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Cafe Provencal

Certificate of Excellence
French, Wine Bar
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5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Lake Powell Road)
+1 757-941-0317
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New chef continues to impress! World class food, great value (you get what you pay for!),and attentive, informative service. Great for couples!

Thank Craig K
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our Wine and Dine Group of 13 people thoroughly enjoyed Cafe Provencal. We had a capable and courteous server in a separate room. Everyone enjoyed his or her entree selection and the reasonably priced wine. This was a repeat visit for the group which says there must be something special about the venue.

Thank Don B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was our first time back to Cafe Provencal since the new chef arrived a few months ago. The food was very good with excellent service. Amber did a wonderful job and was the most pleasant server that we have encountered in a long time. For appetizers my wife had a cheese board with a sampling of very delicious cheeses,... More 

Thank John M
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Inventive dishes and delightful pairings served with flair by our favorite waiter, Craig! The cast-iron pork roast was moist and full of flavor. The ahi tuna was seared beautifully and playfully complimented with tomato confit with vanilla, homemade tabouli with pistachios and cornbread infused sauce. Don't forget half-price wine served Sunday through Thursday!

Thank Melinda G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Our first visit since the change in the culinary staff was a delightful surprise. There was a good turnout for a Thursday night and the meals were impressive. The staff could not have been more welcoming. The chef even came to make sure we were enjoying our meals. Everyone's attitude, if they can maintain it, should make for a successful... More 

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Highland, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Our stay at Wedmore Place included a complimentary Continental breakfast of fresh-baked croissants, great coffee, fresh fruit and yogurt, but Pricilla was soon plying us with goat-cheese and asparagus quiche fresh from the oven. Completely unexpected, and oh-so-delicious!

Thank wdancer
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Went for a special graduation dinner and one of our dinners was undercooked pork had to be sent back, steak came out not hot, warm at best and soft shell crab was oversalted, the duck was cold. It's a pretty atmosphere but truly I would not return for the food. Our waiter was excellent it was not his fault ,... More 

Thank wmmom16
Toano, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I was looking for a place to celebrate Mother's Day, and selected this quaint little restaurant. I had read the reviews, and expected a nice meal, but I remained skeptical, because it is a French restaurant, and that can be "tricky." The restaurant is small, but nicely appointed. The owners have managed to keep the seating so that you get... More 

Thank Kathleen G
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This dining experience is worth the money for the service alone. The lamb we ordered was from one of the local meat farmers that supply for Cafe Provencal. You can most certainly tell that the dinner was prepared using fresh ingredients. With some of the vegetables being grown on the property for Cafe Provencial, this choice is great for the... More 

Thank snicholson2016
Wilbraham, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Located next to Williamsburg Winery in the Wedmore Place Hotel, this was French cuisine at its finest, which was a pleasant surprise in Williamsburg. They surprised us with a local oyster nestled with a multitude of flavors on a porcelain spoon that was out of this world. We next had the cheese plate with 4 varied cheeses with compressed strawberries,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
French, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?