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“Happy Again”
Review of Bistro West - CLOSED

Bistro West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 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 January 19, 2014

This is the fourth time I have eaten at Bistro West and it has been a few years. I tried them long ago and really loved it, then had two poor experiences until now. With their farm-to-table approach I was excited to try this place again. Parking is always a challenge for dinner here as the restaurant lies on the grounds of the hotel. We were greeted when we arrived for an early dinner on a Friday night and immediately seated. Our waitress brought us cocktails while we decided on our food order. My husband and I both ordered a simple bistro salad that was full of delicious baby microgreens, a single moist dried tomato, candied walnuts and a soft cheese. We both ordered pasta dishes which came on huge plates with reasonably, not super-sized portions. and very al dente pasta. If you like your pasta cooked longer, I'd suggest stating that when you place your order. I had the pasta palmodoro which was very tasty and my husband had a seafood tortellini. We both enjoyed our meals very much and will return again in the future.

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Thank Lori C
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This restaurant is part of hotel complex, which usually means that the restaurant/s are terrible. This restaurant and it's sister restaurant are the exception to the rule--it is awesome! The food is consistently great and has a wide variety of food available, truly something for everyone --and it is all very good. A gem!

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Thank floribel1
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The food tasted as though it had been reheated from frozen. we ordered salads (seemed to come from a bag), pizza and steak. The server took our order and we never saw him again. Good dinner rolls though. :)

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Spent our anniversary evening at the Bistro West and once again left feeling we had a great dining experience. My Filet Mignon was one of the best cuts of meat I've had, literally able to cut it with a knife. The Halibut plate was a nice, fresh filet on an assortment of shelled seafood. We took a favorite wine ($15 corkage fee) although they have a large wine list at very favorable prices. Atmosphere in the restaurant is stylish with a low sound level despite the number of seated diners. BTW, the bar area has an excellent appetizer menu should you arrive early.

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Thank Dan R
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had a lovely dinner of appetizers. They were more than filling and very fresh. The waitstaff was friendly and very helpful. Glad we went there for our late dinner.

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Thank zutaor
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