Madeleine's Petit Paris is a french restaurant in new jersey featuring fine dining and banquet facility serving light cuisine, designed to resemble an elegant french country inn.
Conveniently located in the charming town of Northvale, New Jersey where you can be sure to enjoy the warm welcome of Chef Gaspard Caloz, his wife Madeleine, and their son Francois.
This french restaurant in New Jersey features dishes such as beef bourguignon and cassoulet. Dessert specialties such as the chocolate or Grand Marnier soufflé are delectable.
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French Restaurant in New Jersey


  • Philadelphia Chef Association (D.V.C.A.) – Membership Chair, Picnic Chair, Apprenticeship Mentor
  • 1981 D.C.V.A. Chef of the Year
  • American Culinary Federation (A.C.F.) – Assisted in writing national guidelines for first A.C.F. Culinary Art Shows and first A.C.F. Olympic Team tryouts
    Three Gold Medals with A.C.F. Big Apple New York Culinary Olympic Team
  • American Academy of Chefs
  • Societe Culinaire Philanthropique
  • The Golden Spoon in Philadelphia
  • Copa d’Oro in Roma
  • Restaurateur of the Year
  • Five Star Diamond
  • Five Star Award of Excellence


Gaspard Caloz was born in the town of Miege, nestled in the Alps of Switzerland recognized for its lush vineyards, yielding special wines. Gaspard’s love for cooking started when he was 14. He did his apprenticeship in the Hotel Bellevue in Sierre, Switzerland and after he graduated, he worked in the top hotels and restaurants in Zurich, Davos, Lugano, and St. Moritz.

In 1971, he married his wife Madeleine and later moved with his family – wife Madeleine, daughter Sandrine and son Francois to New Jersey for the position of Executive Chef at Tavern on the Green in New York. The couple opened Chez Madeleine Restaurant in Bergenfield, NJ in 1988 and with the help of Madeleine, who manages the dining room with warmth and professionalism, was named best French Restaurant in New Jersey by Zagat and was featured in America’s Top Tables by Gourmet Magazine. Chez Madeleine received four star reviews from newspapers and magazines in the New York and North Jersey area.

In May 2000, the chef brought his experience and extraordinary talents to Madeleine’s Petit Paris restaurant and catering in Northvale. In 2020 the couple retired to sunny Naples Florida.  Their son, Francois, a graduate of Johnson & Wales, manages the business with great pride and continues the legacy.  Francois still provides the best in cuisine, service, and décor. Professionalism and complete personal attention are lavished on every catered affair as well as on each individual dining experience. The result is a truly memorable occasion that will surely please every guest in our french restaurant in New Jersey.


Chef Gaspard, Madeleine and their family have been active participants in many charitable and community organizations. This is a partial list reflecting how they have always believed in supporting others in need, and how their heartfelt generosity has touched many lives.

  • WORTV – Taste of New York
  • Healing the Children Midlantic, Inc. – Battle of the Chefs Event
  • Paramus Educational Foundation – Taste of Paramus
  • Cancercare of New Jersey – A Taste For Hope
  • Youth Consultation Service Foundation – Festival of Flavors
  • Table to Table – The Great Grill and Pig Out, Bag A Lunch
  • The Octoberwoman Foundation – Cooking for a Cure in Bergen County
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Greater North Jersey Chapter) – Chefs for MS, Culinary Stars
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • MS Center at Holy Name Hospital
  • Meals on Wheels of Rockland,Inc.
  • Zonta
  • March of Dimes – Harvest Ball
  • West Bergen Mental Healthcare
  • Northern New Jersey Business Council
  • Bergen County Academies Chef Event
  • Tri-Boro Hadassah
  • Angels of Hope Foundation (Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Northern NJ and Rockland County Chapter)
  • Rotary Club of Pearl River, NY

French Restaurant in New Jersey


~ Dinner Menu ~


Mushroom Soup  13.

Swiss Baked Onion Soup  15.
Light chicken broth topped with Emmental and Gruyère cheese

Warm Mussels  18.
Steamed white wine, garlic and shallots,  served with the Chef’s secret dipping sauce
Moules-frites (add French fries on top) additional  5.

Wild Mushroom Napoleon  15.
Five types of mushrooms in a brown sauce
over steamed asparagus & puff pastry

Escargots Café de Paris  16.
Out of the shell, sauteed with garlic herbs butter 

Crab Cake Louisiana  21.
Jumbo lump crab meat mixed with bell peppers, onions and bread crumbs over mild Louisiana sauce

Coquille St. Jacques  17.
Sea Scallops with braised leeks in a Vermouth cream sauce

Frog Legs Provençale 16.

Six legs sautéed in a light tomato, basil, white wine sauce 

House Smoked Salmon  16.
Wrapped around baby greens, served over potato pancake with capers, sour cream and lemon

Hudson Valley Foie Gras   42.

Two 2oz. portion sautéed with Sherry over confit of onions and dried fruits in Port wine


Side House Salad  13.

Mesclun Salad with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette 

Baby Spinach  15.

Cabernet poached pears and crumbled blue cheese
served with a light white wine vinaigrette dressing 

Baby Arugula Salad  15.

Fresh red beets and Brie cheese with white wine vinaigrette

French Restaurant in New Jersey

“Creating flavor combinations that bring cooks and our restaurant guests pleasure is our job and we love it.”



Vichyssoise    $14

(cold potato and leeks soup)


Grilled Salmon Niçoise    $32     

(fresh grilled salmon fillet served over french beans, eggs, tomatoes,

red onions, olives, artichoke hearts)

Grilled Skirt Steak    $34

(Chimichurri sauce and french fries) 


Mixed Berries Sabayon    $14

(fresh berries topped with a sweet sauce made 

from egg yolks, sugar and marsala wine)


Entrees do NOT come with side vegetables

Croque-Monsieur    18.

French style ham & gruyere cheese sandwich served with small side salad

Capellini & Ratatouille    25.

Angel hair pasta with tomato, zucchini, yellow squash, red and green bell peppers in a tomato sauce

Coq au Vin    29.

Bone-in chicken braised in Burgundy wine sauce with bacon, mushrooms and croutons over mashed potatoes

Poulet Français Capellini    29.

Egg battered breast of chicken with lemon butter sauce

Grilled Salmon Vermouth    32.

Sautéed spinach and cherry tomatoes served over Vermouth cream sauce

Beef Bourguignon      34.

Braised beef in Burgundy wine with mushrooms, bacon, onions, croutons over mashed potatoes

Canard Confit a l’Orange     36.

Breast is sautéed, leg is confit, served with Grand Marnier sauce and wild rice 

Branzino  Meunière au Fenouil  32.

Fillet of branzino served over braised fennel with browned butter sauce 

Pork Medallions Normand    30.

Sautéed with apples and Calvados (French apple brandy) over mashed potatoes

Shrimp & Scallops Linguine    35.

Tomato, basil, white wine sauce over Linguine pasta

Baby Calves Liver Lyonnais    31.

Sautéed with bacon and onions

Filet Mignon au Poivre with Onion Rings      42.

8oz Black Angus Filet Mignon with crushed peppercorns and deglazed cognac sauce 

Frenched Rack of Lamb    48.

New Zealand Lamb, marinated in herbs and garlic, brushed with Dijon mustard, served over corn confit

Side Items

French Beans, Ratatouille, Creamed Spinach, Onion Rings  10.

Pommes Frites: Side of Fries 5., Bowl of Fries 10.

Potatoes au Gratin 12.

French Restaurant in New Jersey

~ What we make ~

French Restaurant in New Jersey

~ What they say ~


Opening Times

Last reservation is two hour before closing time

  • Wednesday to Friday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Dinner
  • Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Dinner

Sunday Brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm (2pm is last reservation)

Sunday Dinner 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Book your table!

(201) 767-0063


French Restaurant in New Jersey

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – Friday 5-10:30pm

Saturday 5-11pm

Sunday Brunch 11-2pm, Dinner 3-9pm

***Last seating is 2 hours before closing time***

(last Brunch reservation is 2pm)

*No corkage fee Wednesday & Thursday! (wine only)

Julia Child’s Birthday Info under ‘upcoming events’ tab