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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 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Restaurant details
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
Las Rozas, Spain
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went alone to that place a saturday night without reservation and surprisingly I got a place. The atmosphere was very good, and the service very attentive. I enjoyed excellent scallops and good white wine. Very enjoyable but a bit expensive even taking it is in the very centre of the city.

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Indio, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant had excellent food. The special French onion soup was a creamy texture. I would have licked the bowl if it was halfway polite. I was not going to have an , because it would have been too much food for me to eat. My husband had the soup. The waiter offered to split the order for us. That... More 

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Temecula, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We celebrated a friends birthday, good food and good time was had by all. The service was flawless and very attentive. Afterwards we went to the Wine Bar, had a wonderful conversation with the owner. The bar tenders were very knowledgeable about their wines and I had to purchase a very tasty bottle of Merlot to take home. Would definitely... More 

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Encinitas, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food here is French-influenced and SO delicious! I've been here for lunch on 3 occasions, but can't get beyond 2 dishes--the duck confit, which comes with the most delectable beans EVER, and the deeply-flavored braised short ribs that simply melt in your mouth--no stringiness at all. Next time, I swear, I'll branch out and try the flat iron pork... More 

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Carlsbad, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

In the land of fish tacos and smoothies, Paon stands out as the classiest place in Carlsbad for those interested in great food and a stylish atmosphere. It's not the least expensive spot in town, but the quality of the food (especially the meat dishes) are well worth it. I've had duck and venison the last two times at Paon... More 

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Marple Bridge
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited when on holiday to see my cousin and his family who live in Carlsbad. I took my wife for dinner on a Saturday night and the place was buzzing. We were offered great food at fair prices and the table on the terrace was great on a warm evening. Wine selection was also fantastic, although a little pricey for... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Annies is the best! When you arrive she is always a bundle of energy and happy to see you. ot's of suggestions too with the menu plus she knows her wines. We had the Ahi Tuna salad and it wa perfect. With a nice glass of the house chardonnay at the bar, it made for a very enjoyable time inside... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Wonderful setting off the main street in a quiet little haven. Good food with a nice wine list. Would like to have more choices of French wine by the glass. The outdoor seating is really well done and comfortable.Would definitely would go back to try different dishes.

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Encino, Ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were staying in downtown Carlsbad, and found PAON on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is nestled behind their wine store. Unremarkable setting, but staff is very attentive and they have a great wine selection and a broad menu. I had Rib Eye steak. It may have been the cut (which, admittedly, is always fatty), but it was overpowered with some sort... More 

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Seattle, WA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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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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