La Provence

4.9
436 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Provence! Classical French recipes, with modern highlights. 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 permiting and we will contact you in the event your reservation cannot be accomodated! We also have indoor seating available!

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

So that we can accomodate 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 sweatpants/sweatshirts/hoodies

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 436 people are saying
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMamie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. The onion soup was delicious and the mussel were excellent. The service was great and it was just beautiful with all the flowers and greenery.

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Loui
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I really really wanted to like this place. A nice addition to Ambler. The ambience was just beautiful. The staff attentive and the owner was charming. The food mediocre. The meat - steak - was touch chewy and quite fatty. Looks nothing like their website photos the pate so so. I honestly don’t know what to say. Maybe their seafood is better?

I heard they are also opening in Alice’s old spot. A Bistro. I truly hope they do a better job there since that’s an important location in Ambler for movie and theater goers.

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Laotaipo
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience with live classical guitar. Excellent dessert and overall service!

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Pauser
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Top notch service & delicious food. Really accommodating staff. Will definitely be back! Thank you.

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Tracy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Sat outside - beautiful gardens!

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StuartT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining as usual.

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vipmzmz
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only our 2nd time out, and our 1st time back in more than a year. I glad they made it through tough times. Always a pleasure; good folks, nice menu. They're a BYOB, but since neither of us are wine drinkers - I put my flask's to good use. There are always easy or favorite choices on the menu, but I believe in ordering tricky meals "best made by someone else." LP never disappoints. I missed their rabbit by a couple of days, the lamb by a day or two, but the duck was good. (I've sworn to my cardiologist that I'll eat more fish - always lots of nice choices at LP - unless rabbit, lamb or duck is on the menu.) One of our favorite places and it's almost good to see they are currently back-logged on the usual dining-out nites. So we'll stick to early dinners, mid-week until things settle down.

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CraigC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding. One of our "go-to" places for a special night out.

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19THHOLEDINER
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck Confit never disappoints. Service and staff were exemplary

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AlanF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at La Provence was outstanding. From the moment we walked in, we felt very welcome. Cindy (the owner), Tim (manager) and Michael (our server) all gave us their heartfelt attention. Every bite of food, from the appetizers (French onion soup and Salade Parisienne), entrées (sirloin with peppercorn sauce and rabbit), to desserts (crème brûlée and warm apple tart) was absolutely delicious. We sat outside and overlooked the beautiful garden, and enjoyed the live French music (the reason for the moderate noise level rating). We look forward to our next meal soon!

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vipshel13
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has it all… delicious food, great atmosphere and superb service! We ate outside and I must say that they have the most gorgeous outdoor space I have ever seen! The beautiful gardens, water feature and live music all helped to make our evening so enjoyable! La Provence has an extensive menu and I have tried several dishes each cooked to perfection! I am definitely looking forward to our next visit!

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vipJeffC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, delicious food

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vipDelish
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Provence is a lovely restaurant with wonderful food and excellent service.
I had the escargot and the rack of lamb .Superb!

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Treyphia2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cindy is the perfect proprietor greeting every guest with a smile. Michael happens to be our favorite server, but they all work beautifully as a team. We recommend this gem to everyone who likes good food!

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vipBetsyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beautiful environment both inside and candle lit on the patio, the outstanding service, and delicious appetizers, mains, and decadent desserts.... can't wait to return. 5 Star, A+. We dined with friends but also perfect for intimate date night or celebration dinner.

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LEsuburbs
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the service, and the outdoor setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Graduation dinner. Excellent service and attentive staff

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vipDinerone
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there but will definitely be back. Beautiful outdoor area and fabulous food. I had the endive salad and the ribeye with peppercorn sauce. Menu is a little limited and they were out of the specials entree but excellent overall!

