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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

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2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
+1 760-729-7377
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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san diego
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!! Their wine list offers an extensive selection. We have been there often and tried various dishes including their deserts and continue to be impressed. Their servers are outstanding, especially Andrew! They also have a wine bar next door for wine by the glass or bottle.

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Thank surferbabe
Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not one thing that this restaurant doesn't do well. They have an excellent wine list offering a nice selection by the glass. From the escargot appetizer to the Pheasant as a main course, the food here is without question the best fine dining in Carlsbad. For the same menu but for a casual fare, eat at the bar.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has one of the BEST bar menus in town. Similar to dining room but slightly smaller portions and lower prices. Excellent food, superb service, nice wine list. What's not to love!

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Thank Karen W
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything my parents and I shared was absolutely delicious! We had escargot that took me back to my time in France - yum! This is the perfect place for a nice evening out or a special occasion. The service was impeccable. The wine selection is also fabulous, and there's an adjoining tasting room for more focused drinking.

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Thank travelgirrrrrl
Carlsbad, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food here is consistently awesome!! The soups are amazing. Love it here but it is only for special occasions as it is quite pricey and oh the best creme brulle ever.

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Thank Inglishprincess
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Carlsbad. The ambiance is perfect. You can enjoy a lovely meal in the dining room, dine in the bar and watch a game on tv or sit on the patio. Where ever you decide to sit the food is excellent. Make reservations

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Beamsville
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Tranquil, uncluttered, elegant environment. Professional. Seared Hawaiian Ahi tuna a delight. Perfectly cooked asparagus. An oasis.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were disappointed in what we paid for so-so food. The oily sauces on our beef dish and my sea bass overwhelmed everything so that it all tasted the same. We didn’t send anything back because we had already eaten half by the time we became weary of our dishes. The onion soup was good. We both became ill that... More 

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Thank lindymiles
Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Paon has a lively bar scene, a wine shop with a good selection of domestic and imported wines in all ranges, and an excellent restaurant.

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Thank Rhhett_
Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Paon has a lovely outdoor site, a terrific wine list, and a friendly host. The menu is not quite French. But our food (fish and veggies) disappointed us. Sigh!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
French, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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: +1 760-729-7377
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?