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“Great food and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro West

Bistro West
Ranked #1 of 325 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 three-acre farm, The West Farm. Our menu features "Bistro Classics," 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 hand-made pizzas, pastas, and burgers. Also join us for our "7 for 7" Happy Hour specials in the Lounge offered daily from 3:30-6:30pm, half-price on all bottles of wine every Monday and Sunday Brunch served from 11am-2pm. 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 70 for cocktail style receptions.
Oceanside, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Visited the Bistro West for both lunch and dinner, as well as happy hour so this will be sort of a mixed review of all three visits. Lunch was great. No wait, very extensive lunch menu, lots of options, reasonably priced and tasted delicious. Dinner was great as well. Lunch, in my opinion, was a little better. Restaurant wasn't overly crowded on either visit. Also had appetizers and drinks during the restaurant's happy hour, which was by far my favorite visit. Appetizers were delicious. I had lettuce wraps and they were amazing. The drinks were good, not watered down. Nice relaxed environment and beautiful people as usual when I visit Carlsbad. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Carlsbad, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Classy but a bit overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We have had dinner here several times. The food is always delicious. Recently enjoyed the Beef Stroganoff, which is not usually found on restaurant menus. My wife ordered the Miso soup which cost $9.95, and did not have enough shrimp or scallops to warrant the price. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. There is an active bar for pre-dinner conversation that is sufficiently isolated from the main dining room. Definitely worth a try if you are visiting Carlsbad by the Sea!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chandler, Arizona
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Comfortable Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Delicious food. Wait staff was accomodating to our young children's food preferences. We ate here while staying at the West Inn. Can't go wrong!

Visited April 2012
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Long Isand, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were staying in timeshare and 2 of us were not feeling well so we ordered take out from this restaurant. There were four of us and we found each meal to be delicious although each different, from a cheeseburger with fries to a mixed seafood platter to lobster ravioli to steak with garlic mashed potatoes. All great. And we had chicken stir fry in lettuce wraps as an appetizer which was very tasty.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, AB
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good variety and tasty food! Nice lively atmosphere and good service. It's a good idea to make reservations.

Visited February 2013
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