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Provence Marinaside
Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.provenceyaletown.ca
  • Email: marinaside@provencevancouver.com
  • Phone: (604) 681-4144
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, International
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Francis Quaglia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Davie
  • Public Transit: Stadium Skytrain
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parkade under the Urban Fare which is just around the corner from us. Please bring in the bottom stub from your parking receipt and we will take the first hour of parking off of your bill. There is also street parking, metered until 8:00p.m.
A word from Provence Marinaside

In the trendy Yaletown district where Davie Street meets False Creek, Provence Marinaside is a great place to meet your friends on the patio or at our bar. Watch the action in the marina or on the seawall.

Provence Marinaside's award-winning food, warm ambiance, and friendly service turns every meal into a special occasion. Fresh local seafood; raw oyster bar; extensive wine list; takeout; gourmet picnic basket.

Dinner is served seven nights a week. Breakfast and lunch served Monday to Friday. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. Afternoon Tea available by reservation.

A visit to Provence transports you to the South of France without the jetlag.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, service and location. Provence always offers the best in terms of fresh mediterranean inspired dishes. Thanks Jean Francis and Allesandra!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were a group of five and some of us ordered the set menu with wine pairings "Avril Poisson", which was very good value. The bouillabaise starter was very good and the sturgeon and halibut were perfectly cooked and the wine pairings were very nicely chosen with the stand out being the dessert wine-delicious. The other diners also had great food, steel head trout and crab were well presented and beautifully cooked. A very attentive waiter who looked after out needs splendidly. One of our party was a visitor from England and she was very impressed. Overall a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Second time dining here. Reliably very good food. Service was top notch. Noisy, open setting."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Beautiful view however too expensive for what is served. Quality of food and service really medium."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our girl get together was fabulous. Must order the seafood platter and wild mushtoom raviloli. It is amazing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband went to this restaurant for a special dinner. We we're happy with our meal. Presentation and quality met our expectations. The only aspect of the whole dining experience I did not enjoy was the high level of noise which I suppose is something that can not be remedied."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a great dinner and everything was to our satisfaction. John & Mitzi Cannon"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been eating at Provence several times since moving into the neighbourhood. The food is always good and well presented. The sauces are delicate yet flavourful such as with the mussels or shellfish combo. Our beef was excellent and we really appreciate that they split a main course with a small charge to put it on 2 plates with extra veggies. The lemon tart and clafoutis are both excellent desserts- tart, smooth and not too sweet. The only complaint we have is the noise level- some people become quite loud and make it uncomfortable for other clients who would like to hear their friends just across the table!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food was creative, tasty, not over salted (important to a lot of diners these days), cooked just right, and appropriately varied - we liked each dish. Service was friendly, courteous and attentive - made us feel welcome. Wine list was impressive, but could benefit from a few more reasonably priced good tasting wines that are available. Ambiance a little cool, lacked warmth - table cloths might assist. Haven't tried brunch, but will try to see whether kid-friendly one day soon. It is readily apparent that management is trying hard to fine tune quality and service to the diner's preferences."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We were celebrating my birthday and had a wonderful dinner of fresh halibut. The wines were excellent and so was the service. The birthday dessert was a wonderful assortment of 3 desserts that we shared. Everyone enjoyed them and we will plan to return back soon!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good Food, good service, perfect for a family dinner for 4."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "It was "Dine Out Vancouver" so it was extremely busy and yet our server was outstanding! Before we even thought to ask for something he was already bringing it to our table...a very proactive/intuitive approach, without being bothersome. We both went with the 3 course meal choice and it was great. The only thing this restaurant needs is an interior upgrade to make the ambience more inviting, hence why I said it may be better for lunch rather than a dinner/Hot spot. My friend and I sat in two heavy leather club chairs which were very cumbersome to move and too low to the table. The owner was a very gracious and caring host. We would go back ,as the place has a very welcoming vibe."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The lunch menu had a nice variety. We had cannelloni and the chicken foccacia . Both were vey tasty and well executed. Portion size very ample for lunch with a reasonable price point. Service was very friendly and efficient. Always a winner here!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "the waiter was so knowledgeable about wines!! Amazing man!!."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went to Provence Marinaside for a date night as we had a gift certificate. The food was fabulous especially the raw oysters. Service was friendly and timely. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had a Sturgeon with cauliflower pure and quinoa, and it was delicious."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious, especially by seafood entree and white cholocate claffoutis with vanilla ice cream. Our only complete was my husband's "winter" salad, which so obviously was salad taken straight from a bag with a very light dressing and dollop of goat cheese. Aside from the disappointing salad though, everything else was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Ok, it was Valentine's Day so you would expect it to be a little pricier but $80 for a set meal is a little much. The food was good but not outstanding but the services was very good. A price of $50 per person would have been a better reflection of the food served. Overall, an enjoyable experience but overpriced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I came here for the Valentines Day fixed menu. The food was very good. The server was excellent in ways that he made the dining experience fun and enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Seafood plater was not very fresh... though the entree made up for it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have eaten here before, and have always found the food to be pretty good. Went this time on Valentine's day and tried the set menu. Found there was too much emphasis on seafood and shellfish (the only significant appetizer was shellfish - no other choices - and the two entree choices were fish and lamb). The mussels on the appetizer platter were a bit overcooked, and the fish was merely okay. The lamb was good. The dessert, meant to be for two people, was tiny, and for 80 dollars pretty person, we expected more overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Waiter was most charming."