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Provence, Cape May Court House, NJ

Provence

4.9
4.9
618 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Provence Cape May will re-open in the Spring of 2024

Redefining upscale dining on the Cape May Peninsula, Provence seduces diners with what can only be described as a beautifully choreographed synergy of food, flavors and techniques, plated with undeniable flair and whimsey. Set in a stunningly renovated 1854 historic mansion reminiscent of a french country chateau, diners are taken on a magical journey that indulges all one's senses. Join us for our Bistronomy dining and weekend brunch experience. Dining is BYOB with Hawk Haven wines available for purchase. View our menu at www.ProvenceCapeMay.com.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-4948
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May Court House
  • Cross street
    Mechanic Street
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

What 618 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape May

    Best Ambiance

  • Cape May

    Good for special occasions

618 Reviews
  1. MikeG

    Atlantic City

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great decor/atmosphere. We brought our own wine and took part in the 3-course dinner option. Delicious oysters and lobster ravioli. Short ribs tasted very good, as well as the desserts. Would recommend to anyone near Cape May or the Wildwoods. It's a nicely rebuilt mansion with ample amounts of parking.

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  2. TerryA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You can’t go wrong with Provence! It’s an experience, it’s not just dining out Beautiful interior and exterior - a restored Victorian-type building excellent food and impeccable service An outstanding dining experience! Elegant! And the best part is the STAFF! Very warm and friendly and extremely accommodating I’ve been there twice for Sunday brunch and am hosting a big group for Mother’s Day An excellent value too - coffee or tea, bread and pastry basket and fabulous entree for $25 as of 4-14-2024 Tips and juices etc are extra Don’t miss Provence- grab a bottle of Prosecco and just go!

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  3. DanielleP

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first (but certainly not last) time at Provence was for brunch today. I have to say that my husband and I are foodies. We love GOOD food. PROVENCE exceeded expectations. The grounds were beautiful, decor was elevated, cozy, chic, and inviting, and service was attentive and helpful. The food was exceptionally delicious. We could not be happier with this find. We were in Cape May for our anniversary and wanted to get brunch on our way home. It started with French coffee presented in individual French presses. A fabulous bread basket was presented for the table that included mini croissant, pain au chocolate, raspberry pastry, and a scallion roll. We both had half of each and savored every bite. My husband had the Croque Madam, and I had the Dutch Baby. Both exceeded expectations. We live an hour and a half away, and we're taking our mothers back for brunch or dinner in May. I highly recommend Provence!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful brunch. Great atmosphere. Will go back to try dinner

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  5. ElizabethB

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    People were very nice and the space is absolutely beautiful. We were in for brunch and the food was good but small. Also leaned more towards breakfast items than brunch/lunch. Now even tho I felt the portions were small I think it was well priced and given the quality and space you’re in I’d pay more for a slightly larger plate or maybe an extra course. The staffing and beauty of the place will have us coming back. It will probably become a special occasion place for us.

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  6. GregS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for Easter Sunday. I booked reservation a month before and the day before I added one on & you happily added on even though we were late for reservation. Service and food c’est magnifique! You are my very favorite restaurant. Thank you!

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  7. cuzncj

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and beautiful, tasty food. Delicious modern french fare.

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  8. PaulaH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch, service and atmosphere! First time to Provence for their brunch and it did not disappoint.

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  9. RickN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful meal, the tasting menu is an experience that you have to try.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants at the shore. Nothing compares or comes close. Innovative prix fix menu that changes monthly. Plenty of food...don't worry based on your first course. Ability to BYO is even better to pair wines to each course. Service is top notch. Always a great culinary experience!

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  11. local

    New York City

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck was excellent but the waffle was strangely flavored with pumpkin pie spice and some sort of savory herb. The croque madame would have been better served classically rather than on a croissant. The bread service was excellent although always uncomfortable with 4 people and only 2 of each choice. Our server was delightful with a charming personality and beautiful voice. However, coffee and cookies were served when our plates had not been cleared. We had to ask to have the table cleared. It was a lovely gesture to bring out a birthday plate complete with lit candle and a sweet serenade but we were still eating our brunch! Unlikely we would go back for brunch but can’t wait to return for their fabulous dinner.

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  12. SHELLIET

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with delicious food and wonderful service.

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  13. BarbraD

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Provence was an exceptional experience. The atmosphere was lovely, service was excellent, and the food was delicious. We'll definitely return, and will recommend it to others.

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  14. Benji

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat! We both did the 3 course and that was certainly enough. We both felt the beignet tree was the biggest hit-truly novel serving style. Lovely place to be: even though it was crowded, we felt that we were having a private meal. They close for two months at the beginning of the year, which makes me like them even more: the hardworking staff gets a break.

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  15. LaureenH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our brunch was great! Our server, Clive, provided excellent service and recommendations. We look forward to coming back soon!

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  16. SharonP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for brunch! The food was delicious and the ambiance is cozy!

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  17. KristiASouthJersey

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional with a nice variety of high quality dishes.

