Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg
Service was great. Nice and quiet. Food was lacking selection on the room package. Was very disappointed in not being able to order off the regular menu. The dishes we had were so so. The Room was nice and quiet.
We had a surprise birthday party for my wife at Cafe Provencal. Risa, the manager, went above and beyond to make sure that our evening was extra special and that every detail was attended. The food and service were outstanding. It was truly an experience that we will never forget.
The food tasted wonderful and the presentation was a true work of art. The staff were all frendly, courteous and knowledgeable. They made the experience one we look forward to having again.
Unfortunately there were tables of loud diners. It is a small room and noise carries. Otherwise always a great experience.
It’s almost impossible to find the restaurant on the property or even in the Inn. They were very kind when our table wasn’t ready and offered us a glass of wine. Every staff member was personable and nice. The ambience is dated and tired. The food was beautiful to look at but fell short of the overly expensive price tag.
For a nice quiet Valentines dinner with my wife and I, it was spot on. I think it might become a yearly event for just the two of us.
We went for Valentines prix fixed dinner. Our dinner reservation was at 6:30 by 8:00 we were not even close to being served our entree. The pork belly in our soup was so fatty my husband could not properly chew it or swallow it. His scallop appetizer was undercooked. We were excited about the entree’s we picked, petite fillet stuffed with lobster. Well when they finally arrived almost 2 hours after being seated the lobster was so undercooked it could not be eaten and the middle of the fillet was raw, it was the same with my husbands. It was so disappointing! I had not been there for some time so I don’t know what has changed but would not go back any time soon at this point. We generally dine at Cochon or Fat Canary for special occasions so will definitely go back to those.
Wonderful cooking and generous portions for such high quality food. Ambiance is tops. Service was exceptional. A great dining experience here on several occasions which has made this a dependable and predictable special evening every time. The restaurant is amongst the best you can find anywhere.
It was a fantastic experience. The service was impecable and the food was amazing. It is a bit pricey but it is well worth it!
Server very nice but slow and clueless regarding menu. Salad boring, oversold, overpriced would not order again. Short rib meal very tasty but fatty. Scallops were tasty, charcuterie selection very good.
Everyone's food was lukewarm and portions for one diner were extremely small for the price - especially the butternut squash soup. There was not enough waitstaff for the five tables dining when we were. Only one person; the hostess had to jump in. Not good.
Open Table should have notified us about the price fixe menu. It was awful and we paid $300 plus tip. Thank goodness for the bread and wine. The service/waitress was incredible. It was a tough night for the wait staff. We weren’t the only ones having a problem. Honestly the only food that tasted good was the bread and the desert. Shame on you Open Table and Cafe Provencal.
Open Table did not provide the New Year's Eve details concerning set menu, price, etc. We were surprised to find out upon being seated that there was no menu and only one price. That should have been advertised. The meal was excellent.
We really appreciated Amber's attention to detail and delightful sense of humor.
Cafe Provencal never disappoints. The small dinning area provides a quiet, intimate place to have a relaxed unhurried meal. The Christmas Day dinner was excellent with a well thought out limited menu. The wine pairing option was very good. The service is always exceptional and Christmas Day was no exception. The owners of the Williamsburg Winery came to each table to thank customers for dinning with them which was an unexpected and a treat.
Fabulous food and wine for a great Christmas Eve dinner.
Elegant dining experience with exceptional food. Would return again and again.
Excellent meal and service. Totally worth it.
The menu is limited but we respect the benefit of doing a few options right. Often having a larger selection results in mediocre results. We ordered the chicken and scallops entrees which were tasty. We wanted to order only local wine but ended up with the Williamsburg Cabernet based on server recommendation that is bottled locally with outsourced grapes. It was lovely. The service and atmosphere was superb. Highly recommend this restaurant.
It was an outstanding dining experience. I will recommend it to all
The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating
From the welcome to the seating to the low noise to the food to the service to the attentiveness of staff and friendly, but not invasive, interactions with our waiter....outstanding in every respect. Well worth the price.
