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PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

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2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
+1 760-729-7377
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 April 19, 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 April 14, 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 April 11, 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 April 11, 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.

1  Thank John J
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!! Their wine list offers an extensive selection. We have been there often and tried various dishes including their deserts and continue to be impressed. Their servers are outstanding, especially Andrew! They also have a wine bar...More

Thank surferbabe
Reviewed March 15, 2017

There is not one thing that this restaurant doesn't do well. They have an excellent wine list offering a nice selection by the glass. From the escargot appetizer to the Pheasant as a main course, the food here is without question the best fine dining...More

Thank Kirby W
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This place has one of the BEST bar menus in town. Similar to dining room but slightly smaller portions and lower prices. Excellent food, superb service, nice wine list. What's not to love!

Thank Karen W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on the patio?
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
where re they
January 4, 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
What is the typical dress? Is casual ok?
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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.