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West End Bar & Kitchen

4.6
233 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.
What 233 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service! Amazing little placs

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JuliaJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! I'm still thinking about the pesto sausage flatbread two days later. Will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was awesome and so was the food.

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loric
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Beautiful space, views, and wonderful food and wine. The perfect Valentine's Day dinner. We live in the neighborhood and will definitely be back frequently.

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JoeS
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was outstanding and service was fast. The location across from the estuary is nice. Definitely a good place to eat and enjoy the ambience.

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Triedthebest
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Cobwebs, and Christmas lights with a rough waitress in an enclosed outdoor patio and not spaced out enough tables.

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vipSpiritTourist
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience! We were out on a Saturday night and all restaurants in the Del Mar Plaza were packed at 7pm. A quick look at Open Table and West End showed up as having an open reservation at 7:30pm. I called them after booking the reservation to make sure it was ok to bring a small dog. When we arrived there was plenty of parking and they sat us right away. The food was really good, everyone raved about their choice. Loved the chipotle pasta and the crab ravioli, and the duck dish looked very good. Kara made our dinner a lot of fun, even brought a small treat for my friend's puppy. I am not a local to San Diego but my friends are and I can tell you they will be returning soon. I definitely will next time I am down there.

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vipLJSD
Orange County
112 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice outside seating areas and a partially outside covered area. Happy to have back in our rotation. Food is always great. Full bar. Nice winelist. One of our regular favorites.

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Mrwolfinca
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great menu, great brunch and have had great dinners in the past!

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GregoryB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant and dining experience. Sal and his crew made our dinner an enjoyable experience and the food was excellent! Highly recommend the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First time at the restaurant. We were one of two tables occupied in the whole restaurant. The fish tacos were too salty to eat. The pancakes where flat like cardboard. We complained and they still made us pay for us. Service was horrible we had to walk into the indoor dinning area twice to get our waitress attention. She didn't even follow up with us to see if our brunch was good. The whole experience was horrible.

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PattyP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Ambience was very cozy and covid friendly. Lovely evening

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot! Highly recommend for a nice breakfast with a view.

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and wonderful ambiance. I highly recommend their “Clam Chowdah"
Will definitely be back!

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KenM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and value for brunch and a definite improvement from the previous place Iris.

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vipSkifamily4
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently delicious and great quality as well as a good value. Sunsets are very nice there as well. We felt they did a good job of spreading out the tables outside and felt safe. We were able to see the football game from inside through the glass which was nice. Great spot!

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vipSD2t
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have great meal at West End! They had half off all wine bottles that weekend and we took advantage. Service was great and the food was excellent. Loved the Brussel sprouts appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! They have great drinks and the menu is amazing.

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GeraldK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

although we were able to get a table well-distanced from others, Ithoughtinmany place the tables were too close together to be safe during the pandemic.

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vipwinophile
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice setting looking toward Torrey Pines beach. Duck potstickers, $12, decent flavor, a little dry, pan fried, with sweet chili and lemon grass dipping sauce. Crispy calamari, $14, crusted with Panko. Small, circular, portions, sausage-sized, about a half inch in radius, tough, served with marinara sauce and soy wasabi. Prime beef short rib stew, $33. Braised short ribs, with carrots, mushrooms, potato. A bit dry. Disinterested service, as if in a hurry to turn the table.

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Great
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch before or after Torrey Pines hike!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great service! A cool ambiance and the food/drinks were delicious! Would definitely go back

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BobbyS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy. Accommodating of our children, too. Fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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TheresaT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think that I found a new favourite local place. Great food and ambiance.

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vipGeorgeM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Kinda like a high end neighborhood restaurant

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CindyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and appealing food choices. Great service and a beautiful view!

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Kyle
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West End Bar & Kitchen was such a pleasant surprise. We went for brunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was good, the service friendly and prompt, and the view was fantastic. Overall great experience.

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vipLarry
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Due to Covid went very early hoping for fewer diners and that worked well.
The crusted pork, duck, clam chowder were excellent. Good value and will definitely return and recommend.

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Regi
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food quality but somewhat bland. We had seafood crepes and veal raviolis. I will come back but will try something different.

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vipkaren
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was delicious.

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vipGinaR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with generous portions and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great! Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was well prepared and tasted good. It was a good selection to choose from. Nice, casual environment. I’d recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant visit with no issues. Food and service was great, clean and friendly.

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HannaK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we tried duck and pork and it was the most delicious duck and pork we have ever eaten. We’ll be definitely back many times more and try all menu!!!

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DonnaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there twice now. Very friendly, and wonderful food!

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
118 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reasonable quality food. Don't miss this place when in the area.

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vipAngel
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our brunch here but the flies on the indoor patio we're almost unbearable. Very annoying. Other than that our experience was great!

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Scotty
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice service, cool location. Thank you; we'll be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place. Local vibe, easy parking, attentive staff and delicious food at fair prices! What more could you ask for? Will definitely be back!

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 233 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.