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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was delicious !
Our server very attentive !
Repairs began to happen before we were finished ....THAT took away from a very nice experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Went there for our 30th Wedding Anniversary, as good as for our 25th!
EXCELLENT SERVICE!!! Will go there again when in St Augustine again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

This place excellent great service and awesome food

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Mobile)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had two filets and one ribeye at the table. All three steaks were overcooked. The medium was well done, the medium rare steaks were barely pink so maybe medium.

The soups were great.

The salads were very small and served on bread plates. The salad dressings were good but salads so small!

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·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food saved the day. Crab cake appetizer was excellent along with the lamb and veal. The service is in desperate need. Our waitress had to come back and ask my wife 3 times what wine she ordered. From what I hear there are a few good wait staff but we did not get one that night.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Le Pavillon is a good restaurant in Saint Augustine, with a lot of history. It is NOT a French restaurant, or European restaurant for that matter! The food is good and the menu does offer a variety, and tries to be European in terms of certain dishes that are offered. There is a full service bar, an acceptable, but not impressive wine selection, and some featured cocktails. The restaurant is significantly short staffed for waiters/captains, and therefore, complaints about the service (i.e. the time to be greeted, drink & wine ordered, dinner order placed, and other lack of attention to detail items of the like) are numerous and pervasive, but the waiters are friendly, and try to be attentive to the patrons' needs. Le Pavillon is not a fine dining restaurant but is does cater to families, and to an older patronage (early birds), with many returning customers. It is worthy of a visit, and I would return, without the high expectations of other restaurants in the Saint Augustine area about which I have written. Oh, there is on site parking making that facet less of a hassle.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

This dinner was to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary with our two sons. The meal was absolutely wonderful for cocktails to desert. is is hard to believe that we have not been in the restaurant for 20 years since it is such an perfect dining experience the last time we were here and this time. We will be returning more often in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This was another visit to Le Pavillon, our "go-to" eatery in St. Augustine. Shrimp, Sauerbrauten and Schnitzel were the main courses, with French Onion Soup and Scallops for appetizers. Excellent service and recommendations, always a part of Le Pavillon, were in evidence again for this visit and did not fail! We'll be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Set in an old house with its own parking lot this is European feeling restuarant. Some of their specialties are German fare with spatzle and red cabbage, duck and veal dishes. Has a full liquor bar and adequate wine list.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Food was good, and we had a very nice server. St. Augustine has a pretty competitive restaurant market: with some updating this could be one of the top restaurants.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This was a lovely place to celebrate Father's Day! Service, food, and atmosphere were all excellent. They worked with me on gluten free options so I could eat safely and enjoyed everything.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I had a business dinner with a client from out of the area. The food and service was great for reasonable meal pricing. The swordfish was great.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Stopped by while visiting St. Augustine with wife and in-laws. Everyone enjoyed the food and found the staff very friendly. Service was a little slow, but keeping with the style of restaurant. By that I mean, it is a nicer restaurant where you go to dine, not eat quickly. For our party it was also very convenient, as out hotel was directly across the street. We all agreed we would recommend Le Pavillion to others, and would eat there again if in St. Augustine.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Outstanding , a must try restaurant.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Le Pavillon was the site of our first dinner date many years ago and we dined there numerous times after that, including our recent anniversary. The restaurant has been at the same location for a long time and never disappoints! Originally, we sought out Le Pavillon because of its German cuisine offerings (I had sauerbraten again on this recent visit) which are excellent. Additionally, the restaurant has a wide variety of other food choices which should appeal to any diner.
We have always had very attentive service from friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. The food prices are very reasonable. Enjoy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was amazing but came put very slow. Waiter was horrible talked about us while walking away and at their computer where we could hear him.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was not impressed. We went for Mother's Day (first visit) and did not know that they were only offering a limited menu....6 entrees. There were 3 of us, we ordered grouper (it was dry), veal (it was tough) and beef tenderloin (it was just OK). Bread was tasty and blue cheese salad dressing was good.

On the upside service was good, our server was attentive and pleasant and the ambiance was cute.

Didn't order any alcohol or coffee or dessert and bill was $100. Definitely not worth it. Will not be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Do Not go to this restaurant.
We had reservations and arrived before the time of the reservation.
We waited over 20 minutes to have our drink order taken.
Everything took way longer than it should.
We were there 1.5 hours before we got our food.
We repeatedly asked for the manager and he never came to our table. He was in the restaurant but did not come to our table after multiple requests.
When we complained to all the various people who came by the table to ask how we were doing (that were NOT the manager), we received a 10% reduction on our check. Practically an insult.
There were 3 other tables in the dinning area and they all had the same LONG wait. A family had one of the children fall asleep waiting to get fed.
I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.

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