230 Salt Point Turnpike (Rte 115)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845 473 2525
Dinner Tuesday through Saturday
This restaurant is currently closed.
Poughkeepsie's le Pavillon first opened its doors in 1980. Its hard to believe, but it has been thirty years. It is named after New York's le Pavillon, the iconic Manhattan eatery which closed in 1971, credited with introducing fine French dining to the United States after the 1939 World's Fair. I recall the buzz surrounding the opening at the time (in 1980, not 1939!), although I don't think the term “buzz” was in vogue back then. The proprietor and chef at the new restaurant was Claude Guermont, who had made his reputation locally as an instructor at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park. He was leaving the classroom to strike out on his own.