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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

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2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
+1 760-729-7377
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Paon and while it was nice, we did not feel it was worth the price. The food was reasonably good, although expensive. It was very Continential and to us, had more sauce than main ingredient. The service was also not up to par for a restaurant that commands those prices. The desserts were good, though. With... More 

Thank Happytraveler87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a wonderful late lunch here! With a nice glass of Reisiling, the lamb salad was excellent. We also had the best Angus burger with caramelized onions, Stilton cheese, and mushrooms. As always, the setting is inviting and everyone so friendly. Beautiful place for indoor or patio dining.

Thank Glo313
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wine tasting with Gino Campbell in the Paon Wine Bar is the best experience, hands down. Gino is a advanced Sommelier/Cellar Master who provides an excellent experience for wine enthusiasts. New wine tasting list is posted every Thursday for the week. Pouring is generous, the experience extremely educational, with friendly people and great food!

Thank DQwinn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch or Dinner, great place to meet and greet folks, who are LOCALS and have some fun too... It is HIGH CLASS, yet very friendly.... Plus the 83 Degrees, is LOCAL SPOT... AKS FOR FREDDDDY....

Thank josephtF3597UB
Bonsall, California
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, nice atmosphere, priced fairly for the quality. Attentive and pleasant wait staff. The flat iron pork was a great dish.

Thank R H
Carlsbad, CA
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299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The wine bar is connected to the same building as the restaurant. The flights of wine you can taste are usually upscale so for 6 1oz. tastes the cost is $25. a bit high but if you ask nicely you may also get a few more tastes on the house plus some great conversation. They have hundreds of bottles of... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Based on this being rated #1 in Carlsbad, we expected the food to stand out. We ordered specials, steak and fish. The steak was done medium rare as ordered, but was very chewy, and was not steak-house quality. Fish was fresh but very small portion. The signature potato side-dish was dry. Vegetables were well prepared. We ordered a bottle of... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We love to eat here - in the bar is where we go. Seating is at the bar or at a few tall tables. The bartenders are fun, the wait is very good and know the menu well. Chef is creative and the menu has our favorites. Anything either duck is great - try try cassoulet.

Thank lberezny
Harvard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We dined at Paon on Halloween night while staying In Carlsbad on our anniversary weekend. It was delicious!! We had the sweet bread appetizer, the foie gras appetizer (which was a special) and both had the duck entree. We also ordered the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. They even had our favorite champagne, Louis Roederer Brut Premier. We loved our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Excellent food - fresh ingredients, well-prepared, with a French flair. Colorado Lamb is excellent; very good wine list.

Thank Edward K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
French, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
    (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Coaster Rail station 100 yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-7377
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?