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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
West Steak and Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)romantic (49)notable wine list (42)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great Place!!! Superb food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dcfoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent meal and great service. I highly recommend this place if you love good fresh food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Occasion
    Food4thotVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A Celebratory evening with another couple made special by the service and wine options; however, my husband and I were disappointed with our steak and lobster...it appeared that all steaks ordered at our table, despite different cuts, were cooked the same, not as requested.....the lobster we had was chewy, even when recooked....our friends were happy with their bone in steaks, so they were satisfied with the preparation...our crab cakes were wonderful, so overall the experience was good, just not excellent!....perhaps, just a bit more care to making sure all food offerings are prepared to order would be my only suggestion.....
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    Hawaiiah
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. The prime rib and chef creation was excellent. The chocolate lava cake was superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Steaks
    fred10261
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant has great food of all varieties: steaks, seafood, etc. But, it is not for anyone looking for a bargain. The tab for 4 adults with two bottles of wine will probably be over $400. With great food and service, I guess you could consider that price a bargain. For folks that have trouble reading menus in dimly lit environs, better bring a small flashlight with you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best at West!
    Sandiegopaneraiguy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I've been here several times and every time its been outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Drphilbert
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great mix of excellent food, good wine list and service as it's meant to be...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you chef Miles
    Yvette
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have been to in years! The scallops and sea bass were perfectly cooked. Our waitress was knowledgable and professional. The crab cake appetizer was just the right size. The vegetables were light and crisp and the chocolate parfait was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An awesome surprise!
    Ojaiorange
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We found this restaurant with online reviews. This was a great find, the place does not seem like much, in a little hotel complex, but upon entering and viewing the incredible wine cellar, we felt this was going to be good. Had the best prime rib ever. My partner had lamb chops that were perfectly seasoned and cooked. Crab cakes were perfect, no fillers just sweet delicious crab with a wonderful sauce, creamed spinach was so good, not overpowering with cream, just right. The service was exceptional and I hope we come back to Carlsbad soon just so we can return to this amazing restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farm Fresh
    Fred
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Many of the ingredients for food served on the menu is locally grown on this restaurant's farm. One example was the delicious corn chowder being served this week. Steaks were superbly prepared. The dessert menu has humdrum and didn't display much originality. Overall, the restaurant is expensive but worth the splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    knowsgoodfood
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I went there for a nice anniversary dinner. We read these glowing reviews so were suprised at how much we disliked the food. We disliked pretty much everything we got. The steak was okay but barely seasoned and very tiny. Our favorite thing was the creamed corn. Really? Isn't that ridiculous? We will never go back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was disappointing. I wish we had kept our reservation at Ruth's Chris.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We wanted to take out our children
    msg1
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    What a special treat. I spent two weeks in southern California. This restaurant was far the best. My hopefully daughter in law had salad and an appetizer. She had fresh tuna. The highest quality, well presented, very enjoyable. The rest of the table had fresh salad farm to table. My husband and son had the menu, with excellent steak choices, and also very affordable priced. I had the fish platter with a variety of fish choices. The taste was excellent, I would have liked the tasty sauce on the side. The vegetable choices are terrific. Every one should try the ratatouille. Regarding the desert menus, but I did not allow my husband to order, I recommended a walk instead. The desert menus are wonderful, I just do not eat it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food+Great Service=Great Find
    EmsMom
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is an amazing restaurant! I've been here several times and I've not been disappointed. It's on the pricey side, but you definitely get what you pay for. And for a special occasion or romantic night out, it's perfect. The food is the best, the service waits on you hand and foot. The servings arrive appropriately timed and everything on the menu has had such care in preparation and production! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at West
    rikki
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We were seated promptly at a nice comfortable booth. Our server took our drink orders very quickly which was nice. Cocktails were delicious I had the Blood Orange cosmopolitan. We had appetizers and our server did not rush us. Ordered dinner and did not have to wait long before it was served. My husband ordered the rack of lamb and was disappointed that he only got 2 chops. Typically at other restaurants you get a small rack. The other 3 meals were very good. Our friends had the lava cake and enjoyed every bite. Overall experience was very nice. Our server was extremely attentive and professional. We enjoyed our evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    leed
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This was our first visit here. The service and food was outstanding and the cost was very reasonable. We will definitely return whenever we are in the Carlsbad area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.