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 Brunch: 10:00am - 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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
A Northshore Standard. We have been goin ...
A Northshore Standard. We have been going to La Provence for 35 years, the first time to celebrate our anniversary. On our most recent visit, we were joined by our grown children and their spouses. We will always have a special affinity for La Provence, and will return. However, our most recent experience did not rise to the level of previous dining experiences. Service was very good. The food was very hit and miss. The sausage board was good, though the boudin had the texture of applesauce. When sliced, it became mush. The warm mushroom salad was probably the best dish of the night, with great smoky roasted hen of the woods mushrooms, though the kale was soggy and there was too much liquid. The grilled octopus with pasta was way too salty, barely any octopus to be found. The pasta was squid ink, though the menu did not say that it would be. The flounder was overcooked and served with "puffed rice". The rice was undercooked, certainly not puffed. The eggplant neopolitan from the market menu was delightful, and the wild boar ragout was also good. The spice cake and chocolate espresso cake were both unremarkable. Hoping it was just an off night, and perhaps the chef was not in the house. Hoping to see a return to previous high marks on our next visit.
12 Family members had an unforgettable T ...
12 Family members had an unforgettable Thanksgiving prix fix. Kids menu separate. Appetizer, entree and dessert. Kids loved going out to see the pigs and chickens grown on site out back. Staff exceedingly attentive but not intrusive. Wonderful experience...
Went to La Provence for girlfriends birt ...
Went to La Provence for girlfriends birthday. They gave us two glasses of champagne on the house for her birthday, and the rest of the service was also excellent. Took time to walk around the farm with a lantern they provided and got to pet the pigs. Sat by the fireplace and bar to finish our bottle of wine. It was a fantastic experience and can't wait to go back.
Absolute perfection, time and time again ...
Absolute perfection, time and time again. This visit, Dale and the staff at La Provence helped create an unforgettable evening. I haven't been able to stop raving about the incredible food, romantic environment, and total attention to detail every step of the way.
We went to La Provence for my wife's bir ...
We went to La Provence for my wife's birthday and took a chance on this somewhat distant restaurant. I wanted to enjoy a farm-to-table restaurant, and taking a nice drive to get to the restaurant was made more romantic by the sunset over Lake Pontchartrain and a beautiful sky. We were met with an immediate table, and felt the vibe of the restaurant perfectly suited our desires to enjoy some quiet time together without the kids. The manager brought us champagne to celebrate my wife's birthday and the service never once faltered from this point forward. Timely, friendly, warm, and unhurried, we were free to enjoy each amazing course without issue and we loved every item we were served. Kudos to the staff and chef, we couldn't have been happier. The first of many returns to La Provence is what I predict. We've already talked about having a major holiday dinner at La Provence to give us a break from the effort for the first time in years! Perfecto!
My wife and I celebrated our 7yr anniver ...
My wife and I celebrated our 7yr anniversary here and we could ask for a better place for our special day. Wonderful cuisine, wine and cocktails!! Dessert is a must!! This is a perfect date night dinner or for a small group.
We always enjoy the food and ambiance of ...
We always enjoy the food and ambiance of La Provence. Yesterday we took out-of-town friends to brunch. The food and facility was excellent as always, but we were especially impressed with our server, Miranda. She had an excellent knowledge of the wine list and the food. It was refreshing to be able to discuss appropriate wines with someone who knows their stuff. Miranda made what would have been a great meal at a beautiful restaurant exceptional.
We recently celebrated our 29th wedding ...
We recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at La Provence, and it was a wonderful evening. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. The restaurant surprised us with two complimentary glasses of champagne to start the evening, and they did everything possible to make it a wonderful occasion. We will definitely return!
We went to La Provence at the request of ...
We went to La Provence at the request of the birthday girl. Having heard nothing but good things we gladly accepted to please her! Loved the first impression of the rustic, warm cottage feel and it was great to see the garden and pigs after brunch! All of the staff were very nice but in need of training. The building itself needs some tlc, it had a musky smell, mildew was coming out of the AC vents and there were dried water spots on the ceiling. The bisque was delicious , the duck was OK and the omelets were salty. The ice cream was amazing! We tried 3 different flavors and they were all delicious. Overall we had a good time, company was great but the food and service were unfortunately just ok. We won't be back again.
Great restaurant, love the French countr ...
Great restaurant, love the French country feel to the whole place. Food was great from beginning to end, starting with the sausage plate, fantastic tomato salad, and ravioli. Entrees we're all good, but the star of the table was the pork dish made with the mangalistas raised on premises. Such an intense porky flavor, the chop and shoulder were simple fantastic. Desserts were good as well; only critique is that the delicacy of the green apple sorbet was overwhelmed by the big flavors and spices in the apple spice cake. Overall, a fantastic meal. Not cheap, but worth every penny of the moderately high price you're going to pay.
