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Cafe Provence at The Petersen Village Inn

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1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
800-321-8985
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Description: Cafe Provence features European & Mediterranean cuisine wonderfully...
Cafe Provence features European & Mediterranean cuisine wonderfully prepared by award-winning Chef Erminio Dal-Fuoco. Leisurely dine in the unhurried atmosphere of the upscale bistro-style dining room while sipping wine from one of the local valley wineries featured on the Cafes wine list. Arrangements can be made for small private dinner parties and winemaker dinners. Open for Dinner nightly. Reservations highly recommended.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Quiet, Old World Charm

A great little bistro in an Old World Charm inn located in the heart of Solvang. Quiet, charming. Great service and excellent food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
Doug P
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The café is part of the elegance that is Peterson's Village Inn. Yes I would return and you should also. It is just a great experience...kind of the elegance that once was...

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great little bistro in an Old World Charm inn located in the heart of Solvang. Quiet, charming. Great service and excellent food.

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Like my review of the inn, a meal here is a very great dining experience. we usually book a stay that includes at least one dinner here, and have always enjoyed the meals. The Chef has never disappointed, all the meals have been excellent.

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Pismo Beach, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The setting is beautiful elegance, the service excellent. The food is truly exceptional. This is a perfect place and setting for a romantic dinner. Highly recommended.

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Ventura, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoy the three course dinner included with the theater package. Everything is tasty and be sure to get the molten, chocolate cake for dessert. It is worth the calories!

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had the continental breakfast buffet, which included hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit (strawberries), bagels and dry cereal. The eggs were very good, cooked perfectly! The strawberries were sweet and fresh, and the sweetened yogurt was a good pairing with the fruit. Our server made sure that we did not ru out of hot coffee. Tables overlook a courtyard,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We spent the 3 days at the Petersen Village Inn. In order to make things convenient we decided to have dinner there one of the nights. It was a very,very good idea! The main course choices were Petite Filet, Salmon, and Chicken Province. Each one was prepared with such excellence that we all wanted to try each others. For our... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Good food and service in the small hotel dining room overlooking the patio. We enjoyed the chicken in lemon butter sauce with capers as well as the Wiener Schnitzel. Would be nice to include a salad with dinner but unfortunately everything is a la carte so can be a bit pricey. Reasonable wine list.

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Solvang, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food at Cafe Provence is wonderful and I've been there many times to enjoy some of the old world type dishes from top restaurants from decades ago like Coq au vin. Desserts are fabulous and the restaurant and Inn feels like staying at an old world top quality hotel in Europe. Don't miss it!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

While staying in Solvang, we saw the two previous excellent reviews of this restaurant. We went and were very pleased with the overall value in this $40 to $50 per person range. The food and preparation quality was very high. The atmosphere was very quiet but not too formal. For us, this was a very, very good fit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 800-321-8985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European

Description

Cafe Provence features European & Mediterranean cuisine wonderfully prepared by award-winning Chef Erminio Dal-Fuoco. Leisurely dine in the unhurried atmosphere of the upscale bistro-style dining room while sipping wine from one of the local valley wineries featured on the Cafes wine list. Arrangements can be made for small private dinner parties and winemaker dinners. Open for Dinner nightly. Reservations highly recommended.

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