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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, Vegan Options
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorites, we love to eat in the bar where you can get much of the same as the dinner menu but smaller, less expensive portions. Short ribs are magnificent!

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A little pricey but well worth the money. The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic. Froi Gras was on the menu and haven't had a better one in a long, long time. We ordered their daily specials and couldn't have made a better...More

1  Thank RCE121
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I’m always glad to bring friends to relax and enjoy excellent meals, superb service and award winning wine cellar at Paon. One of Carlsbad’s top treasures.

1  Thank GlutenFreePerson
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

After spending a week in Carlsbad visiting family in the area, this was by far our favorite restaurant! The food and service was impeccable. My husband and I loved everything we ordered. We shared the gnocchi, he had the shrimp salad and the rib eye,...More

1  Thank Docsherri
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This is a very special place to go for excellent service, food and ambiance. You can also start in the very special Wine Bar for tasting or even eating a full course meal while you taste. Kate the wine Club Manager really knows her wines...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 30 March 2018

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

1  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.

1  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

1  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.

1  Thank Anjail A
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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