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West End Bar & Kitchen

4.6
445 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Nestled across from the beautiful lagoon at the Torrey Pines State Reserve in Del Mar, West End Bar & Kitchen matches the scenery with contemporary American updates to world food, a true ‘melting pot’ cuisine.

Enjoy lunch or dinner served with casual professionalism on our covered patio or in our dining room, both with spectacular views of the lagoon.

Choose from our extensive lists of handcrafted cocktails, local & regional craft beers and eclectic wines from around the world to complement your food, or just watch nature play out for you as the sun sets.
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MaryM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere and cool decor along with excellent menu, creative cocktails, and service. West End is great for girls’ night out as well as date night. Parking is a bit of a challenge.

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vipRestpatron
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’re never disappointed West End. Food & service is very good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to brunch! First time, it had good reviews and did not disappoint! Friendly staff, good food and bottomless mimosas too! had the seafood scramble and it was fabulous. I would recommend checking it out!!

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LynnH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely brunch. I look forward to returning for dinner soon! I have hearing issues and found that this restaurant was better than most as far a background noise. Nothing is perfect, but this was a better setting for my hearing aids than most.

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Sundance
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great view. The servers were always around for assistance and to top off our endless mimosas!

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic service and the food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Incredibly rude hostess. Cocktails took 20 minutes and kids food didn’t arrive until 15 minutes after the adults at the same table. Food quality has gone downhill in the last year. Used to love this place but no more.

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vipCarol
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table on the patio for a team dinner. Everyone was pleased with the food and our waiter, Sunny, was knowledgeable and provided excellent service. We will be back!

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vipZengirl18
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

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Joanne
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Have been coming here for years. No change in menu food quality, or prices since Covid.
Only complaint is that it's very noisy. Wish they wouldn't have music playing. Noise level is high without it.

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vipMom2four
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely restaurant with an interesting menu. We all enjoyed our food. The salads were the best. Everyone commented that the entrees were over salted. Waiter was excellent. Only complaint is the patio music speakers were loud and right overhead. I asked to have them turned down or off. We were the only ones on the patio but they stayed on and made it hard to talk. Inside was even louder with a large group. I was thankful to be outside. Patio heaters were quite cozy.

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WilliamC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find! A definite recommendation, look forward to another visit!

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vipDebbe
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Way too loud.

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vipPeterL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Lamb Shank and Pork Loin were excellent. The deserts were even better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional and so was the service we received. I highly recommend this place to dine out. Staff were friendly and on point.

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Carmen
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal! Lovely location amd good service. Will definitely return and recommend!

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LanceM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must dine spot. Everything is excellent

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DeanneS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food. Love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The service was mediocre. Both the host and the server were kind of cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was excellent, highly recommended!

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vipCurt
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place - drinks, food, service are all outstanding & the chef is friendly, accommodating and skilled - it's our new "go to" - especially for weekend brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, tasty food and perfect portion sizes. The drinks were great as well. Service was fantastic! We will be back.

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ChrisS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view was great! The food was awesome! It did get a bit loud, but I could still hear everyone in my group, and I was glad to see they were doing well.

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OsideFoodi
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, excellent food. Great middle of the week casual dinner.

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lizm
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

First time eating here. I can only attest to the Ceasar salad. Lettuce in ceasar salad wasn’t great and wasn’t much dressing on the salad. Croutons were little bricks with not much flavor. Added chicken but was barely any on salad. I really love ceasar salad so I was bummed. However, they have a tasty margarita.

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vipPatriciaw
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food, service, and ambience was good not great. The only complaint I would make would be about the burrata heirloom tomato salad. No way were they heirloom tomatoes however the burrata was good!

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LizJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we visit San Diego! We especially love the calamari! This time we also ordered the artichoke appetizer. The fresh artichoke flavoured with olive oil and garlic was the best we have ever eaten anywhere. Derick was our server and he was friendly, down to earth, and knowledgeable about everything on the menu. I highly recommend West End!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Clam chowder was excellent!

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Fitzy
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our first experience at Westend! Bob Fitzgibbon

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vipZengirl18
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server no.10

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PamC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 34th anniversary. Was the best meal we had ever had!!! Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Will be back!!!!

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vipDunryte
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

West End, Ho! Very nice and pleasantly unexpected treat

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MarshaH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio table was lovely. Food was very good and ample portion. Service was friendly and attentive.

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vipSteveS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Servers were great but had to really hop to take care of a full house.

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TW89
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Celebrated my birthday with friends. Had a great time and the food was great !

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vipCassiB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The view and decor was great.

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StuartR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam Chowder Thumbs up! Duck Pot stickers Thumbs up! Delmar Crab Ravioli Thumbs up

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vipJHSP
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seemed very popular with the locals which is always a good sign. Huge portions of both apps and meals, which made it a good value. Very tasty (crab salad and roasted Brussels sprouts). Short ribs were a little salty and more like a stew. Service was fine we were there early so may not have had entire crew in yet.

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JGSD
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter did a great job during the course of our meal. All the food came out on time, correctly, and tasted great. Our drinks never went too long without being refreshed. He even heard me exclaim that an extra scoop of ice cream would be great to have with the cobbler and brought it out without me even asking! Now that's service! We would definitely go back.

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vipRobynE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - buratta cheese & Brussel sprouts as starters - followed by lamb shank ( my husband) and entree crab salad ( me) - all delicious! And they serve a decent martini to boot!!

FAQs

West End Bar & Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. West End Bar & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 259-5878.

West End Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.