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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

November 23rd- Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 25th thru December 31st- Gift Card Promotion, $20 Bonus Card for every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards!

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)

January 1st- Closed New Year's Day

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

November 25th thru December 31st- Gift Card Promotion, $20 Bonus Card for every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards!

November 30th- Wine + dine on 5 courses paired with Rombauer Vineyards’ finest… reserve early for this limited event! 760.930.9100

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (44)
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Romantic (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Business Meals (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Organic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The 30 day aged steak was tender and delicious and the other steak with the Oscar lobster topping was great; The carpaccio looked great and tasted awesome; martini was nice and they put blue cheese in the olives. The server was very attentive and even brought us a creme brûlée because it was our anniversary. Pricey, but very nice for a special occasion

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time! The Spinach Salad was out of this world! Service was outstanding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner for PAUL.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

Been to a lot of very good steak houses in the US. This one of the best. Great menu and great service. Thank you Tiffany! Drinks are large and made to perfection. Expensive, but well worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been to this restaurant many times and we always have a fine dinning experience. We had the fish special and it was delicious. The only item that was ordinary was the Lobster appetizer, it was OK, just nothing exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

We truly had a wonderful time because of the food but also because of the staff! Thank you so much!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was having a celebration dinner with my 15 year old foodie daughter . She lies the Bistro and wanted to try the Steakhouse. It was Great all around! Fantastic service - Rob was beyond awesome . He made great recommendations & we didn't feel rushed. The food was SO, SO good. And the wine recommendation was perfect for my meal. And the carrot cake was the best I ever had . We will be back soon :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

West has always been our families go to for special dinners, so it was my husbands birthday and as soon as we were seated we remembered why, great service, nice menu & specials and a great wine list with every price point. Our appetizers were fabulous, my husbands choice of steak and crab perfect, just was disappointed with my selection of a special they had, so our sweet waitress didn't even question me not liking it and took it right off our bill. We had a night cap cocktail at the bar while waiting for our uber and even the bartender offered great cocktail advice and recipes. And if you want a nice quiet experience Monday nights are far less crowded. West again gave us a perfect special occasion dinner!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, great service. We were there for an anniversary and felt very taken care of.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent and our waiter knew just when to be there. We never felt rushed even though the restaurant was busy and appeared to be at capacity. A special dessert was discretely delivered to me for my birthday and was over the top delicious. It was an overall great experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is where ai come to celebrate. Great service and food!!!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! If the Michelin Guide was in San Diego they should have at least one star without blinking an eye. From appetizer (Truffle Fries) to main course (Filet Mignon, Shrimp and Scallops) to Wine. Everything was absolutely delicious. I had the best Filet Mignon ever and I have been blessed to eat at different restaurants throughout the world. This is now my favorite restaurant in San Diego. You must visit this place to experience for yourself. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was simply amazing and the wait staff and management was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Trulu an outstanding restaurant. I have gone twice in the past month and the food and service was consistently top notch!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love coming here for date nights for the ambiance, quality of fresh ingredients, and the highly trained staff. The wine list is diverse and there is something for everyone's palate.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely meal from start to finish. Would not hesitate to recommend and will certainly be back.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Once again we have been extremely happy with all aspects of our night out at West’s. Chef Dave and his cooking crew, as well as all the entire staff from the person opening to the door to the busboys, waiting staff and everyone’s delivers consistent service at the highest levels. Thank you to all for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

West Steak and Seafood is always good, (just a little bit pricey but worth it)! My husband loves to have a good steak and this is the best place to go! We enjoyed a nice birthday dinner together for him.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything from the salad to the wagyu steak and the finisher, bread pudding was amazing. Next time I’m in SoCal I will definitely stop by and dine again. The server Anne Marie was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was probably the worst time we have been. Server was not as attentive as previous visits...never had this server before. He didn’t come and check in as much. Ordered truffle fries and they were forgotten and came out when the meal was done. Thankfully the server took them off the bill but it was a disappointing experience

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and service was great! Excellent experience!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everytime we Visit this area we have dinner at West. Great place. Everything is always wonderful. Excellent place!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved the food and our waiter.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This was our first time at the West. The dining room is lovely and lively. The only down side was our food came out too fast arriving before we were finished with the salad course. We let the staff know and they said they would alert the kitchen

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The special was swordfish, and it was excellent! Obviously a chef’s creation, it included scallops, very large shrimp, and a verity of vegetables. The flavors blended together well, and the taste was exquisite. My wife had healthy portion of Alaskan King Crab — so much she couldn’t finish it — so I helped her :-). The crab was perfectly cooked, shells already cut, and lightly seasoned, making a pleasure to eat. My daughter went with the steamed muscles with a light curry. As you can see, she didn’t want to wait for the picture to be taken! Rob was a wonderful server who seemed to show up everytime something was needed. A great restaurant, wonderful people, and delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent innovative menu! Tiffanie was superb waitress. Pricey but well worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Most everything was great except when the sous-chef came and stood directly behind and above me in order to chat with his friends in the booth next to us. He did this for about 15 minutes and several times during our meal. I finally told my husband I wanted to leave due to this. It was very distracting and not at all what I would expect at a nice steak restaurant. It ruined an otherwise nice dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always excellent. Staff is there when you need them and not when you don't. Ann Mari is a gem. I had filet with oscar topping and husband had wagu steak. Both tender and perfect. Lava cake was Devine. Excellent wine list We will be coming back soon

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Two old friends meeting for dinner, after working and traveling and dining in USA, Europe
and beyond for 30+ years...were very disappointed..The vegetables (supposedly from their own garden?...who's tending the garden?) were bland as possible....The quinoa dish could have come
frozen from trader Joe's....Pricing? Totally absurd!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food but the service was missing. We have been many times for special occasions and the service has been world class. Server did not check on us. Got wrong sides. Has to go to hostess desk to get check. Waiter must be someone's nephew.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and drinks, but thought it was odd that we were charged $12.00 for dessert that we didn’t even order. Our bill stated “special occasion,” which was the dessert charge. If the restaurant want to comp a dessert since it was our birthdays, that would have been nice, but don’t bring us dessert and charge us. Even worse we didn’t even get to choose the dessert.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The steaks were meager and not worth the amount of money they cost. My special steak was tough. I will not be back. It was very disappointing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been to all the different steak houses in san Diego and the few times I have been to Wests' the food and service was were 10 +. I have only had the Filet Mignon and you can practically cut it with a spoon. Wy wife had the salmon and she said it was the best that she ever had. Chocolate lava cake and Creme Bruleau (sp?) topped the whole dinner off. The food is a little pricy but worth it. Attire preferred is business casual. Across the parking lott there is a less formal restaurant by the same owner. Save your dinner at West for something special and you will be glad you did.

Tags: Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Made the reservation for our 30th wedding anniversary. We were from out of town and looked at others reviews for this restaurant. Staff remembered that it was our anniversary, even hostess that greeted us. Prices were $$$$, but food was excellent. Had a drink at bar before dinner and had a great conversation with both bar tenders. Our server was very informative and attentive. The manager also stopped by to may sure everything was good. Had a wonderful experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Absolutely the best steak I’ve ever had. Fresh, local food and an amazingly romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always the best food and service. We will continue to drive the 35 miles each way dine here

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was truly one of the best experiences I have ever had at a restaurant.  The service is amazing!  Each and every individual we encountered during our visit was exceptional.  From our server Jeremy to Giovanni from the wait staff.  Chef Dave Abella personally came to our table to make sure that the food was perfect, which it was.  Everyone at the West Steak and Seafood restaurant made us feel welcome.  This is just something that unfortunately we don't encounter all that much anymore.  We did take our 6 year old daughter with us.  The staff could not have been more pleasant and accommodating!  I do recommend this restaurant for children as I see no reason to not bring them (we brought out own crayons and coloring books :).  Chef Dave even let her make her own dessert!!  It was quite the night for all of us!  I will DEFINITELY be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

2nd visit for a special occasion dinner in the past 3 weeks. Food, service and ambience is outstanding. One of the best restaurants in north county!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

West is a very high end restaurant for the area. The food is excellent! Know that this is a steak house and it's not inexpensive. The prices are the highest I've found in north county, but the steaks are very good and high quality.
The layout in the main dining area is awkward as the chairs are so close to the booths that you can't get by without grabbing chair of customers or leaning into booths- this is a problem for the wait staff.its also very loud inside the main dining area.
Highly recommend for special occasions.
Enjoy

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was great but a bit noisy and hard to hear people at the table due to music playing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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