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Cafe Provencal

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French, Winery
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5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Lake Powell Road)
+1 757-941-0317
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Nestled in the heart of the Williamsburg Winery, the Cafe Provencal offers...
Nestled in the heart of the Williamsburg Winery, the Cafe Provencal offers fine dining in a relaxed and friendly setting. Chef Ika Zaken uses only the freshest of local ingredients to create his signature dishes inspired by his classical French training.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Wine Country Dinner Spot

What a surprise to pull into a vineyard and nice boutique hotel for dinner. All we were expecting was a restaurant and we got a country dining experience. The wait staff took excellent care of us without hovering too much and the food was very good. The wine list leans heavily towards the local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
kjtripper
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a surprise to pull into a vineyard and nice boutique hotel for dinner. All we were expecting was a restaurant and we got a country dining experience. The wait staff took excellent care of us without hovering too much and the food was very good. The wine list leans heavily towards the local wines but they have a decent... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Wow! This was an amazing meal - from appetizer to entree to wine and dessert. So perfect and in a charming setting with excellent service. My husband and another couple visited Cafe Provencal a few weeks ago and are convinced that this is the best restaurant in Williamsburg. We each ordered something different and sampled each others. Everything was truly... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Cafe Provencal is the best restaurant in Williamsburg, no question, delicious food, great service, beautiful surroundings - get there as soon as you can !!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My family, my friend and I were in Williamsburg for a long weekend earlier in the month and wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner. We were scheduled to eat at another local restaurant, but when another friend couldn't come unexpectedly, we changed. When we got to the restaurant we were literally the only ones there. Our server was nice,... More 

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Lorton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful meal at Cafe Provencal last week. My wife had the Wild Boar over polenta and it was very tender. I had saddle of lamb for the first time and it was delicious. I like the taste of lamb but this cut had very little of the lamb taste. My wife had a... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This French restaurant was truly a great experience. The atmosphere was incredibly romantic at dinner time with the dim lighting and candle lit tables. It is a smaller space, so it was quiet and not crowded which made for a very enjoyable dinner. Service from the waitstaff was second to none, and we felt like we were the only ones... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I went on the recommendation of a coworker. She and her husband are regulars, and I think we'll also be after this visit. The setting, on the grounds of the winery, is beautiful. The restaurant was cozy, and the service was excellent. Now for the best part...the food. It was absolutely delicious. The Foie gras may be... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is off the beaten path, and worth the ride. We were not staying overnight at the hotel, however, discovered this when we made reservations to tour the Williamsburg Winery - they are located together. We dined on a Thursday evening (January), and were treated like royalty, as we were one of only three parties dining that evening. As a... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited in mid-December. The staff was amazingly attentive and very well informed. Our meals were excellent. We had done the premium wine tasting that afternoon and had purchased a bottle of wine to be served at dinner. As it turned out we opted to not have the wine and the staff made sure that we had it with us... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What a totally lovely environment. Very intimate. But, alas, the dinner was disappointing. The first night of a new menu. My duck breast with roasted vegetable was really blah. My husbands chicken was barely above that. The best part of the meal was the cream of cauliflower soup garnished with roasted almonds. Perfectly velvet (unlike Michael Field suggests) and flavored.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (Lake Powell Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-941-0317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Winery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Nestled in the heart of the Williamsburg Winery, the Cafe Provencal offers fine dining in a relaxed and friendly setting. Chef Ika Zaken uses only the freshest of local ingredients to create his signature dishes inspired by his classical French training.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?