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service great food i will return, and will recommend to all my friends

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Bb56
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a total delight! We chose to dine in the garden, which was quite beautiful with bubbling stream, flowers, plants, herbs, and lighting. It was comfortable despite warm weather and rain. All of our dishes were scrumptious! From the goat cheese salad, onion soup, escargot appetizers to the mussels, chicken, duck, and special soft shell crabs, not a morsel was left! We managed to save room for desert, sampling as many as possible. Oh, and service was stellar!

This was a special birthday (65), and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to celebrate. Will definitely put this on my favorites list and will return.

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Teacher48
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companion and I were the first to be seated for brunch. After perusing the menu, our decisions were made and our orders placed. The food arrived fairly quickly. Delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. The service was attentive yet not intrusive. The outdoor seating is beautiful and appropriately distanced. We cannot wait to return!

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NathalieS
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, true French cuisine. I will be coming back.

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StevenS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, can't wait to go back soon!

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JosephP
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attention to detail with food preparation and menu creation. Service was friendly and helpful. We haven’t been that ‘checked on’ in a while. We will recommend to all of our friends and definitely return ourselves !

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Gwynedd
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, location, service was really great!

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vipASB89
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Such a great new spot in Ambler. Cindy runs a great restaurant with great skills of chef Patrice. Well done! Thank you.

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Eric44
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Wife and I went for her birthday and it did not disappoint as always. Beet salad and escargots to start are amazing and need extra bread to suck up the sauce for escargots. Wife had the chicken and frites - the flavors are so good and left you wanting more. Soft shell crab special was delicious with a nice combination of flavors. Service is always good and staff is very friendly.

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vipHarriet
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to La Provence many times. The food is consistently fabulous.

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tastebuds
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my brother here to celebrate his birthday. First time for both of us. The menu had an abundance of choices. We had the salad lyonnaise, escargot, scallops and the ribeye. All were exceptional. Our service was attentive and most pleasant. The setting was lovely and we plan on returning soon. Thank you for your unpretentious attention to detail.

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AnneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at La Provence was delightful. The staff was attentive and very friendly. We had Sunday brunch and took Michaels advice to have the Croque Madame- it was scrumptious! I will return to try the Eggs Benedict or French Toast!

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vipSDragone
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply fantastic classical french. Exactly what I wanted and expected. The service was also excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere. Excellent food and service.

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vipMKS1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and outdoor ambiance. I always love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For appetizers we had the Onion Soup and the endive salad. These are favorites of ours and they are always delicious. For entrees we had the scallops and the Norwegian sole. Both were outstanding and just the right portion size.

This place never disappoints. With the live music, the fountains and the beautiful landscaping it is hard to believe you are sitting right next to the train tracks in downtown Ambler. The occasional train interruptions are a fleeting annoyance at worst. Make your reservations early, it is getting to be more difficult on weekends to get in here

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domichansi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening sitting outside watching the sunset and listening to the waterfall. Mesmerizing ambiance. The food was excellent : the salade Lyonnaise had the perfect vinaigrette, the truite amandine was perfectly cooked and the flavor of the confit de canard reminded us to be in France.

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vipDonnaW
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for 2 on a lovely night. I wish I knew our server’s name. He was fantastic! We shared the chilled beet soup, and the salad Lyonnaise. Both were absolutely great! For main course my husband had the trout and I had the mussels, both were very good. We typically share a single dessert and don’t finish it. Not last night! We finished creme brulee and a hazelnut chocolate dessert, finished! My husband enjoyed his decaf cappuccino.
We will definitely go back!

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We we’re really looking forward to this meal but it was very disappointing from beginning to end. Will not return.

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EllenW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Provence is our favorite restaurant. We brought guests with us last night and they were so impressed - the food, service and ambiance were outstanding!

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andrewbkaras
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, expertly prepared and served. We had a nice time sitting outside, although a bit more sun shade would have helped with the heat.

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vipmarcrobert
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best local restaurant around, but please don’t tell anyone

FAQs

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

La Provence is rated 4.9 stars by 436 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.