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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
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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Morrisburg, Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We dined at the Cafe twice during our Brandon visit. The first night I had Salmon and my spouse had steak. The next night I ordered the steak and my wife had the Breaded Chicken Nicoise. All four meals were perfect as was the service. Its nice to see a restaurant consistently get it right. We can't wait to get... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had a small group for lunch. Everyone was pleased with their entrée. My husband and I enjoyed our lunch but we thought it was good but not great. My husband had a quiche that he thought was a bit boring and a butternut, apple, ginger soup that he felt was a bit heavy handed with the spices and maybe... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Chef Robert and his staff do a fantastic job. Been here many times. Everything is wonderful. Have never been disappointed with a single dish.

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Calgary, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

As I was planning a trip through Vermont this summer, I made sure to include a stop at Café Provence on my itinerary. Presided over by Chef Robert Barral, formerly the Executive Chef of the New England Culinary Institute, Café Provence offers solid food in a classic Vermont setting. Unfortunately, I did not visit on a day during which Chef... More

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

An earlier review on this place was headed by the comment, “Oh the things you’ll find in small town VT!” That is so very true! This restaurant came as a real surprise (Vermont is full of them!). The owner is French and of course he has adapted the menu to fit American tastes and appetites; he wouldn’t survive long in... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Ate here twice. First visit, food was real nice. Second visit, not so much. For a small town like Brandon, it was surprising to find a restaurant like this though. Chef seemed to be inventive and served a number of unexpected dishes. Service was good. Pricing a bit on the high side.

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Lorida, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Nice setting, somewhat interesting menu, but not what we expected from a French chef. Espresso machine broken! Weak American coffee instead.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

asked a local (which we usually do with great results) cafe provence was highly recommended. couldn't get a table until 8:30 on a thurs evening. For such a small country town it was a surprise to get such a great French Bistro there. Prices were very reasonable and even the house wine was very good. Would highly recommend even traveling... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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154 reviews 154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Staying in Killkington for a fall weekend with friends. This is a 1/2 hour drive but worth it. I started with an escargot napolean. The excargot were tender and lightly seasoned. The greens were fresh and tasty. For my main course I had barley risotto wrapped in filol. Very interesting and a generous portion. The wine list is weak, but... More

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Brandon is a very cute little town about 20 miles north of Rutland. There seems to be great young chefs all over central Vt and this place has one. We tried the house Bloody Mary's and they were great. We went for a little Sunday lunch and really enjoyed our meals. I had the seafood stew which was rich and... More

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Additional Information about Cafe Provence

Address: 11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733-1105
Phone Number: 802-247-9997
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brandon
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French, Pizza

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