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About Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg

Nestled in the heart of the Williamsburg Winery, the Cafe Provencal offers fine dining in a relaxed and friendly setting. Chef David uses only the freshest of local ingredients to create his signature dishes inspired by his classical French training.

5810 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
French, French American, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lake Powell Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 941-0310

Website:
http://www.cafe-provencal.com/

Parking Details:
Wedmore Place has plenty of guest parking for both hotel and Cafe Provencal guests.

Executive Chef:
Chef David McClure

Private Party Facilities:
The King Alfred Room offers private dining for up to 28 people. Its medieval decor complete with wood-burning fireplace offers guests an elegant setting for any occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Kelly Kincaid: (757) 258-0899 ext. 192

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

As always, a wonderful evening. Had drinks in the library then moved into the dining room for dinner. Service was wonderful. The Valentine's Day menu was superb. Couldn't go wrong with any of the choices but the Crispy Oyster starter and Lamb were wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good overall. Disappointed they were only had a Valentine’s dinner menu the Sunday before Valentine’s day. I had a beet soup, which although tasty, there was just too little of it in the bowl. It actually looked silly. The pear tart was just ok, mostly ice cream.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service only okay--expected much more from a fine dining experience. All appetizers and entrees needed more seasoning--especially salt. Good wine list, but our favorite wine from their own vineyard was somehow not available for purchase. Kind of a "meh" experience overall for about $75 per person.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Cafe Provencal always delivers for amazing food, service, and atmosphere. On this particular occasion, we showed up early to enjoy the Wednesday happy hour specials - namely the oysters - which we got to enjoy fireside in the library with a glass of wine before moving into the dining room for dinner. We made it for the final night of Williamsburg restaurant week so we opted for the 3-course meals and a bottle of very reasonably priced wine (of course, we chose one from Williamsburg Winery). Everything was creative, delicious, and perfectly portioned. This wasn't our first visit and definitely won't be our last.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We are frequenters, and Chef David has done a remarkable job of creating an imaginative and delicious set of dining options. The service here is impeccable and professional in every aspect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Cafe Provencal. Delicious and creative food. We feel like it is a hidden gem in Williamsburg.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Our server Kareem was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely be returning in the future!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Outstanding service. Kareem was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. His recommendations were right on the mark. We had the Onion Soup, Wessex Hundred Salad, and the Tenderloin Filet. The food was well prepared and portions well thought out. We will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was superb, the service was impeccable, our waiter Kerim was attentive, knowledgeable about the entire menu, he provided a friendly atmosphere that made the evening one we will never forget, he created a special dessert for our anniversary.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I have to say we were v grateful that the restaurant was open - after 6” of snow the night before we arrived most places had shut. As we were the only table in the restaurant (which was nicely appointed) I can’t give a 5 for ambience as there was none. Everything else great, although two dishes marginally over salted meaning a 4 for food - but it’s a VERY HIGH 4 (dessert particularly good) and the wine from the vineyard was fantastic. Also our waiter was so friendly and attentive. Thanks for being there!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

For many years, whenever we visit Williamsburg, we have lunch at the next-door winery. So this visit, we decided on a dinner at Cafe Provencal. What a great idea. It was a weekday, night of 3 January 2018, and not too busy as snow was imminent. Our server was Jessica and she made us feel so at-home. ALL questions were answered and her assistance in choices was very nice and personal. As this was a Wednesday, oysters were $1.00@ and husband leapt on that. The wine from Williamsburg Winery (by the glass) were very good. The beet salad was one the best I’ve ever had. Our entrees were 1) roast chicken with yummy risotto and 2) seared scallops. We topped off this feast with dessert: Honey Pot. Yum
WE WILL BE BACK.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server (Jessica, I think) was excellent. When she was unsure of an inquiry, she eagerly took the time to get the answer to our questions. Food was great, location unique and nicely seasonal. Could have been a little more “Christmasy”.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our server, Kareem, was amazing and our dinner was perfect. The Pumpkin cheesecake was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. Love this restaurant, and will return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter was phenomenal. He thought of everything.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated Christmas Eve at Wedmore Place and had dinner at Cafe Provencal (our 4th time) at this outstanding restaurant. Service and Food get 5 stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We dined at Cafe Provencal on Christmas eve. The dining area is modest, but well spaced. We were seated promptly, and service was both friendly and professional.

The meal was well timed. All of the food arrived perfectly seasoned and at the right temperature. The menu is not extensive, but better to everything well, than just some things.

