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Permanently Closed - Bistro West - Carlsbad

1888 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. CLOSED
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
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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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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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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
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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Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

This place is closed.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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.

AmyM (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 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!

Sandy (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipSusan1484 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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 .. .

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 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.

Hammer (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food and service.

RichK (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

BeachKitty (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined 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

vipXta42 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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).

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

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

Laurie1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

DonnaT (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

JohH (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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.