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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Ranked #8 of 355 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, 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 October 3, 2011

Paon was a delightful experience, both in the food and the service. Set behind a large and beautiful patio in Carlsbad, the restaurant is comfortable and trendy. The corn soup was perfectly delicious, as were my scallops, while my spouse loved the steak. Our server, in a sport coat no less, was attentive but unobtrusive, and the owner took the time to chat at our table for a few minutes.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the food. I don't mind paying a little more for quality, and this menu was fresh and exciting. They have a good wine selection, and there is also a wine bar on the property. I would be happy to dine at Paon again.

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Thank Fallbrook
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We were greeted in a lovely, shaded dining garden by an enthusiastic server. The server seemed to know when we were involved in conversation and when to ask for our orders and drinks. We were there for lunch . They had an enorrmous choice of salads along with hot entrees. The salads were very filling - no sense of "just rabbit food".The atmosphere in the garden was quiet, upscale and intimate. We felt we were in a private dining room. Paon is a comparably new restaurant but seems to run like clockwork. The best thing was the food. My least favourite thing was leaving.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We have dined here twice- well, actually lunch- the grilled lamb salad is yummy; the smked salmon salad is out of this worl. Great service- willing to answer basic wine questions- a must eat

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Thank radli
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Our first visit to this wonderful restaurant won't be the last. The service was outstanding, the food wonderful, atmosphere very relaxing. Our server was not pushy or rude as you find in many fine dining restaurants. The portions of the gourmet food was also a pleasant surprise, most restaurants have a beautiful presentation, but very little real food. The Paon had a beautiful presentation and the food portions were great, even took some home! Prices for the food seemed reasonable given the taste, selections and portions.

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Thank jslavender
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Impeccable service, beautiful presentation, amazing flavors. Simply an outstanding experience. There is also a wine shop on-site with a nice selection.

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Thank scotch666
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