20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

4.5
862 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.
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BrandonC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible cocktails, food, and service. I would go back again

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Rowlands
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was hands down amazing! The food, the serviceand the ambiance. We definitely will be returning.

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superfoodie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating outside and the food was superb. Portions are small for the price but you're paying for really great food and views if you don't mind ordering many courses to get full. Wonderful cocktails!

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MICHAELH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

We walked out after viewing menu and realizing when paying $48 for a steak, we would also be charged $4 for a-1 sauce. Not that we don't have $4 but it was just the idea of it when other restaurants provide condiments.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue, delicious food and great wine and beverage selection.

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DeannaM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place for dinner. Great food, wish they offered more salad dressings.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear DeannaM., Thank you for the perfect 5 star rating! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us. Your feedback is appreciated and will be shared with our team. We hope to welcome you back again. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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CarlaF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our anniversary

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear CarlaF, Thank you for taking the time to rate your experience with us. We are happy that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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vipJohn
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, not sure I'll be back, a little pricey.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear John, Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We do hope you'll consider dining with us again. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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KVJD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent and saw to our every need.

Food: chicken was flavorful and nicely presented.

Scallops were good but not enough. For $42. you would expect a few more.

Mashed potatoes were delicious.

Downfall, for example, we dine often at the upscale restaurant Vintana in Escondido and they serve unlimited Yorkshire Pudding Popovers complimentary. This meal came with no complimentary bread, which could have been a great addition to the meal. Most restaurants serve some type of bread. For the price of these meals, it’s the least they could do.

The pineapple upside down cake was a very small portion, soggy (I assume infused deliberately) and frankly underwhelming.

Pluses are ambiance, service and our food was actually good but significantly overpriced especially for the small portion sizes. The size of our chicken was practically the size of a Cornish Game hen.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear KVJD, Thank you for taking the time to rate your dining experience with us and for your honest feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Your feedback is appreciated and will be taken into account as we continue to work on improving our diner's experience. We hope to welcome you back to our restaurant again soon. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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vipHumDrum
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First of all the menu was drastically different then the one posted on Open-table.
Much smaller, less choices, was very disappointing.
Secondly, our waitress for some odd reason would look only at my husband when speaking with us, like “ do you want anything else “, looking directly at him. He noticed it too, made it very uncomfortable.
Maybe she thought he was paying the bill?
Other than that, the food was delicious but because this waitress made our evening so uncomfortable I would not return.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear HumDrum, Thank you for your review. We’re disappointed to hear that your experience did not meet expectations and apologize that the menu on OpenTable did not reflect our current offerings. We want you to know that your concerns are important to us and that our team is working hard to improve the dining experience for all of our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again and regain your trust. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner. The pork chop came highly recommended, and lived up to its reputation. It was superb! Our waiter, Scott, was extremely polite and professional. Overall, a wonderful experience.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Mother's Day dinner with us; we will be sure to share what you had to say with Scott. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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vipcasadeyork
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE were staying at Mar Brisa Resort. We choose 20/Twenty for the convenience. Our dinner was amazing! Split the rib eye and still had left overs. Potatoes and mushrooms were the perfect accompaniments. Erica was a wonderful Waitperson! will definitely go back.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear casadeyork, Thank you for the great review! We are pleased to hear that Erica took great care of you and that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to serve you again soon during your next stay at the MarBrisa. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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vipMaria
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to returning just to enjoy their Meat & Cheese Platter served with the most phenomenal breads we've ever had. Also highly recommend their delicious Lobster Risotto.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear Maria, Thank you for the wonderful rating and review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our Cheese & Meat Board and Lobster Risotto. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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vipqueenmother
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!!!!!!

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear queenmother, Thank you for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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Frank
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great as always especially since they have just reopened after one year.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on June 1, 2021

Dear Frank, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, 20|Twenty Grill

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NMK1
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as was the service, no complaints! We sat outside and initially the music was too loud (although nice), but luckily it stopped at 7.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi NMK1, Thank you for the positive feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed joining our Weekend Wine Down on Sunday evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards, Agnes Macahilas Marketing Coordinator

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Tador
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but expensive, the scallops were done well, but the menu is very restrictive. The outside seating area with the street lamps is nice. I do not agree with a 4% surcharge. It the restaurants job to hire people and pay them fairly, if they need to increase the price, then they should... but as I said from the beginning the prices are over inflated for what you get.

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vipDineoutDan
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a nice find! We were pleasantly surprised after dining here. Our server was excellent and the food was fantastic. Everyone in our party raved about their meals. We will not hesitate to return.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hey DineoutDan, I am so happy to hear you and your guest enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your return!

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Lorraineg
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at the 20 Twenty restaurant and it was fabulous. We sat outside on the patio watching the beautiful sunset. The salmon and chicken were prepared with great seasoning and tasted so good. The waiter was very attentive to our needs and provided outstanding service. We will come back again. We had a wonderful evening.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hey Lorraineg. Happy birthday! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate. We hope it won't be another year until you come back for great food and service. Thank you!

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Chuco
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Era cumpleaños de mi hijo

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Thank you!

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the amazing rating and kind words. We're excited to see you dine with us again soon. Warm Regards, Agnes Macahilas Marketing Coordinator

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife and I went for Valentine’s Day and there was only a small menu to choose from, and when the food arrived it wasn’t very good and kind of weird. The meal was small and not much to eat so it wasn’t very filling.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello, Thank you for joining us for our Valentine's Day special. We apologize that our food did not meet your expectations. We will take this feedback and strive to improve for the next special we have. Warm Regards, Agnes Macahilas Marketing Coordinator

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NealP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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JereD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good but not good enough to justify the price. The service was excellent. The 4% surcharge was irritating because it make it obvious that they do not want to pay their help a living wage. The corporation could either take the his on the California mandatory wage increase and raise their prices. The 4% surcharge is rude and demeaning to their staff. I will not go their again.

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vipfoodie2
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service was great!

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diverjp
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outdoors and it is a beautiful setting. Fire feature and heaters and we were very comfortable. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. The place was practically empty on a Wednesday evening.

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luv2dine2
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. However the service was incredible! Our waitress was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and staff was engaging with smiles. We will return for sure.

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EatsOut
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall a good experience but not special enough for the cost.

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BrendaH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Slow service. had to wait for 15 minutes before getting a glass of water. Food tastes average despite the price. Bloody Mary tasted like water with weird flavor

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Dedi
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was Yummy. The service was great and the place and view is amazing.
We will definitely come again.

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Enjoy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hotel was festively decorated and the people were nice

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BethR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable overall experience despite the desire for a more quiet atmosphere. The service and food were top notch! Thank you!

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Cindy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pork chop was so juicy and delicious.
Chicken was not bad, some part are dry and salty.
Chocolate, the dessert was awesome.

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vipJohn
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations outside, but it was cold that night and the the hostess offered to put our party of 6 in a private dining room, making it all the more exceptional. All the food was great. Wine list is very extensive with some good finds.

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vipJsprague56
Portland
88 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have even that 2027 times before and especially enjoy breakfast. This time of salads are great and the entrees were a little below-par, feeling more like a conference meal than a special occasion. I had the featured steak and the sauce was over sweet and the meat felt a bit overcooked. My wife Seabass was also overcooked

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service started out wonderful but about halfway through the meal our waiter just quit coming around. My first refill of my soda was even before I had finished the first but then I never was offered another refill. When we finished our meal it took forever for him to bring the dessert menu and then even longer for him to come back to take our order. It took so long we declined dessert even though we were going to order one.

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IngridO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and put tables together so we could sit near the windows. Our server was very friendly and had good suggestions. The food was delicious. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal.

20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hello IngridO. Thank you so much for this great review! We are glad we made your night special, and look forward to having you back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very delicious but service could have been better, especially for the price you pay for each meal.

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vipBetty
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon entree is tasty and the service was on point. Enjoyed my meal and the ambiance.

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20|Twenty - Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa is rated 4.5 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

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