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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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“escargot” (22 reviews)
“duck” (25 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
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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 11 January 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of Carlsbad Village, this restaurant and wine bar provides exquisite vegetarian and omnivore salads, entrees and sides. Quick, friendly and knowledgeable service coupled with an excellent wine list.

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This has been our New Year's Eve restaurant since it opened about five years ago. It is a wonderful way to end the year. The food is great and we always feel specially welcomed at the front and by the servers. The patio is attractive...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This was a very good dinner with friends. The food was outstanding, the service was attentive. All in all a wonderful evening meal.

Thank jergmar
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

4 of us had dinner on the patio last night and everything was great! Service was outstanding, foie gras and sweetbreads to start and pheasant, sea bass and short ribs for entrees- all were prepared and presented expertly. If you are looking for non-Italian and...More

Thank Aschommer
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Paon in french, means Peacock, and like the bird who looks good but is very poor eating. Welcome to Paon in Carlsbad CA, for the same can be said of this restaurant. On first appearance you are lured by its website with its dazzling array...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I was not excited about being invited to Paon since years ago I had eaten at Le Paon in Palm Desert which was overly pretentious with extremely mediocre food at best. Thankfullly, Paon of Carlsbad has no connections to Le Paon in Palm Desert. Paon...More

Thank garyiii2017
Tara S, Manager at PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We strive to offer high quality foods, service, and environment. We are glad we could satisfy. We hope to serve you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Outstanding food preparation, presentation and service. Wine lounge and private dining room enhances the diversity of this restaurant. I believe purchases from the adjoining wine lounge/shop which faces Carlsbad Village Drive can be taken into the restaurant and enjoyed without the customary corking charge. All...More

Thank T D B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We visited the PAON Restaurant and Wine Bar to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They have an absolutely wonderful wine list (literally a book). We chose the Gary Ferrel Pinot Noir as we love their wines.

Thank DennisAtkinson
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant had good service. Had rib eye well cooked. Sides had little flavor. Wife had pheasant said it was excellent. Had good glass of wine. Overall good meal but have had better for a lot less.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Some of the best gazpacho I have ever tasted! Both of us had soup and salad and it was wonderful! Rivals the better known restaurants in the county for lunch!

Thank TallulahKBT
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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 |
This fabulous restaurant is located just off Carlsbad Village Drive in the “village “ area of downtown Carlsbad.
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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