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Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg

4.7
796 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
French, French American, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 941-0310
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef David McClure
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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.
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Private party contact
Kelly Kincaid: (757) 258-0899 ext. 192
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Powell Road
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Parking details
Wedmore Place has plenty of guest parking for both hotel and Cafe Provencal guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 796 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.9
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was excellent

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went here because it was the nicest restaurant in Williamsburg. Really nice location with a winery next door and of course the wine list was great. The service was prompt and attentive and we enjoyed chatting with our server. The food itself was outstanding. There are not very many restaurants like this anywhere, let alone in eastern Virginia's colonial tourism triangle. Not terribly expensive either by Boston standards, where we are from. This restaurant is part of a very nice hotel and we would love to stay here next time. Very convenient to Williamsburg.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and wonderful service. Love the ambience. Great suggestions made by wait staff. Food prepared to perfection. The perfect place for a romantic dinner for two

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Server was knowledgeable and very friendly. Very nice wine list. Menu varied and food was excellent. Quiet for conversation. Nice place for special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Foodie worthy dinner of seared duck breasts and filet mignon. Very nice wine from the vineyard next door. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This has become one of the TOP places for us in Williamsburg.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Outstanding restaurant. This is a hidden gem just outside of Colonial Williamsburg. They have an outstanding chef who has put together a creative menu. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and professional. This experience with my family made our weekend.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent service and dining

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We made reservations for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. We got the tasting menu which was well portioned and well composed. To drink we had water and the Petit Verdot Reserve. It was a great, full-bodied wine and paired well with our dinner. Favorite part was definitely dessert. Cake pops were divine and the pumpkin cheesecake was fun. Highly recommend! We only wish we had come during daylight hours to get a better view of the winery.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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”.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter was phenomenal. He thought of everything.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely place. The some food was undercooked.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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....

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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