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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

) #4 of 272 Restaurants in Carlsbad ₹₹₹₹ French, , Gluten Free Options
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” (23 reviews)
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French, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food, indoor or outdoor dining, and a wine shop around the corner. Maitre d' is Steve, who has a wonderful front of house staff. Miss Aaron, though. The duck confit from the bar menu is amazing!

Thank Sandykin1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a light lunch on a Friday afternoon because they had such a lovely patio area! We each had a glass of wine and shared a wonderful cheese plate. I had a glass of their French Rose which was delightful. It was...More

Thank ccsfamily
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here and experienced sheer perfection! The ambiance is elegant and they reserved a lovely, cozy spot for us to settle in. Christine, our waitress timed the spacing between each course with such considerate, professional and expert service. She answered each question...More

Thank Jimaurbotz
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant, they've put a lot of time and effort into their design, atmosphere, customer service and menu, however this restaurant was not quite for me. I'll comment on the atmosphere, service, and food, with price falling under the food category. Atmosphere-...More

Thank r h
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Based on the rave reviews, my wife and I decided to sample this place for a Saturday date night. Parking was surprisingly easy as we parked in the lot across the street and sauntered in. Unfortunately, we had to wait for 10min for the host...More

Thank Sameer R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while looking for a place by the ocean with views. While Paon did not have ocean views, it more than made up for it in the quality and innovativeness of the food. It was pure serendipity to find it. We...More

Thank KarlaHappyTraveler
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Escargot were delicious. Herb-crusted Colorado lamb chops were superb (but a little pricey at $49). Certified Angus Filet Mignon was requested as rare, but arrived a little too rare...a minor issue.

Thank Ken07960
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife and I have lived in Carlsbad for the past 16 years and love it. But, we have almost always ended up going south for a dining celebration. That ended two nights ago. For our 50th wedding anniversary, we decided to take a chance...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

George, our water, was excellent. Our rack of lamb $49 was excellent and the kitchen was willing to substitute a side for us. The veal sweetbreads $19 were well sized and very good, but could have used more seasoning. The restaurant has an admirable wine...More

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We always go to the bar and eat from the bar menu. Escargot is the best value, and my favorite. Always great service by experienced bartenders and an excellent wine selection.

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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 |
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
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 - 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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