Le Provencal

3.9
376 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Le Provençal Restaurant has been serving authentic French cuisine in Coral Gables since 1988. We are proud to continue this tradition of bringing you the flavors of Provençe prepared with local ingredients. We offer a full bar and an extensive French wine selection.

We are conveniently located on the 200 block of Miracle Mile steps away from the Miracle Theater. Street parking on Miracle Mile and cross streets is available along with city garages near by.
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Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Te food is VERY good, and the Grand Marnier souffle is to DIE for!!

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GF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great choice of food and we felt like we would like to come back to try more dishes. Service was good but the waiter staff failed to ask if we needed anything else and there was a long delay in service of the dessert ordered at the beginning of the meal. The three course meal was delightful, slightly smaller portions but a good value.

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SS
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Always a treat and wouldn't hesitate to go back for any occasion.

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CA
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! We had a wonderful meal!

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ND
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Bloody Mary wasn’t good. Young waiter was inexperienced. The chorizo in the Spanish omelette was the size of Bacos.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Never go back

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OV
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. It's beautifully decorated.

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MD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Something I rarely come across in Miami. Food was delicious. Price was just right. The decore is beautiful! I book an upcoming family dinner while I was there. I will be back often.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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H
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Coral Gables gem has been reborn with a fabulous new and excellent menu and an extraordinarily friendly waitstaff.

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RD
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Nice atmosphere and good food but service was terrible. Not sure what was wrong but extremely slow.

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LM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was overall an amazing experience and I can't wait to go back.

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Miami
38 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I used to frequently dine here but hadn’t in the last 2 years. Unfortunately, the place has changed completely. Not the traditional French restaurant. Very disappointing and will not return. Food quality is not the same.

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r
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Althoughough This Sunday’s dining experience did not compare favorably with our initial experience of exactly the same meal last Friday ,which was absolute perfection in every way

We discussed this openly and constructively with a very receptive management team

With the full realization of the importance of consistency and the difficulties of batting 1000 every. time, we are sure we they will quickly correct the problem

Bottom line,........we will most certainly return for their lamb chops.........yummy

try this restaurant,you will love it.....particularly on a friday......for a while anyhow

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r
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lamb chops were superb! Service was OK....,
All in all a good evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was just not worth the price

Le Provencal
Responded on January 7, 2019

Hi Anonymous, We strive to provide the best value proposition for our guests. We are disappointed we did not meet your expectations. Please reach out to us with your specific feedback so that we can improve our offerings. Thank you for dining with us.

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e
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food options for lunch are very reduced and the food is tasteless for being a French cuisine

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MC
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent. I love the ambiance and sitting outside people watching.

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S
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

All the items we ordered were unavailable
The waitress did her best
The manager or owner was very unapproachable and not willing to work with us
We left the restaurant and went next store to the Italian restaurant and had a wonderful dinner
We would never return

Le Provencal
Responded on January 7, 2019

Skier, we are sorry that we were unable to deliver on our menu and that some items may have been unavailable. Our goal is to provide options to all of our guests independent of availability. I will review this with our staff to understand why we were not able to serve you. Thank you for your visit. Carlos Duarte / General Manager

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JF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner .

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ND
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 25 years and it was always outstanding.

It has recently been bought by someone else and they unfortunately have changed everything.

What was once a fantastic place with quirky furniture and decor, along amazing food. Is now nothing more than a typical dinner restaurant.

It has lost all of it’s charm and character which made it unique. I don’t think I will be going back any time soon.

Le Provencal
Responded on January 7, 2019

Hi Nick, Thank you for long time patronage. The restaurant was renovated as a result of hurricane Irma in 2017 after sustaining a great deal of damage. We have done our best to maintain the essence of the restaurant and are disappointed that the changes were not to your liking. Our long time Chef JP Terrou has made some changes to the menu only to highlight our commitment to fresh ingredients. Please contact me directly on you next visit. Carlos Duarte / General Manager

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my parents’ 44th wedding anniversary and they raved about everything from the food down to the service. Thank you!

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E
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Looking forward to an improved dining experience with restaurant under new ownership the past year or so, the maitre d was welcoming and excited to have is . The waiter was inexperienced and really didn’t know proper serving etiquette . Most importantly the food was disappointing and only fair. Onion soup hot and good. Pork pate ok . Lamb shank was not appealing with gooey sauce poured over. Rice on side was awful. The blackened mahi fish had curry on it and was rubbery! The food was mediocre. A real disappointment. Apple tartine was over done and the “lava type” cake was underwhelming. We walked away saying this was not worth another visit.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our order was simple yet excellent. The service was very good. The setting is beautiful.

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G
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a big party of 14. Everything was fantastic. Great place for Saturday lunch.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Who would have thought that i felt like I was in Paris, while dining in Miami? Marvelous, and fantastic place.

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, atmosphere and food, can’t wait to return

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TA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was nice but our waiter was not to attentive to our needs and had to be reminded , especially when it came to refilling our glasses with water

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Key West
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was expensive for the amount of food you got even though the food, service, atmosphere was great.

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j
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing service was great. Sat outside lovely night. Best meal we had in Coral Gables.

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FR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, good food and great ambience. We had not come here in years and were surprised by the new look.

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S
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious French cuisine as you can find in Miami !. The owner attention to service and food delivery impressed me a lot. Highly recommend and we will go back soon again.

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C
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food served in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu includes a nice combination of classic French dishes and inventive offerings. Very attentive staff.

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c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience at Le Provencal. The food was divine, the staff was exceptional, and the atmosphere was perfect. Really no complaints and will be going back soon. We’ve been there twice in as many weeks. You won’t regret it reserve your table now.

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O
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was mediocre, service wasn’t professional although they were nice and accommodating
Many mistakes although, again, they were fast fixing them once they were told
Food was excellent, flavorful, highly gourmet
Will go back again although I don’t know how they will deal with a full restaurant

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FH
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent authentic french food. Onion soup. Pate. Duck. Scallops.

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ML
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

I was expecting a nice Franch restaurant with white pressed linen tablecloths but what I found was more like a fast food joint with small round tables and no tablecloths. The noise level was so loud that we could not have a conversation. The only thing that saved the night was the fabulous food but honestly I can find great food elsewhere and. It deal with the noise.

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New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in area and there are so many options but I am a huge French fan. I’m happy I chose as service was excellent! Carlos was so sweet and welcoming. The foie was delicious. Great spot. Nice wine list as well

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JS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Provencal in the Gables is under new ownership, with a complete make-over and new menu. To recap, the old Le Provencal was exactly that – old. It was pretty good, but over time its customer base was eroding. So the old owners revamped the menu – not for the better, I’m afraid, which hastened the restaurant’s demise. New ownership has come in and remodeled the layout and the menu, with new chef and staff. Unfortunately the new owners kept the old name, thinking it had value. To the contrary, the old customer base has given up on the old owners, and the old name is a disservice to the new restaurant. This place is much improved with its new menu and chef, and the new owners would benefit from a new. When I was there recently, the sidewalk tables were bustling, but the inside was almost empty. I hope diners rediscover Le Provencal because for the first time in a year, it’s good again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was absolutely amazing but the service could improve. The only real issue was the music. It was too loud and they did turn it down when requested. It was the wrong music - New Orleans jazz - need soft dinner music. If they change the music I would go back and take more friends because the food was so good. The presentation, flavors, choices and on and on were outstanding.

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