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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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  • 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 April 20, 2016

This is the second time I dined at Paon. Both have been for Sunday lunch. The patio dining is delightful with sun or shade as you prefer. We started with the Warm Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese. Perfect to share and wake your palate for the...More

Thank Denise92011
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been living in the area for a number of years and did not realize this gem of a restaurant was here! Not advertised, says the owner, he relies on word of mouth. Unbelievable cuisine of California French style and quality to go with it....More

Thank Anita L
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Went there last week to celebrate my wife's birthday. Had read the reviews & were optimistic upon our arrival. Place is located in the Carlsbad Village. Terrific walking area w/ great people watching. Walked in and sat at the bar where we were graciously welcomed...More

Thank John W
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner....Vodka Cocktails, Tuna Tartare, green apple fennel salad, salmon entree. Lovely atmosphere. As always best food ever

Thank Cdealva
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Of the limited number of high end restaurants in Carlsbad, I believe this one is the tops right now. We went for a mid-week dinner. Reservations were not difficult, we got a prime window seat, and got really great service. The food is really the...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to have a great lunch with delicious food and even be able to dine outside on a nice day. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Laurie O
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Delicious dinner with impeccable service. Make sure to try the bread. It is wonderful. Every dish we tried was amazing. Our server went above and beyond to make our meal wonderful. Will definitely eat here again if we are in Carlsbad again.

Thank SanFranciscoMom
Reviewed March 8, 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 March 7, 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 February 10, 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
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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
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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