Provence Marinaside

4.6
2093 reviews
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Seafood

COZY. WARM. DELICIOUS.


Nestled beside False Creek in the heart
of Yaletown, Provence Marinaside offers
Vancouver’s most delicious, social, and
refined dining experience.Award winning
wine list with over 100 wines by the glass,
and extensive reserve wine list. A visit to
the South of France without the jet lag.

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JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with an extensive wine list.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice experience overall. Very nice staff - as usual. Nice ambiance - live jazz band playing in the background. Nice interior. Good lighting. Food needs to be more consistent. Prawns needs to be devein. Good texture on the Tagliatelle, but the garlic was abit over powering.

Provence Marinaside
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience. We do cook some prawns in the shell which makes deveining in advance impossible. The prawns that we serve out of the shell are always deveined. We can certainly have the chef shell any of our shellfish dishes for you if you prefer. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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C
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, for our Anniversary and we will return! My husband had the lobster, I had halibut. Delicious!

Provence Marinaside
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We love sharing in the special moments of our guests. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was blown away by the service and food overall. It was a fantastic experience. The only one thing that was a little off was the dogs barking that are toes to the patio.
I know that is something that is hard to control especially on Marinaside, however, it can dampen the mood and ruin others dining experience all due to one tables dog.

Will definitely be back again. I hate saying it but I always forget about marinaside but will definitely make it a point to go there more often.

Provence Marinaside
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your very kind comments about your recent visit. We are so glad to hear that you will return again soon. We hope your next visit will be calm and completely enjoyable whether on the patio or tucked into a cozy spot indoors. Kind regards, Lisa

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DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Salmon I’ve ever had. Presentation was very nice and waiter very attentive. Highly recommend.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic. The mushroom ravioli sauce was to die for. Sat in the patio area and view was beautiful. Thought this place a bit more upscale. Turned out it was a bit casual.

m
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb birthday dinner! Excellent service! Best whole fish dinner ever! Noise level could PLEASE! Be diminished .... change nothing else

Provence Marinaside
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, We thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We continue to source ways to dampen the sound on busy days. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The manager complained us on a mistake made between my friend and him about the booking, and it ruined his plan that night. My plan and happy feeling were ruined too. The server did a good job to handle my confusion caused by the manager; and provided us good services that night.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello, I am so sorry for any confusion made by the manager on duty that night. Please email me at info@provencemarinaside.ca if you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Lisa

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M
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat on the patio and had a leisurely lunch. Both of us had the ravioli with salad greens and gratefruit. Both were delicious. P.s. I would also highly recommend their crab cakes.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Maggie, So glad to hear that you were able to fully enjoy your lunch on our patio. We have been so blessed with glorious patio days this summer and we hope to have you with us again on another great afternoon. Cheers, Lisa

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful luncheon. A beautiful day, an outside table,delicious food and great service. We didn’t want to leave. Merci.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello, I must say that what you describe in these comments makes me want to go have lunch on our patio. We are so thankful that you shared these kind words with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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FG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good as usual. Always enjoy it. It,s a great place to meet for a birthday lunch which is what we do.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Fran, Your comments made me smile and wish that we all had more birthdays to enjoy with family and friends. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have brought many guests/business colleagues here and the food and service is always very good.
Good menu selection, great location and view!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Julie, Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us. We so appreciate all of our guests who support us through the year. We hope to ahh you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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d
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals and the best service we had in Vancouver.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Wow! We so appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. We hope to have you with us again on your next visit to Vancouver. Kind regards, Lisa

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JB
Tulsa
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Southern France in name but not in food and service and quality. Except for the desert items our waitress could not
describe the dishes clearly.
While we were the the restaurant was jam pack and the waite staff seemed over extended. It felt like the restaurant was more interested in table turnover than customer satisfaction. Would not hurry back!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

I'm so sorry that you did not have a great experience with us. Jean-Francis our chef/owner is from Marseille and we have many staff members who speak French. We will speak with your server and ensure that she is trained further so that she can describe every dish that the chef offers. We truly care about every guest we have the privilege of serving and wish you had felt this. Please email me at info@provencemarinaside.ca if you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Lisa Baldwin

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BC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I had the bamboo rice with lobster & crab. You could hardly find the fish.
Husband had the seafood linguine not enough seafood.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Barbara, I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your meals with us. The chef and his kitchen team work diligently to offer the finest, freshest food that we can. The meals that you had are very popular and most people find them quite generous. We are sorry that wasn't the case for you. We hope that you will return and enjoy Provence as we intend all of our guests do. Kind regards, Lisa

