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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
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Bonsall, California
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173 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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393 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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 

Thank John R
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 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 

Thank suzyseashell
Carlsbad, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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 

Thank kyliesue91
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

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

Thank Edward K
Carlsbad, California, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Paon is consistently the finest French dining in San Diego county. The meal preparation is innovative and beautifully presented. The Staff are all excellent. Kudos to Steve, the Manager. The chicken entree is a favorite in Our family. Last week I had devine Butternut squash soup followed by most tender rack of lamb I have ever tasted. Going back this... More 

Thank Carol G
Silverton, Oregon, United States
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We got hungry a bit early so our meal was served in the bar which made it a casual experience (the restaurant is very lovely). Our server/bartender was so friendly and made us feel welcomed right off the bat. We decided to go for a dinner even though there were lots of great items on the lounge menu! My scallops... More 

Thank Sue R
Oceanside, CA
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I walked past this place a couple of years ago and though it looked cool. Then forgot about it (we live in Oceanside, sometimes feels like a world away!?) We were looking for something new to celebrate our 31st anniversary with our in-laws, who just had their 59th last week at Rancho Valencia in RSF - also extremely nice! We... More 

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San Diego, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We live in Carlsbad and have dined at most of the restaurants. Paon's offers a wide selection of Wines. We enjoyed a bottle of Roar Pinot Noir with our meal. The food was well prepared. The menu offered a number of selections including Duck confit; Angus short rib; Sea Bass etc. The garden/front dining area is peaceful and elegant. Not... More 

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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
US$31 - US$50
French, Wine Bar, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
    (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?