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Bistro West - Carlsbad - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
1889 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. b

    barryb

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our reservation was confirmed by Open Table the day before we planned to dine. When we got there, after a thirty minute drive. There was a sign on the doors “Permanently Closed”. I think Open Table could have saved us both the drive and the hassle of finding another restaurant.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place is closed.

  3. TA

    TomAppleg8

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoin West Bistro and this visit didn't disappoint. Started with artichoke dip, dined on scallops & raviolis, light salad and fish & chips accompanied with a couple of glasses of vino! Great evening and good way to end 2017 - bring on the New Year!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and we had one friend that is a vegan and they had some great suggestions. Other places make vegans feel like that it's a hassle and some have no idea. The pizzas and the beet salad were incredible. Just an all around pleasant experience. They also were incredible with the kids.

  5. AM

    AmyM

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Food was a little bland for my taste but not bad. The vibe of the restaurant made it nice

  6. SD

    SallyD

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our evening. Food was very good. Loved the beet salad. Service was very good also. Nils our waiter was excellent!

  7. S

    Sandy

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go here often. Food is always delicious. So many favorites I can hardly decide. Service is very good, everyone is friendly. Also able to carry on a conversation with friends without having to shout. The ambiance is warm and cozy and elegant. I love this place.

  8. S

    Susan1484

    San Diego

    301 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    301 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love to visit this spot for a great meal, good service, and the beautiful interior. Service from Jose was top notch, manager always says hello and makes me feel welcomed, and the food it always fresh, tasty and unique. Had the roast chicken this time and it was crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside as chicken should be. Great time and a good way to usher in the new year .. .

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Bistro West did a very nice job with pretty straightforward fare. The food was tasty and filling, served in a timely fashion and a good value. This is a nice suburban "mall type" restaurant, but with some nice touches. A pretty good wine list. Our server was outstanding -- attentive, knowledgeable, nice and informative. Very nice evening as we drove over from the La Costa resort.

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    Hammer

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.

  11. RK

    RichK

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, wine and service...as usual! We love coming here for special occasions or just casual dining.

  12. BK

    BeachKitty

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional food and service but the place is way to LOUD. Can't hear a thing and everyone is shouting across the tables.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    This use to be my favorite restaurant until new owners or new management took it over. Now the food is terrible the quality left with the previous management. Step it up or you will be closing

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    Xta42

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. We had an excellent booth. Food (each of the four of us ordered something different). Everything was delicious. Bistro West is consistent for good food and service. But, always make a reservation. (Darn Legoland).

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    JayM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased with our experience. Food, service and ambiance all great.

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    Laurie1

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a large party and everyone enjoyed their food and the service. Excellent menu with something for everyone.

  17. DT

    DonnaT

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food and service is always good. I’ve recommended many times to friends.

  18. J

    Jojo

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very large portions. We left with a lot of food to go. Our son (4.5 yrs) kept busy with the activity sheet/kids menu.

  19. CK

    ChrisK

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Apps and dinner was spot on delicious. The in-house jalapeno infused tequila was equally amazing.

  20. BB

    BrenB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Waitress seemed to be working two sections. She forgot about us twice. The bar manager brought our drinks over and our waters went unfilled, had to ask. For the prices we are paying these little details shouldn't be things we have to ask for. I get more refills at Chili's.

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    Michele

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We have been here on numerous occasions. We all ordered ahi Dinner it was good. I would like to see more fish options on the menu. I was disappointed they no longer carry Venom Vodka a very good locally made vodka. Tried to order Kim Crawford wine by the glass but they would only sell by the bottle. Our waiter was really pushing buying wine by the bottle to the point that it seemed like he got commission off it or something. Overall a very nice restaurant with nice ambiance even though they struck out on having our beverage choices available.

  22. RD

    RushedDinner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found this place via Open Table. Great find! The food was awesome and the service was knowledgeable and friendly. We give this Bistro a top rating and will be back soon. Enjoy it everyone!