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GK
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A gourmet treat. Top chefs create special tastes and presentation. Terrific service. Over priced even in usd but a great experience

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Gary, We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Provence Marinaside. The chefs will be so happy to read your comments. We hope to have you with us on another visit to Vancouver. Kind regards, Lisa

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NO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for birthday dinner. Was offered surprised birthday dessert

n
Vancouver
115 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a treat dining at Provence. Sat on the patio for a nice dinner on a sunny day. Service is excellent as always. Good food good drinks no complaints. Cheers.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments with us. We love hearing from our guests. We hope to have you with us again soon. Our wish for you is more good food, good drinks, friends, sunshine and patio days this year. Kind regards, Lisa

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Given that this was a business dinner, it was hard to have a conversation over the band that was in residence. Food and service as usual was good.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello Susan, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. We are sorry that we could not have found you a quieter spot to discuss business while dining. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary lunch. Was a nice spot. We enjoyed ourselves and they brought us a free desert

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We love sharing in the special moments of our guests lives. We hope to have you with us on another occasion. Kind regards, Lisa

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BG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We are devotees of the regular menu and were somewhat disappointed by the Tomato Month offerings - mainly because we enjoy the regular menu so much.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello Brian, So happy to hear that you love our regular menu. I will share your comments with the chef regarding this years tomato menu. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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TB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! (Actually, a well-travelled colleague recommended the restaurant to me, and what a great recommendation!) We sat outside in the shade on a warm summer day, food was great , drinks were great, service was great. I’d definitely return.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you so much for these wonderful words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves while you were with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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L
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was definitely the highlight of our evening - friendly AND professional (as all the staff were during our visit). The food was delicious and the wine recommendations perfect. We would have liked to have been on the patio, as we had requested, but the table we were given, in retrospect, turned out to be perfect - close to the patio (window) but quieter to allow for pleasant conversations. Thank you!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We love hearing such kind feedback about our wonderful staff. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and wine. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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B
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this restaurant about 5 years ago on there "dine around" in January. Provence Marinaside has always been one of our favorites ever since. Love their fish entrees. Love the French flair. We were given tapenade with toasts to start. Then an amuse bouche. Both were delicious. My husband had the tuna which was wonderful. I had the sea bream and scallops that were delicious. Our server, Walter, was perfect. Everything arrived in a timely manner. Walter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We love this place and keep coming back.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely comments. We are so glad to hear that you found us through dine out Vancouver and return on a regular basis. I think that Walter is pretty perfect too and will share your kind words with him. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating her first day of retirement with the Lobster celebration menu, and we were completely satisfied with every aspect of our dining experience. The food was exquisite, Jordan our server was knowledgeable and accommodating, and the ambiance on a warm summer night, with live jazz music quietly in the background provided us a great night to remember.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Wow! thank you so much for making my day with your comments. You have just put into words what we strive for daily. I will share your comments with Jordan and all of our staff. Congratulation to your wife! We thank you again and hope to have you with us soon.

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m
Corpus Christi
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent The service is superb the food is exquisite I wish they could do something about the noise

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the service that you received. We do get a little noisy on busy nights and are always looking at possible ways to dampen the sound. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

First, I want to recognize that the service at Provence was amazing. The entire staff was welcoming, accommodating and friendly. However, both my husband and I found the food disappointing, particularly given the cost. My husband ordered the seafood platter ($53) which came with lobster, prawns, scallops, mussels, clams and two kinds of fish. The mussels and clams where very good and came in a lovely sauce. However, both of the fish pieces were considerably overcooked, the lobster had a weird salsa type substance over it (which was not listed in the menu) and much of the rest was very salty. Given the prices they charge (our total bill, which did not include dessert or an appetizer, was over $100) I would not recommend eating here. I'll stick to their Wine Bar from now on.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hello Andrea, We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit with us. The seafood platter is usually a crowd pleaser and we wish we could have made it so for you too. The lobster is served provencal style with some virgin tomato sauce, sorry that this was not to your liking. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service that your received and are fans of The Wine Bar and hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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CK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not a resident of Vancouver but I do make a point of dining here every time I visit the city ...... always a treat from start to finish

