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Cafe Provence

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11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733-1105 (Across from Aubuchon)
802-247-9997
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Warm and inviting, casual fine dining at Café Provence is a truly memorable...
Warm and inviting, casual fine dining at Café Provence is a truly memorable experience. Located in the restored historic section of downtown Brandon, Vermont—Chef Robert Barral, former Executive Chef of the New England Culinary Institute and The Four Seasons in Boston, crafts our seasonal menu to showcase not only his talents as a chef, but also highlight the best meats, cheeses, and vegetables that local farms have to offer.
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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved Cafe Provence & the Culinary Weekend

My husband & I so enjoyed our culinary weekend with Chef Robert. We started with an excellent dinner and champagne in the restaurant Friday evening. From appetizers to entrees, the food was outstanding. Saturday we enjoyed hands on cooking with Chef Robert - braised lamb, cassoulet, seafood stew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan T
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Hopewell Junction, New York, United States
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Hopewell Junction, New York, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I so enjoyed our culinary weekend with Chef Robert. We started with an excellent dinner and champagne in the restaurant Friday evening. From appetizers to entrees, the food was outstanding. Saturday we enjoyed hands on cooking with Chef Robert - braised lamb, cassoulet, seafood stew, salad with warm goat cheese cake and crepe suzette with orange carmel... More 

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Thank Susan T
Jericho, Vt
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162 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch there and it was outstanding!!! If you are in the area, visit!!!!! Excellent service and a great dessert menu.

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Thank DutchOmi
Hastings, Nebraska
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316 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, wide variety of french dishes, pizza, even a hamburger. You can take the whole family here and everyone will be happy.

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Thank DowneastCornhusker
Flemington, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Best place to eat in Brandon ,vt. Food is excellent. Beautiful presentation ! Service was friendly and nice. You can watch the chef pepare you food if you so desire. The desserts are all homemade on the premise .

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Thank Marilyn B
Brandon, Vermont
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food, casual atmosphere, reasonable prices. Their Portobello pizza is great for a more casual meal.

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Thank Mitchell P
Homestead, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food was vary good but a little pricy. Took some time for the food to come out and only two of us were in the dinning room. I think this could be do to it being a late Sunday afternoon.

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Thank William G
Vermont
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Always a treat to revisit Cafe Provence. Have never been disappointed with chef Robert's menu and the exceptional wait staff. First class food in an informal bright cafe atmosphere.

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Thank GoriMaya
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The cafe is charming. The calamari was delicious, the chowder was so terrific we took a container home. The Croque Monsieur sandwich was wonderful.

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Thank Melissa H
Seattle
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great quality food, well presented. The seafood stew was wonderful as was the spinach salad, artfully served.

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Thank Frances J
Seguin, Texas
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Brandon is a very small town in rural Vermont and we expected food typical of that setting. We were very happy to find Cafe Provence; so pleased that we ate their 3 consecutive nights at the behest of our wives. Excellent French cuisine, and the seafood was great as well. I had haddock and a seafood stem, both of which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733-1105
    (Across from Aubuchon)
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: 802-247-9997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

Warm and inviting, casual fine dining at Café Provence is a truly memorable experience. Located in the restored historic section of downtown Brandon, Vermont—Chef Robert Barral, former Executive Chef of the New England Culinary Institute and The Four Seasons in Boston, crafts our seasonal menu to showcase not only his talents as a chef, but also highlight the best meats, cheeses, and vegetables that local farms have to offer.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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