Madeleine's Petit Paris is a fine dining restaurant and banquet facility serving light French cuisine, designed to resemble an elegant french country inn.
It is conveniently located in the charming town of Northvale, NJ where you can be sure to enjoy the warm welcome of Chef Gaspard Caloz, his wife Madeleine, and their son Francois.
The restaurant features entrées such as Steak au Poivre and Duck à l'Orange. Dessert specialties such as the chocolate or Grand Marnier soufflé are delectable.
  • Achievements
  • Our History
  • Charitable Events


  • 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 Chez Madeleine Restaurant in Bergenfield, NJ opened in 1988 and 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. Chef Caloz ensures that every meal he prepares is impeccably fresh, beautifully presented and served with a personal touch. His wife Madeleine manages the dining room with warmth and professionalism. Their son, Francois, a graduate of Johnson & Wales assists in managing the business with great pride. As a team, the trio of Chef Gaspard, Madeleine, and Francois 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.


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

~ Dinner Menu ~

Mushroom Soup  $9.50

Cold Gazpacho Soup


House Smoked Salmon $12.50
Wrapped around Mesclun salad served over potato pancake

Warm Mussels
White wine and garlic, drizzled with the Chef’s sauce
Moules-frites (add French fries on top) additional $4.00

Wild Mushroom Napoleon
Shiitake, Oyster and Button mushrooms in a brown sauce over steamed asparagus & puff pastry


Shrimp Avocado Bruschetta   $12.50


Escargots Café de Paris $13.00
Garlic herbs butter sauce

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

Seared Sea Scallops with Saffron Sauce  $13.50

Side House Salad $6.50

Mesclun Salad with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette 

Baby Spinach

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

California Salad $11.50

Romaine salad with strawberries, orange slices, apples, cinnamon cranberry goat cheese and pecans with white wine vinaigrette

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

Lobster Fettuccine Alfredo $26.50

Chicken Niçoise
Artichoke, black olives, tomatoes, white wine

Chicken Francais Capellini  $25.00

Egg battered breast of chicken with lemon butter sauce

Cold Poached Salmon 
Served over mesclun salad and dill dipping sauce

Pork Medallions Normand
Sautéed with apples and Calvados (French apple brandy)

Lobster Roll with homemade chips 

Light mayonnaise base cold lobster meat in potato bun


Striped Bass Grenobloise   $28.50

Fillet with lemon butter tomatoes capers and white wine

Braised Short Ribs 
Served over mashed potatoes


Shrimp & Scallops Capellini $28.50
Tomato basil white wine sauce around a nest of angel hair pasta

Skirt Steak Pommes Frites $28.50
Marinated then grilled, served with Chimichurri style dipping sauce and French fries

Filet Mignon Cafe de Paris with Onion Rings

8oz filet with garlic butter sauce topped with fresh onion rings

Avec Pommes Frites (add French Fries) additional $4.00

Tables of 5 or more people will be subject to 20% service charge added on the bill.
Thank you.


~ What we make ~


~ What they say ~


Opening Times

Last reservation is one hour before closing time

  • Wednesday to Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner
  • Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner
  • Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm Brunch
  • 3:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner

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(201) 767-0063


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For Holiday Reservations Call the Restaurant.
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We are open tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 5th

Outdoor Patio Dining is OPEN
Wednesday – Saturday from 5-8pm
Sunday Brunch 11-2pm, Dinner 3-7pm

reservations are suggested as space is limited

Takeout also available