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.
This place is closed.
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!
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.
Food was a little bland for my taste but not bad. The vibe of the restaurant made it nice
Enjoyed our evening. Food was very good. Loved the beet salad. Service was very good also. Nils our waiter was excellent!
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.
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 .. .
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.
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food, wine and service...as usual!
We love coming here for special occasions or just casual dining.
Exceptional food and service but the place is way to LOUD. Can't hear a thing and everyone is shouting across the tables.
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
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).
Very pleased with our experience. Food, service and ambiance all great.
We had a large party and everyone enjoyed their food and the service. Excellent menu with something for everyone.
Food and service is always good. I’ve recommended many times to friends.
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.
Apps and dinner was spot on delicious. The in-house jalapeno infused tequila was equally amazing.
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.
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.
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!
One of our very favorite restaurants and once again it delivered on our expectations!!
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.
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.
Fourth visit, we like it! Everything we have tried has been very consistent and good.
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.
A bit pricey but the food and service were good.
Service allowed us time to relax and enjoy a leisurely paced dinner
Bistro west has never disappointed me
It's my go to place
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.
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.
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.
Delicious food as always. Great selection. Staff was friendly and very attentive.
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.
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.
Very nice bar area with great ambiance and decor throughout the restaurant. Drink, food and service outstanding!!!
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.
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.
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.