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4933 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-8014
301-656-7373
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New French restaurant run by chef Yannick Cam.

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best french restaurants in the Washington DC metropolitan Area

Yannick Cam of Bistro Provence of Bethesda MD is one of world's most talented chefs. I know the master from Le Pavillon going back to 1989. L Street and Connecticut Ave, Washington DC. Le Pavillon it was the restaurant of the Washington DC elite and Japanese business man. Now for much less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Alex B
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Yannick Cam of Bistro Provence of Bethesda MD is one of world's most talented chefs. I know the master from Le Pavillon going back to 1989. L Street and Connecticut Ave, Washington DC. Le Pavillon it was the restaurant of the Washington DC elite and Japanese business man. Now for much less in Bistro Provence in Bethesda. In my opinion... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Once again, Bistro Provence proved it's the best restaurant in suburban Maryland and perhaps the entire DC area. From the movement we sat down until we left 2+ hours later, everything was perfection. From the Chef's own personal wine selection to the lobster bisque and escargot fricasse to the fish and pigeon to the lemon tart and white chocolate mousse,... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There is plenty to recommend at Bistro Provence. Food: Outstanding (5/5) That's what it's all about right? Our party of 5 did plenty of sharing, so we were able to experience a little bit of everything. Appetizers: The Lobster Purse is the best. The Lobster Bisque is delicious - rich, creamy with a good amount of lobster. The foie gras... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Yannick Cam is one of the best chefs in America and this tiny restaurant where he works his magic is the best kept foodie secret in Washington. Had lunch there yesterday and enjoyed the most flavorful escargots and mushroom dish garnished with a puree of eggplant, duck confit and lobster purses. The people next to us raved about their chestnut... More 

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derwood, md
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We ate here last night. We thought the food was outstanding and the service to be more than adequate. We did not have to wait too long for our food, as others have written in their reviews, but the table of two next to us did. I heard them say if the food didn't arrive soon, they would walk out.... More 

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Washington dc
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been eating Yannick Cam's food for the last 30 years. Having followed him in all of his restaurants. I had been in Bistro Provence before as well. We went there after a long time (was away) for lunch with friends. I was curious what had happened to his cooking. I have to say that is was as good... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Four of us arrived on time for dinner on Sat. 1 Nov, at 6:30 pm. We dined in the upstairs part, which is much better than being seated downstairs. Each of us had an amuse bouche and a 3-course dinner, which went on and on and on, for 3.5 hours. The problem was super long spacing between each course. So... More 

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Washington, DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have been to Bistro Provence on two prior occasions, and both times had wonderful meals. We were looking for a special place to take my in-laws for their anniversary and decided on this restaurant. We were not disappointed. We had a reservation and were seated promptly in the upstairs dining area. We were the only people up there for... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We looked forward to dinner there as we had had a very good meal a year or so ago. But this was a letdown in every respect. Service was very slow and the waiter seemed to be confused about where we were in the meal. We had to ask for bread more than once before it arrived. The table was... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We tried to make a 6:30 reservation and were told that only 6:15 and 8:00 were available. When we left at 8:30 there were at least a half dozen empty tables. We were there for a three course dinner that lasted 2 1/2 hours. After ordering appetizers it was a full 45 minutes before they arrived. They were very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4933 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-8014
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-656-7373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

New French restaurant run by chef Yannick Cam.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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