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  18. TimothyG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I usually don't rate local places, don't want to impair any small business but Provence is a solid 4 - needs a few tweaks to get a 5. So in the spirit of constructive criticism... little things like wiping down the outside of the soup bowl before serving, more elegant treatment of the escargot (serving them in a pool of butter, sucked the taste out of them) the duck was a bit too dry but the freekah was the star, beignets could've been hotter. The price is fine, certainly without having liquor on the bill, it's downright cheap. Would I go back? Don't know, but there aren't a lot of choices that far south.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly an amazing experience every time we dine at Provence! Impeccable food, service and decor. Wonderful!!!!!

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  20. KimberleK

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clive, our server, made Provence and our meal wonderful. Went for Sunday brunch, food was good, restaurant was decorated for holiday, good value for the price.

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  21. EricF

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment, tasty basket of fresh croissants and pastries, interesting dishes, and fairly priced. Good service, but waiter could be more informed.

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  22. JackieC

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience dining at Provence! Beautiful atmosphere with excellent food and service! You won’t be disappointed! Also byob!

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  23. MarthaF

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, beautiful decor and fabulous food. Great experience and our server Natalia was wonderful.

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  24. cuzncj

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was divine. Clive, our server, was attentive and answered all of our questions about the menu. He could not be more accommodating or gracious. The food, all cooked to order, was a virtual trip to France. Highly recommend the brunch as early as you can make it. The place is flooded with sunlight in the early hours, and the light jazz playing just sets the mood for a relaxed Saturday morning.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service as always. This place is fantastic!

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  26. ChristineW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. Servers were friendly but rushed (maybe understaffed). Didn’t explain the process of their price fix. They talked fast and were rushed so it did not feel like a special experience and therefore not a good value when breakfast for 2 was over $70 with tip. Glad we tried it but likely won’t go back.

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  27. Bunny

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an enjoyable meal at brunch. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.

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  28. 2eaty

    Philadelphia

    220 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all did the chefs tasting menu. It was good, plenty of food. BYOB is a plus. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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  29. Guilhem

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were so looking forward to try this new restaurant. Food was good and tasty but what ruined our experience is when we were denied bread when we asked for some. We were told that only patrons who order the tasting menu get bread! It kept us speechless! Especially for a French restaurant ! Otherwise, although the place is beautiful, it lacks ambience (no background music, fireplace not working), no warm welcome and no acknowledgement of our anniversary neither. Unfortunately, the negative points are the ones we will remember.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellently prepared. The decor is elegant. You will find menu options atypical of the surrounding area restaurants. Having said that, the portions are small in relation to the pricing.

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  31. Mtgayrun4me

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very thoughtful concept with 2,3,4 course options. Appetizers were delicious and bennet tree fun. If duck entree is not chosen that often would take the duck off the menu. Odd to just severe one piece of short rib.

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  32. Foodiemommy

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants in NJ. The food is always fresh, unique and delicious and the service is outstanding.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found Provence on a weekend visit to nearby Cape May. The food, ambiance, and service were superb. This was easily the best French food we’ve had since dining in French Grand Case, St. Martin. The offerings of the Chef’s tasting menu and course selection provided interesting options. My husband had the duck with the supplemental Frois Gras and I had the Barramundi. Both were delicately prepared with perfectly matched accompaniments to accent the main. Our appetizers were as equally artfully prepared. The BYOB was an added bonus and made the meal extremely affordable.

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  34. GuyR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Doing the brunch with friends was the prerequisite for deciding whether we were willing to spend $$$$ for dinner. We were a little disappointed with brunch as the food was not hot nor was it especially that good. The service was good and the noise level was ok as there was only 1 other occupied table. We just expected better quality for the money.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Special place. Excellent service, felt very comfortable.

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  36. SandyR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST restaurant....staff is wonderful, attentive and VERY professional.....and the food is the best I have enjoyed outside of Paris. The presentation was totally beautiful and the chef is OUTSTANDING. The quality reminded me of the best restaurants in Paris and I can't say enough good things about the waiters and all the staff!!! The restaurant itself is elegant, tables are set to perfection, very quiet and it was a joy to eat there. LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!

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  37. Supernonni

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our first time at Provence and were looking forward to a special experience. it met every expectation. Beautiful interior and lovely French vibe, unique menu, excellent service by Danielle, and the most delicious food. We will surely return!

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  38. Joey

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Provence is outstanding. Food, service and atmosphere are the best in the area, and possibly one of the best in the state. We have dined here often, and each time we leave we say when are we going back.

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  39. Susana

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute perfection in an unlikely place...food delicious, service attentive but not overly so, did not feel rushed, lovely surroundings. Will definitely return. Love the addition of the Bistronomy Menu!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Provence ! The service & ambiance was on point!! He had the onion soup which he thoroughly enjoyed! The short rib had to be sent back due to much fat. (Waiter was very apologetic & the bill was discounted . ) We both had the trout which was perfectly cooked & seasoned with a nice crispy skin! Chocolate dessert was delicious & not too sweet! Overall a great experience & good value. We will be back when we’re in the area !!it is a BYOB restaurant which was fine for us.

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FAQs

Provence is rated 4.9 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Provence

2 N Main St, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-2250

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mechanic Street
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May Court House
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
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