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Review of Bistro West

Bistro West
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Ranked #1 of 348 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cannon and I-5
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 farm, The West Farm. Our menu features a selection of local favorites such as beef stroganoff, rotisserie chicken, and chicken pot pie, as well as farm-inspired seasonal compositions in addition to our housemade pizzas, pastas, and burgers. Also join us for our Happy Hour specials in the Lounge offered daily from 4pm-6pm, and half-price on bottles of wine from our by-the-glass list every Monday. 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 60 for cocktail style receptions.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We celebrated our 14th anniversary here last night. I have always enjoyed this place. A little loud but in a booth itis very doable. The service is excellent and the food presentation good. We the bruschetta for appetizer and it is very good. Hubby had the filet mignon and said it was delicious. Imhad the special - seafood linguine - first time in many times of eating that I have to say I was very disappointed. The mussels and clams were puny! The sauce was described as brothy not creamy but it was much more of a cream sauce which I don't prefer. Overall, I would put a thumbs down on this dish. Wish I had taken the mahi mahi special instead. We had the tiramisu for dessert which was excellent. So it would have been a 5 star except for the seafood linguine.

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Thank Dotty M
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Ate here twice and ordered out once

Great food and great value

'Happy Hour' 4.30-6.30 even better value!

Would highly recommend

Thank iancarpy
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Everything was just amazing!! My husband and mother are picky eaters and they even loved this place!

Thank ILoveAZ1912
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had a fantastic time visiting friends at Bistro West. The interior is very classy - great place to sit for a drink if you're more of the "mahogany bar" scene as opposed to the "blaring music too loud" bar scene. Despite the classy feel, it is still very modern and clean. Restrooms were stocked and clean. The waitstaff was on point - not overbearing but always ensured everything was right. The food was delicious but pasta dishes were in the high teens for pricing, appetizers started at 10 or 11 and most entrees were in the twenties. For what you get, it's a bit overpriced.

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Thank Danma11
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

All wines were $2 off and many other discounted specialty drinks and brews. I got a pizza with pears, prosciutto, Gorgonzola cheese. Sounds like an odd combination but it was recommended by the server and she was right. It was amazing. My husband had the buffalo chicken pizza and it was really good too. We sat in the bar area which was nice. The dining room has really unique and tasteful decor. Outdoor seating is available as well.

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Thank dix7616
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