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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, Gluten Free Options
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by several folks and I took two colleagues here for a retirement lunch. The waitress was very helpful, very familiar with the menu and passionate about the quality of the food. She raved about the onion soup and she...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PAON is a California restaurant with French influence. The menu is in English, and the food portions are more generous than a typical French place. We ate on a Thursday night. I made our reservation using Open Table, and I had noticed that they NEVER...More

Thank jpmcdonough
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

When we entertain wine drinkers we always go to Paon. A top end wine bar with fantastic staff and the best Sommelier. Spent almost 3 hours learning and tasting great wine. Nice restaurant as well.

Thank coach991
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite places for a night without the kids. Service is always good and the wine list and food excellent. Recommend the cheese plate, the venison and beet salad. Pain is also a great place to grab a drink and small plates. You...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Great wine, great staff, lovely ambiance, amazing food. J.K. at the bar is full of exciting stories. Attentive and friendly staff.

Thank Anjail A
Reviewed 14 January 2018

My wife and I went for lunch yesterday. Our first time ther and it was perfect in all respects. We split the special onion soup and mt wife had the pear salad and I had the ahi tuna salad. All were very good. The wine...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of Carlsbad Village, this restaurant and wine bar provides exquisite vegetarian and omnivore salads, entrees and sides. Quick, friendly and knowledgeable service coupled with an excellent wine list.

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This has been our New Year's Eve restaurant since it opened about five years ago. It is a wonderful way to end the year. The food is great and we always feel specially welcomed at the front and by the servers. The patio is attractive...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This was a very good dinner with friends. The food was outstanding, the service was attentive. All in all a wonderful evening meal.

Thank jergmar
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

4 of us had dinner on the patio last night and everything was great! Service was outstanding, foie gras and sweetbreads to start and pheasant, sea bass and short ribs for entrees- all were prepared and presented expertly. If you are looking for non-Italian and...More

Thank Aschommer
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14 April 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
5 January 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
26 August 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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