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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
+1 760-930-9100
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
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Reviewed 3 days ago

During our annual end of summer family vacation, I actually talked my son into joining me at the steakhouse. What a great experience for my son (his first steakhouse experience). We came to the restaurant at the spur of the moment, so there was no...More

Thank rhondad167
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and Service are excellent. We enjoy celebrating our special occaisions here. Not cheap, but well with the experience.

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel across the way. The steak was perfect, the service even better, sat at the bar, great drinks and wine! Would gladly eat here again, Nice restaurant, fancy but not at all pretentious

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was so busy making small talk, it was uncomfortable. Chilean sea bass was undercooked and the side dishes were bland. We won't return.More

Thank Magslife
bdaitch, General Manager at West Steak and Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to let us know how we're doing. I'd like the opportunity to discuss this experience further with you so that we can continue to always try and improve on our service. Please give the restaurant a call...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance of The West Steakhouse is beautiful and very relaxing to dine in. Our server was superb and very helpful since it was our first time to dine there. The food was served beautifully and tasted every bit as good as it looked. Nothing...More

Thank Carolyn A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the expansive selection of wines and spirits, to the fresh, sustainably and when possible locally sourced food (of which was perfectly cooked) to the great service this restaurant was worth every penny! I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I...More

Thank Dari W
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I went early on a Sunday evening and was seated in a booth. The low lights, stylish decor and ambiance are all exquisite. The waitress was friendly and helpful, very much in keeping with the restaurant's feel. The dinner menu could use more options and...More

Thank tjphoto40
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Went to West on Friday, July 6, 2018 at about 8:30 pm. Amazing. Greeted professionally at the door. My wife and I split a wedge salad that was perfect. Then we each had shrimp cocktails consisting of four 2 oz shrimp. They were huge and...More

Thank JDV5568
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Meeting friends in the carlsbad area. Very convenient to get to from all directions. Wonderful “fine dining”. Entrees include two sides. Bronzino, steaks cremed spinach and cream corn, buttered mushrooms wete all great! Nice wine list, no bargains.

Thank ArizonaTwo
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We spent two weeks in Carlsbad last October. Had a wonderful time. The West Steak and Seafood was recommended to us by locals. Very good choice. We ate like kings and the cost was very very reasonable for the awesome service and delicious meal we...More

Thank Christina M
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8 August 2018|
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Response from jslavender | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restaurant has air conditioning.
Suzanne S
13 April 2016|
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Response from bdaitch | Property representative |
Our dress code is business casual; no jacket or tie required. we only ask for no beach attire, however, nice shorts are fine.
Jeanne H
13 November 2015|
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Response from bdaitch | Property representative |
Yes, we have full gluten free menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100
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.
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