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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 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!

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for a Date (40)
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Notable Wine List (32)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Local Ingredients (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Business Meals (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (9)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I took my 16 year old son to Weat for a good dinner before a two day lacrosse tournament in Oceanside and we were thrilled with the dinner. He ranked it as the second best shrimp cocktail ever. I have the bone in filet and it ranks in my top 5 steakhouse steaks ever. We sat in a booth at the bar and the young lady serving us was very sweet and prompt. The guys bringing the food were well dressed and professional. Get a side of lobster Mac and cheese and crepe brûlée for dessert you won’t regret it! West rocks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good great. Service great. Julie (server) was one of best ever. Knew every item on menu cold. Was punctual and attentive, but not intrusive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Went in pretty late and was the last couple to leave. The food was still amazing as was the service. Perfect date night.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing! We've never been disappointed. Food/service, the best in North County for steak and seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

So yummy & love the ambiance - lighting is dim but still bright enough to see your menu and the food, servers are attentive and knowledgeable but not annoying. Have been twice now for our wedding anniversary & will definitely go back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our friend/server AnnMarie makes every meal at the West, Special!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous perfectly prepared steaks, fish and Giant Alaskan King Crab Legs. Beautiful decor and terrific service. An all around wonderful experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

Birthday dinner for PAUL.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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 (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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