COZY. WARM. DELICIOUS.
Nestled beside False Creek in the heart
of Yaletown, Provence Marinaside offers
Vancouver’s most delicious, social, and
refined dining experience.Award winning
wine list with over 100 wines by the glass,
and extensive reserve wine list. A visit to
the South of France without the jet lag.
Provence is usually my go to for a great meal out but I have to say I was completely underwhelmed. I was really taken aback when the crostini and tapenade was brought to the table; the crostini looked like the pieces that were discarded and there was less than a TBSP of tapenade. The rest of the food was bland. You can’t go too wrong with Sea Bream and Scallops so the cook was good but there was no flavour. I was disappointed.
Your bowl of Lobster Bisque was very small.. bowl should always be larger than a cup..it wasn't.
Portions were smaller than what I remember in the Fall.
Nice lunch and we will be back..next time I will be more vocal
Warm and professional staff going above and beyond to create an unforgettable exerience. Obviously the food was fantastic. If anyone has posted previously complaining about the food, they don't know what they are talking about. We're coming back to town in July, we better make reservations now so we can get in. Thank you everyone!
Thank you Chet! We love what we do and are always thrilled to read comments like this. We look forward to having you with us on your next trip into Vancouver. Kindest regards, Lisa
Excellent waiter named John. I have Celiac Disease and they served me a very good gluten free meal. You need to ask for rice crackers if you want them when bread is served. Disappointed that the only gf dessert other than ice cream was sold out (creme brulee) despite them knowing several weeks in advance that a celiac would be dining that night. Also hard to use the accessible restroom - chairs were stored in it. Made it difficult with a mobility device to navigate. However the food is first class and the wine list is extensive! It was a real treat to eat there.
Hello Sami, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We have a wonderful chef and kitchen team who do their best to accommodate all of the dietary restrictions of our guests. We are sorry that the dessert you hoped to have sold out before you were able to order it, we try and ensure that we are always serving the freshest items. We hope to have you with us again. Kind regards, Lisa
Service not as good as the food.
Hello, Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share further information regarding your visit. We are so sorry that you were not happy with the service provided and we hope to avoid this type of situation for any of our other guests. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
The menu was interesting but not worth! Other 5-stars restaurants we have visited provide better quality and it is less expensive. In the Provence we paid about 350. The best restaurants we have been, a really good food was 250! So I dont think we gonna back again, at least for now
Hello Everton, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. The chef prepares a special 7 course menu every year for Valentine's day. This is the only day of the year that we do not have an ala carte menu available. We are so sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your time with us. We hope that you will try us on another occasion with our full menu and experience Provence Marinaside as we intend all of our guests do. Kind regards, Lisa
Our experience was superb at Provence Marinaside despite us going on Valentine's Day. The ambience was nice, the interior was very elegantly finished and tasteful and the food was absolutely perfect! Although the staff hand their hands full with one of their busiest nights in the year, they still managed to give top notch quality service. I would definitely come here with my girlfriend again for another special night!
Hello Nathaniel, Thank you so much for your very kind comments. Valentine's Day is a favourite of our chef and we truly try and share his passion for food and quality service on this and every day. We are so glad to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed yourselves and we hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Wonderful dinner and service by our waiter Kalen who was outstanding in service and demeanor.
Thank you! We think that Kalen is pretty fantastic too and will share your kind words with him. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Went on a Valentine’s Day. Pricey menu $95/ppl, very small portion. The worst is it is squishy and crowded. They put tables too packed. Chairs are back to back. Servers are still trying the get thru behind your back. Small table. Very bad ambience for a romantic dinner.
Hello Fiona, thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to share your comments with us. The 7 course Valentine's menu does offer smaller portions with each course so as not to overwhelm our guests with too much food. We are so sorry that you did not find the meals to be sufficient and did not enjoy the romantic dinner you had hoped for. We try every year to share the chefs passion for food and love on this special day. We hope you will try us on another occasion. Kind regards, Lisa
My wife & I avoid Valentine's Day after a couple gong shows in the past. However, we had theatre tickets and the Provence Marinaside's prix fixe menu looked excellent. I've had many recommendations to visit in the past - now I wonder why we didn't try earlier.
