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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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“escargot” (21 reviews)
“duck” (25 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
17:30 - 22:00All hours
French, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant had good service. Had rib eye well cooked. Sides had little flavor. Wife had pheasant said it was excellent. Had good glass of wine. Overall good meal but have had better for a lot less.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best gazpacho I have ever tasted! Both of us had soup and salad and it was wonderful! Rivals the better known restaurants in the county for lunch!

Thank TallulahKBT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So... food is great, service excellent!!! They don't have a great variety of traditional French food like Kidneys or foie gras, but what they have is really great tasting... we where 3 and we order escargots, a fig salad, lamb, bear and ??? Can't remember...More

Thank Olga V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fantastic here, although prices are on the higher side. The ambiance is really nice and the service could not be better. All in all I would rate it as one of the best restaurants in San Diego County.

Thank D9990SVstevenb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PAON serves elegant French-inspired food and a Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List with great service in a charming atmosphere. The red/green gazpacho with avocado and lobster stacked in the center was beautifully presented and tasted divine. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly and mouth...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Words will defy this restaurant. I had a lobster salad special and the wife had the ravioli. Simply AMAZING! So good, so fresh! Best in Carlsbad we've had so far!

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Outside seating is limited and wonderful, so be sure to ask for it when you reserve. If you like sweetbeads, this is a great place to get them as they are sautéed and not breaded. Excellent. In addition, I had their pheasant, which was incredibly...More

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter and son in law out for their anniversary. Service was a bit slow but nice patio seating. The food was varied and good but not good enough to go back for the price. I had the short ribs. Plenty of meat but...More

Thank 1954Pam
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very good food and lovely ambiance. I have eaten here half a dozen times and will again. If is fairly expensive, with some more exotic dishes on the menu; venison, pheasant, etc. Four stars rather than five because I have had a couple of items...More

Thank W6652ROdavid
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Went with the suggestion of the gazpacho green/red - loved the presentation and the taste. The pork chop was excellent and with have it again without question.

Thank K K
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Questions & Answers
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 |
Paon is located downtown Carlsbad in "the Village" just off Carlsbad Village Drive.
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
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 92008-2335
    (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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