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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
+1 760-930-9100
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (130 reviews)
“creamed corn” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Reserved with Open Table but West willingly advanced the arrival time when our plans changed. They also moved us from a table to a booth at our request. This place is steak at it best but start with the mussels and calamari. Mussels are in...More

1  Thank Bryan G
Reviewed July 10, 2017

West is the more expensive sister to Bistro West The selection is pricier probably because they offer mostly prime selection of of beef pork and seafood. The service is impeccable and we have always enjoyed out evening there. Their Happy Hour is also quite goo...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Had a nice getaway without the kids and enjoyed this place like crazy. The Filet was fantastic and could cut it with a butter knife. Yummy!!!!

Thank chrisanderson14
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Great Dinner! The Tomato Soup was Unbelievable!! A Must Have! Their Service was Second to none. The Sea Bass was As Good as it Gets! Will DEFINITELY Go Back!!

Thank Paul B
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Saw this place and wanted to pop in to see what it was like. Went at 5:30p on Friday and it was filled! Dead giveaway to something good. The Happy Hour is the place to be where you get super big martinis and a good...More

3  Thank Lee C
Reviewed May 19, 2017

What a great restaurant!! FABULOUS food! Professional waitstaff. My husband got the $58 steak. Oh man. Best ever. I got the scallops. I am from Florida and know my scallops. I have to say these were the best I've ever had in my life!! I...More

1  Thank HappyCampers85
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We went with another couple and it was our 10th Anniversary. Our waiter was great. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We however made a decision upon looking at the menu that rather high prices reflected the popularity of the restaurant and also the fact...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. The waitress was. Dry knowledgeable about the menu and the specials but her opening speech a little to long. I felt like they trying to sell to much! The appetizer where very good:the giant shrimp with hot source and the crab cakes where...More

Thank Fipps
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We always go during happy hours and sit at the bar, they have special prices for drinks and food, their menu is small but good choices and almost half the prices than the main dining room.you need to try after diner their desert cream boulet...More

Thank 09RayRay37
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Very nice surroundings super ambiance and great food. Everything was pretty much top notch here. The service was a tad slow but that may have been because we had two tired kids. Good food, good wine and excellent atmosphere. A1

Thank Chris R
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Suzanne S
April 12, 2016|
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Response from bdaitch | Property representative |
Our dress code is business casual; no jacket or tie required. we only ask for no beach attire, however, nice shorts are fine.
Jeanne H
November 12, 2015|
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Response from bdaitch | Property representative |
Yes, we have full gluten free menu
January 24, 2015|
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Response from bdaitch | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we do not serve Prime Rib. We do have an incredible bone in Ribeye Prime Steak. As far as the difference, Prime Rib is roasted, and Ribeye steaks are usually grilled so it really depends on if your looking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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