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About L'Auberge Provencale
L’Auberge Provençale of the Shenandoah Valley is a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Getaway in the style of a quintessential French Country Bed and Breakfast Inn. L'Auberge Provencale is a Northern Virginia Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn; a bit of Provence with award winning cuisine created by our team of talented chefs.
Enjoy Virginia Wine Country as you savor our local, farm to table cuisine. featuring a three course, five course and chef's tasting menu. Seasonal produce from our orchards and gardens. Our award winning wine list will help set the tone for a romantic Virginia weekend getaway. Al fresco dining on our terrace in season will take you to another time and place.
Our new bar & lounge features an a la carte menu of brasserie fare, over 100 liqours, herb-infused cocktails, and local craft beers & ciders on tap!
Boyce, VA 22620
French American, Vegetarian, French
Hours of Operation:
Restaurant: Monday & Wednesday thru Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar & Lounge: Monday 3:00 - 9:00pm, Wednesday thru Friday 1:00 - 10:00pm, Saturday 12:00 - 10:00pm, Sunday 1:00 - 10:00pm
Both the restaurant and bar & lounge are closed on Tuesdays.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking in private lot off restaurant entrance.
Private Party Facilities:
Join us in our Lower Round, Upper, or Front dining rooms for your private party, dinner, or special event. Each room is spectacularly unique and fit for any occasion. We specialize in small intimate elopements and weddings, with beautiful gardens for your ceremony. At L'Auberge Provencale, we take the stress out of planning your magical day.
Private Party Contact:
Celeste Borel: (540) 837-1375
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Call or visit our website for dates and seating times of the following annual events:
Linden, RdV, and Glen Manor Vineyards Wine Dinners
Easter Sunday Lunch'Inn
Mother's Day Dinner
Thanksgiving Day Dinner: Bring the family for this festive occasion and experience exceptional seasonal cuisine including GMO free Turkey and all your favorite traditional trimmings. Don't forget -all guests get a leftover turkey sandwich to go!
Christmas Eve Dinner
New Year's Eve Dinner
New Year's Day Brunch
L'Auberge Provencale Ratings and Reviews
We had a fabulous meal at L'Auberge Provencale. Very creative dishes, some with non-traditional ingredients, and all of supremely high quality. The wine list is extensive, with French bottles ranging from $100 to $8000 which a true wine enthusiast would certainly appreciate. Three critiques are: 1) the restaurant seemed short staffed, with only three waiters and a busser taking care of the full dining room and bar. We had each of the three of them taking care of us throughout the two hours we were there. However, we didn't feel like we got the attention we deserved for paying such a significant amount of money for dinner (~$400 including wine). I wanted to ask about a certain ingredient on my plate and couldn't seem to get anybody's attention. Same thing with getting the check at the end of the meal. After several attempts to flag one of the waiters down, it was finally the sweet bus girl that helped us out. I noticed a table adjacent to us waited probably a good 15 minutes for their glasses of wine to arrive after they ordered. 2) While there was much attention paid to the food, I was shocked to pay $5.50 for hot tea after dinner that was a teapot of hot water and a tea bag on the side that you can find at 7-11 (Bigelow)!! At breakfast the next day they had canned juices out (Ocean Spray), nothing fresh squeezed or even sourced locally. Again, for as much as you pay to stay and dine there, I would have expected more on the drink choices. 3) the breakfast portions were reallllly small. A quiche that was maybe 8 total bites and five potatoes? Come on! People are there to indulge, so up your portions!!
This is a nice surprise in a kind of rural area. I eat here often when I am in the area. This time I was surprised to find that you can eat in the bar pretty much any time of day, and you can be in casual attire! I was in sweats as I had been hiking, and they fed me and boozed me just as nicely as though I was in the dining room :) Even got bread and three wonderful types of butter! This is one of my go tos when I am in the area.
2nd visit , just as awesome as the 1st. Had drinks at the bar to start the evening. Miles was an awesome bartender. Our 5 course with wine pairing picked by Miles was delicious as well. We stayed the night as you should too. Very nice room. We stayed in the Main house. We will be back for a 3rd.
Love this place. Our second visit to this outstanding B&B. We would come back again. Chef here is outstanding and the "Lover's Tasting Menu" for Valentines weekend was outstanding especially when we added the wine pairings. Sommelier, Christian did a great job. You owe yourself a visit here.
L'Auberge Provencale is a lovely little (11 rooms) Bed & Breakfast in White Post, VA (Boyce), with a tasty Breakfast; additionally, it has this excellent Dinner Restaurant. The dinner menu was innovative and executed beautifully; we had the 5 course menu with a wonderful bottle of wine. It was pricey, but the service was impeccable, the property was clean, bright and inviting, and our 2-night stay was relaxing and just lovely! Family run, with a small staff, the ambiance was very cozy. Certainly gives the wonderful Inn at Little Washington a run for its money; less expensive, albeit without the Michelin stars.
One of our favorite places to both stay and eat. Terrific rooms and wonderful meals. Difficult to find any faults. There are some new staff who may be trying a bit too hard but that is the worst we can say about it. It is pricey. We usually stay one or two times a year as we travel south.
We were greeted warmly upon arriving in spite of our casual dress (this was a spontaneous birthday trip from DC). Tasting menu was the highlight of the evening of course. Excellent wine list with a wide price range from affordable to only bottles President Trump could afford :) ...as a great wine list should be. Service was brisk (i.e., executed efficiently and professionally, but still personable). Only point for improvement (?) would be to better accommodate those that cannot eat without bread at their elbows. I suppose we violated some written or unwritten rule about bread in fine restaurants, but as they handed pieces out individually we could see the irritation in the server's face when we ask for a third round. Other than our "pain faux pas", a wonderful experience. Will be back...
Visited the area to check out VA wineries and found this place when searching for lodging; they did not have any rooms available, but we checked out the menu and decided it would be our splurge dinner for the weekend. The restaurant itself is lovely and wait staff are excellent. The food was good - all presented beautifully and at the proper temperature. There was just no big "WOW" factor for either of us who had dinner - three days later - we can barely recall what we had to eat... it was all good - just a bit underwhelming. Loved the dessert and the post-dessert dry ice and special treats was lovely. The sommelier was very helpful in suggesting a wine pairing for our meal - and the wine he selected was very nice.
I Called ahead, the staff was helpful in making the arrangements for a birthday dinner. However, When I arrived with guests they were not aware of the arrangements. The staff was very inexperienced. WHen we asked for more bread, the waiter rolled his eyes, the meals were mixed up, the coffee came and was consumed before the dessert every arrived, they did not offer refills. The wine selections which were made in advance using the wine list sent to me were not available. The price for 7 people was 1200 and the experience less than satisfactory.
While the food was carefully and artfully constructed, it wasn't that appetizing. The chef seems to be enamored of the constructed food trend. He is so busy experimenting with unique texture and temperature combinations that he fails to provide appetizing food. He is very competent and highly skilled. But, the effort creates a contrived, fussy product. His execution is excellent. But, the result is unsatisfying. It's not a question of price. I'm certainly willing to pay for excellence. I don't think I will return. Elegance is found in simplicity. This was much to complicated.
We stayed the weekend at the hotel and were required to also dine at the restaurant. This requirement was not stated anywhere while booking and only appears at the bottom of the confirmation email. Always read the fine print! Even then is too late because there is a cancellation fee. This is a deceptive and distasteful practice.
As for the restaurant, the prix fixe menu does not include tip so the cost rises to the level of Komi and Pineapple and Pearls and this restaurant does NOT come close to their quality. The food is OK, nothing spectacular. If you want an amazing experience worth the price in this area, go to the Inn at Little Washington. A bit further away but well worth it is the Restaurant at the Patowmack Farm. There are so many other excellent restaurants in the DC area, this is not one that should make your list.
I've enjoyed excellent cuisine around the world. This was in the top five meals of my life, and possibly the best. Outstanding selections, preparation, presentation, taste, service, ambiance, and value. The local sourcing is a special plus; I was delighted to see Catoctin Creek Distillery products on the extensive drinks menu. I've already recommend La Table Provencal to family and friends.
Great place for a nice leisurely, special occasion dinner. The food was beautifully presented and very good. We aren't huge eaters and found the 4 course meal to be just right. But larger appetites have the option to do a 5-course meal or even a 10 course tasting menu.
We were happily surprised to find a delicious meal for dinner and especially breakfast surrounded by beautiful scenery and an adorable room for our stay. The owners were very friendly and take very good care of their bed and breakfast. Highly recommend for a romantic weekend with a loved one.
We enjoyed the tasting menu. It was very special and generous and delicious. The wine tastings were very good. The garden room is quite pleasant especially when the sun is shining. The service is attentive. Surprised some of the wine tastings were served with sediment in the wine. Missed seeing the hosts of the inn that have greeted us as guests in the past. Cheese offered on tasting menu replaced from goat cheese to blue cheese. Still an extraordinary place for dinner.
We ordered chef's tasting menu, so it ran $200/person. A bit pricier than we were used to for dinner, but when it was all said and done, we had sampled some of the best wines we had ever tasted. Unfortunately, we checked and you can't purchase the wines anywhere else (they have an agreement with the distributor). It was definitely a special occasion so we went for it -- we were not disappointed for a second.
We had a very pleasant evening, with excellent food and exceptional service. But, I could have found the same closer to home for a LOT less money.
1) The staff is wonderful and the service was exceptional. Helpful, friendly, attentive, without being obtrusive.
2) Menu/ordering- A 38-year Navy vet, I've traveled worldwide and eat/enjoy just about everything. At excellent restaurants, I expect to have difficulty deciding between several very tempting choices. Here, my choices were constrained by the number of items that were decidedly unappealing. My selections were forced by what I didn't want rather than what I wanted. Choosing 2 of 6 appetizers was easy since 4 were VERY unappealing. Odd predicament when spending this much money.
3) Amuse course: delightful. I would never have guessed that grapefruit and an oyster could be so good together.
4) The appetizers I was constrained to choosing tasted excellent. Fois Gras was buttery smooth. Salad was sparse but very flavorful.
5) Entrees were very well prepared and delicious. My date had rib-eye, which was probably a 4-5 oz serving, wonderfully prepared. I had fish. The 2-3 oz serving was very good, but tiny, even by French standards. Men should probably go for 5 course, vice 4 course, unless you know your date won't finish her entree. The extra $10 will be worth it, since you're already spending over $200 for 2. The small serving is really a silly business decision; it invites customer's derision. I expected small, and was still surprised by tiny.
6) Desserts- Wow, were these really good. Many high end restaurants have great-sounding, disappointing desserts. Not here. The pastry chef's desserts, breads (and breakfast goods) are consistently magnificent.
So, you'll have a wonderful evening, provided you know you're spending $100 per person for tiny, delicate portions. While we enjoyed it, and may return, I wouldn't recommend it to most friends because I don't know they could get past the high cost and tiny portions.
We booked a room at the hotel and because it was on the weekend we were required to also dine at the restaurant. I feel like this was a hidden cost, as there was no a la carte options and you are required to do one of the tasting menus, so the hotel is guaranteed to get an additional $200 on top of your stay. The food was okay, but I thought the restaurant was a little pretentious, which was funny since it still in the middle of Virginia (not France). I think it would serve the restaurant well to consider highlighting the use of local farms rather then appear to be a high end restaurant. You can get much better meals for cheaper within the DC metro region. Not worth the price to go back.
My husband and I had a lovely Valentine's Day at L'Auberge Provencale. The service is always impeccable and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. The atmosphere of the inn is enhanced by the warm colors and the fire burning in the fireplace. I can't say enough about the staff... They are professional, friendly and take care of every detail without being intrusive or overly formal. Treat yourself to a wonderful weekend in the country at this charming inn.
The service was wonderful, food was great, wine list is very extensive!! While the food seems a little overpriced and the wine is also expensive the experience is worth it for the special meal that you want to share with a loved one. The presentation of the food was lovely -- and the food tasted wonderful. The 4 course dinner took us about 2.5 hours. We were well taken care of, but the wait staff was not at the table all of the time, so we had plenty of time to talk and enjoy each others company. Definitely not a meal for the average dinner, one for a special occassion with a loved one.
My wife and I have been going here for over 25 years and this remains our favorite special occasion for romantic dinners. We were the first diners post-renovation and LOVE the update. Each course was fabulous and we enjoyed a well-suited wine and terrific service. Well worth it!
My wife and I were first time visitors and went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We both had the chef's tasting menu which was 8-10 courses of absolutely delicious and creative small plates that left us full but not stuffed. Wait staff was knowledgable and friendly.
We enjoyed a good brunch here. My only negative impression was that the portions were very small compared to the prices. I ordered a bowl of soup. The soup was delicious, but there was only about 1/4" of soup in the bowl. I think they charged about $8 for the bowl of soup, which was no more than maybe 1/3 of a measuring cup of soup, if that. I found that skimpiness to be very irritating. Other than the small portions of some of the dishes, it was very enjoyable and the surroundings are very beautiful and cozy.
Some reviews complain about the small portions at L'Auberge Provencal. But each one is a feast for the eyes and rewarding to the palate in a way one seldom finds elsewhere. The menu is unique and creative. Prepare for a leisurely meal and take a moment to look at the beauty on each plate; savor the wonderful textures and delicious sauces. I would have eaten my shoe leather with those sauces. My wife and I had the five-course meal and did not consider the price excessive for what we got. Along with amuse bouche, good bread, and candy selection at the end, we did not go away hungry.
This is a restaurant for people who appreciate fine dining and perfect service in a beautiful setting. But it is also relaxed and not prissy or intimidating -- good for those of us who just want to step out now and then.
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