La Provence

4.4
2571 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
The flavors of France and the Mediterranean regions prepared with California style, in a garden setting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Bar open 11:30am - close with limited menu 2:30-5pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
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Phone number
(916) 789-2002
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Roderick Williams
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Blue Oaks 1 block North of Cooley Middle School
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Parking details
Plenty of Parking
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Entertainment
Live Jazz scheduled regularly
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for a delicious meal for you and your family, where we do all the work for you - Full buffet with carving stations for the Prime Rib and Turkey. $49 per person, $12 kids 10 and under.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Serving a beautiful holiday menu for your whole family, 3-courses, several entrees from which to choose. $55 per person, $12 kids 10 & under, credit card guarantee required.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

There is no better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with loved ones, gathered over great food and delicious libations. We will be offering an expertly prepared 3-course menu to delight your senses and give rise to the celebration you deserve! $65 per person, 48-hour cancellation required.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM

What 2571 People Are Saying
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HB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a light dinner - Shared Crab cakes with shaved fennel, the beet salad, and scrumptious scallops. The blood orange drop was splendid! Always a cozy ambience, and the fireplace was burning. Love this restaurant for the past 20 years or so!

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M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb!!! We will definitely be coming back.

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OS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Beef Wellington was delicious! Short ribs were good, french onion soup not seasoned enough, but pretty good. Their desserts are just Ok to me.
Definitely come back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our salmon entree was somewhat overdone and consequently dry. The noise level from the nearby bar and kitchen detracted from an otherwise pleasant evening.l

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was SLOW!!! My friends chicken came out bloody and raw. The food came out around 40 minutes after we ordered. No one came to refill our waters we had to keep asking for a refill. Ambiance was nice but the restaurant needs to work on their service especially for the price of the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service! Will go again!

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AJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here on a Thursday night to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We’d been here once before and enjoyed dinner with another couple and liked the ambiance. The service was excellent! Attentive but not annoyingly so. The food was delicious, cooked as ordered for both of our meals. The ONLY thing I would recommend for them is that they really did nothing to note our 10th Anniversary. Other restaurants in the past would note an occasion like this in some way (printing on the menu, writing happy anniversary on the dessert plate) but nothing here.

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O
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and very romantic atmosphere. We highly recommend it.

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e
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting. Excellent food and service!

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MB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was smooth, intuitive (brought boxes for potential take home) and not overt. Food was served in a reasonable amount of wait time and all four entrees were served hot.

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N
Sacramento
421 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love La Provence. Great food and service. The gnocchi is to die for. Adrianna was our server and did a great job. She was training a new waiter. He was great as well.

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BA
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner and very good service.

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p
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friends b-day so I took her to lunch at La Provence. The food was very good, the waiter named Zack was excellent. Zack was very attentive and brought a free dessert for my friend's b-day celebration.
Overall it was a wonderful day and I will come back to have a meal at La Provence again and recommend the restaurant to everyone.

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M
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite fine dining restaurant. Service, food, and atmosphere are ALWAYS impeccable. Patio dining is peaceful, relaxing and offers a great view.

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S
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love this place but avoid the lamb shank....... not their best.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We arrived before the restaurant got busy on a Friday evening. We were seated promptly but from then on the service was only fair. There were long waits between placing the drink order and receiving the drinks, placing the food order and getting the first course, and the server forgot that some of us had ordered a glass of wine with our entrees. We had our entrees and were halfway through when the wine arrived. There was a problem with the desserts (they slid around on the plate and evidently the presentation was poor) so they went back to the kitchen to correct it--once again, a wait. Finally, they were late bringing the check. We like La Provence, the ambiance is nice and the food is usually (although not always) good. It was a disappointing experience since we had brought out-of-town guests.

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GY
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting is lovely and the service was wonderful, as always. Nice wine list. The food is good, but I still haven’t found that one great dish. Maybe just me.

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable atmosphere, nicely paced service, friendly and customer oriented staff. We'll be back.

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RJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The food, service and ambience was superb. This was our second time dining at La Provence.

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MS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Provence never fails to impress. The atmosphere and ambiance are always perfect. Service was great, and the new Autumn Apple Pecan Crepes are DELICIOUS! Thank you Char, for outstanding service!

