Very enjoyable evening....food
Very enjoyable evening....food was very delicious!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have the best waiter, the best food and the best time. Really enjoyed a special evening together.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for healthy dining
I had a spinach salad with salmon and it was delish!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish special was overcooked
Fish special was overcooked though I had specified rare.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our lunch at the Bistro West on July 5. The service was good, and the waiters were all friendly and efficient.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always been a big fan of Bistro West! There has nevrer been a time I have not enjoyed every minute.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
a hopping place - even at lunch!
Booked before the lunch crowd and became the lunch crowd! Wonderful specials (today it was the halibut), great veggies (not over-cooked) great mix of greens for the salads (not just the pale white stuff) and super attention and friendly service. What more could you ask for??
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great. I dont go that often but every time I go I have a fantastic experience. Christian was our server and had made a few specialty drinks that my fiance wanted that weren't on the menu, she commented that the drinks were top notch.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a very nice restaurant.
This was a very nice restaurant. The food was very good and the service was also very good.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
We had an outstanding meal with a great selection of wines. Highly recommended for a special night out
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the dining experience was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant for the entire family
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
My wife found Bistro West on Yelp. They had great reviews, but we've been in Carlsbad for over two years and had never heard of it. We decided to try it a week ago for Happy Hour, and were blown away! Culinary Cocktails were killer, not to mention their menu drinks. Ahi TarTare and Filet Mignon Sliders were awesome! The wait staff makes you feel like you're their only table, and it's always a good sign when the manager stops by to check on things! You can tell this is a well run restaurant, backed by an imaginative and skilled kitchen!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
something for everyone
We were here after a day at Legoland. The menu satisfied all 4 adults and a 5 yr old. My beef stroganoff was the best ever. Everyone was happy with their dinner choices and the wine list offers many different priced bottles. The staff is professional and there whenever needed.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a party of five, seated
We were a party of five, seated by 1:00 pm and for the next two and a half hours we enjoyed a wonderful leisurely lunch at the hands of our impeccable server, Jose Manuel, always nearby, never intrusive. From appetizer to desert it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would love to see a more extensive lunch menu....although Jose Manuel was sure that anything that I really wanted could be prepared and he'd be happy to ask the Chef. I didn't but what an attitude! Our guests were duly impressed.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was very nice though I cannot remember her name, but she did not come around often enough to refill waters and other drinks. I had the local halibut and it was kind of a let down with not enough flavor almost bland. But overall the night was amazing, my family and I will for sure be coming back!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Enjoyable Evening
Bistro West is on the pricey side but is always a very reliable source of a nice dinner out with great food and service. Love the bubble wall and art deco lighting.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family-friendly yet upscale
I was visiting Carlsbad with my family of four (including my 2-yr old and 7 yr-old), and wanted to find a nice family-friendly restaurant for dinner. Well, I lucked out with Bistro West! In fact, it exceeded my expectations! The food was excellent, and nicely portioned. Even the kids menu offered salmon which my older daughter loved! The ambience was very nice, not too loud but just enough so you couldn't hear everyone's conversations or didn't worry that your kids were speaking too loud. Service also was excellent! Overall, we felt welcomed and enjoyed our experience thoroughly. I highly recommend Bistro West to all families visiting nearby LEGOLAND and it's also very close to the Sheraton Carlsbad. We will definitely be coming back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food excellent execution
My friend and I started at happy hour then dinner in the dining room. We were very impressed with the quality and sharable portions of the items on the bar menu. The beet salad was so fresh best I ever had and the Ahi appetizer was generous, beautifully presented and served with a wasabi sauce. My pear martini was a winner too and very reasonable $8. Inside the dining room for dinner we had the filet mignon ade to the same standards as Bistro Steak and Seafood where I have dined on several occasions. The filet mignon was so tender it could be cut with a butter knife. For dessert try the key lime pie. It had the perfect key lime flavor and with a lighter fluffier consistency than cheesecake style at Fish House.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Becoming my fav business lunch spot
The food is great and you can have a private business conversation indoors or out. The wait staff is attentive but respectful of private conversations. My last meeting was with a celebrity, but we had a quiet booth and were able to not have scene that likely would have happened elsewhere. The food choices are many and my guests and I have all enjoyed our meals.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needed a place for a late supper. Staying in the area for a holiday and just lucked into a great place.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends and family fun.
Wonderful food. Friendly and professional staff. Nice atmosphere. We were celebrating our Anniversary and enjoyed it so much.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Bash at The Bistro
We had a grand time as always! My birthday guest chose the Bistro West for his treat!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening and delicious food. Even simple food like Pizza is delicious. Our table had gnocchi, filet mignon, salmon, beet salad, soup, and more. Wine was delicious and waitress knowledgeable. Celebrated two birthdays and they graciously threw in the two desserts our birthday group selected -- chocolate trio and creme bruelee. We will return to this restaurant again and again. The hostess was so kind because I'd messed up our reservation and she still fit us in quickly forgiving me my mistake. Important because of the birthdays! Thank you Bistro West. You are always our pick!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is what service is about
I had to redo my review because there was not enough room. Too cut it short.... This place became my favorite restaurant in San Diego.... Food is great but most of all the service was amazing. They accommodated my fussy, teething 5 1/2 moth old daughter like she was family. Wyatt my server was extremely great and was the definition of service....
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our meal! The steak
We enjoyed our meal! The steak salad was delicious and your service was superb!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in the area for business
We were in the area for business and decided to try this restaurant - and we are not sorry we did. Everything was excellent. We shared the minute mozz - fresh mozzeralla with heirloom tomatoes. My husband had the fettuccine pesto and shrimp and sun- dried tomoatoes which was wonderful. I had probably the most tender steak that I have ever had.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Little Find
I looked up dining places in Carlsbad and it brought up the most popular ranked restaurants. The reviews were great and so we decided to give it a try. We couldn't have been more pleased with the place. They have a wife variety of food and they take pride in making their own pastas and bringing in food that is grown from their farms. The prices are reasonable and the ambiance is wonderful. It can be a little noisy but even the service is spectacular. This was definitely a place we would return to.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Bistro West Carlsbad California
The Bistro West is a restaurant with a good bar for happy hour and meeting friends. The dining area is open and seating is comfortable, the White sea bass with its sauce was really delicious. My fiancé ordered the fillet steak which looked great and tasted delicious. The restaurant has a great wine list and the cocktails are great with some local mixes that are above the traditional bar list.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
They Accommodate Food Allergies
We love going to Bistro West because they will tailor and modify offerings to accommodate food allergies. This makes our son feel very special. Aside from that, the offerings are varied and generous for the rest of us and the food is freshly prepared. This is always a favorite spot for us to go for special occasions.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our night out
Really enjoyed our night out at Bistro. Would recommend to anyone. Nice menu with great choices.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost a Perfect Restaurant
I grew up in Southern California, so when my wife and I came to CBad on vacation, we were excited to try Bistro West. The food and ambiance did not disappoint. Excellent F2T concept. My orriciette pasta was amazing, the charcuterie board... while small and a bit uninventive... was tasty. The only complaint was the server who was very very VERY slow. Having worked in restaurants when I was in HS and college, I can attest that usually the good servers get the patio tables. If this was an example of a good server, then Bistro needs to start re-evaluating some talent.
Overall, though, I would definitely come back next year when we make our annual trip out, but hopefully the service has grown with the restaurant.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third time at
This was my third time at the restaurant. Always enjoy everything about it!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
West Bistro was everything we expected. Food, service and setting were top notch! Highly recommended.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent meal and service
A well prepared clam and mussels starter was balanced with a tomato and garlic seasoned sauce. The wedge salad was a good addition. The daily special was a BLT sandwich and a salad. Both were well prepared and more than enough for a filling meal. Excellent service from Jose today - made the meal special.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bistro West - Great in Carlsbad
We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary at Bistro West. Food was very good, service was attentive, and because it was our anniversary, they comped us a nice dessert. Dinner entrees were perfectly cooked, although needed a bit of seasoning. Menu is varied and offers something for everyone. We would recommend this restaurant!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu for foodies
Great service and menu! Would recommend this to anyone looking for a new place to try.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took five family and friends to Bistro West for a small celebration. The service was excellent and professional. The dinner was exceptional and enjoyed by all. Our selections from the wine list were excellent and reasonably priced. Great evening for all.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, great food
My experience here was with one of the best servers I've had at any restaurant I've been to. He was kind and funny and did a great job to make the whole dinner ensure we got what we wanted.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our date night. The service was excellent, the wine great, and the food was great too. I had the chef's special tortellini with sweet potato and butternut squash with squash blossoms and a sage butter sauce with sweet peas. It was OUTSTANDING. I only wish there were more than 7 on my plate (which is my only complaint because the rest of the menu's portions are HUGE). My husband got the seafood type stew, and it was so good. The desert menu is a bit pricey considering the size of the portions, but I would have to recommend the cheesecake. I had the panna cotta, and it was very bland.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exactly as the neame implies.
Exactly as the neame implies. It is a Bistro. Not upscale but comfortable and good food.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lots of choices of excellent dishes. I went for their Beef Stroganoff, which was very tasty but a little short on the meat this time (have had it 4 times in the past). Husband had white fish dish that was mouth watering. The noise level was pretty high at 6:00 dining. Waiter very attentive in spite being quite busy. Try their Greek salad as it is slightly different and quite good.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as Always
Food and service are excellent as always. Never had a bad meal or bad service here.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always Good Time
This is one of our favorites in the north county area. The food is superb and the friendly staff are attentive and do everything possible to make your dining experience the best possible. It is a winner every time! Special thanks to Pam and Jason.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to Celebrate
We celebrated a girlfriends birthday we had a wonderful waitress the service was spectacular.
and so was the food. They have a fabulous Gluten free menu. Their Sea Scallops with a mushroom
sauce over gluten free pata was delicious. Better than mine and I am a pretty good cook.
Would highly recommend to anyone. Patio dining was very tranquil and enjoyable.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our 2nd time at Bistro
This was our 2nd time at Bistro West. The food was excellent and the staff were great.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
couldn't have been better
we wanted a bistro menu and all 4 of us enjoyed our meals and we are fairly serious foodies...............short ribs came with huge amt of great mashers and the rib's portion was also huge! loved it. Ling cod on special was great and so were the salads
good wine and an fine time was had by all
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual with creative menu
Busy place, causual but great depth in menu. Someone for everyone, pizza, hamburgers, plus high quality steak and seafood. Large bustling and busy. I would recommend this for family or fine dining.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place, a little over priced
Good food and service. Nice atmosphere and good place to visit with friends. Family friendly as well. Just thought the food was a little over priced. I would return.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Urban ambience off the freeway!
Roomy booths,upscale decor, and good menu choices in the main dining area. If casual style fits better--there is a large bar lounge area with TV and football. Brunch included warm banana bread. Attentive service.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friday night date night!
My husband and I consider Friday night our date night and we were looking for a new place to go for dinner. We found it! Bistro West has it all!. Great service, great food and above all, a great atmosphere. The prices are really not any higher than any of the chain restaurants we go to. We will definitely be going there again!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM