About Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook

From the moment you enter Pavilion until the moment you leave, your senses are indulged. Pavilion's elegant decor features natural stone, 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 discriminated palettes. Our elegant and sophisticated bar offers a fine selection of international wines, beer, cocktails and specialty drinks.
Ideally located in the heart of Chicago's North Shore, whether you're enjoying a business lunch or dinner with friends and family at Pavilion Restaurant you're assured the utmost in food, service and ambiance, as well as a unique fine dining experience.

577 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Eastern European, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday -Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Waukgen & Lake Cook Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 715-9440 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.pavilionchicago.com/

Entertainment:
The Pavilion Restaurant and Lounge provides various forms of live entertainment. Friday and Saturday evening starting at 7pm we provide a quiet but elegant Jazz band. In addition, Friday nights join us for a high end night club! Party starts at 10pm and goes until 3am!

Catering:
Contact Tatyana for catering pricing and options 847-715-9445

Parking Details:
The Pavilion is located in a plaza that is shared with other stores and restaurants. We do offer free Valet parking on certain days. Parking is free otherwise and abundant.

Executive Chef:
Ilya Burtsev / Rigoberto Gaeta

Private Party Facilities:
The Pavilion Restaurant and Lounge in Northbrook is connected to a the banquet hall Petergof which has a capacity of 280 people. In addition, the restaurant holds 70 people and is available for parties.

Private Party Contact:
Tanya Furman: (847) 715-9445 ext. 1

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Pavilion Restaurant & Lounge provides a quiet but pleasant Jazz bands on Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm to 9pm. In addition, the banquet hall next to the restaurant has a hot 21 and older night club every Friday night. For event information please call 847 715 9445

Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

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3.9

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4.1

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (88)
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Kid-friendly (8)
Casual (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Cozy (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Service is always very good. Enjoy the varieties of food. Highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was good , but its a bit overpriced for the ambience

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on March 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 8, 2016

Surprisingly wonderful!

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·Dined on December 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2016

Surprised and pleased with everything about this rest.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2016

It was very nice and very quiet.......that's a big change from all the noisy restaurants.

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·Dined on September 6, 2016

Restaurant empty which is scarey. Service slow but efficient. Then all there people piled in from the next room.

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·Dined on August 26, 2016

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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·Dined on July 26, 2016

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.

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·Dined on July 16, 2016

WE have returned to this restaurant several times. WE just like the atmosphere and their menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on June 25, 2016

I could tell all of the food was from scratch. Even the vegetables were well seasoned.

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·Dined on June 21, 2016

They were out of several items that were listed on the menu. It was depressingly quiet. Can't recommend

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·Dined on April 22, 2016

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
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Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on March 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 2, 2015

I've been here several times. The restaurant has a European flair. Always good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2015

The food was not what we was especting, the place is nice, the service is ok

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·Dined on August 15, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 1, 2015

The food is fabulous at this restaurant. I've come here several times with friends and we're never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 28, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

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·Dined on February 12, 2015

Friendly server and gives special attention easy parking and great attention spent on the atmosphere...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 5, 2015

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...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 25, 2015

Excellent Chef! Worth the wait as all is prepared to order!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 11, 2014

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2014

Had the salmon on a plank and it was terrific. My wife ordered the sea bass and said that it was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2014

What a great find. My wife and i gave this restaurant a shot because of the online menu.....and it didn't disappoint. Although they were out of chicken...we found other items on the menu (salmon and cornish game hen) which rocked in taste and presentation. We dined on a Sunday evening..quiet.....attentive staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 2, 2014

Always great hear. Friendly & professional staff, great food & all right in the neighborhood!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 21, 2014

Quiet, low key, romantic,excellent menu different from most, outstanding food preparation and presentation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2014

I took my wife to this place for our 30th anniversary. The restaurant is not located in the most convenient or best looking shopping malls. But as soon as I entered the restaurant, I liked its ambiance. It was cozy, quiet, and not too bright or too dark. Just perfect for dining out with your loved one. The service was excellent. The waiter was very friendly, attentive, and patient to listen to me and explain things that I didn't know in terms of foods or how to order them. The food was very good. The house salad was fresh, the Ukrainian soup and calamari was not too salty as is the case in most places, and the sea bass was grilled just right. I highly recommend this place to people who want memorable dining experience with loved ones.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2014

Walked in at 8:30 PM as per our reservations. We were met by muliple staff members at the bar.
"Sorry the kitchen is closed."
Worst restaurant experience I've ever had.

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·Dined on August 16, 2014

Was meeting my brother and sister-in-law for dinner and searched Open Table. Found this restaurant and thought we would give it a try. Were not disappointed. Food and service were very good and will return. It made for a great evening for all.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 15, 2014

SMALL RESTURANT WHICH ENHANCED THE THE PLEASURE OF DINING !! WONDERFUL FOOD AS WELL !!
THE STAFF WAS EXCELLANT TOO........

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 25, 2014

I took a client for lunch and this was a perfect setting

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on June 5, 2014

We have dined here several times. The food, service and ambiance have been very consistent-- always good. There is an interesting selection of menu items. The staff is particularly friendly. We had an early Friday evening reservation. The dining room had several empty tables and the room was conversation friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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