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Cafe Provence

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11 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733-1105 (Across from Aubuchon)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to this Cafet, many times, and have brought friends. It is 1 hour from our home in Vermont and we took a nice ride looking forward to a wonderful lunch. We were the third table and only two people. Water was served, we looked at the Menu and decided. There were two waitress's, a Hostess, Chef, salad... More 

Thank Cecilia T
Clayton, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu is limited and prices are high. We waited almost 2 hours for are meal with a party of 5. My brother order the roasted chicken for about $23.00. When we finally received the chicken was very dry. He contracted the server who then had him speak to the so call chef. He explained how it was cooked and... More 

Thank FAD1964
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Café Provence for many years now. We never miss a visit. The food is consistently excellent! the wine divine and the staff always professional and friendly. Chef Robert does a great job - highly recommend.

1 Thank naturegirlcitygirl
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent. The fish specials (cod, salmon with lobster polenta) were beautifully presented and delicious, as were the salads. But the service was awful, and the ambiance (pop Muzack) in the resto don't jive with the quality of the food. Service was very inattentive and no one seem to notice when we waited 45 minutes to get our... More 

Thank FlaviaFlav
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at middlebury tonight, had planned on trying out this French bistro for dinner. Portions are big, service friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to dietary restrictions, and bread served hot. For gf, got cheese crisps. My vegetarian friend said her barley risotto wrapped in phyllo dough was the best vegetarian main course she has had in the states.

Thank lacontessa1
Metz, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Successful mix between french and american cuisine. Everything is good, from grilled tuckey BLT to moules marinières an include burger. Very good service. Cozy place and good jazz music. Probably one of the best place to dine in all United States.

Thank duvalmathieu
Burlington, Vermont, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch, and the seafood was magnificent, the truffle butter outstanding, and the bitter chocolate on the dessert sampler plate was memorable. Comfortable and almost in a class by itself - I don't say this lightly...I think that this lunch was in the top five restaurant meals that I have ever had in Vermont!

1 Thank Robert R
South Burlington, Vermont
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten several lunches at this wonderful restaurant in Brandon. Love it! Great place to meet friends and have a delicious, relaxing lunch.

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant from where we were staying. We arrived latish, but the kitchen was still open. We had a delicious glass of Rose while we waited for our meals. Definitely one of the best meals we had during our month travelling in the US. Portions very large, even the waitress agreed with that! That said, the... More 

Thank AustraliaRuby
Manchester, NH
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Our family went for Mother's Day Brunch. There was not one food item (well, except for the odd addition of pizza, which was pretty good, but not excellent) that was not less than excellent - even a seafood pasta salad was served al dente. Service was pleasant, professional and quick) Only negative was the choice of teas - for such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?