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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
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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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151 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • French first
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English first
Lincoln, VT
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were on a two day long weekend and stayed at the Gazebo Inn in Brandon Vermont. (separate review). When we arrived, we asked about a dinner spot and they suggested Café Provence. We went for a rather early dinner as they were full later on that evening. When we arrived they showed us to our outdoor table right away,... More

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Seattle, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had the burger off the bistro menu. Very good. My wife had the BLT which was excellent. Both come with fries and a great salad. Moderately priced for lunch. Good service and the restaurant was very clean. I recommend this place for a great lunch.

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Belmont, VT
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My friend and I came here for a late lunch; I know that some of the reviews expressed a time issue; yes, service wasn't speedy (hence the 4 stars-should be 5 stars considering the food) but this isn't a fast food venue. We opted to eat at a table on the patio. It was a glorious VT day, the waitress... More

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Stratford, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Four of us had dinner here Friday, All four meals, salads, entrees and wine was spot on. The service was as good as the meal!! Seeing the deserts in the case by the entrance enticed us to indulge!! Why did I only give this place 3 put of 5... NO ESPRESSO...the machine was "broken" and had been for some time!!!!... More

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Plympton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great service, very varied selections of menu items, and wonderful food itself! Try the Goat Cheese Cake Appetizer....scrumptious!

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Randolph Center, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After hiking nearby Mt. Horrid and the Great Cliffs, we went into Brandon looking for something to eat. We knew of Cafe Provence but had never eaten there before and were pleasantly surprised to find it open. From the extensive brunch menu we selected the soup of the day, a wonderful rustic tomato soup and an excellent grass-fed burger. The... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was my second visit to Cafe Provence, but it was my husband's first experience there. He was suitably impressed by the delicious food and great service! I ordered the Quiche Lorraine which came with a soup or salad - I chose the Rustic Tomato Bisque and was not disappointed. The quiche was delicous, finely textured and moist; my husband... More

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Sarasota, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

An French oasis in the middle of Vermont. What a treat! Great food beautifully prepared and fine service. This cafe has wonderful food selection as well. It has outdoor dining on it's deck. Highly recommended for anyone in the area. Meals are priced fairly for the high quality of food.

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Ludlow, Vermont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Cafe Provence offers an excellent selection of foods for both lunch and dinner. It doesn't offer a catalog of food selections, just a few very carefully prepared and genuinely tasteful culinary delights. Likewise, its wine list is very selective and in keeping with its food offerrings. I heartily recommend it. One note: during the winter, remember to bring a sweater.... More

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