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About La Provence - New Orleans
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.
Lacombe, LA 70445
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Private Party Facilities:
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.
Private Party Contact:
Christy Bradley: (504) 299-9777
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
La Provence - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews
This was our first visit to the restaurant since John Besh sold it several months ago. We have gone to La Provence regularly over the last 30 years! Needless to say, we have a lot of important memories tied up in the restaurant. We were very anxious when we heard that there was a new owner. We waited a couple of months to let them get the kinks out before we tried it.
Fortunately, we were very pleased with the dining experience. The restaurant of course retains its country French charm. Several of the waitstaff are unchanged, including our excellent server last evening. The menu expands on the previous menu, leaving some of the standards in place such as Chef Chris's gumbo, but adding some very nice new creations. A beautiful ceviche was featured on the appetizer menu and some very appealing new entrées were added, including a delicious striped bass that we enjoyed.
Chef Eric visited with us at the table and took his time explaining his cooking heritage and what his plans are for this great restaurant. We were amply convinced of his genuine concern for keeping this gem on its A game.
We look forward to another 30 years of family outings at La Provence!
We have been to La Provence several times in the past and were eager to try it out since the new owners took over. The food was as wonderful as it has ever been and the service was excellent! This is probably our favorite restaurant in New Orleans and we were so happy to see the commitment and passion the new owners have for the food, the farm and the local area. We can't wait to go back!
My wife and I visit La Provence once every few months and always enjoy this special place that serves fine food and drink. The servers are warm and professional. The ambiance and decor are very inviting. This will continue to be one of our favorite, maybe THE favorite, places for a refreshing evening out for us.
A very pleasant, quiet meal. We ordered the charcuterie board, pork belly appetizer, and the Malbec. Everything was delicious, and we enjoyed every bite. We sat at a window by the bar, and the bartender was attentive. I've enjoyed eating here for over 20 years, and I'm happy to say I'm never disappointed. The pate alone is worth coming back for. Consistently wonderful food, drinks, service, and experience.
La Provence has been in business for 30 years and has had several owners/chefs. This was only my third time there and it had been at least 20 years since my last visit but it did not disappoint. The food and service were fantastic. Nine of us celebrated a friend's retirement and this was her request. We drove in from Baton Rouge and it was definitely worth the drive. I will try not to wait another 20 years before the next visit.
We have eaten here for years , since the original Chef Chris had it. John Besh had many iterations of it but only the last was successful in my opinion.
That said the new owners are on the right track. The food quality is amazing. The menus is a bit on the plebeian side. It seems that to be safe all the New Orleans area restaurants have gotten the memo that all menus should have the same preparations and proteins. That said, these were done with an energy that is fresh and clear! Go try it with these new folks, you will have a great meal in a beautiful setting.
We were very pleased with the redfish and salmon entrees. The services were above average and the atmosphere was great for a country French restaurant. We were disappointed that the new owners did not honor our gift certificate, but overall we were satisfied.
Still wonderful! The ambiance and service are equally matched to the cuisine - all fantastic.
Food: a perfect blend of French and "Southern comfort". Solid menu with something for everyone. All prepared very well.
Ambiance: beautiful, French-country setting...yet space between tables and quiet (not smashed-in). Low light, nice space.
Service: professional and courteous and friendly and knowledgeable and approachable... couldn't have been better.
I'm from Austin and can't wait to return on my next visit.
I have been a moderately regular diner at La Provence in the past and was always delightfully satisfied with the food, service and ambiance. On this occasion, with the new owners, I was slightly disappointed in my choice of food, Shrimp and Grits, at a recent Sunday brunch. Although this is strictly a personal criticism, I found the grits to be too soft and the shrimp a bit tough and flavorless. I will continue to patronize La Provence and certainly try other choices on your menu.
Not a five star restaurant. In particular the service was not impressive, it was ok but nowhere near a five star serving staff. The food was very good but the whole fish, head on, was not prepared at our table - we had to debone it ourselves. Luckily, my fiance' was from the very southern part of Louisiana and knew how to pull the skeleton away from the fish without making a mess of it. Just looking around at the servers gave me the impression they had no five star resume or training. I wish I had gone when it was a John Besh restaurant.
This restaurant has it all. Ambience, great food, impeccable service and the owners are about as nice and genuine as you can get. Chef Eric is one of the most creative chefs the northshore has seen in a long time and his kitchen is running better than the kitchen at La Provence has run in years...quality food, creative designs, fresh farm to table offerings, outstanding drinks and wine to accompany each course. The small plates are wonderful for sharing, the appetizers are big enough to share, as well. Entrees are outstanding and it was hard to choose what to get because everything looked so amazing. Luckily, we had a table that loved sharing so we were able to sample
Just about everything we could've wanted. The hospitality couldn't be beat. No rushing you in and out to turn a table, this was a dining experience, not just dinner. Our group booked again for another ladies night out just one day after our experience. No one could quit talking about it! Looking forward to many, many more memories made here with chef Eric and Jenn!
