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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Paon restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences. Beautiful...
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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  • 50
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Perfect in every way

We enjoyed dinner at PAON when visiting Carlsbad for a family celebration. The experience was perfect in every way. The atmosphere was good both on the patio and in the restaurant. We enjoyed the evening on the patio - they have heaters to take off the chill. Our server was knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Debbie T
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Kirkland
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Kirkland
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed dinner at PAON when visiting Carlsbad for a family celebration. The experience was perfect in every way. The atmosphere was good both on the patio and in the restaurant. We enjoyed the evening on the patio - they have heaters to take off the chill. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The menu was diverse, with unique fresh... More 

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Thank Debbie T
El Paso, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful atmosphere. Wonderful service and interesting and delicious menu. Salmon was excellent. Wonderful wine selection. I highly recommend this fine eatery.

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Thank Patty C
Edmonton
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been eating in "average" places for a few days and I desperately needed something delicious to eat. Paon was just the place. Exceptional service and exquisite food. Large portion sizes. My daughter and I could have shared the main or skipped the appetizer. The home made mint ice cream was spectacular.

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Thank koebe
Valley Center, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from 83 right across the street and found that the owner owns both places. What a wonderful menu and wine list. Food was amazing, service top notch.

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Thank brigidb254
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing evening at Paon. They had us the minute we saw the cozy yet beautiful patio. Although we ate inside we would love to eat under the tree lit patio on our next visit.The wait staff is attentive, informative, and time sensitive. The food was fantastic. The four of us each ordered something different and we all... More 

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2 Thank traveltrish22
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem. Service is best in North County SD. Food is world class. Owners care about their restaurant. We are lucky to have this restaurant. Go now!!

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Thank Mark M
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a birthday celebration tonight and it was a wonderful experience. The service was superb, very attentive and friendly wait staff, and we were all happy with our dinner selections. The gnocchi was delicious, as well as the short rib dish. All of the desserts were hits, especially the mint ice cream. Thank you all for making our evening... More 

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Thank Nonna13
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a 5:30 Saturday night dinner for a couple of reasons - to arrive before sunset in Carlsbad Village with time to walk around before checking in and to assure a quiet time in the restaurant. It was a successful strategy, but we just missed the full sunset experience. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were greeted by a... More 

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Thank Elaine C
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have a family home in Carlsbad, so we're there frequently. Paon is always on our list of stops. It's always good. This goes for the food, wine and especially the service. We'll be back soon!

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Thank Heidi S
Austin, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I dined at PAON last week. The ambiance, service, and food all added up to a delightful dinner! Every item we ordered was on point. We each had the puréed onion soup and split the gnocchi. Heavenly. My mom got the Indian-spiced shrimp salad while I ordered the Colorado lamb salad -both were excellent. We polished off... 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
  • Good for: Bar scene

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?