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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
17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Carlsbad, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Inglishprincess
Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Cdealva
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank ronaldmcghie
San Diego, California
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260 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

Thank lindymiles
Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rhhett_
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210 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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!

Thank Bill S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Most wonderful food: service and romantic setting. Outdoors on the patio is superb. Wine list is beyond expectation.

Thank Gerald N D
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340 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The food was really good, the sommelier recommended several wines and we choose based on the budget but great choice. Not amazing place but very good

Thank Santi T
Philadelphia PA
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
French, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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?