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About West Steak and Seafood

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.

4980 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Lounge Opens Nightly at 4:30pm

Cross Street:
Cannon/Avenida Encinias

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 930-9100

Website:
http://www.weststeakandseafood.com/

Catering:
We offer offsite catering for groups of 20 to 200. Choose from our regular menu items, or ask our chef, to create a special experience just for you and your guests.

For more information on Private Events, Buyouts or Catering, please visit: http://www.weststeakandseafood.com/events-private-dining/

Parking Details:
Valet available
Self Parking available in the surrounding lot as well as subterrainean parking underneath our Hotel; West Inn & Suites

Executive Chef:
Dave Abella

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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January 1st- Closed New Year's Day

February 4th- Closed Super Bowl Sunday

July 4th- Closed Independence Day

November 23rd- Closed Thanksgiving Day

December 24th/Christmas Eve- Celebrating a full menu with Chef special features. Make West your family holiday tradition.

December 25th- Closed Christmas Day

December 31st- Ring in the New Year with West! Chef Specials along with complimentary midnight toast! (Reservations highly recommended)

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West Steak and Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Romantic (37)
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Good for a Date (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Notable Wine List (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

food was awesome! i ordered the combination of filet mignon with 2 pcs of scallops and 2 pieces of jumbo shrimp for $59. hubby ordered the alaskan king crab legs and they were also delicious.
service was superb! our server was really attentive and took good care of us.
will definitely come back next time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing experience, amazing food, overall such a great experience

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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food and dinner service

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Eaten here many times. Never disappointed. A true dining experience with some of the best food and service you will ever enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, service. Expensive. Need larger selection of wines in 60-100 range. We found value, but not many choices considering that food alone for two runs 150 with soup/salad entree.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our meal was truly delicious. We were pleased from the soup and lobster rolls thru every bite of dinner. I’ve been to West two or three times before and each time was special. I love that the chef doesn’t cover the wonderful flavor of the food with unnecessary suces or spices. So, you experience the quality and natural taste. Thank you

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Francisco was out waiter and he was very attentive, but not over bearing. He was friendly and provided excellent service. It was my significant other's birthday and he surprised us with a nice dessert. Unexpected, but we were both very pleased with his service and the entire dining experience. Rib eye was perfect as was the spinach, mashed potatoes and cesar salad. We will definitely return and stay next door again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the best steak houses I’ve been to. Amazing food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was our first time there. Portions are sizeable. Unfortunately, our main entrees were not very hot when served. Also the cowboy rib eye lacked any real flavor (lack of seasoning). Disappointing for a very nice cut of meat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I took my wife there for her birthday. It was our first time there and we could not have been happier.... well we were seated by the kitchen which was less than optimal, but the service and good were so wonderful we quickly forgot about our seating.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Top notch establishment. We had lobster. Perfectly cooked, delicious. Sides were also excellent. Service was quick, professional, friendly. Good wine list, excellent cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was great very happy we went there

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Responsive and knowledgeable staff. Great appetizer (spring rolls), wonderful steak. Cooked perfect & very flavorable. Will definitely return again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was excellent as was the server, Keristen. However the drinks were not acceptable Both of our drinks were watered down so much they did not have any taste and we don't think there was any alcohol. We sent the drinks back and the new drinks were better but not to the level of the quality of the food and service. We will not go to be bar in the future and will probably stick to wine for our beverage.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This place exceeded my expectations, even after all the 5 star reviews. We were greeted immediately and seated by the time of our reservation. Ann Marie, our server was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu.
As for the food? The shrimp cocktail could have been an entree! The fresh vegetables were beautiful and cooked to perfection. The Chilean seabass was perfectly seared and flakey with a sauce to die for!
The desserts, well they were equally as delicious but we could only tolerate a few bites after our * entrees! Fortunately we live in the area and will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Anniversary dinner and it was amazing. The meat is prepared perfectly and the best part of it all was our server.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always consistent

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lobster bisque was to die for! The best we have ever had and we frequent New England. The steak was deliciously seasoned even without any sauce. The ciopinno was full of large pieces of seafood!
We are never disappointed with the food here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful restaurant for that special occassion or just for a great night out! We took our daughter in town for a visit and she just loves their food, atmosphere and service! Having been here many times, we have never been disappointed. Always a few specials in addition to the regular and very interesting menu too. Try the carrot cake if you can "fit it in" after a great meal. It is NOT your normal carrot cake. I really liked it, my wife thought it had too many flavors going on but still recommend it!

Their sister restaurant, West Bistro, recently closed so this place is very busy! Make sure you have a reservation. The bar fills up fast but also a fun place to hang out that is definately a "step up" from most in the area. The wine list is extensive, so make sure you ask if they have anything not on the printed list too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Arrived at 6:30 for a 7:00 reservations. Had overpriced cocktails in the bar. Was not seated until 7:30. Steak was warm at best but cooked to proper ordering. Servers had to be told where food should be placed. Not your fine dining experience by any means.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is great and the service was very good.

I was disappointed that they did not notice that we were there for a birthday..,?

I mentioned it on the initial reservation?

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The service and atmosphere was top notch. Drinks were great, food was good. For the price point there are definitely better options, but it is good. The starters are great, Chili was outstanding. The steak and lobster were just OK. I would totally recommend, but save your nice steak dinner outing for ruths chris or some of the better steak houses.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was for my baby brother's 60th birthday friends and family; 8 guests in total, myself bein one of the hosts drove 2.5 hours for the occasion the server was fantastic took care of all of our needs.
My only issue was in the NY Strip I ordered at $52.00. While it was prepared as ordered(medium rare) I was realty disappointed in the thickness of the Strip, it was about 1" thick if that! When dinning at other like kind restaurants(Chris, Sullivans, Flemmings, Mastro, Duane's, Sparks/NYC, etc.) the strips have been considerably thicker, when dining at lesser restaurants and ordering a strip I will generally ask the thickness didn't think that would be necessary at West's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The meal and service were outstanding. My wife & I really enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Took my wife for Birthday dinner. Ordered Fish. It was cooked on the outside but was very MUSHY on the inside. If this is such a high end restaurant, it sure isn't doing a very good job with food preparation. Would be embarrassed to send any of my friends there.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food! A must go. The noise level is very high.

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is our favorite go to place for Happy Hour in North County. Beautiful bar, great vibe, many selections and all of the food is delicious. We ate in the dining room for a change and I can say the filet mignon was as good as any I've ever had and done to perfection. They include 2 (generous) sides with your entree, unlike most steak houses that charge for your sides. Fresh ciabatta rolls, friendly wait staff. Doesn't get any better than this!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fabulous meal from start to finish. Expensive but worth the cost. One of the finest pieces of swordfish I've ever eaten along with delicious shrimp and scallops in a Dijon sauce- truly a "special" at $64.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was very good and the service was exceptional. We were able to conduct business with no interruption and enjoyed the lovely ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our server Courtney was fabulous!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfectly cooked steak and lobster in a beautiful setting. The service was excellent . The booths are very comfortable and quiet enough for conversation. Get the mushrooms as a side. Delicious. I wish the prices were less, but for a special occasion, it was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious food. Accomadating for kids. Very impressed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The happy hour here is amazing, but the menu is completely overpriced and not worth it. When I order a $53 piece of fish, I would expect a chef to select sides they feel appropriate to create a tasty dish. Instead you choose your sides and they're terrible. They literally brought out raw broccoli as one of my sides. If I wanted asparagus, that would have been an extra $8, which is ridiculous. We spent close to $275 and it was not worth it. I wouldn't go back again unless it was happy hour.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing as always! Thank you Willow & Eddie.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A perfect end to a rather challenging year......the wide open expansive seating area created a spacious feel.....our booth was comfy and easy for conversation.....oooops, almost forgot to mention the tasty lightly seasoned calamari, the roasted beet salad , and sooo tender and flavorful filet Mignon.......also, special kudos to our friendly and welcoming server, Anne Marie.....

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been to West the last 3 New Year's Eves, so it's becoming an annual tradition. Food is always great, and last night was no exception
The chef even came out to make sure my food sensitive wife could eat what she ordered. Looking forward to being back next year, and hopefully sooner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We go to West every New Years Eve. Always a great experience. Food as always, outstanding. Even though it was a busy night we never felt rushed. Our waiter, Feliciano was personable and knowledgeable. Guess we need to go more often!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner with the wife at 6pm. We split a sashimi appetizer and each ordered a martini. For dinner, I had the aged ribeye steak, and my wife had 1 lb king crab legs. Each of us ordered a glass of wine to go with dinner. Also added a carrot cake dessert to take home. As usual, food and service were superb. We love the place, but it's too expensive to keep in the rotation regularly. Couple times per year, we will splurge and thoroughly enjoy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had another great meal tonight on NYE with long time friends! Very nicely decorated in classic style with exceptional service by ALL! They seated us immediately at a great table with COMFORTABLE chairs to accommodate each of us. They also have many comfortable booths. They serve the regular menu at the regular prices even on NYE along with a few yummy sounding specials. The service, drinks, appetizer, entrees and desserts were all perfect. Martini and cosmos were icy cold and just right to start off with. The jumbo shrimp cocktail was nicely plated with sauces and little veggies. The Chilean Sea bass had a delicious sauce. The filet mignon was just right as always. We LOVED their fresh creamed corn! The rack of lamb was tender and juicy with a nice sauce. The carrot cake was huge and exceptional for the perfect ending to another year! Thank you for all working on NYE with a smile and making us feel welcome. Happy New Year and we’ll see you soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

So glad we tried West Steak and Seafood! The food was amazing, the service was perfect, and the atmosphere was on point. They made our anniversary special.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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