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Permanently Closed - Bistro West - Carlsbad

4.3
1888 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. CLOSED
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
CLOSED
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Phone number
(760) 930-8008
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Cody Carline
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Private party facilities
Upscale dining where there are no substitutes; only farm to table freshness and the ultimate gathering of locals. Enjoy an extensive menu that caters to your every craving. Create the ultimate pairings and celebrate in our West Room or simply enjoy inventive dining in our sophisticated atmosphere!
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Private party contact
Greg Cole: (760) 930-8008
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Catering
Bistro West has options for your next catered affair. Provide us with a budget and details and let us do the work.
Contact Paula Green at 760-448-4509 for information...
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cannon and I-5
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Parking details
Bistro West offers both valet and self-parking. Self-parking is available in the private lot surrounding the restaurant and in the underground parking lot beneath West Inn & Suites, accessed through the driveway at the north end of the property. There is plenty of handicap parking directly in front of the restaurant. Valet parking stand is in front of West Steak and Seafood, 75 feet from the Bistro entrance.
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Special events & promotions
January 1st- Closed New Year's Day

Closed Thanksgiving - November 23rd

December 24th- Christmas Eve 4pm - 9pm
Serving a Full Menu, Make Bistro West your Family Holiday Tradition

December 25th- Closed Christmas Day

December 31st- New Year's Eve 4pm - 9pm
Serving a Full Menu, Treat Yourself to a fabulous meal before ringing-in the New Year
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on January 2, 2018

This place is closed.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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 .. .

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Jim

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

A bit pricey but the food and service were good.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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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