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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.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
French, French American, European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Lake Powell Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wedmore Place has plenty of guest parking for both hotel and Cafe Provencal guests.
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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Provencal - Williamsburg Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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