I have written numerous reviews on Pascal. Everyone is 5 star. Pascal is our go to restaurant for Valentine's Day and our anniversary - with other special occasions in between when they arise. We have never been disappointed. Even though the menu for this Valentine's Day was the same as last year, it was still an excellent experience. I do look forward to a possible alternative menu next year, but its because each meal is so memorable you don't forget what you had. What a price to pay for Pascal :)
It is so difficult to find a restaurant with the quiet and elegant ambiance offered by Pascal. So often we leave restaurants with disappointment because it was so hard to carry on a conversation with all of the super-charged energy that seems to be vogue today. Give me the Pascal experience anytime!
Pascals is terrific and the waiter JB is one of a dying breed. Totally professional without being too stiff and formal. The guy has personality and pizzazz and serves the table with top notch style. The food is always terrific.... try the bouillabaisse and see how it is cooked in the old world. Not a large place so it gives the ambiance of a country restaurant in rural France.
4 of us had a wonderful time. Quiet and just perfect + great food. Great waiter too
As always we enjoyed everything about our visit...food, service, ambience. We did miss seeing pascal tho this time!
Amazing food and service. Pre fixe menu with wine pairing is over the top. Happy birthday to me!
The sauce with the sea bass dish was delicious. The rabbit was also very tasty. My wife loves French onion soup and she thought it was the best she had ever tasted.
It takes us about 2 hours to get to Pascal, but it is worth the drive. Our third visit in about a year, the menu hasn't changed much, but Chef continues to plate interesting variations of the menu items. Everything was delicious, and the (very small) restaurant was packed for the evening. The single waiter had his hands full keeping up, but did an excellent job. It would be nice to see some new, seasonal entrees. Yes, we will return.
Okay...poor version of his old Newport Beach place...not even close...nothing to say and best to move on...
We were celebrating a birthday. JB, our server, made our celebration so wonderful. He selected a wonderful Cote du Rhône wine for us. We started out with the wonderful Onion soup. It was so feeling and warming-it also came with a small glass of port. We all enjoyed the Chilean Seabass and Lamb Chops- both with wonderful sauces. Everything was made with such care and beautifully presented. We finished off our course with the lava chocolate cake and custard. Pascal is amazing!
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
We will look forward to our next visit.
Wonderful French food, exceptional in the OC, JB was a delightfully charming and efficient server. Great wine pairing recommendations. Can’t do any better for classic French cuisine ! Thanks to Pascal!
Most of the reviews were 5+, so my wife and I decided to find out, and we were not disappointed !
Outstanding French food and wines in a small dinning room suitable for conversation. We had the Sea Bass, which was likely the best we've ever had. Dedicated owner/chef who delivers the best of French cuisine.
Always an amazing dinner. The goose was on special and delicious
A hidden gem in OC. Top level French cuisine. Small intimate, like an auberge in the French countryside.
Pascal was trained by Paul Bocuse and the cooking proves his expertise. Wonderful food.
We had a birthday celebration at Pascal's and enjoyed an outstanding evening. They have one seating for the evening and spend their time making the dining wonderful for all diners.
Great as always and food is fantastic the joy that the bouillabaisse gives me is indescribable
We love this place. The food is always amazing, and the service is friendly and fun, yet still professional.
Fabulous as always. We were a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed their 3 course dinner. One of us has dietary restrictions and it was no trouble to change dishes to make sure it worked. Wine was reasonably priced too!
Food was excellent, helped with ordering so that we did not order too much food. Had a candle on the cheese plate for my birthday . Going to try lunch next.
PASCAL IS ONE OF THE FINEST CHEFS IN ORANGE COUNTY. HIS AUTHENTIC FRENCH CUISINE IS ALWAYS PREPARED FROM THE FINEST INGREDIENTS, IN AN IMPECCABLE MANNER, AND PRESENTED BEAUTIFULLY AND ARTFULLY. SEATING IS LIMITED SO SERVICE CAN BE PERSONAL AND PROMPT. IT'S ALWAYS A SPECIAL OCCASION TO DINE WITH PASCAL!
