I’ve visited Chez Pascal countless times for dates, last minute dinners, birthday parties of 12, and hot dogs after the farmers market. It’s a wonderful cozy place for any occasion. The staff and unbeatable: friendly and knowledgeable but with a laid-back casual attitude that puts the patron at ease knowing the enjoyment of their meal rests in the hands of these competent individuals. There’s far too much to love about chez Pascal: Brunch, Market Monday menus, and Hewtin’s Dog Mobile (to name a few). Using primarily local and seasonal ingredients, Chef Matt Gennuso creates fantastic seasonal menus, not to mention the weekly Bistro menu (a $30 three course menu offered Tuesday-Thursday). The Bistro Menu is not offered Mondays because the Monday Market Menu replaces it, a weekly menu created from the ingredients collected weekly at the Saturday Farmer’s Market down the street.
Oh and speaking of the farmers market…every week during the farmers market on Saturday the year-old Hewtin’s Dog Mobile parks nearby selling Chef Gennuso’s hot dog, sausage, and sandwich creations. Not only are all the dogs house made, but so are all the mustards jellies and relishes! This menu also changes weekly, with a few regulars, but its specials are sure to please whether it’s Carrot Curry soup, smoked pulled pork with homemade BBQ sauce, melted swiss and pickle relish or Vegetarian sloppy joe on schartner’s farm winter rye.
Knowing the farmers market well, I recognize many elements from the producers in the state of Rhode Island on every menu chef Gennuso puts out. This concerted effort to stay local and sustainable takes unimaginable effort and the husband and wife team of Chez Pascal should be congratulated for this. Charming and delicious, this has become my go-to recommendation when people ask where to dine in Providence. Gustatelo!
960 Hope St
401 421 4422