, go!!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visited Cafe ProfencalWe visited Cafe Profencal with friends for my husbands birthday, and it was a very wonderful evening.Outstanding food an service, perfect ambiance and very good service. The manager is delightful,very knowledgable and engaging. Truly a Williamsburg gem!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about CafeLoved everything about Cafe Provencal - A delightful ambiance, terrific service, fabulous food. We started with a wonderful strawberry salad. Both the crab cakes with polenta and the salmon with risotto delicious. Cafe Provencal is a hidden gem. We will definitely return!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful nightGreat food in a wonderful location. Food and service were outstanding. The owner came by at the ending of the evening to see how everything had been that night. Charming gentleman. Will be back next time we are in Williamsburg.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were blown away by theWe were blown away by the food & service. The surroundings felt Colonial but the meal was modern & so delicious. The servers were down-to-earth & very friendly/helpful. Knowledge of the menu & wines was wonderful. Well deserving of all the rave reviews. We'll be back again...4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service, foodExceptional service, food ans setting. Would go out of my way to dine there again.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with a greatExcellent food with a great presentation. We will come back4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the waitstaff were polite and friendly. I'm very glad we chose to dine at Cafe Provencal and I am sure we will go back the next time we stay in Williamsburg.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about our dinnerEverything about our dinner was excellent. The waiter recommended a particular wine produced there and it was so good we finished one bottle and took a 2nd bottle home. We will definitely return.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAn absolutely wonderful andAn absolutely wonderful and romantic venue to spend any special occassion. Everything was perfect as they helped us celebrate our anniversary Saturday evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find! In truth, aWhat a find! In truth, a little tricky to find, but so worth the effort. The food is excellent and interesting. Service was correct and friendly; our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine, and steered us to an excellent Pinot Noir. Speaking of wine the list is interesting and encompasses Californian, European, Antipodean, and Virginian vinyards. Wine prices are very reasonable--the markup is very low, so a great wine can be enjoyed at a good price. We look forward to returning.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Fantastic in every way. The owners stopped by our table - amazing gracious people. Large portions.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a fine dining experience.This was a fine dining experience. Quiet, lovely setting with a personal touch. The food was excellent and the eh3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA true gem tucked away!I was traveling for business and stumbled across this little hidden gem.
I was impressed with the hospitality as well as every course. The chef is ON POINT. From beginning to end, there was a smile on my face.
I would highly reccomend Cafe Provençal and if I lived in VA Inwould come back in a heartbeat!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of best restuarants inOne of best restuarants in Williamsburg! Excellent food and attentive service, have dined here many times and it never disappoints!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM