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Cafe Provencal

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5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Lake Powell Road)
+1 757-941-0317
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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Cary, United States
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great quiche and croissants! Included with hotel room. Did not eat dinner here, as the menu did not look like our cup of tea (pricey, for fancy food, and we're not so fancy, nor want to pay for fancy).

Thank Diane V
West Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be absolutely fair, the food is good. That said, when you have a menu with only five mains, there should not be a menu listing a Ribeye, then have a replacement of sirloin. Kind of like expecting to drive a Ferrari and being told you get to drive a Prius. Nice place but definitely an over selling of sophisticated... More 

Thank Jason T
Phelan, CA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited here before, but I saw that the chef had changed and there were negative reviews. My previous experience had been great, but with a party of 10, including four youths and a vegan I wanted to be careful. I made a reservation on line. I got a confirming call and expressed my concern about the kids and... More 

Thank BGericke
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My birthday dinner this past weekend was a gourmet experience that not only I enjoyed but my husband and two friends did as well. The menu is small but varied and delectable. Our waiter Nicholas was efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant. A must for lovers of fine food.

Thank Irene I
Williamsburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

People who like small portions artfully presented will rate this restaurant higher than I did. The menu isn't very extensive and the only sea food on it are poached oysters and scallops - no fish or shrimp. We visited on a Saturday and the place was very busy. Still it shouldn't take one full hour to deliver salad and soup... More 

1 Thank 58313Bob
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Everything was excellent enjoy the wine and recommended the service was great looking forward to visit again

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Williamsburg, VA
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Came here for restaurant week after not having been here in several years. The ambience is lovely and our waitress was excellent....all in all this is a very "special occasion" dining experience. The food was absolutely stunning to look at, and beautifully plated. Unfortunately, the flavors were unremarkable. The lamb tartare was so beautiful to look at, but it really... More 

Thank SydneyB
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Three of us had dinner during "Restaurant Week." After the starter course it took over an hour to get our main dishes. We suspected and it was later confirmed, that a couple who came in after us, and ordered two of the same dishes as us, were served well before us. When finally served, you could tell the 3rd dish... More 

1 Thank cad1955
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Pricey but spectacular! Very exotic menu cooked to perfections. Breakfast is also amazing. The croissants are beyond compare.

Thank Doug S
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My friend and I had dinner here while we were staying at Wedmore Place. It was definitely the best part of our weekend in Williamsburg. The service was excellent; our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly, a great guy. To be honest, I'm not a fan of the neighboring Williamsburg Winery's wine. Cafe Provencal of course had plenty else to... More 

Thank Lauren E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5810 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (Lake Powell Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-941-0317
Nestled in the heart of the Williamsburg Winery, the Cafe Provencal offers fine dining in a relaxed and friendly setting. Chef Ika Zaken uses only the freshest of local ingredients to create his signature dishes inspired by his classical French training.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?