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Provence

4.9
4.9
131 Reviews
$50 and over
French

A Modern Homage to French Gastronomy 

Redefining upscale dining on the Cape May Peninsula, Provence seduces diners with what can only be described as a beautifully choreographed synergy of food, flavors and techniques, plated with undeniable flair and whimsey. The French refer to such a gastronomical experience as "plaisir des lèvres et de l'âme" or "pleasure of the soul through one's lips"... classic, french, modern and quite simply euphoric. Set in a stunningly renovated 1854 historic mansion reminiscent of a french country chateau, diners are taken on a magical journey that indulges all one's senses. Join us for our multi course prix fixe tasting menu sensation and you are welcome to BYOB.

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Booked 49 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sun 17:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    (609) 884-4948

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Bowen

  • Area

    Cape May Court House

  • Cross Street

    Mechanic Street

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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Menu

To Begin / Pour Commencer

  • Apple & Citrus Gravlax

    salmon mousse - apple gelee - cucumber - radish - dill emulsion

    Second Course / Deuxieme Cours

    • Country Pork & Pheasant Terrine

      grilled fig & pomegranate salad - pickled currants & raisins - roasted nut trio - almond bisque

      Third Course / Deuxieme Cours

      • Dry Aged Beef Tartare

        pepperoncini aioli - gorgonzola dulce - quail egg - port-grain mustard - bone marrow

        Main Course / Plat Principal

        Choice of Fish or Meat. Choice of:

        • Poisson a la Beurre Noisette

          mushroom & comte consommé - escarole - confit garlic-leek puree - haricot blanc - pepper escabeche

          • Herb de Provence Lamb Chop

            pine nut gremolata - farrotto - mint pistou - sun dried tomato chevre - citrus-olive tapenade

            Dessert / Cours de Desserts

            Choice of One

            • Deconstructed Huckleberry Pie

              vanilla custard - citrus curd - white chocolate

              • Hazelnut Praline Gateaux

                dark chocolate ganache - pistachio rose macaron - framboise coulis

                Last updated: 1 October 2021

                What 131 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

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                4.9
                4.9 based on recent ratings
                • 4.9Food
                • 5.0Service
                • 4.9Ambience
                • 4.7Value

                NoiseModerate

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                • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

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                • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                  Fit for Foodies

                • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                  Romance

                • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                  Special Occasions

                • South Jersey Shore

                  Best Overall

                • South Jersey Shore

                  Best Food

                • South Jersey Shore

                  Best Service

                • South Jersey Shore

                  Best Ambience

                • South Jersey Shore

                  Best Value

                • South Jersey Shore

                  Fit for Foodies

                • South Jersey Shore

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                1. AB

                  AdrianeB

                  Atlanta

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                  Beautiful restaurant and ambience. Service was amazing. Not good for people with allergies or dietary restrictions.

                2. CG

                  ChristineG

                  Philadelphia

                  12 reviews

                  3.0

                  12 reviews

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                  The service was amazing. The waitress made sure all was going well and the maître d’ came after each course to see if the dish met our expectations. We even got an extra course, compliment of the chef, and we wish we could have thanked him in person. The food was beautifully presented in a serene atmosphere. The decor was inspired by Southern France but it was given a modern twist which did not quite reflect an atmosphere of a French village, where I am from. We were also quite surprised in such a high class restaurant that we had to bring our own bottle of wine. In addition, I was taken aback by the poor translation of the menu (cours? Poisson à la beurre noisette? Comte? Haricot blanc?, etc) I would very much like to bring some of my French relatives for dinner again and I hope this will be corrected before I make another reservation. Merci et bonne chance.

                3. EA

                  ExpatAdventurer

                  San Diego

                  20 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  20 reviews

                  Dined 6 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Was great for wife’s birthday.

                4. g

                  geedub

                  Philadelphia

                  47 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  47 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Outstanding, special occasion restaurant. The 5 course BYO was extraordinary. Attentive service, every course was superb. Best meal of the summer. We will definitely be back.

                5. DK

                  DavidK

                  Baltimore

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Elegant setting with attentive, friendly service and innovative and delicious prix fixe menu. Perfect for a special occasion.

                6. RS

                  RoyS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Magnificent food beautifully plated and professionally served. We are graciously greeted and our servers are attentive and expert. The ambiance is tasteful; we'll return again and again. This is a gem for this area - as good or better than some of the finest restaurants where we have dined in Europe or cities like New York, Los Angeles, Boston or Philadelphia.

                7. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  We went with friends for our anniversary It was absolutely delightful. The only thing I did not love was the dessert Average compared to the level of the dinner Will definitely go back Lovely spot

                8. E

                  Eliot

                  Philadelphia

                  33 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  33 reviews

                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Outstanding food. Friendly, unpretentious service. Very nice ambience. It's BYO, which works for me.

