About La Provence
Lacombe, LA 70445
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
The food was outstanding and the service was intelligent and sincere. The Oooh la la oysters were fantastic...beet salad and crab bisque delicious. We had the puppy drum which was very good. Our drinks were on time and again our service pleasant. We will definitely be back! Thank you!
I was so excited to eat here after hearing great things. It was Valentine's and my wedding anniversary, the food was absolutely horrible! How does a Besh restaurant mess up crab bisque?? Nothing was seasoned, not the bisque, not the rack of lamb, nothing. My husband's filet had a musky aftertaste. The worst meal I've ever spent over $100 on.
Wife and I enjoyed our first experience to one of Besh's restaurants. The service was great. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. I must say the after dinner French press coffee was the best I ever had. If you haven't been to LA Provance, you need to try it. Enjoy!!!
LaProvence is an excellent destination restaurant on the Northshore of Lake Ponchartrain. Service is first class and the food will exceed your expectations. The quaintness of the restaurant, along with an outdoor patio to enjoy, makes your experience even that much more enjoyable. The quality of fresh ingredients and a menu that highlights those local ingredients takes LaProvence a step above the rest.
First time here. Much anticipated. Not disappointed. Drove 2 hours to meet family for Sunday brunch. Everyone was very happy with meal. A little disappointing that some of items were not available. The service we received from Miranda was excellent. We look forward to coming here again. We have eaten at other Besh restuarants but did not enjoy as much as this one.
Wednesday dinner night out with another couple. Quiet with nice music softly playing in the background. Attentive service, knowledgeable about menu options. One of our party has gluten allergy, our server made recommendations to accommodate that issue. We each got a different entree and were thoroughly pleased. There is a working farm on the property that provides some of the products used in the kitchen. The quality/taste of the meal reflects the commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The price also reflects the thought and care that goes into preparing the food. Certainly not cheap, but several notches above most of the other "nice" restaurants in the area.
Outstanding country French cuisine in a casual, intimate setting. Simple, elegant usage of local (as in, backyard farm) ingredients. It was our first visit since 1998 and was well worth the drive from New Orleans. Hope I have business in The Big Easy soon, so we can return for another excellent dining experience.
I thought the food was delicious however it was lukewarm. I like a hot plate and hot food. It was so delicious though. I had the puppy drum and the brussel sprouts were really great. I just do not understand why a fabulous restaurant like this can serve lukewarm food. My husband had the 3 coarse meal and his soup was lukewarm. We both agreed the food was delicious .
Although the service was very good, I am not sure the food selection was worth the price. I knew that this was a pricey restaurant and I don't mind paying for great service and taste this only reached the very good level. The salad was a half head of lettuce with a butter sauce that was extremely difficult to finish. A choice of dressings may have helped, but some additions would have made it a bit more tasty.
Was incredibly underwhelmed. If you are asked to spend 700 dollars on a meal at a restaurant with an outstanding reputation and John Besh's name attached, you expect absolutely delicious, perfect food. The food was either overdone or completely lacking. In the past, this has been my wife's favorite restaurant, but after Friday night, I will be reluctant to return.
We went for New Years Eve, and it was just what we wanted! New Orleans quality food without the traffic, especially on a holiday. We left full, but not uncomfortably so even though we ate every last bite of the 4 course meal. We also left smelling like the wood burning fire place which was kinda nice too. The only complaint was the price was high, but for the quality, ambiance, and not having to go to the city on a holiday, it was pretty much a fair trade.
On our recent visit to La Provence, we had a lovely meal. By far, La Provence is the best restaurant on the Northshore, and one of the top dining spots in all of the New Orleans metro area. We had the kale salad with roasted mushrooms and the beet and crab salad to start. Such great flavors. Loved both dishes. I had the lamb and my husband had mahi. Great plates, both perfectly prepared. Superb service. The atmosphere evokes Southern France, especially on winter nights when the fireplace is lit. Love this place.
Great romantic French-country restaurant with exceptional food and service. Our pre-dinner drinks at the bar were smooth and delicious. My wife had amazing venison on the Réveillon Dinner and I had the pork chop. Both food selections were top notch. Overall this place is really special and we will be back in the spring.
We were celebrating a milestone birthday and it was our first visit to the restaurant. It exceeded our expectations. We were greeted with champagne, which was an unexpected surprise. From the appetizers to the entrée and dessert, everything was perfection. The food was delicious, our server was magnificent, we couldn't ask for anything more. We will definitely be back!
The restaurant was a huge disappointment on Christmas Day due to the menu offerings that had been sold out....Prime Rib and Goose, two Christmas traditions. The chef was not able to substitute and the remaining offerings were not appealing to our party....a local lake fish, wild boar with pasta, shrimp with pasta and a venison offering with an additional $27 charge. The manager appropriately comped the round of cocktails and a bottle of wine that we ordered. The reviews and star ratings built up our excitement to be able to travel over two thousand miles for a culinary holiday and it was not met.
Had Ms. Brittany (Britney ?) for a waitress. Told her how much we appreciated her working Christmas Day so people like us had some good food to experience.She looked a little tired but took fine care of my wife and me. Liked the setting,liked my food and will return when we can...
Have been here many times. The food is always wonderful, the service just seem to run into a snag at the end of the meal. Once the entree's were dropped we seemed to be ignored. After entrée plates were removed we had about a 45 minute gap of any table visit or maintenance. Has never really happened before so I with out a doubt be back.
As usual, great food!! My other half loves the pumpkin soup. Karen, our server, who is THE best!, last time said they were not going to have it on themenu this season. Then a couple of weeks passed and she called me and said she talked to the chef and if we give him a couple of days, he would make ir specially for her!! And that they did!!
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