Love the look and feel of this quaint restaurant. Talk about fresh from the farm, the farm is out back! Creative, delicious menu. Very fresh. Perfectly seasoned. Warm, efficient service. Good wine list. Don't skip a course. The appetizers and small plates are divine, ample entrees, but save room for dessert. Oh my, the desserts. We tried the pork chops, steak and fish for entrees. Each was perfect. You won't be disappointed with anything on the menu.
This was the best dining experience I've had in the New Orleans area. I've eaten at August, Commander's Palace, Atchafalaya, Lilette and other amazing restaurants and this place was better than them all. The service was outstanding, the people were beyond friendly and the food was unbelievable. I really cannot wait to go back.
Absolutely outstanding food, service and ambience. Since the new owners have taken it over, it's like a new restaurant all the way around. Fresh and innovative, farm to table selections, housemade charcuterie that is both creative and refreshing, and amazing drink selections. They allow you to enjoy your meal and not rush you through the evening so they can turn a table. Well worth the drive and you're able to stroll the grounds to see what they cultivate and grow right there. I can't wait to go back. I've already been twice in three weeks.
La Provence has a long and distinguished history. My wife and I celebrated our engagement there almost forty years ago, and we have enjoyed many wonderful meals there. After Chef Chris died, and Besh took over many loyal friends celebrated. In truth, though, the restaurant had subsequent ups and downs. When we heard Erik and Jennifer Hunter had purchased La Provence from Besh, my wife and I were eager to try it last weekend. We were delighted. The food was impeccable, the service equally so. We will hurry back. You should as well. A renaissance is underway. AGB
La Provence is a hidden jewel, which is often forgotten, but well worth the drive. The food is wonderful along with the everything else.
La Provence offers a much better dining experience then the traditional New Orleans restaurants and crime and parking are not an issue.
Given the recent decisions by the Mayor of New Orleans, I intend to spend as little money as possible in New Orleans, in the future and plan on making La Provence a regular dining place. Mitch will soon feel the impact of his actions as more people from the North-shore do likewise.
La Provence was very accommodating of our 6 adult & 2 child party. The 3-course brunch menu was a big hit with our guests from out of town. The children loved seeing the pigs and chickens in the back of the restaurant. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. We'll definitely be back!
This was a combination of birthday and Mother's Day and both of us were impressed with the flavor and the amount of the food. It was costly but I did not feel cheated as I have in others. This meal was worth the cost. We will be back possible to try the price fixe meal.
La Provence was a wonderful experience. The staff was very attentive, friendly and the food was delicious and creative. Everything we ordered was fabulous. We had a beautiful evening and the restaurant will be definitely on our list whenever we're in New Orleans!
Very knowledgeable staff. Wonderful food cooked perfectly. They even suggested a stroll around the garden before the third and finishing course. So much for the Restaraunt is raised/ grown on site. The ambiance is probably the best I've experienced. This is just a great experience on all levels. It's well worth the short drive.
Fantastic dinner - wonderful appetizers authentic french appetizers and main courses. The restaurant is a fair drive from NO, and we traveled with Uber there - fortunately our driver was willing to come back for us or it would have been difficult to get back to hotel, but was worth the trip.
Again, kind of pointless to review Le Provence. The food, the service, the ambience, the entire dining experience; all perfect. I could tell you our choices, but that's up to the individual anyway.
Everything was perfect.
They start with incredible pate and crostini.
She had the warm mushroom salad, I had the diver scallops, both perfect.
A glass of Riesling. Great.
She had the puppy drum with crab and I had the duck. You know my opinion.
A glass of Pinot Noir. Also great.
Did something we never do. Two desserts instead of sharing one. The vanilla bean creme brûlée with liqueur marinated berries and a cookie. Also the unbelievers chocolate cake with peanut butter ice cream and amaretto meringue (it had a different name).
Wow. Just wow.
John Besh sold La Provence to the right folks (Eric & Jennifer Hunter). The new owners (husband chef and wife manager) are super nice and will go above and beyond to make your experience a good (to great) one. We ate there on my wife's birthday (made no mention of that) last Thursday. My bride had the Warm Mushroom Salad to begin, followed by the Gulf Puppy Drum. She reports both as excellent. Along with a French Cab (she drinks red with everything). After my required Sazarac, it was on to the excellent Quail (dirty rice stuffed) Gumbo followed by the equally delightful Duckling entree. We finished with the Creme Brulee - topped with a shortbread cookie and red wine stewed berries. My favorite dessert...and it was a great end to our meal. Karen, our waitress, could not have been better - warm, informative & very attentive. I expect La Provence will remain the top restaurant on the Nothshore and equal to the best in NOLA. We shall be returning.
La Provence is under new ownership, but the quality has not declined. Our vegan meal was delicious!!!! The rest of our part was not vegan and enjoyed every bite! The new chef & his wife will continue with the creative, delectable, farm to table type food. I wish them much success!
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