West Steak and Seafood

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West Steak & Seafood is an intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant located in the coastal community of Carlsbad, CA. Our creative culinary team is renowned for offering the highest quality of prime steaks, chops and seafood prepared to your taste. Dedicated to an authentic farm-to-table ethos, Executive Chef David Abella harvests fresh ingredients daily from the restaurant’s own farm, The West Farm. Toast the sealing of a deal or simply celebrate when only the finest quality and service will do.
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San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit (5 of us). Really great happy hour menu and prices excellent. Our server, Jennifer, was superb—attentive, professional, friendly, couldn’t ask for anything better. Wonderful evening.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jeremy was the BEST...was my birthday and he didn’t miss a beat...came from LA to celebrate and definitely coming back...thank you Jeremy for making the evening truly memorable...great food as well

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was fantastic

DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance.
Food was pleasantly presented, what there was of it.
For the price of the meal it was very disappointing.
Thinnest cut fillet I've ever been served...2, yes two, medium sized shrimp...and 2 small scallops. Would 3 of each have broken the bank?
The mashed potatoes arrived cold.
The highlight of the meal was the vegetable medley. I've never said that before.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was mediocre and a very poor value. My server, however, was most accommodating and attentive.

AS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go every year for our anniversary and birthdays. Everyone there is wonderful food is always on point!! Thank you West steak house team for never disappointing from the minute we make reservations to the time we leave!!!

TR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last minute booking while in the area. Pleasant surprise. Great food and nice venue. Price acceptable for overall experience. Waitress a tad overbearing and repetitive in use of phrases. Otherwise a good find.

KB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome service, try the scallops and the shrimp starters you won't be disappointed. Any steak will take your breath away. Great cocktails try the blueberry mojito.
Third visit in 3 years as we only get down to Carlsbad once a year and highly recommend it.

MJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

West Steak and Seafood never disappoints. We were there for a birthday celebration. Our waiter was wonderful and the food was excellent.

GS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Excellent service and great food.

MR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was outstanding. She was very professional

l
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at West. The food is excellent as are all of the staff. Palmer was professional and chose the perfect wine to pair with our dinner.

FD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class dining. The staff, the ambiance, the wine list, the food all add up to be an incredible experience. It is unusual that a restaurant puts it all together - YOU DID.

C
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a consistently fantastic restaurant. The service is outstanding and the food superior. Quality ingredients and cooked the way you like it. The presentation is both pleasing and practical; bowls they use help keep the food warm. Excellent!

SS
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

West is always one of my favorite dinner spots. I love everything from start to finish. Spectacular cocktails, appetizers, entrees and sides plus great wine and friendly, attentive servers.

GR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Meal and service were excellent. Ambiance and noise level was not customarily what we have experienced on prior visits.

NF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service are terrific
steaks cooked exactly as we asked
Our wait person, Willow, is a highly skilled professional
we will be back for another night out for a wonderful meal & a bottle of wine

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best service and food!

S
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiffany is the best! Funny, personable, detail oriented, and extremely descriptive. Her food and wine knowledge was superior. Her supporting cast of extremely helpful bussers, hostesses, and food runners complimented the experience. Having Chef touch the table and joining us at the end of the meal was a great finishing touch.

LP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place for special occasions. We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Our server Karen, was helpful, attentive, knowledgeable and professional. I had the Tomato Soup as a starter, and it was outstanding! I told Karen how much I loved it and several minutes later, Executive Chef Dave Abella was at our table, giving me tips on how to make it! Our dinners were superb, I had Filet Mignon and my husband had a surf and turf special, both were well cooked, and just delicious! Karen brought us a Creme Brûlée (on the house) for dessert. We cannot wait to go back, and celebrate Valentine's Day!

m
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant - surely the nicest in Carlsbad. Our server was wonderful. Very sweet and helpful and attentive. The atmosphere is very nice. Simple, yet elegant. Food was quite good. I thought it was a very good value overall. Made for a very nice anniversary celebration for my wife and me. I would definitely return.

S
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very pricey. Food was disappointing for the cost

JY
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. We enjoyed a nice visit from Chef Abella. Looking forward to our next visit soon!

LH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both enjoyed the the filet mignon steaks with the West's grown vegetables and salads. Everything was done to perfection and service by all was outstanding. We will be back often.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Our only complaint is that the price ranges listed on Open Table were not accurate. Prices were actually substantially higher. Lobster spring roll and shrimp with wasabi were outstanding appetizers. Filet mignon with shrimp and scallops were delicious. Shoestring onion rings fantastic. Chocolate and peanut butter lava cake with gelato amazing!
While this is an expensive meal, I consider it well worth the money.

l
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE HAVE WANTED TO TRY WEST FOR AWHILE NOW. THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT! THE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD! IF YOU LIKE CORN, YOU WIL LOVE THEIR CREAMED CORN...ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE PUT IN MY MOUTH.
I HAD THE AUSTRALIAN FILET, AND I COULD CUT IT WITH MY BUTTER KNIFE...BUT I USED THE REALLY COOL STEAK KNIFE THEY PROVIDED. THE STEAK MELTED IN MY MOUTH!
MAKE SURE YOU SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT...THE CREME BRULEE WAS SO CREAMY AND DELICIOUS.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love West. Service is excellent, food quality is excellent.

c
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

West is our very special occasion place to go. This time, for our 21st anniversary. The food was impeccable, prepared perfectly and very delicious. The selection of food items was very good. The helpings were generous as well. Those off the menu special au gratin potatoes were unbelievable! The service was above outstanding and everyone very attentive and prompt. The ambiance is fine but the noise level can get a bit loud at times, I guess they set it up that way. But overall, a great meal and location that I highly recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. From the service to the food, absolutely wonderful. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have now been to West Steakhouse a few times, and have always really enjoyed it, but tonight was really special. Our server Ann Mari was phenomenal (so very warm, genuine, and friendly). Our meal was outstanding, and our entire dining experience was really terrific.

J
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service, ambiance (except for the noise) and quality of food was great. Although it was a bit pricey, we felt it was worth it for a special occasion.

JB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service for our 50th Wedding Anniversary! Everyone-hostess, Karen our server and the Maître D' personally wished us a happy 50th anniversary. Our server, Karen made our dinner a memorable occasion with her friendly expert service! Our food was outstanding in every way-perfectly cooked Porterhouse steak and a perfect Martini! Our complimentary dessert capped off a wonderful night out!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect like always! Never dissapointing.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, great food, great service

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was simply amazing, the service was impeccable, the food was outstanding! What more could you ask for...

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was good. Great place to go for a special occasion. A little high priced. Steaks were outstanding but I could have bought 4 NY strip steaks for the price of one

ET
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Our waiter, Feliciano was so helpful and friendly. Service was wonderful and the food was tasty! Perfect anniversary dinner!!

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! The best Cioppino ever! Delicious broth loaded with seafood and shellfish. My husband enjoyed a tender, aged filet mignon and sea scallops. We had the Roasted Beet and Caprese salads, with locally grown and sourced produce. Our waitress, Dana, was delightful, along with her team of friendly and efficient assistants. Service and attention to detail was incomparable! Dessert was the Chocolate peanut butter Lava Cake, and a slice of 4-layer Carrot Cake, finished off with an excellent cup of coffee. We highly recommend dining at West Steak and Seafood.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent...everything.

b
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

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