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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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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the Drive From Anywhere

Stopped in for lunch recently. I had the seafood stew, which is assorted seafood & fish on saffron risotto with lobster &tarragon broth. Perfect seasoning in the broth. Crisp garlic toast for dipping. I was face down in the bowl to get the last drop!! The atmosphere is pleasant and you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Rutland, Vermont
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Rutland, Vermont
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped in for lunch recently. I had the seafood stew, which is assorted seafood & fish on saffron risotto with lobster &tarragon broth. Perfect seasoning in the broth. Crisp garlic toast for dipping. I was face down in the bowl to get the last drop!! The atmosphere is pleasant and you can sit inside or outside. The only downside was... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped for a late lunch on a beautiful summer afternoon. Seated us on the patio as we wanted. Very complete lunch menu most of what sounded like fresh light summer fare. Both our meals were just that, fresh, light and excellently prepared and presented. From seeing other diners meals, they too were experiencing the same. Service might have been a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Having been to the restaurant numerous times, we decided to plan a large surprise party there with guests from all over the world. All the guests raved about the food, the atmosphere and what a lovely party it was. The cake, designed by their pastry chef, Betsy, was exquisite - a dark chocolate cake with mocha and hazelnut buttercream and... More 

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Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Service was excellent and matched the fine dining Next time in Brandon we will surely stop in again s

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Once again, a delightful dining experience form start to finish. All appetizers are excellent. Main courses are all great too ... I especially recommend the "duck duo" which is almost too deliciously complex to describe. (It is a substantial meal, which some may find more suited to winter than summer.) Service always excellent and with a smile. During the warmer... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Last time we were here we were with a big group, had a decent meal, but haven't been back for a few years. That might have been a mistake... The beer duo was delicious. The chicken excellent. The bourginon sauce was the highlight of the meal. We dipped damn near everything in it. If we had ordered dessert I would... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was the most enjoyable time we had and the food was delicious. The prices can be a bit depending what you order, but ours was reasonable. If you want good food you need to try this restaurant and the wait staff is pleasant.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just moved into the area and had heard about Cafe Provence. Coming from Pittsburgh I didn't think we'd find food as good as you can get there, but honestly this place exceeded our expectations! Went for restaurant week and got a caesar salad in a parmesan cheese crisp cup, pasta with shrimp and the "chocolate bomb" for dessert....all excellent. We... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We've been meaning to try Café Provence for some time and finally had a chance last Friday evening. We were there with another couple, taking them out for dinner as a thank you for dog sitting while we were out of the country. Service was good although a little slow initially when we had a longer than expected wait for... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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 to $50
Cuisine: French, Pizza

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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