This classic little French bakery aims to please. Payard creates delicious pastries and chocolates, as well as a few light courses that can be served or taken home in the storefront. Beyond the small bistro style seating in front, you will find the grand dining room where a full menu is served. Either way, the treats and entrees served here are authentic and scrumptious.
Payard serves a full breakfast with dishes including chocolate waffles and fresh crepes at their crepe station. There is also a continental breakfast with all kinds of fruits, yogurts, and pastries. The dining room is softly decorated with earth tones, which may even subconsciously make you think about chocolate. Crystal chandeliers hang from the tall ceiling which gives the room a formal feel. Lunch entrees include soups and hot and cold sandwiches. You will find traditional croquet madame and croque monsieur as well as hot tomato and mozzarella paninis. Another lunch favorite is the seared salmon salad. Delicious coffee selections are served all day and there is a three-course prix fixe menu available for dessert. The prix fixe offers chocolate, fruit, and coffee selections that would be perfect for a romantic date. The dining room is also cozy and romantic. Payard strives to create a quiet French atmosphere without an overwhelming French theme.