We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2975 Roosevelt St, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2335 (Carlsbad Village Dr.)
+1 760-729-7377
Website
Today
17:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 319: English reviews
Austin, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My mom and I dined at PAON last week. The ambiance, service, and food all added up to a delightful dinner! Every item we ordered was on point. We each had the puréed onion soup and split the gnocchi. Heavenly. My mom got the Indian-spiced shrimp salad while I ordered the Colorado lamb salad -both were excellent. We polished off... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jennifer B
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Level Contributor
230 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I had our business meeting here. Good foods (Duck drumstick steak was great. Not clear with the name but something with duck. There's only one kind.)

Helpful?
Thank 김꽃두레
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Took a friends advice and finally tried Paon. The service was excellent. We started with the butternut squash soup, which was amazing. My husband had the rib eye and I had the ravioli. Everything was perfect and I cannot wait to go back.

Helpful?
Thank balletmom100
Laguna Beach
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

My daughter and I ate a wonderful dinner at this charming Carlsbad restaurant tonight. The puree onion soup, Indian spiced scampi salad and the gnocchi were excellent! The mint ice-cream is divine. Excellent service. Great food and charming ambiance.

Helpful?
Thank C E
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

My husband and I just came home from a wonderful dinner at Paon restaurant in Carlsbad. We sat at a cozy table in the bar area and ordered a a couple of glasses of wine I had a Pinot Noir which was lovely.It had been a long day of holiday shopping and we were tired and hungry. We started with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patricia K
Oceanside CA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We have loved this restaurant since it opened. The food is always superb, the service beyond excellent as is the wine list. The staff recommend great wine pairings and one feels welcomed and pampered at every turn, even if you're new here. There is nowhere in San Diego County to compare so if you are looking for a wonderful place... More 

Helpful?
Thank travelclick
San Diego, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Food is wonderful...great wine list.....but the thing I like is the restaurant is relaxing!!! Really enjoyed the service an staff attitude toward customers

Helpful?
Thank Michael K
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

My Boyfriend and went for our 1 year anniversary and had the best service. Not only is their service awesome but it's such a beautiful admosphere and amazing food! Would recommend for friends and family! Also, if you want to just do some wine tasting they have a tasting room connected.

Helpful?
Thank Krista W
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I've enjoyed several dinners at Paon and my favorite restaurant in Cbad for special occasions. Service is top-notch and the ambiance is comfortable and romantic. The outside patio is really nice most times of the year. The private banquet room is still small enough that you can still interact with everyone at the table. Favorite dish has to be the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Don W
Carlsbad, CA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Good service and good food. Pleasant surroundings as well. Often when groups have luncheons, the food is nothing to write home about. This lunch was excellent and the chocolate dessert was among the best I have ever had. Kind of a fudgy brownie.

Helpful?
Thank directi0nless

Travellers who viewed PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar also viewed

 

Been to PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
French, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
7 months ago
2 months ago
Oceanside, California
11 months ago
Oceanside, California
11 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?