As usual, a lovely lunch experience
As usual, a lovely lunch experience. Since this was a business lunch, Philippe did a great job of managing a balance of engagement/privacy. Upon arrival,when I asked for privacy, we were given a great table to allow for free-flow of conversation without concern for being overheard. My colleague was very happy to be introduced to such a comfortable and enjoyable restaurant.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I will go.
The escargot was great! The salad was perfect. The entree was really French. I love French food and get frustrated when it ends up being Italian. we have more than enough goo Italian food. This place is a nice alternative if you want something different. The waiter knew his wine and helped me select exactly what I liked.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific food! Upon our arrival
Terrific food! Upon our arrival the maître d' seated us right away. The dining room was quiet and comfortable. We ordered Assorted cheeses, and a half dozen Katama oysters. Great variety of cheese with crostini's and the oysters were fresh and sweet. My wife had the lamb was cooked to order very tender. I had the red snapper, which was one of the evening's special. The fish was very moist and nicely seasoned, that worked well With the couscous that laid beneath. The wines were nicely priced. Our waiter had many other tables in the beginning and it took awhile too order our wine and dinner. After a few tables left, the service improved.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took my daughter out for a
Took my daughter out for a special meal and we were not disappointed.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a treat !
Great restaurant! Excellent service and food. Generously prepared drinks. Had a great time! The restaurant was noisy because we were making all the noise.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everyone was very accommodating
Everyone was very accommodating and friendly. One person in our group is a vegan and the chef was wonderful by creating a very tasteful and beautiful dish fit just for her! Our waiter was very knowledgable and had great pointers on some wonderful dishes!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We don't get to Provence nearly
We don't get to Provence nearly as much as we'd like to, but when we do get there we are never let down. One of our favorites in the Capital District and if we lived closer we would be regulars.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
That was the first time I was there fo dinner--it was exceptionl....and the service was excellent as well. The food was delicious and well prepared and the piano playing was an extra favorite!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st time at restaurant
Everything was perfect. It was the first time we dined at the restaurant. The ambience was beautiful. The waiter was outstanding. He attended to everything perfectly. The entire experience was a great one. The entrees were delicious. We had the duck and filet mignon and dessert was scrumptous. Very enjoyable evening.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Have not been disappointed.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
All Around Excellent Experienc
This restaurant never disappoints. The food is excellent, and the service wonderful. We had a guide dog with us, and the waitstaff treated her with great kindness.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and very attentive service. We did not feel rushed. We had young children and were pleased by the fruit cup (very fresh, not from a can) and the mac and cheese from the children's menu. We also had 7 adults, everyone ordering something different. This was a special occasion and we were not disappointed.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special night
We ate here to celebrate my son's college graduation. Great food, deserts, and service. Reasonable wine bottle prices. We'd go again for a special occasion or if we are in the area. Served a party of 9 flawlessly!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate quite early, earliest dinner seating they had actually. Very comfortable setting, and presentation was very impressive. We had excellent service, even though they had run out of some things (lobster, crab) they had very good recommendations that made up for it. Great wine selection too. The steak I ordered was a bit too smothered in peppercorn but my wife's risotto (a special for the day) was delicious and prepared perfectly. We were impressed by the wide selection of choices and meals were good sized. Little too pricey to eat at every day, but for special occasions I would highly recommend. We would return there and will recommend to others.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time and food especially appetizer-crosttini. Not sure about my friends choice but mine choice- salmon would like to be better quality especially rice ( menu did not say overcooked creamy rice :-) ) and my child said that her filet mngnion is not the best too :-).
Thank you anyway because we had good time even prices for some offers on menu do not match quality.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was more then amazing... the food was great my husband and I both had steaks - just different cuts and they were both delicious! We would definately go back
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great French inspired restaurant in Albany!
My husband and I really enjoyed our meal here. He had swordfish risotto and he ate every bit. I had the grilled steak special, served with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. The steak was cooked the way I requested and the vegetables were perfect. The favors are vivid and live up to the restaurant's name. The service was excellent.
We will be back when we're in town and we highly recommend this restaurant.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our great find few years back
Our great find few years back on our yearly trip to NB located in a friendly outdoor plaza.
The food is amazing as the name let you think it is French food oriented.
Great menu, lots of choices,excellent food ,well prepared and the presentation in every plate well done.
We stop on the way to N.B and the way back to Toronto.
One of the highlight of our trip. A must stop if you love good food and French cuisine .
Superbe, une excellente table dans un coin des USA.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in an uexpected location
Usually when you think of restaurants in shopping malls you think of cookie cutter franchise operations. Provence is definitely not one of those and is truly in a class by itself. From live music to the amazing wine list to some of the most delicious and visually appealing food available in the Capital Region, Provence has it all. My wife and I have enjoyed many fine dinners there and will continue to return whenever we desire a truly fine dining experience.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Provence is one of our top picks for restaurants in Albany.
Fine French food - excellent ambience, have had many dinners, brunches, even had our son's rehearsal dinner there!
Bill's a great waiter!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great stop in Albany
Provence is the place to stop for a great meal in Albany, the menu offers a lot of excellent dishes. It is hard to choose as the possibilities are endless and you can't try everything. As we enjoy the food , we try a new dish as much as we can and often have the special of the day as they seem interesting by the name or more the description of the dish. It seems that we hit the jackpot every time. the risotto with sea scallops was amazing as well as the mac and cheese lobster. The selection of french cheeses was excellent. A jazz band was playing in the back ground, it was a lovely summer evening. The bar area was also busy but not too loud.
A great place to meet friends for drinks and dinner.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special treat during Guilderland
A special treat during Guilderland restaurant week. Entree portions were small
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had coquille and beet salad;
I had coquille and beet salad; both were perfect and delicious. My husband had the pork tenderloin, which he loved. Provence is my favorite restaurant for its romantic ambience. Our waiter, Michael, we are always happy to see. He's a very sweet guy and a great server.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch for 2 on a quiet Monday. Mentioned my wife's B'Day in the on line reservation and she received a complementary glass of champagne as well as mousse au chocolate for desert. A shared appetizer of Macaroni and Maine Lobster was decadent and a must try, as are the Frits with truffle oil. Delicious Bloody Mary on the horseradishey side.The Salad Nicoise was done exactly to taste, and the Sea Bass w/ risotto and corn salsa was flavorful, flakey crispy and moist. Yes, all of these. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and made an effort to find out what he could do to make our first time experience a pleasure. He succeeded. We will most certainly be back for dinner, perhaps later in the week, when we would expect a more lively crowd.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is outstanding, perfectly prepared, temperature and flavor. I don't see how it could be any better. And then add in a nice quiet intimate setting with attentive staff and you have a superb experience. Highly recommended!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time at Provence and enjoyed our dinner. We were particularly impressed by the number of small plates available. It is such fun to have a couple of items from a really interesting menu rather than finding just one. Also, we left our reading glasses in the car (and it was pouring rain) but they had a few glasses available at the hostess desk. A real thoughtful idea.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Favorite Place.
We go every few months, usually with friends. The food is great and the service is always good. Try the risotto.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
All in all a great brunch. Food was delicious. Only place in Albany that would take a brunch reservation, and open table adds the convenience of doing it online! Order got a little mixed up, but the friendly server fixed it ASAP. Their regular coffee was better than average. Very quiet right at opening time, which was welcomed on this particular Sunday.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Took 15 minutes from being seated to be greeted by our waiter. But the wine and food made it worth the wait. If you are in a hurry this is not the place. But it was wonderful food and we enjoyed not being rushed through our meal.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great entree! Pretty place!
Great food! Low on croissants and a French restaurant. The beef soup was extremely fatty but they did switch it out for their delicious French onion. Service was a little slow but very friendly with only one other table present on a slow Sunday. Entres were really good!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met a friend for lunch..we hadn't seen each other in a while so we had a lot of talking to do. We had a great visit and the service was terrific. Just the right combination of service and letting us talk. Food was good, just overpriced. $12 for an omelet with just the omelet and some lettue on the side.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a credible restaurant in an area that is otherwise lacking. the portions are generous and the chef has perfected some typical French favorites.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night for a special lady, Matt was wonderful and helped out with the planning of a special delivery. The food was excellent. Thank you
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for the celebration of a birthday. Good food and wine to complete our diner experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for an early dinner so
Went for an early dinner so restaurant was pretty empty (therefore noise level low). Food was excellent. Just be careful of bay leaves left in the French Onion soup. I mentioned to the waiter and he wasn't concerned and said they do that all the time! Ambience very nice. Restaurant is in an upscale outdoor mall.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great option for Thanksgiving
This year we decided to go out for Thanksgiving. Provence offered a prix frixe menu that offered a nice variety of choices, including a traditional turkey dinner. We opted for the filet, duck, and pork dinners. All were very good. My pumpkin creme brulee for desset was delicious. Excellent wine lists, offering a great selection by the glass. Our waiter Bill, was top notch including offering his suggestion of wine to compliment your meal. It was nice to see their standard kept high for a holiday service.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Provence - Albany
Very creative menu, well executed. Foie Gras was superb as was the duck. We ate at the bar, the bartender was very knowledgeble and friendly.
Dec. 1st., 2013
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM