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
had a group of 13 for a sunday birthday ...
had a group of 13 for a sunday birthday brunch. Everything was great. Our server did a wonderful job. The brunch menu price is an outstanding value, 3 courses for $38. Food was outstanding. Atmosphere was excellent as always
We had a wonderful time at La Provence. ...
We had a wonderful time at La Provence. It felt like we were automatically visiting family or good friends as we were warmly welcomed into the kitchen and got a tour of the farm! The service was fantastic and the food was so tasty! I would highly recommend going here for a change of scenery from New Orleans :)
Just a great meal. The Quail gumbo was ...
Just a great meal. The Quail gumbo was so rich and tasty. had the soft shell crab which was excellent. The tomato salad was super fresh. The drinks and wine were great. Ambiance super. Well worth the trip from New Orleans.
Celebrated with my husband on the evenin ...
Celebrated with my husband on the evening of his birthday. It was a really memorable meal with friendly service. They even provided a few surprises for us in honor of our occasion. I'd say that the atmosphere of the restaurant was fancy, but approachable.
The presentation was not pleasing. The a ...
The presentation was not pleasing. The appetizer was on a big plate and half the plate was empty which took away from the artistic intention. The 15.00 cost of the appetizer could have had a two Tablespoons of crabmeat instead of one. The entre was not pleasing on the plate. The waitress described the dish with a small amount of hollandaise circled on the plate. Well the sauce was bigger than the fish. The pompano was not skinned which made it hard to eat. I usually don't complain but I was surprised since it was talked up on the Tom Fitzmorris radio show. The wine selection was poor. The soup was good and the waitress was great.
We had been looking forward to dining at ...
We had been looking forward to dining at La Provence but left disappointed. While the appetizers were excellent and the dessert was fantastic, the entrees were not up to expectations. The lamb's neck was over salted, potatoes were undercooked, and the short rib was tough and difficult to slice. Paying over $250 for two, one would expect a better better dining experience.
Maybe an off day? Perhaps.
Wonderful experience. Seated immediately ...
Wonderful experience. Seated immediately. Served one of the best cocktails I've ever had. Duck pate' was mouthwatering. "oysters ooh la la" to die for. Excellent amberjack with side of pork belly. Service friendly, professional, attentive. Sadly, no room for dessert.
This restaurant has had some highs and l ...
This restaurant has had some highs and lows since Chef Chris sold to John Besh years ago. Right now, it is at a high point. Food was great. Menu was varied, with a great selection of affordable French wines. For some reason, bar service to table is always very slow, now as before. Over all, it is a fine restaurant with farm to table ingredients and with the atmosphere of Provence, France. Highly recommend.
We went for Father's day. A special occ ...
We went for Father's day. A special occasion menu was offered for a fixed price. Assumed that the price probably did not include drinks which would have been fine. But found out when we received the check that it not only didn't include drinks, but that refills on soft drinks and tea were not free. This is the first time that I have ever been charged for 3 1/3 Iced Tea's. I would recommend the restaurant, but next time I'll stick with water. We paid almost $30 for a group of six for our drinks (non-alcoholic).
I took my husband to La Provence for Fat ...
I took my husband to La Provence for Father's Day. The food was fresh and delicious. My husband said the Old Fashioned was the best Old Fashioned he has ever had. My Provence 75 was fantastic also. I was pleased to find that this upscale restaurant was quite kid-friendly. There was a kid's menu with several options. The portion was so big that my 20 month old son had leftovers, and he was able to eat those leftovers for two additional meals at home. Also, the bathroom had a very nice changing table complete with wipes! After our meal, we took our son to see the chickens and pigs in the back, which he throughly enjoyed. Overall, we had a lovely experience at La Provence, and we are already planning our next meal there.
The food was good, but I can't say that ...
The food was good, but I can't say that it was better than any other nice restaurant we've been to. Maybe my expectations were too high to begin with, but we really were expecting food that was going to be so good that we would want to lick the plate clean and we did not have that experience. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Overall, it was a nice time and nice food, just not the experience that we were expecting.
Our waiter was very nice. It was my spou ...
Our waiter was very nice. It was my spouse birthday and we got a complimentary glass of champagne which was a very nice touch. The appetizer and the entree were very good but I only put 3 stars for food as I thought the desserts could be a little more elaborate for a place like this (they were still good though).
I would recommend it for a special occasion.
The lighting and art made for a comforta ...
The lighting and art made for a comfortable atmosphere, interesting and easy on the eyes. The quiet was peaceful and staff was respectful of the table conversation. We had a bottle of wine and several appetizers, all delicious, would certainly recommend.
40th wedding anniversary brunch
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our server Brittany was great and her manager took time to tour us through their on site garden. Gave us a glass of champagne each in honour of our special occasion. Very processional , friendly and the food super. Hope to go back soon, but not wait another 40 years.
Everything, starting with the glorious chicken pate was wonderful. Excellent service, cocktails, wine, entrees, and dessert. We took our sister there for her birthday, and they sent us special champagne and a candle on her dessert. Very special night. Excellent restaurant in every way, we will go again.
Best of the best!
I moved away from the area in 2011, since that time I make it back about twice per year. This is one of my must do items when I go home. Usually bring the family for brunch, lunch or dinner. All are great. My kids love this place too, all around my favorite restaurant on the Northshore, in my opinion the best restaurant on the Northshore. Great job John Besh! I look forward to visiting your restaurants every time I come home!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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