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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar
PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

9.08 reviews
££££
French, Tapas/Small Plates, Wine Bar
Ranked #17 in Carlsbad restaurants
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2975 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-7377
http://persecarlsbad.com
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Beautiful Paon Restaurant, Wine Bar & Fine Specialty Wine Shop. Paon restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences. Beautiful patio dining, elegant Art Deco in an intimate dining ... Read more
setting. Private dining available in handsome club environment. Paon's menu 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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Local from San Diego
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PAON is a beautiful, intimate wine bar on the outskirts of Carlsbad Village. Sit at the bar and let the sommelier decide on the perfect pour for you. They pride themselves on fine wines from Southern California and France, and their menu consists of organic and locally sourced ingredients crafted into fine French dishes. The atmosphere inside is romantic with dark leather and soft lights, or you can sit outside on the patio in the sunshine for a mid-afternoon glass. Bon appetit!

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Local from San Diego

What a beautiful wine bar in Carlsbad! I love their dark, romantic interior and the super friendly service. They actually care about the wine you order and whether it complements your food. It's a great place for the girlfriends or a date.

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Great restaurant and wine bar in Carlsbad Village. Right near the train station--hanging out in the Village is a fun day. I also recommend Vigiluccci's, Coyote Grill, and Norte Mexican Food.

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The food is excellent, the service is very good and the atmosphere is upscale. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food - try the seared ahi.

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Local from Oceanside
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I just happened to have a free afternoon last month and I was walking around downtown Carlsbad when I passed by Paon Wine Bar on Carlsbad Village Drive (not the restaurant).

The store takes up the first half of the room and then a small bar takes over the back half. I sat with my friend at the bar and discovered a great place to relax and sip on a glass of wine, maybe some unusual tasters, and learn quite a bit from the wine connoisseur. I love finding places where I feel comfortable, and Paon provided me with an extremely enjoyable experience all around.
That is why I brought the bUZZ Ladies there the following month. It was set up for us to have 5 wine tastings and the Chef’s amuse bouche.
Walking into Paon the 2nd time around, I was quite surprised at how busy it was. There was only one table left for me and the bar was full. Quite a different story from 4 weeks previous. I wonder if it’s like that every night?

The ladies and I enjoyed some great (and not so great) wine tastings. That has nothing to do with Paon itself, but when the wine is described as smelling like petroleum, please don’t serve it to your guests. Ojai should be ashamed of themselves for creating such a poor tasting wine. Ugh!

The amuse bouche was a small taster plate that included a goat cheese puff, salmon tartare, and prosciutto. It was a delicious little sampling, but when you are tasting wine, be sure to order a larger portioned appetizer.

I can’t wait to go back and try the actual restaurant side of Paon. I had no idea it existed until I had to check in with the front desk. It was quite impressive. There will be a review on that end soon!

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