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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Ranked #8 of 355 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carlsbad Village Dr.
Transit: Coaster Rail station 100 yards from the restaurant.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very nicely decorated restaurant with outdoor seating available. Very good selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts. Service very good. Splitting appetizers, entrees and desserts no problem.

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1  Thank Bainesmann
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

this restaurant was chosen by a friend for a woman's group and I had never been here before...
we all went for lunch and I had a very pleasant food experience on many levels.
The indoor seating that we had made it a bit loud and we should have sat outside since it was a nice day but all in all not a tiebreaker...
The waiter was very good ....knowledgeable about the menu as well as the wine list ...which was extensive ...
the food is very interesting and i found that there were many items on the menu that i could have chosen.....the special salads sounded super...and I found all items to have a fresh ,clean sound to them....the fish that i had was a halibut filet that was perfectly cooked....I had asked if it was acceptable to split the entree with a friend and when the waiter brought it the amount was perfect for a luncheon portion. Everyone was very happy with their choices and would return for either lunch or dinner....all in all...someone in the kitchen really knows what they are doing!!!!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is a place for a special meal or sit at the bar to have a lunch or dinner. Excellent Service, very high-quality fresh food. Impressive wine list, very extensive. Excellent suggestions from staff on wine pairing.

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1  Thank cmperdue
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

My friend and I were visiting Carlsbad for a Saturday workshop and took a lunch break at this restaurant. Nice weather so we chose to sit on the lovely patio. The food selections would satisfy any preferences and we each selected something different. I had the Angus beef burger on brioche roll with Stilton cheese, carmelized onions and sauteed mushrooms -- soooooo good. My friend had roasted chicken salad with fresh vegetables and she really liked hers as well. Our server was attentive without being overbearing and accommodated our preferences. Lovely experience and I would definitely go back. P.S. We left a 30% tip because our server and our food were so excellent!

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1  Thank DianaL936
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Fantastic escargot, lamb chops, and scallops. The tuna tartar was ok. Service and wine list was exceptional. The outdoor seating was very nice. We had a great experience, but still felt overcharged.

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