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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
+1 760-729-7377
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed today

PAON has a patio in front of the restaurant that provides a quiet and romantic environment. Their wine selection is very good. Their menu is quite diverse and we have never had a bad dish.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ZiggyLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are excellent at Paon. We ate Christmas day dinner here and were warmly greeted when we entered and from then on it was a fabulous dinner. Besides the many choices on the regular menu there were several specials. We started off...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rebmast
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Our family took us to Paon for a treat during the Thanksgiving holiday. After having been stuffed with turkey and stuffing (which was traditionally delicious) we were treated to French cuisine that was both a treat to the taste buds as well as beautifully plated....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 787sallyb
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Excellent, white linen restaurant - food is excellent as is the service -- great wine selection and step down tasting area with great plates as well. Knowledgeable sommelier

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A bit NY for our area, especially price-wise, but food is good. The service, also NY, but everything good about it!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ronna B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a gem on Carlsbad. The food is delicious and the portions are hearty. Of course they have great wine. I like the ambiance too. The fish special was superb. I loved the duck. The filet was large too. It is expensive which is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mexart101
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Paon's is by far one one of the best restaurants on the west coast. This 5 Star restaurant always delivers.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We had a memorable dinner during our vacation. Quiet elegant environment, very delicious meal, unobtrusive attentive service. A effect experience!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lulel0
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff with warm breat to start is a pretty, pretty, pretty good way to start if off. Limited but excellent selection of tasty dishes. The lamb salad and organic beet salad are two must tries... nice wine selection, quaint romantic setting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Fine French dining in Carlsbad Village. A dozen starters, soups and salads, some you can share. Recommended from our visit: the lamb salad and organic beet salad. Not served every night, but wonderful when it’s available: the two-colored Gazpacho ($17), served cold, green on one...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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January 1, 2019|
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Response from 787sallyb | Reviewed this property |
you will be fine, There is indoor and outdoor seating so maybe sitting outside would be better,
April 13, 2017|
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Response from lberezny | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Haven't noticed any dogs and we go often. We also eat indoors at the bar. Best to check with restaurant.
Christopher T
January 4, 2017|
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Response from Dan A | Reviewed this property |
This fabulous restaurant is located just off Carlsbad Village Drive in the “village “ area of downtown Carlsbad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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