20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

4.3
887 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    We find that the evening hours are happier when they come with a cocktail and a sunset view. Whether you’re at the bar or cozying up to the fireplace on the terrace, our Happy Hour food and drink specials are the perfect way to elevate your evening.
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Tue - Wed 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 887 people are saying
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CharlesW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The chef here is outstanding. Every dish for our group of seven was perfectly cooked and delicious. If you want a great meal in elegant surroundings, this is the perfect place.

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Stephen
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very spacious and beautiful setting, but that’s about it. We felt the food is severely overpriced. For example, a $14 Caesar Salad had no green, leafy pieces (just hard pieces) with almost no dressing (no taste). On top of that, there was no special services for birthday - we didn’t expect a free cake or anything, but there was absolutely nothing - why would anyone go there for celebration? In general, customers can feel they are focusing on cutting the cost; with the price range of entrees ($38-$55), customers should be able to relax instead of feeling their financial strategy. There were only two tables filled from 6pm to 8pm - it was Sunday night, but still it’s not a good sign. Maybe if they are more customer-oriented, more people would come to enjoy the beautiful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience and found a new favorite restaurant. My husband had the filet mignon and it was the best steak he ever had- perfectly cooked by chef Elias. Our server, Scott, was great- professional and friendly with recommendations that we loved. We were celebrating our son's birthday and we were impressed with the quality of the kids meals too. We will definitely be back next time we crave steak and a great overall experience. The manager, Maddy, checked in on us and was very proactive to make sure we had a great experience.

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vipRyanD
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The night started out great with our server Allie. We had a party of 7 and great food and cocktails. As we closed out we were finishing desert and my wanted a night cap. We asked Allie for drinks and since she was now off she said she would get someone to help us. This is when the night turned to crap. We got Scott, this guy is a piece of work. My daughter is 27 and the reason we were in Carlsbad was to celebrate her birthday as we live in Irvine and she and her boyfriend live in Encinitas. We look young and my daughter does as well, however, she provided her ID to Scott, even though we have been served cocktails all night and a hotel guest as well, so not trying to get drunk and drive around. Anyways, after reviewing ID, taking order Scott comes back to table and refuses to serve my daughter as he felt her ID was fake. This guy just took a great night and turned it into crap. We are her parents, she provided a valid State Issued California Drivers License and he was accusing her and us of a fake ID. I will never go back her again or the resort for that matter. I am a loyal Marriot Member, but this was the icing on the cake and quite honestly ruined our entire time here at the resort. The remaining 2 days of our trip we ate offsite in Carlsbad Village, wasn't going to give the resort another dime. Treat your customers with respect. Thanks

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BruceW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was definitely over priced and boring. Bland and not creative. Service was not accommodating and unwilling to make and substitutions. Too much sugar in their vegetables and no healthy options.

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BernadetteF
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this app so that we were able to make a key reservation. Thank you Open Table bc we got to enjoy this restaurant on multiple occasions

Breakfast - reservation for us in faster, we were told of the wait for food, but it was understood that they were understaffed and everyone was bustling!
This is where unhappy hangry guests write poor reviews to speak poorly of the restaurant.

For us, we received our meal, our beverages and had enjoyable conversation with Michael our server

Dinner - CONSISTENT! Truly enjoyed the multiple meals during our visit and happy with the service. Not one person was unfriendly or unhelpful. We will dine again when we visit again.

Loved the fresh option ingredients and would highly recommend the scallops or the bass!

The drinks were AMAZING, hubs was happy with his paper plane, cheers and bravo to 20|twenty! We appreciate your attention to detail and hard work ethic!

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mjanisz
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was exceptional.
The wine choices are extensive, with interesting options, with good range of prices and good wines by the glass.
The food was delicious, scallops cooked perfectly and the bass with risotto also very testy. Desserts also super nice.

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Kathy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Waitstaff very attentive. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were there at 5pm on a Saturday but there was no where to get a drink before it opened at 5:30pm. When it finally opened the fire feature was broken and many lights were out. The kids menu was lacking options and the dinner menu was incredibly pricey for the quality of service. I had to ask for water 3 times before I was served. The value is just not there. Cocktails were great though.

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vipBdub
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to make our last night a relaxing one and eat at 20Twenty and we were very happy we did! Our server was great and extremely attentive. It was off season and fairly slow, but regardless, it was a very nice evening. We both had the clam chowder, which was delicious and we split the boneless 14oz Ribeye with mac n cheese and mushrooms, accompanied with the chimichurri sauce. It was all well executed and came out nice and hot. The one thing I wish they would do is heat the share plates. We sat outside on a 60 degree night under the heaters and the food started to cool fairly quickly. Hot share plates would have been amazing! I had a couple glasses of the Daou Cab, which worked flawlessly. Overall, I were very pleased and would certainly visit again.

