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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-7377
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Ranked #1 of 279 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Seattle, WA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This place is elegant and relaxed all at once. There food is carefully crafted and presented with pride. The wine list is extensive and the staff well versed. Overall, this place is great. The portion size seemed a little too generous to me, but I think most would not balk at that. We had a fantastic meal with great service!

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Temecula, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lovely food, good wine selection, nice service etc, but pricey for what you got. Eat inside or out. The setting of the outside courtyard is lovely.

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Spent a very lovely anniversary night at this restaurant with a wonderful waiter who recommended a perfect bottle of wine with which to celebrate. Food was outstanding! It was San Diego Restaurant Week, so ordering off that menu was delightful!

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The owners mother own a french bakery that makes the best bread, we ordered a second basket it was so good! I had the Organic Mission Fig salad and the Hawaiian Ahi Tuna salad Both were YUMMY! Can't wait to go back for dinner. The service was great and friendly.

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Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I called 25 days in advance to make a reservation for 10 people at 6:30pm on a Saturday evening. The person on the phone proceeds to tell me that 6:30 was a busy time of the evening for them and that we would need to come in at 6:00pm, or wait until 7:30pm. I patiently explained that our friends couldn't... More

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Paon is upscale. It is a very nice restaurant with a great wine list. The service leaves much to be desired. My party of four was through a second round of drinks and had asked multiple times for menus when my husband took it upon himself to get up from the table and get us one. The waiter, when he... More

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Encinitas,
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A local restaurant that has rapidly become one of our favorites is Paon, located on Roosevelt St in downtown Carlsbad. If, like us, you occasionally fancy well prepared French cuisine with a distinctive California twist, look no further than the fine dining that is available at Paon. Our most recent foray into Chef Gallardo's domain was an unqualified success. We... More

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner at Paon on a hot and humid Friday evening in Carlsbad. We were pleasantly surprised by the expansive wine list and range of selections, as well as the overall quality of the food. A salmon/ahi duo tartare was far better than average and the sweetbreads were done in a 'foie gras' style with a truffle reduction... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is always a superb experience. Perfectly prepared and presented steaks, seafood and salads. No actual gluten free menu but it is easy to find great choices on the menu. If you are not GF the bread is heavenly!

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were so surprised as this looks very unassuming but it is everything but that! Upon walking in, each of us were greeted by the owner and there were 7 of us. It was as if we were visiting him at home as he welcomed us and took us to our table. We sat on the patio which was absolutely... More

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Additional Information about PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: 2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: (760) 729-7377
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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