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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 92008-2335 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
(760) 729-7377
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Riverside, California
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166 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for lunch one day around 2 p.m. on a Sunday and we sat in their incredibly charming outdoor patio area that featured a fountain and many hanging flower baskets. What an oasis and great setting to enjoy a wonderful meal. The outstanding food and friendly service, along with the patio setting , made for a great dining... More 

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here for our 42nd wedding anniversary. We were both very pleased with PAON. Service was quite good and very responsive, It wasn't very busy, but it was the middle of the week. I chose sweet breads for an appetizer. Very tender with a wonderful sauce. My wife had the Escargot, which was also quite good.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and our daughter and her husband came here for our 43rd wedding anniversary. The place is beautiful, the food and service were excellent.

Thank Prfsr
Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the restaurant is a little bit above average but the menu was somewhat limited and not all that exciting. With a few tweeks it could be very good.

Thank MondialeTravels
Carlsbad, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent menu and service in a comfortable yet sophisticated environment. Duo of ahi/salmon tartare and escargot are among our favorite appetizers. Love the Indian prawn salad. And the duck two ways and roasted pheasant are mouth-watering delicious. The proprietors are always on hand to answer questions and make you feel welcome. Great date night location, but we also had larger... More 

Thank Christine C
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi, Japan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is excellent as is the service and staff. This is a 4.5 review but TA only gives whole numbers to work with. Really one of the best higher end restaurants in North County. They have a great wine list and the specials are always great. Eating out front on the patio is very comfortable as well.

Thank wilsdad513
Carlsbad, CA
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High class, top notch French cuisine with a beautiful terrace. Service is impeccable and so is the food and wine. Even the French would be impressed!

Thank Jnbantle
Carlsbad, California
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar is very interesting... The food is great. The way they treat customers, is just super. Very good chef... This place is really great. We live in Carlsbad, CA and I do not give positive recommendations, unless they are EARNED.

Thank Joe T
San Diego
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160 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's so nice to find a restaurant that has great ambiance, NO loud music so conversation is possible, delicious food, and wonderful, attentive service where I am not being called "you guys" and having plates snatched out from under me before I'm done eating. There are 2 patios, as well as the indoor seating. I had the Colorado Lamb Salad... More 

Thank MsEnergy
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I made a reservation for the restaurant for a Saturday night. The night before, we thought we would just pop into the wine bar to check things out. We happened to mention to Gino, the wine director and somm that it was our anniversary. Without blinking an eye, there were glasses of champagne presented with a heartfelt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
French, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Coaster Rail station 100 yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: (760) 729-7377
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?