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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

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French, Wine Bar
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2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
Coaster Rail station 100 yards from the restaurant.
(760) 729-7377
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Paon restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences...
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.
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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We experienced a fabulous dinner at Paon in Carlsbad. The ambiance was lovely , the service was impecible and the food was outstanding.The menu had some incredilble choices that are not normally on a menu.They had sweetbread appitizers, escargot,aspergus soup, Venison,and Pheasant.I highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sylvia B
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San Diego, California
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Presentation and service were great but the flavors, textures, were run of the mill. I won't return when I'm in town next. The sauce that came with the braised beef tasted like any old beef sauce from a quality perspective.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We experienced a fabulous dinner at Paon in Carlsbad. The ambiance was lovely , the service was impecible and the food was outstanding.The menu had some incredilble choices that are not normally on a menu.They had sweetbread appitizers, escargot,aspergus soup, Venison,and Pheasant.I highly reccommend this restaurant for a special occasion as it was quite pricey but well worth it. A... More 

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Newburyport, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The menu is a bit limited, but the selections we had were excellent. Good wine selections as well. We chose to eat in the bar area as we did not have a reservation and unfortunately the bar tender was having a bad attitude night and gave us marginal, rude service - though the service improved when my sister who was... More 

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Philadelphia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food and drink were outstanding, the selections of the food were somewhat limited, but if you liked the sort of thing they had, the preparation was truly outstanding. And not as expensive as you might think.

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San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When making my lunch reservation for the first time at Paon, I did not know what to expect. Paon turned out to be a hidden gem. The service is friendly and the food is delicious. I had a halibut with seasonal veggies and for dessert, I tried creme brule with seasonal berries. Both of these things tasted and looked fantastic.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We found this on trip advisor and it was well worth the visit. Bob, our waiter was excellent and very attuned to our needs. The food was simply delicious. The duck, venison and pheasant were all incredible. For dessert we had the rice pudding and the cannoli. Went very well with the port flight. The patio is charming. Overall a... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was the second time at Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar. We were here a year ago for my wife's birthday, and had a magnificent birthday dinner. They have very comfortable tables and booths indoors. Tonight I was solo, so I had a light dinner out on their heated patio. A gentle water sculpture was relaxing and peaceful. Ivan was... More 

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Oceanside, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The patio is so relaxing, romantic and just a wonderful afternoon. Service is first class and the food is amazing. We have been several times and its always Perfect!! Its a great place for a romantic dinner with your love or a fun day with your friends and family. Cute wine bar attached to have a glass of wine before... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Easily in my top 5 restaurants in Carlsbad. Food is always good and the service is always friendly. A bit expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped here for lunch with my wife and child. Sat in outside dinning area which is very nice. Service was excellent, food was great. Had the burger and it was amazing. Daughter had the raviolis and wife had lamb salad, both also excellent. Bread pudding for desert... again excellent. I would highly recommend for any type of lunch / dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Coaster Rail station 100 yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: (760) 729-7377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?