West Steak and Seafood
West Steak and Seafood

West Steak and Seafood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.weststeakandseafood.com/
  • Phone: 760-930-9100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dave Abella
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer offsite catering for groups of 20 to 200. Choose from our regular menu items, or ask our chef, Eugenio Martignago, to create a special experience just for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Choose West Steak and Seafood for the perfect private dining, afternoon or evening celebration. Know that our team is committed to your select needs. Whether planning a spirited or corporate event you have our attention to detail and genuine service.

    Our understated elegance and design make an ideal setting for wedding celebrations, engagement parties, upscale showers, corporate meetings and training or more somber occasions to express your condolences.

    West Steak and Seafood is available for:

    ~ Morning/Afternoon events from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.~
    100 persons max sit down
    ~ No additional room charge with minimum
    ~ West Steak and Seafood is available for Buyouts
    ~ Pricing Varies with dates and menu selection

    Additional Private Venue- The West Room adjacent West Steak and Seafood
  • Private Party Contact: Paula Green 760-930-8008x
  • Special Events: West Steak and Seafood is available for private business luncheons and meetings, or for a get-together of close friends and relatives. Contact Paula Green our Private Events Manager, regarding hosting a buy-out or celebration. 760-930-8008.

    Or join us for...

    November 3rd Visit us at the Carlsbad Street Fair

    November 28th Closed for Thanksgiving

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

    December 24th/Christmas Eve- Celebrating a full menu with Chef special features. Make West your family holiday tradition

    December 25th 2013 Closed Christmas Day

    December 31, 2013 - New Year's Eve
    Celebrate and Toast the New Year at West!
    Accepting reservations with credit card/48 hour cancelation requested


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available
    Self Parking available in the surrounding lot as well as subterrainean parking underneath our Hotel; West Inn & Suites
A word from West Steak and Seafood
Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…

Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our full dining menu in the lounge, Sunday Supper or A Night with the Chef. West is perfect for celebrating the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
West Steak and Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)romantic (52)fit for foodies (49)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent Steak House
    Lori
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a wonderful Steak House. It's not cheap by no means so if you go you need to be aware. But the food is amazing as is everything else. This was our second time to this restaurant and we like to go there for special occasions. We feel it is so much better than driving all the way down to San Diego. We went on a Sunday and had the Sunday dinner special. My husband has the prime rib with the corn chowder and I had the filet of beef with the salad. It was melt in the mouth good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Extremely pleasant dining experience at West Steak and Seafood 10/18/14 with my wife of 11 years. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable, she even gave us an Anniversary gift ! The Pork Belly salad plus the Steak and Filet/Lobster entrees were phenomenal. Pretty busy and families dining but the noise level was low and the atmosphere was great, none of that stuck up nonsense you usually get at fine dining restaurants. Pricey but you get what you pay for in this life.....thank you West, oh and please keep the Malbec on the menu too....we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak!
    Spdreycer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have eaten a lot of steaks and I can say that this was the best Bone in Ribeye I've had in a long time. The ambiance was very pleasant a good date restaurant. Very good wine list to boot! Will definetly come back again. Also great wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salmon great, Filet Mignon not
    HeLikedIt
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife had the petit filet mignon and shared some with me. We both agreed that the steak was very average -- something you would expect from a moderately priced family restaurant, but not from West and certainly not for the $$$$$. This steak was nothing like what we have had at Flemings, Morton's or Ruth Chris. On the other hand, my Salmon was outstanding and is worth returning for another helping.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the West
    HateBadFood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always have been a fan of West. Even more so now. New head chef. We did the Chef's tasting menu. Surprise after surprise, each dish better than the previous. We absolutely loved our dinner and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Chef takes good to excellent
    justforthehalibut
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We always liked the restaurant and had a good meal when we went, but now they have a new chef and the whole operation has ratcheted up a number of notches to truly excellent. If you've liked it before, by all means go now and you'll be hooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Hop760VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Once again the food and service at the West Steak and Seafood scores 5 Stars across the board. From Tiffany and Willow's attentive food service , to Jason in valet, to Chris and Eddie managing the floor, to Chef, to the bone in filet or freshly grown vegetables, never stop to impress my guests or myself. Thank you. Hop
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very nice dining experience. Celebrating a Birthday. Cab Cakes very good, Oscar sauce with lots of crab and asparagus over a perfectly cooke Filet, excellent Creme Brûlée, and Bread Pudding, very good Service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Average
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Disappointed since I had been once before and thought it was amazing! Sad to say this time was not the case. Steak over cooked & didn't taste that great. Server very nice but didn't come back to make sure all was ok, but right when they dropped off meal so we had not tried anything. Had grass fed filet not so tasty. My husband thought his was good. Not spectacular for the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful celebration venue
    cbadfoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had our wedding reception at West 5 years ago with 20 of our closest friends. While we frequent the venue throughout the year, the two of us will always go back to celebrate our special day! Romantic setting, the food is impeccable and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Meal
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife and I dine at West once or twice a month, we have always had a good experience. The service is friendly and attentive with a personality, the food is fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you like a bone-in-ribeye ...
    vrinrh
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you like a great bone-in-ribeye this is the place for you. The wine list is OK and thus the 4 star rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lack of Service Ruins Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We arrived early and decided to dine in the bar. Our server was friendly but had too many tables. Dirty plates remained on our table to the end. It is hard to enjoy the entree when the wine chosen to be served arrives when one is almost finished. We did notice a member of the staff or possibly the owner having a long chat with a couple in the bar. If he had pitched in with the staff, it would have been much appreciated.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the drive!
    golfdentistVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Well worth the few minute drive for one of the finest restaurants in the county.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Wife and I loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great service, great steaks and appitizers. Already on our list next time we return to Carlsbad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!!! Superb food!!!
    Jshadle
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great place and superb food!!! A real gem especially for North County!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happytotravel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant was lovely and the service very good. The food was also good and we were able to walk from the hotel which was nice on a summer night. My husband really liked his steak; I tried a chef's special of scallops, shrimp and pork belly which I probably would not get again. Wedge salad and other salads were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Perfection
    Chet
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Astonishingly goods steaks, here. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    honu09
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've been to West Steak and Seafood a few times now, and so far, we've always had a great experience. We took our four year old daughter with us, and the staff made her feel very welcome. We had delicious food and fun drinks. It was a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    EatsOut
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was excellent. Steaks were excellent. Beet salad was great. Halibut was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find
    codmeow
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was a delightful evening. Our server, Chris, was a jewel -- going out of his way to provide above and beyond. Gabriel, our server's helper, was also fabulous. The food was wonderful. Enjoyed our chat with the manager, too. No complaints. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Every course was phenomenal. Loved the crab cakes, and the bread pudding was the BEST ever.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • West Steak & Seafood
    mngngg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was delicious. Hands down the best meal I've had anywhere. I was a little disappointed to be seated at a table that was right next to the kitchen service doors. I had made the reservation far in advance and had noted that we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. We were given a complimentary dessert and that was nice. Being given a better table location would have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MVP PPG Group
    Hop760VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Dinner with a group that had not had the pleasure of experiencing the West. Could not stop talking about the service and the food. They were all very impressed and will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always first rate
    PeteHVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have dined here many times. The food, and service is consistently first rate and they pour a great drink. Try their corn chowder, it is the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ashley
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was by far the best dining experience I have had in San Diego. My family was visiting me from Kansas City and has a very high standard when it comes to food- especially steak. We ordered several appetizers, steaks for everyone all different types, various side dishes and desserts and all of us were 100% satisfied with everything! Our waitress was also great! Very professional, friendly and helpful. I give this restaurant a 10/10!!! I will definitely recommend this place to everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    tibbiefan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were anxious to try this steak house in North County. My lamb chops where so covered in pancetta that it overpowered the lamb. Prices are too high and you are paying for the ambiance and service....not the food.'
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    kandcVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    we went at recommendation of concierge and we were not disappointed. every bite was delicious and presentation and service were sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and wanted a nice quite anniversary dinner close to home, and we got it at West. We started out with the jumbo white shrimp cocktail appetizer and I had a grey goose martini. We had the Chef's Creations, I had the 8 oz. filet and my wife has the sea bass both were great meals...no room for desert. Nice romantic spot, with a great wine selection, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    DistinguishedDuffer
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband made reservations here for our anniversary--and I'm so glad he did. The food was delicious and the service fantastic. The portions were nice as well. Sometimes nicer restaurants serve tiny portions that are next to insulting--not so here. I left pleasantly full. Both of our meals were plated well, and were so very tasty. We had fish, lobster and steak. The lobster bisque was great too. We finished with the apple cherry cobbler with ice cream, and it did not disappoint. Even their ice tea was exceptional. The service was great too. Our server was knowledgable and friendly, but she didn't over do it, and we didn't feel crowded or rushed. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, Good, but....
    HarryZimm
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service was great, decor was nice, no view at all, kind of in a strange part of town behind the power plant. Anyway, my steak special was very good, but my wife ordered the branzino fish, which was just....okay. We've had branzino just about everywhere from Venice Italy to Las Vegas, and this was likely the least interesting version. Really bland, not much flavor. Dessert was good though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food , service and atmosphere all together. They are located off the main strip of restaurants and shopping , kind of hidden, but everything about this restaurant is 5 stars. I go here for the Happy Hour and the restaurant is intimate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No impressed
    Lynnie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I found it to be VERY expensive and not that impressive! My salmon was fishy tasting and it was just kinda breaded/ baked (reminded me of the old shake and bake method)...I have had better salmon at the cheesecake factory! Its way too dark in there,,I couldnt read the menu and I could barely read my bill when it came. Darkness does not make up for the lack of ambience, I really could not wait to leave! Mushrooms tasted weird. Mashed potatoes were good but they're potatoes! Im not a red meat person but my daughter and son-in-law loved theirs.,,,, so I guess you gotta like red meat. I would not go back!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding All Around!
    Jenr13
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion and could not have been more impressed with the food or the service. We have already recommended it to several friends and will continue to do so! Thank you West for a wonderful and memorable evening! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ro
    Gogirl61
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This restaurant has good food. The wagyu steak was outstanding. Everything was very good except the Mac and cheese was terrible. The sauce curdle. Our waiter was wonderful. This is a good steak house if you want some meat. The wine list is good but over priced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic steakhouse
    Tekdeck
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great service and atmosphere. Filet mignon was perfectly cooked (medium rare) and the side dishes were incredible (mashed potatoes and creamed corn). Price was to be expected for a high-end restaurant, but certainly not unreasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Food and Service
    Hop760VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Okay, Tomahawk Ribeye or Bison what do we do. I had a group of 10 from out of town, but will go back if in town. The service level from the team at the West always are top notch. And my compliments to Chef....another great meal..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse and seafood
    TexasbelleVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ate twice in three days. Delicious beef and fish. Good sides.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    Linda21VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The "happy hour" at this restaurant is the best. Between 4 and 6, all of their regular menu items are discounted. The food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • julie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We loved celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary there. THe service was excellent, food was amazing. We had a memorable eveing
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet