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Cafe Provence

11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733-1105
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Brandon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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  • English first
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped in here for lunch and we are glad we did. My wife had the vegetable wrap and it was perfect. Fresh and lightly sautéed vegetables in a grilled wrap garnished with a small salad, just perfect. I had the fish and chips. Very nicely presented, cooked perfectly with a side of seasoned fries. The portion was a little small... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This review is for the Center Street bar located just below the Café Provence restaurant. If you're looking for a pub like environment backed up by your choice of simple bar food or something more elegant from the French restaurant located above, the Center St. Bar will meet your needs. My wife had a salad topped with calamari which was... More

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a basic lunch ... panni and burger. Fries were out of this world. My server was also out of this world - she had shorted cropped curly hair and was a dynamo. Not hovering, but there in a flash - the best smile in the world - and she really knew her stuff when I asked about... More

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Austin, TX
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While staying one night at the Lilac Inn in Brandon, my college roommate of over 50 years ago and I had dinner at the Cafe. It was fairly full indoors so we decided to sit instead on the terrace where it was much quieter. We opted for the daily specials along with glasses of the house red wine. She had... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While at the Brandon town auction, this summer we were very pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant. My husband and I both had a wonderful quiche and a local beer. Great food and service in the heart of Vermont. Love this state.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while passing though town. Cute little town with a few shops. Was pleasantly surprised with my chicken and avocado sandwich, it was absolutely delicious. My husband had the Cajun chicken sandwich which he enjoyed. Fairly quick service and friendly waitress. Would definitely eat here again and highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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163 reviews 163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very conveniently located on route 7, a French bistro with quality food. Service was friendly, wine list by the class was excellent and well-priced (nice for lunch), good menu, food was solid to pretty good. The restaurant is the cornerstore of a mini gastro-empire with a cooking school, catering and a bakery 250 feet further down. Very child-friendly

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Boston, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after a long day of travelling. At first we were treated good, but it went downhill from there. We ordered a fish meal and the "Panini of the day" which was supposed to be ham, cheese, and honey mustard on ciabatta. We waited for a while and the food never came. I saw the fish... More

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Café Provence, located in Brandon, VT is a jewel waiting to be discovered. The dining space is open and inviting. Tables are well spaced and there is not the feeling of being crowded. The food was outstanding, I had their special for the night which was a curry mushroom soup and for an entre, salmon over black rice with seasonal... More

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Lincoln, VT
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have gone to Cafe Provence many times over the years for dinner and lunch. The food is always excellent. It is a gem of a restaurant in downtown Brandon. I feel we are very lucky to have a restaurant of this quality in our midst. To top it off the desserts are over the top delicious.

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