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Bistro West

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American, Bar, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Cannon and I-5)
17609308008
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

trying to eat healthy can be boring. how much kale can any one living organism eat? went here with family, had the greek salad. the best! the best prepared. the best dressing. the freshest ingredients. the waitress was wonderful

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Thank denverchucko
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place. It's fancy, fast, and great food and reasonable prices. I really like the gluten free pasta dish...amazing, ..counting calories tomorrow, its worth every calorie

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Thank lumpyd0g
Carlsbad, California, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service! Many lunch specials to choose from. Relaxing friendly environment for all age groups.

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Thank Gerry D
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar section is cozier. Nice place, nothing special, food is good, but not great... If I am close by, I would go, but would not go out of my way to dine here.

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Thank Elif C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent, diverse menu with great service. Very nice ambiance as well with a good wine selection. Nice bar atmosphere as well with ample TV's for sporting events.

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Thank Jeff W
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good atmosphere, good food, well kept and clean. we've been there many times over the years and never had a bad experience.

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Thank Jeff P
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live in Carlsbad and always enjoy meeting up with our family for a fun and enjoyable evening. The service is great and menu selection has a variety of delicious items to choose from.

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Thank kellifels
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistent and delicious, this is a great place. The blueberry basil martini is the best cocktail I've ever had in a restaurant.

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Thank agalleno
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten all over the country and the Steaks and Martinis can not be beat here! It's great to have such a place nearby.

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Thank Ewebbski
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Carlsbad gem, fresh ingredients, high quality food, and always excellent service. It's a bit on the pricey side but not ridiculous.

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Thank Obed V

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$6 - $27
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
    (Cannon and I-5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 17609308008
Description
At Bistro West, we are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience of farm-fresh food served in a casual and lively atmosphere, minutes away from the coast in Carlsbad, CA. Bistro West's seasonally-evolving menu reflects the creativity of chefs who plant, harvest and create from their own three-acre farm, The West Farm. Our menu features "Bistro Classics," a selection of local favorites such as beef stroganoff, rotisserie chicken, and chicken pot pie, as well as Executive Chef John Miller's farm-inspired "Seasonal Compositions" in addition to our hand-made pizzas, pastas, and burgers. Also join us for our "7 for 7" Happy Hour specials in the Lounge offered daily from 3:30-6:30pm, half-price on all bottles of wine every Monday and Sunday Brunch served from 11am-2pm. The West Room at Bistro West is a unique setting for private dining, a spacious venue that can accommodate up to 50 guests for meetings and celebrations and up to 70 for cocktail style receptions.

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