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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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5:30 pm - 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: Late Night Food, Breakfast, 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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  • 135
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Wonderful and delicious alfresco dining

This was the second time at Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar. We were here a year ago for my wife's birthday, and had a magnificent birthday dinner. They have very comfortable tables and booths indoors. Tonight I was solo, so I had a light dinner out on their heated patio. A gentle water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Dr Wendell W
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Redondo Beach, California
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English first
Redondo Beach, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was the second time at Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar. We were here a year ago for my wife's birthday, and had a magnificent birthday dinner. They have very comfortable tables and booths indoors. Tonight I was solo, so I had a light dinner out on their heated patio. A gentle water sculpture was relaxing and peaceful. Ivan was... More 

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Oceanside, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The patio is so relaxing, romantic and just a wonderful afternoon. Service is first class and the food is amazing. We have been several times and its always Perfect!! Its a great place for a romantic dinner with your love or a fun day with your friends and family. Cute wine bar attached to have a glass of wine before... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Easily in my top 5 restaurants in Carlsbad. Food is always good and the service is always friendly. A bit expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped here for lunch with my wife and child. Sat in outside dinning area which is very nice. Service was excellent, food was great. Had the burger and it was amazing. Daughter had the raviolis and wife had lamb salad, both also excellent. Bread pudding for desert... again excellent. I would highly recommend for any type of lunch / dinner... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I had a late night dinner here, and it was fantastic. The owner greeted us, was very friendly and genuinely interested in where we were from (Indiana) and how we got to his restaurant (TripAdvisor of course). The wine list was very extensive so I had to ask for a recommendation, which was right on the mark.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is where I take my wife for Valentnes Day. It is definitely the most expensive meal of the year. I love the Diver Scallops and the Beet Salad. Best seats in the house are on the patio, preferably near the fountain. Service has been top notch.

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Carlsbad, CA
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Always a fun choice sitting at the bar talking with the staff and or watching the classy wide screen TV's. Seating outside is very comfortable regardless of the weather outside. We had the Lamb Salad and fresh baked hot bread and home made butter. The drinks are good portions and perfected by co-owner "Annie". What a great evening as always.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The first meal we had in Carlsbad was here; we sat outside and shared a generous entree. I don't remember what it was but I do recall it was fresh and very well-prepared as well as presented. The waiter and busser were attentive and polite. It was a very pleasant introduction to Carlsbad. A week later another couple and we... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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?