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Pavilion-Buffalo Grove

120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pavilion's elegant decor features natural stone, rich woodwork and organic hues and goes hand in hand with our 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 discerning palates. Our elegant and sophisticated bar offers a fine selection of international wines, beer, cocktails and specialty drinks.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, European, Asian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday thru Thursday 11:00 am- 9:00pm ; Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm ; Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 465-1440
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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If you would like us to cater your next party, consider Fancy Foods Catering, a newly launched catering service, as your next provider. We cater parties, holidays, weddings, and other special occasions.
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Cross street
Lake Cook & McHenry Road
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Parking details
Pavilion is located in the Buffalo Grove Town Center Shopping Plaza. We are connected to the Versailles Banquet Hall; we share our parking lot with the Buffalo Grove Movie Theater. Parking is always free and abundant.
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The Pavilion Restaurant and Bar in Buffalo Grove is connected to Versailles Banquet Hall and has a capacity to hold over 250 people in addition to the restaurant which holds 75 people.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We used this as part of a Groupon Date night. Had a $50 certificate and you had to spend at least $100 dollars. I order a horseradish encrusted steak. I didn't see or taste any horseradish. It was $32 just for the steak (was a nice size filet). Extra $4 for noodles. Fiance ordered Surf and Turf which was a filet and 2 small lobster tails for $38. Both tails were way over cooked and my fiance gave them both to me. Extra $6 for a salad. Tomatoes had a bad taste. I ordered an $8 bloody Mary with was about the size of a dixie cut or maybe 2 shots. No ice and tasted lousy. Too pricey.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

it was a lovely atmosphere for a nice dinner. The service was great and the food was wonderful. The presentation was awesome. I would recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner. The prices were reasonable for the good quality of food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

The time it took to get the food was the longest we have ever encountered anywhere, and communication with the waitress was very difficult. The food quality and taste (once we got it) was fine, though we never got the salads we ordered. There was only one other table with people in the restaurant section! It is adjacent to their banquet place and perhaps they may have been totally focused on getting ready for an event, as we felt ignored.

xrunner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was excellent, served promptly. Comfortable seating and quiet ambiance. My first visit to this location, but have visited the other location and have similar opinions.

jotge (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Pavilion is a great find if you love eastern European cuisine. I would really recommend them for their great service and for not being pushy (that means, if you are used to 'american' service you might consider it slow, while it is, from a 'european' perspective, really letting you enjoy the food and not push you to eat up and free up the table. )

You need to try Rasputin Caviar Blini, Chicken Tabaka or Romanoff Beef Stew !! Delicious.

vipAllenm28 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

Food is outstanding but the service is very slow. I think the issue is the kitchen, not the wait staff. There was only one server and she had us, a party of 4, a party of two and a long table with 10. She was responsive but we had to call her over. We have been there about 4 times now. Again the food is great but the wait time for the food is really unacceptable. If you go, plan on a long meal.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

The hostess was also the only waitress. Seated at 6:45. Two other tables had already been served their meals and one person at the bar was waiting for his meal. No one else in the restaurant. Waited at least 20 minutes before we could place our order and finally were served at 7:45. Had to ask for a salad to be brought out before the entree after waiting 25 minutes. Other parties arrived after us and one table got their entire meal before we received ours. One couple waited so long, they got up and left. Been here before and the food has always been very good and the service as well. Not so this time. Very disapointing experience.

vipAllenm28 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Third time there. The food was again excellent. The server was overloaded and I had to chase him down. But, he was extremely nice. Took extremely long to get food. There was only one other party seated and no one in the attached banquet facility so there was no excuse for the delays. However, this has occurred on every visit. If the food was not as good as it was I would not go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

Food overall was good, except herring (was serve without potato),
No apology from a server,
Have to look for our server( Valeria) all the time, she was more interesting in a computer and conversations with coworkers than her customers,
Another server on duty was very attentive to her customers.

Jennifer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants! They are attached to a banquet hall so sometimes they are closed for private parties. Call ahead or use Open Table. It is very quiet/small place right(seating for maybe 25-30 people) next to Buffalo Grove Theater with ample parking. Pricing is reasonable from $11-22 for most entrees including Asian Steak. I love their bruchetta and my husband always orders HOMEMADE Cream of Mushroom soup! Fast service, white table clothes. Most of their food has Polish/Russian root. There Beef Stroganoff with sour cream my hubby who hates sour cream nearly licked the bowl clean!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

We had a very pleasant experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious and of great value. Service was courteous and friendly. The service speed is not the fastest, but fits the ambiance of the restaurant. Will go there again!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2016

Great meal and attentive service!

Abilene (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

The service is friendly and considerate, but sometimes a little slow. Our food wasn't cold, but it should have been warmer when served. However, the food tastes delicious! I will definitely go again.

vipBikermom (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

Excellent as always! We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The Pavilion Buffalo Grove has a fantastic, varied menu. Food is very tasty and portions are plentiful. Our waitress, Diane, was very courteous and attentive. She readily provided helpful recommendations when asked. We have been there several times and have never experienced a rushed, crowded time which only adds to a wonderful, relaxing dining experience. Definitely worth a trip.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

As always, a great choice. Came in on a Friday night to enjoy the Parmesan Crusted Skirt Steak as well as the cup of Borscht soup. Friendly hostess, attentive staff, and a wonderful server (Diane). Thank you! Will be back!

vipBikermom (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2016

Perfect find. Food is fantastic and plentiful. Menu offers many delightful options. We had Diane as our waitress. She was very attentive and pleasant. Service was A+. Definitely worth the dining experience.

vipALR1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

Really good food. Large portions. You will not leave hungry! Quiet. Kind of hidden. Worth the find.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2015

Stopped into pavilion for dinner with my wife...everything was excellent. We tried the borscht which was great. My wife's lamb chops were wonderful, and my skirt steak was delicious. Service was wonderful, and very attentive/friendly staff. Will come back soon!

vipcobra (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

It was lunch time.
Only 2 tables were occupied (total 4 customers) and we told a server we are in hurry.
However, it took 30mins until meals come to our table.
Since we told our server to bring check ASAP,
she brought a check but then she went out to smoke and play with smartphone.
(she is the only server)
As she was busy smoking and did not come back, I had to stand up and come outdoor to get her to complete our credit card transaction.

Pavillion Buffalo Grove is always this slow during lunch time.
If server is not attentive and kitchen is not ready to serve LUNCH MEMU quickly,
they should not open during the lunch time.

We were so disappointed.
We do not recommend to go Pavillion during the lunch time.
Although, food was ok.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

The food portion was more than adequate, the salad and soup great great, and the food presentation was high class. Definitely would come back and try other food entree.