Waited too long
Barely saw waiter
Water glasses not refilled
Food not cooked properly
Creative, delicious cuisine with excellent service.
good service, food portions were small for the price
This is our first experience at this restaurant. Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we ever had. The food was simply outstanding. The presentation, the quality of the food, the variety and creativeness of the entrées appetizers and desserts was simply exquisite. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is in the Williamsburg area. It is worth the trip to this restaurant for the Experience in the food. And to top it off the quality of the wine from the winery was as good as the quality of the food. We will definitely be making it a point to go back
Saturday night, party of 6. Waited over 90 minutes for food after we ordered. Restaurant NOT crowded.
Server apologized that kitchen had been trying to serve four tables at once. Four. Overwhelmed by four tables ordering at the same time? Once food arrived, only those who ordered the chicken enjoyed their entrees. Short ribs were extremely fatty and unappetizing. Veg ratatouille entree offensively tiny -- maybe 6 bites of vegetables and far smaller than a side salad at most restaurants. Several of us had to stop at the grocery store to buy food to eat at home once we returned, hours later than we had hoped. None of us will be back.
We had an outstanding dinner with excellent service. It was very pleasant to be out away from the town and to enjoy the quiet.
There were 5 of us. The Chicken, the Scallop and the Charcuterie plate was very good. The Rattatouille was pitiful! Overpriced for what it was and it was just prepared wierdly. All the vegetables were soft except carrots which were barely cooked. Very little flavor and I came away still hungry. In the beginning we had to ask to order wine before ordering for our meal as she didn't ask about drinks and instead went right into asking us if we were ready to order our meal. We had 3 desserts. The puffs were fine, the chocolate dome was fine...the goat cheeescake was terrible. Had a gelatin texture and a very hard cookie underneath. For $11 the expectation was something that at least tasted something more like a quality cheesecake. Oh...and we had to wait about 20 minutes for our dessert. We were ready to leave and call it quits when they arrived. Needless to say we won't be back or recommend this restaurant to our friends.
We were celebrating our Birthdays and new retirement status. It was lovely and memorable.
A little disappointing. A scallop entree was undercooked. Rockfish In bouillabaisse was over cooked. My butter poached lobster salad came with grilled and not poached lobster. Good but some flaws in the kitchen on our visit.
I was visiting my sister from California who recently moved to Williamsburg and we both visited the Williamsburg Winey then had dinner at Cafe Provencal. The ambience is much like French Provence and the restaurant has a creative and interesting menu. The food was great, we both had swordfish with a beet and duck starter. The service is attentive and pleasant and the wine list is varied. All in all a terrific experience which I would highly recommend.
Cafe Provençal is a great place to eat if you’re looking for a delicious/spectacular meal. They are self described as a “casual fancy restaurant” and they definitely deliver. The food was amazing (get the lamb if they have it!!!), the service was above expectation, and the wine is wonderful. If we are ever back in that area we will definitely return.
Mixed reviews. An elegant setting. Service wonderful. Vegetables undercooked . Specifically asked for nothing spicey and risotto quite spicey. Vegetables provided as a substitute but took quite awhile. Lamb excellent. Steak more done than requested. Desert lacklustre.
Cafe Provencal is always a wonderful, unique experience. Food was superb; service couldn’t have been better. Craig was a wonderful server, as he has been for us each time in the past. We are from out of town, but always have dinner at Cafe Provençal when we come to Williamsburg.
Cafe Provençal was a perfect end to a busy afternoon. Calm and comfortable surroundings and view, beautifully executed (if not innovative) dishes. Best of all, a chance to try Williamsburg Winery’s great wines at essentially retail bottle prices. Great food, wine, atmosphere, service and value.
Fantastic really good and recommend to everyone who like great wine
The ambiance was very quaint and relaxing. Our waiter was excellent— very attentive and knowledgeable. The cheese and charcuterie tray was amazing. My diver scallops were perfect and my wife’s filet mignon was as good as it gets. Thanks for making my birthday exceptional.
Super belated anniversary. Our waitress was sweet as can be & gave us complimentary coffee & a glass of wine before dinner as we were waiting for the restaurant to open & then an anniversary dessert in the house. By far the best scallops we’ve ever had ANYWHERE & lamb chops were very good as well. It was a very quiet place to have dinner & would def go back.
We don't give perfect ratings to restaurants. This is the exception to that statement. Perfect service. Creative menu beautifully prepared. Impeccable service. Great wine list, reasonably priced. What's not to love?
Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg is rated 4.3 stars by 952 OpenTable diners.
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