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About La Provence - New Orleans
Country French inspired restaurant. At La Provence, “cooking with heart” means everything. The menu blithely ignores the cutting edge of urban contemporary French food, and instead reflects the time-honored, time-consuming rustic techniques that in turn reflect the rugged earthiness of the ingredients.
Lacombe, LA 70445
Hours of Operation:
New Winter Hours of Operation!!!
Dinner Service: Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Early Bird Dinner Service: 4:00pm-8:00pm
La Provence is available for Private Event Bookings, Themed Dinners, Wine Dinners, Supper Club, Catering's, Pop Ups, Holiday Dinner and Corporate Events Monday thru Thursday in addition to our Winter Hours of Operation.
La Provence will be open for Valentine's Day Service on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 with a Set Menu from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Stay tuned for the Menu and Details!!!!!!
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From New Orleans: Take I10 west to Causeway Blvd. North towards Mandeville, approximately 24 miles. Upon exiting the bridge stay right on
Highway 190 East. Continue on 190 East approximately 8miles. La Provence will be located on your right side 2 miles past Fountainbleau State
Erick Loos IV
Private Party Facilities:
At La Provence, we have a private dining room available for social and corporate events, with seating for up to 75 and 125 guests reception style. The beautiful Garden Room features a large fireplace, custom artwork and opens on to the courtyard with fountain.
Private Party Contact:
Christy Bradley: (504) 299-9777
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
La Provence - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews
New Year's eve dinner...Beautiful atmosphere, nearly empty dining area.
Complimentary pate was divine as always. Oysters Rockefeller lacked the main ingredient - pureed spinach, and instead had a topping of overly salty bread crumbs. Main dish - stuffed lobster, was anything but outstanding. Lobster tail was very small, 2 bites at best, and the crawfish stuffing had crawfish the size of dehydrated shrimp cat treats. Wait staff although polite, not trained for fine dining.
Beautiful atmosphere, unfortunately, the worst meal I have ever had at LaProvence. Having dined with all prior owners/chefs, expectations were a high!
The restaurant is pretty, and the fireplace is very nice. Free pate starter was delicious. Charbroiled octopus and arugala salads were winners, too. Unfortunately, that's where the positive review ends. On a cold Thursday night, the dining room was less than 1/3 full yet it took the waitress almost 10 minutes to greet us and take our drink order - despite walking by our table several times. She also didn't seem to know the proper way to monitor and clear the table as dirty dishes were piling up. The pork chop could have been good but was overcooked and extremely dry. My date's tagliatelli had an overpowering amount of some seasoning (fennel, maybe?) that made it barely edible - she left most of it behind. We had planned for dessert but decided it would be a better idea to visit Baskin Robbins. Overall, not competitive with other restaurants in this price range.
One last note - I was surprised how noisy the restaurant was considering how few people were present. They should really consider some noise-attenuating furniture or decorations.
Under recent new ownership, La Provence is on its way to restoring the excellent fine dining reputation that it held for many years under its founder, Chef Chris. Under the Besh Group ( owner prior to current owner), service really suffered. We recently had a group of 13, on Christmas Day afternoon. Ambience, service, hospitality, and menu offerings were great and reasonably priced. Of the 13 entrees, only one was sub-par. Would highly recommend as I think they will continue to get better.
Outrageously expensive for ordinary food. The food was ordinary. There was the Charcuterie Board that had tastes of various meats and pickles greens that was interesting, but the waitress named the over 10 items so fast you did not know what you were eating. That's the second time in 30 years that we ate there. Maybe the next time it changes hands.
Have been there many times. Really enjoy the rotating menu. There is always something new and exciting to find for dinner. The servers are always professional, courteous and attentive. While the food is a bit pricy, it is in line with other fine dining restaurants. The wine menu is extensive and affordable.
We have been to La Provence several times over the past few years, and have usually enjoyed our visits. We had notified the restaurant in advance that this dinner was for our anniversary. We were running about 15-minutes late for our reservation, but did call to let them know. We were seated next to a larger table that was quiet noisy, so much so that we had a very hard time carrying on a conversation. Also, it appears that there may have only been 2 waitresses working that night as service to our table seemed to be pretty slow. The waitresses were very nice, but I think that the restaurant should have had at least one more working that night. We really enjoyed the appetizers, but were not impressed by the entrees. The lamb shank did not have a lot of flavor and the short ribs were very tough. The "steak" knife provided by the restaurant was almost inadequate to the task of cutting the meat. During previous visits we were impressed with the food. This time, we were not.
