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Provence Marinaside
Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside Details

  • 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday with 9 people and we had excellent service and delicious food!"
    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."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/27/2014
  • "Service was bang on and food was very tasty. No complaints, great night."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Great food, wonderful service, and lovely atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "Always the right choice, whether brunch, lunch or dinner. Food consistently amazing , service always perfect, Not a complaint at all."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "For five or six years now Provence has been our "go to" place in Vancouver each time we visit. The food is always exceptional, but it is the combination of great taste coupled with attentive, but sensitive, service and exquisite location that brings us back. It has become our place in Vancouver to catch up with friends from around the world; the food, service and location provide the ideal setting to encourage rich conversation and grow friendships."
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "Provence Marinaside is one of my favourite restaurants that is a true standby for consistent excellent service and food year after year."
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "The waiter got my wife's entree wrong. I was half way through my entree before he brought the correct entree to my wife."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "We were treated extremely well. Our server was very knowledgeable about food and wine. Dael was very attentive but not overbearing. She made our experience at the restaurant very pleasant."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food here is excellent! Service was superb! And if you trying to reduce gluten without reducing taste and choice, this is the place!!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Yet another birthday celebrated in grand style at Provence! The appetizers (pickled fish, salad, soup) were all excellent and the main dishes were superb (bouillabaisse and morrocan chicken skewers). The piece de resistance was the complimentary birthday dessert of the most delicious chocolate mouse and other concoctions which was shared between three people."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Nice seafood, though bit too much focus on chilled-seafood. Not as traditional french as we might have wishes, but food was tasty."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "My dining experience is limited so my expectations may be warped by my own cooking. I enjoyed my tenderloin and I was pleased it was delivered with just a few green vegetables and jus/gravy; the frites never touched my plate or palate, great for giving to others craving carbs. The wine choice was wisely left to savvy little miss locovore and the table enjoyed BC VQA with gusto. The appetizers were hit and miss - liking the lamb sausage and squid - I like to eat meat so eggplant and artichoke was ok. The sophisticated foodie liked the whole bream - where else do you get a full fish on a plate."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Service was too fast ... We barely had time to finish and the plates were whipped away ... Not a good thing when one is entertaining out of town guests who are used to timely service"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "What a wonderful dinner my family had at the Marinaside! The service was phenomenal. The food was delicious. What more can I say?"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "there was a mix up in the kitchen so we didn't get our appetizers or bread for a good 20minutes, but when they did arrive they were excellent. The prosciutto wrapped bocconcini was awesome.. Gets quite noisy later in the evening as the restaurant filled up. Overall an enjoyable restaurant"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Had the seafood linguini which was delicious. It came with plenty of clams, muscles, shrimp and descent portions of bream and halibut served over linguini in a red sauce. Everything was perfectly cooked. The decor is pleasant enough. Casual attire is fine on those warm summer evenings."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Enjoyable experience overall. We had an early booking so were disappointed that you ran out of the desert of the day, no Blueberries! Also quite a delay in getting our pre dinner drinks, no Tonic!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We went for a small staff party for a birthday. The lunch menu was fabulous in what choices were offered and everyone enjoyed their choices without any noticeable menu envy."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "TERRIBLE SERVICE! I made a lunch reservation 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE requesting a table outside. When we arrived, we were seated at the worst table they had - no shade. The waiter delivered some water and disappeared for 15 minutes. When he returned to take our order, I put a bottle of champagne we brought on the table. The waiter took our order, left the champagne on the table and disappeared for another 20 minutes! I had to go to the receptionist and ask for some service. I noticed a table that had an umbrella were leaving and asked if we could move to that table. Of course the waiter was no where in sight so we moved on our own. The manager came running out yelling that he was seating someone else there. At least the food was good."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "And there much better locations in this wonderful city!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was our usual restaurant many years ago until we had a bad experience few years back. My husband decided to give it another try for his birthday dinner. Everything was good (food, service) and they can make something for the kids that is not on the menu with a reasonable price. My husband paid the bill but I didn't check because I was busy with the kids. When I got home I realized they overcharged us for a dessert, it was supposed to be part of the three course meal but the server charged it as a separate order. Last but not least, I did mention it was for a birthday celebration but the server didn't do anything special for this celebration, which was a bit disappointed for a relatively high-end restaurant."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Friendly, vibrant, noisy place to dine. good view from outside, cant speak for dining indoors during winter. Our waitress was excellent. Our martinis were not cold enough, indifferent. Wine selection did not have enough cabs. Rack of lamb was best I'v had. Quinoa salad dry and untasty. Grilled squid good. Boccinchini not good, dry and untasty and not enough balsamic. Pasta seafood only good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Always have a lovely time, great food and wonderful service. Love the view and location."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Was a long time since we had gone to Provence, and as always, it did not disappoint! The food was exceptional and the service was friendly/polite without being overbearing. Tried the crab/lobster with bamboo rice and it was one of the best risotto-style dishes I've had in years! Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Fantastic lobster dinner and the lemon tart was delicious. The lobster salad to start was a little bland. Overall we had a great dinner and excellent service. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We went to Provence Marinaside for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was delectable, the service top notch and the ambience romantic but lively. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went back for brunch the next day! Brunch was even better than the dinner (if possible)!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have dined here many times, & were very happy with our food & service. The décor has changed since our last visit. Much more casual, which I suppose goes with the times. Good for tourists & families wanting an excellent meal. We always enjoyed the more upscale dining atmosphere, particularly for special events."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was ok on my end but my husband didn't like his oysters or his main course. Decor is dated. Outdoor patio tables plastic with no table coverings. A little tacky for expensive dining. Overall crowd on the more mature side - this is more of a tourist spot or "regulars" spot. Had a pleasant server though - and she took my husbands bisque off our bill when he said it was too salty. Wish it was a little better due to the amazing location. Just needs a major update/overhaul I guess to compete with yaletown."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening here but found the service slightly too casual for this restaurant. One of our party ordered the chicken and was then told that it would take 40 minutes. This should have been told to us at the outset and we also waited at least 15 minutes to place our orders. Not all the dishes we ordered were clearly heard by our server and we had to remind her bring it. We have been here several times and enjoy the food but the service just lacked a certain level on this occasion."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
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