La Provence

4.9
357 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Provence! Classical French recipes, with modern highlights. Thank you for joining us! Don't forget we are BYOB!

We are for indoor and outdoor seating! All tables are under cover, but severe weather may reduce/eliminate our ability to honor reservations; reservations are weather permiting and we will contact you in the event your reservation cannot be accomodated! We also have indoor seating available!

*Menu subject to change, please call day of reservation to confirm menu offerings.

So that we can accomodate everyone, we are asking that parties of 2 limit dining to 1.5 hours and parties of 4 or more limit dining to 2 hours. Thank you!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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 357 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with good ambience (outdoor) and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Covid compliant atmosphere. Fine dining- excellent wait staff. Extensive menu selections.
French food prepared the traditional way- flavorful and not heavy in their seasoning.
Outdoor gardens were lovely!

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Will
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent brunch. I want to return to see if their other food is good too.

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vipBruceT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Eddie, our waiter is the best and Cindy always makes sure we have him. And Michael always makes sure we have our favorite table as does Cindy! Great food, great service and great people!

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to La Provence many times, but brought family members this time. They raved about the food. I had the striped bass and the next day was still thinking it was probably the best piece of fish I ever had. It’s like a fine dining experience in the city, but more casual, free parking, and BYOB. For the quality of food and service it’s a good value, and they really do outdoor dining right.

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing. I ordered cod croquettes to start and then had the steak au poivre. All perfectly cooked. Dessert was amazing. Chocolate mousse of course, which came recommended by our waiter.

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vipdavid7
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting at train station, with lots of outside seating. Food is excellent, definitely French, with generous portions, and attentive service. Dishes range from familiar, such as roast chicken, salmon, seared scallops, to the more unusual, like braised rabbit with pasta, but the unusual is worth trying. Accompaniments are lovely, including outstanding frites. Desserts are a few classics, like floating island, chocolate mousse, apple tart. BYOB.

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viplocalstan
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor place

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ThomasB
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have traveled to Paris and can say this restaurant and chef are the best we have experienced. We have dined at Thomas Keller restaurants and this was beyond those. Ambiance and service exceptional. Food beyond superb. You must try this restaurant if in the area.

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viparthurK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's hard to find french style food at a reasonable price

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vipScubasam
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,attentive service and COVID safe

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vipdining
Philadelphia
135 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always have great meals at Le Provence. The Escargot and onion soup were great. The lamb and duck dishes were made to perfection and the desert was devoured. Our primary waiter who used to work downtown was outstanding. We went Easter Sunday PM and noted a few service glitches which was surprising. First, I have to ask 4 times to get extra bread for the escargot. On a night when they were not 1/2 full that was frustrating. Secondly, our entrees were brought out as our waiter was just taking away our appetizer plates which felt rushed, left us with no silverware, and the waiter clearly and appropriately frustrated. Thirdly, after delivering out entrees before appetizers were cleared ( ugh), it took 20 minutes to deliver the desert. Overall, people remembered that it was my daughter's birthday which we truly appreciated. However if you are going to charge up to 40 dollars for an entree ( Lamb), there better be service to justify those prices. We hope they will fix the service glitches ( none seemed to be the waiter's fault as we really liked him!) Grade B+...fix the glitches and it was A+

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vipevanb
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate is great! Wonderful evening.

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ElizabethD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this restaurant because it was a book, to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was phenomenal. We will definitely be back.

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vipKevH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend Casey was in town and we wanted to have a great dinner so, of course, we went to La Provence. We started off our meal with the tried and true Endive salad as well as a new two new and very welcome additions, the Cod Croquettes appetizer and the Crab & White Asapargus terrine. Casey said the Endive was the best salad he ever had in his life. We also both loved the croquettes and the terrine, as well. The presentation of both, like everything Chef Patrice Péron does, was impeccable! When you broke the croquettes open, steam and the most inviting aroma, flowed up towards you. The terrines beauty speaks for itself in the picture but tasted even better than it looked. For dinner we had the Salmon and the Rabbit. Both entrees were exactly what you expect from Chef Péron, perfection! Our desserts, the Chocolate Fondant & Creme Brûlée, were exactly the way you’d want your meal to end.

