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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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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Warm and inviting, casual fine dining at Café Provence is a truly...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Excellent meal and a great experience

We were surprised to find that there was a French restaurant in Brandon when we were there. We decided to eat there. We each had super food. I remember the special Beef Bourgignon (?), which was fabulous. Our waitress (very attentive and super) asked if I thought they should make the dish a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Roger R
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Warwick, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were surprised to find that there was a French restaurant in Brandon when we were there. We decided to eat there. We each had super food. I remember the special Beef Bourgignon (?), which was fabulous. Our waitress (very attentive and super) asked if I thought they should make the dish a standard. I thought they should. Be sure... More 

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Brandon, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This has become our "Cheers" during the 10 years Chef has been here in Brandon. What a jewel, and he is very supportive of the community. In addition, Chef is a great and patient teacher (yes, there are cooking classes offered during the year). The food is consistently good, reasonably priced, and varied. The menu changes frequently, but the old... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I came on this restaurant while traveling through some of the small towns and back roads of Vermont. It is in Brandon, VT - a fairly small town, so it was nice to find such a great restaurant in this little town. They had seating both indoors and out (It was during the summer). Chose to eat indoors, and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Dropped in for dinner based on the recommendation of the folks from the Lilac Inn. There really isn't much atmosphere - the noisy open kitchen and brightly lit dessert display chiller make it feel a bit like you're in a cafeteria. And I thought the food was just ok - it wasn't terrible, but I certainly wouldn't go rushing back.... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We chose to have our wedding anniversary lunch here because we knew that the good food is consistent. Once again we were right. Cafe Provence has an appeal that spans differences in taste and succeeds on all fronts. We had the soup of the day, a wonderful curried lentil soup where the green lentils had a bit a of bite... More 

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Panton, Vermont
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was the first visit for my husband and me but I'm sure we'll return. We went during "brunch time" on Sunday. I was surprised at how reasonable the prices were since I expected it to be more expensive. Most items on the menu were in the $10-15 range. Service was very friendly and upbeat. We couldn't finish our meal... More 

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West Hartford, US
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very nice spot...bought some pastries and coffee, but also ended up viewing a lovely wine collection and purchasing a 1/2 case to take home.

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A great find! The food was wonderful, and the staff were super nice. They even made our wedding cake in their bakery. Cannot say enough good things.

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Clinton, Connecticut
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93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The salmon was served in a large soup dish on top of braised vegetables and lobster broth, could have done w/o the broth,too much! Apple crisp was delicious

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Martintown
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had the soup of the day and the sour cream pizza. Excellent. Service was very good, helpful and expedient.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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