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Cafe Provence - Brandon
Cafe Provence - Brandon

Cafe Provence - Brandon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafeprovencevt.com
  • Email: info@cafeprovencevt.com
  • Phone: (802) 247-9997
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Bistro: 2:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Bistro 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Robert Barral
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: In 2010 opportunity came knocking at our door in the form of expansion. We decided to take it and further spread our roots in Vermont with Center Street Bar, a new private dining room, culinary theater and a perfect culinary marriage with Vermont Kitchen Supply.
  • Private Party Contact: Jill McGrath (877) 769-3024

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Across from Aubuchon
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available behind the restaurant, or in the streets.
A word from Cafe Provence - Brandon
Warm and inviting, casual fine dining at Café Provence is a truly memorable experience. Located in the restored historic section of downtown Brandon, Vermont—Chef Robert Barral, former Executive Chef of the New England Culinary Institute and The Four Seasons in Boston, crafts our seasonal menu to showcase not only his talents as a chef, but also highlight the best meats, cheeses, and vegetables that local farms have to offer.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "My friend and I had a wonderful dinner. The service was truly outstanding, and the food was delicious as always. We lingered quite a long time and did not feel rushed at all by the staff."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always a pleasure. Chef Robert and the gang do not disappoint! Escargots en croute were wonderful, tasty and tender. She had the fish which was wonderful, and I had the tenderloin with the pepper sauce. Tender and flavorful. Wine was half price, so we got two bottles, one red and one white. Desert was a wonderful cake from Gourmet Provence, and we will of course be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We spent a long weekend in Goshen and heard about Café Provence. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately. We both ordered appetizers (French onion soup and a vegetable and mozzarella dish). They were both delicious. We both ordered specials (lamb shank and chicken pot pie) and again, both were delicious. Our server (I believe her name was Jessica) was great. We will definitely be back if we are in the area again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very charming restaurant with good food and good service. What else do you need?"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Most excellent food, perfectly done and served. A bit pricey for a small town, but I assume they get a lot of skier traffic."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The best duck we ever had. The polenta/scallop dish was well executed and the polenta was incredibly creamy. My husband and I shared the appetizer and were pleased when they split the plate into two separate and generous portions. Terrific wine list (especially on the French side). We happened to hit it on 1/2 price wine bottle night-- a terrific promotion that we were unaware about until the bill came. The duck was the best we've ever had-- crispy to perfection on the outside and tender on the inside with very little fat. The root vegetable puree surprised (and not necessarily in a good way) as it included ratatouille imbedded beneath the duck but on top of the mashed squash-- not a great combination. The flourless chocolate cake rocked."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is like walking into one of the best bistro/cafes in France. It is excellent in all manners, but particularly the food. It is reasonably priced and exquisite. Nothing comes close to it. This chef is absolutely the best in Vermont!! I can't wait to visit the new cafe in Waterbury!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went 2 times for dinner on the 4 nights we spent in Brandon. The food was delicious, beautifully presented. The goat cheese salad was one of the best I have ever had, also the special - salmon Wellington - I had the first Night was amazing- beautifully presented and delicious. And the second night the lamb shank owner white beans Was also very tasty. I would highly recommend it. We would gave gone a 3rd night but they were closed for dinner On Sunday and Monday."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Three of us had lunch yesterday. We all really enjoyed our food. Service was a bit slow but it was lunchtime so it is understandable. Cafe Provence is a wonderful place to have a leisurely meal. It is fun to walk around town afterwards. Nice little shops to browse in and all the people are very friendly."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We appreciated that the restaurant held our reservation while we traveled from out of town in a snow storm! We had a great table by the window with our own portable electric fireplace. The server and kitchen were great at helping two of us deal with food allergies -- they even had a gluten-free menu for our group member who cannot eat gluten. The meal was delicious -- especially the duck and lamb specials. We have been here several times before and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Everything I ordered came luke warm: French Onion Soup came on a "very hot plate", but even the top cheese wasn't hot. The "very hot plate" main dish which arrived had luke warm EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! the lamb shank, the mashed potato ( ugh - room temp) and the surrounding bean dish. Since we had limited time, even though asked twice if they could remedy the problem, I had to decline. However, my partner's dishes of pate and fish were a thumbs up! Only 3 other tables were being served during our early arrival. My great expectations were crushed."