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1680 Mansion Way, O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-0629
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We are a fine dining restaurant featuring steaks, seafood and creative...
We are a fine dining restaurant featuring steaks, seafood and creative special dishes. Jerry Conway is the co-owner and executive chef at The Mansion. He has worked at many fine dining establishments in his 25 years of being a chef, most notably he owned and operated The Cypress Room in Crystal River Florida and was an executive chef at Disney World. At Disney he was in charge of Epcot, The Magic Kingdom, The Royal Floridian and Disney's annual Wine and Cheese Festival. Chef Conway has had several recipes patented and became famous for his Sicilian Steak and Shea-Crab Soup at The Cypress Room, both of which are offered as Specials at The Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1857 by A.J. Wastfield, on the St. Louis to Vincennes stage road. A.J. Was a farmer. On Jun. 12, 1860 He married Elisie Osburn of Lebanon. They resided in the Mansion, Abraham Lincoln was as a guest of theirs at their residence. At the age of 37 A.J. Was fatally injured in a threshing machine accident on Nov. 15, 1866. He was survived by his wife and two young children, Walter and Julia. Elisie and her children continued to live in the Mansion for many years. In the 1890's, the farm and Mansion were sold by the Elisie to Henry and Sophie Bechlofft who farmed the property until they retired and sold the land in 1948. After that, the Mansion and property was held by a series of owners including the Roths, Lipperts, Polites, Dunbars and former O'Fallon mayor Kristi Vetri. The Mansion is currently owned and operated by Kathy Cox and Jerry Conway. The Mansion received a St. Clair County Landmark Award in 1963 from the St. Clair County Historical Society.
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for a special ocassion

We went to Paulos for our anniversary dinner...service was excellant and the food was great. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Would recomend for special occasions....a little pricy for everyday dining

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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ofallon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to Paulos for our anniversary dinner...service was excellant and the food was great. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Would recomend for special occasions....a little pricy for everyday dining

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Ordered bruschetta which came out burnt. Entrée was surf n turf which came out warm not hot. I can tell it had been sitting because the breading on the steak was peeled off. Mashed potatoes were cold. Their excuse was that the new owner decided to allow a party bigger then what was normally allowed. The party in the next... More 

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Columbia, IL
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223 reviews 223 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a wonderful job they did for a wine tasting event that my husband and I attended. They perfectly paired the wines and the courses. The win person was very knowledgeable regarding the wines and shared stories of the taste and the flavors, to sharing what each winery is like. The food was delicious. The southern seafood soup was my... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

David and Paulo own and operate The Mansion. Paulo is a masterful chef of Portuguese heritage. His cuisine is imaginative with a European flair, well presented, and very flavorful. Great attention is given to plating the food so that it looks appetizing. The menu is varied to include all food groups. He only selects the best seafood. He has been... More 

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I came solo while in town for business. Great old plantation house with history. It was a very quiet Tuesday so guests were only seated in the bar area. I was disappointed as this house has multiple dining rooms but they are only used on the weekend, boo. I ordered a salad, rib steak, and asperagus ....I had a great... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Paulos is great to impress friends and family or for an anniversary. Nice, varied menu. Very, very good!

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Fairview Heights
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was greeted by the matire de with a smile and was seated immediately. The atmosphere and decor is very respectfully designed. My waiter was very courtesy and explained the special of the day. I order the steak ala mama with a house salad and baked potato. The steak was cooked exactly as I order medium rare and was one... More 

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Smithton, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We recently attended a fund-raising event for the local Alzheimer's Association. There were four different food stations all containing foods that most people have never eaten. (smoked duck, stingray wings, wild boar and buffalo). Everything was incredible. The stingray wings were flash fried and topped with a lemon caper sauce with almonds. The wild boar was in a stew and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Paulo's is always a good dining experience. The food is well prepared and always fresh. The seafood specials are always a go to favorite but the Portugese bread pudding is worth saving room! This is a gem in the metro east area and is a great place for a date night or a family get together.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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128 reviews 128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I recently dined at Paulo's with a large group for business and was informed how nice the place is... I was not disappointed in the atmosphere, décor, service or overall experience. On arrival into the establishment we were greeted by the maître de as well as Paulo behind the bar. Very nice to be welcomed that way. Drinks in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1680 Mansion Way, O'Fallon, IL 62269
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  O'Fallon
  • Phone Number: (618) 624-0629

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Description

We are a fine dining restaurant featuring steaks, seafood and creative special dishes. Jerry Conway is the co-owner and executive chef at The Mansion. He has worked at many fine dining establishments in his 25 years of being a chef, most notably he owned and operated The Cypress Room in Crystal River Florida and was an executive chef at Disney World. At Disney he was in charge of Epcot, The Magic Kingdom, The Royal Floridian and Disney's annual Wine and Cheese Festival. Chef Conway has had several recipes patented and became famous for his Sicilian Steak and Shea-Crab Soup at The Cypress Room, both of which are offered as Specials at The Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1857 by A.J. Wastfield, on the St. Louis to Vincennes stage road. A.J. Was a farmer. On Jun. 12, 1860 He married Elisie Osburn of Lebanon. They resided in the Mansion, Abraham Lincoln was as a guest of theirs at their residence. At the age of 37 A.J. Was fatally injured in a threshing machine accident on Nov. 15, 1866. He was survived by his wife and two young children, Walter and Julia. Elisie and her children continued to live in the Mansion for many years. In the 1890's, the farm and Mansion were sold by the Elisie to Henry and Sophie Bechlofft who farmed the property until they retired and sold the land in 1948. After that, the Mansion and property was held by a series of owners including the Roths, Lipperts, Polites, Dunbars and former O'Fallon mayor Kristi Vetri. The Mansion is currently owned and operated by Kathy Cox and Jerry Conway. The Mansion received a St. Clair County Landmark Award in 1963 from the St. Clair County Historical Society.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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