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.
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: 7607297377
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is an attractive setting ...
This restaurant is an attractive setting for special occasions. They have an excellent range in price and a nice variety of wines by the glass and full bottles. The food was not flawless on this visit. The fig salad was fine, but would have been tastier with more figs. My husband said the Baseball Cut New York Steak was properly cooked (medium rare) and acceptable if you don't mind tough meat. On the other hand, the "medium rare" lamb chops I ordered were great quality but two of them were almost raw. I know they would have graciously cooked them a bit more, but I didn't feel like dealing with it. They were good for lunch when I reheated them.
We wouldn't refuse to try it again, but probably wouldn't invite friends who are experienced foodies.
PAON never disappoints, always a fantast ...
PAON never disappoints, always a fantastic dining experience, great food, and great service. Our party of 6 arrived early for our reservation, but we were graciously offered the option to be accommodated immediately inside, or wait for our set time on the patio. We opted to dine immediately and enjoyed everything, particularly the wine, fish special, and the house-made mint ice cream for dessert!
Wonderful, wonderful dinner. Everyone's ...
Wonderful, wonderful dinner. Everyone's food was excellent and displayed beautifully. We ate outside, which got a little loud because there was a large group. If you are looking for more romantic and quiet, eat inside. It's beautiful.
We were celebrating our anniversary and ...
We were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed our evening with our server, Christina. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all our questions. We enjoyed wine pairings with each course. The food was well prepared and met or exceeded our expectations.
We celebrated our 30th Annuversary there ...
We celebrated our 30th Annuversary there. Paon is 1of our fav spots to dine when we come to this area because the food & service are AMAZIN. They have a wine bar in back & an outdoor patio which are very nice. Check out their menu in line -specials aldo most nights.
Go there if you are in the area.
When we want to go to a restaurant for a ...
When we want to go to a restaurant for a special occasion, Paon is usually among the top tier of choices. The attention to detail in all ways is extremely impressive. The overall ambience and food is exceptional, and the waiters are very attentive.
The staff were exceptionally friendly an ...
The staff were exceptionally friendly and the meal presentation and flavor, amazing!
We had the pheasant and the fish special - Halibut (unbelievable).
Started with the goats cheese/honey but could easily fill up on that and the delicious bread!
Design and atmosphere of outdoor seating ...
Design and atmosphere of outdoor seating area is superb...covered, lovely water fountain (add to relaxing sound), hanging plants, hanging lamps...Super cute outdoor eating and relatively quiet. Server very nice, bread was dangerously delicious, lunch salad great. The en croute crust on cobbler dessert a little doughy and filling bit underwhelming.
My main course (Diver Scallops) and my h ...
My main course (Diver Scallops) and my husband's salad (scallop/apple) were very good but the New York steak special my husband ordered was over cooked and very fatty. My escargots were extremely over cooked and tasted like rubber bands. We will not return. Service was excellent.
I LOVE Paon!
We eat here frequently, and each time it is such a treat. Very pleasant and peaceful atmosphere, even when crowded. Attentive but not annoying service. Wonderful food: creative and delicious (but not precious), with appropriate portion size and many choices. They have an excellent wine list, as well.
One of the best restaurants in Carlsbad!
We met our friends here again for lunch and once again, we enjoyed a fabulous lunch with great food and service. The salmon salad over beets is just simply the most delicious dish imaginable. The short ribs are incredible. We seem to stick with the same menu items but we all love them so much that we just want to continue to order them and enjoy them. The service is always fabulous, the restaurant is beautiful and it has to be one of my favorite restaurants in all of Carlsbad.
A nice little French touch and a lot of ...
A nice little French touch and a lot of California influence. The 2- preparation duck is excellent. I would also highly recommend the lamb salad. The vine selection is Ok (a little limited by the glass, but good range by the bottle).
For the prices this restaurant charges, ...
For the prices this restaurant charges, the food should be excellent. This is my second time eating here and I have to say it was just average. Our server kept coming to our table trying to get us to order, but we wanted to chat and enjoy each others company, so we finally had to tell him we would flag him down when we were ready so he wouldn't rush us anymore. Fine dining shouldn't be rushed. Also, our plates for our table of 5 did not all come out together as they should have. This is also something you would expect from a fine dining establishment, better sequence of food delivery.
I've heard this restaurant does a good job in their bar area, so maybe I will give that a shot. But I don't think I will be returning to dine in the restaurant here.
All in all a nice experience. The food ...
All in all a nice experience. The food was of very sound quality and the wine list very good. We were well looked after by our waiter who also had good insights into the menu and wine pairings. The ambiance was very nice-we sat outside and had a late dinner so it was very quaint and not at all noisy. However, the prices are a tad steep. If they could do an across-the- board slashing of about 20-25% the place would go from a try once to a repeat destination.
Loved our experience at Paon - it's just ...
Loved our experience at Paon - it's just lovely to see some old time favorites making a come back on the menus - if you like French food and you like a quiet atmosphere that you can hear your table friends talk and some lovely wine, this is the place ...
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