Paul Maison de Qualite

French bakery/bistro with locations all over the place; even at a kiosk in the mall. We ate at the Lincoln Square Mall location.

What we had:

I had a toastie. I can't remember the name, only that it started with an S and was the next to last listed. Fresh rustic country bread
(the crisp crust was great) with a light smear of olive tapenade, a mixture of cheeses (including enmetal, which I had never had) & tarragon, toasted so the cheese melts with a side of spring greens in a light citrus and herb vinaigrette. I loved it. A great light lunch. The cheese was tasty, the bread was faboo. Chris had the Croque Monsieur. Black forest ham, cheese, bechamel sauce; the ubiquitous French sandwich. He said it was great. His came with the greens as well. (yay! no fries!)


Nice, open, French.


There actually was some, which impressed me. It wasn't great, but it was there. You order and pay and then sit. We sat outside. Our food & drinks were brought to the table.

Overall impression:

I have a strong need to go back to sample the desserts. They looked phenomenal. I need to explore this place further! The bread loaf prices weren't bad ($3-4 per). I wouldn't mind eating here on a semi-regular basis.

Company website ; what
Google says.


4 out of 5 salamanders (yes, redundant I know, but we really haven't eaten anywhere bad yet!)