This is a "class" restaurant. Food and ...
This is a "class" restaurant. Food and service were great. Although my main entrée was too salty for my taste, they were very quick to offer we an alternative of my choice to replace it. The appetizer and dessert courses were original and delicious. The ambiance is fantastic - like a country French restaurant. My husband and I will definitely be going back, and we recommend this restaurant to everyone.
We're big fans of John Besh establishmen ...
We're big fans of John Besh establishments as it is, but this is a unique take on farm-to-table, and it's very much appreciated. The freshness of the food came through, the animals and ingredients that are just out back of the restaurant adds to the authenticity of the meal.
In the past I have been a little disappo ...
In the past I have been a little disappointed with the strange menu with a lot of game as entrees, for example. The restaurant seems to have evolved over the past couple of years. The ambiance was always very nice. This time, we found the food to be very good also. There were a lot of items this time we could have chosen, instead of searching the menu to find one thing that sounded appetizing. I would go to this restaurant again soon. The last time I was there was a couple of years ago, and a similar time gap before that ... always leaving a little disappointed. Not so this time.
My husband and I celebrated our 25th wed ...
My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with our 9 year old daughter at La Provence. We enjoy trying upscale, local restaurants for any kind of occasion. The staff were friendly and made sure our special occasion was acknowledged (including complimentary glass of champagne). They even have an interesting children's menu.
The crostini and pate was interesting though the extra crunch was a bit difficult! The breads rolls and fresh butter were delightful. Our appetizers were delicious - a creamy salad for me, a cold tomato and vegetable dish for my husband, and the bisque for my daughter.
Entrees did not disappoint. I love a moist, tender and flavorful steak filet. My husband's pompano was good but could have used a larger serving size. Our daughter had their homemade crispy chicken strips (such a kid!).
We each had our own dessert. The dark chocolate tart with espresso ice cream was perfect for me. The cornbread pudding something was tasty but surprising to my husband. The little one went with ice cream and chocolate syrup!
Overall we enjoyed our little trip to Lacombe, LA.
We just love this place. The staff is am ...
We just love this place. The staff is amazing, our waitresses went out of their way to take care of us. We felt so special. She helped us with the menu and made some great suggestions for us. Loved that they knew the menu so well. Very impressed. The food was delicious. If you go ask for Karen or Liam. They are the best of the best. Crazy, But the best. Very professional.
Dining at La Provence is literally like ...
Dining at La Provence is literally like dining at a french restaurant in the Provence countryside. The drive to the rural area just outside Mandeville is a fitting preparation for a meal in a fine french restaurant. The food is exceptional, and the service attentive but not overly so. While the cost is relatively higher than other restaurants, the quality of the food, the inventive cuisine and the ambiance and service all make very much worth it. It's a great place for a relaxing and rewarding meal.
Recommending La Provence mainly based on ...
Recommending La Provence mainly based on past good experiences. We went for the special "cool inary" menu and the word for our experience was "scorched". First was a crab soup that was bland and crabby smelling and not in a good way. In it were two pieces of burnt toast. And, yes, it definitely tasted burned, not just browned. The soup was a total loss. The entree was some delicious fresh shrimp with some fluffy potato gnocchi. I thought they needed some salt and pepper but my daughter, a fan of gnocchi, thought they were perfect. We both agree they were in a wonderful brown sauce flavored with smoky bacon and onions. Inexplicably big hunks of burned bread were tossed on top of it. Maybe to add some texture, maybe for the sauce, but it just didn't work. Seemed cheap and detracted from the dish. The creme brulee with fruit and a cookie was wonderful. But, the sugar topping on mine had been scorched in a couple of places. Pressed coffee and one drink were great, but the peach mint julep was a lot of bourbon and mint with no taste of peach. We wondered if Eric Loos was on vacation. Service was superb as usual.
I love La Provence. The food, service an ...
I love La Provence. The food, service and ambience are fabulous. My only complaint is that I'm not sure why, for a $36 fish entree, a couple of asparagus or some other vegetable can't be added to the entree plate. It's a little strange to just see a piece of fish sitting on a big plate with nothing else except the butter sauce. It gives the appearance of being cheap. How much could a couple of asparagus cost a restaurant? This would also add to the presentation. Just my humble opinion.
Have been to La Provence on several occa ...
Have been to La Provence on several occasions over the years, both before and after it was acquired by John Besh.
This last visit was disappointing. The food lacked is former zest. Service was only mediocre. The menu has been trimmed back. The company has taken a lot of price...too much!
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