It simply could not have been a nicer evening. All four of us had different entrées and we would rate them 10 out of 10! Fabulous service and atmosphere.
A wonderful and elegant restaurant with excellent food and an amazing wine list.
Great service, amazing menu, always delicious and wonderful flavors. The staff is very attentive and friendly. A very nice place for a special occasion or date
EXCELLENT AS USUAL! HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES AND THEY HAVE MAINTANIED THERE EXCELLENCE,
Fantastic food and service. We will be back often.
Lovely meal and nice menu choices. Wine list a bit pricey. I'll bring my own wine next time.
I had put in a request for a quiet table for my wife's birthday. We were initially seated at the back near the hallway to the bathroom and entrance to the kitchen. I asked to be moved which we were. We then proceeded to order. The waiter was very good with his wine pairing recommendations. However, the salad and soup that we ordered prior to our entrees never showed up. And this was on a quiet Monday. Our server was very apologetic and comped us some wine, but it was really hard to believe an entire course was forgotten. My wife had the steak special which was excellent. I had the duck prepared 2 ways. The breast was prepared perfectly, the duck leg was dry and the skin was overly crispy. Might have been an off night, but at this point, we won't be going back.
The Seabass entree was amazing. The butternut squash soup was one of the best we have ever tasted! We will be back to Paon.
Fabulous! Delicious and authentic French food that just was made even more special by having James as our server! We had a wonderful time and will come back soon again!
Good food, great desert. A bit on the expensive side. The service is outstanding.
As other reviewers have pointed out, Paon has an excellent wine list, and our server was excellent. Our food was not an example of the best we have eaten, but it was certainly better than other meals we had in the vicinity of Carlsbad.
We dined during the winter. A previous mean at Paon was enhanced by eating outdoors in the summer.
Worth the drive! I live about 25 minutes from PAON and have eaten here several times in the last year. The menu selections are wide ranging and food quality is excellent. The service is attentive without being bothersome. I think its the best restaurant for food quality and experience in North San Diego county.
Dined with my husband this evening for the first time, and it was a very enjoyable evening. Service was great and attentive, and the atmosphere very relaxing.
I ordered a menu special- the sea bass, which was so moist and flavorful-cooked in a basil butter with seasonal veggies-so good! We would definitely return.
Awesome as always
Had a visitor from out of town so three of us took a patio seat (even with the cool night). The heaters did the trick....it was perfect, and not as loud as inside.
The wine list is incredible. If you don't find a wine you like at a price you are willing to pay, go to a beer joint. The wine I chose they were out of, so Steve brought another from the same appellation that was higher priced, and gave it to me for the price of my bottle.
The food was perfect. Sizes/portions were just right. The service was spot on from menu knowledge, timing of the apps to the meal, refilling the water to bread service.
Truly a great way to spend an evening.
Our second dinner there, and in every way...Excellent!
Very nice atmosphere and our entries were excellent. Prepared as requested with a nice presentation.
Our waiter and his service was exceptional!!! That alone made the trip worth while.
From the food standpoint we were disappointed....The menu is very interesting with items and ingredients that wet the appetite. My friend and I each ordered one of the specials of the day described lusciously by our waiter. Unfortunately the results were not impressive......a shrimp dish where the shrimp, which were flavorful, were over cooked; the other a spinach salad that was supposed to include prosciutto and burrata cheese but was barely there and tasteless.
Though disappointed we did not take the time to share our critique with our waiter who I have no doubt would have wanted to provide us with an alternative.
steve barr and staff do an outstanding job - every time we dine at PAON!!!!!!!!!!!! barry ross
Paon is our "go to" restaurant for any occasion. As former San Francisco people, finding a really good restaurant in North County can be a challenge. Paon is the best we have found for the ambiance, price and the FOOD. We really prefer it to any of the Cohn group offerings or Viggilucci's by far. Their duck or pheasant are out of this world, and the wine list is wonderful and not over priced. We are fans!!!