From the warm welcome to sign-off, everything was exquisite. The window seat overlooking the marina was intimate but open. The attentive service presented the food & paired wine with knowledge but not pretense. Food was fantastic - subtle overtones & unusual uses of artichoke, pickled garlic, fresh raspberries. The wine pairing was excellent - I'll have to find Daydreamer.
A beautiful location, a must-return in the summer.
Thank you Barry! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Valentines experience and have plans to return on a summer day. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. We look forward to having you with us soon. Kindest regards, Lisa
We have been to this restaurant a few times already and have been very satisfied each time. They have a Foch wine as one of their house wines which is very rare. As well, despite being a “French” seafood restaurant, we have never left hungry, except this last time on Valentine’s Day.
We totally understand having a set menu in order to expedite service and allow as many customers as possible to have a nice dinner out on this day. The two choices for a main dish were fish and lamb. My wife chose the lamb and I the fish. My portion was larger than my wife’s lamb. The lamb had 1 rib on it and truthfully, not a lot of meat on it.
For the first time, we both left being still hungry.
I don’t believe it will stop us from going back, but it’s unlikely we will do so again on a night where they have a set menu.
Hello Stu, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit. We are so sorry to hear that you left unsatisfied with your meals. The chef created our seven course Valentines menu with love and we certainly did not think that anyone would be leaving hungry. Please accept our apologies and email us at email@example.com if you would like to add anything further. We so hope that you will return for another visit and leave satisfied like you have before. Kind regards, Lisa
Great atmosphere and food, would recommend to anyone in the area!
Thank you! We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa
I came to your restaurant for seafood fair. I was not disappointed. The food, service and location was great. I will return the next time I visit Vancouver.
Thank you David! We love comments like yours. We look forward to having you with us on your next visit to Vancouver. Kindest regards, Lisa
Great service, great food. I love the wine selection and the seafood is spectacular.
Thank you Aaron. We love good food and wine and we are so fortunate to have the selection that we do. Thanks go out to our wine director Joshua and our chefs JF and Sheldon. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
We just happened to be there for Dine out Vancouver although we were celebrating my birthday. We ended up ordering from that menu but were not made aware by our server that customers are not able to use gift cards when ordering from a discounted menu, so we ended up having to pay with a credit card and will have to use the gift cards ($150 worth) for another occasion. The food and the service were quite good, so we don't mind going back.
Hello Cecilia, We are so glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us and look forward to having you with us again soon. We do our best to make the fine print clear on all of our promotional materials and are sorry that you were not aware of the limitation with certain types of gift cards with special menus. We wish you good food always. Kind regards, Lisa
The food and service was excellent! We will definitely be back!
thank you! We hope to have you with us soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Wonderful food and ambience. Would recommend for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. Great service. A bit pricey but worth every penny.
Thank you so much! We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa
Great service. Food was delicious. Wonderful wine list!!
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Nothing but great things to say about the service and food for our first time here. Should have known about this place earlier!
thank you so much! It is so lovely to read comments such as these. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Food was excellent -- each different dish of three courses was found satisfying by six people . Service was great.
Thank you so much Jacques! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed dinner with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Bouillabaisse and ravioli were good and wine pairings seemed appropriate. Lemon tart desert was disappointing.
Dine out with friends
Food was fantastic! Love their petite wine pairing.
Hello Susan, We are so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your Dine Out Vancouver experience with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Both my soup and entree were lukewarm. Veal was tough when it should have been melt in your mouth.
Service was outstanding...Walter made the meal.
Hello Bruce, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so sorry that you did not receive your food at the temperature we intended. I do hope that both the soup and the veal were redone for you. We are happy to hear that Walter worked his usual magic, he is a wonderful individual and we are fortunate to work with him. We hope to have you with us again. Kind regards, Lisa
The service is really nice and the food is delicious. I would definitely recommend it.
