West Steak and Seafood

4.8
1829 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 1829 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Thanks Willow! Made a great impression on my friends down from L.A. See you again! Mike & Sherry

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

West is consistently good. The waitstaff is experienced and know what they are doing. Maybe a little too sales-oriented when listing out the specials, but other than that, very good. We will definitely be going there in the future.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The grouper special was delicious. The steak was also very good.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

We wanted great steak and were not disappointed. The steaks and sides were of the highest quality and cooked to absolute perfection. Worth every penny we spent. We plan to go back with one of our favorite Italian Reds (they have an extensive wine collection but still support BYO wine).

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Consistently excellent dining experience. Outstanding service. Great food.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great dinner with business associates from out of town. Impeccable service and and attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Our server Willow was better than excellent
And our choices of food were much better than expected, we cannot wait to return for another amazing dining experience

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Always a fine dining favorite. Food, atmosphere and service are all outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Our server Karen was friendly and responsive and put our 8 year old son at ease.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Ann Marie was our server and exemplified 1st Class attitude and professionalism. West is for when paying top dollar is guaranteed to be commensurate with an experience to match.
We’d eat there every day of the week if they offered a great financing program :)

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Best Steakhouse in San Diego ;Creative dishes;excellent service and great wine list

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent meal, excellent service, great wine list. Went there for my daughter's birthday celebration and could not have been more perfect!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

I liked the service waitress was very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We celebrated a birthday dinner at West and it was truly enjoyable. Delicious food and excellent service from the moment we stepped in. It may be considered pricey by some, but for a special occasion we did not find it excessively expensive. I would recommend West Steak House to anyone who wants a comfortable, yet fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great food. Service was on point. Chef Dave is talented and friendly. Looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excelente calidad y magnífica atencion

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food and Service was fantastic. Prices are high but well worth it for the great food you get.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This restuarant had amazing gluten free baked crab cakes

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great food-excellent service!! Good wine selection.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

My Wife and have been wanting to dine here for quit awhile. All I have to say is we
were not disappointed in any way. Thank you very much, Tom and Tricia

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The steaks were superb and the wine was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Simply one if the best restaurants we’ve eaten at- a true hidden gem in Carlsbad-the food is excellent and the dessert menu is amazing! I have already recommended West to family members who live in the area. Like me, they have never been , but are eager to try it.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and this was our first time at West Steak and Seafood. The service was excellent as was the food! I had a Wagyu steak and lobster tail and both were cooked perfectly and just delicious. For dessert we shared the creme brûlée and my husband just raved about it! It's a bit on the pricey side but worth it for special occasions!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Looking for a good place for a quiet birthday dinner. A little noisy but the booth gave us cover. Food was excellent and well-presented. Vegetables were especially good as they have their own garden. The complimentary birthday dessert was much better than the usual --creme brulee with fresh fruit.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding food and service. A bit on the expensive side. Not sure why on a $64 steak there needs to be a $4 charge for the sauce ?

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Service and cuisine well above the typical tourist fare offered in Carlsbad. Only the Park Hyatt Aviara is competition for this restaurant in Carlsbad. Our server, Anne Marie, whom we always request, was charming as always. Several specials offer variety over the already varied menu. The restaurant is pricey for Carlsbad, but well worth it for a special occasion or for those who can afford an upscale outing. Tables are spaced far enough apart to allow for conversation. Excellent meat and seafood. Interesting sauces and sides. Always dependable. Yummy!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This time was my GF's birthday. Excellent as always. We had out usual appetizers, her Lobster Bisque ( a little runny IMO, but good ) and I had the beet salad, which was best ever. She had a petite filet and I had the Halibut special, both were top notch. We had a creme brulee each for desert and it was excellent. West is our go to special occasion restaurant, and has been for years. They never fail to provide excellent food, excellent service ( thank you Willow ), and excellent value.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I recently booked a surprise birthday party for my best friend. Her son, girlfriend, and his girlfriend's mother were the surprise guests.

They pulled out all the stops and made the evening really special. Fabulous, creative, entrees, and there was even a surprise dessert at the end of our evening. My friend was delighted as were the other guests. None of our other guests had dined here before.

Everything at West Steak and Seafood is done first class. All the servers, bussers, host and hostess are warm and friendly. It feels like family whenever we dine there ... (I mean, if you have a nice family. ) It's a great place for special occasions, plus they offer a fantastic Happy Hour.

You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food is over the top BUT Parker was our server, and I've never had such a pleasurable experience with a sever. AMAZING.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellant quality food
Service
Highly recommend
One of the best restaurants in north county for quality beef selections

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Best crab ever!!!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

For us a great special occasion restaurant. Always great service and food selection.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The steak is always good, perfectly cooked. Three creamed corn is very good the fresh veggies are crisp and cooked perfectly. The carrot cake is great.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Great steak and I chose to upgrade sides to truffle Mac n cheese and shoestring onions. Delicious. But the best part was the chocolate peanut butter lava cake with peanut butter gelato. Yum!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

we were visiting from out of town and entertaining our hosts. perfect spot for wonderful meal and conversation. Food and service were excellent Both Steaks and seafood, and wonderful sides. Calamari was good and sharable. Caesar salad was ok but not stellar. Lobster Bisque was good as well.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Parker was our waiter and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. After some discussions with him, we ended up getting the wagyu grass-fed steak. Very tender and favorable. The baby greens salad as well as the local vegetables were all very fresh and tasty. Service was perfect! This was a fantastic evening. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The appetizers were very good and my wifes dinner (Filet and seafood) was excellent. Though my waygu ribeye was not as good as it should have been, I felt this was more of an issue with the steak versus the preparation. My waitress offered to get me any other steak to replace it and in the end the we were comped desserts for the lack of wow. I will be back again as I enjoy the food, service and ambience of the restaurant

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We were extremely sad to find out our favorite Carlsbad restaurant Bistro West closed down, especially since we would visit every time we took the kids to Legoland. But since we had our nanny with us to babysit for us for this recent trip, we decided to give West Steakhouse a try for a romantic date. It did not disappoint. We ordered a half bottle of wine from Frank Family vineyards, our favorite Napa winery and had the caprese and lobster bisque to start with and shared the filet mignon with shrimp and scallops. Portion sizes were good for the price and we were stuffed. Best steak I’ve ever had, it was cooked to perfection and the roasted vegetables were fresh from the restaurant’s own farm. We didn’t have room for dessert but our lovely server gave us a special chocolate mousse dessert to go. Definitely would go there again but unlike Bistro West, it’s not really kid friendly.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Very nice place for a special occasion, excellent food and service but you definitely pay for it

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