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Bistro Provence

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: New French restaurant run by chef Yannick Cam.

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    Very good
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday night date

The restaurant is one of those 'hidden gems'. I have been on their street many times and never noticed it before... As a vegetarian, my menu selection was a little more limited. None of the evening specials was an option. I did, however, agree to the vegetable soup for an appetizer. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
LauraLevengard
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had such a lovely evening here. The food was presented beautifully and was superb. I highly recommend the cream of asparagus soup! The menu is somewhat limited, but everything I saw and tasted was clearly prepared with care, and by people who understand fine cuisine. The desserts are exceptional. A bit on the pricey side, so you might want... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The restaurant is one of those 'hidden gems'. I have been on their street many times and never noticed it before... As a vegetarian, my menu selection was a little more limited. None of the evening specials was an option. I did, however, agree to the vegetable soup for an appetizer. It was the best soup ever! Not knowing portion... More 

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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

While visiting the NIH in February, my wife and I were advised not to miss Bistro Provence, a cozy French restaurant almost hiding on a small side street in central Bethesda. The Chef/proprietor is Yannick Cam, who was born in Brittany, and who brings a style of food preparation and service that I would call elegant yet unfussy. I was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went to Bistro Provence for a birthday dinner with my family. The decor of the restaurant is very nice and we were seated in a very quaint garden terrace, however that was about as nice as the place got. We were seated at 6:30pm and promptly given water. The table was incompletely set for a 4 top and it took... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Truly one of the BEST restaurants in Bethesda, and in the DC metro area. A small and intimate dining room, in the warm months they have a lovely outdoor patio. The kitchen is open, so you can watch the chef and sous chef work on your delicious dinner. I have never had a bad meal for dinner or lunch! Try... More 

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Glenwood, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had a mid afternoon business luncheon for a party of 16 which was handled very well. The setting was lovely in the rear of the property with plenty of room for our large group. Service was very efficient especially for a large group. The food was very authentically French and delicious. Kudos to the chef to deliver salads and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was my first visit to Bistro Provence. At 1:15 on a Wednesday, we were practically the only people there. The meal was delicious, and at our request, chef Yannick Cam gave us duck confit on a bed of greens instead of the fried potatoes on the menu. The waiter was friendly but inconsistent in his attentiveness. There is a... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was an anniversary lunch in the terrace garden in the back of the restaurant. The service was attentive, and the waiter was knowledgeable about the food. My wife and I both had the saffron bouillabaisse, which was subtle, delicious and impressive, as were the desserts. The open air setting was conducive to conversation. We would definitely go back -... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were a party of four. With a little fuss, we were seated at two smallish tables pushed together in the small front dining room. It immediately occurred to me that our neighborhood Denny's had more spacious and gracious seating. As expected, the menu featured interesting dishes with attention-grabbing prices appropriate (we supposed) for the stellar reputation of the chef.... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I came back to the bistro on monday for dinner since my last reservation and its still my favorite restaurant. I am going to come back when its warmer weather to enjoy the patio and its fabulous flowers that I think the chef himself places. The food is still wonderful and the environment is so comfy that you feels like... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Provence

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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?