20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

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Named for its picture-perfect views of the Pacific coastline, 20|Twenty offers contemporary California cuisine that is globally inspired, yet locally sourced from within a 40-mile radius. At the helm of Chef Julian Quinones, minimalistic dishes put fresh, seasonal ingredients at the forefront while maintaining flavorful profiles that embrace Southern California’s coastal palette.
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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was the best! He attended us promptly with all the answers to our questions about the menu. 10/10 we will be back for sure!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and inventive and delicious menu.

RA
Phoenix
119 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, view and entertainment ... we will be back ... a great distant ocean view and sunset.

OT
San Diego
104 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We tried this restaurant for lunch and found the menu somewhat limiting and not so very exciting. We ended our meal with a dessert recommended by our server "napoleon" and it was anything but a traditional napoleon, we took one bite and just left it. The ambiance is lovely especially if you are sitting outside ...

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food service was good, view was good, price was a little high

D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere. Went there on a Friday night and they had live music. Great service and the food was alright.

c
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. All around from the service levels, food, and atmosphere. Ideal for any occasion.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on August 23, 2019

Hello Christian. Thank you for the 5-star review. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at 20Twenty!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious.

S
San Diego
293 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I've been here a number of times with varied experiences. Lovely room, great views, sometimes great service but often times lackluster for being a five star resort. Asked for a booth away from service areas for a business meeting. Got a high top table near the kitchen . . . asked for another. Got a nice booth, no silverware. First waiter brought water . . . then no wait person. Asked for hot tea . . . got a cup of hot water and a teabag, no plate, no spoon, no hot water pot. Asked for silverware, a spoon and more hot water. Ordered an omelette, without ham or bacon . . . was charged $3. more for a special order ($19. for an omelette with potatoes), charged for coffee . . . didn't order coffee. Bill came with lots of issues and incorrect items charged. Sweet waitress finally reconciled the errors but shouldn't have happened in the first place. Food ....omelette was overcooked, sausage looked like cut up chicken meat in the omelette and was white like a processed meat substitute. Other order was Lox and a bagel . . . and was fine, no cooking involved. Not a stellar performance. I keep going back hoping it will be better. Sometimes it is but it is always unpredictable and certainly wasn't the impression I wanted to make for a business meal on a Sunday. Really love the site so I keep hoping!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience... live music was a bonus!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Loved the octopus and the mushroom risotto.

AR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Appetizer dishes, and the food we had was delicious.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you AndreaR. We appreciate the great 5-star review!

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JS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lip smacking tasty! From our drinks to our meals my husband’s birthday was a hit! We enjoyed our evening by a cozy fire and with a terrific waiter John!

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on August 10, 2019

Thank you JetSetJeron for the great review. Hope to have you come back to make it a 5-star! We also appreciate the shout out to John!

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our breakfast entrees were good but not spectacular. My french toast was a little bit dry , but the bacon was very good. My husband's prime rib hash was a little too greasy and had some very fatty pieces of meat. The coffee and OJ were fine, but not outstanding. The fresh fruit plate, shrimp(prawns)cocktail and bagel and lox were truly the shining stars of our meal...delicious! Overall we felt the offerings were a bit pricey. Our service was very good; hostess and waitress were kind, friendly, and helpful. The outside patio was lovely with a wonderful ocean breeze and plenty of nice shade.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello DianneH. Thank yu for taking the time to review us! We feel its great you touch your favorites as well as areas of improvement. Come back and visit us again!

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CA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a special occasion. Would plan to go again.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thanks for the 5-star review, CharlesA!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food. We stayed there and ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner there and each meal exceeded our expectations. There was a family at a nearby table that lived in the area, which I think speaks volumes as well.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on July 17, 2019

Hi Shjohn1. Thank you for this great review. I am glad you enjoyed dining at 20Twenty. We look forward to your return!

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PS
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got to 20/Twenty a little before 2pm on Saturday. No one there. Ideal for us. It was quiet and peaceful. We sat outdoors. Our server was very friendly and attentive. She made our first experience here a positive one.

Our cocktails and lunches were all very good! As a matter of fact, presentation and flavors exceeded our expectations!

We highly recommend you all trying this place out. Price-worthy.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on July 13, 2019

Hello PatzeltsofSC! Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at 20Twenty and look forward to your next visit.

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PE
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was a July 4th dinner buffet. The menu lacked any creativity and the food lacked flavor. Service was good. Other meals there were very good but this on failed. Based on the other meals I would give it a higher rating but this review was specifically for this seating.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on July 7, 2019

HI PhilipE. Thank you for your candid review. This information help us plan for upcoming years. Hope you come and enjoy our wonderful service again and try the many items in our daily menus!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Expensive for the 4th of July buffet, but perfect for families that want to watch the Legoland fireworks. It made it a memorable evening without hassle.

f
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One dinner and one breakfast. The dinner was spectacular. A small menu of thoughtfully assembled, fresh, locally sourced seasonal items. Reasonable, well crafted cocktails and fantastic service. Kids meal was pretty sad compared to our meal but still presented well. A pricey splurge (more expensive than our night at the Westin), but it really was the best meal of our week of travels, and we deserved it after a day at Legoland. The sunchoke soup was the shining star, but charcuterie was on point (though I would have liked to know what cheeses I was eating). Breakfast was included in our room with Bonvoy Platinum status, but instead of the offered continental we opted to swap for $15 credits ($30 for two people) and got avocado toast (served on a giant slice of bread), egg white veggie omelet (necessary after the previous night’s cocktails), and an (again) uninspired kid’s three piece waffle (3/4 of a normal waffle for $7). The pesto on the eggs was fresh and flavorful, the potatoes were nothing to write home about. The only disappointing thing about 20Twenty is that I called twice to find out what corkage is. It seems like no one ever asks (at first they thought I was talking about charcuterie). After them asking what seemed like every employee, someone said $40. While it was our anniversary and we brought a nice bottle of wine, cocktails average $12 so we drank the bottle in our room and blasted through two rounds of drinks. #yolo

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on July 7, 2019

HI foodlacky! What a great review! Thank you for taking the time, we appreciate reading personal experiences like yours. We look forward to your return and future reviews! Thanks!

