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“Lovely Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Provence

La Provence
16350 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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Ranked #1 of 111 Restaurants in Lake Oswego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Bakeries, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night
Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you like eating tapas style this is the place for you. Plus the wine and desert selection was awesome. Great vibe to the restaurant and service was excellent.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
West Linn OR
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice outside seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I've been here twice and have sat outside both times. It's a nice place to meet friends. The food and service were both good.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yummy food icky service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This restaurant has some of the best breakfasts and pastries in Lake Oswego. The new location is beautiful and has a wonderful patio. What I don't understand (this coming from someone who has been the restaurant business for 15 years) is why they would make customers wait over a half an hour to an hour for a table inside a half full restaurant and a patio that has two tables seated. Understaffing on a Sunday, and a Sunday that is Fathers Day, is just stupid. Having one server on a patio that can only handle two tables at a time is ridiculous. The host is unfriendly which makes everyone slightly grumpy. Once seated, service is slow and inexperienced. Servers here have a lot of support, food runners, bussers, and water and coffee people. Which confuses me more on why the staff would be swimming, especially just after opening. I think we will try to avoid going on weekends. We have experienced on occasion on weekdays, experienced, happy servers.
If it weren't for the food, we, of course, wouldn't go. The pastries are delightful. Beautifully done. Croissants are light and buttery pure perfection. Can't go wrong with just about anything on the breakfast menu. The portions are generous and could be easily shared. Coffee is good and freely poured. You can help yourself while waiting as well.
If you have patience go enjoy your food. And try to ignore the mediocre service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boone, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Petite Portions But Very Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Excellent cuisine, imaginative offerings, fabulous deserts, great location, right in the heart of Lake Oswego.

Visited June 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Never disappoints!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We have been eating here for years. When they moved to a strip mall, I was concerned that the quality of the experience might be diminished. Quite the opposite. The new location is beautifully done and includes and outside eating area as well The food is amazing and the addition of small plates or tapas is great for sharing. Love this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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