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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 good17%
  • Average5%
  • 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 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent place. Good atmosphere, liked that the waiter explained all the specials of the day, how they were made. Great wine selection. The warm bread you get is really good. Had an onion soup to start, with a crouton and Brie. Taste was excellent. The...More

Thank Guido F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve made three trips to this restaurant...once for dinner, once for a catered affair, and once for lunch. All were delightful. We recommended Paon to visiting family members and they loved it too, and returned twice!

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the absolute best meal I have had in a long time. I had the chicken breast lunch it was so delicious, tasted so good I wanted to lick the plate. It comes with broccoli, harichots verts, carrots and potatoes. I had the heirloom...More

Thank coosbaygal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly place, elegant and good quality food. Has quiet booths and equally nice patio in the evening. Quite romantic and comfortable; not excessively pricey. Will definitely return next time in Carlsbad. There's parking right across the street.

Thank Jayne R
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Love this place, service, food quality, drinks,environment. We ordered sea bass dish which was their special on that day, was so delicious. Duck liver was very good. Salad with goat cheeses was yummy, ice cream with minty flavor. French Martini was good. i keep coming...More

Thank Xian z
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This review reflects our experience; meant to be informative, not judgmental. We love eating outside - who doesn't - and PAON has the best covered outdoor dining area in north county. We had dined here in the past, couldn't understand why we'd gone so long...More

Thank john d
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Pure delight every time. Can’t say enough good things about the perfectly prepared food, wine pairings, service & lively atmosphere. Great gluten free adaptations. Nowhere in North San Diego County comes close.

Thank GlutenFreePerson
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Wonderful farm to table cuisine from local farms. I've been here for lunch and dinner for business, holidays and special dinners and everything has been fantastic.

Thank B L
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We had a Monday evening dinner at Paon and it was outstanding in all aspects. The decor is what you'd expect of an upscale dining establishment in Carlsbad. We were in a comfy booth just right for two. Our server, Ivan, was a bit stiff,...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We had lunch there, the tuna appetizer was superb. The flat iron pork was good with portion. The duck comfit was a little bit on the dry side.

Thank hsu-chiang
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April 13, 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
January 4, 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
August 26, 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
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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