Bistro West - Carlsbad
Good for family get togetherNice place for brunch. Kid friendly and adult drinks made for a good time for all!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable diningMy wife and I (seniors) went for Mother's Day. The food and service were both excellent. I have had swordfish before and enjoyed it, but not as well as the swordfish at Bistro West.The atmosphere was pleasant wiith energy but not crazy, just interesting level of energy. Very nice experience!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day breakfastMy wife, son, and I had an early (9:30) morning reservation and were first in on Mother's Day. The staff and restaurant were ready and friendly. The food was excellent. The limited menu made it easy for choice.
Coffee and juices were not included...which surprised me. But the morning was enjoyed by everyone and we will return!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch at th BistroThis place is by far the best restaurant in North San Diego county. Great menu items and excellent service. It was like my server could almost ready my mind by anticipating my needs. I have yet to find another restaurant in San Diego this is as accommodating.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife and kids hereI took my wife and kids here for Mother's Day Eve because this is her favorite neighborhood place to eat. Loved the great flavor of the food, but wine prices were a little steep for the usually lesser expensive brands. Great Stroganoff as usual.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro West a gem in CarlsbadWe had two menus to choose from, the lunch menu and the brunch menu! Drink specials and great choices for all taste! Recommended by my son and Bistro West lived up to his word!! Easy to find, easy to enjoy, so what a gem!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!I went here for the first time on Friday, May 3rd for lunch. I was presently surprised. The restaurant is furnished beautifully. It is in the Cafe section where the take out section is. The building opposite is for dinner only starting at 4:30PM.
Food is excellent and well presented. I highly recommend the Bistro West.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA+++ for Food, Service & AtmosphereBraised Short Ribs off the bone was by far the best dish on the table! All meals were excellent though as everyone loved the food. Round tables made it perfect for groups or families of 6. Service was friendly and impecible. Surprised at the number of babies and toddlers. And oh what a Monday wth bottles of wine 50% off! We cant wait to return.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with my girlfriends--Dinner with my girlfriends-- the food was high quality and our service was top-notch. We camped out for nearly 3 hours and never felt rushed or that we were being pushed out to clear the table for another group. I recommend Bistro West for a nice adult dinner. Although I'm sure the food is terrific for kids, the ambience seems more suited for adults.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely lunch there.We had a lovely lunch there. Good was decent, and or waiter was super nice.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!Wonderful food, great service, and enjoyed the Monday night half off bottles of wine. And the birthday dessert was a fabulous chocolate creation!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThought the food was fantastic.Thought the food was fantastic. Would definitely go back and recommend people to come dine at your establishment.
Really nice cheese and charcuterie plate. The braised ribs were really good!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!Loved the food very much, extremely fresh and well prepared. My husband loved his martini, he thought is was very well made. Overall experience excellent and we'll be back there very soon.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall this is a great placeOverall this is a great place for small groups of family or friends. Casual place with upscale ambiance. Prices were surprisingly reasonable for the quality of service and food options. There is a food group choice for everyone which is very hard to find in other local restaurants. Portions were large and served on time to everyone at the table. This is hard to do when ordering chicken pot pie, pizza, hamburgers and steak dinners. Service was very good. Server was friendly, helpful and efficient.
I would go back to Bistro West in a New York minute.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI think this is about a consistentlI think this is about a consistently good place as I have found in north county. My only suggestion would be that the sides be double checked for proper serving temp. Will continue to enjoy Bistro West every time I have an opportunity.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food andConsistently great food and service. I've had a great dining experience every time here, and it makes it easy to pick this place when thinking of places to eat with family and friends.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro West is one of ourBistro West is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is excellent and the same with the service. We always enjoy it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the 2nd time we'veThis is the 2nd time we've been to Bistro West and both times were a good experience and great food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy physical therapist recommendedMy physical therapist recommended this spot. I intended to just do the happy hour, but didn't ask thinking no happy hour on Saturday. My date and I were seated in the restaurant and had the most fantastic meal. We loved it and will be back again. We thought it was a better experience and far better food than 333 in Oceanside.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommended!Warm contemporary decor. Welcoming greeting and seating. The menu has inviting dishes at various price ranges. One can eat well no matter how much you have to spend. My Chinese Chicken Salad was excellent. I will stop in again on my next trip to SD. Recommended!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMa pleasant meal, good service,a pleasant meal, good service, and a very busy restaurant for a mid-week late lunch. All marks of a successful spot!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of 8 ladiesWe were a group of 8 ladies celebrating a 40th birthday. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was good.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't usually mark excellentDon't usually mark excellent as almost always room for improvement, but dining at Bistro West Saturday was especially fine. Everyone in the group was faborably impressed with all phases of our experience. The music was too loud, but they graciously lowered it, which was appreciated.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a special birthdayIt was a special birthday dinner we had at Bistro West. The service was the best, not to mention the taste of the food. It took an hour to get there from San Diego with 5:00 p.m. Friday night traffic but it was well worth the time.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOther than very slow service,Other than very slow service, my guests & I enjoyed each other.
We had to remind our server often re. our beverage order.
She seemed pre-occupied.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and our server was fantastic: attentive & friendly3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice, casual, lateHad a very nice, casual, late evening dinner for three, including the gumbo entree, halibut and salmon, along with salads. Service was prompt, easy-going and friendly. Bistro West has a very nice "vibe" to it.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were vacationing in theWe were vacationing in the area and found this through a review website. All the positive raves were correct. This was a great choice. The food was excellently prepared and the menu was varied. It's an upscale establishment but has a kid's menu which is great for families whose parents are foodies. The prices were extremely fair. I wish we lived closer because we would definitely go back!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHave eaten here often andHave eaten here often and love the unique preparation of food and the beauty of the decor of this gem. I try to avoid the chaos of lunch hour (very busy) and enjoy the food and the ambiance here as much as possible. People are usually so friendly and pleasant, bus-boys on the spot, and the management is always visible in the restaurant - helping and overseeing service! Very well done and shows the 'team' involvement for the customer.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM