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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 Ian Robbins 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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4.8

service

4.9

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4.8

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4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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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 29, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Lovely place. The some food was undercooked.

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·Dined on November 18, 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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·Dined on November 15, 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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·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 5, 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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·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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·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 15, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Cafe Provençal was wonderful. We were greeted by our server with two glasses of champagne and he wished us a Happy Anniversary. Nice touch!
Food was outstanding. We had the tasting menu. All very small but delicious. We shared the five courses but it was plenty of food. Our server was great. He was kind and attentive.
The chairs were comfy and we had a nice view of he pool.
We would recommend to all our friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Lovely! Food always outstanding as well as the service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Cafe Provencal has lived up for good food, service, and innovative menu.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great meal - food is exceptional. Service is amazing - our server was well-informed and attentive. Only complaint is dinner was over before we knew it - wish it could have gone on all night. The score in value is merely reflecting the price. The portions are small (but right sized for how we should eat) but the prices are not. Still amazing food!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 7, 2017

A truly outstanding meal in a lovely, setting. Seems to be an undiscovered gem!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

An outstanding eatery. This was our 51st Wedding Anniversary. Provençal does not disappoint. The steak was cooked to perfection and the scallops were sumptuous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our second visit and once again we had a great meal! Food, service and attention to detail were highlights. Definetely recommend!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our dining experience was very nice. The food was well prepared with a generous serving. The server was very attentive and amiable. There was perhaps too much time lapse after our orders were placed and when we were served. Aside from the restaurant , I would suggest that the condition of the driveway area should be improved....too many potholes and bumpy surface which gives a poor 'first impression" upon arriving.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent, creative food in a beautiful setting. Excellent service. We try to go there at least once a month.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 20, 2017

This Cafe was lovely, quiet, very impressive menu and wine list. Out of the way location set among vineyards. Attentive and informed server, Megan.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The restaurant was quiet which is why I said romantic. I just went with a friend to try it. I had the duck and it was very good. He had the scallops and said they were fine but that he felt there were too many different flavors "fighting each other". The service was good. They were very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Hotel restaurant but pretty venue. A bit pricey for $$ rating. Would not suggest bringing the kids unless special occasion.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 1, 2017

An absolutely wonderful meal . Also the staff was very attentive and took very good care of us. It was special and very much appreciated.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We discovered Cafe Provençal a few years ago. We held our daughter's family celebration here in a private room after she graduated from William and Mary. Service was impeccable, food was excellent and the whole environment felt very special. Now, a visit to Williamsburg is not complete without dining here. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 24, 2017

What a delightful surprise! Came on a recommendation and exceeded expectations. Kind of a foodie having grown up in the Napa Valley, where the Culinary Institute was in my backyard. Where farm to table was the norm not a speciality. So here's this out-of-the way "cafe" where the food was creative, flavorful and attention made to every detail from presentation to service. I don't have to meet this chef to know they are well trained. Every course was perfectly timed to the table to make it one of the most pleasurable dining experiences I've had in VA. When I want something special in the future, I'm going to think of this restaurant!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent experience. $1 oyster night on Wednesday.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Both dishes we selected were cooked to perfection! There wasn't a drop left on our plates. Local wine from the winery next store was a plus.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Think we're going to make this a monthly destination! Very impressed by the staff and food. Evidently one of the managers left recently (we miss you, Noreen!), but things seem to be holding up just fine. Food was inventive and delicious. Farro with duck was delicious, and Risotto was incredibly flavorful. Keep up the good work!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Dined here last about three months ago. We were a little concerned about coming back after seeing a few of the recent reviews. Turns out we were wrong to trust what people write on the internet! We started off with a Butcher Board and Cheese Board- thought we'd need both after reading about small portion sizes. Terrible idea- MORE than enough food, would've been better off sharing one or the other. None of the portions we got looked enormous, but after 3 courses we were plenty full. Had soft shell crbas and steak as our mains- AMAZING! Produce was fresh and not overcooked, proteins were perfectly done, and presentation was outstanding. Restaurant was fairly busy on a Saturday night- the dining room is small and there was a large party down the hall, but service was efficient and friendly. Food wasn't fast, but at this level we would be suspicious if it WAS! Prices were fair- my wife and I both have a background in the restaurant business, and we know the markups necessary to be profitable. Nothing was close to overpriced- totally fair. A very pleasant experience, we'll be sure to visit on a weekday in the future to avoid the crowds.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Butcher board was ridiculously overpriced with barely anything on it!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was a little disappointed in the overall evening. The food was adventurous but did not live upto the adventure. I had the Ribeye, and it did not have much flavor the potato under my steak was on the cold side and was definitely not fresh. My wife had the chicken and was pleased but not thrilled. The view out the window was fine but when you see things general upkeep it makes you wonder about other parts of the restaurant that may be neglected. The staff was friendly, but was not tentative enough for this restaurant. I think they were understaffed and lacking some training.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Noreen and gang do a great job at this beautiful venue and Ian Robbins is a fabulous chef taking advantage of local meats, produce and fruits to deliver exquisite meals. Service is impeccable and the setting is a "not to miss" location.

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