379 Lancaster Ave
Phone: (610) 896-0400
American cuisine served in a pleasant upstairs room. A very nice looking bar area. Selection of wines far exceeds the choice of entrees.
Best around here for quality and price, consistently. It's not really "American cuisine"! The chef is French, and his offerings are more French and at times Spanish in inspiration, although he does offer a varied menu. Can be noisy, however, and if there are many smokers, their poison easily speads out from the small smokers' section barely separated from the nonsmoking section. [RBDB, 12/4/96]
Quissett is of course no more: its new name is PROVENCE. Have eaten there twice since the change in name (and in cuisine--he's stressing French-midi cooking sonmewhat more now). As good as ever, maybe better. No better value in this area, in my opinion. [RBDB, 3/5/97]
Having just moved to Merion after 14 years in Center City, my wife and I were concerned about the quality of food on the Main Line. Its reputation (along with all suburbs) is terrible among Center City dwellers.
Provence didn't disappoint. Perparation and quality were up to Center City standards, and the price was reasonable. The wine list was more than fair. Architecturally, it was a bit strange, but I'm sure we'll be back. Interesting and imaginitave combinations of ingredients, great sauces and soups. [JK, 11/8/97]
Most pleasing for luncheon - imaginative combinations of foods. Sunday supper was quiet and the specials were out of this world. Coffee/decafe was particularly good. [RRM, 11/14/97]
Still very good, but have noticed something erratic. Could be Monday evenings when the chef is not there (so I'm told) [RBDB, 9/11/98]
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