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La Provence

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105 Thoreau St., Concord, MA
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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Lovely place for lunch!

Great selections of salads, sandwiches, soups, pastries and coffee. Staff was friendly in this counter order little local place. Cute areas to sit and eat inside and out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selections of salads, sandwiches, soups, pastries and coffee. Staff was friendly in this counter order little local place. Cute areas to sit and eat inside and out.

Thank melange1
Concord, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hands down, the best place for lunch in town. The price for a 3-course lunch is very reasonable and the quality is outstanding! The servings are right-sized for lunch (though you'll be served almost 1/3 of a quiche!) and you can also buy wine by the glass. The staff is friendly and efficient. My favorite place to meet friends for... More 

Thank Nancy M
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The food at La Provence has been consistent since it first opened in Concord, right across from the railway station. The environment is charming for those who want to sit at a table. Order, then pay and wait for your food to be prepared. The beef bourguignon and salmon are tasty hot dishes, while a variety of quiches and salads... More 

Thank Sharon K
Newton, NJ
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Didn't eat here but instead got two dessert items to go which were very good and a bit expensive, but we felt were worth the price. We would have eaten dinner here to sample their French menu, but didn't see that they had a dining room until we went there to pick up our dessert items. Too bad.

Thank traveler47NJ
Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love going here just to see the lovely desserts behind the counter and the unique food items to shop for.

Thank 2sisterstravel
Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We make at least annual visits to Concord, as one of us grew up there. La Provence has been there for some years now, and is always a place where one can find reliably good food, whether it be for breakfast items, lunch, or teatime snacks -- or more. A few tips: Do try to go at OFF-peak times. It... More 

1 Thank passingbyagaindc
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is very good; the selection is varied and healthy. It is small and a bit warm inside, with a casual, Concord French ambience. I wish the portions were larger (for example, of quiche). Service is a bit prompt yet suits the rushed lunch crowd well.

Thank Sonar11
Concord, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is about as authentic a French bakery as you'll find. The owner is French and speaks French to the patrons who also speak French. This is my favorite coffee place in Concord, good coffee and a wide variety of pastries and muffins. They also serve lunch with a variety of French specialties available. The lunches have always been excellent.... More 

Thank Paul R
boston, ma, usa
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164 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

authentic french cooking, fast and delicious (they also cater). each day they have four or five home cooked lunch plates, good veg options, soups, fresh roasted chicken (wow). the dessert case has an excellent selection of fine pastries. their french ham and brie sandwich on baguette is fantastic, and you can even get a glass of wine to make the... More 

Thank Perspectech
Holland, MI
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230 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Such an excellent place. I used take my daughter here when she was tiny. Now she's 12, and we still love it. Stop by in the morning for croissants or pain de chocolate. The palmiers are terrific. We like the quiche lorraine with the French lemonade. The red potato salad was a little too al dente on Tuesday; they needed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Thoreau St., Concord, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 978/371-7428

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: French


Open Hours
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?