Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook

Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pavilionchicago.com/
  • Phone: 8477159440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 11:00am - 1:00am & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Eastern European
  • Executive Chef: Rigoberto Gaeta / Bhilan Contreras
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Pavilion Restaurant and Lounge in Northbrook is connected to a the banquet hall Petergof which has a capacity of 300 people. In addition, the restaurant holds 70 people and is available for parties. The Pavilion Restaurant and Lounge in Buffalo Grove is connected to Versailles Banquet hall and has a capacity of 160 people in addition to the restaurant which holds 70 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya Furman 8477159445
  • Entertainment: The Pavilion Restaurant and Lounge provides various forms of live entertainment. Friday and Saturday evening starting at 7pm we provide a quiet but elegant Jazz band. In addition, every Friday night join us for a high end night club! Party starts at 10pm and goes until 3am!
  • Special Events: Pavilion Restaurant & Lounge provides a quiet but pleasant Jazz bands on Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm to 9pm. In addition, the banquet hall next to the restaurant has a hot 21 and older night club every Friday night. For event information please call 847 715 9445

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waukgen & Lake Cook Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Pavilion is located in a plaza that is shared with other stores and restaurants. We do offer free Valet parking on certain days. Parking is free otherwise and abundant.
A word from Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
From the moment you enter Pavilion until the moment you leave, your senses are indulged. Pavilion's elegant decor features natural stone, signature cuisine: a fusion of flavors inspired by modern interpretations of French, Eastern European and American favorites. With an original array of superbly prepared fare Pavilion appeals to a broad spectrum of discriminated palettes. Our elegant and sophisticated bar offers a fine selection of international wines, beer, cocktails and specialty drinks.
Ideally located in the heart of Chicago's North Shore, whether you're enjoying a business lunch or dinner with friends and family at Pavilion Restaurant you're assured the utmost in food, service and ambiance, as well as a unique fine dining experience.
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Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (6)good for groups (5)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great food and service
    Takingwifeout2dinner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had the salmon on a plank and it was terrific. My wife ordered the sea bass and said that it was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    What a great find. My wife and i gave this restaurant a shot because of the online menu.....and it didn't disappoint. Although they were out of chicken...we found other items on the menu (salmon and cornish game hen) which rocked in taste and presentation. We dined on a Sunday evening..quiet.....attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pavillion
    HarlieVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Always great hear. Friendly & professional staff, great food & all right in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pavilion Restaurant- Thumbs Up
    xrunner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Quiet, low key, romantic,excellent menu different from most, outstanding food preparation and presentation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasnat surprise
    DJ0922anniver
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I took my wife to this place for our 30th anniversary. The restaurant is not located in the most convenient or best looking shopping malls. But as soon as I entered the restaurant, I liked its ambiance. It was cozy, quiet, and not too bright or too dark. Just perfect for dining out with your loved one. The service was excellent. The waiter was very friendly, attentive, and patient to listen to me and explain things that I didn't know in terms of foods or how to order them. The food was very good. The house salad was fresh, the Ukrainian soup and calamari was not too salty as is the case in most places, and the sea bass was grilled just right. I highly recommend this place to people who want memorable dining experience with loved ones.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wouldn't even seat us
    JcarrWS6
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Walked in at 8:30 PM as per our reservations. We were met by muliple staff members at the bar. "Sorry the kitchen is closed." Worst restaurant experience I've ever had.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Jimbo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was meeting my brother and sister-in-law for dinner and searched Open Table. Found this restaurant and thought we would give it a try. Were not disappointed. Food and service were very good and will return. It made for a great evening for all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    SMALL RESTURANT WHICH ENHANCED THE THE PLEASURE OF DINING !! WONDERFUL FOOD AS WELL !! THE STAFF WAS EXCELLANT TOO........
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    Mani
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took a client for lunch and this was a perfect setting
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook reviews archive.
  • Friendly and Generous
    FrankG
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We have dined here several times. The food, service and ambiance have been very consistent-- always good. There is an interesting selection of menu items. The staff is particularly friendly. We had an early Friday evening reservation. The dining room had several empty tables and the room was conversation friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The staff was very that all I will say . I will not go back again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upon arrival we were greeted
    time2eat
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Upon arrival we were greeted by a gentlemen who said we could sit anywhere. I was not asked my name nor was there a reservations book or list. The luncheon meal was a pleasant, tasty treat. The restaurant was nicely appointed and the service was superb. This was my first dining experience at Pavilion and I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, great food
    ElianaVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Went for a lunch with co-workers. Everyone loved their choices : sea bass, trout (grilled) , tilapia. The portions were good size and everyone appreciated them as tasty. The bread they serve is a mix of dark(loved it) and white, fresh with butter bullets.
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  • nice and accomodating
    Yogi
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our reservation was at 730pm Valentine's Day but because it was a work day we were running a little bit late. I called and moved it to 8pm., and they accomodated us graciously. When we arrived, they seated us close to the 2 man orchestra that was the source of the music that evening, so it felt like we were serenaded privately. Food and drinks were served promptly and courteously. I would recommend, to friends for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The filet was so so and the lamb chops had too much marinate. The free glass if champaign was room temperature. The free cheeses plate had no taste. The cheesecake tasted like chemical flavoring. The wait staff did not appear to be trained. The bread plate was on the right - really no matter but just gave the insight that they had no training. Overall the food tasted like banquet or cafeteria quality. No wine list offered.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weekend Break
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I took the family for a weekend away from the usual routine and ate dinner at the Pavilion, also for a break from the usual. I ate only the Russian dishes and all were excellent. Compliments from all afterward and with picky teenagers this is rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Rareandwelldone
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Had a good time here. Great food. The only thing is that they sneak in a 19% gratuity after 10pm. I found that odd considering that we were a party of 2. I dine out a lot so I'm accustomed to tipping accordingly. But I was shocked to see gratuity on a party of 2. Other than that, dinner was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as Usual
    CatMama
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I've been here several times before and am never disappointed with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes it's located in a strip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Yes it's located in a strip center but it was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Must Have Missed Something!
    Bumper
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I picked Pavilion based on previous reviews from this site for a Work Group party of 5. All (except for me) were from out of state. I ordered Chicken Marsala. It was one piece Chicken Breast - Dry, cold and Tasteless. Two folks ordered the Fish. Comments were "they added sauce on top due to fish sitting out to try and cover it was old". Last two in party ordered Skirt Steak and sharing a bite from their plates with everyone else becasuse they felt it was good, although small. In all, portions for every plate were small which given the cost per person would have been absolutely ok if the flavor and taste of food made up for it. You go to a restaurant for food taste/flavor which Pavilion lacked...not just service and presentation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a wonderful experience
    Lulu
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Although it was a little far, it was worth the drive. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and the servers were polite. We can highly recommend it to our friends and relatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!
    CatMama
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    The food, drinks and service were absoluely awesome. The lamb chops were the best I've ever had. The other people in our party enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass and Filet Mignon. Everything was perfect. Our waiter was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALL That Jazz
    winendiner2112
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The room had a modern decor with a live Jazz duo that played nicely in the back of the room. We had warm rolls, a fried calamari app presented in a paper-lined conical stand w/ a tasty red pepper sriracha aioli dipping sauce. I had the succulent cedar planked salmon w/cirus glaze and my wife had the very tender Asian skirt steak accompanied with grilled veggies and a nice bottle of Cabernet. Service was good ...they really keep the water glass filled! We did not have dessert so you are on your own there but I'd expect it's as good as everything else! Good European cusine...We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter David was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Our waiter David was outstanding. He was very helpful and had a wonderful sense of humorr. The hostess was also wonderful. She took her time to come over to the table to talk. Although we thought the food was better in Buffalo Grove, the waitstaff at this location is fantastic!!! We had a wonderful evening. We would definitely come back and soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • share the news
    mkc918VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    This place is great! Sea bass melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK, not great. We enjoyed
    yumyum2VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    It was OK, not great. We enjoyed the Buffalo Grove branch more. Waiter did not understand everything we said and made some mistakes. Less than professional service. Food was OK. Cornish hen was dry. Salmon and stew were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great experience.
    LizzieB14VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    We had a great experience. Went on a Sunday night when it wasn't very busy but the service was spectacular. It's been a long time since we've felt so welcome and comfortable in a restaurant. Food was great too and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peter our server was very
    CLHP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Peter our server was very good. We had a pleasant experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food has always been very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The food has always been very good. In addition to that, the staff recognizes us as being past patrons and are very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is fabulous ! The
    pbs0216VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The food is fabulous ! The Chilean Sea Bass (prepared with teriyaki) was to die for!!! Never had better anywhere!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, but nobody was there...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    The food was fantastic, but the place was completely dead. 6:30 on a Tuesday evening, and we had the place to ourselves. To make it worse, the service was very slow. I don't know how that can be possible with only one table to apy attention to, but it happened. I get the feeling that unless you are part of the local Russian community, and know the good nights/events to show up for, your business isn't particularly valued. To top everything off, they turned the music off in the dining room about halfway through our entree, leaving the table in complete silence in a vacant room.
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  • Amazing food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Amazing food, service and value! Can't wait to go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat odd place. Some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Somewhat odd place. Some interesting Eastern European menu choices, mostly in the appetizers. Entrees surprisingly bland. Big, tasty salads. Not a very cheerful ambience, sort of Russian wannabe glamour.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    wildcat07
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We came to The Pavilion for the Thanksgiving Day meal that was advertised on Open Table. We chose it for the number of high ratings the restaurant had. The food was excellent and not at all traditional, which we liked. They were really wonderful with our kids and offered to bring them something else when they could see that the five year old wasn't eating much. We want to go back again to try their real menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • yan or jan our waiter that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    yan or jan our waiter that night is amazing!!! excellent customer service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the Tuna Tartar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    It was a little disappointing that 2 of the appetizers we chose were no longer available, but the waitress recommended the Tuna Tartar. It was Delicious!!! Then I ordered the Sea Bass. Unfortunately, they were out of Sea Bass, so I ordered the Tenderloin Medallions. That was also Delicious!!! Ended the night with a Lave Cake. That really hit the spot. Overall, Dining experience was EXCELLENT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't let the exterior fool you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    We had a Living Social deal that led us to this little gem. The dinning room is quaint but attracted a lively crowd as the night went on. The food was definitely the highlight-for a light appetizer I recommend the Capresee Tower-delicious fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella-a perfect portion for a two to share. Main courses did not disappoint-we had the NY strip (only complaint was the asparagus was salty) and the Seafood Linguine with garlic lemon sauce and it was delicious. The website stated the restaurant opened at five but when we arrived at 6 p.m. the dinning room was not set and the hostess had to ask permission to seat us because they "weren't ready" because of a wedding reception occurring in the adjacent banquet hall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is the second time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    This is the second time we were at Pavilion Restaurant in Northbrook, Il.Service ...food was excellent. Waiter Jon was excellent , plus bus boys and charmingyoung lady that greeted us when we arrived......5 stars for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service are great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    The food and service are great. Not sure why the restaurant isnt more crowded, but we enjoy it every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On the afternoon of my reservation
    ODYSSEYCEB
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    On the afternoon of my reservation I got a call telling me they could not honor my reservation as they have a wedding! I certainly doubt this was a last minute wedding and find this type of customer service to be unacceptable. I would never entertain going there ever. I was over 1 hr away from my home so me and my friend had to figure out at the last minute somewhere else to go and we were unfamiliar with this area. Very disappointed.
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