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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:
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)

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your sweetheart to a memorable Valentine’s Dinner at West… serving our Full Menu with Chef Specials, including fresh Oysters and Champagne. As a West-Class touch, your special someone will be charmed with a long-stem rose! Open early at 4pm, reservations highly recommended.

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West Steak and Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (41)
Special Occasion (41)
Romantic (36)
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Good for a Date (35)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Local Ingredients (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 16, 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 14, 2018

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

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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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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·Dined on January 12, 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 10, 2018

Our server Courtney was fabulous!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 2018

Amazing as always! Thank you Willow & Eddie.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was fantastic, from the hostess to our waiter. We really enjoyed our dinner and drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent ambiance. A special treat for our anniversary. Excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The steak and salads were delicious. But the sides were mediocre at best. The creamed spinach was bland and soupy and the mashed potatoes were also tasteless. Not the quality you would expect at these prices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We go to West’s every year for my Mom’s birthday. The food is delicious, the service is impeccable, the servers are knowledgeable and friendly, and the ambience is very nice.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food and service were surprisingly good, much better than I expected. The atmosphere is unremarkable and the number of small children did nothing to enhance the dining experience. Perhaps the restaurant might offer tranquilizer darts to calm overly energetic, under-supervised offspring since their parents don't seem to be interested in doing so.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

As per usual we had a wonderful Time. Excellant Service. Can’t wait to come back next Christmas Eve.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Haven't eaten here in almost 9 years and have to say, things have sure gotten good!

I ordered the 22 oz. Porterhouse with a wedge salad. The steak was tender, cooked to perfection and the flavor was exquisite! The salad was exactly as I like my wedge salads: fresh tomato, bacon bits, and a home made dressing with lots of chunks of fresh blue cheese.

I opted to have no "sides" that were included with the steak, so they substituted the salad.

Hubby had a "combo" plate with very large, fresh shrimp, scallops and a petit filet mignon (again, cooked to perfection). Great truffle mashed potatoes and fresh, from the garden veggies.

Our wait person, Ann Marie, was extremely nice and helpful but she was also the most professional server we've EVER had! She didn't just take our order and let others take care of us as so many restaurants of this caliber tend to do nowadays, but stopped by several times to check in with us.

We definitely are making this our "go-to" steak and special occasion place, replacing Argyle, which has become less appealing over the years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall there was no problem whatsoever. The food was adequate although certainly not the best I've ever had. I've had better rack of lamb at one third of the price and better filet mignon at one half the price but these as presented on the menu were tasty and this was a special evening so no complaints overall. I've been here a couple of times and the food is quite good but certainly not equal to the price we pay for these items but I would go there again...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was amazing and our waitress, Tiffany, was exceptional. However, it was very loud and we were surrounded by many small children. Plus, someone tried to steal a bracelet that I dropped. We really enjoyed the food.....but the rest was not pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome. Steaks and seafood were fantastic as always. Lobster bisque was phenomenal.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

West Steak and Seafood is the best restaurant hands down!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have to say I was very disappointed. We were sat right at the kitchen entrance, we were in the way of the servers coming and going and could hear everything the kitchen staff and managers were saying. It really didn't make for an enjoyable dining experience. The food was ok, but nothing fantastic.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been to The West several times, as I live in Carlsbad. I always request a booth on the back wall, as I did this time using Open Table. We arrived on time, and there wasn't a booth on the back wall available according to the hostess, and they seemed to push us to choose something else due to 'unknown timing' on a booth in the dining room. First time that has happened. We were placed in a booth near the bar, in a corner with no view, near the station where waiters were talking and placing orders. Very disappointing experience. I should have booked Vigilucci's or Truluck's for this first date. As a novelist and business owner in La Costa, I'd never handle a customer with a written request... like this.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at West this year. It was are first time eating their. The food was awesome the Waiter was excellent! He had a great personality and so helpful with the menu. He was a 5 star Waiter! My only complaint is that it was very loud. Sports bar loud! I think there are to many tables packed to close together. It was missing the intimate anniversary feel I was expecting and hopping for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love West Steakhouse, from Eddie who is always there to greet us, to the fabulous wait staff, to the amazing bartender who can create a great martini filled to the brim. Then to the amazing menu which never disappoints! We look forward to the next time every time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Incredible food and service. Best filet in San Diego. Our sever Yvonne made the experience special. We cannot wait to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I were having a date and thought West's be wonderful. We use to go several times a month and then started trying other places. My meal, the lobster, was very good. The sides are large and really enough for 2 people. My wife had the vegetarian plate and she said it was not that good and would not ever order it again. Overall, this is a nice place but a bit on the costly side.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server Anne Marie was awesome, she kept it fun and enjoyable to interact with. The food though... the bone in steak was juicy and tender. I only wish it was slightly better priced. It was good quality but if you've been to other gourmet steak houses it leaves you feeling like you spent a little too much here.

Tags: Special Occasion
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