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About A La Provence

A La Provence of Tallahassee is a fine dining restaurant offering French Classics and Euro-American cuisine. Our seafood is purchased fresh daily. Our meats and poultry are organic and locally sourced when possible. Our outstanding wine list and full bar offer a diverse selection to compliment our menu and please every palate.

1415 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, French American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
On August 5, 2017. we will open for lunch and serve our dinner menu for lunch and dinner. Congratulations graduates

Cross Street:
Thomasville

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 329-6870

Website:
http://www.aprovence.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in the shopping center

Executive Chef:
Chris Traylor

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

A La Provence Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have come to this restaurant at least once, but now usually three or more times per year for at last eight years. Sadly, this was one of the the worst meals that we have ever had at the restaurant. The lobster bisque was decent, though the lobster was in large chunks that had sunk to the bottom of the cup rather than spread throughout the bisque as is better. But both of our entrees were downright weak. My wife's yellowtail tuna was either not yellowtail tuna or an inexpensive cut of it. My cowboy steak was so tough that I had to saw it with a less-than-good steak knife provided. In both cases, the pairings with the entrees were mismatches. My wife's wine was fine and the dessert was the highlight of the occasion, a cranberry infused treat that was unique and a nice finish. We will try one more time, but there are more options in Tallahassee now for fine dining and we will start looking elsewhere more often if there is no improvement.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was top notch. The young lady who took care of our table was extremely professional, polite and took care of everything with a level of polish that I would have expected in a michelin star restaurant.

The Wine list was very good and comprehensive for most tastes. We had 2 very pleasant selections.

The food was only OK, we ordered crab cakes which were a little bland, eggplant appetizer and escargot.

The chateaubriand steak went over well but the Cobia with risotto was only OK, the fish is a bland fish anyway but was way over salted and the risotto di not hit the point being a littel under cooked ans also very bland.

Bottom line was that for the price of the dishes we expected a more quality even if the portion needs to be smaller.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and well presented. The ambiance was pleasant with a quiet and nice atmosphere without being too "stuffy." The service was excellent. It was expensive but it was well worth it. I have eaten at other restaurants that charged as much which were not nearly as good. I would definitely visit again and refer a friend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We brought our family to A La Provence for Christmas Eve dinner. Service, food, and drinks were perfect. We love our neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It had been a year or so since our last visit so my wife and I and a friend dropped by for a great dinner on a Saturday evening. I had a soup appetizer special and pan seared Cobia fish. Both were delicious. My wife loved her Caesar Salad and fillet mignon. Our friend said her lasagna was great. We all decided we had been away from this excellent restaurant for too long and planned to return soon. The ambiance is elegant and there is plenty of free self-parking. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was great!!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, great service. Made my birthday a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to Open Table as Tallahassee was swamped with people attending graduations and restaurants were having a two hour wait... I found A La Provence and could not have been happier. The food was wonderful, the service quite good, and the overall experience exceptional. The Escargots were excellent and my daughter and I shared... I had the Orange Salad (not sure) but delicious, and had the New York Strip, cooked perfectly... we thoroughly enjoyed our chance encounter with this wonderful restaurant. Compliments to the chef and management team - and to Open Table!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was very good, great Napa Pinot Noir and service was excellent. My only observation is that the portions are small but understandably since it's French cuisine at an affordable price. Highly Recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was excellent, as always. My wife had an excellent spinach salad for her starter, followed by a crab cake appetizer for her main course. I started with a quite tasty lobster bisque, followed by braised short ribs.

For Tallahassee, this restaurant is quite expensive (at least without our Groupon). With a bottle of wine, tax and gratuity, we spent about $115, not including the $40 value of a Groupon that cost us $22.

The service, however, was subpar. I had to ask for water refills. The server was not friendly. When I tried to get the waiter's attention, I was ignored. (And only three tables were occupied.)

The restaurant uses the hallways to the restrooms for storage, which resulted in a downgrade of the ambience. (On the plus side, the restaurant uses table linen.)

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always love our time at this place

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Met my brother for dinner early in the evening.
Had a cocktail, soup of the day, salad then the evening special of triple tail. Everything was very tasteful and great presentation. Our server, Tanner, was very informative. We will return.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The overall experience was disappointing. Had it not been Thanksgiving we would have left from the moment we walked in. But, we thought it had to get better. I think the most disappointing thing was that the waiter was rude and despondent. My family and I were excited to get dressed and have a nice Thanksgiving dinner out. He (waiter) never introduced himself and sighed loudly whenever we asked a question or wanted to order drinks first. He never explained the fixed menu and we didn't understand what we could order. It was a disaster. I have never been treated so badly at a restaurant before this. Also, food was thrown on the plates, it took a very long time for cold food, they were out of butter, pecan pie, and the lobster bisque was crab (actually that was the least worst thing) and the chocolate mousse was served frozen. Our order was wrong from the soup to the dessert and we tried to joke with our waiter but he just rolled his eyes and walked away. We didn't see him for almost 20 minutes. We were ignored on the way out which was interesting because we did not complain there at all. It had actually become comical as well as sad. And for a "nice" restaurant, we never saw the manager. Had he come out, we would have talked to him about our experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed Thanksgiving diner! Was so lovely and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This meal was not up to their usual standards. The dressing was dry and slightly charred. The ham was dry and a little salty. The turkey was good but the gravy just okay. Perhaps this was all due to the fact that we were in a late seating. I've eaten here many times and will go back but not for Thanksgiving dinner I'm sorry to say. :-(