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vipBluefin2
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You might as well be In Provence. Pleasant atmosphere, helpful staff (ask for Michael), easy parking, food is superb. A local gem.

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vipkvtfoodie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience dining outside at La Provence. The food was delicious, the menu enticing, the ambience warm and cozy with the heat lamps and padded divider set up that the restaurant installed, I imagine for Covid, but easily something they should maintain as it helped shield some of the noise from the train tracks. My only complaint would be that the pricing for certain items was rather steep: the white asparagus topped with crab appetizer was very very tiny at a price of $23. But overall we had a really really nice time and it was so nice to get out to dinner and enjoy some time with friends with good food in a nice space!

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EllenW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed at La Provence. All of the elements: food; service; ambiance are always top notch. We will be back.

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AmyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipAmyL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menus and choices. Food is high quality and excellently prepared.

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vipSlugger
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service in a very busy night

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vipDinerDan
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor set up has been a godsend during pandemic!

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vipFoodJunkie
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good place for business dinner.

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Cectayl7
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the customer service was outstanding.

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vipAmbler
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great neighborhood spot, food excellent, service excellent

JM
vipJohnM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great — as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Provence. The outside dining is the best. The food is wonderful and the owners and staff are great.
We are so fortunate to have this wonderful restaurant in Ambler. Love it

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Too loud by the road and ambience not as nice as further back on the patio from the road. But it was great to be out dining, server was excellent, heat lamps were warm and happy to return again! French onion soup outstanding!

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vipDinesaround
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening for dining out at a wonderful outdoor venue. Food and service excellent, as usual.

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viphamptonrandolph
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was very attentive & took excellent care of us. The escargots were delicious and the salmon & duck breast were both cooked perfectly. Topped it off with profiteroles for dessert.
One of the best meals we have had out since the pandemic started !

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vipJSKR
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

very nice restaurant. Service was excellent. Food very good. Prices were fair considering it is a French Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A girls night out on a 50 some degree evening. Very cozy and beautiful outdoor setting.

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GinnyF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Provence is one of my favorite restaurants! It is a beautiful setting with excellent, delicious food and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

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vipLuciano
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not familiar with this restaurant before booking. Simply put, it was one of my best dining experiences in the past 12 months. Trout almandine was great. Service, etc. was equally good. Bravo!

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vipJohnL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST restaurant in the area. Need a wine recommendation, ask for Michael. Couldn't recommend with higher confidence

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DAVIDC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

since expansion layout a bit funky, but worth a dinner. Food great, wait staff exceptional. and, BYOB!

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vipgutron
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor. Excellent service. Food was great - not overly French. I had the beef stew, which was fantastic. We sat inside because it was cold, but outside looks really nice - right along the train tracks.

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vipDIneoutoften
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

La Provence is doing a very good job amid this pandemic; seating is limited and a bit complicated. The food was very good; not particularly "outstanding". My rack of lamb was "outstanding" - prepared to a perfect temperature and tender. However, it was served on a small bed of white beans, that were tasty, but added no excitement visually or or to the palette; I expected a bit more for the price. Again, the Belgian endive salad was deliciously prepared, but placed solely in an open bowl left nothing for the eye (and it it the most expensive salad on the menu. The onion soup was tasty, but the broth needed some "oomph". The most disappointing was the , not even two inch round, half inch thick slice of bread that was placed on a side dish that swallowed it up; we both asked for a second slice to go with the liquid on our entree plates. The profiteroles were delicious! Our server was friendly and kind, but felt as if he didn't have enough time to be attentive; he never returned to ask about our entrees until we were at least 3/4 way through. Will we return - more than likely; I'd like to give it another try.

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JaniceG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful landscaping for outdoor dining with plenty of heat lamps was perfect for a March evening. The 3 course meal was exceptional, as well as the service. Delicious chocolate lava cake was warm and decadent.

FAQs

La Provence offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 390-1767.

La Provence is rated 4.9 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.