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YellowBrix is a bistro style lunch and dinner venue. Our lunch and dinner menus are both available during all hours of operation,11am-9pm Sun.-Thurs. And 11am-10pm on Fri.&Sat. The menu consists of salads, sandwiches, pastas, and many steak and seafood options from the grill including a 24 oz. Cowboy ribeye. Our signature sauce selections are great compliments to our steaks! Upon request, our chef will "whip up" alternatives for the vegetarian and vegan guest.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Southwestern, Healthy, Cuban
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had NY Strip steak and Ribeye with shrimp special. Both were delicious and came with wonderful loaded mashed potatoes and sauteed veggies. Had nice Merlot by the glass. They have a full bar but it wasn't indicated on the drink menu.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early evening - 5pm but the place was already half full and was busier by the time we left. It's not always easy getting vegetarian meals in this area but this place had a few vegetarian options. The spinach and artichoke dip was...gorgeous and so was the warm sprout salad. My husband had pasta which he really enjoyed.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the spinach and artichoke dip for starters and it was fantastic, clearly freshly made and very tasty. Caesar salad and then classic pasta fettuccine to follow, both were excellent. Great service and good value

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience, from the first greeting as we walked into the door to an incredible waitress ( Indy )… then the food….. it was like stopping at moms house for dinner…. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an incredible dinning experience!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 26, 2022

This looks like a really cute place with a great outside patio. Coming from Boston, we were excited to eat outside in December. Turns out, that meant that the server paid very little attention to us, unfortunately. I can't eat gluten (wheat/barley/rye) due to celiac...disease, and asked a couple questions of the server to clarify between the salads to determine what my best option would be. Her response to what was on the brussels sprouts was a super unhelpful "brussels sprout sauce" so we moved along to the caprese salad. Okay. I can't have any bread, please. A long while later when the food finally came, she brings me a plate with five pathetic circles of tomato and mozzarella, a couple olives, and a bunch of bread, saying "yeah, sorry, I didn't know they were going to put bread on it," as she walked away. Even small crumbs could make me really sick. Even if not, $17 for a couple slices of tomato and cheese would not be worthwhile, coupled with bad service. My husband's burger was fine, upping this review a bit.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2022

Wife and I went there today for lunch... to see for ourselves what the raving reviews were all about. This was our first time for a sit-down meal here, having only picked up drinks and snacks on a couple previous occasions. We both are fans...of chicken fried steak meals, and in our travels lately have been very disappointed with most of the places we venture to. So, we ordered your version, with the wife and I both blown away how absolutely amazing this dish is...! The chicken fried steak was very tender and superb, and those have to be the best mashed potatoes we have ever had. The veggies were icing on the cake, so delicious that combo would be very hard to beat. Our waitress was very friendly and happily pleasant, visiting with us as much as we wanted, even though the place was packed full. A five out of five score is not high enough for this wonderful experience, and we WILL be back, as we have found our new go-to place. A big round of applause to the chef and rest of staff... :O)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 22, 2022 via mobile

Dined here two nights in a row whilst visiting Guadaloupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks. Excellent steak on the first night and equally good seafood pasta the next night. Friendly service but some mistakes made in the orders. However these were amicably rectified with...the help of the hospitable manager Steve. I would recommend reserving a table as they were very busy on both nights we were there.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2022 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Our waitress was an absolute gem and gave us some good recommendations. All the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We got the calamari appetizer that also had some fried veggies with it. It was delicious and you can tell the...marinara was home made! We also had the meatloaf which was spectacular. It was juicy and so good. Highly recommended this place.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2022

Nice varied menu, good selection of drinks, a bit pricy but service was excellent and we enjoyed the food. Place is big and reservations are not needed during the week.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2022 via mobile

service was great, food excellent, prices reasonable. had a great menu, and an extensive beer selection. outdoor dining available.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2022

We ate here during our stay in Carlsbad. A local recommended it, and we are so glad we ate there. The food was delicious, the decor was creative and festive, and the service was exceptional. We understand they even have live music on weekends, and...they offer comfortable and attractive outdoor seating on their patio. A great dining experience!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2022 via mobile

Are you kidding me $18 for a margarita $17 for a Mamosa this is a joke it makes me sick that you take advantage of people like that. Good luckMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Barbara R, Owner at YellowBrix Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2022

When were you there? That is not our popular $9 mimosa that is with standard quality champagne. The $14 one is the one with the expensive Freixenet Champagne. It is a higher quality offering and serves 2 mimosas. It is supposed to be $14. We...More

Reviewed October 7, 2022

So we searched for a dinner-time restaurant after visiting Carlsbad Caverns, and are sorry we found this place. The jockey who rode the "cow" from which my $34 NY strip steak was cut must have gone to the whip too much. Toughest and least flavorful...steak I have found in a grocery store or a restaurant in many years. The steak tacos were so salty they had to be sent back to the kitchen. The outdoor eating area and the service were quite nice, but could not make up for the bad food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Barbara R, Owner at YellowBrix Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2022

I am very sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our standards. I am going to check on this with our kitchen staff. We cut our own steaks and our own cost has risen through the roof because we won’t compromise our...More

Reviewed September 25, 2022

This is a really bad restaurant. Food is far away from being delicate. Staff is friendly. Price is average.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

My Mimosas were $17.50 a piece!! 36 dollars for two mimosas. Amazing service but do not get a mimosa haha! Wayyy overpriced. You can get bottomless mimosas for less than that.

Date of visit: September 2022
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CoffeeCowboy
December 5, 2016|
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Response from BarbaraR652 | Property representative |
So sorry we missed this. I saw it a while ago, but it was a few days after Christmas anyway. But, in case you are still curious, we were not open.
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meliemck
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Response from BarbaraR652 | Property representative |
We do serve wine based alcohol cocktails. Though they are a bit lower in alcohol content, many people feel they can't tell the difference.
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Food-deprived
January 24, 2015|
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Response from Dan0201 | Property representative |
I am sorry, but shrimp are very costly and so most people do not opt to add it to salads. We think $7 for 4 descent-sized grilled shrimp is a pretty good deal. Again, these are not typical "salad" shrimp (the baby tiny... More
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Yes, YellowBrix Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, YellowBrix Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

YellowBrix Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5