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West Steak and Seafood

4.6
1701 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(760) 930-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dave Abella
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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/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cannon/Avenida Encinias
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Parking details
Valet available
Self Parking available in the surrounding lot as well as subterrainean parking underneath our Hotel; West Inn & Suites
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Special events & promotions
Join us for...

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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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
What 1701 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sandy (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very disappointed in our dinners. The cioppino was not to my husband's liking. An odd recipe and very little in the way of seafood. My steak was so tiny (and expensive) I cut in into tiny pieces just to make it last. The broccoli side dish was a big bowl of steamed broccoli with nothing added, so very bland. The whole meal was extremely expensive and we left very disappointed. Will probably not return. This was not our first time there, but it was the first time we weren't happy with our dinner. We are very sad that the Bistro West closed as it was a restaurant where you could get a great dinner or lunch and not spend an arm and a leg to do so.

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vipTimPortand (Portland)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. I love grass-fed beef and, while I would have preferred more choices, the Australian filet mignon was perfect.

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dfox (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

West Steak and Seafood is not cheap, but we feel we got our money's worth. The lamb and steak were cooked to perfection, the wine list is extensive, and the whiskey and creme brûlée after dinner were outstanding. It's not an everyday sort of place, but we look forward to returning.

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DanielS 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent service and great food; however, not recommended for an intimate dinner. The noise level was that of a college bar even though my wife and I had a later reservation. Main course, compliments, and dessert were all superb -- but very overpriced.

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Tina (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing experience, amazing food, overall such a great experience

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pbfoodie (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Celebrated valentine dinner at west for the second time. The food is always awesome. It is a busy night but I believe most of it is reservations so it’s not too bad. We were seated in the bar..I understand they need the whole restaurant. But seated at a small table for two which I expressed to the hostess wasn’t going to be ok as my husband was in an arm sling from a recent surgery and it is quite cumbersome. She sat us there anyway and soon after switched to a larger table. All in all dinner was great. We had expressed to waitress that we did not want our dinner coming right after the appetizer and it did. A restaurant like this should know better . My husband was upset as upon paying the bill they always give the women a long stemmed rose. Well that didn’t happen either. We will probably return as the food is really good and up in north county there is not a lot to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome food and dinner service

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GaryL (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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MichaelK (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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Atruefoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  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.

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Romp (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  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.

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FamilyGuy (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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Tolya (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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vipGreg (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  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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Peter (San Diego)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Always consistent

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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!

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JJJJ (San Diego)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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?

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ELIWOLF (San Diego)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  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!

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Dean (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  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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