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About PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
Paon restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences. Beautiful patio dining, elegant Art Deco in intimate dining setting. Private dining available in handsome club environment. Paon chef features seasonal, locally grown organic produce for the palates of fine food lovers from all over the world. Spotlighting organic prime meats, game and fish prepared with traditional French sophistication. Beautiful lounge with old Hollywood feel and relaxing patio in a Downtown Carlsbad Village atmosphere. Paon's knowledgeable and attentive staff looks forward to creating an exceptional experience.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:30am - 2pm Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in front of the restaurant and also across the street,northeast corner of Roosevelt and Carlsbad Village Dr.Coaster
Coaster Rail station 100 yards from the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for further details.
Private Party Contact:
Steve Barr: (760) 729-7377
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
My third visit to Paon, this time for an anniversary dinner. The waiter advised us to sit outside as there were too noisy groups in the dining room. We'd have much preferred to be inside as, despite the heaters, the night air was rather too cool. I ordered the scallops which, at $39 were somewhat pricy, and I found the flavor overwhelmed by the tomato in the ragout. My husband said his onion soup and chicken entre were both enjoyable but not outstanding. I'd still recommend this restaurant but perhaps not on a busy Saturday night.
Hadn't been there is a while and won't wait so long next time! Service very attentive, food simply outstanding (as always in our experience) and well presented. Wine by the glass options extensive and easy to "pair". Highlights were my pear salad and rib eye steak and my wife's sea bass from the daily special.
Paon is a lovely restaurant in downtown Carlsbad. The service was exceptional and the atmos phere is lovely with seating inside and out. My friends and I each had an appetizer and a salad. The fois gras was very tasty and my friends enjoyed the French onion soup and we all enjoyed different salads. Will definitely come back whenever I return to Carlsbad.
We were there with our Son who is going to school in the area. He was wanting French cuisine so we decided on lunch. The lunch menu didn't have some of the items that were on the dinner menu and our son was wanting (craving) Escargot, so we asked our server if it was possible to get both the Escargot and Sweetbreads as an appetizer. So this place does have a secrete menu and the will serve certain items not on the menu. This Restaurant certainly made our day by serving us the items we were wanting. Service & the food as well as the location was over the top. Great place for a special occasion, we will be back.
We chose this restaurant for my older daughters birthday, she is a foodie. We were well taken care of by the server and the staff there. The food was good, plenty to chose from on the menu for my family. Good specials were offered and we even tired some. The restaurant had a nice relaxing and inviting atmosphere. It is a great place to celebrate a birthday or a nice night out. We will visit again.
PAON has been our special event restaurant for the last few years, i.e. It has to be a special occasion to justify the price. The food and wine are always superb. Last Friday, we went there to celebrate my birthday. I am also 8 months pregnant. It was disconcerting when the waiter came to take my empty dessert plate and made a comment about offering me a squeegee to get the last few drops. I think that he was trying to be funny but it just came off as rude, especially to a pregnant woman on her birthday. I expected a lot better of PAON and their staff.
Not a particularly warm or congenial staff, but pleasant enough. Our waiter (Ivon) was cool and controlled to the point of being distant and aloof (though it simply might be his eastern European personality). Atmosphere was comfortable and the food excellent. The price is not for faint of hearts or even a middle-size wallet; four drinks, three filet mignon's one split house salad and one escargot came to $275 plus tip. Not a big deal, but a birthday was noted in the comments section of our reservation but there was no acknowledgement.
We went to the Paon specifically for the escargot's and the venison. Both were outstanding. We lived in Europe for 24 years and we have missed in particular escargot's in the shell with garlic butter. The news even venison chops were delicious. We will be returning for these two dishes among others.
Birthday dinner with friends (6 of us, 3 birthdays). Our second visit, first time for our friends. We always find a special place for birthday dinner, and PAON filled the bill nicely! Everyone raved about their meals (pear salad, escargot, sea bass, scallops and braised short rib) and our server was kind enough to take the cake we brought and slice it and serve it beautifully with berries and mint garnish. What a nice touch! Will definitely return.
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