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Pinot Provence Restaurant Review: Pinot Provence has a woodsy, French country-style décor that creates a lovely setting for the lunch and dinner crowds, which tend to be a good mix of locals and hotel guests. The restaurant's unique daily brunch program allows true brunch aficionados the chance to indulge in this singular meal without having to wait for the weekend to do so. Others stop in for a business-fueled lunch. Patina Group veteran Alfonso Ramirez, who spent time at L.A. restaurants Spago and The Foundry, oversees a dinner menu that balances Old Country culinary motifs with new-world sensibilities. This mindset is reflected in starters like frogs’ legs served with asparagus marmalade and caramelized shallots. Traditionalists enjoy the braised short rib with potato and creamed spinach gratin, while seafood fans may opt for the poached Scottish salmon with braised carrots and a carrot and caraway purée. Desserts are good, too, especially the house-made ice creams and sorbets. The wine list is properly stocked for a fine French establishment.