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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.
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30 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(30 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 30 reviews
5 stars
(10)
4 stars
(13)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
2.5 / 5
(Good) 2.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(12)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • special occasion(8)
  • great for lunch(5)
  • neighborhood gem(5)
  • romantic(5)
Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook Reviews List
Review 1 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
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Review 2 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
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Review 4 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
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Review 5 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Not the Typical Restaurant / Good Food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've been here several times. The restaurant has a European flair. Always good food."
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 7 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/09/2015
 2009
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Review 8 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was not what we was especting, the place is nice, the service is ok"
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2009
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Review 9 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups
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Review 10 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 7/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2015
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Review 11 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2011
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Review 12 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 13 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a Great Experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is fabulous at this restaurant. I've come here several times with friends and we're never disappointed."
Dined on 7/01/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/20/2015
 2006
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2006
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Review 15 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/22/2015
 2011
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Review 16 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Hearty

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Dined on 2/14/2015
 2003
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2003
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Review 17 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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!
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Dined on 2/28/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely looking and served

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Friendly server and gives special attention easy parking and great attention spent on the atmosphere..."
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 19 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Valentine Day dinner at Pavilion restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 20 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

They couldn't be nicer to our group of Ladies...

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"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..."
Dined on 2/05/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent Chef! Worth the wait as all is prepared to order!"
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pretty satisfied, but with some dislikes

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"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."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Place For a Group

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"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!"
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Pavilion Restaurant-Northbrook
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
5 out of 7 recommend this product
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic