Tho entree was lil dry the
Tho entree was lil dry the seafood steamer one if best dishes had in van, n the wine sensational so giving this an outstanding. And server was exceptionally attentive
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoy coming here...
We really enjoy coming here... Food is consistently delicious, and service is always wonderful. It is especially great to eat on the patio
and watch the world walk by! Inside the restaurant is very noisy... We try to sit at a "quieter" table.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the perfect setting
This was the perfect setting for a special occasion family dinner. The food was fantastic, the service warm and top-notch. I loved the way our server attended to us but also left us to talk and enjoy each other's company. We stayed for almost four hours and never felt rushed. Our meal was delicious, and all of us had an excellent time - our ages ranging from 35 to 65.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us had diner at Provence
Four of us had diner at Provence on Saturday night~~loved the food, the halibut was fantastic and a friend really enjoyed the lamb chops. Plenty of tapas style appetizers if you like and a great wine list too. My only complaint was the decibel level in the restaurant. It was difficult to have a conversation around the table as we couldn't hear one another! I have noted this problem in the past but I don't think there is a solution. Once the weather improves the outdoor patio is available and it is quieter. Over all we all had a lovely evening, great food, good service and a definite Provencal feel! We will all return.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my top choice for
This was my top choice for the venue to entertain visitors from out of town. It did not disappoint in terms of the quality of the food and the service. My guests were very pleased with the evening. Service was prompt and unobtrusive. The only negative aspect was the level of noise from two of the tables in our area; one was particularly bad as I think the two men had a bit too much to drink and were quite loud to the point of being obnoxious. Fortunatley they left part way through our meal so we did not have to endure their boisterous behaviour the entire evening. The other table was a group of 4-5 people, but they were only noisy at times.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never been disappointed in
Never been disappointed in Provence Marinaside nor Provence for that matter. The ravioli was outstanding.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favourite
This is one of our favourite spots for summer lunches on the patio. The menu is great! Good wine list and knowledgeable wait staff.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of four had the
Our group of four had the special April fish menu and everything was superb. This is our go-to place for a quality dining experience and we've been quite a few times but this time was really exceptional.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Wines Old Friends
We had a lovely evening with long time friends, all enjoyed there food and the wine. All of us being drinkers of old world wine
were thrilled to be introduced to a Italian white at a very reasonable price. Won't mention the name until we have bought out the city.
Unfortunately we missed much of what our companions were saying, the noise level inside is just to loud, we will go back to our rule Provence, outside deck only.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Food & Service
It is not a surprise that this restaurant is always packed. Outstanding food and service are just part of what Provence Marinaside has to offer. Great variety of food and wine, constant high quality of ingredients and careful dish preparation & presentation also help. Will come again in the near future.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
Had razor clams and steamed mussels for appetizers - definitely would go for the clams again next time, but I've had better steamed mussels (portion size was a bit small too). Halibut was great and so was the dorade fillet. Creme brulee and cheesecake for desserts - both are good but very sweet. Waitress was nice and attentive, but didn't seem to know the specials and had to read off of her cheat sheet. I would definitely be returning to this restaurant with my friends.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating our journey
Came for lunch to celebrate a birthday. The menu of the day was a perfect fit for all of us. Two shared the boccicini tomato salad and roast veggies to start, while the other two shared the peppers with goat cheese and the pisaladiere. Mains consisted of the mushroom ravioli, spagattini with seafood and salmon, all pronounced excellent and ample. The wine menu is easy to navigate and we chose an excellent Pinot Gris. We managed to force down the candle lit khalua chocolate cake which arrived on a plate decorated with chocolate "Happy Birthday" .
The service was prompt, professional and efficient. The restaurant's music was background only and allowed us to hear our own conversations and not the table's next to us. A very lovely day.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good place to take out of
A good place to take out of town visitors because of the location and quality of the seafood,, but the noise level on a Friday night interfered with conversation.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Provence in Yaletown is a great location to sit back and relax and enjoy the view! Comfortable patio area overlooking the marina. Excellent food - at any time!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. Service was excellent. Overall a very good experience.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Provence Marinaside is our worldwide favourite restaurant.... its Awesome! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch in Yaletown
We hopped off the Blue line tour bus to see Yaletown, and had lunch directly across the street from the stop at Provence Marinaside. Great food (seafood salad and salmon plate, chicken and mushroom panini) and attentive service, Wonderful outside table overlooking False Creek.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family was in town just back from a cruise and I picked the evening venue.