Thank you for taking the time to share you comments with us. We love reading such kind words. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Once again our dinner was exceptional. The ccoking staff, has once again met our expectations!
The bouabaise was a nice large portion. The aroma, the tastes!
A pleasant assault on our taste buds. So well made, thoughtout and care, as we rarely experience in Vancouver. But Provence, always provides a wonderful delight!
Tell your friends! Because there is no loud music, this is a place to bring friends!
Thank you Robert! What a wonderful thing to read, you have brightened my day. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Dine out Vancouver
Went for Dineout promotion. Seafood was pretty good. Wine options were considerate, and petit wine was enough for a person, so we didn't waste any.
Thank you for your recent visit and for sharing your comments with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the wine pairings. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Provence is an excellent restaurant that we have been regulars at for the last several years. Nobody can beat their french toast (not even a French grandmother!) and there isn't a single dish you should stay clear of at this place. Their service is generally excellent and they have many long-term servers as employees (always a very good sign...shout out to Paula! She's one of their best waitresses). Their jazz Wednesdays are awesome as they always find these great little trios to play; it's never too loud and is always a totally pleasant experience. Overall one of our favourite places to eat in Vancouver, for any meal of the day!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments with us. We love hearing from our guests, especially our dear regulars. We will share your words with Paula, the chef and all of our hard working staff. We hope to have you with us again soon for a great meal and some live Jazz on a Wednesday evening. Kind regards, Lisa
Servers were great. Been there twice within a week. Good place and live band was nice.
Thank you for your recent visits. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying Provence. We have live music every Wednesday night and hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
The service was better than last time, Benoit made every effort to please us and I appreciated that he could speak French to me and English to my guests.
Jazz was a bonus and food was great as always, look forward to come back!
Thank you! We are glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your meals and that Benoit and the live Jazz added to your evening. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
We came for dine out and there were so many menu options! We started with complimentary bread and olive tapenade as well. The restaurant is cozy and intimate and I'm sure the view would be lovely during the day as well. The food was excellent with good portion sizes. There was even a jazz trio that night so we were very lucky!
Thank you Naomi! We so appreciate the feedback that we receive. We hope to have you with us again soon. We do have jazz every Wednesday night ;) Cheers, Lisa
Had a lovely dining experience at Providence Marinaside earlier this week-the dine out menu was perfect for the occasion and the jazz music was great. Will def be back!
Hello Erin, We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent dinner. We have jazz every Wednesday evening and hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa
It was a lovely evening out, with fabulous tasty food and a wonderful waiter.
Thank you for your recent visit and your very kind comments. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Been coming for years. Always enjoyed the food and the service. Love the weekend brunch.
Thank you Katherine. We are so fortunate to have so many guests who have supported us over the years. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Came with some friends for Dine Out Vancouver. Ordered additional appetizers. All the food was great, service was good. Would definitely recommend and will come back to this establishment.
Thank you for taking the time to share your very kind comments with us. We are so glad that you and your friends chose to visit during the excitement of Dine Out Vancouver. We are thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed themselves and we hope to have you all with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Everything about this restaurant provided a simply superb meal. The service was quiet unassuming and friendlier as we were more engaging with our waiter. Kaylan was an amazing server. The fish cakes were lovely the bullebass amazing and the lavender cheesecake I had was just perfect. I look forward to coming back to this restaurant again hopefully soon
Hello Laura, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us. We so enjoy reading comments like this and will share them with all our staff. We love what we do. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa
We 5 very much enjoyed our evening at Provence and mentioned such to our friends the next day.
Thank you so much for this positive feedback and for sharing your comments with your friends. We hope to have you with us on another occasion soon. Kind regards, Lisa
Lovely restaurant, friendly server, excellent ambiance, and delicious food. Definitely a place I would go back to.
Hello Chloe, Thank you for sharing your very kind words with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa