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PAON Restaurant & 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Amazing burger!

I have been on the quest for the best burger in San Diego since I moved here from Denver 4 years ago. I finally found it, and I was not expecting to find it here! Paon has a great little wine bar off Grand ave with a small menu offering this delicious blue cheese and caramelized onion piece of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Deborah F
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been on the quest for the best burger in San Diego since I moved here from Denver 4 years ago. I finally found it, and I was not expecting to find it here! Paon has a great little wine bar off Grand ave with a small menu offering this delicious blue cheese and caramelized onion piece of heaven!... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wonderful night for a very quiet Birthday celebration. We started out in the wine tasting room and ended with flawless service from Jonathan. He was amazing and very knowledgeable about everything; from the wine list, to the very French menu. I had the duck and the birthday boy had the filet. He even brought out some mint ice cream complete... More 

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Napa, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a wonderful Valentines dinner at PAON. Prix fixe menu served with attentiveness and professionalism. The owner who was acting as maitre de presented the ladies with a long stem red rose. My husband's filet was not quite done enough for his liking. Rather than trying to salvage that piece the chef chose a new piece so his plate came... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Paon is a very nice restaurant. The food is excellent as is the service, wine list and ambiance. I like that I can have a fancy dinner in the dining room, or a drink with my girlfriends in the bar. The outside patio has a great vibe as well. This is without a doubt the best restaurant in The Village.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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181 reviews 181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful decor, sparkling lights in the trees which reflected in the windows, great wait staff, and the most DELICIOUS food made for a most delightful dinner. I had escargot bourguignon for my appetizer & it was done the French style with plenty of garlic, butter, & parsley. We shared the pear salad with candied walnuts, stilton cheeseI & a light... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Paon has great atmosphere and fabulous food. The service was very good with lots of attention to detail. Highly recommend

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A local friend suggested we meet him at PAON for drinks the weekend of 1/17. Although he had raved about the atmosphere, food and outstanding drinks we weren't ready for the over the top experience we had. Annie was special behind the bar, her hospitality, smile and attitude was well appreciated. She made several amazing drinks as well. We had... More 

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toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I were in from Toronto Canada and were told that this was a very special place. It was much more than that. Not only was every course a delicacy (beet salad, gnocchi and lamb) it was only surpassed by the Owner who I will never forget and the wait staff (James and support crew). This is as... More 

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Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

For an appetizer I had the onion soup (not French onion) that was okay - next time I would get the French onion) and as a main the Seared Rare Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna 34, incredible - tender, very tasty. My husband got the Angus Rib Eye Steak 29. He said it was one of the best steaks he has ever... More 

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Las Rozas, Spain
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?