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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
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative...
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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  • 22
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
West Steak and Seafood

Elegant gourmet restaurant with farm to table ingredients. Great place for intimate dinners or parties. Excellent service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cherimarie P
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Elegant gourmet restaurant with farm to table ingredients. Great place for intimate dinners or parties. Excellent service.

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No need to go downtown or the Gaslamp to find an exceptional fine dining experience. The West Steak and Seafood satisfies on every level; fine food, lively atmosphere and outstanding service. Located just a couple of blocks from the beach,it's tucked away on a quiet cul de sac. A lively atmosphere (but not too loud) awaits as you are seated... More 

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Oceanside, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were all wanting a good steak and knew that by reputation West would solve that need. We were not disappointed. From the scallops to the beet salad we knew it was going to be a wonderful evening. Real excited about my New York and sides. Lots of smiles through dinner. Did I mention they fix the best martinis? With... More 

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Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We split one chicken dinner, which was delicious and a salad. Good service and find food, but unbelievably expensive. And were used to spending good money for nice restaurants.

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Thank pkrome
Ottawa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited last week as a part of a large group business dinner. I must say the experience was exceptional. This group often chooses high end steak houses and so I have much experience with this style of restaurant. This was one of the top we have been to. They were welcoming when we arrived The wait staff was attentive... More 

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Thank Saphire10
Ramsey, Minnesota
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and I chose this restaurant because it was well-rated and convenient to our hotel. On the plus side, the host, wait and bus staff were extremely courteous and attentive. The menu has several choices, although fewer than I expected, and the portions are plentiful (and expensive). The food was good but not superb,... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an active happy hour in the bar with decent prices and an expensive dinner area. We have gone there many times in the last couple of years and it has never been bad. However, it has also not been memorably good. If you want a high quality steak, this is a great choice in North County. If you... More 

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Oceanside, California
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seated exactly at our reservation time with wait staff immediately bringing waters and bread. Waitress, Courtney, was lovely and she gave us as much time as we needed. We ordered the crab cakes for our appetizer as they are more than ample for two to share. No breading or fillers, just crab and more crab with yummy sauces. Our mains... More 

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Thank lesiel
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food is excellent and the pricing is right for happy hour...high quality food...nice selection of wine...and friends that like mixed drinks are always happy too. You eat in the bar section which has a limited amount of booths so get there early (about 5) and you get a booth...nice atmosphere, easy parking and location off the 5 fwy makes... More 

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Thank Linda B
San Francisco, California
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went to WS&S for drinks and steak and we were not disappointed. Even the Caesar salad was excellent, done the way I like it. Most places don't come close to WS&S, even in San Francisco and Los Angeles... highly recommend a visit to WS&S.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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