About La Provence
Country French inspired restaurant. At La Provence, “cooking with heart” means everything. The menu blithely ignores the cutting edge of urban contemporary French food, and instead reflects the time-honored, time-consuming rustic techniques that in turn reflect the rugged earthiness of the ingredients.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
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From New Orleans: Take I10 west to Causeway Blvd. North towards Mandeville, approximately 24 miles. Upon exiting the bridge stay right on
Highway 190 East. Continue on 190 East approximately 8miles. La Provence will be located on your right side 2 miles past Fountainbleau State
Erick Loos IV
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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At La Provence, we have a private dining room available for social and corporate events, with seating for up to 75 and 125 guests reception style. The beautiful Garden Room features a large fireplace, custom artwork and opens on to the courtyard with fountain.
La Provence Ratings and Reviews
La Provence is a lovely French farmhouse type building with great ambiance and excellent food. The puppy drum is fabulous and the pork tenderloins great also. The desserts were as expected, but not great, so I didn't give 5 stars for food. Also, the menu, while fine for me, is a little limited. Service, as always, was fast, but never rushed, with perfect timing of courses. All in all, still a great dining experience.
A party of six celebrating a birthday! ...
A party of six celebrating a birthday! Had a great Sunday afternoon! Enjoyed food, service, atmosphere, etc.
Always Awesome! Merci Beaucoup
Always Awesome! Merci Beaucoup
Great Mother's Day dinner!
First, I love the fact that for Mother's Day they offered a fixed price dinner with great options. For me, a much better choice than a mid-day brunch with too many egg dishes. The buttermilk fried quail appetizer was absolutely outstanding. The soft shell crab was also excellent but the accompaniments were odd: olives didn't belong at all, cous cous perfectly cooked but bland, sliced almonds not crisp. This dish desperately needed a sauce of some kind and oily olives and almonds with fried food just doesn't work for me. My daughter had the smoked prime rib and it was outstanding, we have eaten beef here several times and this was the best ever. Plus it was unexpectably huge. Desserts were merely OK: we don't subscribe to the notion of little dabs of stuff on a plate like a kindergarten project although we do like a small dessert. Coffee was excellent as always. And thanks to the waitress who went out to the garden to pick some mint so I would have a great mojito.
Food was not as good as remembered from ...
Food was not as good as remembered from last visit. Service was great.
Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. ...
Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. All of the desserts looked good, but I decided on the peanut butter with chocolate. It was a great choice and highly recommended.
Vive la Mother's Day!
It was a beautiful day and LaProvance made it perfect! I enjoy the comfortable and homey environment. The food has always been superb and the Mother's Day menu never disappoints!
This is the second time , we have been h ...
This is the second time , we have been here that La Provence was right on in all instances. Having an old friend back to lead the restaurant has helped immensely and the chef is right on. Again a five yum visit!!!
A Lovely Evening
My wife had wanted to have dinner at La Provence since we moved here nearly 3 years ago...so for her birthday we took the trip to see if the restaurant lived up to our expectations. In a word, yes. Yes, indeed. We had assumed that the food would be grand, but what was the truly pleasant surprise was the overall ambiance of a relaxed, friendly evening. From the hostess who graciously seated us, to our servers who presented the amazing plates in a professional manner, to the general manger, Dale...we felt as if we were in their home, not some stuffy, overbearing spot. As for the food, the pork on toasted risotto was wonderful, and the lacquered duck, the best duck my wife has ever eaten. Again, as much as we loved the food, it truly was the staff that made the evening one we will remember for a long time. Thank you Dale and his staff for a lovely evening. See y'all soon.
We always enjoy La Provence.
The food was wonderful and the ambiance is great. Always a wonderful visit.
Outstanding meal. Attentive and friendl ...
Outstanding meal. Attentive and friendly staff. Food was great. Will stop by again. Highly recommend.
To find a special place to dine is always a find, but on the north shore it is exquisite. New Orleans has many fine establishments to choose from, but it isn't always convenient to cross the longest bridge in the world. Our server Bridget was new to the restaurant but passionate about service and we wanted for nothing, and could not of asked for a better server. We were visited by the Bartender and GM, who not only were informative but knowledgeable about interesting facts of La Provence. It ended up being one of the top 5 dining experiences of my life, and my wife and have dined all over the world. Again, I highly recommend La Provence.
The food was fantastic.The service profe ...
The food was fantastic.The service professional! It's worth every penny.
Different for the Northshore
Somewhere between August and Luke New Orleans in value and service. The location is the biggest drawback. Not the easiest place to find and very few people were at the resturant which is a huge contrast to the outstanding San Antonio Luke location. Staff was very friendly and informative. Menu was brief and somewhat lacking in the "Provence" theme. Food quality was good but overpriced in comparison to Luke and nothing is of the same caliber as August. I'm also disappointed that Mr. Besh has never been at any of his restuarants that I've visited.
SERVICE, FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WERE INCREDIBLE... GREAT RESTAURANT FOR ANY OCCASSION!
Incredible food, charming atmosphere, id ...
Incredible food, charming atmosphere, ideal service. Turns out favorite restaurant in New Orleans is across the lake, a well-worth-the-drive 45 minutes from downtown.
We are long-time patrons of this restaurant, having first dined there in, the 70's. When John Besh took the torch from aging and ailing Chris Keragiou, being fans of Besh's restaurants in New Orleans, we were thrilled. Since then, frankly, the restaurant has had its ups and downs. We continue to try it episodically. Our last visit was very disappointing. The prices are very high, and not really matched by the quality of the menu, which is abbreviated and rarely changes. On our last visit, the service was lamentable...a long wait for drinks, lack of information about menu items, quite unprofessional. We will probably try it again, but not for some time.