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    jmmmck

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    One of our very favorite restaurants and once again it delivered on our expectations!! Jim

  24. SS

    SallyS

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Met friends here as a half way point so did not know anything about this restaurant ahead of time. Nice atmosphere and good, attentive service by our server. Varied food choices and was generally good. Smoky halibut entree looked great, chicken pot pie dish was disappointing - too runny, like soup. In general though, would recommend.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food as always. Must've had a new waiter. We asked about the special but did not order it. When the bill came we were charged for the special. When questioned he stated we really had the special as he made a mistake. No offer to correct the bill nor did he makes any explanation. Not an issue with us but we should have been told & given the opportunity to reject the dish. The special & the dish ordered are very similar so we didn't catch it.

  26. KS

    KerryS

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fourth visit, we like it! Everything we have tried has been very consistent and good.

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    desertfoodie

    Palm Springs

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had tried the steakhouse the prior day and decided to try the bistro tonight. It was very good with excellent service by Nils. I would recommend it and plan to return.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A bit pricey but the food and service were good.

  29. PM

    PaulM

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service allowed us time to relax and enjoy a leisurely paced dinner

  30. b

    bbobbyb

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro west has never disappointed me It's my go to place

  31. S

    Superlative

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Three couples had dinner there last Friday. Service was a bit slow and the food was just average. My meal which was scallops with mushroom ravioli was way too salty for my taste. Others at our table agreed their meals were mediocre.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Hawaiian plate was delocious. I swapped out rice & mac salad for beet salad & the meal came in a bento box which was very cool. My friends had seared ahi tuna salad & beey salad w steak & they were very good aa well. The peach ginger soda was excellent.

  33. DS

    DSnSE

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Bistro West is the perfect spot for a business lunch in North County Coastal. It hits many of the most important elements: easy access (just off the 5 Freeway); plenty of free parking; pleasant decor and atmosphere; reasonable noise level allows for good business conversation at the table (even a table of 6+); very diverse menu (something for everyone); food well-prepared; attentive staff. Salads are always good. Fish has good variety and is well prepared. And two of our clients swear by the pizza and burgers. It is our regular "go to" spot for lunches with clients whose office is within 5-10 miles of Carlsbad.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food as always. Great selection. Staff was friendly and very attentive.

  35. LV

    LinoVG

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    very prestigious restaurant, the ambiance and design of the place shows great thought and expense was put into it. The server, Shelley G was very genuinely pleasant and efficient, very deserving for such an establishment. The food, while it was good I cannot honestly say it was "very" good. All in all it was a pleasant evening dine out, thanks. Lino VG

  36. S

    Sensei

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The restaurant is easy to get to. My husband and I were acknowledged right away by the hostess and taken to our seats in about 5 minutes. We did make dinner reservations through this site. We were greeted by the waiter within 4 minutes. My husband ordered his steak medium rare and requested no onions and the waiter repeated it correctly. However, his steak arrived rare and with onions. On the other hand, they did get my special request of no cheese correctly. It was replaced by whipped mashed potatoes which was tasty. This wouldn’t be my first choice for dinner next time.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice bar area with great ambiance and decor throughout the restaurant. Drink, food and service outstanding!!!

  38. ML

    MLWH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable evening in a very nice setting. Great food with a creative touch, great atmosphere for a special night out, good value for a higher end dining experience.

  39. D

    Delicioso

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The four of us had a delicious meal. Our server was aware that we had a time limit and regularly and discreetly kept us on task. We enjoyed the ambiance, food, wine, and good service.

  40. c

    cjb2u

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Used to be one of our favorites in the area, but this was not an enjoyable visit. A couple of our favorite items have been taken off the menu so we were disappointed, and the food was really not up to what we have come to expect. While the manager was somewhat interested in our observations, there was no move made to remove from our bill the charge for the dish we were not happy with. Has there been a major change here in the last four or five months? Seems like it . . . We won't be going back anytime soon.

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Bistro West - Carlsbad - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 1889 OpenTable diners

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