I consider myself fortunate to have chosen this restaurant. The wait staff was
very considerate of our needs. Food was consistently very good. Some
A complimentary dessert plate for a bit of commotion related to an
apology for a customer medical emergency just topped
off a really satisfying dining experience. When
in Vancouver, we will return.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breakfast with my grandmother
I had made a reservation at Provence to take my grandmother for breakfast and I made a note that I wanted a table by the window, they read the note and made it happen. The service was great! Not intrusive but not absent. The food was excellent, they can do eggs beautifully! I don't know if I have had better eggs anywhere else! The coffee is excellent too! I thought when the food came out that there might have been too much food for me to finish but it was perfect, the fresh fruit really made it a great breakfast! I had been to Provence Marinaside once before, years ago, and it is still excellent. Beautifully done!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were both very nice. I was there with a friend from Calgary and we both enjoyed being able to sit outside and dine. Both the halibut and salmon were cooked very nicely and not over done.
The wine was superb and the service was really tremendous.
A nice experience.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio service
Our server Rochelle was great! She was attentive, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The food was very tasty and the patio fantastic. My only complaint really would be that the music didn't fit the scene. It was sort of bad top 40 playing and seemed very dated. Overall would definitely recommend.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for family
Went there with family & friends with 2 babies.
Food were great. Service was excellent.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, neighborhood
Great location, neighborhood with view on the marina. Service was friendly and prompt. We had a wide selection of appetizers which we excellent. Steamed Dungeness crabb, nice size and salads. The Ceasar was OK but the salad with pears was very good. Nice wine selection in cluding good Okanagan wines. Highly recommended.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
keep up the good work
good food! awesome bocconcini salad & french toast! the best!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was attentive which
Server was attentive which made our dining experience enjoyable. Patio space was a bit crowded so there was a constant jostling of servers and patrons.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
May now be the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver. Outstanding meal. Superb service.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fish restaurant
We had a great dinner at this restaurant. The clams were fresh and very good, then we had a crab risotto and dugness crab, which was very good too. The waiter was smiling and gave us good advices about the choice for food and wine. This is not too expensive for the quality of food. The view on the marina is great.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and delicious
The prawn and avocado salad was beautifully presented and very delicious. My sister's creamy bamboo rice and crab risotto was outstanding. My seared tuna with spinach and quinoa was understated, but simply delicious. My nephew, who is an ardent foodie, loved his three smoked fish hors d'oeuvres and the tomato seafood pasta.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
False Creek Favourite
Location is important to me, and I love to visit Vancouver from its edge. The sea wall and False Creek ferry system are truly the neighborhood gems. Provence Marinaside is a lovely part of that, and yet conveniently located near several concert venues. Our table of four enjoyed, a well prepared relaxed dinner on the patio. Try the goat cheese salad, and crab cakes on a bed of fennel.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second visit. Amazing!!!! Ordered steam clams, lamb, lobster, chocolate cake...delicious, the lobster was not amazing,probably because it is out of season. It didn't matter much because the place is so elegant and even the bread and butter is amazing!!!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bad start but pleased overall
Our table of 5 were seated promptly. We took our time looking at the menu. Then waited. And waited. No water. It was a hot sunny day so we were thirsty. We kept trying to make eye contact with someone but no luck. We waited more. No water. No service. Finally, when we were debating whether to leave or not as the wait was much too long for any kind of service, our server appeared. We had to ask him for water. He brought us water, then disappeared for a long long time afterwards. After we FINALLY got water and ordered, things went well from then on. The staff who delivered our food were very good -- polite, friendly, pleasant. Our server was very good too after the slow start. Great food.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you enjoy a god selection of seafood from shellfish to good fish, then consider Provence. Located at the Marinaside, after a sumptious meal of oysters, fish, lobsters, and not forgetting the free flow of good bread, you can enjoy a lovely stroll by the water.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local, flavourful, - a gem
Local, flavourful, - a gem of a restaurant. Using seasonal products, locally sourced, fresh flavours, excellent presentation, the meal was prefect. Wild Mushroom Ravioli - tender, excellent pasta to sauce ratio; fresh oysters - so fresh you could smell the seawater; crab and scallops the same. Wine pairings - excellent choices. Great service. Highly recommend anytime of day or night.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
