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“Fantastic food, even better service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Pavillon by the Sea - CLOSED

Le Pavillon by the Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, even better service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

We came to Le Pavillon as a group of 30 people...not an easy task for a restaurant of any size to handle. However, with about a half-dozen wait staff (at what seemed to be 1-3 cooks), they were able to deliver an amazing dinner and experienced. Not only did they serve us fairly quickly given they had to cook for 30 people at once, the food was incredible. I had the lamb...which no exaggeration was one of the best rack of lamb I've had.

The place is owned by a cute french couple, and they were a pleasure to meet. You could tell that this is their true passion, in both the food and their service.

Make your trip to St. Martin more memorable...come here.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank akc2122
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English first
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had rented a villa in Oyster Pond (my 4th trip to St Martin) and wandered into Le Pavillon to check out the view & menu. Elaine was wonderful in telling us about the history of the site (a former Club Med wiped out in Hurricane Luis) and encouraged us to walk around. We made reservations for dinner that night (3 of us). It was by far the best meal we have had on St Martin (including a very expensive French restaurant in Grand Case) and ranks in our top 10 overall. Elaine and Christian were attentive, food was fresh & delicious (we all did prix fixe) - the wine and dessert just added to the great meal. The homemade ice cream was to die for!
We were the only people in the restaurant that night, but as our trip was toward the end of high season, that was not surprising - overall, we found most places to be un-crowded. And who doesn't like to have the undivided attention of an entire restaurant staff?? We never felt rushed, like they were anxious for us to leave - on the contrary, Elaine encouraged us to linger over coffee and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. We look forward to visiting again on our next trip and highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank bmb754
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Lovely Night Out!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was our first time to Le Pavillon but it will not be our last. The atmosphere was lovely with light music playing in the background along with the breeze of the caribbean. The food was perfectly cooked and the owners really cared that your evening was special. We are looking forward to returning with our friends in June who will also enjoy this new restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ginnyknopf
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Winchester, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Welcome Addition to Oyster Pond area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very pretty setting, beautiful breeze off the sea. You will be greeted by one of the owners, Christian or Elaine and by the end of the evening you will feel as though you have enjoyed a great meal with good friends. The food was fresh and very good. Red Snapper was wonderful. The pasta with mushrooms and lobster was rich and delicious. Don't miss this wonderful little place.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Mary R
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Arlingon, VA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just magnificent -- food, views and friendliness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

This great new restaurant is one you should try. We stumbled upon Le Pavillion and were drawn in by the view. After speaking to the chef we quickly made a dinner reservation. The conversation we had was awesome. We learned that St. Martin does not have a fishing industry so all fish is from somewhere else and why at some places the fish (not fresh) is overcooked. The fish here was delightful. The wine choices/recommendations with the prix fix option excellent. Loved our meal from app to entree to dessert. The view cannot be beat -- and even after dark you can hear the waves crashing. Don't miss this new restaurant because it will be hard get reservations soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank gmbva
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