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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 1 week ago

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.

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

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have eaten here three times and have had a good experience each time. The reason for the four stars is we felt the menu is a bit limited. They had butternut squash ravioli on the menu which was so delicious! Last time we were...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Service is first class and the food is always good. I love the scallops. Even by the glass, the wine selection is good.

Thank Bonkio
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Celebrated a birthday. Ribeye steak was cooked to perfection. Wine list is impressive with a multitude of choices. Atmosphere whether sitting inside or outside is serene and well appointed

Thank durag2018
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful little spot with amazing French food! Did not disappoint! Great service! Great atmosphere! Highly recommend!

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place. Good atmosphere, liked that the waiter explained all the specials of the day, how they were made. Great wine selection. The warm bread you get is really good. Had an onion soup to start, with a crouton and Brie. Taste was excellent. The...More

Thank Guido F
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We’ve made three trips to this restaurant...once for dinner, once for a catered affair, and once for lunch. All were delightful. We recommended Paon to visiting family members and they loved it too, and returned twice!

Thank Pam M
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This was the absolute best meal I have had in a long time. I had the chicken breast lunch it was so delicious, tasted so good I wanted to lick the plate. It comes with broccoli, harichots verts, carrots and potatoes. I had the heirloom...More

Thank coosbaygal
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Very friendly place, elegant and good quality food. Has quiet booths and equally nice patio in the evening. Quite romantic and comfortable; not excessively pricey. Will definitely return next time in Carlsbad. There's parking right across the street.

Thank Jayne R
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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.
Geri A
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Ginger C | Reviewed this property |
Carlsbad is a tourist town. You will see people in everything from nice shorts to jackets. My husband wore nice jeans and button up shirt and I work just a summer skirt, top and flip flops. I probably wouldn't go straight... More
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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