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“Great Service, Excellent Dead Cow” 4 of 5 stars
Review of West Steak and Seafood

West Steak and Seafood
4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
+1 760-930-9100
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Ranked #2 of 259 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
San Pedro, CA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Service, Excellent Dead Cow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Excellent dining experience at West Steak House in Carlsbad. The noise level is high. Well, it is actually very high, making it difficult to hear my dining partners. Noise notwithstanding, we found the service and food exceptional.

We had a couple of filets and one New York strip. All three steaks were prepared as ordered. One thing that West does which is unusual is that they include a couple of side dishes with each entree.

Sides were good. Steaks were great. Dessert (apple cobbler and banana's Foster) were exceptional.

If you're in the Carlsbad area, be sure to make reservations at West Steak and Seafood. I am sure you'll have a great experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“One Great Steakhouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Ruth's Chris, Mortons and the other well known chain steakhouses are very good. But here in Carlsbad, we know that West's is every bit as good if not better. With a menu that features both choice and prime steaks, fresh seafood and wonderful side dishes that are included with your meal, a dinner at West's is a real treat. For birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion, you cannot do any better.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Happy hour is every day in the bar. The filet and wedge is excellent and everything else that I have tried in the bar is wonderful. Service is great so are the drinks.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We loved this restaurant and we did not even have to leave the hotel. They will bring it to your room! They also had a great selection for the kids!

Visited October 2012
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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“West-- bu not the best!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The ambiance was lovely, the food left that little something to be desired fully. I hope, over time, it will improve!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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