We were hoping for a bit more seasonal decorations, but both the food and the service were worth the trip. The ingredients seemed very fresh, and the Williamsburg wines we paired with our meals went well.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had been to Café Provencal several times, but it had a while since we had eaten there. We had dinner just before Christmas with two couples. We were shown to a lovely corner table away from the center of the restaurant, which was perfect.
During the ordering, one couple clearly told the server that they would share an appetizer salad and the entrée. A second couple also told the server that they would share an entrée. Both entrees contained two clearly separate servings, but neither was separately plated. In fact, one of the couples ate the entire meal on an appetizer plate, because a separate plate was not provided until the couple was finished with the entrée.
The food was good, but the service suffered and our experience suffered because of the poor service related to our shared dishes. It would have been very easy for the kitchen to split the entrée portion which was clearly two on the plate. We would gladly have paid extra to have had the separate plates for the shared appetizer and entrees.
The Williamsburg Winery Sauvignon Blanc was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The easy drive from the Historic District was rewarded by an intimate dining experience provided by a pleasant staff serving excellent food along with a wine list that featured selections from the affiliated Williamsburg Winery. An excellent find. We'll dine there again when we visit Williamsburg in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Exceptional meal and warm but unobtrusive service. Food was creative with attention to flavors and textures. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had an intimate dinner for my new wife and I after our wedding ceremony (which was also at Williamsburg Winery), and the food, service, and atmosphere were all very good.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a very nice meal at this little gem while visiting Williamsburg from our home state of South Carolina. We had the prix fixe menu and it didn't disappoint at all. Jessica was able to care for us even though we arrived very early for our reservation - we had a drink at their little bar that is in the adjacent building while waiting. The service was outstanding as well. The restaurant is on the grounds of a winery, and we did find their wines to be quite good!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We enjoyed attentive and friendly service. However, it was a rainy Friday evening and our reservation was for 5:30, immediately at opening. The evening remained uncrowded, so it is difficult to opine as to how service would be at the high times.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a difference the wait staff can make!! I had not dined at Cafe Provencal is four years because of a bad experience with wait staff. I was so pleased with the dining experience this time. Kareem was attentive and accommodating of our numerous requests for menu substitutions. To the owners of Cafe Provencal - you have a gem in Kareem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here. The service was exceptional and one of the best meals I have eaten in Williamsburg. The Scallops and Filet were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Every detail of our dining experience was exceptional....from the food to the atmosphere to our waiter, Kerim! Kerim was magnificent in uncovering our wine tastes and recommended a perfect bottle that paired well with both of our dishes. The dining experience was personable! You must try cafe Provençal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely place. The some food was undercooked.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was outstanding and the server was excellent. My only suggestion is that the entrees needed to come out a little faster after the starter. There were only a few diners the evening we were there and there was more than 1/2 an hour after we finished our starter before the entrees arrived. Must say it was worth the wait as the food was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 14, 2017

One of the best kept secrets in WIlliamsburg, VA. The entire staff is friendly, courteous and helpful...they know what it means to provide "service" in a fine dining establishment. Karim, our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu selections and guided us to a wonderful meal and accompanying wines. The chef prepared a special appetizer for us when we asked if it could be done.... All four of us have lived and traveled abroad extensively and I would put Cafe Provencale up against any four or five star restaurant anywhere.....but not nearly as snooty or ostentatious as some places. We highly recommend Cafe Provencale for a special occasion or just a quiet get together with friends. Superb wine list and service....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We brought friends for a special evening out and everything was perfect. Our server, Kerim, was very attentive and offered worthwhile suggestions; not the usual "everything is good" that is not helpful. The food was excellent and cooked exactly as requested.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food, great service but the servers seem to be moving things along quickly by hovering over you. Give the guests a little breathing room and let them take their time. Overall, excellent restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Really lovely restaurant on the grounds of the Williamsburg Winery. Food was amazing. Cooked perfectly. Extremely quiet place, which made our table of 4 feel very loud. Service was outstanding. We had the delicious cheese board- which could have included more bread. There was not enough for each person to have 2 small pieces. Otherwise the serving sizes were good. Filet mignon was incredible, tender and flavorful. The scallops were likewise outstanding. The pork loin Special was equally good and the trout was clearly fresh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First of all I was accomadated for an earlier meal. My reservation was for 7:30 and I was early. The restaurant made the change without any fuss. The waiter was wonderful with his suggestions and made the meal a very pleasent exprerience. Overall we would return if and when we are in the area again. The food was not hurried and the ambiance was very relaxed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A rare find. Great food and French vibe without being stuffy. Romantic ambiance, attentive service without pretense or hovering

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food and very nice atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Beautiful setting and delicious food! Great location for a romantic night out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A elegant, small restaurant at Wedmore Place. Their carmelized onion soup is superb! Great atmosphere , excellent staff and wide selection for entrees.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A bit pricey but the food was delicious. We were particularly impressed how we had three filets ordered at different temps, and each one was cooked to perfection. The waitstaff is helpful friendly and attentive with good suggestions. A very enjoyable evening for my mother’s 79th birthday.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service, great food. Enjoyed dinner and breakfast. Stay at the attached inn as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Located at the Williamsburg winery, and much more than a “cafe,” Provencal is well worth the 5 mile drive from the main part of Williamsburg for a romantic and highly satisfying dinner! From the superb freshly baked bread to the yummy blackberry tart and honey custard, the food was a delightful surprise. The French onion soup was a kind of deconstructed cream version that was extraordinary. Main courses were very good, and garnishes and vegetables quite delicious. artful and creative. The wine list goes well beyond the winery’s own makings. Service was attentive and efficient. You will use your brights on the remote winery road at night. Arrive at the building and wind around inside to the right to find the elevator down to the quiet and attractive dining room where you will be surprised at the high standard of cuisine and very satisfying evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Elegant setting with excellent food and service. Portions were perfect and artfully presented. Waiter was very attentive and knowledgable about the wine list.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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