La Provence

4.7
632 reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Provence! Serving classic French recipes with modern highlights from Executive Chef Manuel Jiménez. Thank you for joining us! Don't forget we are BYOB!

We are for indoor and outdoor seating! All tables are under cover, but severe weather may reduce/eliminate our ability to honor reservations; reservations are weather permitting; we will contact you in the event your reservation cannot be accommodated!

*Menu subject to change, please call day of reservation to confirm menu offerings.

So that we can accommodate everyone, we are asking that parties of 2 limit dining to 1.5 hours and parties of 4 or more limit dining to 2 hours. Thank you!

We respectfully request that guests adhere to the following dress code for both indoor and outdoor dining:
Dress code is business casual
No flip flops
No T-shirts
No yoga attire
No sweatpants/sweatshirts/hoodies

Please call (215) 390-1767 with any questions/concerns.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 632 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
Ambience
4.4
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CarolC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish everything was FABULOUS! Food service ambiance exceeded our expectations.

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Bones
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here

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vipEileen
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Food is excellent!!!

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bonnie
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, it is pricey but also very good. We had a leisurely, delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time dining here was a wonderful experience! The food and service were both outstanding. The stuffed Quail and Australian Rack of Lamb were perfectly cooked and presented beautifully. Our server Delroy was both very attentive and accommodating, as were the restaurant Owners and General Manager. I will definitely be returning soon!

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PhilaFoodie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Cindy, the owner, made sure everything was perfect. Nate, our server, was professional and attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding!! We will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience at my favorite restaurant! Staff is absolutely wonderful. Ambiance is gorgeous.

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vipAlexC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service are both good but you should be aware that this place is crowded, noisy, and dark. I was seated in a cozy table for two right as you enter the dining area from the host counter, and felt a little cramped in a corner with very little light.

The menu that is displayed on OpenTable is not the same as the menu I got in the restaurant, and that was a little disappointing, since I had gone to La Provence hoping to get Cassoulet and found they don't serve it; but the Confit de Canard was a very nice alternative. La Provence is BYOB, so bring your own wine if that's important to your meal. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive.

For the most part, access to the entrance and within the restaurant is easy. But if you have disabilities, please be aware that there is a small step at the doorway that separates the host's counter with the dining area, and the walkway to the entrance of the restaurant is on a slight incline.

Finally, La Provence is not the ideal restaurant for a cheap date (dinner and tip, without alcohol, for just me totaled $88) or a casual solo dinner (too noisy and dark to read). La Provence, however, IS the ideal place for a special occasion; a romantic date (if you want to take a casual relationship to the next level, La Provence would certainly make a great impression); or a get-together with close friends for a fun night of laughter, food, and ambience.

I certainly recommend La Provence for its hearty and authentic cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and experience! Cannot wait to go back!

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vipPatH
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service!! They really take care of you here.

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vipTony
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner with even better service. Look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New year’s eve

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TimJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience
Food and service top quality
Waitstaff attentive to every need and owner Cindy visited our table several times to make sure everything was fine
Love it there and recommend to all…

JM
JohnM
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an outstanding New Years Eve diner! One we enjoyed and will never forget! Thank you!

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AmyG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best dinners we ever had. Service is excellent.

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vipMF01
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 8 course pre fixe menu for New Years Eve was our highlight of dinning out in 2021. Make a reservation for La Provence and you will also be pleased with the friendly service, the food and the beautiful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most perfect way to spend New Years Eve. The food and service couldn’t have been better.

JC
vipJCMB1211
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Province never fails to deliver. They now have a "new" chef from Le Bec Fin. I have to say that our meal was one of the best we've had here.

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JustJoan
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We reserved a table the day before NYE, so glad we did! We ordered the beef salad & pate duo for apps, both were great but the beef salad stole the show, it was phenomenal! Entrees were dover sole & Covina. The potatoes on the sole dish were cold, ie plated ahead of time, although the fish & spinach were nicely done. The restaurant needs to ensure better qc to so everything is delivered to the table at the right temp. The corvina dish was top notch, delish & no complaints! We’ll be back!

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ralph
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening both the food and service were outstanding!

JD
vipJeffD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Overall impression - disappointment.
This restaurant was recommended by several family members and friends as one of the jewels in the area... Disappointed.
We were a party of 6 - 3 couples. I will start with seating. We were seated in the area that is, possibly, used as outside seating during summer but now it is covered by the plastic wall and heaters were effective but.... active railroad right behind those plastic wall and airwaves from passing trains are very disturbing... And host did not tell us about that extreme. Who's brilliant idea was to use that area as seating? We did not come to get a scoop of extreme, we came to (supposedly) high-end French restaurant.... Keeping in mind there were a lot of other spaces for the 6 people table.
Food. Another disappointment. Rib eye steak was presented as a special dish accompanied with foie-gra and some other additions, Reality: pre-coocked piece of meat from refrigerator with piece of potato and nothing else... Nobody was bothering to ask how we would like to have it: well-done, medium...
Another dish: pork shoulder.... in a form of stew and several pieces of meat in a lot of sauce covered by fried dough.... The appetizer's plate (!!!) with 3 cheeses - 3 small pieces of each is out of comments.
So, for $150 per couple we had trains running behind our back, way overpriced food of sub-standard (for the advertised type of place) quality and nothing more.... except BYOB policy.
Disappointment.
... and on top of everything in their response to private message I was accused in lie.... having 5 witnesses on my side.... and train station was called "former" - what was running behind our chairs?

La Provence
Responded on 28 December 2021

Review: disappointing. We have high standards for guests that make reservations here and are disappointed that you did not meet our standards. We expect our guests to express dissatisfaction while dining. This did not happen as nothing was mentioned to the server, the manager, nor the owner, all of whom paid special attention to your table. Plates came back completely clean. Comments are vague at best. Wondering how you did not expect trains to pass, while dining at a former train station

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LizM
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Provence was the perfect restaurant to meet a friend for an after Christmas brunch. Great atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service! Can’t wait to return.

La Provence
Responded on 29 December 2021

Thank you so much for leaving us feedback! We are glad you had an excellent experience and will look forward to serving you again soon!

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Tish
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had brunch eggs benedict with salmon & crystalized waffles with whipped cream and berries! Highly recommend both!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at La Provence and it will definitely not be our last! This restaurant is a hidden gem located in Ambler and it was simply wonderful from beginning to end! Our servers could not have been lovelier, the food was excellent, and we LOVED all of the desserts we selected. Just a fabulous dining experience! We are already looking forward to a return visit! Highly recommend!

La Provence
Responded on 29 December 2021

We are so pleased that you had a wonderful experience with us! Thank you so much for coming and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DaveD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. Soon it will be very difficult to get a reservation, it's that good!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. Will go again

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vipwarrenm
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

ServicE what slow event though there appeared to be a lot of commotion among the employees

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Love dining here.

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vipJrose70
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice brunch. The inside dining room is absolutely gorgeous! We sat on the oustide porch, which was pretty, but chilly. The host and our server was super friendly and happy. It took a while to have our order taken, but that was fine. My omelette was delicious and the burger was good.

La Provence
Responded on 29 December 2021

Hi thank you so much for dining with us at brunch! We are glad your experience was good overall, though we do apologize if there was a wait to take your order. We appreciate all feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have dined here many times, and consistently good food and service. The restaurant is in the old train station, so has a big parking lot, and while the dining room is fairly small, they built out the old train platform and made cozy, partitioned dining areas. Tables are well distanced. It is also BYO which saves a lot of money.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We reserved a table for 4 to celebrate a birthday recently and could not have asked for a better experience. Our server was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable, an excellent start to our dining experience. We shared four appetizers, including a special, all of which were delicious. For the main course I had the braised rabbit which was perfectly prepared. We listened to our server for dessert recommendations and were not disappointed. We will most certainly be back soon!

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Eiffelnut
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

$48 sirloin was NOT WORTH IT. Grizzle throughout, inedible, extremely disappointed. Thin Trout was over cooked and had burnt taste. Corvino fish entree was outstanding. “Outside” dining, which was requested at booking was the worst table in the restaurant. Along train tracks and 2 diners faced drywall. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a pleasant surprise to merge beautiful ambience in a revised and updated setting with a wonderful meal. The temperature and noise level perfect. The service was very attentive, well prepared and knowledgeable.

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LisaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our romantic birthday dinner was decadent ! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful ! We loved the holiday vibe as well !! Highly recommend and we will be back for sure 🙌

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LisaB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect night from start to finish!!! I highly recommend.

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TommyM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, unique experience with wonderful food.

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vipsukie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent! The onion soup got a rave as well as the salmon.

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vipmarcrobert
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the best

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vipRecommend
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent! Started with escargot, foie gras and endive salad. Then we had the trout almandine and the beef stew. All were beyond excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipDonnad
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and delicious food! Staff is wonderful making it feel very special!

FAQs

La Provence offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 390-1767.

La Provence is rated 4.7 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.