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“Great for family get-togethers!”
Review of Bistro West

Bistro West
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Ranked #1 of 345 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 Executive Chef John Miller's 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
680 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Great for family get-togethers!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We dined here in February 2013 and I was very impressed. The service was impeccable and after noting the executive chef's expertise with Italian dishes on his bio, I ordered the lasagna, which was really unlike any I'd had in recent memory. We enjoyed appetizers such as the calamari, which I normally don't eat but in this case was very delicious!

  • Visited February 2013
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Five of us had lunch here the other day and loved it! We devoured the Carnitas Pizza, shared divine beet salad and enjoyed their wine choices for $5 per glass. Server was wonderful and looks like Judy Garland. What else could you want?

  • Visited February 2013
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Carlsbad, California
Level 6 Contributor
427 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere; decent service; food was generally good.”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Bistro West is a pretty place to eat with a good variety of dishes. Our server was polite and efficient but could have checked in a bit more often. Drinks were a high point but the food ranged from good to dried out. Perhaps it sat on a counter. All in all, if you need something convenient to Legoland or the Flower Fields, this might be fine. Otherwise, I'd recommend broadening your search. For the price, Bistro West was somewhat disappointing.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Bruce M
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170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great salads and steaks, ate here with work a couple of times, never disappointed!
Cocktails were lovely. The bar snacks close at 10pm so get there before that if you have just arrived. You can purchase wine in here and take it through to the hotel if it closes.

Visited February 2013
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great lunch specials”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This place is usually expensive but if you go for lunch, it's pretty good price. The atmosphere is favorable, the service is very good and they take reservations. Lunch specials include soup or salad and drink.

Thank travelinrods
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