Just another disappointing attempt to recapture the spirit of a once great restaurant. Menu was limited. Organic pork chop was too tough to chew . Duck confit was fair at best. Salads and desert was the best part of the menu. Service was friendly but not knowledgable. Not worth the drive IMO.
Eating at La Prov (as we affectionately call it) is like being served in our own living room except the food is much better and there is the brilliant addition of simple syrup to our iced tea. The atmosphere is cozy, the service is both formal and down-to-earth, and the menu has the perfect balance of changing frequently while still always offering our favorite dishes.
Quaint, but upscale Country French restaurant set back among the trees near the lake in Mandeville. It is much larger than it looks from the outside and defintely looks like restaruant you would see in the countryside of France. The service is superior and the food is farm to table fresh and excellent. Many of the dishes are simple but over the top with flavor. The pasta is homemade as is the pate' and most of the vegetables and spices seems to be farm to table. The oysters are simply prepared but the flavor is far from simple! The cocktail list is well done and the wine list is extensive for the menu. The butter lettuce salad was over the top with unexpected flavor. We found the atmosphere to be perfect for a relaxed slow date night dinner. It is romantic and cozy as well. The bar is large, yet cozy and welcoming. All in all it is a hidden gem and well worth the drive across the lake for a different kind of experience and a great meal.
Since Chef Eric and Jennifer Hunter have taken ownership of La Provence, they've taken it to a level the Northshore hasn't seen in over a decade. Farm to table ingredients mixed with the creative manipulation of the food into a feast, along with ambience and friendliness of the staff make for an amazing experience. You can also stroll the farm and see the animals, plants, vegetables, and honeybees and see where your food is sourced from. Do yourself a favor and go here...often.
Four of us ate at La Provence on Saturday 9/29/17 with reservations for 7:30 pm. Everything was lovely from the ambiance to the service to the cuisine. The complimentary pate is always perfect and very addicting! We started with the beet salad which was innovative and delicious. Our entree was the lamb shank. It was tender and perfectly prepared. Along with a round of cocktails to start and then a bottle of french malbec wine we also ended the meal with the french press coffee. Although John Bech no longer owns this restaurant the quality of the food and the service has remained. I highly recommend this restaurant.
This was our first visit to the restaurant since John Besh sold it several months ago. We have gone to La Provence regularly over the last 30 years! Needless to say, we have a lot of important memories tied up in the restaurant. We were very anxious when we heard that there was a new owner. We waited a couple of months to let them get the kinks out before we tried it.
Fortunately, we were very pleased with the dining experience. The restaurant of course retains its country French charm. Several of the waitstaff are unchanged, including our excellent server last evening. The menu expands on the previous menu, leaving some of the standards in place such as Chef Chris's gumbo, but adding some very nice new creations. A beautiful ceviche was featured on the appetizer menu and some very appealing new entrées were added, including a delicious striped bass that we enjoyed.
Chef Eric visited with us at the table and took his time explaining his cooking heritage and what his plans are for this great restaurant. We were amply convinced of his genuine concern for keeping this gem on its A game.
We look forward to another 30 years of family outings at La Provence!
We have been to La Provence several times in the past and were eager to try it out since the new owners took over. The food was as wonderful as it has ever been and the service was excellent! This is probably our favorite restaurant in New Orleans and we were so happy to see the commitment and passion the new owners have for the food, the farm and the local area. We can't wait to go back!
My wife and I visit La Provence once every few months and always enjoy this special place that serves fine food and drink. The servers are warm and professional. The ambiance and decor are very inviting. This will continue to be one of our favorite, maybe THE favorite, places for a refreshing evening out for us.
A very pleasant, quiet meal. We ordered the charcuterie board, pork belly appetizer, and the Malbec. Everything was delicious, and we enjoyed every bite. We sat at a window by the bar, and the bartender was attentive. I've enjoyed eating here for over 20 years, and I'm happy to say I'm never disappointed. The pate alone is worth coming back for. Consistently wonderful food, drinks, service, and experience.
La Provence has been in business for 30 years and has had several owners/chefs. This was only my third time there and it had been at least 20 years since my last visit but it did not disappoint. The food and service were fantastic. Nine of us celebrated a friend's retirement and this was her request. We drove in from Baton Rouge and it was definitely worth the drive. I will try not to wait another 20 years before the next visit.
We have eaten here for years , since the original Chef Chris had it. John Besh had many iterations of it but only the last was successful in my opinion.
That said the new owners are on the right track. The food quality is amazing. The menus is a bit on the plebeian side. It seems that to be safe all the New Orleans area restaurants have gotten the memo that all menus should have the same preparations and proteins. That said, these were done with an energy that is fresh and clear! Go try it with these new folks, you will have a great meal in a beautiful setting.
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