Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro
Enjoy a meal in our beautiful bistro or on the deck/patio as weather permits. We have a great selection of wine, cocktails, and carry a variety of domestic and craft beers.
The Schoolhouse is also a great venue for small events - micro weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, and any other celebrations!
**We also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Good food, nice ambience
beautiful building, warm and friendly staff!
Our dinner was excellent. We both had sea food entrees and they were delicious. We were socially distant and felt completely safe. Service was wonderful. We will return.
We had a small Wedding at this location. It was wonderful I will go back again as often as possible. Food was absolutely terrific, the staff was courteous and discreet, and the atmosphere was wonderful.
Great food and service
Charming. Unique. DELICIOUS!!! Love this place💕
Nice lunch. Can’t say enough about the safety measures taken. The new atmosphere was very elegant.
Disappointing brunch. We had made a reservation for 1:45pm, knowing they closed at 2pm. I felt as if we were preventing them from closing. After arriving we found out the lunch menu was not being served and instead it was the brunch menu. Our server didn't tell us the monte cristo sandwich was sold out. When I finally decided on the dutch pancake it came stuck to the skillet it had cooked in. In the past I had raved about this restaturant, unfortunately not this time.
Beautiful spot, wonderful food in a quiet location. Each one of us were thrilled with our choices. Will certainly return.
If your looking for a Great place to have an intimate dinner and want to get out of Madison this is the place!!!
Great food and service.
We come here for birthdays and we love it.
Best brunch as always
Only brunch available at noon on a Saturday. Uninteresting menu for brunch. Ordered a panini and the bread was way over toasted and dry. Soup was bland. Lunch menu is much better.
The Paoli School House has potential... we love Paoli itself... and what the area has to offer. The building is charming and could be really great. But the food is just ok... yet priced high end, the atmosphere could be great! But there was no music playing in the background at all and All we could here was the dishwasher. I don’t think we will be back.
Paoli Schoolhouse offers an fabulous dining experience in a lovely setting. The restaurant has been freshly updated. The food was nothing short of amazing. We will be back again soon!
Our dinner was our first night out eating inside a restaurant in over a year. The Schoolhouse did everything possible to help make us feel safe. Tables were socially distant+. All the staff wore masks and were very helpful. The food and wine we ordered were outstanding. Service was excellent. We were very glad we decided to go out. Highly recommend the Schoolhouse!
A very nice selection of delicious food.
Staff were absolutely wonderful. The setting was great. It was a little on the pricey side so plan to splurge a bit
This was my first time at the Schoolhouse and I loved it. The food was gorgeous-I had filet and my friend had scallops. Both of our plates were beautiful. I also got chocolate flan for dessert and it was perfect. Private, quiet, small, socially distanced and great. I can't wait to go back for prime rib on a Saturday! It was raining the day I went, but the outdoor patio looks really nice.
I really like this place and have been several times. We went for Easter brunch and my brother's birthday. I had the crab cake eggs benedict and it was very tasty. However, we did wait over an hour for our food, probably closer to 90 minutes. Having worked in the food service industry, I suspect someone in the kitchen called in sick last minute and they were short staffed. They did not charge us for ANYTHING! I couldn't believe it and at least wanted to pay our bar tab, but they insisted and said that we should never have to wait that long for our food. True service. I will certainly go back, as I think this particular case was an anomaly.
Great like usual! Always a solid choice! Glad it is still around.
This place was absolutely incredible! Took a chance and reserved for my wedding anniversary. Best decision ever!! The food and service were amazing!! The general manager was our waitress and rendered phenomenal service!
The food was so delicious and the service was terrific. We love this place. If you haven’t tried it please go and support this fabulous local restaurant!
Can wait to go back.
A unique setting with great food.
Always a delightful place. The dining room is much brighter and lighter, very elegant. We love eating outside by the river and look forward to the patio opening. Food is excellent and attractive.
Well spaced for social distancing. The food had excellent presentation and taste. Will definately return.
Everything was amazing! Service and food were fantastic. Highly recommend!
Great food and very cute setting; I would definitely recommend as a date spot. We for brunch and had the prime rib hash and Dutch baby pancake. Both portions were perfectly sized and delicious! I wish the menu was a little bigger, but I suspect it has been condensed because of covid.
Excellent in every way.!!!!!!!!!
What else can I say
We very much enjoyed our experience. Food was phenomenal!
Great brunch - extremely quiet due to Covid but a wonderful dining experience
My wife and I enjoyed a rare night out to celebrate her birthday. Best place we could have gone in the Madison area. We've tried most restaurants and know a good one when we find it :-)
The charm and excellent service were icing on the cake to an incredible meal!
Loved it! Nice and romantic spot for our anniversary.
The Paoli Schoolhouse is a beautiful, warm, and welcoming restaurant with attentive service and exceptional food. My wife and I went there for Valentine's Day 2020. One of the appeals was the broad variety of items available on that date, unlike so many restaurants that offer a special of either prime rib or one seafood option.
Despite the fact that it was -10F outside, the inside was warm and comfortable -- not drafty, despite the age of the beautifully restored building. We were seated in a small, semi-private space that allowed for nice conversation between us.
Drinking water glasses at the table were refilled obsessively. Our waitress doted on us. The food was without compare. The Paoli Schoolhouse is clearly an adherent of the slow food movement, which advances the notion that food should be high quality, locally procured (to the extent possible in the middle of winter in Wisconsin), cooked slowly and carefully, and enjoyed in a relaxed and unrushed environment. Eating here was an enjoyable experience.
Make the trip to Paoli and try the Paoli Schoolhouse. You won't be disappointed.
The Schoolhouse is a great place. Loved the food. It far exceeded our expectations and they did a great job creating the perfect Valentines Day ambiance. We will definitely be back.
Great atmosphere and food, service was awesome, music being played by the kitchen staff could be heard in the dining room.
Josh was awesome! It’s the most adorable space with fresh flowers everywhere. Most importantly the food is delicious
Always a spectacular meal and loved the new look.
Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 848-6261.
Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.