I visited this restaurant with high hopes, but left feeling disappointed. The food was mediocre at best. I'm not sure exactly what was French about this restaurant. The beef sirloin was terrible, completely inedible and the chicken was very dry. It is a beautiful restaurant and we had a very nice server, but the food isn't up to par.
We first dined at La Provence after Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee included them in his top 10 Sacramento restaurants back in 2004. Our first experience was good, lunch service was a little slow and it seemed in the middle of nowhere. We've returned many times and it has become our favorite restaurant in sacramento/roseville area. The archetiture is beautiful and the place if truly romantic. We would dine on the terrace during the summers and listen to the live jazz and walk home many nights. Upon our engagement, my wife insisted that we be married at La Provence!
We were married during the summer of 2005 in a beautiful sunset garden wedding. The cheese and the wine set a relaxed tone for us and our guests. The reception in front of their main fireplace dining area was amazing. We had 140 people, 20 were children. They did a great childs buffet! I actually caught some of our guests dipping into the fries on the sly. Our meals were a work of art and every meal came out hot and the staff couldn't have been more accomodiating and warm. We danced the night away in their private room and had a blast. I can't believe how much fun I actually had at my own wedding.
La Provence host's some bridal meets that we've been invited too and I highly recommend them. The last one we met a lot of fellow roseville residents and ate smores by their outdoor firepits and overlooked the new parks that recently opened.
We have continued to dine and have enjoyed the local Roseville artists that do classes of painting and watercolors on the weekends, as well as the monthly wine dinners. If you haven't had their hamburger, you must try. Many times we just get a burger and some gnocci at the bar as they have a great happy hour discount. Our friends attend their Family Nights and say their children enjoy them very much.
I recommend La Provence to anyone, we've enjoyed many meals, seen many neighbors there and now have plenty of special moments that include La Provence.
La Provence is, by far, my favorite restaurant! It has it all, wonderful food, service, ambience, and sunset views from the terrace. I love sitting in front of the fireplace and listening to the live jazz music. I recently moved to Chicago, one of the culinary capitols of the word, but I still long for La Provence's creme brulée, scallops and their long list of delicious house wines that you can't get anywhere else (outside of France). I will be back to visit my family in a few months, and will be dining at La Provence the first night I return. It's the best thing that could've happened to Roseville.
I've been to La Provence many times and consider it a great place for food, drink, and service.
If you haven't tried Paul's Lemon Drop you have to. I had never had a Lemon Drop but Paul the bartender suggested I try one. By far the best martini I've ever had. Had to have two.
I've found the food to be excellent and reasonably priced.
They have a Provence style terrace outside with live music on the weekends. Cozy outdoor fireplaces and some serious mood lighting.
A very romantic restaurant. I suggest reserving a table close to the indoor fireplace.
I intend to back in the future and consider it to be my favorite restaurant.
Been there a few times and I have finally concluded that I will not return. The price is too high for the mediocre food; service is great if you're dining in the diningroom; service is horrible, if you're dining in the bar; not kid friendly. Been there about 10 times (don't know why) hoping my opinion would change, but my final opinion is go elswhere if you want good food.