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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Steak and Seafood restaurant in the area. I have eaten here many times and the food and service is First Class. They are very attentive to special requests such as gluten free and other allergy concerns. All of are items orders were excellent. Highly recommended

Thank TravelingMan2012
Encinitas, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We joined about 18 other guests last week at the Pride Mountain wine dinner at West Steak & Seafood. We hadn't been back since the change of chefs -- but that was a mistake. The food was celestial; every course was inventive and the amuse bouche was absolutely mind blowing! The duck confit was too. We loved the small, intimate... More 

Thank TrippyDIane
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I was hoping for a high end nice dining experience with my wife and we left disappointed. The food is good, but not great like the price would have you expect and the entire restaurant felt dark with little or no windows. Just not my style and I didn't feel like it provided good value at all.

Thank Talmadge P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The problem is the rest of the meal.... Sides and dessert Very disappointing and yet you are paying top dollar. For a high class fine restaurant I'd suggest Vigiluccis instead where everything is exceptional. I mean the one on Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack. And it's cheaper by quite a lot. We agreed not to go back to West

Thank nancy r
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We came here for happy hour after our weekly beach walk. My favorite night out is a good steakhouse and this place certainly did not disappoint The place is off the beaten path, attached to a Hotel and close to Legoland. The ambience is fantastic. We chose a cozy booth in the bar and were warmly greeted by our server,... More 

Thank Pat O
Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The happy hour at the West Steakhouse provides an opportunity to sample excellent food and drink at a reasonable price. There is a nice variety of menu selections, and portions are sufficient for those wanting a light supper.

Thank Retirees7274
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Recently had dinner here for the first time and it was outstanding -- the food, the service, everything. Between the four of us we had filet mignon, Mediterranean sole, lobster mac & cheese, shrimp cocktail, fried calamari, wedge salad, beet salad, buttery mushrooms, creamed spinach, skinny fried onions, broccoli florets and creme brulee. Every single thing was delicious and perfectly... More 

Thank RightOnTheCorner
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was incredible! Service was incredible! Best meal I've ever had! Filet mignon and steel head salmon were both great and they have fresh vegetables from a garden a couple miles away! Try the creamy spinach, you won't be disappointed. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! A must go in Carlsbad!

Thank juljuljohnson
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

West is worth what ever you pay though expensive service impecable and food incredible steaks are over the top ,Wagu rib eye the best

Thank nmrick
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were a party of 4 out for a nice dinner. The steaks are fabulous and highly recommended. Service was great, Ann Maries was just wonderful. Can't give a 5 because some side dishes were not even warm (not delivered to the table by Ann Marie) and should have been hot, plus a baked potato was not cooked in the... More 

Thank Bryan R

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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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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
An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.

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