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“Above and Beyond”

Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Belleville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Paoli Schoolhouse Cafe is located on the banks of the tranquil Sugar River. Enjoy a meal in our beautiful dining areas or on the deck or patio as weather permits. As the sun sets the cafe takes on an elegant, comfortable feel with linens and candlelight. Our Wine Menu lists over 25 wine & champagne selections to complement your dining experience. We are also pleased to serve your favorite cocktails and carry a variety of domestic and craft beers.
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Above and Beyond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was a totally delightful experience! When I made the reservation I asked for a table in a romantic setting. When we arrived we were seated near the fireplace. No one else was in our room. Melissa was a server. She is as sweet as they come and was very attentive. We both ordered the chicken bruschetta. Delicious! It's a little bit of a drive to get here but well worth it. You don't feel hurried. Even the music fit the night. Oh, and did I mention that there are NO screens with sports or news on? A rare thing these days.

  • Visited March 2014
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Chicago Suburbs
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Setting Nice, Food Really Disappoints”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had lunch with a friend at the Schoolhouse on a recent weekday. Nice setting, warm welcome. The food really disappointed. $15.00 for a crab salad that has--really we counted them--six little pieces of crab sprinkled on the top of a huge bed of iceberg lettuce, a few asparagus spears, hothouse tomato and a hard boiled egg. And two micro sized pieces of bread shoved on the plate. That;s it. Really? Very tasteless and disappointing. The ingredients were no different than I could assemble at my home. The two glasses of wine tasted as if the bottle had been open a while. All in all--not what we expected. We will not return.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank sellinglikecrazy
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Gem in rural wisconsin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were advised to eat here by our hosts at the B&B (Dawn) the selection of very elegant dishes prepared by a Great Chef were excellent and reasonable.

  • Visited February 2014
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

The food was wonderful. We had a great dinner. The appetizer was very good. Presentation was very well done. The server was extremely nice and helpful with recommendations for wine.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Uptondunmore
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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
2 reviews
“little slice of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Small, cozy place to eat with a wonderful menu and a great atmosphere. You cannot go wrong eating here!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Libby M
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