Cafe Provence
Cafe Provence

Cafe Provence

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeprovencekc.com/
  • Phone: 913 384 5998x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday-Saturday:5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, French
  • Executive Chef: Philip Quillec
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Welcome to French Market!
    We bring the finest of France to you and your home — from handmade soups, sauces, and desserts from our award-winning Cafe Provence
    restaurant to imported gourmet items, linens, home accessories, gifts, and more.
    www.frenchmarketkc.com
    913-362-0803
    6947 Tomahawk, Prairie village, KS 66208
  • Entertainment: Rendez Vous a Cafe Provence lundi soir pour nos fameux souffles!
    Join us Monday nights to savor Daniel's light and airy
    dessert souffles!
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    Suivi Mardi soir pour notre populaire prix fixe menu!
    Followed by our ever popular Chef Philip's Tuesday night prix fixe menu!
  • Special Events: prix fixe menu every Tuesday night, in addition to our regular menu

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prairie Village Shops
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Provence
Café Provence has been honored by Zagat as the best restaurant in Kansas City.
It joins the top 46 restaurants in the United States given this honor in their respective cities, such as Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas, Le Bernadin, NYC, Gary Danko, San Francisco and more.

Cafe Provence serves progressive American / French cuisine served in the warm, inviting atmosphere of a neighborhood bistro.

Visit us on www.cafeprovencekc.com

Welcome to French Market!
We bring the finest of France to you and your home — from handmade soups, sauces, and desserts from our award-winning Cafe Provence
restaurant to imported gourmet items, linens, home accessories, gifts, and more.

