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2531 Eastbluff Dr. (Jamboree Rd.) Send to Phone
949-718-0477 | Menu
Napa-inspired cuisine and a backyard oasis of fresh garden ingredients at a secluded Newport Back Bay restaurant.


Open Thurs.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Provenance, Newport Beach, CA

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Provenance Restaurant Review

: This contemporary restaurant has one of the more unorthodox locations in Orange County. It’s tucked away in the corner of a strip mall that pops up in the middle of a residential segment of Newport Beach. Executive chef/owner Cathy Pavlos and her team make Provenance worth seeking out. The intimate feel of the interior is the ideal set-up for the lush garden that envelops the charming outdoor patio. This section of the property doubles as a culinary playground filled with scores of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs that serve as the base for Pavlos’ menu of Napa-inspired dishes. Offerings shift with the calendar, but items like the herb smoked and grilled California artichoke and the heirloom tomato and golden beet platter with burrata cheese, prosciutto and micro herbs provide homegrown freshness at its apex. Main courses are an edible testament to Pavlos’ compositional skill and passion for sharing flavors at their most robust. The succulent rosemary "scottadito style" lamb chops are paired with Tuscan white beans and seasonal root veggies, and the Pacific sand dabs with lemon caper brown butter are delicate and nuanced. Desserts also take full advantage of the garden’s bounty as much as possible. The meal can be augmented by wine, beer and vintage cocktails; for a real treat, guests can mix and match their own concoction by blending one of the house-made sodas with an infused spirit. The garden plays a part in the lunch menu, too, which features an eclectic array of sandwiches. A farm-inspired brunch is available on Sundays.

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