Provence Marinaside
Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.provenceyaletown.ca/
  • 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, 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
Provence Marinaside reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)neighborhood gem (63)scenic view (62)special occasion (60)great for outdoor dining (53)notable wine list (42)great for lunch (37)great for brunch (31)romantic (30)good for groups (26)hot spot (12)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Excellent service, perfect preconcert dinner
    Chanelchic
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have always enjoyed our dining experiences at Provence. This evening was no exception. It was a seafood experience - two of their "bites"-the grilled squid was delicious, along with seafood salad. Entrees of boullabaisse and seafood linguine followed-fish was perfectly done; server offered to split the wine which accompanied entree. Servers were attentive without hovering too much. Since we were dining early, we enjoyed a quiet ambience before attending our concert. A great start to a pleasant evening-we will likely repeat the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    From the greeting as we entered the restaurant to our last bite of the wonderful dessert, this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was consistently outstanding. We were given a tasty smoked duck appetizer to enjoy with our order. The bouillabaisse was full of fresh seafood and the broth was a bread dipper's delight. And to top things off, the very attentive server must have overheard that we were celebrating our anniversary, because our Creme Caramel, which was to die for, came on a plate that had "Happy Anniversary" etched in chocolate on the plate with a single candle in the garnish. A very, very nice touch! This was one of the best meals that we have ever had, start to finish, and we would highly recommend The Provence Marinaside to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood options
    nicknameproblempleasehelp
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Lamb was excellent if you are not a seafood lover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious !!
    2grlz
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We celebrated our 34th anniversary @ Provence Marinaside .. everything was perfect .. food was delicious !! Thank you for making it a very special day for us!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Provence Top 10
    yvrfoodie
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We tried Provence Top 10 special this week with the Rack of Lamb with a glass of wine. What a great deal, their rack of lamb is very good and the wine was quite good as well. It was unusually quiet last night I guess because it was Remembrance Day, we enjoyed ourselves just the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great specials
    chrislovesgoodgrub
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great deal when dining the Chef Top Ten special. Bouillabaisse and a glass of rose for $35, can't be beat. Husband had the whole sauteed lobster, cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't say enough good things...
    tlm65
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Top notch from start to finish. Fantastic food, a friendly fun informative server...just a great night!! Highly recommend their "$10 bites" option for an appetizer - two choices from a long varied list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carolynne
    Carolynne
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great service, food, wine selection - all on an extremely rainy Monday night! Appreciated the help with the camera, as it was my sister's birthday and we wanted to make sure we captured a photo of her with the candle on the dessert. Have been there in the summer, when it was easier to enjoy the view of False Creek. I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening, slow service
    nlspamVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A friend and I were celebrating birthdays and went here for dinner. Every one was nice. But the service was really slow. Long waits between menu, drinks, food, dessert, and bill. Food was really good, which made up for it. I had mussels from the appetizer list, plus "two bites" (choices from their bites list). I chose the marinated artichokes and marinated mushrooms. All were really good. Friend had bouillabaisse, which was also really good. They brought us decorated plates with biscotti at the end as a birthday treat. If slow service doesn't get to you, it was a great place to have dinner. And the view was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow start strong finish
    Corey
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The taste of yaletown menu was one of the best of the year on paper and it did not disappoint! The options all worked together and were easily sharable. The complimentary canape was something different and a very pleasant surprise. When we arrived for our reservation there were only a couple of tables seated but by the time we finished our dessert the place was full and the atmosphere was very energetic but relaxed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night of Canada Women's Soccer!
    DineNgo
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My wife and I had a fabulous dinner (Steelhead, Bouillabaisse) before heading over to BC Place Stadium to watch the Women's Soccer game against Japan. Warm welcome at the door to Provence.. Delicious appy's. Service was excellent. Outstanding servers (she didn't look 40!) and superb timing to allow us enough time to walk to the game. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoMoJu
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Music mixed with the noise of the restaurant was just too much if you like to have a quiet dinner. The music is awful. Prefers to dine at Provence Mediterranean Grill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let rain out there!
