La Provence, 144 West Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA, 703-242-3777 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | Falls Church News-Press | WaPo (Eve Zibart) | City Paper | openlist | Yelp | Gayot]
Update May 2007: This place is closed – Born Restaurant is now there.
The outside looks ghastly, but the food is of surprisingly high quality. The sort of French restaurant that uses a lot of thyme. Not cheap, but it delivers consistently. Some of the fish portions are too small, but it’s hard to go wrong here. Better than La Cote d’Or, which has fallen to pieces (now larger and moved around the corner), although perhaps you should try Bistro des Celestins, their new accompanying comfort food bistro.
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This place has closed and has been replaced by a Thai restaurant.