Le Provençal Bistro

4.6
16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Le Provençal Bistro's cuisine is characterized as Mediterranean, French bistro food with a flair that lives up to the highest French standards. Traditional highlights such as Bouillabaisse and Coq au Vin are combined with eclectic offerings, such as Kobe Burger, Lobster Risotto and a Spicy Sesame-Ginger Shrimp. Healthy alternatives are also on offer, including a delicious Quinoa Salad and gluten-free choices.
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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Le Provencal used to provide an excellent two course prix fixe lunch with a good choice of starters and entrees. And understandably, there was an additional supplement for more expensive entrees. However, now, the choice of starters and entrees have shrunk to two or three very indifferent dishes. Therefore, my son and I chose from the a la carte menu while my wife took the prix fixe. We were uniformly disappointed. The mesclun salad was indifferent and our entrees were not of the quality we remembered. The desserts were especially bad with the tarte tatin being a soggy mess while the lemon tarte was of the processed. supermarket frozen quality.
Similar, authentic French restaurants (Bistro Rollin, Pelham, for example) that saw quality slipping like this were soon out of business. I hope that fate does not befall Le Provencal, although it is doubtful we will eat there again.

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Easter dinner. Lovely service. Relaxed but elegant ambiance. Fabulous!

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M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Understated but outstanding food and service. Rare neighborhood French restaurant with affordable menu...and great service. The new management has supplemented the French menu with some Italian too - takes care of everyone in the group ! Must visit.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm, sophisticated ambiance; great service; wonderful /reliable
French dishes; bracing drinks. One of our very favorites.

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V
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent welcome, great food... a great way to end the working day! Excellent mushroom soup, lobster salad, tart tatin even better than in Mont St Michel in France!

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JG
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

New Owners have preserved the ambiance and the food quality, we had a very good meal there.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating anniversary. Restaurant was very nice gave us a free dessert with candle.

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V
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly people and excellent food!
Wéll go back!

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RG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Continues to be fairly consistent with a few hiccups - less than appealing presentation, lumpy polenta (rather than creamy), etc. They greet and seat well and seem to break down on service when they are 75% full and so they miss out on low-hanging fruit like another round of drinks. Looking forward to going back for a round of mussels in-season.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

the whole experience was wonderful until the food arrived ( it was luke warm, I guess the
help did not pick it up in a timely fashion ) it did taste wonderful though, everyone was
pleasant enough even though it was pretty loud when the restaurant filled up.

Angela K

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant week and this bistro is a winner. Been around for ages and now under new ownership. Still same chef who does wonders. One of the few restaurants where tables are far enough apart so diners can hear one another. Excellent cuisine.

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DB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new owners are warm and welcoming hosts and excellent chefs!

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TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Le Provencal Bistro. Our dinner was prepared perfectly and served professionally. The restaurant is comfortable and attractive. The extensive menu options gave the four of us to satisfy our dining needs. We would definitely return to Le Provencal Bistro.

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F
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here- I bought 5 friends who had never been to the restaurant and they all loved it- we came for restaurant week and you offer so many choices and that is rare during restaurant week! Can’t wait to come again!
Fran Sullivan Schulz

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and authentic. Staff was friendly attentive.

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F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is very good. Wine slightly over priced. Service is good too. Enjoyable overall.

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