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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Our group was very impressed with service and food. (Very generous portions!)
I've only been here for lunch, a few times. The food is always good, and fresh. The menu has a nice selection with lunch specials. The service was good. It's a small place inside, which makes it feel cozy and special. The food presentation makes it feel fancy. All the times I have been there it's been quiet, which is pleasant.
Great times!! We got lucky and we had the manager, Amy, be our server. She made great drinks and brought great food
I was impressed with how we were welcomed, right away, when we arrived, to celebrate Valentine's Day, 2018. Not in an annoying way, but we were asked, several times during the night, if everything was OK and if we wanted anything else. They were not there, just to push merchandise and line their pockets. I asked about an item on the menu, which looked intriguing, but was discouraged from getting it, as they said, based on what I ordered, it would be too much, and I'd probably take the bulk of it home. Not only did it save me money (I did not order it), but it motivated me to go there again, to order that item. The live music was a nice background, and not annoyingly-loud. We were not rushed to get up from our table, once the meal was over and, when we were leaving, we were given a friendly farewell. I would recommend this restaurant.
Portions were generous and food was fantastic. Took a client here for a business lunch and really enjoyed the venue and the meal. Would recommend highly.
This place is amazing. The food is great and the service is even better. Well worth the drive.
Food quality is outstanding and creative! Presentation outstanding! Everything is made fresh and it shows. One of our favorite spots. The Ahi tuna appetizer is a show-stopper. Portions are large and appetizers can easily be shared.
Fun place great menu
Great ambiance, food, bar, and service! Always a pleasure!
The Pavilion Restaurant in Northbrook, IL is a hidden gem. The food is absolutely delicious from soup to dessert. Everything we ordered was fresh and perfectly prepared. We dined early and it was not busy so we had a wonderful chance to talk with Amy Mazur, the manager who suggested dishes and who treated us like royalty. If you want to try very reasonably priced superior ethnic food, this is the place for you.
* Five Stars *
577 Waukegan Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 715-9440
Where do i begin. First its a Saturday night at 6:30 with almost no cars in the lot. Hmmm not a good sign. We walk in and are the only patrons in the place. Hmmmm worrisome. We are seated by the hostess in a quick almost rude manner. Ok? The dining room is nice but the music was too loud and not appropriate for dinner. Ac/dc, led zeppelin etc. The waiter asks us about drinks. My fiance says she'll have an amaretto stone sour. The waiter says whats a stone sour. Ok so we change it to a diet coke and i'll have coke. He comes back with a diet coke only. He says you just wanted water right. Mind you we are the ONLY customers in the place. So he brings me my coke and says sorry thats he's worked 60 hours this week. Oh great, i love to hear that. So you cant get a drink order correct when we are the only people in the place. That doesn't bode well for the rest of the meal. So we order an appetizer, the Siberian Pelmeny. They actually we're good. The hostess, waiter and bartender twice left us totally alone in the restaurant as they went out the front door. To do what, who knows.
So for the entree, my fiance ordered the beef stew. Sorry, we are out of the beef stew she is told. Ok go on to order some other entree which was so-so. Now onto dessert, the hostess brings us the dessert menu and says we have everything EXCEPT the apple strudel. The waiter comes by after she leaves and says she was mistaken because they had just made apple strudel that morning. Great, we'll have 2 servings of apple strudel. The waiter takes our order and collects the dessert menus and disappears into the kitchen. 2 minutes later who should arrive at our table but the hostess with the dessert menus saying the waiter was INCORRECT and that they really are out of apple strudel. So we order a different dessert and can't wait to get the hell out of this place.
Service is always very good. Enjoy the varieties of food. Highly recommend
Love the creative cuisine! Features rotating cuisine from different countries that you can't find anywhere else. Their Ahi Tuna appetizer is the BEST anywhere!
Food was good , but its a bit overpriced for the ambience
Dining at the Pavilion is always enjoyable. This was the first time that we were here for lunch and the menu choices were awesome and priced under $10.00 / hard to believe considering the large portion sizes. We've been here for dinner many times and the food and service is always Superb.
We always enjoy going to the Pavilion where it is possible to have decent conversations due to low noise level. Most of their food is innovative and freshly prepared. I had the eggplant and Portobello sandwich which for me was too oily and a little too salty. Their bowl of borscht was different and very good. The other 5 people in our group also all enjoyed their dishes but the one who had the penne pasta wished it had more marinara sauce on it.
Surprised and pleased with everything about this rest.
It was very nice and very quiet.......that's a big change from all the noisy restaurants.
Restaurant empty which is scarey. Service slow but efficient. Then all there people piled in from the next room.
Quirky restaurant with interesting (eclectic) menu with emphasis on Eastern European dishes. Can get a bit loud on FRI night. Friendly service but can be quite slow and forgetful if busy. Bit on the pricey side especially considering desserts, which are tiny--just be prepared
First time dining at Pavilion, Took my wife here for date night. The food was amazing ! service was good too. The portion sizes are generous. It was hot and fresh right out of the kitchen.
WE have returned to this restaurant several times. WE just like the atmosphere and their menu.
I could tell all of the food was from scratch. Even the vegetables were well seasoned.
They were out of several items that were listed on the menu. It was depressingly quiet. Can't recommend
Amy took care of us she was wonderful and so was the staff
The food was good not very hot and the soup was served in very small bowls. Good fruit for dessert and tasteless pastries
Place is amazing. Has never failed to impress me with great service & food. Food is delicious no matter what I have ordered. The manager is friendly & I feel I am a returning family. Would recommend this place to anyone. Quality, good service & great cooking.
Nice Russian restaurant with good menu and staff. Some plates are hit or miss. We are always treated well and have a nice time.
I've been here several times. The restaurant has a European flair. Always good food.
The food was not what we was especting, the place is nice, the service is ok
Visited with a coupon on a week night. Exceeded expectations. Food was delicious. Service was attentive without overkill. Everything on the menu looked fabulous. Went with the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Would go again.
The food is fabulous at this restaurant. I've come here several times with friends and we're never disappointed.
Always excellent! Presentation and selection is fit for foodies. Service is always top notch!
We frequest this restaurant although it really is not near our home. It is worth the 1/2 hr. drive!
Had a wonderful evening at Pavilion restaurant. This included good cocktails and fine food. My wife had a melon martini and I tried the Moscow mule to start and both were excellent. Appetizers included crab cakes and pilmeni, both of which were very fresh and tasty. For dinner we shared three kebobs and side orders. Best was the chicken. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Very hearty Russian/Ukrainian dishes, very well prepared and very tasty. Portions are more than generous. Presentation is 20+ years outdated - serving pieces were 80's kitsch. The featured soups were almost a meal by themselves. The Pelmeni and Vereneki were overboiled and coming apart but retained a good flavor. The charcuterie board was excellent and is a very good buy for the price asked. Wines are sensibly offered, sensibly presented on the list, and no extravagance involved - a totally non-intimidating wine list - BRAVO!!! Cocktails were 3/4 the usual price. The wait staff and front of house were tremendously friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful with the menu. It was a Saturday and, around 7, what I would call the "usual suspects" wandered in. This senior crowd (and I am a senior, too) were surly, complaintive, loud enough to make sure their presence was known, and wrecked the atmosphere. So, go early or don't go, unless you want to sit thru a sitcom playing out in real life. I feel sorry for the staff having to put up with that type of crowd as regulars.
Friendly server and gives special attention easy parking and great attention spent on the atmosphere...
The food is always fresh and prepared and served beautiful....our server is always around to fill our ice tea, coffee, etc....The tables are always set with white table cloths and napkins....Their are many choices for lunch and reasonable priced...
Excellent Chef! Worth the wait as all is prepared to order!
Everything was pretty good. The food was tasty, the servers were nice, and the atmosphere was clean. But one thing I disliked was the small size of the combination platter (pelmeni and varenikis). I mean, seriously, this thing cost $17! I was expecting a heaping platter, but instead I just got a small pile in this bowl-like contraption! Come on! At Chinese Resuatrants, $17 can prolly buy many platters of dumplings! How come here, it only gets me a small pile? Please either increase the amount of food or lower the price of this appetizer. Nonetheless, this was prolly the only major dislike I had. Very food dining experience overall, and would recommend it to anyone who loves Russian and other foreign foods in addition to American food. And all the other dishes I had (Borsht, Chicken Kiev, beet chips, and Smettanik) did fill me up. I was actually kinda stuffed by the end. All those foods tasted great except the beet chips.
There were several groups of four at the Pavillion for lunch when we were there. The lunch specials were varied and good... also a very nice value.... We were playing cards in the next room...our orders were taken and we continued playing until we were called into the dining room... Perfect!