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BS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neither of our guests had been there before, they raved about it. The specialty Margarita the waitress recommended was a hit with everyone. Food delicious!

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on July 4, 2019

Thank you BarbaraS for the lovely review. We are glad everyone enjoyed!

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AA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

A beautiful space. For dinner the fish was excellent and the octopus and edamame apps were delicious We had breakfast. Coffee was served without a spoon. Had to ask for salt/pepper. Had to ask for salsa. At 9:15am we’re told it was a 15-20 minute wait when there were only 7 tables occupied in the whole restaurant. They said the kitchen was overwhelmed. Had to ask for Jelly for my Dad’s toast. They had almond milk on the menu in oatmeal but I was denied it for my coffee. Though the coffee bar right next to the 20Twenty had it. I ordered it from there and brought it to breakfast. I would not recommend it. :-(

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved having our anniversary dinner at Twenty! Such a beautiful restaurant with great food!

CA
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mariam was Fantastic!!! Really enjoyed her attention even though she was extremely busy. Great food and ambiance. Wished the weather was better to celebrate Father’s Day!!!
Thank you for a lovely visit.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 20, 2019

Hi CATKAT. Thank you for the review! We are happy Miriam took great care of you. Hope to have you back again!

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d
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is excellent - fruit, produce, everything was fresh. The waffles are light, fluffy and simply delicious. Everything we ordered was exceptional. I didn't rate it five stars because we waited a long time for our food to be served. We weren't the only ones anxiously awaiting for our food to arrive; there was another table close to us inquiring about the wait time (we arrived before there was a huge crowd of diners too). I would also prefer that the children's entrees included sides - it's basically a la carte. Overall, the food was wonderful despite the slow service.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 20, 2019

HI diegogirl. Thank you for the review. I do apologize the service was slower than desired. Hope you give us an opportunity to make it a 5-star next time!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

So many things went wrong here. I was very surprised. The beignets were the best thing that happened, my husband liked his prime rib hash, but his bloody marys were ok and inconsistent (missing celery and olive on 2nd one). Our server was visibly overwhelmed and so, also very slow and inattentive. My eggs benedict was over cooked. We waiting nearly 15 minutes for our drinks, another 15 to order. After our food was served, she did come back because we had ordered another drink, but didn't see her again. She passed the main thrufare 3 times never looking our way. I flagged down another server to get the manager. He discounted the meal and took off my meal plus one of my husband's bloody marys. But in truth, I wouldn't come here again. There are just too many other places that have amazing food, better service and ambiance.

N
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very very very slow service we waited more than 1 hour for our food and restaurant was more than 50 percent empty

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Good food, but small portion size (not worth the $$$$). A bit overpriced in general.

J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fine for a hotel restaurant. Was hoping for a little more polish on the food and drinks.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 21, 2019

We appreciate the feedback, James. Hope to have you visit us again to make it a 5-star!

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JG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Small portions on some items. Seasoning was variable. High prices.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi JanG. Thank you for your review, this gives us opportunity to visit our food portions, however, I am glad the service was 5-star! Hope to see you give us another chance!

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice evening dinner outside.. Reasonably quiet, nice surroundings...

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Glad to see you enjoyed dinner with us, Steve! Hope to see you back soon!

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MS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was nice but $360 for 2 adults and 2 kids!!!!! Not sure I would go back only due to price.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, MattS. Your survey helps us find new opportunities. However, We truly hope you enjoyed the food and service at our Mother's Day Brunch!

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MB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My family went here for Mother's Day brunch. Service was fair, not very attentive. Server seemed more preoccupied with someone she knew at the table next to us. Had to flag her down to get drink refills. Food was okay, not a wide selection of desserts. We were given a "last call" alert 15 minutes before 3pm which was tacky, never had that at any other $85+ Mother's Day brunch buffet. Probably will not return.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello MishaBisha, thank you for taking the time to review. Your input is valued and allows us to find opportunities for improvement. Hope to have you come back and try the restaurant during regular weekend brunch too.

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RA
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch and John out waiter was Fabulous! We will be back!

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you, RobynAnnN for the lovely review. We are glad you joined us for mother's day. We are also delighted to hear John was fabulous.

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CB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant great service. Excellent food. Would have liked more vegetarian/vegan options.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hello CarlaB, thank you for the kind review, please know your input is shared with our Chef. We will work on creating more V/VG options to our menu. Glad you enjoyed the food and service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time!! We were well taken care of from the minute we pulled up!!

RI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch and it was not crowded so the noise was not a problem. Food was good, presentation was lovely. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating-I will ask for her the next time I go. She made our lunch fun. Food was tasty.
Great experience.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on May 2, 2019

Hi RItaR! We are happy you came for brunch, we look forward to having you back since we are about to launch some new brunch items that I think you will love. Thanks for the review!

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DG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott our waiter was professional. This restaurant was a nice surprise and we actually went back 2 nights later! Great wine list as well.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch a must do again

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