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you Colleen! We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solo tuve problema con la recepcionista que a pesar de ha de llamado x teléfono no tuvo co side ración para darme 10 minutos de retraso o decirme

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SC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great breakfast menu and view. Croque monsieur eggs benny?? I mean come on!! Amazing. The planters on the deck, while providing good privacy from the sidewalk, are a little large and obscure the view of the marina. This is the only minor downside. This was a great meal

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you Sean! So happy to hear that you had a great breakfast with us. We love summer on the patio. We will take into consideration your comments about our very healthy flower baskets, as we certainly do not wish to obscure the view. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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S
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place but somewhat disappointing. The quality and appearance of the food was very good, but the execution was mediocre for some dishes (delicious fish soup served barely lukewarm, seafood over cooked). The apps were outstanding, however., and the service was friendly and competent. Maybe it was just an off night in the kitchen.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hello, I am so sorry to hear that all of the meals you received were not up to the standards that we strive for. We will talk to the kitchen team and attempt to figure out what happened on this evening. Please accept our apologies. We try and ensure that every guest we are fortunate to have with us has a great dining experience. We hope to have you with us again soon so that you can fully enjoy your time with us. Thank you for sharing your comments with us. Kind regards, Lisa

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The pre-programmed (??) music was too loud at moments... could barely hear my friend sitting across from me, and then it would return to a normal level.... then too loud again. The Lobster Fest event 3-course meal was okay. My friend enjoyed her Lobster Thermadore, but I was very disappointed with the Basque Lobster. It would be a good idea to provide some warning on the menu (or via the server) that the Basque Lobster would be very messy to eat (with hands in the food bowl to retrieve the shells to be cracked). This was extremely messy - and I do mean extremely messy - the lobster should have been cracked beforehand so it was very easy to remove from the shells. This was not the case, and as a consequence, my hands were covered in a tomato-based sauce, my napkins and bib were covered in sauce -- and this took away my interest in eating the potatoes, chorizo, etc. after my hands had been in and out of the sauce so often. This was disappointing as I have had better meals at your restaurant in the past.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We're so sorry to hear that you weren't able to fully enjoy your meal. We will remind the servers of the importance of fully describing the dishes that we serve. We will also ask the chef and his kitchen team to fully crack the lobster in the Basque style dish for ease of dining. Please accept our apologies. We appreciate your continued support of Provence and hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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B
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to take advantage of the fresh Atlantic lobster offered. Our waiter was excellent, the chef amazing, and the patio opening up into the dining room on a hot summers night was perfect! I had sautéed whole lobster, with fresh vegetables and rice. It was divine! Having a sister in Nova Scotia honed my skills to attack the lobster with the proper tools provided. No problem!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Wow! Reading your comments made me smile. So glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and the lobster menu that we feature every July. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine selection is great. Good and service are amazing. Good location

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you Leon! We have an amazing wine director who will appreciate your kind words regarding the wine list that he loves working on. We hope to have you with us on another occasion soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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AC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fabulous! The food is absolutely delicious and the service is wonderful. We were treated so well that when we left the restaurant my husband and I both said, we will be back very soon. Thank you to the staff for making our 22nd wedding anniversary celebration so special.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We so appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you with us again soon. Wishing you many more happy years together. Kind regards, Lisa

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NH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall everything was great. Food, service, atmosphere, really great soundtrack.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We love hearing from our guests. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening. Lovely server, tasty lobster menu and the Jazz was a bonus!
All the staff that came to our table were naturally friendly.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hallo Susan, Thank you for taking the time to share this with us, what lovely comments! I think we have a very friendly staff too who all take great pride in what they do. So glad to hear that you had a great experience with our lobster menu and the weekly Jazz. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm five feet tall and my feet don't touch the ground when I'm sitting in the chairs! Never had that happen before. Otherwise great place

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hello, so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves on your recent visit. Hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Gutes Essen und vor allem praktisch alle Weine im Offenausschrank, aber eine warme Jacke mitnehmen, die Klimaanlage ist zu tief eingestellt, leider!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 19, 2019

Guten tag, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the wine. We wish that you had mentioned that you were feeling cool and we would have warmed up the room. Hope you had a nice stay in Vancouver. We wish you safe journeys and hope that you return to Provence again one day. Danke schön, Lisa

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PJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food in a pleasant, water front location. Relaxed, friendly environment with excellent service

Provence Marinaside
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you so much! We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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