The Perfect Provenance - Cafe 47

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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American

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At The Perfect Provenance, food is an integral part of our sensory experience and our menu reflects the current exhibition in store. We are open for lunch 7 days a week and we offer a multi-course Prix Fixe tasting dinner menu the first weekend of every month. We are also open for dinner for special holiday menus, private events and more. Visit our website for dates and seating times. We are a BYOB restaurant and are happy to provide corkage service. We support local, natural, sustainable and organic practices whenever possible.

Please call for more information at 203-900-1131.

We are proud to have been selected as BEST NEW RESTAURANT by Greenwich Magazine in 2017 Our hamburger was chosen by CT Bites as one of the Top 10 Burgers in Fairfield County in 2017.

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LeslieD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delightful experience. Wonderfully unique sampling of courses and each one brought out delicious flavors. We had been trying to get to one of the once/month dinners and it was equally memorable to be able to enjoy it for Valentine’s Day. On our list! Thanks for a wonderful introduction to your dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, even memorable. The place was intimate and quiet and the atmosphere unique in that the setting was an elegant store, offering books, clothes, decor. Really fun. And small, so I assume it would never be noisy. The wait person was attentive and cooperative: split a portion of soup into two bowls; responded to a coughing spell with a piece of toast as requested, and let us stay as long as we wanted.

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margoc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Tiny portions

GM
GreenwichMom
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and unique restaurant offering healthy ingredients and a warm atmosphere. Also offers a personal shopping experience of one-of-a-kind items for gifts or a little splurge.

HC
HealthyChef
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

For 2018, the fall lunch menu was very lacking in gluten free and vegan options. In this day and age that is just not acceptable. Even in Italy these are now commonly offered. Ideally these options should be a) on offer (slim at Cafe 47) b) mentioned on the menu (NOT at Cafe 47) c) gosh forbid embraced by the chef as a challenge; to be proud of offering a few great options when a patron needs these. Intriguing options should be thought through and at the ready.

There are a few cheese/egg vegetarian options.

For the most strict person (gluten free but eats chicken) we had to create something ourselves from very slim options -- we were accommodated -- but result, of course, was so boring. The second person in our party was vegan and did not like the one warm-food option offered on this cold day (pasta with garlic and chili) so she simply gave in and ordered something she would never normally eat.

Our server was not only new -- but did not know food in general -- and did not know their menu. Effort was made but he could not answer any question. Perhaps a rough first day for him; understandable but we had to rate the service low for this reason.

GM
GreenwichMom
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, healthy food in an intimate, homey atmosphere

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The portions are ridiculously small and served without any creativity.. I ordered the corn watermelon shrimp salad which had one minuscule shrimp sliced so thin I didn’t even know I ate shrimp.. cones in tiny bowl with no crackers or bread just this pathetic salad .. my friend had tomato and peach salad so ankh two bites and it’s done.. they really need to up the creativity of the tiny portions so it at least looks like you are getting a little more... dont recommend at all unless you eat like a tiny little bird

GP
vipGreenwichPat
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Everything is perfect at this store/Restaurant. The food is fresh, slightly French and impeccably prepared! The ambiance is welcoming and there are tables and chairs on the porch for outdoor dining. The merchandise in the store is carefully chosen and make for beautiful gifts for yourself or someone else.

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vipglunardi
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, Cozy and comfortable. Sits maybe 14 inside and another 4 or so outside. We had a most wonderful brunch for our 1-year old birthday. The quiche was excellent

JL
vipJeffreyL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food -- fresh ingredients -- peaceful environment

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viplindac
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal attention, great food that is presented on beautiful dishes. Will accommodate requests to change order (exchange wrap/bread for lettuce bed).

DD
vipDiscriminatingDiner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and a lovely place to eat! The brick cooked chicken was amazing. And the opportunity to bring our own wine only added to the experience.

LS
LarissaS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I noted it was daughters Birthday in reservation,they made no mention.
We were initially impressed with food but later in day I suffered a severe migraine , which only comes on when food I eat is treated with preservatives.
So dissapointed

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tiny place with very limited parking. Small menu with several of listed items not available. And price increases not posted: corkage fee jumped from $10 to $15 per bottle. Water charge of $4. Assumed we were getting local tap water.....for $4?
Staff and atmosphere pleasant enuf but expensive for limited menu.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

L
Love2eat
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant!! The last time we were there, the service was a little off & the portions were a little small, but still delicious!

C
vipCranberry28
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly delightful -- food was exceptional and the setting was particularly charming. Guests bring their own wine (slight corking fee.) We had a great time.

DD
vipDiscriminatingDiner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent and the ambience was lovely. Highly recommend this restaurant!

