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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 276 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Plano, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice place in the middle of downtown Carlsbad, half wine bar, half restaurant and half wine store. The wine was excellent, the duck confit with white beans was wonderful and the ahi salad was very good. The warm bread couldn't be better. The sliced breast of chicken, however, was completely dry and tasteless; don't order it. The service was excellent.... More

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Best restaurant in Carlsbad. They will get toil know you by the second or third time u=you come if you bother to introduce yourself (I even talked them into carrying my favorite whisky). Lovely owners, great service, best bread this side of the Atlantic, fabulous burger and ribs in the bar and the higher end food in the restaurant is... More

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Washington, DC
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I went to Paon as part of our babymoon this spring. I took one for the team and sampled their fantastic wines, tartar, etc... It was fantastic, I'd place it in the top 10% of meals I've had in restaurants. It was a little cold, so we sat inside, which had a modern (but not cold) vibe.... More

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