La Provence

4.4
2494 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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

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What 2494 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

All the times we have been here the food has been excellent. It is however so noisy. So much so that we were unable to hear each other. The server could not hear us and we could not hear him. That is just unacceptable to me and so we will not be back. Really is unfortunate.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place. We were alone on the patio and it was wonderful. Great service, great food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing reunion place for a surprise guest, who has been gone serving our country!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We are never let down here! the staff, food and ambiance is awesome! thank you La Provence!!!! A special shout out to David, one of the best servers ever!!! The hostesses are very friendly and accommodating!!!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We think it's the nicest restaurant in the Sacramento area. Sit outside when the weather is good and you'll feel like you're in a fine restaurant in rural France. The beef wellington is outstanding.

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2018

If I could give 0 stars, I would. I was so excited and looking forward to it. I was SO let down. We waited over 15 minutes for waiter to even acknowledge us, he brought us water then waited another 20 minutes for him to return to take our orders. Then we waited over an hour for food.
No one ever came to check on us during the meal and waited 15-20 minutes for water refills. Then another 15-20 minutes for him to bring the check (after we asked for it.) Was told upon checkin that the wheelchair accessible table we reserved wasn’t available due to a large party.

My $24 chicken was rubbery and not hot, I got 6 room temperature green beans 4 baby red potatoes. Husbands $32 steak had no flavor and cold mushrooms. We paid over $100 and to be honest it waarguably the worst meal and service we’ve ever had out. Don’t get me wrong, I expected it to be expensive, but for that price the food should have been outstanding. We will NEVER return.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

My husband and I had the vegetarian risotto. We are happy that they are slightly expanded their vegetarian offerings.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Lunch was a little disappointing this time. The overall description would be “bland” from the “spicy” bloody Marys to the main course. The risotto and chicken salad; both could be described as pretty unremarkable with no to very little seasonings. The desserts are good- but a little pricey for what was served.
First time for my daughter so, she was not very impressed. Too bad. ☹️

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Another great dinner at La Provence. We shared the Calamari misto appetizer, it had calamari, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, yummy. We also shared a Caesar Salad, wonderful as always. One our favorite restaurants.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We enjoyed the food. Service was slow until we raised the issue. You need to check your bill before payment. Itemization has been incorrect during the last two occasions. The manager apparently puts in the discount which doesn't tally with the written menu or there may be a duplicate charge.

We'll keep going because of the food!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This is our neighborhood restaurant and our whole family enjoys going to this special, "off the beaten trail" boutique restaurant. They have specials every weekend that are constantly changing, the kids meal is inexpensive and there is something for everyone. Weekends also offer live music, and Friday they have a special bar area with live music and tapas and drinks. Once a month they have a wine and dinner pairing that I highly suggest. Great value for your money, informative occasion but also allows you to socialize with who you are attending with as well as others at your table. It's on the pricier side, so some may enjoy going for special occasions instead of a regular dinner time restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

La Provence never disappoints. Everything is excellent and I love that it's close to home.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Restaurant never disappoints me. Great birthday lunch with a friend, she truly enjoyed! Zack was great and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We were there for a birthday lunch. We were not rushed. The birthday girl got a free dessert. The sandwiches we had were large. Salad was fresh and tasty. Excellent dessert choice. Only one of us had never been to the restaurant before and she said that it is her new favorite!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We hadn’t seen our friends in a long time. We know the food is good here so it was suggested to go back (we hadn’t been since our mother died, it was her special place). We were not disappointed and unbeknownst to us it was ½ off wine night. Thank you

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Called ahead w reservations and announcement that we were coming to celebrate a big birthday. Food took forever and they couldn’t get 2 steak orders correct. Fine dining establishment and they sat a family of 4 dreesed appropriately for Applebee’s ( shorts t shirts and tank tops) right next to us.
Excuse they had was they were trying out a new menu that night and had higher than avg business over and above reservations.
Way overpriced for that type of service and care

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The location and food were both great. Very beautiful building and outside area. The staff was incredibly friendly and acommidating.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Overall this was a good restaurant and reasonably priced. When were there on a Wednesday which provided for a special on a good bottle of wine.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our meal was delicious. They were vert busy so service was a little slower and distracted, ie; pouring our wine and offering pepper for salad we had to ask for or do it our self. Jazz music was nice and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is one of those places that you go back to time and again just because. The location is easy to get to off Hwy 65 onto Blue Oaks Blvd in Roseville and go west about a mile or so. The restaurant is situated so you can enjoy indoor dining year round or Spring-Fall afternoon/evening out door dining in the shade under the trees. Friday and Saturday nights there is usually music located between the bar area and the dining room. This was my birthday weekend so we went to La Provence just like we did same time last year.