                9. LH

                  LauraH

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  My husband and I came to Provence for date night. It was a wonderful experience. The food was fantastic [5 to 6 course prixe fix for $95]. All light and fresh and the portions were the right size - just enough to enjoy but not so much that we left feeling stuffed. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive and were eager to make sure we had a good experience. The location is beautiful - a historic property that has been renovated and decorated to perfection in an elegant tropical style. As of the time we visited [October 2021] the high tea had not yet been started in their back veranda but is planned for soon. I can't wait to return for another dinner and for a high tea when the tea room is opened.

                10. MD

                  MikeD

                  Southwest Florida

                  23 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined on 7 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Provence is a hidden gem. Relatively new, it is a superb high end restaurant sorely needed in this area. Food was amazing, as was service. Staff could not be nicer.

                11. PE

                  PatE

                  Atlantic City

                  9 reviews

                  5.0

                  9 reviews

                  Dined on 3 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Servers were great and attentive. Food was soooo good. Would definitely return. Check the menu before you go because it is prix fixe with a few choices of entree.

                12. C

                  Chris

                  New York Area

                  3 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 2 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Congrats to the owners for doing such a great job on decor, service and food in this months-old establishment. Location is a lovely old home converted into a B&B and restaurant near the old Court House. Ambiance was well lit but relaxed with cool vines and lights, white marble, and comfortable seating. It was romantic. Service was excellent with each course explained in detail. Food is a fixed price 5-course French meal with choices on main course and dessert. Everything was perfectly prepared and tasted delicious. This is a place for adults who enjoy a varied palate of ingredients and flavors. It makes an excellent and unique addition to the Cape May County restaurant scene.

                13. TF

                  TowsonFoodie

                  Baltimore

                  34 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  34 reviews

                  Dined on 2 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had a wonderful meal at Provence! Well worth the 15 minute drive from Cape May to enjoy a truly gourmet dining experience! All 5 courses were unique and beautifully plated. We will be back! Highly recommend!

                14. M

                  Meandu

                  San Francisco

                  17 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  17 reviews

                  Dined on 1 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Third time at Provence and made reservations for the fourth before we left. Excellent food, service and ambiance every time. Had lamb chops for the main course and they were the best we’ve ever had. Thank you Chef Bowen and your team!

                15. T

                  Tequilagirl2

                  Philadelphia

                  36 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  36 reviews

                  Dined on 1 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Such a beautiful dining experience. The meal was excellent. Service outstanding. Looking forward to returning.

                16. CM

                  CapeMaybe

                  New York Area

                  19 reviews

                  5.0

                  19 reviews

                  Dined on 30 September 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  Creative, delightful, beautifully presented, perfectly sized portions of amazingly good food served by the charming Provence team. We dined alfresco shortly after they opened outdoor seating and the evening was a bit chilly; they hadn't yet set up heating or nailed down the lighting but it really didn't matter because the food was exceptional, the service gracious and the surroundings beautiful. Despite being short staffed, service was remarkable. One of our guests was concerned that the menu wasn't accessible and she wouldn't enjoy the food but like the rest or our party, she gave rave reviews. Can't wait to return.

                17. J

                  Joey

                  Philadelphia

                  66 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  66 reviews

                  Dined on 26 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  If you are looking for a quiet, romantic restaurant that also has outstanding food and service then this is your place. Everything about Provence is exceptional from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. The best restaurant at the shore.

                18. HM

                  bestofHMB

                  San Francisco

                  26 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  26 reviews

                  Dined on 26 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  A gem and wonderful addition to the shore. Once again I was lucky enough to have Julia as our waitress. I can't wait to return.

                19. JC

                  JackieC

                  Philadelphia

                  12 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  12 reviews

                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Wonderful night! Great ambience, delicious food (especially coq a vin), and service. BYOB!

                20. JR

                  JohnR

                  Philadelphia

                  10 reviews

                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Phenomenal. Incredible food. Service impeccable. Beautiful ambiance. This place is amazing.

                21. MT

                  MichaelT

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The finest restaurant I've been to in years! Highly recommend it.

                22. RB

                  RayB

                  Atlantic City

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Open six months in downtown Cape May Court House, Provence operators renovated the first floor, reserving a dining room for B superb taste, appearance; ambiance is superior. Go for your next special occasion or to impress clients.

                23. BD

                  BarbaraD

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 September 2021

                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                  Ambiance and service were outstanding. Our visit was during restaurant week and that may have affected the quality of food served. Fish was overdone and dessert was a chocolate creme brulee which was underwhelming.