The food and service is consistently very good and there is a nice selection of wine. We recently enjoyed a delicious three course dinner with wine pairings to celebrate the Tomato Festival. The wine bar also has tasting events and specials. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My guest and I enjoyed our meals here. Sat outside to enjoy the great weather.near the water but across a road and marina from the water. They were featuring an heirloom tomato pre fixe menu so we opted for that. Since we don't eat dessert they were nice to let us sub a small bites plate. My guest had the soup, while I had the caprese salad. We both got the halibut and it was fantastic. For "dessert" my guest had the smoked fish trio and thought if was excellent. I had the marinated calamari and it was super tender and tasty. A large number of wines are on tap, allowing guests to order a half liter if a full bottle is too much. Our aerver was top notch. Would definitely go back.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Although the venue was very exciting and "up beat", there were too many sirens around - police and ambulance - but that could have been a good thing.......certainly not the restaurant's fault. Great place to "people" watch.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Go to" restaurant for occasions
I've been going here for special dinners and the occasional brunch for what must be a decade. The food and service are generally very good to excellent. On this occasion we had the salmon and tuna entrees and both were terrific, with a bit more vegetable accompaniment than formerly provided. Even through we go four-five times a year the staff recognised us so I didn't even have to mention our names or the fact that it was my partner's birthday (I'd noted it on the OpenTable reservation) to get special treatment.
The only slight issue was that the usually excellent bread was served a bit dry and over-toasted. Fortunately the birthday dessert platter was ample compensation!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Provence proved to be an excellent choice for our mother's 80th birthday.
Food, service, ambience......all these elements made the evening memorable.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great Food
One of our favourite brunch restaurants. Very good food at reasonable prices. Wonderful view and good service.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience!
The service was excellent, the food was absolutely delicious (as always) and it was the perfect romantic evening out to celebrate my birthday!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Yaletown done right
This place was a great spot for taste of Yaletown my group was stuffed by the time desert rolled around and we all agreed that the decor very much matched the French styling. The dense fog outside gave the pier a spooky feeling which is great for October. Can't wait to try their West 10th location
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect for celebrations
We went for the "autumn special" menu, however, group members chose broadly from the rich regular menu, and all of the meals were served in a compatible style and pace. We stayed long, and had a memorable celebration.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 3, out for a special evening. We enjoyed great service and excellent food! Will definitely return.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
For my girlfriend and I, this is our standing pick for our lunch together. Loca/view, service, food, all very pleasant and enjoyable. Because it's so bright, it's a great place to go for lunch on a rainy Vancouver day. Service is always attentive and pleasant. We'll be back next time!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the oysters - and at a better price than most other restaurants. Antipasta delicious, especially the risotto balls. Wild mushroom ravioli with prawns also delicious. I thought we'd be too full for dessert but ordered the special, upside down pear cake with vanilla ice cream which we were very glad we ordered.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
great if you like to talk and eat
I frequently take out of town visitors -both personal and professional to Provence because the food is always very good and the tables are far apart enough to talk and be heard without raising your voice. In the summer the outdoor space is a treat with a good view of the water and the constant flow of folks from the neighborhood walking by. Always interesting specials. Very good wait staff.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive service and creative
Attentive service and creative food choices. Lots of options for non-meat eaters. That said, the lamb sausage and provencal chicken are superb
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whenever you can find exceptional food coupled with an "invisible", but attentive, server who allows you to enjoy both the food and your dinner guests you have found something truly exceptional......to say nothing of the inviting setting. Provence Marinaside is, for us, one of those places! Well done!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The mushroom ravioli with
The mushroom ravioli with the white wine as opposed to the pesto) sauce was absolutely scrumptious.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The server's recommendations were right on - the honey mussels, the wine section was reasonably priced and the service was excellent.
One disappointment was the Sablefish which was dry and not very flavorful. I did not enjoy it as much as I hoped to but as they say.....that's life. I would have sent it back, but my friend would have crawled under the table. She said her snapper was very good.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM