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Bistro West - Carlsbad
Bistro West - Carlsbad

Bistro West - Carlsbad Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrowest.com
  • Phone: (760) 930-8008
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am *- 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Eugenio Martignago
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bistro West has options for your next catered affair. Provide us with a budget and details and let us do the work.
    Contact Paula Green at 760-930-8008 for information...
  • Special Events & Promotions: November 3rd
    Visit us at the Carlsbad Street Fair

    November 21, 2013
    Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

    November 28th
    Closed for Thanksgiving

    Closed for Private Event Wednesday December 4, 2013

    December 5th
    Celebrate the Holidays at West Village, enjoy food & spirits along with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves

    December 24th- Christmas Eve
    Serving a Full Menu, Make Bistro West your Family Holiday Tradition

    December 25th
    Closed Christmas Day

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cannon and I-5
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Bistro West offers both valet and self-parking. Self-parking is available in the private lot surrounding the restaurant and in the underground parking lot beneath West Inn & Suites, accessed through the driveway at the north end of the property. There is plenty of handicap parking directly in front of the restaurant. Valet parking stand is in front of West Steak and Seafood, 75 feet from the Bistro entrance.
A word from Bistro West - Carlsbad
At Bistro West we’re inspired by freshness and quality. Our new menu includes “The Classics”, and reflects the creativity of our Chefs who plant, harvest and create a seasonally-evolving menu from their own three acre farm.
With a passion for creating the perfect bite, utilizing only top quality ingredients that are fresh daily, Executive Chef Eugenio Martignago and Chef Jason Connolly combine an authentic
farm-to-table approach with classic French and Italian influences.
“The Classics”, feature the local favorites such as Filet Mignon Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Pot Pie in addition to hand-made pizzas, pastas, and burgers; everything on the menu is made from scratch while keeping the principles of sustainability top of mind.
At Bistro West, we’re dedicated to providing you with “real food”; served in a casual and lively atmosphere. Our desire is that you join us often to experience what’s new at every season!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our brunch very much. The menu was interesting with large potions, maybe a little too large. Service was great. Waiter knew the menu well and had good suggestions, interesting though, the reservation was nowhere to be found even though I received an email confirmation. I'm not sure if the hostess was looking in the right place on the computer, or it didn't get through to the restaurant. I'd like to use this service again, but hope it works next time!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Brunch was amazing. As always the service was wonderful. She made great recommendation. Best eggs Benedict ever!! My daughter had chicken pot pie and loved it as she always does, her friend had French toast which she said was delicious. The banana bread that was warm that was put on the table as we sat down was absolutely delicious. The chocolate trio for dessert was amazingly good"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to have a 'date night' after day on the beach with the family on July 4th and found this restaurant the perfect setting. The service was great and the food excellent. We arrived early but we were seated right away, the service was prompt and the staff knew their menu and I was able to choose a meal knowing what I was getting. We have been there before for brunch with family and had been impressed with the service then so decided to try it for a more intimate meal and we're glad we did. Plenty to choose from the menu but not too large that it takes 1/2 hour to read, extensive wine menu but we didn't have wine this time, the cocktails were good too!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Made last minute reservations, however it was not busy, thus reservations where not needed. The restaurant ambiance was much more than expected. Clean, open and modern booths were inviting and comfortable. Good wine ( not extensive) however pricey. I had a excellent Sea Bass and wife had a delicious ( but not as good as my dish) halibut. Serves was excellent. Definitely worth a try if your in the Carlsbad area."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was very nicely prepared (when it was corrected, as the order was wrong) as usual, hostess was excellent and friendly and seated me at my favorite quiet table, even the bus-boy was friendly and helpful (correcting the food prep error) but the waiter was less than attentive and very arrogant. Funny how poor service can over-shadow a good meal. Don't judge by this experience - they have always been top notch at other times here."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "everything great except food fell way short at this price range."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love this place, great service and really good food. Always very accommodating. Incredible gluten free menu. My husband really appreciate it. Our meal was executed properly and I absolutely loved my dinner. Thank you for the really good meal. also Reggie is a top notch server."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed out evening at Bistro West. Our server was helpful in making suggestions. The menu was quite varied and our group each got something different. We all enjoyed! We sat on the patio which was really nice! I would go back..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We needed a place to have a late but not too late dinner while driving from Orange County home to Pacific Beach. This place right off of I5 served the bill wonderfully. The food choices were great as was the food we chose, and the wine selections were more than fine."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I always enjoy my meals here. Nice ambiance, you don't feel crowded on top of other diners. Diverse food selection to fit a variety if budgets. Love the wine carafe option to a full bottle. But what always stands out is the service. Truly one of the best restaurants for service, at a moderate price point"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My daughter got straight A's so as a reward we went to dinner and she got to pick the place . Well of course she wanted the Bistro's chicken pot pie! I had the beet salad and added blackened salmon. The salmon was amazing!! And it's my favorite beet salad anywhere so now it's just perfect with the protein added. My daughter said the chicken pot pie was perfection as usual. I have to admit it's even better than my homemade one ;) To my daughters delight there was a promotion going to reward kids with straight A's- free dessert! Luckily, we had her report in the car to mail to grandma. It was a perfect way to end an amazing celebration dinner!! And great incentive for straight A's next year too :)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food, service and decor make it a great place for all occasions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were celebrating both Fathers Day and my son's upcoming wedding this weekend- dinner was great and the wait staff was awesome as usual! They even brought us a complimentary desert to share!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Totally outstanding. The food was worth the price. Everyone enjoyed their steaks, while I enjoyed the slab of sole. So many places say they have sole, but you get slices of overcooked mush. Bistro West's sole was bout 1 inch thick, cooked just right."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant to have a special birthday dinner for our daughter. We were excited and looking forward to a terrific meal. Unfortunately, we were all not satisfied with our meals which ranged from special burgers, pasta and steak. We expected more from our food. The service was great though and they went out of their way to try and accommodate us but did not. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Bistro West is the best place my wife and I have had the pleasure to eat since we have been in the San Diego area. We raved to our friends about it and have recommended they all try it. Our waiter Brandon, was outstanding before ng very knowledgeable and attentive to our dinner. We have to thank our friends for recommending Bistro West."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Jose was great! Very attentive. Beet salad was awesome. My hubby had the Rueben and loved it. Dessert trip was amazing! Great place for lunch. Highly recommend. Hopefully Jose will be your server"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a nice dinner with good friends. Only negatives were that I had to ask for refills on water and I think I got a different pizza than what I ordered, although it was delicious. Nice selection on the menu, would definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Nice ambiance, great food, and reasonable prices......A winner!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We just discovered this place and love it!! Our waiter Reggie was so enthusiastic when describing the specials he made you want to try everything!! Food was fantastic and huge portions."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Love how they serve produce from their own garden and everything I've had has been delicious. Gave it a 4 because I am a vegetarian (actually, tend toward vegan at home) and there are VERY limited options here. Even the minestrone was made with chicken stock and the veggie ravioli had pancetta mixed in. I know it's affiliated with a steakhouse so the intention probably isn't to cater to vegetarians, but a couple more options would be nice."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had the lettuce wraps to start- wonderful. Then the chicken pot pie - it wa the best I ever had. My friend had the Hawaiian plate and said it was great. Service was outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary! Our waitress Heather, was exceptional! The food amazing and management very friendly, and all about the customer! I have been dreaming about the ahi!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Classy but ok with flip flops all the good food uou are looking for and from their own farm-every restaurant should be like this one"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I come here often. We love sitting in the bar it's very laid back!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Bistro West. The menu has something for almost everyone. Wait staff was superb, especially Brandon."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The bistro west is a great find, they have a great happy hour with an extensive bar menu which has a variety of appetizers. The cocktails served are made with top shelf mixes and infused liquor that makes there happy hour drinks special. The dinner menu had agreat selection of soups,salads which are made with farm fresh ingredients. There main course covered seafood, pastas, and agreat selection of steaks."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Usually enjoy this restaurant. Great food and service generally BUT this time service was VERY slow (restaurant was busy) and my cobb salad was bland."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I can usually tell just by reading the menu if a restaurant will be good or not.. This one was GREAT! Had the ahi tartare..deliciously sweet and spicy. Loved the little seaweed salad that came with it. Tried the zucchini flowers..they were great. The only thing I would change is the bacon in the tomato jam.. It unnecessarily takes this option away from vegetarians..and it's not the same without tomato sauce. My boyfriend had the avocado bacon burger and said it was the best burger he'd had in a really long time. Sweet potato fries on the side and he was a very happy camper! The bread pudding is a MUST! So so so delicious!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We visited Bistro West for the first time. We live in Carlsbad and heard about this restaurant on KYXY. What a wonderful find! No problem getting a reservation. Wait staff were all friendly and welcoming. Food was terrific. It's so wonderful to have a restaurant of this caliber so close to home. I would recommend Bistro West to everyone. We will certainly be returning."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "never a complaint here. we always talk about the meal and the service for weeks to come. I was thoroughly shocked at the delish kale soup. it was dreamy"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were seated quickly and our waiter, Reginald, promptly introduced himself. We have two toddlers and he was astute enough to ask if we wanted to get their order in while we decided on our entrees. For safety, he also cleared away the knives and forks at their settings. We had the ahi tartare appetizer, definitely a recommend. Although the menu has a variety, my wife was craving the grilled vegetable panini. She enjoyed it very much. I had the short rib. It had a nice rich sauce and the vegetables were definitely fresh. We will definitely consider returning the next time we are in the area, even if we are not going to Lego Land."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went to dinner here on Sat. night. Food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Gumbo was really good as well as the sea bass. Cherry cobble and the cream brulee homemade! Definitely heading back here again!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Bistro West is a great spot for food,wine and value...always excellent service! Easy to access and good,parking...highly recommend dining there. Our waiter was helpful,with food choices and the gluten free menu is awesome!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Service great as always. Food not up to usual level this pm. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Noise levels were very high, hard to hear others at the table in the main room. Reservations were made and table requested was given away - seated in another area and too hard to hear so moved ourselves to the bar. Perfect! Bar quieted down, service was excellent, food very good, glad we moved. Lovely spot to dine but avoid the 'rush' times if you can."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I meet here with folks from OC and others in North County SD Coastal area. Food and service are great. Feedback from guests has been very positive. Guests include former NFL stars and CEO's of private companies whose time is particularly valuable and rating of environment and food for business meetings not constrained. Bottom line, my go-to place in the area."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We've dined here several times and the food and service are consistently very good. Also a dependable place to entertain friends or business associates. Desserts are so good that is hard to choose just one!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I went for lunch and had the "squash blossom gnocchi with Maine lobster." There were no squash blossoms on my plate, the gnocchi were mushy and the lobster meat was very scant and undercooked. I wish I would've had a burger. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "thought it was overpriced @ $35 each with beverages not included , waffles and omelets nothing special. Desserts and appetizers were good though."
    Dined on 4/20/2014