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Bistro West - Carlsbad
Bistro West - Carlsbad

Bistro West - Carlsbad Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrowest.com
  • Email: info@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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Bistro is definitely one of my favorite spots to dine in North County. All meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients and are skilfully crafted. They have their own garden where they grow herbs, fruits and vegetables. Their menu changes seasonally as they take the farm to table approach. You can't go wrong with a Carlsbad Cooler or Chicken Cordon Bleu."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Visiting CA from CO a friend recommended this place so we checked it out. It was superb. Our waiter Brandon on top of everything and very friendly. I had the ahi steak which was amazing. My husband had pasta which he loved. Great place for a date.2"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food and service were wonderful as always....the waiter we had was very attentive and the food came out with the beautiful presentation and tasted delicious."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Business meeting and the waiter was excellent.. as well as the food and staff. Great experience thank you! Tony Esposito, Coldwell Banker Carlsbad"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 40th anniversary with dear friends of 35 years. We were greeted and taken to our table right away. Our server was a Pro, explained the special of the evening and took care of us completely. I wish I could remember her name. We all ordered something different and each one was presented beautiful and tasted delicious. As always, everything was consistently perfect. Thank you, we will be back again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "love that I can make a rez at noon for that same night."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We loved the salad and the special vegetarian pizza was good but a bit on the salty side. I had very much wanted a glass of wine when we walked in. We were promptly seated, served water, then bread and butter, but by the time the waitress actually came to the tablet she was a little too late and I was no longer wanting the wine, preferring to wait until I got home. Had she approached 3 minutes earlier there would have been no question."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had a lovely early dinner with a colleague and great service. Love this spot for meeting business associates as well as friends because of its varied menu and naturally grown veggies. The venue is top notch."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bistro West, and it was fabulous. He had the Bison burger and I had the roasted vegetable panini with a side of fresh fruit. They split a roasted beet salad for us, which we both loved. I like the fact that their vegetables are grown on their own farm. You can taste the freshness. My husband and I will definitely come back here. I want to try everything on the menu. The service was great, too."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Varied menu, we all thought our food delicious. reasonably priced. i'd go back without hesitation"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I highly recommend this restaurant! We had lunch with friends from Bonsall and our experience was delightful. Our food was delicious, we had attentive and very knowledgeable waitstaff and the ambiance was perfect. Over the past six weeks, we dined here three times; each visit was excellent. If I lived in this area, Bistro West would certainly be a favorite to entertain friends and family."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our server was engaging. The food was delicious, We will happily return the next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "With a reservation through OpenTable, we were seated quickly and were promptly asked about drinks...maybe too quick since we didnt have chance to review wine list. Food was awesome and fairly quick coning out. Wait staff is very good but cover many tables so you may have to wait or get forgotten about if you ask for something like more rolls...we never got them..but they were quick with check."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was a great dining experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. Food was tremendous: Cesaer salad & pesto fettucine. IT was a nice twist to the usual basil & garlic pesto. Everything was very fresh. Several unusual wines by the glass - I recommend the Spanish Arborino."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Had a great dinner and food was amazing. I've been here numerous times but this time I brought others that it was their first time. Our service was good. He was friendly and helpful. This is one of my favorite places."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, all at reasonable prices. Menu includes some unusual and interesting variety. It's easily worth the couple of miles from center "city" Carlsbad. Go."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We stayed @ the hotel next door and were looking for a dinner spot with good options. The fact that I could make a reservation on my iPad using the Urbanspoon app, and that it had a 92% positive rating, sealed the deal for us to try Bistro West. We walked in @7:29 for our 7:30pm reservation and were taken straight to our table. I enjoyed the menu options. My husband ordered Beef Stroganoff (not something you usually see on a menu!) and I ordered Shrimp in Vodka Cream sauce w/ spaghetti. I enjoyed my side salad and the entree was good. The warm sourdough bread and butter before the meal was DELICIOUS. My toddler gobbled those up! We ordered a 4oz filet mignon for my 3 y/o and got him a cup of chicken noodle soup, which he enjoyed as well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We found Bistro West on Open Table, but it was also recommended to us by our hotel Concierge. We decided to give it a try, and we were not disappointed! We had a terrific dinner! The food was excellent, and our waiter was outstanding. It was very kid friendly also with nice options for the kids. The mexican shrimp was delicious. Our kids loved the bubbling water wall. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy coming here for brunch. The food is consistently good. The service is excellent. We always enjoy coming here."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We eat at Bistro West a few times a month and love the low key, yet elegant atmosphere. The food is quality and there's a nice variety of menu choices, including some "comfort" dishes. Our experience last night was enhanced by our server, Daniel. He was super friendly, offered great professional service, and made sure (without prompting) to replace an item that had not been prepared to my liking. Thanks for a great experience Daniel!"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "While the food, as always, was delicious with great service I scored West low on ambiance as, again, I see guys in tank shirts and ball caps being seated in the main dining area. We visit when we have guests or a special occasion and while I don't expect jacket and tie it is on the people at the front desk to maintain a certain level of dress. Start with a sign in the window, the hostess can ask a guy if he'd like her to "hang up his cap" etc. I was at 333 Pacific recently when the front desk sent a guy out to put a shirt on over his tank."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The movies didn't work out, so we decided at the last minute to go out for dinner instead. Had to be Carlsbad, and we found Bistro West. We weren't starving, so wanted something small. We had a delicious Pear, Gorgonzola, prosciutto pizza. Perfect size for 4 not very hungry adults. The salads were add. The wedge salad was chopped up-didn't like that at all. The Greek salad was mini chopped up? Deserts were delicious. Noise level was a little high. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Very nice experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "One of my favorite lunch spots for business meetings."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Although we live in the area, this was our first time eating here, but it definitely won't be our last. The menu was very broad & varied, the food was nicely presented and tasty & the service was excellent. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The energy level in the place was hopping and the food was good, but it was a little noisy and hard to talk at our table. But the ambiance was so good that we'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I don't know where else you can get such incredible food for the cost and Variety! I inquired about the delicious curry Cauliflower soup and the chef came out at the end of the meal to talk to us. Very impressive! I did complain that there is no wild salmon on the menu and he explained why and told me that their farm raised salmon is organic and the best you can buy. The seafood tortellini has an amazingly good sized portion of lobster with and is my favorite entrée. Everybody raved about our food and I will definitely go back over and over. This was my sixth time there. My only complaint is that it's a little noisy and difficult to talk with large parties. It would be great if they had something to absorb the sound a little bit more."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We visited Bistro West to celebrate the birthdays of my sister and mom. Not having previously been to the restaurant, we didn't know of the open layout, so our request for a quiet location could not be accommodated. it was pretty loud and energetic inside. We had the most wonderful server, Heather, who was so very helpful, kind, and on-the-ball. The food was delicious and well-presented. Unfortunately, Saturday, even at 5:00 p.m., was extremely busy and we had to wait quite a while to have our plates cleared and to consider dessert. Luckily, Heather remembered the birthdays and brought out two special handmade chocolate bowls with chocolate mousse, whipped cream, and raspberry sauce. The desserts were perfect for all 6 of us to share."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "a foodie find in North San Diego county with great American Comfort food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Booths need to be redone - literally sunk into the seat."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant has good bistro food. I love the interior decoration which sets the ambiance. The food is reasonable priced for the quality. The wait staff were efficient and accommodating. In my opinion, very few restaurants get very good food ratings from me and even less get excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Beautiful place! Came here for my sister's birthday dinner. The staff made us feel really special. They were very accommodating especially when we had to push our reservation. We had food items that are not found on the menu anymore but trust me it was all really good. The best surprise was the mashed potatoes! I told the waiter to let the chef know that we could eat a whole platter of their potatoes. They surprised us with a birthday dessert. Dark chocolate mousse in a chocolate shell with lots of whipped cream. It was nummy."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "I've never been disappointed with a meal at Bistro Weat."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food for the whole family. You will need a reservation so call ahead of time. If you want to have a conversation with others while eating consider a different place."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Bistro West is always a great spot to have a business lunch. The food is always great. I usually have Juan as Server and he is the.best. This particular visit we had someone else who was decent but not spectacular. The menu is pricey, but always good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great lunch option. We have never been disappointed and have been there a handful of times. The one thing I like is that they always have a lunch special and they are always interesting and good. Great for business or pleasure."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We went there for the first time on St. Valentines day, so as you can imagine it was packed. Nonetheless, the service was spot on and we didn't feel rushed. Fish special was very tasty. Dessert-tiramisu, was rich and smoke to share. Great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The combination of food, service and ambiance was extraordinary. We had a friend in from Chicago who really enjoyed themselves as we did. We are locals as we live about 1mile away."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love going to the Bistro West.....GREAT environment with good food and "easy on the pockety" pricing."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Lots of options on the menu. You can chow down a wonderful filet mignon or have a hamburger, if you like. The interior design was very nice. Excellent service. We even had a visit from the sommelier to help with a wine selection. Be sure to make a reservation. Overall, very nice."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What great place for a romantic or casual dinner with my wife. The food was great and met our expectations. It took a little long to get our drinks initially because they were a little busy at the bar. I wasn't too pleased with the Tropical Thunder drink with the jalapeño tequila. After a couple of sips, I asked to server for something else and received new beverage much quicker. We sat in lounge/bar area so it was a little noisy but bearable. Will definitely recommend and visit this place again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014