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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Enumclaw, Washington
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose this restaurant off of reviews and hoped for the best and were not only NOT disappointed but extremely pleased! Our family had the caesar salad, clam chowder (my #2 favorite ever), clams in white wine, crab legs, steak, potatoes, and of course cheesecake and key lime pie for dessert, and mostly everything was awesome! Really good! The only... More 

Thank EdPlateau
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love great service and when I'm paying $50+ a plate, I expect great food. I took my husband there for his 50th birthday along with our two grown children. We've dined here on several special occasions and during food week with no complaints. This time was much different. I requested a recommendation for the best and most tender cut.... More 

Thank anastasias379
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What should have been a lovely dinner with our sons and a daughter-in-law was just blah. That was a $328 dinner for five people, four drinks and two glasses of iced tea. Three steaks were good - good but not worth the cost of a steak plopped on the plate with two little side dish bowls perched next to it.... More 

Thank Dana W
Carlsbad, California
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great Christmas Eve dinner at West. It's was truly wonderful. It's hard to cook my steak perfect because I am one of those that wants it tender but I don't like any pink. My steak was the best ever! Perfectly cooked. My husband had a tenderloin with ribs on that he said was awesome.... More 

Thank bballwey
Danvers, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We went for Happy Hour but my husband ordered the filet with truffled mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Of course I must "try" it all and the filet was the best I've ever tasted! The steak sandwich with truffle fries was perfection but the Au Jus and a creamy horse radish sauce was a special touch. We also had the... More 

Thank Ann0426
Los Angeles, California
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820 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The food is not bad, but the portion size is on the small side compared to the high price you pay. Sea Bass as $38.00 and I got 3 thinly sliced pieces of fish. Heirloom tomato salad was very good as the vegetables were the highlight of the meal for me. Steak came out rare but we ordered medium and... More 

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Dined here with family because we thought we'd break from tradition since this is closer to us than the steakhouse we typically frequent. Unfortunately, it was not worth it! To be clear, everything about West was really very good except the food. The ambiance was really nice The host and wait staff do a superb job of making you feel... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We love Happy Hour at the West! It's everyday from 4:30 - 6:30 and the menu is loaded smaller portions of the main menu - all delicious!! The service is excellent and the bar has a very friendly vibe! Great cocktails & wine list.

Thank Joanne M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visited this restaurant for its half price happy hour dinner menu and it was excellent! We shared the scallops and filet which was perfectly cooked. The desert was also delicious and all of it was half price. They do have a dress code such as no beach wear, but business casual is perfectly fine. The hostess... More 

Thank remnob
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This a great steakhouse in the Carlsbad area. Wonderful Service and the food is always wonderful. They have an excellent wine list.

1 Thank red1990

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100
West Steak & Seafood is an intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant located in the coastal community of Carlsbad, CA. Our creative culinary team is renowned for offering the highest quality of prime steaks, chops and seafood prepared to your taste. Dedicated to an authentic farm-to-table ethos, Executive Chef David Abella harvests fresh ingredients daily from the restaurant's own farm, The West Farm. Toast the sealing of a deal or simply celebrate when only the finest quality and service will do.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?