Now to the food. As I mentioned before, we have been there several times already and have yet to find something we did not like. This time around we went in different directions. I went with the special flat iron steak and my Lady had her mind set on their salmon before she got there. The entree plates were a decent size with the perfect medium rare steak strategically positioned nearby the mushrooms and fresh asparagus. Her salmon was juicy and flakey, just like we want it (we always share bites of our meals). Special shout out to Monica J for being the perfect server.

This is a great place to go as you always see people celebrating birthday's there, and wedding parties on the weekend are very common. Or, you can just go enjoy a nice quite, peaceful evening there with the love of your life. Thanks again for a great evening!!!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We brought our French student here. She thought it was authentic.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

PARTY OF 4. EVERYTHING WAS VERY GOOD .\THE HAMBURGER BUN COULD NOT SUPPORT THE BURGER . IT TURNED INTO MUSH . THE ANGUS BEEF PADDY WAS EXCELLENT , WHICH YOU WOULD EXPECT FOR A $15 BURGER.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The scallop special was amazing! We especially enjoyed the bright lemon coulis with it! And the cucumber martini’s were perfect for the summer heat.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing food, drink selections, service and ambiance! The perfect places to enjoy an evening with friends and/or family.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Music and service plus the delicious food this was a completely wonderful experience and I will return and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The evening was great! we had fantastic service from Madison, Danielle and Steve! The meal was outstanding also. It cold have been better! I have been going to this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Exceptional food, spectacular menu to satisfy all tastes. A FAVORITE for date night that may only include appetizers/drinks or full dinner with all courses. Never a disappointment!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were very good. Lovely upscale restaurant with a Tuscan look and feel. There was a mellow smooth jazz band playing but it was no too loud, thankfully. We asked if the salmon was wild or farmed but never got a response from the server. We asked if the beef and chicken were organic or hormone free but never got a response, either. I think she forgot. It would have been nice to know for next time. It would be great if you offered some organic and/or "no added sulfites" wines, such as Bonterra or Frey. More organic food items would be nice, too. Overall, a very nice dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

What a happy surprise! First time and I can't say enough good about La Provence. Excellent food and good presentation. Excellent service as well. They have a combination meal for two that they call "Prix Fixe" and very reasonably priced. Plan to back often.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

the best restaurant in sacramento area as far as im concerned

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fabulous experience

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We made a reservation for 10 for an employee’s retirement dinner a few weeks earlier. When we arrived our table was set up outside. A few of our employees were already sitting at the table so we didn’t want to move everyone. However, it was over 90 degrees outside and no one ever asked if we minded sitting outside. There were SO MANY flies and bugs that is was uncomfortable. Our waiter was very nice but never told us the specials, did not refill drinks (which was kind of important considering the temp outside) or ask later arriving guests if they wanted a drink. The food was very good which saved the evening but we were very disappointed with the service.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

La Provence has been on our weekly visit list. We’ve tried almost everything on the menu and loved every bite. The atmosphere is amazing and the decor is beautiful. Definitely our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

I'm all about eating outside in a beautiful environment, so when my husband and I were planning our anniversary dinner I asked around for restaurant recommendations, and several people said La Provence was a great outdoor venue with amazing food. They were right - the food was excellent (except my husband said his salmon was ever so slightly under cooked) and the outdoor terrace area had a beautiful view of the surrounding woodlands. The service was impeccable, and I really appreciated the gluten-free options, especially the desserts! It was quiet (Tuesday evening at 7:30 is probably a quiet time) and easy to have a conversation, and the vibe was very relaxed and friendly. We were very happy with our meal and the beautiful outdoor experience!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This is our 1st time dining at La Provence. It is a very nice restaurant for enjoyable upscale meals. The food was delicious; the service was great; and the ambiance was nice.

We enjoyed it so much that we returned 2 days later to "do lunch".

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The short ribs are amazing!! Great service and great ambiance. They had live music which was a little loud but it's a matter of opinion. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Perfect for a date night or a family dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Lovely setting...great food & service!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great service - Thank you kristie. Will return for lunch

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great staff and beautiful location. One of a kind for the area. Recommended!

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