At last La Provence has come up to snuff. Perhaps it's the new maitre'd? Service was excellent and the food the best we have had there lately. We drank wine that night, so haven't had a chance to try the bar. Hopefully, that to has been revitalized. I give it five yums this evening.
nice for easter sunday....
everyone loved their food choices.....service was good too since there were several large groups
Outstanding Easter Brunch
This was the perfect place for our Easter Brunch. The menu offered a choose-your-own three course meal for a flat rate. The food was incredible. Service was attentive. Couldn't ask for a better experience. We'll definitely be bach.
Best food and service
I loved the food ! I grew up in Europe and I've found the food here to be so beautifully cooked and seasoned, delicate and exquisite. The service was impeccable and the location, French country inspired. Well worth the drive. The food, again, is spectacular!
Everything about our dinner here was excellent, from the moment we walked in to leaving. Food was some of the best we have ever tasted!
Staff handled dinner party on a Saturday night for 10 with ease, even though some of our party were 30 mins late & 2 " no- shows". The menu was varied and exceptional. Next visit will be to just enjoy this outstanding facility.
quaint French country setting
Very nice and creative menu! The ambience is quiet and quaint with a nice little bar. The service was impeccable. We will definitely eat here again!
really incredible experience. Everything ...
really incredible experience. Everything i tried, the quail gumbo, the swordfish, the duck, the deserts - all incredible. Very high expectations going in - all were met. Worth the hype.
Chef Chris's GUMBO with quail was the BE ...
Chef Chris's GUMBO with quail was the BEST! Always love the complimentary pate!
Nice, but his other restaurants are much better
We had a perfectly nice dinner at La Provence. The food was solidly good, but the service was only ok and my dinner started with a French 75 cocktail that was served over ice and with a large plastic straw; something that instantly set the wrong tone for the dinner. Seafood pasta was tasty, though it took some time for the flavors to meld, and the puppy drum fish special was delicious. Dessert of strawberry ricotta cakes were very tasty!
Good food! meh service...
We went here for Valentines day. Loved most of the food, and had a great time. The service was not very impressive. I would expect it to be better for the price and quality of food.
I never take the time to fill out a Review - but felt compelled to communicate here. I was shocked at the lack of organization in the front of the house from the moment we arrived until we left. The restaurant was understaffed with most employees ambivalent or borderline rude. I expect more from a Besh property and especially one with the blood line of this place. Someone in management here is asleep at the wheel. I hope it gets corrected. The place is truly a New Orleans jewel.
Everything as always is perfection.
Everything as always is perfection.
Food was very good and was individually prepared, not a big batch sauce ladled onto a protien like many of the other local "high end" restaurants. The paté appetizer was awesome. All in all it was really good but also really expensive. Best has done a great job in keeping this north shore gem a destination to travel to. Service was good, ambiance was very nice, it really was like being in a French country dining establishment. I will go back, but not as often as I would if it weren't so pricey.
La Provence nevers disappoints.
Their seasonal menu adds twists, but also retains familiar tastes and bites you want to have again. And, again. It is such a gem and we always love to walk the garden area before we go in to see what's in season. Sit close to the fireplace in the front dining room for a nice touch. We crave their micro greens. And, the chicken liver pate is simply an amazing way to start any meal. So happy to have La Provence on the Northshore!
Valentine's Day Dinner
La Provence is one of my favorite restaurants. Our entrees and salad (roasted beet, which we split) were fabulous. My only disappointment was the quail gumbo. Although it was delicious, the bird was overcooked. While it was still edible, it did take away from what is a truly great dish.
Long Drive, Big Reward
Having tried most of John Besh's restaurants in New Orleans over the years La Provence was on our list this trip. Getting there involved a 24 mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain and some dark country roads on the other side. We were late for our reservation and met with a gracious hostess who was quick to say, "No problem." Quickly seated we ordered wine and drinks. The Sazerac was one of the best I've ever tasted. Wine selections were broad and included a number of good choices by the glass. Starting with Oysters Ooh La La we enjoyed the plump oysters baked in a crab fat butter crust. The saffron and chili flakes added to the flavor without overpowering it. Similar results came with dinner. Gulf Puppy Drum, Grilled Swordfish and Lamb Chops were all prepared and presented with care. Most of what we ate came from area farmers and fishermen. Many vegetables and herbs were grown on-site. Our server was very helpful in making selections and keeping the evening flowing. Knowing we had to meet a flight on the other side of the lake she did not rush but was ready with the next stage as we moved through dinner. Dinner at La Provence was the highlight of this long weekend in New Orleans. As for the 24-mile bridge...that's 24 miles of not getting lost in a city famous for its confusing streets.
The setting is magical and reminiscent o ...
The setting is magical and reminiscent of rural France. The food is exquisite. Portions are reasonable , with the focus being quality and not excess quantity. The bread is to-die-for. Wonderful, professional, yet personal, service. Every bite of every dish was truly great!
Would not go back
Food was odd, wife's crab bisque appetizer was so bad she refused it and chose different which was better. We were charged for both. The pate' on toast was the best part of the meal.
Not at all surprised at the wonderful food and service at La Provence. Really great diverse menu-something for everyone.
Country French Treasure
We celebrated a family birthday with children and even the children were asking when can we go back to La Provence! The service was impeccable and made our 5 year olds feel important. The menu was so intriguing it was hard to select. But everything from the pate' to the desserts was so delicious and special. A very memorable experience everyone should try at least once!
My wife and I were on our way to La Provence from out of town and realized we would be there at least 45 minutes prior to our reservation time. I phoned ahead and was assured that we would be seated when we arrived. The service, food, and amenities at La Provence are outstanding. We have never been disappointed when enjoying your restaurant.
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