Provenance

2531 Eastbluff Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-718-0477
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  • Open Mon.-Fri.,11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
  • $$$$
  • Full bar
Provenance is an American restaurant in Newport Beach. The focal point of Provenance, Cathy Pavlos' second restaurant, is its garden, with raised planters and a wall of potted herbs. If it functions like the lobster tanks in a seafood joint, convincing customers that what they're about to eat will be fresh, fresh, fresh, that's exactly the point. A section on the menu is dedicated to what you can actually order from it. Titled What's In the Garden Now, it's an impressive list of about a half-dozen elaborate side dishes that start with things invariably plucked from those plant beds. Provenance's customers skew to the Lawrence Welk generation -- the parents and grandparents of those who power lunch at Fleming's or come out of Bloomingdale's with shopping bags by the armful. One of Provenance's best entrees is the New Zealand sole.

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