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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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, Breakfast, 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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  • 151
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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  • 5
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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
Special Occasion Place

Have been to this restaurant a few times and have always enjoyed excellent food and service. It's a "go to' to place for special occasions when we're willing to splurge. On our most recent visit, we requested patio seating on a warm summer evining. Our waiter, Evon, was very attentive but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Buzz_Carol
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have been to this restaurant a few times and have always enjoyed excellent food and service. It's a "go to' to place for special occasions when we're willing to splurge. On our most recent visit, we requested patio seating on a warm summer evining. Our waiter, Evon, was very attentive but understood that we were in no rush and wanted... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had dinner with friends and sat on the patio. The staff was wonderful. The food,was good. More on the gourmet side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food was outstanding and the service was great. I would definitely recommend the scallops and the duck!

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Bonsall, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Yesterday (8/13/15) we were treated to lunch here by a prior client and friend. We had all heard great things about Paon... but... none of us had tried it. It is a gorgeous setting, very upscale but not ostentatious. It was cool inside and nice soft background music... and the entire experience was simply wonderful. The Service by "Kerry" was... More 

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milpitasca
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

OMG, what an incredible dinner we splurged on last evening! We had early, 5:30, reservations on a Friday night. We sat in a booth just inside next to the window facing their patio. The rest of the dining room was empty (thus quiet) for the majority of the evening. There was a private party in a room off to the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 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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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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 17 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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224 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?