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“Excellent restaurant”
Review of Le Pavillon by the Sea - CLOSED

Le Pavillon by the Sea
Cuisines: Caribbean, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

My husband said it was the best filet mignon that he had ever had...seasoned well and cooked to perfection. Beautiful ocean view. Service was excellent. Appetizers, side dishes, dessert, and wine were all fantastic. Bread tasted like it was fresh out of the oven. Very warm and welcoming restaurant. We highly recommend it! :-)

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank BK223
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Holliston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A dining experience like no other”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it for ourselves. It was the last night of our vacation and we had already dined in a number of fine restaurants on the island.

This place is unique. It's open air dining - there's a roof but fully open on the ends and the breeze is magnificent. The owners, Elaine and Christian are delightful hosts - very welcoming and a pleasure to interact with.

The cocktails were great and the food was outstanding. Elaine explained, almost apologetically, that they don't specialize in 'presentation' as much as other restaurants and while this may be true, there's certainly nothing amiss or discouraging about it. We were a party of four and all agreed that the food itself was our priority.

We all ordered different food so we could sample each others' dishes and everything was spectacular.

As mentioned in other reviews, this place is new and it's like a well kept secret at the moment, but I can tell you that it won't remain that way. These folks know what they are doing.

The restaurant was a little tricky to find, but don't let that discourage you. They even have a free car service so inquire about that (they drove us back to our resort!).

Overall, this is going to be one of the most standout dining memories for me - not just because of the food, but for the unique atmosphere and the pleasure of meeting Elaine and Christian.

Highly, highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Ian C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Jem”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We heard about this restaurant from people we met where we were staying. The enticement was that they come to your hotel and pick you up. Let me say at the out set this is not a cheap restaurant but on St Martin there are not many bargins for dinner. The owners greeted us when we arrived gave us the history of the restaurant the food was spetacular and the meal ends with home made CC cookies Awsome

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Monica R
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Hamburg,NJ
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Gem on the French Side of Oyster Pond!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This restaurant is fabulous!
The owners, Elaine who is American & Christian who is French are excellent hosts!
The atmosphere is splendid with the beautiful ocean views.
Excellent service and well prepared gourmet food.
Good quality wine list to coordinate with the type of food you select.
This restaurant was only open for a short period of time and they were still working on some structural issues.
I am looking forward to returning next year!

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank Renee W
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Cornelius, NC
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112 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great start”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

This is a new place that started in Jan 2014 based on Elaine, one of the owners. We were the first and the only table until another 8 top joined for a dinner. We received a very warm welcome from the owners and a plenty of advice when comes to a small, carefully crafted menu. We ordered a crab cake for appetizer and it was the best crab we ever had on the island. For entree we ordered medium fillet mignon. It was a very high quality cut of meat, but it was more on rare side and we did not care much about the sauce. We had a chocolate tart for dessert, it was good, but not fantastic. The place was rather expensive, but certainly worth of experience. I highly recommend this place for its open ocean view, very personal and warm service and good menu. We a little menu tweaking this could be a top restaurant on the island.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank jakeman35
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