Visit us at: www.frenchmarketkc.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Cafe Provence ...the food speaks french!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cafe Provence reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (141)special occasion (130)fit for foodies (124)romantic (102)great for lunch (65)notable wine list (41)great for outdoor dining (39)hot spot (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent Again
    Wendy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We are new to the area, this was our second visit and we were not disappointed. The cuisine is fantastic!!!! We love the atmosphere, it transports us to Paris. We will be regulars at Café Provence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food
    holdthesalt
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We celebrated my husbands bithday and found the food to be fabulous but the ambience was just OK. The service was pretty slow which was surprising as there were only 9 other people in the vacility.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Provence
    flight747
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food was delicious, served very appealing, food was the right temperature, wine list outstanding, waitress was very helpful. It was quiet, we enjoyed the ambience, could have a conversation and not have to compete with a lot of noise, A perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding as always!
    littlegto67
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I can never say enough good things about this restaurant! The food is always amazing and the service is wonderful. The only thing wrong with this restaurant is that it is 50 minutes away from my house. The mussels are absolutely delicious (make sure you drink some of the broth, it's amazing). The foie gras appetizer was one of the best that I've ever had. I have only had such a perfectly seared piece of foie gras at restaurants where we have paid much, much more. I almost always get whatever the fish of the day is and have never been disappointed. The fish is always perfectly cooked and the plating beautiful. Absolutely love, love, love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant, refined food.
    MarianneBlue
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I am French, from Paris. My husband is Italian. Every single meal at Cafe' Provence is a nostalgic reminder of our countries. Completely authentic French food, cooked to perfection, served on white pressed linen tablecloth. Knowledgeable Staff who greets you by name, in French. I just adore this place and I suggest you try it. It might just become your very favorite, your own little slice of European culture. Bon appetit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An experience everyone should have.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our first experience included the special, halibut, cooked to perfection and the sauce complemented both the vegetables as well as the flavors presented with the halibut. The Joue de Veau Braisée Véronique, veal cheek, was outstanding and the sage cream sauce enhanced every other ingredient. Every bite was a complex harmony of flavor that presented a savory first impression then hinted at the complexity of the dish as the veal, leek fricassee, grapes or chanterelle mushrooms brought different aspects to the fore. Our second experience was a Tuesday night prix fixe. While the bacon-onion tarte with creme fraiche was a brilliant surprise, the Tien with goat cheese, walnuts and balsamic stole the show with brilliant flavor combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but expected more
    Micky
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went in with an open mind and a willingness to really like this place. Overall is I would say that it was just ok. The wine list was average, and so was the food. My Halibut (the daily special) was a little rubbery (undercooked), and my wife had a filet mignon and she could barely cut it with the provided knife. The flavor of the filet was ok, but lacked anything to make it stand out. The rest of both of our dishes, as well as the onion soup, were great. Based on the conversation with had with the couple next to us, this was not an isolated occurrence. They indicated their Halibut was the same as mine, and agreed that the rest of the dish was much better than the fish itself. The good thing is we were not rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great every time
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food is always great! Fois gras back on the menu-one of my favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely lunch
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We always enjoy lunch aat Cafe Provence. The quiche was very good and we always eindulge in the wonderful deserts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is truly one of the bests places in the Kansas City area. Our food was wonderful - our server was spectacular. Overall a fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Provence
    Goose1943
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This place has been consistently good for the last 15 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Am I in Paris?
    Apicius
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What a wonderful find! This was my first time to joyfully experience Cafe Provence, but it shan't be my last; it is now my tied for first choice of KC French eateries! The food is superbly prepared and presented. The staff is top notch and knowledgeable, and one gets to practice one's French in the process! It all reminded me of a little bistro on the Left Bank which I enjoyed greatly. I look forward to my next visit to KC in order to dine at Cafe Provence! Don't miss it! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    JimFVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I would have to say I will come back but this time the filet entrée was not up to the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dining
    andietom
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Exceptionally attentive wait staff; fabulous food. While the shopping center location detracts just a bit from the overall experience, the restaurant itself is very nice. This is a wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    martymac8888VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Service was average at best. No knowledge of wine or even all the main dishes. Not a place I would put in the top of KC
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent & Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Excellent and expensive. Next time (and there will be a next time,) we will try the prix fixe menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in the KC area
    littlegto67
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have eaten here many times and I have reviewed it many times. The food is absolutely wonderful and the service is fabulous. I have not had anything at this restaurant that I did not love. The scallops are fabulous, as are the mussels. I almost always end up getting whatever the fish special is and they have always been absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner - 09/20/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant is very quaint, and the food was very good, along with a very friendly waitress. The only little blip was that when we arrived they could not find our reservation that was made online. They still were able to get us a table and later found the reservation and apologized for the confusion. They also gave us a complimentary dessert for the inconvenience. BTW, the lady that I had dinner with, this is one of her favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband is not a great fan of French cuisine, but has told many people already that this is the very best osso buco that he has ever had! All aspects of the meal preparation and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellent and Cafe Provence is a little bit of France in Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent!!!
    Spring
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We frequent Cafe Provence for special meals and special days, but also if we just want to eat something delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I have dined at cafe Provence on many occasions. The overall experience is always so enjoyable. From the ambiance to the staff to the wine and food it's first rate. We always look forward to dining there. We just know it will be a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A thoroughly delightful experience. Very attendant hostess/waitress but by no means obtrusive, thus allowing friends to exchange pleasantries as well as eat and drink. Atmosphere very comparable to places I have dined in Paris and other places in France.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elvis
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Lovely restaurant! Great food and very friendly staff! My husband loved it and said we need to keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe provence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of our very favorite restaurants---fabulous food, wonderful staff, wonder wine---all makes for a perfect dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service
    Dudleysmom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We thought the food was some of the best french food ever. Sauces were very well done. The onion soup was the best. We also thought it was well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always!
    littlegto67
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten here many times and everything is always amazing. This time we had the moules mariniere and they were fantastic. The scallop appetizer is easily one of the best scallop dishes that I have ever had anywhere! I almost always get whatever the fish special is when we go but we have had just about everything on the menu and are always impressed. The salted caramel tart that I had last time was outrageously delicious. I can't wait to go back for my birthday next month and our anniversary in October. We have eaten at many outstanding restaurants in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, etc. and Café Provence is up there with the best of them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finding France in Kansas
    ehorrell
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is AMAZING. It's like it was plucked out of Paris and dropped into Kansas. My family and I travel the world and we are foodies. Café Provence is one of our favorites of any place in the world. The food is always consistently delicious, and the knowledgeable staff is always warm and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We love this special restaurant in our neighborhood! It's a "go to" choice for many special occasions in our family!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    Batesy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always surprised at what great places there are to eat in Prairie Village. The Café Provence lunch was great. Great food, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleased with choice
    akgjenkintown
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was my first visit to Cafe Provence. The scheduled dinner was for business. We found the food and service to be wonderful, all in our party seemed to enjoy. It is truly a neighbor gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Cafe Provence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time at Café Provence as we were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary. ...atmosphere, food, and service were just wonderful. The experience could not have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortably Upscale
    IgKCVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a beautiful meal and evening at Cafe Provence to celebrate an anniversary. We love Cafe Provence for its delivery of classicaly delicious food without pretense and great service without stuffiness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleases Always
    johnVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the atmosphere, the friendliness of the servers to the food, this place is always a pleasant experience. The menu changes often but the favorites remain on the menu. Cafe Provence brings the French ambiance with simple decor and delicious dishes. Both a place for a leisurely lunch or dinner with fabulous desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Lea1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I definitely rate Cafe Provence as the most wonderful restaurant in Kansas City. Now of course, if you want a burger, or bbq you must look elsewhere. The sauces created by Daniel are so delicious. This restaurant is a treat to your senses. I have never had a dish or dessert that disappointed. Love!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What can I say?
    KCChuckVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It's still the best restaurant in the area. My "foodie" grandson from Miami was with us for this visit and agreed that it was the best place he'd eaten in Kansas City. If you consider that he included "Oklahoma Joe's" in his assessment, you can truly understand how much he liked it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding French Restaurant!
    GourmetSeekersVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the country. Their Dover sole is outstanding. We also highly recommend the Salmon, Veal Piccata and escargot. Tres bien...tres bien. We have been to Cafe Provence many times and always have the very best meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing.
    PJLARRY
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food. Wine. Atmosphere. Service. All of the above were superb!the entire experience from walking in the door to leaving was amazing. It made for the perfect date! I would recommend this restaurant 1000x over!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Number 1 in my book!
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    usually frequent here once a month or so - historically just for dinner. Have expanded that into lunch too! Had the mussels this visit but the chicken with morel cream sauce is my absolute favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Itwas a great experience
    joesview
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ambiance was great and the meal was outstanding. The cost was a little high but it was a special occasion and it was not a surprise.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.