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About Pascal's On Ponce
Award-winning Pascal’s on Ponce, the 55-seat, upscale, yet unpretentious French restaurant in Coral Gables has wowed critics and diners for years by virtue of its delicious fare, impeccable service and charming atmosphere. The restaurant’s success is owned by critically acclaimed chef/owner Pascal Oudin (45) who insists on creating an elegant French dining experience without the fussiness and reminiscent of a classic Parisian bistro. The restaurant boasts sublime contemporary French cuisine, featuring local ingredients and utilizing the classical French techniques. White tables draped with crisp, white linens sport fresh flowers bouquets for an aromatic touché. This unpretentious, yet elegant atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for Chef Oudin’s stellar talents which shine throughout his magnifique menu. Wine Spectator Award and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Distinction Wine List.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Contemporary French, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private residence party catering for weddings etc. Full service dining available.
Valet parking available for dinner Fridays and Saturday from 6:00pm until restaurant closes.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Parties up to 60 guests available Monday through Thursday, Saturday early afternoon and Lunch-Dinner on Sunday. Please call us to assist you with menu ideas and pricing for your special event
Pascal's On Ponce Ratings and Reviews
We went for Valentine's Day and the price fix menu was delicious and a great value. Valentine's Day can be a nightmare, but our 6:00 seating was perfect and the better choice since the later it got the busier it got because it is such a special place to dine.
Food was fantastic! The chateaubriand melted in your mouth and it was cooked to perfection!
Service was sensational! The water glass always stayed full.
Cocktails were delicious! I recommend the margarita martini.
This is one of our favorite dining places when we go out to dinner. Kudos to Pascals and Chef Pascal.
Great quaint essential French restaurant. A favrite standard for the locals, very intimit and well worth the time. Fresh fish every evening and chef knows how to create something special. Duck confit is exceptional, but save room for great deserts and mandatory espresso.
Pascals on Ponce enjoys a high reputation in Miami, and the prices reflect this (entrees average $45). Accordingly, we expected a first-rate French meal. Instead, we endured one of the worst meals I have ever eaten in Miami, or anywhere for that matter, let alone in an establishment presenting itself as a high-end culinary institution. We had to send back the sword fish (that day's special), which came to us lukewarm and surprisingly flavorless (it was nothing other than a minimally seasoned piece of baked fish, as far as I could tell). The scallops also arrived on the cold side. We asked that they be redone, and the second time around, the dish was more successful. We also ordered the duck confit. The crust was unusually hard, the interior excessively fatty. Duck confit is a favorite of mine, and this is the only time in my life that I have left a portion largely uneaten.
On the plus side, there was a good selection of wines by the glass (although they were out of my first choice), and the chocolate soufflé was successful (and complimentary).
The same chef operates Brasserie Centrale in Merrick Park, which is much less expensive and also better. Maybe Pascal's needs a new kitchen staff. Or maybe they were having an off day. For now, I recommend avoiding the place.
you aren't going to be surprised at Pascal's. the food is reliably excellent and nicely presented. the menu is very unchanging and that is either a virtue or a bit boring. what they offer they do very well. maybe it's time to be a bit more adventurous with the menu.
The occasion was date night with my wife and we truly enjoyed ourselves and had a great dining experience. The wine list is very good and there are a couple of moderately priced wines to match any menu item. Service was impeccable and friendly. The only minor drawback is the price point . . . it is expensive but worth it.
Food took way too long to arrive and once it did the meat was overdone. Would not have been so negative about the experience except that the manager brought the meat back to the table twice to convince me that it really was medium rare after battling with the chef. Amazing - at these prices. Restaurant is pretty and food tasty otherwise.
The food was wonderful, the environment elegant not pretentious. The waiter however, almost derailed the entire night. He was arrogant, condescending and hovering. Hovering that is until we wanted to order then we had to call him over.
We were very lucky that the Miami Spice menu was available that evening. The restaurant offered some additional items for an up charge. It was very self explanatory on the menu. As we started to order, the waiter stopped us and almost started shouting to the point that people at a nearby table turned to look to explain "it was his duty to point out that there was an additional fee."
He seemed disappointed when we all said "yes" we read that. After dessert he disappeared never to be seen again.
It was really a shame.
We were there to celebrate two birthdays, enjoy wonderful French food and have a good time. He almost changed all of that.
I used to visit Pascal's On Ponce for special occasions since my wife and I considered it a real classic French restaurant in Miami. However, we got disappointed in our last visit.
The main reason was that I had the duck confit; which was not crispy as it used to be in the past.
In Miami you have too many options and if a classic restaurant would like to keep its special occasion feature, the best dishes always have to satisfy their clients.
This restaurant is a local gem. Whether they are serving you a spice menu or their regular menu, the food and service are always impeccable. I wish other restaurants that are participating in spice would realize that how you treat a customer during spice month can determine how a customer treats your restaurant the rest of the year. Wonderful all the way around! love Pascal's on Ponce!
My daughter and I had a really nice evening at Pascal's on Ponce. Dinner was excellent.
We started with with the Twice Baked Gruyère and the Crab Cakes. Both delicious. For the main course we tried the
Scallops with Short Ribs
and the Beef tenderloin. Also both flavorful and nicely presented. We finished with the Apple Tart and a Fruit with Madeline dessert, de-li-cious!
Before the appetizers arrived, we received a little cup of something delicious to try (can't remember what my server called it lol), and also a little plate of small desserts was brought after our coffees.
Excellent service, fantastic food. Perfect dinner.
Just about every item was excellent with the exception of the Crab Cakes, not at all to a high standard quality, very small in size and it was breaded which is not the usual way of serving Crab Cakes. That was my main disappointment of the meal, I should have returned the plate. One of my other guests also ordered the Crab Cakes and I suggested she change the order after tasting mine. I noted to the server the poor quality of the dish and he proceeded to change the order for my other guest. I hope the Chef changes the recipe for the Crab Cakes.
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