Provenance

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$30 and under
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Newport Beach is now home to a new dining concept that delivers elements
of California’s wine country to Eastbluff Village Center. This is an exciting new restaurant concept that focuses on bringing seasonal, local and responsible fare to the community. We are ingredient driven, everything is made from scratch, and we use only fresh, seasonal and local ingredients of the highest possible quality. Those ingredients that are not from our garden are sourced from a network of small-scale producers. We believe that sharing emotions with the customer is what cooking is all about. Our kitchen at Provenance unites tradition and modernity and we have a deep respect for our product and our guests. We are going back in time with our own garden, and the experience is just about as local and as natural as you can get...Come in and sample Napa Valley here in Newport Beach!

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vipGary
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I think we had the last meal - lunch on March 17 - before the restaurant closed.

We both had salads which were very good. Francisco was very friendly and generally attentive but did forget to bring a second beer that was ordered. Maybe because it was so slow with only a few customers.

Sad time but they are available for takeout. Most of the items are for families but some are for lesser quantities. Support them if you live near Eastbluff.

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vipGary
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I eat lunch at Provenance fairly regularly and dinner sometimes. I always enjoy the quality of the food and the atmosphere.

This was the first time that I had the brunch and it was incredible. The coffee was outstanding and the biscuits went well with the meal. I had ribeye steak and eggs which were perfect and my friend had bacon and eggs. The bacon was crisp and good quality.

I will definitely return for brunch.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wanted to try them so took advantage of Restaurant Week. My companion relayed her a dish was good however mine was average at best. We would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The meal was very good, but I would have liked better service during our lunch.

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vipCyberron
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice surroundings. Service was excellent. Sandabs were great. Shortribs pasta was OK.

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KathyD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had lunch here during O C Restaurant Week ( 3 course meal for $20). A sunny day, so very nice sitting outside in their garden and seeing all the herbs, veggies & fruits they have growing there. My starter (sautéed artichoke hearts) was small, but tasty. Entree of arugula salad with salmon was very good. And cannoli for dessert. My husband had Caesar salad, pasta and same dessert as I. Said everything was good, but "not terribly exciting". A nice meal, made nicer by the good price, sunny day and lovely setting.

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FayB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I ordered salad and salmon. Salad was okay but salmon stunk really bad and tasteless. We got the wrong food. Dessert tasted like starch.

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SheriH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Provenance was great experience; the ambiance and service A+. Ordered their Cioppino, it was excellent! Service really outstanding!

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ScottF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the interior. Love the food. It's tucked way in a center but the place is excellent.

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vipItalianGal
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We started with the minestrone soup. It has to be one of the best we have had. We wished we had gotten a bowl instead of a cup. The squad board and salads were fresh and delicious. We were celebrating a birthday so we ordered the pear tart and the cannoli. The tart was amazing and we all agreed much tastier than the cannoli. Provenance is one of our favorite restaurants!

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DavidR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Super Service. We enjoyed Wine Wednesday with all wines under $150 being half price.

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CatMc
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, ambiance unhurried, pleasant, food was delicious, nice serving sizes. Thought prices were a little high, our cocktails were $17.00 each. We will definitely be back, but not a restaurant we would frequent regularly because of the expense.

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JamesD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cakebread Wine Tasting... No Winery Representatives, therefore, not much knowledge nor exchange on Wines served. Fun evening but very disappointing from a Tasting Perspective...

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AppreciativeEBNeighbor
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, excellent service, excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening at Provenance. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy excellent food and wine and have a conversation. The service is outstanding! We enjoyed sitting on the patio among the garden where they grow food used in your meal. There is a wonderful variety on the menu and the prices are a great value!

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Amie
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It had been awhile since the last time I went and wasn't sure if it would still be as good based on other reviews I had read prior to this trip. The place is still very quaint, but I must say the food was ordinary at best. The biscuits in the Biscuit Benedict was dry. Service was mediocre. When we got our food, we asked the runner for some hot tea. He never came back. The server never came to ask if everything was ok or if we needed anything else. She was serving a nearby table too much to pay attention to us. Finally I was able to get her attention so that we could get our tea. For the ambiance and price, I would rather go elsewhere like The Farmhouse at Roger's Garden.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Showed up for the dinner reservation and we were seated promptly. Ordered drinks and later put in for our meal. Had burrata ravioli along with Nona’s meatballs. Both were excellent.

I ordered the filet medium rare. What arrived at our table was not a filet, it was more of a roundish New York strip. It was over-cooked to the point of being gray, but at 1/2” tall there wasn’t anyway *not* to overlook it. Also, there was a fair amount of fat which surprised me for such a lean cut.

I had been there several times, maybe it was an off night. But I likely won’t be returning unless it’s restaurant week or something.

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vipJasonF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good, swordfish was excellent and unfortunately the filet was significantly undercooked.

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vipPhil17
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the food, but price is a bit higher than similar options. Also great garden in the back so locally sourced veggies on your plate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pasta overdone and the sauce did not live up to description.
Burger quite overdone and bun quality poor.

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vipOpentableDiner
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

What happened to this restaurant? It used to be so good but now it's really dropped in quality. My first indication that something was different should have been when the server was acting rude and almost poking fun at us for asking about an item that was no longer on the menu. But it was no joke, he was just being rude to us. Any normal server might have suggested something similar to what we wanted, but he just told us that a lot of people really liked that dish and they've taken it off the menu. Sidebar; why would you take off a really popular dish?
I ordered the Korean Short Rib pasta and was pretty disappointed, even the pasta itself was bland. The ribs were so-so, but there is no reason to order that dish.
The salmon pasta was also bland, but the salmon was fair enough.
Sorry to say that the Provenance I used to know no longer exists. Instead we're left with this restaurant that looks the same but is a sorry replica of what once was.

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vipLuvGoodFood
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants that we used to brag about to friends. Alas, something must have changed from a management standpoint and we won’t going back. I made a reservation on February 15 in order to miss the Valentines Days crowds. Even through the restaurant was not very crowded we had a horrible experience. In addition to waiting an extremely long time for my wife to receive her cocktail, we wound up having to leave after an hour due to our entree still not having arrived. Overall, the situation was a hot mess. Too many good restaurants in Newport Beach to go through anything like that again.

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samc
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

horrible experience, the restaurant didn't honor the reservation time, had us wait at the bar, the food was served cold and our waitress was MIA the entire time. Only when we asked for the check in the middle of the 3rd course did she realize we were miserable, probably because she hadn't been by once after taking our order.

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Sarah
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Valentines Menu was NOT worth $80. Disappointing menu items and portion sizes. Quality of food was like wedding/banquet food. Hostesses were very friendly and nice, and servers were alright. But the Valentines dinner was overpriced and not special at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Valentines Day—- they seemed to overload the restaurant and had a tarp outside which blocked view of the garden

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Pre-fix menu for Valentines Day. Sub-par waiter. Food was all right. Not sure if it was worth going again on Valentines Day. Will go back on normal day to try it again to see if this was a fluke.