                24. T

                  Tequilagirl2

                  Philadelphia

                  37 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  37 reviews

                  Dined on 23 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The restaurant was beautifully decorated. Very French. Wait staff was pleasant and professional. Food was out of this world. Will definitely return.

                25. l

                  likesgreatfood

                  Baltimore

                  109 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  109 reviews

                  Dined on 23 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing interior, completely unexpected. Every course was properly executed and delicious. Due to restaurant week the menu was a bit limited but did not detract from the quality or experience. Terrific server and gracious host. An evening worth repeating!

                26. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 23 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food was superb, the Maitre de and our server excellent, and the ambiance was elegant. We will definitely go back.

                27. HM

                  bestofHMB

                  San Francisco

                  27 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  27 reviews

                  Dined on 20 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  An amazing meal definitely on the same level as Michael Mina or Gary Danko in SF. Deserves a michelin star Our waitress Julia was so lovely and professional. Can't wait to go again

                28. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  One of the best dining experiences we have had in recent years. Food, service, and ambiance were terrific.

                29. N

                  Nanny13

                  Atlantic City

                  18 reviews

                  5.0

                  18 reviews

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Our dining experience at Provence was amazing. The hostess greeted us warmly and made us feel welcome. Our server, Max was awesome. He was very professional, personable and attentive. You could see the chef’s passion and creativity in his presentation and flavors. We plan to return again soon.

                30. f

                  fivestar

                  Philadelphia

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  25th anniversary and it was a dining experience. Not inexpensive but so unique it is worth the cost. The inside is beautifully done and the staff was so attentive even though would say they could have used another server as the tables started to fill. Only thing I would change would be the background music that was quiet but not really mood setting music.

                31. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Philadelphia

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Anniversary dinner. Food and service was amazing!

                32. CJ

                  CJSONA

                  New York Area

                  25 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  25 reviews

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Was one of the best dining experiences so far in Cape May area. Food was tasty and delicious and presentation was impressive. Service was friendly and impeccable with good information about the meals we were eating. Atmosphere was quaint and enjoyable. Waiting for menu to change to dine in again.

                33. CH

                  ConnieH

                  Southwest Florida

                  23 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Very romantic sophisticated dining experience. BYOB. I’ve never eaten in a French restaurant before and found it very delightful. I love the fact that the menu will be changing every so often which will make me come back time and time again. Service was excellent as was all the food. It was nice to step outside of the box from my comfort zone with food and try new things.

                34. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 17 September 2021

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Everything was exceptional. The fish dish wasn’t as flavorful as I would have expected, but still a very delicious meal, from start to finish.

                35. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Washington DC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 17 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Truly exceptional. Excellent food and service.

                36. JA

                  JARME

                  Atlantic City

                  23 reviews

                  5.0

                  23 reviews

                  Dined on 17 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Date night with my spouse. This restaurant is really something special. That it is in Cape May Court House and a short drive from our home is just a bonus. It’s the kind of place that you would make a special trip just to get to. Amazing foodie experience from start (Amuse) to finish (Dessert). Wonderful ambiance, the dining areas are beautiful. Great care has gone into the remodeling of the Victorian building that houses the restaurant. The wait staff is equally top notch. Looking forward to returning soon.

                37. c

                  cindyr

                  Philadelphia

                  49 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  49 reviews

                  Dined on 16 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautifully redone building, formerly the Doctors Inn. The prefix menu and food were delicious as was the service provided by Max. Wonderful spot for a date or special occasion. As it turns out in January 1998 my husband and I went to the doctors inn to celebrate the occasion. Special to be back in the much upgraded and improved establishment.

                38. JR

                  JohnR

                  New York Area

                  13 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  13 reviews

                  Dined on 16 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  The finest dining experience I ever had in Cape May County. Food was sublime and service was first class. I have been lucky enough to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the world. Provence would give them a run for the money. What a delightful surprise.

                39. B

                  Beachgirl9999

                  Atlantic City

                  49 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  49 reviews

                  Dined on 12 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great restaurant! Food was amazing and very innovative! Prefix menu but choices for entree and dessert. Atmosphere was very elegant. Great place for a special occasion or want to try something different. Will definitely be going back.

                40. P

                  Pasquale

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 12 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  10/10. This place will whisk you away. The fare, the staff, the ambiance, were all truly remarkable. Don’t pass this one up!

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                Provence is rated 4.9 stars by 131 OpenTable diners

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                Booked 49 times today
                Google Map for Provence

                2 N Main St Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-2250

                • Cross Street

                  Mechanic Street

                • Area

                  Cape May Court House

                • Hours of Operation

                  Thu–Sun 17:30–20:30

                • Cuisines

                  French

                • Dining style

                  Fine Dining

                • Dress Code

                  Smart Casual

                • Payment Options

                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive Chef

                  Adam Bowen

                • Additional

                  BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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