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our Server didn't greet us for sometime. In fact, by the time we were greeted, we already knew what we wanted to drink have for appetizer as well as main course. The server must have forgotten to fire our salads as another table received their salads 5+ minutes before us, but were sat 10 minutes after us. I ordered a petite filet with an add-on lobster tail which never made its way to our table. When I asked the food runner where the lobster was, he was unaware it was ordered. I told them to forget it. Good thing I ate a good appetizer. The food we did get was great and everyone was friendly and accommodating. I hope it was just our server who was too busy with a larger party that resulted in our neglect and timeliness. This was our 8th year anniversary and wanted to be a special night, but the poor service and timing put a bad taste in our mouth. Pun totally intended. We may try this restaurant again, or perhaps for brunch outside. For the reputation, the ambiance and the cost, one should expect better.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited La Provence for the first time for our wedding anniversary and we were amazed by how delicious the food was and how great of service we had! We sat on the outdoor patio and it was so romantic. The food is absolutely incredible!

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FR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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J
Sacramento
80 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with a great new menu!!!
The staff rock at this place!! Thanks!!

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SM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. It was a little noisy but the building is beautiful and has great ambiance. Service was excellent. This is a great place to go when you want to celebrate a special occasion.

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AD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! We keep going back! We love the ambience, food and the service!

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JL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were surprised that the sweet potato fries were really yams. However, they were very good. If interested, google images to see what we mean.

We are from out of the area, but have family in the Sacramento area and will definitely eat there again.

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TL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was romantic and fun! Food was awesome and the service was excellent!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday for my mother in law That night though there was some large events and the live music outside was loud (and bad) so it did not make for a nice intimate experience

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had portobello burger and gf had seared chicken, plus the fondue appetizer. Everything tasted great. Expensive at $70 for 2 people, but you can't get the same quality food for a lower price anywhere else. Good for our anniversary dinner, but not an everyday place.

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LS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celeration

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good! A little loud, but my short ribs were really good. Friends said the Scallops were the best they ever had.

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J
Sacramento
80 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

once again this dinning establishment has outdone itself. Thank you for the awesome service and great food! the duck appetizer was the bomb! The octopus appetizer a week or two ago was also the bomb! I'm sure I rated that already, but it is worth mentioning again! thank you La Provence!!!

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A
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

This place has great gnocchi and the salad was good. I ordered the pork shoulder special and we had 3 other meals. All of the tables around us that came in 15-30 minutes after us got their food before us. Our food was finally served and I had to ask for the rest of my dinner special because it wasn’t served with my meal. The tortillas finally came about 10 minutes later. When my dinner was put together everything was so dry it was hard to swallow because everything was so dry. We had been there for an hour and a half already and had a conference to attend in the area and didn’t want to be late. The manager never came to the table so we just paid our bill for everything including the dry dinner that was served in installments. What a disappointment! We’ve been here before and have enjoyed it but this was to celebrate our anniversary and we will probably never return.

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SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Normally I would give this restaurant 5 stars. There was a wedding party outside the restaurant, I think that may be why the food wasn't as good as it usually is. the appetizers were very good, & my dessert the Lemon Pots de Creme was good. My entree Salmon with Pappardelle was not very good. Fish did not taste fresh & the whole dish was very oily. Our quests dinners were ok, their dessert, the Profiteroles were very hard, not fresh at all. I prefer to eat here for lunch or during the week for dinner, I think the wedding was a distraction for them.

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JD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Crying babies, slow cook, very nice waiter who tried his best at getting our food out fast, little slow to help us in the beginning, not the most amazing food for the cost.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I ordered the fix price menu (french onion soup, salmon, and lemon creme). It took a very long time for the food to arrive, french onion soup was too sweet, the pasta and vegetables with the salmon was cold and a bit bitter, not really French. Very disappointed as this was a special occasion for us.

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J
Sacramento
80 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! the octopus appetizer really rocked! Had the sampler tonight, thumbs up on this plate! Of course, our server, David, was top notch!!! Thanks for a great meal/night!!!

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u
Tahoe
38 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service each and every time. Everyone is very nice too.

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JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I heard good reviews of this restaurant but found the service to be slow and inattentive, the food to be mediocre and the prices to be on the high side. I've enjoyed better food and service at much lower prices elsewhere.

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