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
Wonderful experience for my wife's birth ...
Wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. The food was fantastic, we had the venison and pheasant, great choices, excellent appetizer, salad, desserts . Enjoyed our waiter. Very glad we chose Paon for this special occasion.
PAON has been our special event restaura ...
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 sta ...
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 met friends there and had a fabulous ...
We met friends there and had a fabulous meal. Stephen runs a great restaurant! Aaron took amazing care of us, his knowledge of wine and what to pair with each dish is amazing. The ambience is beautiful and the food is incredible!
Enjoyed a lovely evening indulging in so ...
Enjoyed a lovely evening indulging in some great food. The tuna tartar starter was awesome followed by a lovely lamb dinner and chocolate-covered mint ice cream. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tolosa, from Paso Robles was a wonderful complement.
We went to the Paon specifically for the ...
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.
I had short ribs, my wife had sea bass, ...
I had short ribs, my wife had sea bass, one of the specials that evening. The short ribs were good.The sea bass was very dry - not worth $36.00.
Overall the restaurant was ok. But I had expected something special and it wasn't.
Birthday dinner with friends (6 of us, 3 ...
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.
Waiter didn't speak loud enough, so neit ...
Waiter didn't speak loud enough, so neither my date nor myself heard all that he had to say. He interrupted our conversation. It was a situation where he was rushing us to finish. It was not like we were taking long and tying up a table.
Paon is one of my favorite Carlsbad rest ...
Paon is one of my favorite Carlsbad restaurants. I usually eat in the bar area as it is fun and a bit less expensive. On this occasion, we double dated with first timers to Paon and sat in the restaurant. The wine, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts were all well prepared, beautiful and delicious. A night at Paon is one to remember.
Thanks to Steve who always makes us feel like family. Can't wait to go again.
It was our twenty-sixth anniversary and ...
It was our twenty-sixth anniversary and this was the place, we were in Paris two years ago, decided this year to stay local, but wanted the great cuisine like we had in Paris. This was the spot. Thank you for making the date special.
We go to Paon for special occasions, giv ...
We go to Paon for special occasions, given the quality of the restaurant, which is well beyond that of most restaurants. Any guests we have invited to join us have been very impressed. Its food, its wine list, and its ambience are exceptional.
As always Paon is an amazing place. The ...
As always Paon is an amazing place. The staff is always outstanding and the food is impeccable.
The wines are plentiful and lots to chose from.
This time we were waited on by an amazing young man (Jake), who was not only extremely well mannered but always attentive to our needs and knew his food and wine.
Thanks again for an amazing dining experience.
This is our second visit to Paon. This ...
This is our second visit to Paon. This is really a standout venue in all ways. The food is exceptionally well presented and delicious. the service is courteous and professional. WE will certainly hope to return on many occasions. Thank you!
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