Provenance

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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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DG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Salad was so fresh! Biscuits were delicious. Had the spicy chicken with spinach fettuccine ... it was really good. My husband loved his fish dish. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I’ve only been a few times and the food and service have always been very good. This time, the service was poor and disappointing.

S
Los Angeles
191 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. We brought our friends and they loved the place. Thx.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and gave just the right attentiveness. Loved the interior space and feel of restaurant bringing the outdoors in. Biscuits are our must order each time we go. Flatbread was a little dry but everything else we had was great.

EC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a regular and food & service is consistently excellent...

OT
Orange County
130 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome, accommodating table selection, great food and wonder service with a smile. A must place for any dining experience. Also fabulous wine list and selections.

k
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food is usually fair to good, but quirky in their combinations. But that "garden to table" theme is "in", so that is to be expected. And some of their dishes have been quite good as a rule. The time before, for example, I ordered a Scotch and Soda (hardly a strange request in Newport Beach, I would guess) only to be told they had no Scotch. Oh well. No big deal. Last night, however, when they were anything but busy, we never even received our appetizer order, salads came both dressed, even though one of us ordered "no dressing" and the other "extra on the side". Neither order was correct. Then we each ordered a different fish entree, both were passable at best. Again, one of us requested the fish be a little more done than usual, if possible. Of course, that also didn't happen. And because the order taker is almost never the order server, there is no communication between them as to any specific requests. The manager or maitre d' came by to ask if everything was satisfactory, and we politely told him the various issues, but made a point saying we were fine and every place has an "off" night. To that his only response was "I'll take the appetizer off your bill." Good idea since we had never received it. No "I'm sorry". Later, to be fair, he offered dessert, which we declined saying it was not necessary. So, in this over-long review, I guess I'd say start looking for someplace else. I know I am.

G
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent crafted cocktails, mouth watering fresh bread, salads that are made from a variety of fresh and flavorful veggies, and as a vegetarian I find the raviolis with the spinach side to be a unique and delicious option. The desert portions are generous enough to share and I appreciate the seasonal fruit options.

HK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant. It has an open. fresh feel to it and the food is beautiful and delicious.
Our family went there for my bother's birthday on a weeknight. The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a Wednesday night. Everyone loved their meals and the service was wonderful.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

N
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with great food and excellent service! Michael, you can be very proud of your team!

Mark

AO
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A few changes in the wine offering recently which wasn't what we hoped for. They really need to have a good pinot noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon by the glass! However, everything else was up to their usual great standards! The entrees we selected did not disappoint! Pleasant atmosphere as always!

m
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Have been coming here for years but things are changing and not for the better. The wine list has been upgraded and is now at a very high price point with nothing in a moderate range. The "special" of the evening, described in glowing terms was anything BUT special. The "french style" cooking consisted of a dollop of tomato sauce topped off with a basil leaf. The halibut appeared to have been frozen and was extremely poorly cooked. The butter beans were like rope and inedible. Service is good but the kitchen needs attention. They are cruising on past performance but it's going to catch up to them.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Terrific service and expensive for what you get. Won’t go back. Too bad as food is decent.

DB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve had three fabulous meals here now. The quality of the food, drink, service, and ambience is wonderful; you’d never guess that this gem would be located between the Ralph’s and the CVS!

KT
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Family really liked this restaurant. The food was tasty with an upscale, rustic flair. The service was good, too. Seating made dinner less private than what I typically find in nice restaurants. That said, we'll likely be back.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff and really tasty food. Great combo.

D
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service plus perfect weather

D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a brunch location for my friends and me that was in the Newport Beach area but not outrageously priced. A Yelp search led me to Provenance, and I'm so glad I found it. It was less expensive than places on the ocean in Newport or Balboa, and less crazy and tourist-y. The decor was beautiful, service attentive and food excellent. Loved it - I'll be back!

RJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

SA
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening and great service!

Server made sure our birthday celebration was special. There was seven of us and we all enjoyed our dinner.

G
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a special dinner for a birthday celebration.
The prices are fairly high at dinner so I usually eat here for lunch.

However, there are many dinner only items in the evening. I had the lamb chops which were outstanding. I had a choice of 2, 4 or 6 chops - not huge. I chose 4 which was a good amount without gorging myself.

I don't remember what the "birthday girl" had as an entree but I do remember she really enjoyed it.

I have eaten here many times as I can walk to the restaurant and the quality is consistent.

b
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always wanted to try breakfast here, as the menu looks SOOOOOOO good!! Finally made it and so glad we did! I had the avocado toast & added prosciutto and a poached egg... it was the best I've ever had! The bread is so thick you almost need a steak knife to but through it, but ratio of ingredients, including lots of mashed avocado, ricotta salata and lime, is perfect and what makes it so special are the spiced seeds they sprinkle on top! Roasted & spiced pumpkin, sunflower and poppy, and they just elevate it to a new level! Love my roasted seeds!! My girlfriend had the same with smoked salmon instead and thought is was equally delicious. 3rd friend had one of their scrambles and loved it! Nice wine list and I guess only sort of fail was that I wan't super-thrilled with my Bloody Mary - just felt it was missing something, but in a generous Mason jar, and plenty to power me through my meal! Highly recommend checking this place out for breakfast/brunch.

L
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Cathy Pavlos serves consistently great food in such a lovely setting. I always feel as if I have been on vacation when I visit Provenance. The food is so fresh and attention is paid to the little details.

KR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great.. new menu. So many things I wanted to order - can’t wait to return. Beautiful indoor / outdoor restaurant with gardens.

CM
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy this restaurant so much that we were there twice just last week. We like introducing friends to the wonderful food and ambience. I appreciate accommodations for gluten free dining. The patio is very nice. The service was particularly good this last dinner.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fresh menu is such a breath of fresh air. Servers are very friendly.

MV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Provenance is fantastic! Their beautiful patio where you sit adjacent to a vegetable garden reminds me of being in Napa, and the food is creative, flavorful, ample portioned and perfectly cooked. The wait staff is knowledge and attentive. Provenance is now on our top five restaurants list in Newport!

BS
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very pleasant on the patio at Provenance on a lovely summer evening!

A new server, Matthew, was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

Sand dabs were superb!

RS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere perfect.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the server was helpful and engaging, and it was wonderful to sit on the patio on a summer evening, it felt like being in somebody’s home!

KM
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food: grilled artichoke, acorn squash, lamb, pork tenderloin, gluten free apple pie.

CL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My first visit to this restaurant was outstanding, however this time they had filled the entire restaurant on a Saturday night in about 20 minutes. They did not have enough wait staff to handle everyone being seated at the same time. We waited over 20 minutes before we ever spoke to anyone.. that was to get glasses and our wine opened that we had brought in ourselves. Water was delivered earlier but not any interaction from a waiter, manager or anyone. They also forgot to deliver one of our starter dishes. The food is excellent, all fresh and prepared with care and culinary perfection. I have loved everything I have eaten here. Love the Sand Dads, Steak, roasted veg platter and the desserts are always to die for. Normally I would have given this restaurant 5 stars but on this particular night the service was not good. I would recommend it and I will return, hopefully they will get the front of the house figured out.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with family everything was super

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised by the service and delicious food

RB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a neighborhood restaurant that we dine at every few months......meals have ranged from just ok to very good. Wine list is nicely priced, cocktails have slipped some and I expect a bar person has left.
Our recent meal was very savory, one of the best we’ve had at Provenance. We also appreciated the new chairs and tables.

LT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there multiple times for brunch and its excellent every time. My husband’s first time and he loved it. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. The service was perfect. Wish we lived closer to frequent it more often but good meeting place with friends.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Chef Cathy is amazing! Great service! Beautiful place!

JB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorites, and never disappointed!

MD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll Had a wonderful lunch with old friends. We will be back. Food was delicious. Loved it when it was Sage. Ut This was even better. Menu had something foe everyone

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