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Provence of Carrboro

913 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Provence has seen only few changes over the last 15 years. And since the change of ownership in 2012 by Chef Baptist Knaven and his business partner Jerry King, you’ll still find all of your classic favorites such as the beautiful Trout Provencal and Whole Fish baked in Rock Salt, as well as the Onion Soup and Lobster Bisque on the menu.
Chef Baptist came to the United States in 2003 and has earned his accolades in the U.S. at his very successful Mediterranean restaurant “Café Zito” on the North Carolina coast, until he moved to the Triangle and started working at Provence. Working with Felix Roux, a Provence, France native, gave him the edge in classic French cuisine and that is what his menu is based on.
Enjoy a casual dining atmosphere, inside or out-, with an impressive French and international wine selection. Enjoy our great seasonal salads and entrées, and choose from our all in-house made desserts like Pain Perdu and Profiterole.
Bon Appétit!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Mediterranean, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Brunch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 - 2:00
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 967-5008
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Baptist Knaven
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Cross street
North Greensboro Street
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Parking details
Provence offers a private parking lot behind the restaurant. This lot is accessible via our driveway from Weaver Street. Additional parking is available in municipal lots on Weaver Street to either side of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Chapel Hill Transit F, J, CW
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Special events & promotions
Tuesday through Friday, we offer our prix-fixe menu, with a $30 special menu including an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Once a month, we host a wine dinner with a special guest from the wine industry. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of all upcoming events:
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 913 People Are Saying
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UndertheSon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went for a late Valentines Day dinner and were very pleased. The restaurant was very warm and friendly. The food was excellent and our service was very good. We can’t wait to go back and take our friends.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My new favorite restaurant! The menu had so many great options and the food was spectacular.

vipDpxx (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just fabulous! Perfect Friday lunch with wine and escargot!

osage (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

very fine experience..........................................................................................................................

vipchapelhillian (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was the perfect place for Valentines dinner. Excellent meal and warm and friendly atmosphere.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The meal and the service were excellent

SeraphinaW (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is such a classy little place. The staff are all very friendly and courteous. I went for Valentine's Day and they were very efficient and seated everyone within a matter of minutes (even one couple who didn't have a reservation). The food we had was phenomenal. They also have a nice outdoor patio that I think would be nice to sit in on clear, cool nights!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We really like the scale and relaxed atmosphere of Provence. The menu is fresh and innovative, though this visit was for Valentine's day and the menu was more tailored. In spite of that, it was broad enough to please most anyone's taste. The lobster tails over risotto were superb. As a former New Englander I tire at the way southern chef's botch cooking lobster. However, these were real Maine lobster tails, cooked to perfection. The service was up to its usual very high standard. A selection of a white wine (from France) was good, but a bit pricey as chosen by our waiter. (We are almost always US and other country wine drinkers.) While we rarely eat dessert, the Profiteroles beckoned us and they were excellent. Over all a very nice evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very good experience!!! Great date dinner!

UNCfan (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Superb valentines dinner, excellent food and service!

Hermes (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was amazing especially for the price. However, the atmosphere is very pale, in decor and the people that attend it. The waiter must be new, because he was not very good and not very polite to guests, like a server should be.

RaleighFoodiesNC (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had high hopes driving from Raleigh after being patrons of Lil & Lori Lacassagne, previous owners of Saint Jacques, for years before they sold out and left for Gibsonville. We started with cocktails in the bar. But, there didn't seem to be anyone tending and at one point there were three behind the tiny bar, which made it a little haphazard for a Friday night, which was a bit concerning. No sommelier was there, nor a maître d', just the manager and wait staff attempting to make cocktails. The food was excellent, as was the wine we chose ourselves. The ambiance was lacking as the music was not at all effective for creating an atmosphere and the rooms acoustics left something to be desired. The whoever was excellent and will bring us back for a second look. We recommend the mussels for a first course and take advantage of the fish du jour. Parking was available off street. There's potential here if the staff can get the front of house together to make it an experience.

BenReviews (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Provence is a true little gem in Carborro. Set in an old house, the restaurant has a lot of charm and ambience. The menu is authentic and the food was excellent. A great dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Disappointing food. When claiming to be a French restaurant, one would expect to eat accordingly.

Maddie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The Team at Provence of a Carrboro is great. The food is delicious and the wine list is very extensive you are sure to find your favorite. I went for dinner and brunch the next day, I loved it very much. Make sure you stop by and give them a try. It’s worth it.