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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 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

First let me say, the food here is fantastic! The game is among the best I have ever had. The sides are delicious and the staff is knowledgable. The host was a lovely gentlemen who made us feel welcome for our reservation to sit on the patio. Our waiter was a pretentious, short, and unfriendly man. My husband and I... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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fallbrook ca
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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... More

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Carlsbad, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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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Huntington Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

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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