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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

We had dinner here recently while staying in Carlsbad and would definitely return. Our waiter who was from North Carolina was terrific and looked after us really well. After drinks we started with a selection of local oysters farmed nearby followed by the apple salad...More

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Paon and had a wonderful evening. The service was attentive and not overbearing. We had the goat cheese and fruit appetizer which was very good. I had the duck which was cooked two ways: a confit leg and a...More

1  Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We enjoyed dinner at PAON when visiting Carlsbad for a family celebration. The experience was perfect in every way. The atmosphere was good both on the patio and in the restaurant. We enjoyed the evening on the patio - they have heaters to take off...More

1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Delightful atmosphere. Wonderful service and interesting and delicious menu. Salmon was excellent. Wonderful wine selection. I highly recommend this fine eatery.

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We'd been eating in "average" places for a few days and I desperately needed something delicious to eat. Paon was just the place. Exceptional service and exquisite food. Large portion sizes. My daughter and I could have shared the main or skipped the appetizer. The...More

1  Thank koebe
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We walked from 83 right across the street and found that the owner owns both places. What a wonderful menu and wine list. Food was amazing, service top notch.

1  Thank brigidb254
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We had an amazing evening at Paon. They had us the minute we saw the cozy yet beautiful patio. Although we ate inside we would love to eat under the tree lit patio on our next visit.The wait staff is attentive, informative, and time sensitive....More

3  Thank traveltrish22
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Service is best in North County SD. Food is world class. Owners care about their restaurant. We are lucky to have this restaurant. Go now!!

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We had a birthday celebration tonight and it was a wonderful experience. The service was superb, very attentive and friendly wait staff, and we were all happy with our dinner selections. The gnocchi was delicious, as well as the short rib dish. All of the...More

Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We booked a 5:30 Saturday night dinner for a couple of reasons - to arrive before sunset in Carlsbad Village with time to walk around before checking in and to assure a quiet time in the restaurant. It was a successful strategy, but we just...More

1  Thank Elaine C
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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
27 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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