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“Working Hard to Get It Right”

YellowBrix Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: YellowBrix is a bistro style lunch and dinner venue. Our lunch and dinner menus are both available during all hours of operation,11am-9pm Sun.-Thurs. And 11am-10pm on Fri.&Sat. The menu consists of salads, sandwiches, pastas, and many steak and seafood options from the grill including a 24 oz. Cowboy ribeye. Our signature sauce selections are great compliments to our steaks! Upon request, our chef will "whip up" alternatives for the vegetarian and vegan guest.
Austin
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“Working Hard to Get It Right”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Culinary highlight of our 3 nights in Carlsbad. Our 1st night’s visit was thwarted when we found the gates locked and a sign outside, “Closed for Training”. Minor inconvenience, but we were impressed: How many restaurateurs lock up the store for a zero-revenue training night to help ensure they’re hitting the mark?

Our return visit was a delight, showcasing the efforts of Yellow Briix’ new chef. World class crab cakes and among the best Caesar salads ever. Appetizer of lamb meatballs was flavorful and tender. Presentation was delightful, adding a little Wow to each item. Excellent, creative bread service – bite sized chunks of Ciabatta, and a side plate dressed with an artistically applied balsamic reduction, EVOO and a hint of grated Romano (or was it Parm?).

Only miscue was a food-service Chicken Cordon Bleu, a vestige of their previous chef. Per owner Dan, they will replace this item with the real thing, in-house prepared, when their current stock is depleted. But this loser should have been 86’d coincident with the departure of their previous chef.

Wait staff hummed, working together as a team to deliver a great dining experience. We dined indoors, in this stylishly renovated c. 1940s home, but the patio was equally appealing, with diners enjoying live entertainment on this Spring evening.

  • Visited April 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Wondeful spot to dine”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a true oasis in the desert, the food is so inviting and the fresh made potato chips are my favorite thing in this town, the atmosphere is so comfortable and it is decor is lovely, the staff is friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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“The first "wow!" meal in a long time!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We don't have many opportunities to eat out these days, so mediocre meals are especially disappointing. (Not so, with this last minute decision.) We had a totally satisfying meal at Yellow Brix. The bread with EVOO, balsamic vinegar and fresh parm was delicious and the waiter kept it coming while we awaited our entrees. The balsamic was exceptionally thick and sweet- Out of this world. My husband and I both had Chicken Cordon Bleu, which was very rich, but very good and our son loved his burger and fries. The atmosphere was lovely both inside and out. Wish we had this place close to us!

  • Visited April 2013
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Queen Creek, Arizona
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“I wish we lived closer to this restaurant!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We were in for a big surprise when we came upon YellowBrix Restaurant. It was amazing - the ambiance, the food, the wait staff, the interior design. We had a great experience eating there. You can tell that the restaurant owner and staff take great pride in doing what they do best - serve a great meal with panache and style!

Since we were traveling we were in casual clothes. The restaurant has white linen tablecloths and those wonderful menus with the black leather covers. But we were welcomed as if we were dressed in our finest and treated as such.

We were there for dinner. My husband ordered the salmon and I ordered the chicken caesar salad. We both loved every bite!

When we left the restaurant, there was someone setting up their drums so they could have live music out on the patio. We wish we could have stayed; they had a great outdoor dining area on the patio.

Whenever we travel through Carlsbad we will definitely stop again!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Carlsbad Must - Open Monday Nights”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great Monday dinner here on the way to Taos. Nice environment, great Gelato, relaxing place. We had three different meals that were all great. Very Good Coffee! Go early, have a glass of wine, stay for desert and coffee. Kid friendly too!

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