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Cafe Provence

11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733-1105
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Ranked #1 of 19 restaurants in Brandon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Across from Aubuchon
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.
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84% Recommend
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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife's birthday and a reservation booked 400 miles away.. would it measure up?? Yes! Excellent meal, well served and delicious! An excellent choice!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent service and delicious food. We arrived late about 8:30 and felt lucky to find any place even open for dinner, but were pleasantly surprised to find Cafe Provence was more than just open, it was outstanding. We will absolutely return.

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Warren, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a destination restaurant in the charming town of Brandon. Fabulous desserts! The chef is one of the best in the state. I've eaten here many times, for lunch, brunch and for dinner and have never had a disappointing meal. The wine list is above average for Vermont. Just down the street there's a bakery/gift shop/wine store operated by... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Was part of a large family dinner celebration on a busy Saturday night. The food was first-class, and the service very good (particularly given the place was packed with many others also celebrating in large groups!). Nice selection of wines by the glass reasonably priced, Appetizers were excellent - onion soup, mussels, salads. etc. Entrees were excellent, whether they were... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Really great food, affordably priced, imaginatively prepared, beautifully presented. Seven visits during my stay -- just wonderful.

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Troy, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We have a camp on a nearby lake and we were trying to make this one of our "go to" places as the food is very good and it has a nice atmosphere but the last two visits were a disappointment as far as service and it appeared to be due to being short staffed - to the point on... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Visited Brandon last night (Friday) on my way up to Burlington. Heard about Cafe Provence and I entered what I thought was the main entrance. I ended up at the bar down stairs (Center Street Bar). Great rustic yet charming feeling. Immediately greeted by both bar tenders/cooks/dishwashers. I sat at the bar and ordered a draft. The bartender was very... More

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Surry, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I happened upon the Cafe Provence by accident, only to find out the next day that it is widely considered "one of the best restaurants" in Vermont. The food was excellent and the staff attentive.

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Carmel, NY
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212 reviews 212 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

2 couples ordered different appetizers and entrees and everything was delicious. Service was incredible. We cannot wait to go back!

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Northfield, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have to tell you, we travel from Northfield to Lake Hortonia a lot during the spring, summer and fall. This is my number one place to eat. I can not tell you how much I enjoy eating at the Cafe. I always ask for a far booth to be away from any traffic area, and love the seat selection,... More

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