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We enjoy Provence very much- delicious food, varied menu, excellent service, nice ambience and a neighbourhood gem, we have recently downsized and moved into the area- we expect we will eat here often!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was a very nice little gem very close to us. Out of the dine out vancouver places we chose to eat this year it by far had the most food that was as good as some of the much more expensive restaurants (normal cost). We will definitely be returning after dine out vancouver is over."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My family went for the Dine Out Vancouver. We all enjoyed our food and the best part was we were able to pick our dessert from there every day dessert menu. Food serving was nice portion. We were very happy with our experience there."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I was very impressed by the service. Our server was very attentive and informative. Our water glasses were constantly being filled and we were always tended to. Dine out menu was excellent, food was tasted great. Ordered beef tenderloin and it was cooked well done, how I asked for it. I would definitely go back for another function."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the food was just OK - not bad but not particularly good either. The only outstanding item I had was a Caesar which was excellent - one of the best I've had in some time. This is the second time I have dined at Provence Marinaside and both times I have been disappointed. I didn't find the cocktail menu very imaginative either."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I frequent Provence Marinaside primarily in warmer months, as the outdoor patio is perfect for people watching. Menu features are so delectable, I find it difficult to choose. Go with friends so sharing possible, and make certain at least one orders wild mushroom ravioli. Not to be missed! My favourite -- and friends I introduce to it, agree. Ambiance inside restaurant is quite different and can be difficult acoustically on a Friday or Saturday night. Hard surfaces contribute to sound bounce. Otherwise, service always friendly, informed and sometimes too familiar... but we're OK with that. Those of an older demographic may prefer a more formal server. But again, we are fine with the way we are treated there. Like family."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "There were four of us but unlike our friends, it was our first visit. The service was good, the food very tasty and according to my husband the wine pairing a real joy to experience. We had a table near the wall but I think if we were sitting in the middle it would be too noisy to hear the other people at the table. We would definitely go back again; this time, have brunch or lunch. Parking was not a problem and the view walking to the restaurant was great. I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had the lamb shank. The salads and desserts were a nice complement to the main course."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was good, I ordered seafood bouillabaisse and it is very very good. The dessert is awesome too, selection is good. However I was very disappointed about the noise level. It is as noisy as a pub, we have to yell across the table and to be honest, for their price level, I was not happy at all. The tables were so close to each other and they squeeze tables, chairs whichever they want to fit big party. There is a big empty spot in one corner because they moved always those tables. I was bumped no less than 10 times by either their staff or other guests walked around. The staff dropped stuff under my chair a few times as well. I love their food, but I really would not come back, because it is very noisy and hate people bumping into me"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food and service. Nice decor. Quite noisy. Would recommend to others."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. The restaurant is a bit noisy though, as it is open and has a lot of tables. I'm sure brunch, outdoor eating would be excellent as well. The evening was such a treat, as I don't go to restaurants that often, as most seem to be glamorized fast food. The dining experience was wonderful...only negative comment would be the noise level was a bit high. Thank you for reasonably priced, excellent food. Only 1 other thing ...the women's washroom needed soap"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had a very lovely meal, sufficient portions and excellent service. We look forward to another special occasion so that we can introduce other friends to this establishment."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We visited Provence during dineout and were impressed by both the great service and the quality and selection of the menu. Thanks for a wonderful night out!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening. 2 of us ordered the bouliabasse (spelling?) and the waiter said he would bring us a small sample to try as it was very fishy. We were very happy he did as neither of us liked it & ordered the steelhead instead (which was very good). Some of the best service I have had in a restaurant in a long time. Well done!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Beautiful night view just outside the restaurant. Food was okay. Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "It was an appealing menu with good wine pairing. Our server seemed quite knowledgeable about the food he was serving and that felt good."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We participated in the Dine Out menu. Food was wonderful. We also did the wine paring and found that the selection of wine were very good. Our Server for the evening was very knowledgeable and helpful. The restaurant itself we found to be very noisy and lacking in atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Very impressed by Provence Marinaside's bouillabaisse, generous portions of really fresh seafood: good size prawns, scallops, clams, mussels & fish for the dineout fixed price of $38. First time we have had rouille served with the bouillabaisse here, like in Provence!. The beef tenderloin, salads and desserts were excellent too. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and price of the recommended house wine. We left very satisfied. Wished more restaurants in the dineout program would also do their best to showcase their specialities. In recent years, we found some restaurants reducing portions as well as the quality of ingredients, such as cheaper meat and seafood. My husband and son even went home hungry on one occasion!."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have visited Provence Marinaside several times and the food and service is always exceptional. We all commented that we had a relaxing dinner, not rushed. The staff are experts at providing excellent service without seeming to interrupt the flow of the conversation of the diners. We all choice the Dine Out menu which has a great selection and was delicious. Thank you again for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 1/22/2014