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Provence, Cape May Court House, NJ

Provence

4.9
4.9
401 Reviews
$50 and over
French
A Modern Homage to French Gastronomy 

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. The French refer to such a gastronomical experience as "plaisir des lèvres et de l'âme" or "pleasure of the soul through one's lips"... classic, french, modern and quite simply euphoric. 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 multi course prix fixe tasting menu sensation and you are welcome to BYOB.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 884-4948

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Adam Bowen

  • 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 401 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Food

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Innovative

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Romantic

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Good for special occasions

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Overall

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Food

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Service

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Ambiance

  • South Jersey Shore

    Best Value

  • South Jersey Shore

    Innovative

  • South Jersey Shore

    Romantic

  • South Jersey Shore

    Good for special occasions

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  1. J

    Joey

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve 7 course dinner was one of the best meals I have had anywhere. Our reservation was at 7:00 and we did not leave until 10:30. Relaxed pace of the meal made it even more enjoyable. Our server Max was fantastic, explaining each course in detail. Provence is outstanding, and our favorite restaurant in NJ.
  2. SS

    ShannonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Was so impressed with the menu and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.
  3. s

    stephenl

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    for a special, upscale , top chef type of meal this place does the job well. It's byob . the menu was set and prix fixe so look ahead to make sure you don't dislike any of the selections and so you can choose wines to pair with the food.
  4. LB

    LindaB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are superior. It is a magical place at the holidays!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great experience. have to enjoy prefix
  6. T

    Terri

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Rivals all of the "big name " restaurants
  7. CR

    ChristaR

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. All courses creative and delicious. Loved the mushroom soup and apple pavlova. Complimentary courses were delicious. Very nice menu for restaurant week December 2022. I don’t eat raw fish/meat so I love when their menu has enough options for me to warrant a visit! So happy to have this restaurant in Middle Twp.
  8. N

    Nellie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We ate here on a Saturday night and there was quite a long wait for our courses to arrive. The server was wonderful, but the kitchen seemed slow in keeping up with getting food out in a timely manner. The fluke crudo was delicious. The mahi-mahi was a bit dry and overdone. The macarons were delicious.
  9. RS

    RobertS

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This having been our second time to Provence, we're glad to have been served by Natalia. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and kept our service at the perfect pace. While explaining every dish as it was served, she helped guide us through some of the subtleties of each dish. The menu was a special "dine out week" 3 course prefix at $55.00 per person. The appetizers were Citrus Cured Fluke Crudo and Winter Truffle & Mushroom Bisque. Both where complex and well executed. The entrees were Espresso Rubbed Duck Breast and Pan Seared Mahi Mahi. The Duck was a perfect medium rare and the Mahi Mahi was nicely seared. The desserts were a Baked Apple Pavlova and a plate of Assorted Macarons that paired nicely with our shots of Espresso. The dining room was full and had a nice vibe. We really enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and are looking forward to our next visit.
  10. MV

    MargaretV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was well prepared and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Max, offered us outstanding service. Kudos to him. The ambience is a bit over the top for my taste. It was restaurant week so the menu was limited, but great for my companion and me. It allowed us to order the entire menu and share.
  11. LB

    LindaB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Beautifully presented by our waiter Max. It is a dining experience. We can’t wait to go again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Was not expecting such fine dining in this area. Will be going back very soon.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    What a lovely place!
  14. IL

    IoneLaff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The duck had a bit of bristle in it, the maki maki fish was over cooked but all the other items were excellent.
  15. TD

    TomD

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply the BEST dining experience in South Jersey... From the Menu to the Service (thanks again, Max) to the Ambiance, this restaurant is the best!!! Looking forward to the December Menu- I'm sure it will exceed expectations!!!
  16. N

    Nanny13

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another extraordinary dining experience! Chef Adam is amazing and the service superb.
  17. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service and atmosphere were awesome. I feel like it can be a bit pricey considering we have to bring our own wine, as other prix fixe experiences I've done included pairings of various wines/drinks with each course to bring out flavors and all.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very nice evening.
  19. LL

    LenL

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ever time we dine here !!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing progression within the 5 course tasting menu. Each course was a delight to the senses. The tuna tartare was beyond delicious. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere evoked being in France
  21. CS

    CathyS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Provence is well worth the trip if you enjoy fine dining. Their menu changes monthly to accentuate seasonal ingredients. The service is swift and the servers attentive. I particularly enjoyed the elegance of the renovated home. Try it. You will not be disappointed.
  22. I

