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“A Rustic Treat”
Review of Chez Paul

Chez Paul
Ranked #88 of 392 Restaurants in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A blend of gourmet French and Italian food prepared and beautifully presented. Some of the dishes are even prepared tableside, such as our fresh, crisp Caesar Salad, Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee. From steaks to pasta to seafood, there is something on the menu for everyone. Visit our restaurant, and prepare to have a true fine dining experience.
Reviewed February 21, 2014

After an excessive hiatus, we ventured again to Chez Paul for some fine dining and fellowship. The affable Paul C. was his ever charming self and Momma E. was as feisty as her 93 years would allow. Almost a family affair in the execution of the evenings experience. Other than a couple of insignificant quirks, the epicurean delights, in the usual Chez Paul fashion, arrived at the table. A tidbit of pesto pasta, to start, was followed by a salad tossing of Cesar at table side for two. The others enjoyed an exemplary crock of hot French onion soup with cheese strings that defied gravity. A sorbet break, led to exquisite offerings of scallops in a shell, veal in sauce, filet of beef, and chicken in wine, which was devoured by the patrons. The time passed quickly due to the atmosphere, wine, and cocktails. We finished with Sambuca, compliments of the house. A red rose of lengthy stem was a parting gift to the ladies. Great food and good friends, made for a delightful evening.

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2  Thank James C
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Went for Valentines. Restaurant was busy and the service was terrible. Drinks were brought out 1 at a time and 2 of the 4 were incorrect. Limited menu, small portions, no tableside
Ceasar salad prep. Table was not ready when we arrived and we were asked to wait outside on the porch on a cold evening, but there were other prepared tables inside. Took our credit cards, then forgot us. Had to ask for them back, but they had not run the check yet. Came and asked, again, what we ate, but the 4 menu items were all the same. Old, run down building,parking lot next to a bait shop. Why would anyone like this place?

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1  Thank Gretchen G
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

There are many local restaurants that serve good food and are quite good. There are, however, very few that also deliver a special dining experience. Chez Paul is not only an excellent restaurant but one of those special experiences that is long remembered. Definitely try the table side Cesar salad to add a special touch.

2  Thank Mike L M
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Chez Paul has become a regular stop whenever we're in Daytona Beach. Don't be fooled by the less than scenic parking lot; this place is outstanding and never disappointing. Don't go if you want to eat quickly, want chicken wings or pizza; this is a place to DINE. From the beautiful table, settings, the sorbet between courses, to the after dinner Sambucca (complete with floating coffee beans) everything is meant to be savored. Chef Paul is your host, chef and entertainment all wrapped in one... and if his 92 year old Mom is working that night, it's a duo not to missed. Be sure to ask about the specials not on the menu; but you can't miss with any dish on the extensive menu, all prepared in-house by Chef Paul. The whole evening was a flashback to a kinder, gentler, classier era, when dinning out was an experience to be savored, lingered over, in the company of good friends, gracious hosts, exceptional food, and roses for the ladies as we departed. Chez Paul will be our first stop when we again return to Daytona. Ken & Bev

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1  Thank Ken L
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We have been all over New Smyrna Beach and decided to branch out for my birthday dinner. We found Chez Paul and picked it to try! What a treat!! It wasn't busy (sadly for them but GREAT for us!!) so we had great attention and service. Chef Paul was there as was his 92 year old mother. (This we confirmed; she is as spry as a 20 year old!). He entertained without being intrusive and we learned a great deal about the history of Daytona from one of its former Mayors! He does a radio talk show on station 1380 AM on Mondays through Fridays! Give the Butterfields a shout out, Paul! We will be back! Thanks for a delightful evening!

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