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Cafe Provencal

5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Ranked #21 of 339 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Winery
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lake Powell Road
Description: Cafe Provencal offers guests fine, creative cuisine with friendly service and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Chef Ika Zaken prepares each selection using fresh local and quality ingredients making every main dish the perfect combination. The signature dishes have become the special meats that are slowly smoked using cured grape vines following the traditional southern France style of cooking.
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at the Cafe Provencal last weekend. What a great find! Since the Cafe is located on the grounds of a winery it is not surprising that it has an extensive wine list. The headwaiter, John, was very knowledgeable regarding wine in general, took note of our stated tastes and made an... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere with pretty French-inspired decor. However, we were celebrating an anniversary at an expensive restaurant and had hoped for a quieter setting. The table next to us was very loud; even the hostess joined in their conversation constantly-making for a very distracting evening. We'll find another restaurant for our next special anniversary celebration!

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had our anniversary dinner here...made reservations a month in advance, for some reason they had us down for reservations the day before we actually arrived and for Saturday evening...received a phone call the day before we arrived asking why we had not arrived for dinner yet, thus ruining the anniversary surprise...then to top it off the evening of our... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We're dropping a star from our experience from last year; apparently they have a new chef who has changed the menu from French to "more Mediterranean" and while still "very good" we can no longer call this is our favorite in Wbrg. The setting, though, is unsurpassed--in a Select Registry hotel on the grounds of the Williamsburg Winery, and the... More

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Silver Spring, MD
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We found the Cafe' online while visiting Colonial Williamsburg and took our son and daughter-in-law. The food was fantastic, and the service was personal. When the owner stopped by our table, and we complimented the chef, he remembered and, later as we were leaving, he saw us and silently pointed to the chef so we could thank him personally. A... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Part of the inn on the grounds of the Williamsburg Winery. Small place. Get a reservation. Not a countryside/vineyard view but we went to eat and took a walk around the grounds after dinner to see the area.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We tried to reserve a table for 7 pm but we were told they couldn't fit us in then. We therefore made a reservation for 7.30. When we arrived there were only two other couples in the restaurant. We were made very welcome and our orders were taken. It took 40 minutes before any bread appeared and over 45 minutes... More

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joconnor1066, Manager at Cafe Provencal, responded to this review

First, let me tell you how sorry I am that we were not able to "wow" you our food and service. Our team works extremely hard to exceed our guest's expectations and we obviously did not achieve that goal the evening you joined us for dinner. We were hosting a wine pairing dinner in our King Alfred Room that evening... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent the day with the throngs of other tourists enjoying the sights and sounds of Colonial Williamsburg, from Fifes & Drums, to horse drawn carriages to costumed staff and colonial-themed restaurants. But now for something completely different! The restaurant is on the somewhat secluded, beautiful grounds of the Williamsburg Winery. There seem to be two dinning rooms, one off... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Expecting more attension to detail. Needs to keep up maintenance. Has potential for so much more! Overall a nice experience.

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We really wanted to give this restaurant more stars, unfortunately the night we went, the food just wasn't up to the ratings it had received. Here's the scoop: Fois gras - 5 stars Ox tail main course - 4 stars Duck main course - 2 stars (very salty, undercooked) Tarte tatin - burned and unedible Service - 4 stars We... More

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