Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook

4.2
138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Eastern European
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a business meal and couldn’t find any reservations anywhere. Have this place a chance and me and my supervisor were blown away with the price for the lunch specials that were like under $15 per person I think. AND the food was so so so delicious. I would of paid easily $25-30 anywhere else for the plates we got at that quality.

Highly highly highly recommend to go here. The atmosphere I imagine is different outside of lunch time. (I think they have a lot of seniors so there is no music during the lunch time playing) once the seniors left the music came on and I was like OHH YEAH. I want to come back. Will come back and will recommend.
I am bringing my employees here for lunches in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Web showed up at 6:55 with an open table reservation and the man told us they were closing. He was rude and lost a customer. The place had one table with customers.

PG
PaulaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, waiter was great, we had 60th bday celebration (not a lot of people due to COVID-19), waiter was in the mask and gloves all the time, seating was spaced out, so none was breathing onto each other.

GP
vipGreatPlace
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food.
So many excellent menu choices, it's difficult to pick. Whatever you decide to eat, you'll be delighted

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vipNanS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was my worst restaurant experience ever!!! After a very mediocre meal, I handed the waitress a certificate that I purchased paying $15 for $30 worth of food. Our lunch came to close to $40. The waitress said they don’t honor them anymore. The certificate had NOT expired, just not being honored. I asked to speak to the manager. The owner came over and said the same thing. My friend and I told her that there were no signs saying that.she began screaming at us telling us she doesn’t have to. I politely asked her to honor the $15 that I paid for it. She kept screaming that her food was worth every penny and she would not take the $15 off the bill. My friend asked the owner to calm down. She continued screaming that she wants the bill paid in full and for us to never come back to her restaurant again. Shecan count on that. I will never return there. I have never been treated so poorly in any restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor and ignorant service, food was OK. Waiter was having a bad day and left alone to serve the entire restaurant by himself. At some point he said he was not feeling well and offered vouchers for the next visit. Stuff was clearly not interested and looking forward to the end of the shift. Will not be coming back and recommend to stay away - you are not welcome in this establishment.

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The4ofUs
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The environment was just what we wanted - quiet for conversation. The food was good, but the server, although sweet and attentive, seemed to lack sophistication and training.

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vipbernietuba
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we were the only customers in the restaurant, and received great service and attention The food was really quite good and reasonable priced.

The music was loud, particularly for an empty dining room. . I didn't ask the server to adjust the volume - he probably would have accommodated my request.

The music volume was the only negative -- I plan to return at a later date.

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vipNancyP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my husband and my entrées were absolutely perfect! The service was impeccable and we couldn’t of asked for a better meal. The salad was more than you would expect, and so are the side dishes! A lovely evening at a lovely restaurant!

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KyleA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have lived five minutes from this restaurant for 20 years we had never been in. We will definitely be back. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced and the service was great.

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vipGreatPlace
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, and a wide variety of menu choices.! We had an outstanding meal, and I am looking forward to going back and choosing another selection from the interesting menu. This was truly a fabulous dining experience. Our server is to be commended for her attention to detail and her pleasant manner.

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JulieN
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. Super quiet, which is really nice (and hard to find these days). Would definitely go back.

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vipMbrott
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went on a Friday night at 630 and there was two other tables occupied and a party next door. When we arrived, Oleg took 5 minutes to greet us at the door and then promptly seated us and brought menus. 10 minutes later he took our order and when we asked questions about the menu he seemed more annoyed than helpful.

We enjoyed half of the items but you NEVER serve raw chicken. The mushroom soup is creamy and has a good taste and texture. The salad dressing for the house salad was also tasty.

The issue was we ordered 2 chicken kievs and half of them came out raw. We pointed this out to Oleg who seemed annoyed and took them back to the kitchen. He brought them back out and they had been cooked through. We found the spices very heavy and no butter in them. It was like eating plain chicken.

We also ordered Chicken Marsalla that had a good sauce and was properly cooked.

Service was slow and inattentive. It's a split decision.

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viphiho
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

As a regular customer, we found the service to be very poor

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Thebob
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food is great.

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MGK27
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, as always, but the service was extremely uneven, with a shared appetizer served quickly, then a LONG wait for soup, which didn't come until the entrees were almost ready to be served. They brought one soup, brought someone else an entree salad before their soup and forgot about the third soup altogether. The entrees came out within 5 minutes. Very poorly executed, despite the fact that the restaurant was not crowded. But service is not always like this and the food is always tasty, so I definitely recommend going there.

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vipMartinL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Staff is friendly.

JB
JustinB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff, would highly recommend. The cabbage appitizer was excellent.

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vipSuZQ
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Needed to find a restaurant to please my dietary picky sister in law from out of town, and she was very pleased with both the quality of the food and the menu selection . I enjoyed the ethnic diversity of the menu and food and service as well. We'll be back.

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LuBelle
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, quiet atmosphere--we went early! The portions were generous and the food was very fresh.

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MaryanneT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met here for dinner on a Thursday night. It was moderately busy for a weeknight but we were seated right on time.

We had appetizers, soup and dinner - we were WAY too full to get a dessert. The soups were amazing - easily worth the visit. The cream of mushroom was rich and flavorful but the borscht was easily the best I've ever had. It was seasoned with just a hint of clove - someone in the kitchen has a very deft hand with spices. Next time I come in, I'll skip the appetizer and have a whole bowl of the stuff!

The cabbage they served with my dinner was delicious - again, I'd go back just for this. It was the braised cabbage - not the pickled version.

We will return - the food was great the portions generous and the service was top notch.

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vipMonaR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated two birthdays and wanted something different. I looked at the Pavilion menu online and there were several items that were described that sounded like it would be spot on for a group of six looking for something different than our usual. Amy, manager in charge was a wonderful hostess, our server was informative, made suggestions, described the items we asked about, made sure we were happy. She made sure seating was comfortable because a large group of 22 was near close to our table. They serve authentic Eastern European cuisine with American flair. Three of us had Salmon on a cedar plank with a light citrus glaze...two side selections which were different from the usual. I had red beet chips and the Pavilion salad with lime vinaigrette. The bread basket had a variety with my favorite raisin pumpernickel, and mini pretzel rolls. Others had calamari, pork medallions with homemade potato latkes, red cabbage for another. I will go back and try the Ukrainian Borscht and the Beef Stroganoff and Beef soup (heartier dishes for cold weather). Their salad selections had different combos. The Vareniky...potato pierogi looked delicious. I was able to see their variety at the table of 22...which I was also impressed with the table setting and display. After dinner, we were presented with complimentary Napoleons and honey cakes (layered with custard cream, dates and almonds. Two of the men had Espresso...served in china ...all in all a VERY Memorable experience...Highly Recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. It was a very nice evening.

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TerriW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and elegantly presented. The service was also right on.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was very impressed with service and food. (Very generous portions!)

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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AdamB
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great times!! We got lucky and we had the manager, Amy, be our server. She made great drinks and brought great food

BH
BonnieHimmelblau
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NikoleM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food is great and the service is even better. Well worth the drive.

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vip1Kitty
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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allisong
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place great menu

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vipTheExperience
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, bar, and service! Always a pleasure!

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StanL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipDannyH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vip1Kitty
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JACK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

CM
CatMama
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJetsetter
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly wonderful!

FAQs

Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 715-9440 ext. 1.

Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook is rated 4.2 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.