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Pinot Provence Restaurant - 13 Reviews - 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA - Notable Wine List Reviews - Phone (714) 444-5900

Pinot Provence Restaurant

686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 444-5900
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Pinot Provence Restaurant - Costa Mesa, CA
Pinot Provence Restaurant - Costa Mesa, CA
Pinot Provence Restaurant - Costa Mesa, CA


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Chef Alfonso Ramirez’s creativity turns into the “wow effect” for patrons who dine at Pinot Provence...


My husband took me out for Valentine's day. I expected the wait is longer than usual but not an hour and 45minutes. Valet parking was aweful. They packed too many cars in a small ...

Cassoulets & Frog Legs at Pinot Provence in Costa Mesa, CA 3/15/2014

Chef Alfonso Ramirez’s creativity turns into the “wow effect” for patrons who dine at Pinot Provence... more

New Spring Menu at Pinot Provence in Costa Mesa, CA 4/13/2013

Pinot Provence opened in 1998 and is located inside the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel. The outer entrance... more

Editorial review from Citysearch 4/13/2013

Prawns are spot prawns (local shrimp from the Pacific Ocean), Yukon potatoes, uni (sea urchin), Osetra Caviar, and pistachio vinaigrette. This is an artful blend of flavors, very light and awesome. The prawns were cooked to a soft consistency, missing the typical snap from a perfectly cooked shrimp. The potatoes were soft and velvety. The sweet uni contrasted well with the slightly salty caviar. The pistachio vinaigrette was a bit too light in flavor but that didn’t diminish the overall flavor perfection of the dish. The only thing missing was a contrast in textures. The elements of the dish were soft so just a bit of crisp or crunch would have been an interesting addition. This will not appear on the regular spring menu, but may pop up as a special now and then, so be on the lookout for it. Thumbs up, way up!\r \r Halibut is roasted halibut, pea puree, Hen of the Woods mushrooms (maitake), and saffron emulsion. The halibut was perfectly roasted with a crispy, buttery exterior and melt-in-your-mouth juicy interior. The fresh peas resembled edamame (soy beans) in flavor. The pea puree was refreshing smooth and better than any pea mash you’ll ever have. The mushrooms had a woody flavor and chewy texture. The saffron emulsion was light and paired well with the halibut. Thumbs up, way up!\r \r Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta served with blood orange and honeycomb. The panna cotta was perfectly smooth and the lemon flavor was just right, not overbearing or sour. The honeycomb was a nice surprise adding a crispy texture to contrast the soft, creamy texture of the panna cotta. The oranges were perfectly sweet and tasted fresh from the orchard. Thumbs up, way up! more

Awesome Restaurant 11/8/2010

The restaurant is entirely dedicated to provide our guests with the very finest quality cuisine. It provides a complete range of services including creative menu development, budget flexibility and logistical planning. The master Chef Joachim Splichal is undeniable phenomenon. The most remarkable point about them is their wine collection. I would highly recommend Pinot Provence Restaurant to my family and friends for their service. more

Excellent food the service didn't match up to the food. 2/23/2008

The food and atmosphere where great. The service was bad. I wish the service measured up to the food. I will not go back to this restaurant again. The dessert menu was not impressive and very limited. I left this restaurant feeling no connection to this place. The staff needs to present an experience to their guests. Pros: Food Cons: service more

Can't recommend it 2/14/2008

My husband took me out for Valentine's day. I expected the wait is longer than usual but not an hour and 45minutes. Valet parking was aweful. They packed too many cars in a small lot that no one can get in or out. The parking took us 15 minutes because we had to wait for valet guys to park our car. What is the point of valet parking then one may wonder. Then The seating was another 45 minute wait. After we were seated the food was another hour wait. How much can a person wait for food? The food wasn't worh the wait. I have tried Chat Noir and Turner's New Zealand. Both of the places were better than Pinot. I can't recommend this restaurant. Pros: can't think of any Cons: Parking, service, food more

It's called Steak Frites! 1/28/2007

The French eat their steaks with ""french fries"" which are really called pommes frites in french. That does not cheapen this dish as one reviewer said. That is how the entree is supposed to be served. But, of course, not everyone would know that. Point is, don't make judgments about food that you don't really understand. more

Good food, but not great 11/10/2006

Great place to go before the theatre. The service is very promt and the food is good. I love french food, but this food is just okay... Not a huge selection either. Great wine list though. Pros: pre-theatre dinner Cons: price more

Excellent Food 7/17/2006

My boyfriend and I have been to Pinot Provence twice. First, before watching a musical - which was very convinient and our superb waiter made sure all our food was served quickly (even though we were 30 minutes late to our reservation). Patio seating is very pleasant - even in November! Definately try their desserts - the black forest homemade gelato was to die for! Pros: Dessert and great entrees, very convinient for performing arts center, pleasant outdoor patio Cons: the set menu for Valentines more

Complete perfection! 1/2/2006

From the appetizers to the dessert complete perfection! The service was perfect. The food was true traditional french cusine. This was a wonderful experience! Pros: food, service, food Cons: lighting more

""Good place for first date"" restaurant. 11/9/2005

Very romantic and cozy french restuarant. Nicely seating area for quiet and romantic dining evening. Food is creative, service is excellence, even the manager walks around asking ""Is everything serve good for you?"" It's is expensive, but hey, if you want to impress your date and pamper her, this is the place!!! Pros: decoration, food, service Cons: $$$$ more

great food, good service, small portions 10/3/2005

I took the family out for my dad's birthday last night. He ordered the Angus Beef steak, cooked medium, and loved it. It was the most expensive entree on the menu @ $33. I got the mussels, which was $17. Everyone loved the mussels and its tasty broth. Other recommended dishes: sea bass, sirloin strips with mushroom, the salads, soup. While everything including the wine list and bread was excellent, we were taken aback by the overpriced tiny portions of the cheese platter and the chocolate souffle dessert. Also the pairing of the Angus steak with French fries cheapened the dish quite a bit and we think the restaurant should reconsider that medley. The ambience was warm and plush but felt a little stuffy because of the small room size. The service was friendly and quick. Try to avoid the theater crowd between 6-8. Overall, I give it a 4/5. Pros: Excellent Food, Good decor, Good service Cons: Pricey, Small portions, Stuffy dining room more

over priced 8/21/2005

We went here fo brunch . The carpet looked like it needed a vacume badly. The food was good,but over priced for what you got. $2.95 for a cold cup of coffee!! The servoce was very slow considering when we got there, the place was empty. Is this the best orange county can offer! Pros: good food Cons: value, service more

Paris in the springtime 8/6/2005

Although Pinot Provence is set precariously close to a shopping mall, it is still worthy of placement on 5th Ave. Under the bright yellow awnings of the patio, you feel like you have been dropped into France. The food is exquisite, the service divine. Pros: Cuisine, Service, Ambience more
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  • The Scene
    Reminiscent of a posh Provencal bistro, the gracious, spacious dining area is a sanctuary of limestone, soft lighting and French antiques. It's now become even more inviting,...

  • 4/15/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    BREAKFAST Monday - Friday, 7am - 10am Saturday, 8am - 11am A LA CARTE BRUNCH Sunday, 8am - 1:30pm LUNCH Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm Saturday closed DINNER Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 9pm Friday - Saturday, 5pm - 10pm
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