    Ilikefood

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is “wow!”. Sorry for cliches with this review, but it truly was a superlative experience. Being serious food people who have eaten fine food all over the world, I can honestly say this place is a great find and now on our short list of fine dining restaurants. The chef is very talented, has superior taste buds and great creativity when it comes to his offerings. Ingredients are fresh. The prep time is obviously extensive since the transformation of the ingredients is skilled and creative. Plating is beautiful and ingredient placement shows thought and knowledge. I enjoyed the variety of plate shapes, textures, and styles as well as the cutlery. Some restaurants don’t think this adds to the experience and it may be more expensive, but it truly adds to the visual experience. They have a quality wine glasses that are essential when eating this caliber of food. I’m sure the waitress thought we were crazy since we brought 4 different wine appellations, however she had no problem bringing us a multitude of glasses. Different wines are necessary for the wide variety of foods. We felt welcome, relaxed and not hurried even though we had a later seating. Our waitress was attentive, yet not intrusive. She had the perfect mix of conversation and friendliness without intruding. She added to the enjoyment of the night. It is obvious that she has fine dining experience. We tipped appropriately for this wonderful level of care because she is of the caliber she deserves, and that it would be insulting to do otherwise. This was a special night out for a birthday and it was a wonderful way to end a very enjoyable day (We would have eaten there even if it wasn’t a special occasion since we had been meaning to visit for quite some time). Value. It is absurd that I say $125 is a great value, but for what you receive in return, it is a bargain. I wholeheartedly endorse this restaurant to people who enjoy a great meal and a thoroughly wonderful night out.
  23. JB

    JenniferB

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, nice ambiance, and every course was delicious. We will definitely be back.
  24. MP

    MackPat

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is definitely a hidden gem at the Jersey shore! Had to be one of the top 5 best dinners of our lives and my husband and I have been eating at restaurants in the states and abroad for many years now!
  25. RW

    RickW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best food, presentation and service in north Cape May County!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent along with the service. It's a great experience enjoying the dinner as each portion comes out. Their is no rush and you have plenty of time to talk and enjoy all of your dinner. This is our 2nd time enjoying dinner here with friends and family and will be back. A little pricey but for what the dinner and experience is it is well worth it.
  27. SI

    SIRA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully prepared courses and attentive service. BYOB.
  28. KG

    KathleenG

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother Daughters girls weekend
  29. HE

    HelenE

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Provence is my favorite restaurant. Love the food, service and the rooms are just beautiful. First class restaurants are rare. So wonderful to have Provence.
  30. TB

    TaraB

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was unique, tasty, and a work of culinary art!!
  31. FD

    FoodDiva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give it 10 stars, I would. I have a severe mustard allergy. The waiter was very concerned, notified the chef, and the chef came to our table, and revamped every one of the courses on the menu. I couldn’t believe how above and beyond they both went. My husband and I can’t thank you both enough for making our anniversary dinner so memorable and special. The food was exceptional, creative, and in a class of its own. We will definitely be back again, and highly recommend this restaurant to others. It was truly a fine dining experience, with the most caring, knowledgeable, and professional staff I have ever met. Provence is so lucky to have them. Dined on 10/2/2022. Sean and Shelly McMonagle.
  32. CM

    CapeMaybe

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've had great meals at Provence and really good meals at Provence. This menu, both as conceived and as executed, was exceptional. The night was stormy and threatening and we were happy to be relaxing in Provence's warm dining room. Starting with an amuse of rabbit rillette with a chili/berry sauce and ending with an espresso creme brulee, everything was stunning. Pairing a cider braised pork belly with charred citrus and cauliflower grits was inspired, particularly when the pork belly was cooked to perfection. Who knew a celeriac au gratin and black grapes would complement the duo de boeuf so well? Chef Bowen's creations were enhanced by a fabulous foccacia and the rich creme brulee compliments of pastry chef Lauren Pavlis. Max was a sweetheart who explained all of the offerings, ably decanted the wine and helped make the evening delightful. But for the acoustics--even when the dining room isn't packed I can be loud--it was just about perfect.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Great food, best place in cape may
  34. GF

    GailF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had to be by far one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Such an artful display and and carefully combined tastes…perfect! Our compliments to the chef! The place was quiet, comfortable, beautiful simple decor. Service was great! Natalia and Max make a great team!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our Anniversary. Place was beautiful, waitress was so nice excellent service, Food was outstanding!!!!!
  36. g

    geedub

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 3rd visit and as with the first two the experience was exceptional. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service complimenting 7 memorable courses (2 chef’s compliments). Looking forward to visit #4.
  37. Y

    Yochef71

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing, this was my 8th time visiting Provence in the last year, and it's always perfect. There's no other way to describe it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience!
  39. r

    robinq

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. The room was so pretty. Service was perfect. Special night.
  40. JC

    JosephC

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific spot in gorgeous building. Very special experience at the Jersey Shore.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Provence is rated 4.9 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adam Bowen

  • 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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