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La Provence

4.3
3786 Reviews
$30 and under
French
The flavors of France and the Mediterranean regions prepared with California style, in a garden setting.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3786 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and good ambience. You won't regret it. Reservation is advised

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CindawgH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from appetizers to desserts. Delicious, gourmet food at a reasonable price!

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DonB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative entrees and a superb wine selection. The fixe price menu is a good buy. Creative speciality cocktails.

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DianeH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with a very friendly and attentive waitress. Food was delicious, and our server provided a delicious chocolate mousse cake to celebrate my birthday.

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CarrieV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable experience as we were transported to France! Excellent service and delicious food, exceeded my expectations! We’ll be back again soon! Special place to have special moments!

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vipKarenL
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine selection. Loved my experience

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GeorgiaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was over priced. The Shrimp Louis Salad came with the cheaper mixed lettuce instead a the regular Romaine Lettuce. They only gave you a very small container of dressing that barely covered anything. I ordered a glass of the Caberneige house wine. It was served cold and tasted like it had been in the refrigerator for days. I asked the server for a new glass..Instead of serving the $9.00 house wine, he served me the $17.00 other wine.. It also tasted like it had been in the refrigerator for days..I go to this restaurant often and this experience was terrible...They have also changed the menu and I did not see the quality that I am used to here..

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DeniseM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance as always. We are frequent patrons who live in the neighborhood.

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CathyK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio. Attentive staff. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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vipMoofjo
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We returned after a beautiful experience a year ago. We couldn’t wait to get back, eT outside in a beautiful atmosphere with great service and amazing food. Well, CVID’s obviously taken Its toll here. This was the worst service of the 3 restaurants we visited this weekend. Bread and water came, no silverware to spread the butter. Three different wait staff spread apart and obviously poorly trained or managed young ladies. One told us we should be grateful for what we have! I don’t know what she was referring to, but I was not happy with being preached to out on the hay floor, spread so far apart that the wait staff literally could not keep up with the crowd inside and the sparsely set tables so spread put on the “patio.”
But, the marinated fish appetizer was out of this world. It was so big, my partner could not even touch his main course and we took it home. I began with an olive and pistachio tapenade that was enough for 2; I left half of the pita slices. And, I finished half of the great scallops on risotto. They were a reason to return and I was not sorry for that despite the service.
We apologize to the good waiter who was so stretched that night with tables in and outside and incompetent assistance. I have seen some people just walk away from their waiter jobs due to the strain if keeping up these days. The chef quit at our hotel last night. It’s all around, so some patience is helpful. But management needs to pay attention to their great staff and train the others!

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susand
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was terrific. Great date night!

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our server basically forgot we were there. She’d go to the table next to us and not even glance at us. We got tired of waiting (25 minutes) just for the desert menu. We never got it. We had to get up and go to the front desk to pay the bill and complain.

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vipJrcinms
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty restaurant with lots of outdoor seating next to a park. Nice French menu and a full bar. A great choice for special occasions.

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic girls night out. We got to try some new items and loved all of them. The staff was amazing and accommodating. Cocktails were delicious. We’ll be back :)

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Emille
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu is not really French food but the food was very good. We will definitely return for another great meal.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was disappointed in the food, I could have gotten the same meal somewhere else for 1/3 less. That was a bummer.

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GwenMcG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with exceptional Service. Lots of new staff and the food was delicious. This is the most beautiful restaurant around and glad to enjoy a great meal again.

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MaureenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and server who was very knowledgeable in making recommendations

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HappyTraveler
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. We both ordered from the prix fixe menu. Both the salmon and beef bourguignon were cooked to perfection, and we also enjoyed both the house white and house red wines, which are more-than-reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best customer service and the food was absolutely delicious! This has become my favorite restaurant!

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Yorkiegirl
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

French onion soup needs work. Everything else was wonderful.

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Kathy
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanks, good experience. Not sure if we will return. Long way,

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SherryK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the warm weather outside, we dined inside which was wonderful. I have been to La Provence several times and the food and service are consistently excellent.

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Plantlady
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, gracious service, exceptional value. Onion soup superb!

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KRose
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We arrived 30 min early and they seated us promptly . Our waitress was supper. The food was not that flavorful, I had the Rack of Lamb . The bus boy was not very prompt as the waitress had to clear our table for him. I was also very surprised that we had to fill our own left overs boxes for this nice of a restaurant.

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VanessaG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experince. Beautiful views, outstanding service, delicious food.

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FoodLover78
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is excellent and tasty.
Being a professional in the restaurant industry, I found a great quality overall. They serve some bread and butter as a starter. The bread (3 slices of a white baguette and 3 of the whole grain baguette) is ok. It would be better a little toasted as they do in Provence. The butter is delicious, creamy, and slightly salted: I would have preferred a glass or metal cup for serving it, and not a plastic cup, but that’s fine anyway.

The service is very good; they don’t speak French at all, that would be a plus in a French restaurant, but that’s not essential.

Unfortunately, the wine list is minimal, and the selection is questionable. I did expect something better. Many wines you can find at less than $10 on the shelves in the grocery store. The average quality is too low to match the quality of the food. What a pity!

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TERIA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The wait for courses was very long and they weren't super busy. All patrons around us had bread right away, but we had to ask for ours. Server asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, and we were, but nothing extra was done, so why ask? I even specified this info on OpenTable when reservation was made. What I believe was a manager was walking all around the restaurant but never spoke to any patrons.

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KatF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great food was fantastic the cocktails were exquisite. Much better than Ruth’s chris

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Wowzer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place. Really had the French provincial feel to it.

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LaVonne
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience is wonderful for outside dining, afternoon or evening; the surroundings transform one to the French countryside. The food, though very good, pales to the feeling of being some where else. The staff is attentive without being overbearing. I’ve been here several times and I love dining at La Provence.

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DelishFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I had the prefixed menu for dinner. The French onion soup was okay. I was disappointed that the beef bourgenon was not a traditional French stew. The profiteroles for dessert were stale pastries that tasted like cardboard. I have no desire to dine at La Provence again when there are better French restaurants in town.

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AnthonyO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have been there twice before and it was ok. Its been about 1-1/2 years and decided to try it again. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. I don't know if the changed out the chef, but it was excellent for my wife and friends. I'm coming back......

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PatrickB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice time. Sat outside, plenty of shade, however, beware of the fly's. Without a breeze they were fairly annoying. Not a blame thing, just something we would consider next time dining there.

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Newtoneighborhood
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Extremely hot outside seating area, very little shade. Flies kept sitting on food, staff was friendly though.

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AndrewB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance whether eating inside or out. The food is always delicious. The wait staff is very attentive.

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tedi
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, really nice at communication. Pleasant, very good service. Beautiful restaurant, very much like French country side.

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LeslieS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service always perfect snd food was delightful too

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vipmichaelp
Sacramento
4 reviews