Friends and I had the amazing dining experience in a long time. We absolutely loved the food , amazing chef and a great service . We will come back and bring more friends . It is a good place to converse and enjoy a god time .
My meal was very good and my wife's was fair at best. The lamb salad was not tasty. The drinks and service were great
Excellent as usual. I bring friends or family as a gift. Everyone loves it. It was quite loud last time. Acoustics could use some work.
The service is always special
Food excellencent, server very knowledgable, attentive to our needs. Booths comfortable
Best rib eye I've had in a while. So tender you could scramble the steak like if were eggs. No knife necessary. The rich flavor and portion size were perfect!!
Ambience, food, and service were outstanding. A bit pricey, but well worth it very healthy food and portions
Our experience all around was good. We sat on the patio under a heater. We started with escargot and the English pea soup which were both wonderful! My husband had the duck and I had the mixed green salad with lamb, both were yummy!
Some restaurants get it all right some of the time, others not at all. Paon goes above and beyond every single time. We are so fortunate to have this fine restaurant in Carlsbad!
Outstanding food. The foie gras and the venison were superb and the dessert divine. i do not drink, but my relatives had very very good things to say about the wine. The service was very pleasant, without the pushiness that characterized so many restaurants. I am hard of hearing and thought the acoustics was not particularly good, even though the restaurant was not very crowded. Sometimes I missed some of the conversation because of street traffic, even though we had an indoors table. Nonetheless I recommend this restaurant for a magnificent menu, that you might have a hard time matching in Paris!
My husband and I visited Paon on the recommendation of a friend. Everything we ordered was excellent. I had the soup of the day, gazpacho, and the tuna. My husband ordered the Indian spiced shrimp over a salad and the rib eye. We shared the house made gnocchi. Everything was cooked perfectly. This was one of the best meals we’ve had in quite awhile. The portions are very generous and we took part of our entrees to go. Our waiter and all of the staff were very attentive and helpful. Our table was ready when we arrived even though we were a bit early. I highly recommend Paon and would love to return here next time we visit.
The food was good, not exceptional. Great ambiance in patio...would go back for another visit
I am always pleased with the food and the service. The food is incredibly good and the service is attentive. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in Carlsbad.
Every dish was exceptional, as well as the Service. Fabulous wine options.
Grateful PAON is up here in Carlsbad.
Great French restaurant in the heart of Carlsbad, CA. There is a beautiful covered and heated outdoor patio as well as indoor seating.
The food selection is excellent and very nicely presented. Everything we had was delicious. Service and ambiance were great. We loved it and will go back the next time we are in Carlsbad.
Had dinner here on a whim our first nite in Carlsbad & was so glad we did. Food & service was excellent. Foie Gras with rhubarb special was so good we went back another night just for this dish.
Paon does NOT disappoint. They offer a widely varied menu and specials. EVERYTHING is served beautifully and is delicious.
The owners and staff are all delightful and interested in pleasing their patrons!
Paon is one of my very favourite restaurants.
What a find! PAON is so beautiful. Gorgeous patio. Great wines and cocktails. Delicious French cuisine. Well priced. We had a perfect wedding anniversary dinner here.
Service and most food was exceptional. Appetizers and my husbands food was great. But My dinner (halibut special) was just bland and dry. A real let down given everything else
We have been to Paon many times. Always consistent food and service. Great for any special occasion
first time here mid week small crowd wonderful selections big time wine list lots of selections and prices had a very good waiter knew menu inside and out would return again soon
Incredible halibut. Service wine list and food preparation was impeccable. Staff were great and owners made the experience sublime.
We had a beautiful and very comfortable (temperature) table in the romantic patio. Great evening as always at Paon!
Top-notch service, unbelievable food, and an incredible wine list. What more could you ask for, this place is one of the best in all of Carlsbad.
Exceptional service, comfortable seating, elegant ambiance. will definitely come back!
Simply amazing! The food to die for and the best service ever!
Excellent French-styled bistro in the heart of Carlsbad Village. If you live in the area, you don't have to travel to San Diego to get an extraordinary meal.
What a gem in Carlsbad!! We sat on the outside patio and it was just lovely with the lights and the heaters to keep you warm. The service was amazing...our waiter’s name was Steve! There’s a great wine selection and wine of the month. The food was absolutely delicious...I keep thinking about it! They had the best dessert I’ve ever tried at a restaurant which was their homemade mint ice cream! Never tasted anything like it. I would love to go back soon!
My favorite restaurant in Carlsbad, going for years and it never disappoints!
Awesome food and service!
Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, and great service. We will be back!
Service was very good. Our server was great at picking wines for us. Unfortunately our meals were just ok. Two of us had short ribs that were very fatty and the other guest had the fish special and her vegetables were not cooked. For the price point I would have expected a bitter meal quality.
It was our anniversary. We wanted a very nice restaurant in which to celebrate. PAON was outstanding. The best thing is that is was not very busy on this particular evening and we has a very quiet dinner.
Excellent and exceptional. I’m definitely going back.
One of our very favorites since moving to Carlsbad. It is not inexpensive, but every penny spent is well worth it, because of the creative cuisine! Our favorites are the Chilean sea bass and the beef dishes. Appetizers are great and salads too! If we have guests visiting, this is where we take them.
Beautiful place, with outstanding service. Delicious food. The escargot melted in my mouth. Full of flavor. Had the lamb, it was very good medium rare and melted in my mouth side of wild mushrooms and spinach very flavorful and a side of mashed potatoes. Very nicely plated. I would highly recommend!
Good wine, food and service. Off season and not very busy. It was our anniversary and we got nothing special except a candle in the dessert we ordered.
We were given a nice table for four to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays. Service was great and the food was exceptional.
We have dined here many times. The food is always very good - not great but always very good. Ample portions make up for the higher prices. The wine list is voluminous but accessible and fairly priced - though I wish it had a better California selection. We had the onion soup and it is sort of a take on French Onion soup but not as richly flavored/textured. I had the salmon on lentils and it was slightly overdone and under-seasoned. My wife had the tuna and it was done perfectly but also under-seasoned. The vibe and clientele are a more older crowd - this isn't a hipster place. So the noise level is manageable for table side conversation. Outside on their front terrace is a wonderful place to eat and even quieter. All in all, it is worth a try, especially since north San Diego county doesn't offer that many good upscale, quiet restaurants. It can be pricey. The tab for 4 people appetizer, dinner entree and wine was $450 and we ordered less expensive wine
This was our first time at Paon and it is now our new favorite restaurant. Everything we had was cooked to perfection and was art on a plate. Can't wait to visit again soon.
Our experience was five-star. I ordered pheasant and my wife ordered venison. We split a pear, Gorgonzola and baby greens salad, one salad is plenty for two. The foi gras superb, and brioche bread pudding with vanilla ice cream topped it all off.
$174 our the door isn’t bad for this high quality.
The service was timely and attentive. There was a loud table nearby, so the noise level was the only drawback...I don’t really blame the restaurant, the people at that table would’ve been loud during a tornado!
All in all, fantastic & we’ll be back.