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“Good value, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro West

Bistro West
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-930-8008
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Ranked #7 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cannon and I-5
Description: At Bistro West we’re inspired by freshness and quality. Our new menu includes “The Classics”, and reflects the creativity of our Chefs who plant, harvest and create a seasonally-evolving menu from their own three acre farm. With a passion for creating the perfect bite, utilizing only top quality ingredients that are fresh daily, Executive Chef Eugenio Martignago and Chef Jason Connolly combine an authentic farm-to-table approach with classic French and Italian influences. “The Classics”, feature the local favorites such as Filet Mignon Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Pot Pie in addition to hand-made pizzas, pastas, and burgers; everything on the menu is made from scratch while keeping the principles of sustainability top of mind. At Bistro West, we’re dedicated to providing you with “real food”; served in a casual and lively atmosphere. Our desire is that you join us often to experience what’s new at every season!
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good value, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were a party of six and did a pretty good survey of the menu. Everything was very good and that's hard to do with that degree consistency, but nothing stood out as truly outstanding. I like this restaurant for its good value, extensive and interesting menu, and for its ability to please a table of six people.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Putnam, Connecticut
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“bring your appetite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

went there today for lunch. bring your appetite . kid friendly, great food. calamari was great. I had the rotisserie chicken which was moist. Sweet potato fries were great and to full to have dessert. Great service, and good place. Nice parking too.

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Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

So, so, so good!
Every bite! I've already been back because the food and service are just spectacular.
Prices are reasonable, and the service is friendly.
Great for dates, friends, birthdays, all adult occasions!

  • Visited August 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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Carlsbad, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This place is a real treat, and not as expensive as you'd expect. Love the meatloaf and most everything on the menu (I can't honestly recommend everything because I haven't tried it all yet).

  • Visited August 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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Carlsbad, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Add This to Your Happy Hour List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great Happy Hour value. Nice atmosphere. Noone in our group has ever had a bad meal at Bistro West. We go about once a month.

Visited November 2012
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