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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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5:30 pm - 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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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
Wonderful patio dining

Paon is a lovely addition to North County. Steve is a charming host. The Chef is one of the best here. The patio is a romantic spot for our temperate evenings. Wine list is outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Carol G
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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English first
Carlsbad, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Paon is a lovely addition to North County. Steve is a charming host. The Chef is one of the best here. The patio is a romantic spot for our temperate evenings. Wine list is outstanding.

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Carlsbad, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Paon is truly the only 4-star experience in Carlsbad and the surrounding area. The food is expertly prepared and the dining atmosphere is elegant but casual. There is no "stuffiness" here. The staff are friendly and accommodation and will always help with menu or drink decisions. They have patio dining available which is perfect for Carlsbad's balmy evenings, and a... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What these people do here is incredible with fresh salad mixings and fresh fish in fantastic. The salad made also with fresh mozzarella and the seared Ahi was one of the best ever. Great bar tender named Annie is is part owner/partner is fun to be with and makes your evening feel like being at home but enjoying being out.... More 

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the various culinary offerings and the overall ambience of Paon. Paon remains one of our "go to" local Carlsbad establishments where we can count on great food and a wonderful experience.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Discovered this restaurant on last night in Carlsbad. It's not cheap but it is very good with an interesting wine list. The food was very tasty and well presented. Definitely worth a visit

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you're looking for a civilized dining experience, you won't be disappointed with PAON. Their sophisticated european-inspired indoor dining room and cozy outdoor courtyard both provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. All the food is prepared from scratch on the premises. (The only exception is the bread which is sourced from an excellent local baker.) We've enjoyed many meals here... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We've been thoroughly enjoying this excellent spot for years. There's a terrific wine bar and full selection, an outdoor dining patio that's large enough to host a party and a charming dinning room. The service is excellent, the food, always superb and the presentation both simple and creative. I had the layered beet salad and the lamb on this occasion,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Had the oysters and cheese board at bar. Bartender was one of those rare outstanding ones, attentive and talkative, knew the menu and the wines well. Disappointed by the cheese board, the bread should be just a foil for the other flavors but this was like Texas toast. Good cheese though. Oysters were amazing.Beautiful place in a great setting with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Delicious food and a nice cozy restaurant inside. Beautiful area outside as well.The service we received was great during our special occasion. I would come back and enjoy another great meal here.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 to $50
Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

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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 to $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?