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“Fantastic Steaks”

West Steak and Seafood
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Ranked #11 of 337 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic Steaks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

By a stroke of luck, on our drive down the coast back to our hotel in Carlsbad, we put 'steak' into our GPS, and we were directed to West Steak and Seafood. It was one of the best meals the three of us have ever had. The atmosphere and decor is wonderful. The food was fantastic. We all had steaks with a selection of sides (creamed corn, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and broccoli). The steaks were cooked to perfection, tender and moist. The creamed corn (with crumbled bacon) was superb, the mashed potatoes and fresh mixed vegetables were excellent. If you are in Carlsbad, I definitely recommend you stop in for a great meal. Service was also notable. Our waitress was very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

  • Visited July 2013
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Alberta
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Chef's Sampler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We wanted a steak and got a great one and so much more! We were here for a soccer tournament and happened by this place while touring about. We had the chef sampler with wine pairings.

The food was incredible. The initial course consisted of a perfectly seared scallop, a scrumptious crab, some pancetta and a tasty pork belly.

This was followed by a lobster bisque and salad.

Finally the perfectly cooked filet, lobster tail and sea bass were presented and devoured.

Lots of food, probably too much, but an incredible value compared to Nobu for $75.

Would highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mahulu
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“Amazing food, great service, I'd go again and again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Excellent food and service. Well worth the price. I had the tasting menu and everything was seasoned well and fresh. My favorite was the sea bass. I would go back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mnagle
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Orange, California, United States
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“Truly exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The best meal I have ever had! Usually, steak houses charge but fall short on quality. Not here. This meal was worth every penny! Great staff, wonderful tasty and interesting choices; all of which cooked to perfection! A MUST go.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Bob G
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews
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“A bit over rated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Was expecting more from the reviews we read.

Nice place but a bit of a chain atmosphere. We were seated (the 2 of us) between 2 large parties and we relocated ourselves to the bar area which was quieter.

They were out of the bottle of wine we ordered and we had to chose mother one.

Waiter wasn't the most attentive. Food was good but nothing to write home about.

All in all, not an exceptional experience...just average.

  • Visited July 2013
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