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“A Little Gem”
Review of Cafe Provencal

Cafe Provencal
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Ranked #22 of 411 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake Powell Road
Description: Nestled in the heart of the Williamsburg Winery, the Cafe Provencal offers fine dining in a relaxed and friendly setting. Chef Ian Robbins uses only the freshest of local ingredients to create his signature dishes inspired by his classical French training.
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Well what a pleasant gem we found. Our dining experience was absolutely wonderful. The service was top notch and the food was awesome.
We can't wait to return on our next visit to the area.

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1  Thank HappyLife2
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is a small upscale establishment tucked away on the grounds of the Williamsburg Winery. It's very difficult to find at night but once you're there, it's very welcoming. Our server was friendly and attentive, as well as all of the other staff members. The ambiance was very charming with mood lighting and fresh flowers at the table. The meal started with a nice bread basket, my favorite being the cranberry orange bread which is a nice change of pace to the typical bread baskets you usually find. Our server then brought us a complimentary amuse bouche of pickled shitake mushroom on a toasted crostini. We ordered the scallop appetizer for $16. It came with two well cooked scallops, although I did expect to see another scallop or two. My husband and I both ordered nightly specials. Veal cheek for him ($35) and rockfish for me ($34). He liked the veal enough, but he was underwhelmed with the preparation. I loved the rockfish which included two hearty, thick fillets served over gnocchi, asparagus, and roasted tomatoes in a lemon cream sauce- delicious. We were too full for dessert but were given complimentary tastings of the house specialty chestnut ice cream. Overall it was an enjoyable upscale meal with attentive service.

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Thank klinetime
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Expensive, but worth every penny. You get what you pay for. Truly a wonderful, perfect dinning experience. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back. Go early to be served the drinks of your choice by the wood fireplace in the library.

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Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Celebrated an early a Valentines dinner with my wife. Food was quite good and service was adequate but why must the waiter exclaim..."whoa, you must have really liked your entree" when clearing an empty plate? Anyone else find this annoying?

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Thank William F
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The chef is Israeli and does a fantastic job with a variety of cuisines. We went on New Years Eve for a 5-course wine pairing dinner. It was early and not crowded so it's difficult to blame service problems on holiday busy. There was a huge lag from when we were seated and when the drinks arrived. Courses came out slowly at first, then faster later. It just wasn't smooth. But if you are not in a hurry, the food makes this worth a visit.

Thank VAbeachgirl
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