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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!