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CharleyB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had wonderful ambience. Our table was right beside the fire feature on the patio. The food was excellent and the service matched. While it was pricey, it was worth it. We have also eaten breakfast here twice and it continued to exceed our expectations!

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vipMitchR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience1

Too many screaming children at 9pm. Terrible experience.

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Gumby
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove 1,400 miles from Seattle to have dinner with my brother and his wife for the first time in 20 months. Great food and great service by a team of people led by our waitress.

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Twenty
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food at 20/Twenty is always delicious, We love the seafood and the vegetable preparation is excellent. The fire pit on the patio is beautiful and the staff are always very kind. The portions seem to continue to shrink is size though, while the prices remain very high making it difficult to justify value compared to cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced; all dishes overly seasoned.

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davidc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Main dish has no side at all. No bread

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vipAmbassador
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Dinned here as a weekend getaway for Lego land, overall the food was good, as they offer a la cart and options friendly for kids. The chef didn't get our order right 3 times so that was a bummer...we asked for no goat cheese and he kept on putting goat cheese on our omlet...not sure why =( But we sat outside, and there are plenty of seating. You can see the ocean and feel the breeze in the morning which is nice. I would recommend to eat here because you can get it done and get started with day and pool!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Late anniversary celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, it was a wonderful experience.I really like the seabass I ordered, just enough portion and very tasty!.

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Julie33
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio ambiance, and the beet burrata was spectacular! Our server Alice was fantastic, attentive, kind & a warm personality! Provided great recommendations, and great service!

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ClavisD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable but expensive. The food was delicious, portions about right. Ambience was great being quietly uncrowded outside, comfortably well warmed. Service was fine. Awarding 4stars instead of 5 was due to the stingy SDRW discount from standard menu.

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PatriciaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to dinner at 20/Twenty Bar and Grill during Restaurant Week. The wait staff was very friendly. We both ordered the New York steak and it was delicious! Cooked perfectly! We also had the lobster bisque and the burrata beet salad- so good!

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LindaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Had to send meat back twice to get it right. Small portions on plate. Sever did not remove menus or salad plates after finishing. Had tp ask to have dinners plates removed when dessert was served. Had to ask to have water refilled. Could not find server to have meal sent back. Overall, not a good experience. I would not recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Not crowded. Good food. Easy walk from next door Sheraton.

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Jules
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golf tournament get together.

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DrBobTau
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

For food in that price range, I would expect table cloths.

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KimF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine, however the pricey menu and majority of a la carte dishes was not worth the dining experience. We have dined at this restaurant over the last several years due to its out door dining experience, food and wine selection. This time it was too pricey even for us. Perhaps because it was closed for a considerable amount of time due to COVID, they needed to raise the prices? Not enough reason for us to return.

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vipJenR
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This has always been a favorite spot of our. As locals we love to go there and love to bring guests. It”s a beautiful spot, good food and good service is the norm. However, it has just become toooo expensive! All our guests thought the same unfortunately. Food special now topping 60$ and other things on the menu having really gone up unrealistically…Covid or not…it’s just unrealistic! ☹️.

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mechelleg
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit on the patio and watch the beautiful Carlsbad sunset! The cheese and meat platter was wonderful! Allie our server was attentive and friendly! We're so happy they are open again!!

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Dagney
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was truly delicious, which saved the day, but the service was not in line with the expense of the restaurant. We had to ask a busboy to clear dirty dishes off the table and the service was consistently slow and inattentive during the entire meal. Not recommended.

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vipIrvine25
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! When choosing to eat in a hotel adjacent to an amusement park like Legoland we knew we would be surrounded by young children. When the hotel is a Westin, you expect good quality. We ate a little later to arrive at the end of the prime time for children in the restaurant. It was noisy for the first 45 minutes but after that the noise volume was more normal. We enjoyed the restaurant. It was our anniversary, and the setting reminded us of vacations and dinners with our family at Disney World.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Way tooooooo expensive 225 dollars for family of 4

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vipmeandmygf
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Don’t eat here unless you are stuck at the resort.
Service sucked! Food portions are horrible and overpriced for what you get. Did I say service sucks? Look, if you don’t have appropriate number of servers, don’t seat the tables.
We are locals and thought giving this a try would be nice, never again. Same horrible service as the sister hotel Sheraton next door called 7 mile kitchen

I do want to say Nestor the bus boy/runner was great!

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JayE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IIIIIII. Don't want to write 50 characters I hate this part of these surveys please fix this in the future.

My water John was great. Thanks to him.

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vipAnabanana
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Celebrating a grand daughters birthday
They did nothing for her not even a cookie 🍪
I even mentioned in our reservation that’s why we were there

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vipSteveO
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding service and food. Many do not know that they can go to this property, as it it imbedded in the Westin.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, minimal food selection, pricey.

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MargaretN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great celebrating a birthday there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! The views are beautiful. I would go back again tonite and eat the exact same thing. Amazing!

FAQs

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 827-2500.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa is rated 4.3 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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