Le Pavillon

Le Pavillon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lepav.com/
  • Phone: 9048246202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open seven day a week
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:30PM.

    Brunch Sunday 11:30 till 2:30
    Dinner: Open at 5:00 pm till closing 7 days
    A week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, German
  • Executive Chef: Joe Kelbert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do some catering off site. Please contact us for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: 2 room 2-10 very private romantic.
    1 small private dinning room down stairs sits 32 people.
    1 small private dinning room upstairs no elevator sits 32 people. also are fireplace room can sit 12 for a small party. the rooms are cozy and romantic.
  • Private Party Contact: Patty Kelbert 9048246202

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Abbott St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 32 parking spaces next to our Restaurant
    and some parking on the main street.
A word from Le Pavillon
Honoring the legacy of longtime chef-owner Claude Sinatsch, his wife Gisele, daughter Patty and son-in-law Joe Kelbert welcome you to enjoy a relaxing dining experience inside a gracious Victorian era home. Enjoy German, Swiss and French Cuisine in a casually elegant setting. Family Owned and operated since 1977.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Le Pavillon reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (19)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    Lmu8523
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nice quiet evening. Food was excellent as was service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't go.Bistro de Leon MUCH better
    LuvLidiasPittVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A highly rated, old school restaurant but very very disappointing. Only 1 (spinach) of 4 crepes even close to being good. Pate good. Veal Oscar was the worst looking presentation of the dish I've ever seen...meat was chewy, little crab, and one stick of white canned asparagus...don't waste your money here. Try Bistro de Leon for truly outstanding French country cuisine. Only kidding about the scenic view designation...OpenTable makes you select something from their list...honestly could only recommend the pate...and I won't mention their wine glasses or their list....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • in St Aug
    Tboy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This wonderful restuarant has been a favorite of ours for almost 40 years. Located within the shadows of the Castillo de San Marcos, the beautiful old home is a romantic and pleasant venue for a great evening. The prices may seem a bit high at times, but the food will usually be enough to make you glad you came. Pleasant continental quiet dining in a delightful atmosphere. The Boullibaise is to die for and the Grouper is a perrenial favorite. If you like Crepes...nough said. Theirs are excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    WeluvEnzas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been a customer for years and this time had a group of 8 and wanted a quiet place on a Saturday night. We requested a quiet area when we made our Open Table reservations and we had a side room to ourselves and could hear each other talk. Food and service were absolutely wonderful. Once again, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mom's a Cancer Survivor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went to Le Pavillon at my mom's request to celebrate her Cancer Survivor status and her 82nd birthday. It was wonderful! The unique food and wonderful service made us feel welcomed like in a private home. Thank you for helping make the celebration special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice ambiance and good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was really really good dining. The waitress was slightly standoffish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mariagonzaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    the lambs are very good and service too the place its very nice if you wanna have a romantic date
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time but not the last
    Rebcat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have lived in Jacksonville for 14 years but had never been here. We loved it and will be back. My husband had the lamb and I had Veal Oscar. It was hard to choose because the menu what a lot of things we both liked. Just another reason to go back to try another dish...and the Key Lime Pie was good too Next time it will be the Chocolate mousse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Murf
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My family and I have been dinning at Le Pavillon for over 15 years and it is always good. It is our favorite fine dining restaurant in all of St. Augustine, which is saying a lot. The Oysters Rockefeller and Rack of Lamb are too good to pass up. The fresh fish is always good as well and I am very particular when it comes to fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OvereaterUnanimous
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food average. Preparation just ok. Service not great. Still waiting for my soup. Dessert choices poor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a wonderful night !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Le Pavillon. The service, food and ambiance were wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant very highly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Lmu8523
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Special evening with old friends moving out of the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    HwyStar
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    First time at this restaurant for two local couples enjoying a Sunday night dinner. Salmon, grouper, duck and schnitzel were chosen. All excellent. Grouper was best ever. Attentive staff. Prices consistent with upscale dining however good value. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    kjcmagill
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Every time we eat here the food , ambiance and service is excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't wait or hesitate ..go now!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I live in St Augustine and this us my first time. I can't believe I waited so long..a great place for fish or meat and deserts to die for. Don't hesitate to go or recommend this place . Really nice menu with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously consistent
    rAudiOne
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Every year when I visit St Augustine I make sure Le Pavillon is on the itinerary. The onion soup is always excellent as is the filet. The scallops, escargot and catch of the day always fresh. This visit didn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    excellent lamb. salad could be much better. service not very attentive
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 87 reviews are from the Le Pavillon reviews archive.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been there quite a few times. Every time we are there the food is exceptional, have tried quite a variety on the menu. We have come for special occasions and just with friends or by ourselves. Every room is very different and comfortable. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect again
    jjjaxon5VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    After 3 decades I have never been disappointed by a meal. I only get to LePav every few months but look forward to it every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    JiimVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    While the service was very good we were very disappointed in the food. St. Augustine has so many good restaurants this one just did not meet the standard.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Very good German food as well as excellent fish entree. Dessert Black Forest cake was as a good as any bakery in New. York would go back
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening!
    Cmmargaret
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Loved our evening at Le Pavillion! The food was fabulous! Wonderful selection of dishes and everything we tried was delicious...fron the escargot to the veal to the duck! Will definately go back if ever in St Augustine again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real Gem in St Augustine.
    Brian
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    A real Gem in St Augustine. Good food, excellent service and reasonable pricing. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was of inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was of inconsistent quality. My husband had a great boulibaisse while my veal oscar was barely edible. Would not return. Too many better restaurants in St. Augustine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful find
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We just happened to be in a hotel across the street so we checked the menu online. It sounded like it would please all 4 of us so we made our reservation. We were totally happy with our choice. All our meals were delish and the portion size was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm
    JohnJanet
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The lamb is the way to go. Go for the eggs on the schnitzel. Service was awesome!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is good but not fantastic.
    beachguy
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food is good but not fantastic. Price is reasonable. Only distraction was a guy at the next table on his cell phone, but he left shortly after, He obviously didn't see the sign to turn cell phones off when he came in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clean and friendly plenty
    wildbill
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Clean and friendly plenty of off street parking even with the carnival going on just down the street. Next time I will try the lamb but the prime rib was so large, found it necessary to ask for a too go box. Thanks for enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but nothing special
    lynnr
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was good but nothing special for the price $$$. We will probably try this restaurant one more time (we live close by) to select different menu options but there are better choices in St Augustine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old town charm
    Josh
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    On this, my first visit to Le Pavillon, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, and the quiet charm of the place. My companion had the lamb chops, and they were the very best I've ever had. Melted in your mouth, with flavor that was amazing and made me wish I had ordered them as well. Our server was prompt and firendly and the atmosphere was pleasant and quaint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Menu
    Tonya
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Classic German/French menu well executed. Geriatric clientele but wait staff energy level more than compensates. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • room and server were VERY loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    good food asalways, morefrequently go there for lunch or when its not so crowded--but the noise level in the front room where we were Saturday night was TOO loud. Server (who wasthe bartender--standing in) [apparently they were short staffed, was polite but seemed to be shouting--we could hear him from acrossthe room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eurpean Fair
    billyk
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    We liked the variations of schnitzel. They do it up right. And The Black Forest Cake......to die for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Experience
    dreamcake4
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Met all of our expectations. Would go again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been eating here for years
    FlaAmy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    For the last 20 years we make sure to eat here about twice a year. Its always a nice evening, They are not the trendiest place, but the food is solid and consistent. Our favorites are the duckling, rack of lamb and Bouillabaisse. They are a family owned restaurant and really make an effort to please. An entrée here is a full and satisfying dish and we also leave with plans to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    letseatVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Le Pavillon has always been a favorite. The schnitzel is the best in the Jacksonville area. Service is always good. The staff has been there for quite some time and they are very familiar with the menu. They are also accommodating in making any changes you request. This is an excellent restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Anydine
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Took my in-laws there as part of their Christmas present. Had something for everyone. Grouper, Steak & German dishes all absolutely fabulous! Wine selections were very nice and plentiful. The bread that was served had just the hint of Parmesan cheese and was very tasty. Made many brownie points with my in-laws. They are comic back to try the lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As far as the food, the salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    As far as the food, the salad was plain lettuce with dressing. Nothing else. The have the option of small portions if you order from 5-6. We did that. The portions are small, but that allows for dessert. The food was good. The restaurant was very welcoming and cozy. Maybe romantic if I was only on a date. But I was with my family of 6. The service was good. The staff was very friendly, and they were busy. I like that they took reservations. It was a good experience, but maybe a little average which would make me not come back again since there are so many other restaurant options to try in St Augustine. However, if someone asked me to go there again, I would not be disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit was disappointing
    boomerVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My wife had a filet and I ordered the bouillabaisse. After our soup and salad we waited quite a while for our order to be served. The server said it took a long time to cook the bouillabaisse because it was complicated. When the order finally arrived my wife's filet was cooked perfectly, but my entree was overcooked. The shrimp were very dry, the mussels were dry, the dungeness crab claws were stiff and were extremely hard to crack open and the meat came out shredded and very stringy. We brought this to the server's attention and he went back into the kitchen to talk to the chef. The manager did not come to the table to speak to us nor did they offer to not charge us for the entree. I don't think I would ever return again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A better way to go in St. Augustine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Le Pavillon was a real surprise in St. Augustine. The food was what one would expect from a good continental restaurant in any major US city. It was such a pleasant experience compared to the other restaurants in St. Augustine which were little more than 'one off' fast food outlets, pubs and Taco places. The violinist was amazing. Food good. Booze fairly priced. Service was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic