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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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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
Always leftovers to take home

Very knowledgeable waitstaff, have only eaten dinners on the outside patios, never inside. Convenient parking directly across the street

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Peggy M
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Carlsbad, California
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English first
Carlsbad, California
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very knowledgeable waitstaff, have only eaten dinners on the outside patios, never inside. Convenient parking directly across the street

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Carlsbad, California
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We've been coming here for years. It's one of our go to places in Carlsbad. My husband and I go to the bar and chat with Annie and JK, both excellent bartenders, while enjoying always delicious meals. We've also gone many times for special occasions and sat outside on their beautiful patio and also inside dining room for little cozier... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant is serious about serving an excellent meal. I had dinner with 7 close friends and we were seated in the outdoor patio area on a warm summer night for a perfect atmosphere. Wine selections were described appropriately and the waiter was attentive from start to finish. Dinner began with Escargot prepared perfectly! My salad was the Indian Spiced... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The wine selection is superb food was outstanding. Had to duck was wonderful. There were four of us we also had salads and one of the pasta dishes was really fabulous. Wish we had this restaurant in my hometown I would go there every week

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I came here for my 21st birthday celebration with my dad and I had a wonderful experience. For drinks, I had the prosecco and my dad had a malbec. And now for the main event, the food! We ordered the mussels in white wine sauce for appetizers. The sauce was delicious and we couldn't stop dipping our bread in it!... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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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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?