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Bistro Provence

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4933 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-8014
+1 301-656-7373
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17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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Lakewood, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us were treated to exquisitely prepared appetizers and main courses. However, our server was overwhelmed with too many tables. Our orders arrived in a timely manner, but we were never asked if we were satisfied with our meals and we were ignored for 15 minutes after we finished. Our plates were only removed after I complained. Tsk. Tsk.... More 

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Thank Michael M
Bethesda, Maryland
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to Bistro Provence surpassed our expectations again with warm service, exquisite food, and good wine. A simple arugula salad with anchovies and Parmesan was a work of art in a bowl, deftly dressed and seasoned perfectly to let the greens and fish shine. Cream of asparagus soup was light, yet flavorful. My veal chop was thick and... More 

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Thank David P
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's as much about the experience of watching an incredible chef at work as it is actually enjoying the meal. Don't miss an opportunity to sit within view of the kitchen and watch a master.(But be warned, it can get warm when seated in this area.) We had an amazing evening and fabulous meal. My ONLY complaint is that the... More 

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Thank tomogo2gether
Boise, Idaho
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362 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Some business friends suggested we try Bistro Provence and we are glad we did. A Provençal themed Bistro, it's chef is widely acclaimed Yannick Cam. The dishes we ordered had fresh ingredients and a nice presentation. Two of us had the Coquilles Saint Jacques with fennel purée. One had a dish with branzini. I had the arugula salad with Parmesan... More 

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Thank Dale H
Maryland
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Being a vegetarian, I am skeptical of French restaurants, but this one is totally delicious no matter what one orders! And the setting is calm and charming.

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Thank Lynn S
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a treat, something really French in cuisine and atmosphere, then look no further! Renowned French Chef Yannick Cam brings it all to you! It's just like at home! Most places claiming 'Frenchness' in town or around don't even offer an ersatz of the old country and that's a sad state of things for the capital... More 

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Thank katenckura
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We just came to have brunch, but it came as a surprise how delicious everything it was. Everything from the mimosa and the bread, all the way to the dessert was absolutely perfect. We order asparagus soup, squid and eggs Benedict as appetizer and ratatouille, filet mignon and French toast as our entrees. Chocolate muss for dessert.

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Thank Maviredu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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197 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

For a pretty expensive restaurant, the bistro more than lives up to your expectation regarding the taste and depth of the courses served. But the chef and owner should really start to pay attention to what happens outside of his kitchen because the service is not in balance with what you eat. It is sloppy and does not know what... More 

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Thank Adamgraffiti
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us had dinner last night at Bistro Provence. While the food was very good, our evening was terrible. We were seated next to a single man who was talking to himself, proceeded to get very drunk and became belligerent. He should have been asked to leave but for whatever reason, sat by us for over 90 minutes. In... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016

this is my third time coming to this place, and every time I am just flabbergasted by watching how Chef Yannick prepares everything, a true artist! It is quite a show, seating in front of the open kitchen, where you can just see how everything is prepared fresh from scratch. There is no other place like it! The quality, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4933 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-8014
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-7373
Description
New French restaurant run by chef Yannick Cam.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
18 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?