    22GO
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    While saturday may have been a rain day wash for many especial those of us from out of town, provence was a warm welcome haven, with a very "provence" ambiance. The service, excellent, the food very satisfying without being presumptuous. A Must eat experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Taste of Yaletown Dinner
    Donna
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A variety of food, and a variety of wines to taste - all of which added up to a fantastic evening - despite the weather and inability to get a taxi for 45 minutes. The maître d' tried her best against soccer, hockey and concert fans all getting out at the same time as we tried to leave. But the food was great and so were the wines, glad to see Covert Farms, Amicitia, an organic winery!! on the menu. Thanks for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm. Wonderful. View. Value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    On our latest date night, we treated ourselves to the 'Taste of Yaletown' and selected Provence because their menu options were not entirely bathed in bacon, sounded delicious and seemed relatively healthy. We had tickets to the Symphony later and still had plenty of time to relax over the meal because the food was served fairly quickly. For $35, food was plentiful! The flight of wines, bread, tapenade, merguez, trio of smoked fish, bouillabaisse, duck, chocolate mousse & upside down cake absolutely delicious. Best of all - Michael, our server, was FABulous! Professional, friendly and, to all appearances, sincere. We were delighted with our experience and would definitely return as well as recommending it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always brilliant
    brisha2280
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food is outstanding with very attentive staff. Have been numerous times and is always a favourite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • some things do not change
    HappyTummy
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nice to see some things do not change, Provence Marinaside continues to offer Outstanding Food and Service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic seafood feast at Provence. The room was lively, the service was great! We enjoyed the seafood steamer for an appetizer and split the halibut and the lamb for a main. Everything was delicious. We have also had breakfast/brunch at Provence and it was amazing. Even nicer nwhe there is daylight and you can look out over the water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Weird how it's called Provence and there's so few Southern Rhone choices. You'd think there would be a dozen.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shopgirl
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food was relatively fine except for the duck confit which was too salty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2eatwell
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Pretentious restaurant that does not live up to the reputation of Province on W. 10th and was a great disappointment (the ambiance, food, and, especially, the service, to me and to my husband, who I was taking there on his birthday. The food (3-course set dinner) was uninterestingly presented and the main dish cold and tasteless, except for the steelhead. The waiter was polite but all but ignored us except to constantly pour as much wine into our glasses as he could before the main dish arrived. We had to ask him to slow down on the frequency and the quantity. We had to ask someone else for the dessert menu, and we never were asked if we wanted coffee. First and last visit for us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was to perfection, the service was outstanding and well informed . was a perfect evening, a must place to dine at
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service needs work
    vancouverfoodie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great food, chef definitely knows what he's doing. Wine list was amazing and full of great choices, Service definitely needs improvement
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    Vic91879
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The $35 Taste of Yaletown menu is great value. Started with smoked fish salad and grilled lamb sausages followed by bouillabaisse and steelhead. Bouillabaisse was filled with lots of fish and shellfish, my steelhead accompanied by saffron pearl pasta, both very good. Having said the above, we wouldn't go back. Bouillabaisse was served with crackers...ugh. Staff is poor... lots of newbies running around and even training done on Saturday night. Ten minutes to bring our bottle of wine. 'Elegant' is exact opposite of what the room is about. Very tightly packed basic tables and chairs just doesn't jive with the expected atmosphere. I don't mind the limited space in little French bistros.... this was more university cafeteria... just awkward.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your money
    Caramel
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The server was very distracted and rarely came to the table. She never asked how anything was or checked in all evening.We had to wave her over several times throughout the evening and there were large gaps between the courses. We paid for two hours of parking, and ended up wolfing down our dessert and tea/coffee just to avoid getting a parking fine, because it took so long to get the food. The appetizer Merguez Sausages with fennel in tomato sauce were way too spicy for the average diner. The Steelhead with saffron pearl pasta and snow pea sprouts was bland and boring. There was absolutely no sauce on the fish and the sides were completely dry and tasteless. The clafoutis dessert looked like a wilted flat pancake instead of being fluffy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good location
    foodieguy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was good but with all the reviews iI was expecting a bit more. The calamari was goo but would have expected a bit les soggy. The mussels are the best i have ever tasted. Overall pretty good other than the fact they forgot to bring us our 1/2 lobster.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Justamorsel
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was hoping for an enjoyable meal but unfortunately the food was mediocre, the service was slow and the presentation was lacking. The mains were satisfactory but the desserts and entrees were subpar and it wasnt even busy!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bokkieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated a birthday with 9 people and we had excellent service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Meal
    Tombasil
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We ate at Provence Marinaside on the weekend and enjoyed it very much. There were 6 in our group and we were attended to very promptly by the hostess and our server. I had the Chicken Provencal which was delicious. Others in the group had the Halibut and Beef Tenderloin which were thoroughly enjoyed. Many of the entrees were in the $30-$40 range, which seemed a little high, but we would definitely consider going back to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    B211
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The lamb chops were very flavorful. The seafood dishes we had were great too. The lemon tart has a fresh lemon flavor and is consistently a treat. Great assortment of wines by the glass and the bottle. Will continue to keep coming. Close to the Canada Line too so don't have to worry about having an extra glass of wine and driving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect spot for lunch
    rani
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and service, dining al fresco in October - the perfect spot to showcase Vancouver to a well-travelled friend visiting from Europe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spoiled by Crying Child
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The restaurant is pricey but very nice. The evening was spoiled by a family with a child that was crying more or less continuously while we were there. The staff was unable / unwilling to do anything about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    2Aussies
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Having walked past the restaurant many times we assumed it was a French restaurant. We were delighted to see the amazing choice of seafood on the menu. Our meals were magnificent, exceptional service and a great evening out enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was bang on and food was very tasty. No complaints, great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we economic
    BetteBoop
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We chose this restaurant while spending a few days in Vancouver
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio Dining
    Darlene
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Patio dining in late September, what a way to see off a great summer in Vancouver! While the patio is relatively small, the marina view is not only typical Vancouver but also reminiscent of places we visited in southern France adding to the Provence ambiance. We chose the Chef's menu and it was great value. It was heavily inspired by locally sourced products, well prepared and delicious. Service was attentive but discreet. All in all a great evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Great food, wonderful service, and lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    drana
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Provence Marinaside is my wife's favourite restaurant and is never disappointed everytime we come! Awesome food! Super friendly service! Great view! What more can you ask for? We visited on Sep 12 for dinner and our waiter (Walter) was amazing! Super friendly and funny! We came for my wife's birthday and she had a coupon for birthday platter but she also wanted the clafoutis. Walter told us he could see what he could do and he came back with a platter that included the clafoutis! Made my wife's dinner even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome setting
    8cfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our department went for lunch with our Manager from Toronto & she LOVED the patio dining with the great view of the water and boats. It had a very "European" feel to it. The location was amazing for a sunny September day. The food was good too - but not outstanding. We all found the fish dishes a little bland & they switched the mackerel for aahi tuna on the fish trio without mentioning it and the 3 in our group who ordered it asked for the tuna to be cooked. Not everyone is into raw fish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for convenience
    patgreig
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Reasonably priced but food, as always, mediocre. Very noisy for a group. Really nice looking restaurant. Have eaten here a lot simply because it is so close and we are visiting family.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic