About Le Pavillon

Le Pavillon welcomes you to enjoy a relaxing dining experience inside a gracious Victorian era home. Enjoy German, Swiss and French Cuisine in a casually elegant setting. Operating since 1977.

45 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, German, French

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Dinner: Open at 5:00 pm till close
Closed Monday

Cross Street:
Abbott St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 824-6202

Website:
http://www.lepavillonstaugustine.com/

Catering:
We do some catering off site. Please contact us for further details.

Parking Details:
32 parking spaces next to our Restaurant
and some parking on the main street.

Executive Chef:
Joe Kelbert

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: (904) 824-6202

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Pavillon Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Authentic (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We came with a group of 15 and everything was great. A group of 15 is not easy and many times things aren’t always good. Everything about the evening was good. The waitress was excellent, the food was hot and all meals came out together, everything was served in a timely fashion. I strongly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We met at the restaurant and enjoyed an excellent meal with terrific service. Will book again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful service and great food. We had a party of 6.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year's. ..not normal noise level or food choices. Veal good fish (last of it they said) not so good. Still enjoyed as it's one of my old time favorite places.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service slow, terrible food, total disorganization of staff duties. Took 2 hours for dinner. Not a 5 star experience maybe 1 star at besdt.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not sure if we hit there on an off night or what. Three of us dining and everyone of got our meals served at different times. I think the problem was with the kitchen staff. The waiter apologize about 10 times. He actually comped me a glass of wine due to the wait. That delay of food coming out of the kitchen was happening to all of the tables in my area. Really felt bad for the wait staff as it was not his fault. I would go back but definitely make sure you have plenty of time to sit around and wait.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Waitress was bad. 1/2 hr to get water. Another 1/2 hr to take order and get drinks. 1-1/2 hrs till food arrived.
Hostess was great .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was a hit or miss find for us. It was Christmas Eve in St. Augustine, Fl. and we found the restaurant on the net. It was a reasonably good choice for us. My wife's Grouper was spectacular. My veal Francaise was passable. The veal was not pounded and cut and ate like steak. For a French restaurant, it could have, and should have been much better.
The one flaw in our experience was the fact that the restaurant allowed guests in that were wearing T-shirts and hoodies! They looked like slobs on Christmas Eve and the staff made no attempt to persuade them to go elsewhere. I guess the dollar was more important than their reputation as an upscale French restaurant. I know this is a tourist environment but sometimes an establishment should maintain the standards that they impose on themselves. If you offer yourself up as a fine dining experience, then walk the walk.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Overpriced for a meal that was just meh. My husband and I should have known better when we heard Captain Von Trapp and Liselle singing Eidelweiss when we got on the porch.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went I guess my expectations where to high. Service was very slow and never introduced to us.
App was OK as was the salad; my meal was fair; the fish my wife got was no more than 3 to 4 oz ( poor for the evening special ).

They need more help; two servers for over 50 dinners in our area ( I felt bad for them ). They where running around !!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and is our “go to” restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for 30 plus years. It has never disappointed us, and this was no exception. The Oysters Rockefeller are wonderful and my husband and I both had the Filet Mignon, which was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thank you for being consistently good! Always feel confident we can bring out of town guest to this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went to this restaurant based on its rating on Trip Advisor; however, we were disappointed in the food and the service. We arrived during happy hour and were pleased to be offered a German Pilsner 2 for 1. This was a good start. We had made a reservation through Open Table and were seated at 7:15 pm for a 7 pm reservation. The bread was good but our poor server was being run ragged. I commented that it looked like there were very short handed and she said that they were not short-handed but had a party of 20 'in the back' that was causing the slow service. I ordered the German Plate--they were out of the pork shoulder & were going to substitute ham which I declined. My husband ordered the steak. We waited about 45 min for our food to arrive. Mine was okay. My husband's steak was tough/grisly & the whole plate was cold. He has not sent food back in a very long time. He simply asked for it to be removed from the table & from the tab which they did. We would not go back if service was this poor AND they were not short handed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great guy managing the restaurant and working hard to keep things moving. Food is everyday ok, not great, not bad.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I lived in NYC for many years & developed a passion quality food in a nice setting. I've eaten at Le Pavillon several times & have never been disappointed. Fantastic filet mignonette, vegetables fresh & delicious, and a butter lettuce salad - just some of my favorites. Out of the majority restaurants in St Augustine, this is a hidden gem - and has a parking lot for patrons!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I felt we were on a special date night given the excellent dinner and service we experienced. The portions were so generous we had a second date night at home the next evening and can't wait to return and try something else on the menu!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ditto from last night. You must try this place out

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wow. Checked this place out and was very much pleased with everything from the atmosphere, cocktails, food was delicious and service with a smile. Also met both the Chef's. Definitely good German and French food choices. We are going back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have eaten at La Pavillon twice: once about 10 years ago and the other time was 10/28/17. The restaurant was not busy when I arrived at 6:05 but it got rather busy by 7:00 pm. Fortunately, I had a reservation. I was promptly seated and waited for my date to arrive. We had a very leisurely meal and did not leave until 9:30 (great first date!)

The food was excellent. We both had onion soup as an appetizer. I had a daily special - a large pork chop that was perfectly prepared. Substituting additional vegetables for mashed potatoes was no problem. My date had the rack of lamb and she said that it was excellent. We did not have dessert. She had a glass of wine and I had a cocktail. With tax and tip, the bill was $84. The total experience made the price very reasonable and I would definitely return to La Pavillon!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place. Food was outstanding. Service superb. Corey, our waiter, was phenomenal. Highly recommend this place. Not your typical French restaurant. I had the pork shank special and it was huge - I couldn't finish it and I'm the type that will eat everything on the plate. Hands down the best meal my wife and I had in St Augustine during our 3 day stay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very mediocre food. Expensive for the quality Nice servers. Decor could use updating.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good food, nice cozy decor, and a variety of meals/ cuisines.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Duck was too dry. Bavarian platter good. Service fine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food and service!!! Enjoyed very much!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent food and even better service. Very attuned to the needs of each table individually.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious-highly recommend the rack of lamb or the grouper-very quiet, lovely atmosphere. Lovely night out.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Quiet, great food and perfect service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food is always GREAT. Servers are polite and professional. It is a cozy, quaint restaurant. French onion soup is a favorite as well as the lamb chops.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This restaurant is a St. Augustine local favorite of ours. Menu is unique with its German specialties. We especially enjoy the sauerbraten and sausages. Then there are the crepes and sometimes they have Prime Rib as a Chef's Special. All are good. This is the first time we arrived in time to try the Early Bird special. The amount of food was smaller, but it was certainly enough. Good meal for a good value!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A gem, great food and great staff. Was visiting St Augustine on way home from Eclipse.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Friendly staff, really good food and nice atmosphere

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was avery enjoyable evening with my date, we had great food, very good, friendly service and a quiet atmosphere for conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The rack of lamb is a full rack. Highly recommended and their veal snitzel is excellent. Love their French onion soup.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

wonderful night out, very few occasions, the food was wonderful, service was very good. Need to do it again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was excellent. We were there because, Le Pavillon, prepares bouillabase chowder, the best . All food, was tasty, and service was great. Will be back again. Tell the chef, to keep up
the excellent cooking. Next time I want to taste your crepes. Also it was my birthday.
Gwen Saar














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Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always an enjoyable place for a good dinner. Unfortunately my mashed potatoes were less than lukewarm, but delicious anyway. My filet mignon was almost fork tender even though more medium than medium rare. Really goof flavor, though. The carrots were a pleasant surprise, cut in small chunks and had a marvelous flavor. The Parmesan toast was the best I've had there, and that's saying a lot.
My friend raved about her rack of lamb
I could not ask for better, more attentive service than we had.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very good food for the value! Rosie and Dianne always do a great job of taking care of us.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I love European food and thought we would try out La Pavilion. We took our two girls (10 and 7). The appetizers were delicious! My daughter ordered the french onion soup and devoured the entire bowl before I was able to get a bite! The rest of us enjoy the brie which had a black cherry compote with it. It was very good as well. My favorite entree would have to be the lamb. It was so tender and had a wonderful texture in my mouth. The seasoning was perfect and the potatoes and veggies accompanied it very well. Overall, we all enjoyed the dished very much and would definitely go back when we visit St. Augustine in the future.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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