Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro - Caesars Palace
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Breakfast: 6:30am to 11:30am
Lunch: 11:30am to 3pm
Pastry Counter: 6:30am to 11:00pm
Retail Store: Tue-Fri 6:30am to 11:00pm
Retail Store: Sat-Mon 6:00am to 11:00pm
Payard offers an all-dessert menu for dinner. The prix fixe menu includes your choice of three courses at $45 per person. Course choices include a cheese and fruit course, a coffee, caramel and nut course, an orchard course and a chocolate course. Single pastries are roughly $7 each.
Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace is the creation of award-winning Pastry Chef, François Payard:
Awarded “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the Bon Appétit Food & Entertainment Awards.
François was honored with the prestigious Ordre du Mérite Agricole, Medal of Honor by the French Government.
Sample Menu Items
Brioche pain perdu French toast with fresh berries and whipped cream
Mavens Overview: Payard
Francois Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef. He opened Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace in November 2007. Shop and Bistro has both a sit-down dining area as well as a shop where pastries can be bought for take-out.
The restaurant decor inspires a sense of a European Cafe, all within shouting distance of the large Caesars Palace casino. Many customers feel a visit to Payard Pâtisserie is as much a part of the Vegas experience as a visit to the aforementioned casino.
While pastries and chocolates are star attractions, the breakfast items also garner rave reviews, such as eggs benedict and assorted croissants.
François Payard has won many awards including “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the Bon Appétit
Internet Buzz: Payard
- What a treat! We opted for the sit-down restaurant experience and the breakfast we had (although pricey) was so delicious. I didn't know Eggs Benedict can be this good! Service was great too.
- The pre fixe is a great deal - $19 for an appetizer (lobster salad), entree (couscous with lamb and chicken), and dessert (tiramisu). I loved when the waiter brought me the dessert menu and told me I could choose from any of them. I half expected a cup of sorbet to come out, since the desserts are $7 alone.
- Caramel hazelnut napoleon with coffee. Nothing beats it. I don't even like dessert but this is an addiction, a new delicious addiction I must fix every time I come to Vegas.
- We ordered the french toast which came in a bed of fresh fruit and some kind of fruit flavored sauce. The flavor was amazing, not too heavy but very rich and flavorful. Next we ordered eggs florentine which was served on a crispy crescent roll... and we also got a side of bacon. All in all each part of the meal was near perfect... taste was outstanding and everything just seemed very fresh.
- The stars were the croissants. We tried plain, chocolate, and apricot. They were all buttery and flaky and perfect. The favorite though was the apricot. Any time I can see whole slices of fruit on a pastry, it's a good sign. Words fail me at this time in how to possibly describe the wonderfulness that is the apricot croissant.
- Had the crepe with fruit and an americano for breakfast one morning during a recent stay at Caesars. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but it was not that impressive.
- located near the Caesar Palace's Buffet... very impressed by the interior & exterior decor, and of course the chocolate and pastries... the decor, pastries, and chocolates just draws your eyes towards the store. I'm always mesmerized by it's glam and style. The hot coco is delish! The chocolate is one of the best chocolates I have ever ate.
- When it comes to Egg's Benedict, Payard is the be all end all of this breakfast delight. The use of crossisant vs. english muffin, just the right proportion of hollandaise sauce to the canadian bacon and poached egg makes this dish worth the trouble to drive to Caesars, find parking and then fight through the casino to savor it for all its glory.
- Payard is the kind of place that belongs in every single neighborhood, about how lovely quality can be.
- Right across from Rao's, near a cute fountain which makes eating a little snack from here an almost European experience.
- Payard is one of the main reasons I go to Las Vegas. The almond croissant is better than most I've had in France. The pastries are As beautiful to look at - as they are wonderful to eat. Petite edible works of art, pleasing to the eye and amazing to the palette.