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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

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$$$$
Gluten Free, French, Wine Bar
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2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
(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
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Solana Beach, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited by local friends to a dinner at PAON. We were more than pleasantly surprised once we got there (parking can be a problem). Wonderful atmosphere, a welcoming Maitre D' who made us feel at home, an excellent waiter who knew the menu and took the time to adjust each order to specific requirements (my wife has several... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant set in a very pretty courtyard, the service was excellent, James our waiter knew his menus, knew his wines and was helpful in his suggestions. The food was beautifully presented, generous portions and this chef really can cook, very tasty high quality dishes. Sadly we have only 3 days left of our stay in Carlsbad but... More 

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San Diego
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night at Paon. This French-inspired restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is a great place for a special occasion. We started with the gnocchi starter (delish) and a bottle of red wine that was recommended to us. For our entrees we had lamb, pheasant, rib-eye steak and salmon (there were four of us). Everyone... More 

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phoenix
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here last year and again this year to celebrate our Anniversary. What a wonderful restaurant in Carlsbad. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and service. The atmosphere on the patio is very nice. We cannot wait to return.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful meal, great atmosphere, fabulous and knowledgeable staff. This is my 3rd trip to Carlsbad and a visit to Paon is a must. It's always exciting to see what wonderful specials the chef has developed and the wine that is paired with the meal thats suggested'y the sommelier.

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Thank Mault
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant with delicious food. Lunch or dinner. Outside eating is a very nice experience. The staff is great.

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Carlsbad, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

No matter what time I visit, the staff is always ready to: listen and make sure the experience is great.. Joe Tosto

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

From start to finish this was a flawless dining experience. Our server, Wilbur, was outstanding and didn't miss a beat. The food was exquisitely prepared, flavorful, and very satisfying from the fresh pea soup to the mint ice cream at the end...perfect!

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Del Mar, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The entire dinner menu is exceptional. The service is always professional and excellent. There is an extremely complete wine selection in the restaurant and next door wine bar. The owners are very hands on and no detail is missed.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

we went her to celebrate my husbands bday based on trip advisor ratings...the food and drinks are over priced...husband ordered a 50 filet and it came cooked wrong and when we returned it, it came back tasting like propane. we are out of towners and we wont return ever.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Gluten Free, French, Wine Bar
Meals
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?