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38 MacDougal St. (Houston & Prince Sts.) Send to Phone
Experience the ambience and cuisine of the romantic Riviera in sunny SoHo---bouillabaisse, steak au poivre and a glass of Bordeaux.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Provence Restaurant Review

: The team behind Cookshop and Five Points has restored the well-loved Provence to a comfortable thing of beauty with an equally comfortable bistro menu. Fronted by a traditional marble-topped brasserie bar, the Provence-blue restaurant is a romantic neighborhood spot with golden yellow walls and white tablecloths. A large display of fresh shellfish on ice and a lovely glass-enclosed garden for seating add to the restaurant’s authenticity and charm. The menu is pure bistro: favorites are a platter of briny oysters complemented with a shallot vinaigrette or a cocktail sauce with a hint of horseradish, or a house-made pâté with cornichons. The brandade de morue, a salt cod-potato gratin, is large enough to be an entrée. Roast chicken, halibut and hanger steak evoke memories of a Provençale café although the dishes could use a bit more seasoning to allow the flavors to shine through. Wines by the glass are well chosen from the restaurant’s extensive Provence-oriented wine list, and the dessert menu rounds out the meal with a standout tarte chaude with brandy caramelized apples and vanilla gelato.
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