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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Nothing was really bad, but nothing was ...
Nothing was really bad, but nothing was outstanding. I had the duck and the breast was tough. The leg was nice with the candied orange peel. We cook duck at home and my husband's was far better. My husband had the braised beef, which he thought was tasteless. It was extremely tender, though. I liked the taste, but will admit it was a super light taste. If you want superb French cuisine, go to Wine Sellar and Brassiere. If you want great food that doesn't have to be French, go to Solterra Kitchen and Winery or Avant.
Food was great, enjoyed the outside seat ...
Food was great, enjoyed the outside seating, waiter was very professional and friendly. Brought our own wine which they were happy to cork ($20 fee) and enjoyed, a few appetizers and salad then split our dinner. They served it on 2 plates nicely and no split fee. Dined there a couple times before, food was great and nice ambiance, this time was no exception. Inside or outside can't go wrong.
This was the best meal we have had in a ...
This was the best meal we have had in a long time. Everything we were looking for in an Anniversary Dinner (44 Years). The food was impeccable and beautifully served.
We had the Salmon & Yellow Tail Tartar to start, a Pear salad and then for our entree our taste buds were treated to the most divine Venison, to finish we had a mouth watering Flourless chocolate cake with chocolate mouse atop.
What a treat for our 44th Anniversary.
We would recommend this to anyone desiring a special experience.
We had an enjoyable Friday night dinner. ...
We had an enjoyable Friday night dinner. The service was very attentive and the wine list was excellent. We sat on the patio which has a lovely ambiance. The food was good but not exceptional, but would still go there again and maybe try something different.
Absolutely Loved our meal!!! Amazing din ...
Absolutely Loved our meal!!! Amazing dinner of short ribs for my husband and the scallops for me. Our 30th wedding anniversary and the meal did not disappoint. In my opinion you won't find anything better anywhere in the world. And we love to travel as well as fine dining.
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