We met Pascal through his dining experiences at Sherman Library and Gardens, and after enjoying several dinners there we went with our 4 co-diners/friends to Pascal’s restaurant. From Pascal’s personal greeting when we arrived to JB’s attentive service to the amazing food, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We especially recommend the grilled octopus, beet salad, duck a l’orange, sea bass, lamb chops, and any of the desserts. They also have a pastry case in front so if you just want a snack or dessert to go, I’ll bet you will be glad you stopped in.
Side note: I personally wish he wouldn’t offer foie gras due to the inhumane treatment the ducks/geese endure so I hope he will reconsider this.
One of our favorite french restaurants. It never disappoints. While it might seem a bit more expensive than some other restaurants, the quality makes up for it in every way. Highly recommend.
Pascal has good French food, which is hard to find in OC. Having said that, the same problems remain--two waiters, overworked, one hustling like mad, one in slow-mo mode. Actually, the menu has become a bit boring--they got rid of the duck confit on the dinner menu. Why? Plus, why is the duck breast served luke warm? This happened last time, too. I think carry out and lunch is the way to go. High quality food, with no expectation of good service.
Always a pleasure to be at Pascal's It is our go to for a special dinner out
Celebrated my birthday and everything was perfect! Food, wine, service and I couldn’t pick a more perfect place!
Perfection, really. Not to be missed!
Intimate, memorable dining experience. Setting new standards for French Onion Soup, Escargot with Bone Marrow as well as Sea Bass and Lamb. Superb service from JB. Wine flight was well worth it. The best dinner you will find in the San Juan Capistrano area.
Loved the rack of lamb especially!
A fantastic place for dinner, will definitely return! French cuisine at its best! He deserves all his many awards, congratulation on a job well done. Good luck in your new location and happy wining and dining for a long time!
Small, cozy, good restaurant with a French touch, very good prepared dishes and a familiar atmosphere!
Our first dinner experience at Pascal was perfection from start to finish.
Service was on point, waiter recommendations were flawless (and appreciated), and the food itself was divine. Chef Pascal's stroll around the tables to check on all of his diners was a special added bonus.
Portions are generous, so four courses will not leave you hungry. Luckily the courses are served at a leisurely pace, so there is plenty of time to savor and rest, savor and rest. Plan to enjoy for at least 2 hours.
The intimacy of this dining room is a welcome change from the usual overcrowded, noisy options. For this reason, parties of 2 or 4 are the best fit.
Feel free to arrive with a bottle of wine in hand. Corkage fee is $18.
Pascal is a treat that must be experienced at least once. It is perfect for a birthday or anniversary celebration or to entertain guests. You will feel pampered and feted, promise!
For our part, we eagerly look forward to our next visit!
The food is amazing. My sister in law described her meal, the thyme encrusted sea bass with Chardonnay sauce, as going to to the Opera, with sublime notes and different melodies! I enjoyed the same meal - the flavors and textures were exquisite. Husband had the beef and savored every bite. We all shared the chocolate dessert - perfect ending to a delightful dinner. Thank you Pascal - we'll be back soon!
Excellent! and Delicious! It was authentic French cuisine. The Chilean Seabass was superb! as was the pate. Thank you for opening this place in our community!
Exceptional food skillfully prepared. Outstanding food and wine pairing menu!
One of our most favorite restaurants. Chef Pascal is a master at making you feel special and his dishes thrill you to the bone! One of the top restaurants in SoCal!
Quite simply the most amazing meal I have ever had
Always a wonderful experience. Moving away from SoCal and this is one of our favorite spots. Will truly miss, but definitely will return when we visit. Best to Pascal, JB and the entire staff.
Wow what a truly exceptional experience! Not only was the food amazing, but the service and intimate environment really made this restaurant special. We will definitely be back!
One of the best place to eat in Orange county.
Over rated, way over priced and over hyped. Do yourself a favor and avoid the dinosaur relic of a restaurant.
A diamond in the rough! This was our 1st visit and certainly will not be our last. Beat restaurant since moving to the OC.