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed the Thanksgiving very much. This is our third time at Thanksgiving and intend on being there for the fourth! Thank You in advance,

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent, thoroughly enjoyable

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had the best prepared Salmon at Al La Provence last weekend. The wine selection was good and the service was excellent. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious once it came. A long wait though. Not sure whether it was the kitchen or a shortage of wait staff. We were put in a back room which had way to much light,and was cold compared to the main dining room, and no ambiance. It was Parents Weekend in Tallahassee so they probably opened up the back room to accommodate the additional people this past weekend. Sometime the additional space is detrimental to an otherwise lovely place to dine.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food not bad and price ok but poor service and ambiance

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant. It is a high end French restaurant. So with that comes some expectations. Our waiter was fun and worked hard to be a high end waiter with a little more polish to go. The room we were sat in was not nearly as nice as the food and could use a little decor. The food was great and the price was about right for the food. I'd go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a nice meal, not outstanding. Had to go to the bar to get our drinks because the server did not know the brands. Cheese plate came with wrong cheese, but that was corrected. Price point for steaks was high, but serving size generous.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dependably excellent food. Seafood is great and fresh. Salads are unique and delicious. Entrees are wonderful and exciting to look forward to enjoying!!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

They always have the best specials, our family LOVES dining there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Customers need to be aware that "made from scratch" meals take longer-maybe offer pre-order at reservation .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very well trained staff. Great food. It has become our favorite for a special date night. The only negative is that the decor could use a refresh, or at least some artwork on the walls.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Met at A La Provence with a colleague for a business lunch. This happened to be one of those days where the weather was just right for sitting outside in their nicely appointed outdoor patio. Although it overlooks the shopping center parking lot where they are located, the service was good and the nice weather made it worthwhile.......

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our experience was a very pleasant surprise! It was our first time. We wanted a unique , non chain restaurant experience! We were warmly greeted by the staff, we were served right away. The French food was authentic, fresh and full of flavor. We could tell the chef put thought and expertise into our culinary experience. My husband and I had a wonderful time.
We did wonder why there wasn't soft music. It was a very quiet restaurant and the decor was dated but that is not why we went there. The service and food outshines it all. We would absolutely return.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I went with a close friend using a Groupon for two diners. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very cordial. This is not the place you go to looking for a "fine dining", or "high-class" experience. However, this is not a restaurant that even attempts to be a Michelin star establishment. And because it knows exactly what it is and what it can do, it delivers extremely good service to its patrons as well as HIGH quality food. The food is DELICIOSO and it is prepared and delivered with care and attention to detail.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 22, 2017

La Provence has been around for awhile. Its always been a fine restaurant with a good but unexciting menu. With the current chefs, La Provence has quietly morphed into a go to place. The food is excellent. The preparations are often inspired. We ate an excellent escargot casserole with melted Brie. The crispy eggplant is to die for. The cheese board also hits the spot. The fish presentation (a special) was the best fish I've ever eaten. My wife loves the Pot eu Feu (short ribs). Excellent duo of duck. Highly recommended.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The cuisine and service were outstanding!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great restaurant but just a little hard to find. It's worth

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Best steaks in Tallahassee. The spinalis? I've never heard of before. Our server recommended highly, was incredible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful, somewhat- elegant meal in a quiet setting. The food was superb and the service great!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I eat here often, and every meal I have ever had was beautifully presented, and very delicious!! The service is attentive. I like the quiet atmosphere, and know that I will be able to hear everyone, even if our group is large. I have hosted or attended several meetings, or special occasions in their private room and found the food and service there equally as delicious and supurb!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Casual elegance that is bookended by great food and service. Must go!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My daughter graduated from FSO with her Masters Degree so we wanted to take her somewhere special, but different. It was a pleasure as we laughed and had a great time while enjoying a great meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My wife greatly enjoyed the beef-barley soup; I was less enamored. We both loved the cobia entree. It was exactly as described. The unique beef entree was also a good quality item. In general, a pleasant evening of dining.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Love this place. I will continue to eat here and recommend to others!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

As a former chef and avid foodie, I can honestly say that my wife and I had a 5 star experience at A La Provence. Every element from the service, to the presentation, aromas and flavors was worthy of the highest praises amongst the culinary community. Best of all, it felt good to know that our patronage helped to support local farmers because A La Provence uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Very well done.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Organic, Worth the Drive
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