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I love Provence! what more can I say! I have celebrated my last four birthdays there and enjoyed everyone of them (even when the lights went out one year due to a transformer in Brandon blowing out!) Karen K. Lemnah"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food is always better than most restaurants. A slight deduction for uneven temperature of food being served."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "In this area of Vermont, we were pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant of this caliber!!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We like to go out early. The specials list was ready. The escargot we shared with the warm bread was excellent. I would recommend any dish that comes with the mashed potatoes,they are that good. The serving sizes are BIG. We couldn't fit in desert."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had a marvelous experience for dinner on Friday night. Two couples had different appetizers, entrees and dessert and everyone loved their choices. The biggest problem was trying to decided what to have from a fabulous menu selection. Mussels, escargot, French onion soup and salad were all a hit. The entrees included both chicken dishes, salmon and lamb. Everything was delicious. We cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Food is excellent, ask quesstions if you don't know what the entree is or how it's prepared. Wine list is very good. Deserts are outstanding. You will want to take items home from the bakery."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Overalll it was good.The first two beers we got were frozen. Our waitress forgot to bring our bread so a different waitress brought it to us. Our dinners were not overly warm. I sent mine back to be heated again. Dessert was great!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We enjoyed our brunch. The food was good and it has an enjoyable ambience but the meal was brought down by incredibly slow service. While the waitress was pleasant it took a long time to be asked for our drink order then equally as long to have them brought back to the table. The same was true for our food and desert. More annoying the board outside had a fish dish on it. When we indicated we wanted to hear more about it we were told that others had inquired about it, but it was left over from the night before. On our way out the erroneous special was still displayed. Evidently no one thought it was important to remove it, or cover it, even after receiving multiple inquiries! Hopefully it was just a bad day."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Had another great meal at Cafe Provence. With Thanksgiving on my mind, I ordered the turkey pot pie. Much to my surprise, this amazingly tasty dish was filled with all of my Thanksgiving favorites. Tasty gravy with chunks of turkey, mashed & sweet potatoes, cranberry chutney, asparagus, stuffing - YUM! Save room for the homemade maple creme brûlée."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "What a nice surprise this restaurant was! The menu was exciting and our lunch was satisfying and delicious! We hope to get back some day."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "food was just ok, some dishes better than others. a nice spot for a group, pretty generic french american food. nothing special, but not bad."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "just that. This used to be a place to go for well-cooked and imaginative (if this is not a contradiction) bistro food--with a definite French flair. But the last few times it has seemed ordinary. A good place to meet between here and there but no longer somewhere to go out of my way for. Disappointing."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "This is a great spot to meet friends for lunch or dinner. The space is inviting, the menu has an interesting mix of offerings and the servers are always pleasant. This is my fifth visit and I'll be back."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "One of these days, I'll be able to skip the starter so there will be room for dessert! However, that day has not arrived. The offerings are always delicious. I've never been disappointed. Well, I could wish for a drier martini!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "We ate at Cafe Provence for my daughter's 1st birthday and made reservations early in the evening. The food arrived at our table looking quite presentable but was only warm compared to the scalding hot french fries and chicken fingers for my toddler. I had the impression my food (and my spouse's) sat around waiting on the deep fryer to finish. This is understandable if my meal cost $10 or the place was slammed with customers, neither of which was the case. We also ordered dessert and I asked for decaf coffee. We got dessert and a bill, but never the coffee. I am a very forgiving diner, and I tip well, but I can't say I was impressed with my first foray to the storied Cafe Provence."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "I travel for business and eat at great restaurants across the US. Cafe Provence In Brandon Vermont is one of my favorites every year. Chef Robert and crew do an outstanding job."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The food and the service were just OK, nothing memorable."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Great experience, great food! Salad in an asiago cup exceptional. Sauce on the scallop and saffron rice to die for. Wish I lived closer so I could go more often!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Cafe Provence provides a perfect respite for travelers on Rt. 7. Talented chef creating interesting entrees and appetizers. Save room for dessert!"
    Dined on 8/11/2013