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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Happy Hour in the bar is the best. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great price! The restaurant is upscale and the food lives up to the prices. Would recommend the restaurant for any time, but lovely for special occasions.

Thank Dobakala
Tustin, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My husband and I have been to many of the most popular steakhouses across the country. West Steak and Seafood is definitely one of the best. Their food is fresh, flavorful and well presented. We had an excellent server who made the whole experience really wonderful.

Thank 1975Susan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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?