B
vipBirthday
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch but every lunch I have had there was excellent food, attentive service and cozy ambience

PP
vipPamP
London
50 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cafe 47 is a lovely small restaurant located in the middle of a quaint boutique. You are encouraged to browse before/during your meal. The staff could not have been nicer and the ambiance is nice for a quiet evening for 2. There were some bigger tables but it is such a small restaurant that a loud group would feel out of place. It is BYOB - which is fantastic and the staff are happy to cork and serve your wine. They provided a complimentary glass of champagne to start which was a very nice touch. The menu is limited and changes every few days. However, there was something for all tastes. My husband loved his Asian spiced calamari but my cabbage salad with truffles and hazelnuts was lacking any taste of truffle (was more of a wet bowl of cabbage). I would say his was delicious, mine was not. For mains, we both had the branzino on a bed of artichoke hearts. He loved his and mine I thought was ok (mine tasted a bit fishy). Both of us enjoyed our desserts (chocolate molten cake and apple tart). So the food reviews were mixed but the ambiance, service and effort get full marks. I just couldn't give a great overall review because of my experience with the food. They do serve high tea and brunch so we would definitely consider going back. Overall I would recommend checking it out - it could have been a one off that my food wasn't excellent.

DS
vipDinaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Greenwich. Best food in all of Greenwich too!
The staff is like family.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was incredibly slow and hostess was rude. Tables are too close together. The food was not worth the wait.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Bedford friends took us to a well known Pound Ridge restaurant. The tuna burgers at The Perfect Provenance were so much better than ones they served. LIsa has created the best restaurant in Greenwich!

PS
vipPamelaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful intimate atmosphere

LS
vipLaurieS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Was terrific

M
vipMama
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Chef Arik's pasta bolognaise was so tasty and good!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it very much! Didn’t know it was BYOB. Would have liked that info before we arrived at restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our first visit, the food choices and preparation were wonderful. Brought our daughter last Friday and we found both the duck and ribs options a disappointment. The duck was intended to be shredded preparation that was to be made into a wrap with an avocado condiment. The duck was over-cooked, thus difficult to chew. Both the duck and avocado sauce lacked flavor. The ribs were average. There were no vegetable sides. Just ribs on a plate. Actually there were no vegetable sides for the duck or the stuffed lobster our daughter ate. Disappointing. We'll try once more; everybody deserves a mulligan. Hopefully, all will return to prior "glory".

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome experience!! So unique....delicious food with local ingredients and regularly changing menu. Best part....well for us at least....no alcohol served so bring your own wine for only $10 corkage.

D
Delish
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Arik continues to dazzle with unique menu and seasonal treats.

a
vipanaluvs2goout
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Would have been better to not be sitting in the middle of all the tables.

M
Monica
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I heard from a foodie friend that this was a great new restaurant that not many people knew about. We were celebrating a birthday and thought why not give it a try? The cafe is situated - literally - inside a small store selling French clothes and small furnishings. All of the food that we ordered was delicious, from the braised pork belly with daikon salad to roasted bass with bean vinagrette. The highlight was the apple tart dessert which was freshly baked to order and topped with a honey vanilla ice cream. The ambiance was the one thing which I had reservations about - definitely not a place for a celebration dinner. I hope that they rethink the dining space as the food is very good.

R
vipRicc
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quirky setting with carefully prepared food. Limited menu.

A
vipAlways
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a tiny place - about 6 or 8 tables on the first floor of a 3 story house. I had the tarragon chicken salad offered on a ciabatta roll which I changed to a bed of romaine. Served with a sauce which I had on side. Didn't need. So flavorful - can't wait to go back. The main floor as well as two upstairs floors are filled with lots of nice things/gifts to buy ranging from candles and coffee table books, throws, clothing/shoes, jewelry, pillows...a little bit of everything and of very good taste.

Parking is tricky. Only 4 or 5 spaces out back.
As long as Outdoor Traders next door is vacant, park there.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant!!!

GM
vipGreenwichMom
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is exactly what Greenwich needed. Interesting retail/food combination. The food is as fabulous as the specially curated items for men and women.

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viptymelyron
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute dinner spot as part of lower level of store. Complimentary champagne to start, lobster bisque very good, as was the pasta bolognese, steak dish a bit bland. Chocolate cake was tasty for dessert. BYOB, $10 corkage. Menu changes weekly, a bit limited, check online first.

RA
vipRobAndJeanne
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Still off the radar for most because you're dining in a boutique but the food is outstanding and the ambience is like a cozy living room. The chef is top-notch -- if you liked Le Farm in Westport or Napa in Stamford, he's the guy -- just in a more intimate setting. Go before everyone discovers it. Oh, and it's BYOB (with a $10 charge) so bring your good stuff.

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The Perfect Provenance - Cafe 47 does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Perfect Provenance - Cafe 47 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 900-1131.

The Perfect Provenance - Cafe 47 is rated 4.6 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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