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“Delicious Christmas Eve”

West Steak and Seafood
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Ranked #11 of 345 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: 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.
Warminster, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Delicious Christmas Eve”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Our son was asked to make dinner reservations at a special place for our family to relax and visit with each other before our busy Christmas Day. The cost was not to be an issue. Good thing, because this is a fairly expensive restaurant. However, the menu is excellent and the service superb. We were seated at a round table toward the back of the restaurant, which was perfect since we weren't in the midst of the large parties that came after us. It is a large place, but noise is a concern to one of our party and being at the edge of the crowd works best for us. We shared a few appetizers and had wonderful drinks (lemon drop martinis and bourbon manhattans) to start off. I think we all had meat, with the exception of our youngest member who had shrimp and our oldest who had fish. Two of our group had pistachio crusted Australian rack of lamb; the others had filet mignon and New York strip steak. All dishes got rave reviews. We really didn't need desserts but managed to share a couple of them. Can't wait to go back!

Visited December 2012
Thank Elaine C
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“North County steakhouse”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is the 2nd time we have been to West Steak House and we love it. There were four of us and we all ordered some cut of steak, all of it cooked to perfection and delicious! All of the sides were wonderful as well. The ambiance is subdued, unlike another reviewer, we did not find the noise on the high side. West is definitely on par with all the best steak restaurants. Reservations necessary. One of our favorites.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank JBHmom
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Carlsbad, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rare find for North County”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Ok, its pricey, but where else can you get Bison of that quality, and a Uni Butter appetizer ? Good martinis, especially on happy Monday.

Visited December 2012
Thank Mike S
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Steak in town”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

If you are looking for that tasty chunk of steak with heart stopping sides and don't care about the price, West is the place. Beautiful decor, dark and just like a steak house should be. Staff is as professional as you could ask for and the home made rolls ( make sure they are piping hot!) are good enough to make a meal of.Salads and sids are always perfect. When we want the good restaurant steakhouse experience this is where we go.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank drbw1
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San Pedro, CA
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Service, Excellent Dead Cow”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Excellent dining experience at West Steak House in Carlsbad. The noise level is high. Well, it is actually very high, making it difficult to hear my dining partners. Noise notwithstanding, we found the service and food exceptional.

We had a couple of filets and one New York strip. All three steaks were prepared as ordered. One thing that West does which is unusual is that they include a couple of side dishes with each entree.

Sides were good. Steaks were great. Dessert (apple cobbler and banana's Foster) were exceptional.

If you're in the Carlsbad area, be sure to make reservations at West Steak and Seafood. I am sure you'll have a great experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank ChiefDennis
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