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Permanently Closed - Provence Mediterranean Grill

431 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Providence Mediterranean Grill vows to exceed the expectations of each and every guest who walks through its doors from their first bite to the last. Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia comes from a strong lineage as his mother is famed Chef Suzanne Quaglia of Marseille's Le Patalain. Choose from an eclectic menu that gracefully features both the sweet and the savory alike. Join Providence Mediterranean Grill for brunch, lunch, dinner, as well as dessert.

Much attention is paid to every dish coming out of the kitchen. An experienced and friendly staff accentuates a carefully crafted menu that features such delicacies as smoked salmon eggs Benedict, vegetarian frittata, crab cakes, beef tenderloin, roasted free-range chicken and halibut. Cap off the day with a lemon tarte that has taken decades to perfect. Providence Mediterranean Grill welcomes locals and distant travelers.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Mediterranean, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm Afternoon TEA- 2:00pm - 4:00pm (24hr prior notice) Provence Tea reservations must be made by phone. Sorry, we do not accept OPEN TABLE tea reservations.
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Phone number
(604) 222-1980
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Essex Balce
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Private party facilities
Provence is available for private parties up to 60 people. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Private party contact
Joshua Carlson: (604) 222-1980
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We cater small parties within the Vancouver area. Our chef will be happy to create a special menu or check our website for all your catering needs.
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Cross street
Sasamat Ave.
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Public transit
Near the corner of 10th Ave West and Sasamat: 99 B-Line express or bus 9 U.B.C.
Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2015

French style is not to be rushed, and I can appreciate that, but good service is different.

I didn't mind the ambience or quality of food, but the server was loud and rough around the edges. She mixed up main dishes, never refilled coffee, forgot simple drinks that were ordered and overall was kind of dissapointing. What bothers me as a past server myself was the fact that the resturant wasn't even that busy. We were one of 5-7 tables over the time of 2 hours, granted, there was a large party of 10 or so, but they were finishing up when we arrived and all tables were seated at different times. Even more so there with two other workers we helping. To be blunt, the frequent mistakes made shouldn't have been happening.

I would go back if I knew this particular server wouldn't be serving me.

Dutchie (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

Excellent in every way! No matter the time of year or day of the week, this restaurant is consistently good. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed

TimCathy (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2015

I called ahead to say that our party had increased and could they accommodate us. They said yes if we came 15min later. When we arrived the hostess said they were just setting up our table. I offered to stand outside since the place was small . When we came back in a few minutes later, the same lady asked me if I had a reservation. We sat down and were given water. This was refilled later and then again.....still no one came to offer drinks or give us a menu. When I finally flagged the hostess down again....she said "oh, I thought you had already ordered."

CalgaryNative (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 4, 2015

As residents in the neighborhood, we always enjoy going to Provence. It's a little pricey, so we don't visit often - only on special occasions. For our latest visit with friends from Calgary, one couple wanted to share an entrée; twas no problem for the staff. Very competent waitstaff, never overbearing. Food quality unfailingly good; if the special is not to your liking, and you're feeling like fish, try the bouillabaisse. Provence is highly recommended for a splurge.....

vipChatAndNibble (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2015

We're going to stop counting the years! We enjoyed our friend's birthday with a chatty brunch at Provence. The service is always friendly and the food is dependable. The desserts of course are delightful. Nicole did a great job serving us. All in all a fun time with friends.

Victor (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on March 23, 2015

Excellent food and yammy!

ml33 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 17, 2015

The wild mushroom ravioli is to die for. My only complaint is that 2 of us split a portion after our server said it was a large serving and I (even though I usually eat little) was still hungry.

vipChatAndNibble (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 28, 2015

It was the usual very dependable service with a tasty brunch menu. The four of us had plenty of time to enjoy ourselves and catch up on our news. The servers are always friendly and the restaurant provides a relaxed environment. This is our go-to place for a nice time.

Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Went to Provence on 10 Ave. for Valentine's dinner. Atmosphere is good, wait staff were friendly and attentive, however food was a disappointment. Scallop dish was cold, venison was tough and chewy, with stringy tendons running through it. Flavour was nice, but I expect more for $65/person.

Part way through our meal we noticed other entrees arriving that were not part of their Valentine's dinner. It would have been nice to be given a regular menu, or at least told items from their regular menu are available. It also would have been much better value.

Overall, just not good value for money spent, too many better options available.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

Took the wifey here fire her birthday (sans kidlets) and had a great time. We typically have a hard time finding restaurants that cater to both of our preferences - with hers being more aquatic/gluten free and myself liking good ol' fashion terra - but Provence delivered. We ordered grilled squid and scallop (read bacon bits included) appies, followed by steelhead trout and mushroom ravioli. I had the ravioli with the suggested wine pairing. All food came quickly, was fresh and at the perfect temperature.
Couple great food with friendly, efficient service and it turned into a great experience overall. Cheers!