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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
+1 760-930-9100
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the caesar salad, the best I have ever had. Their steaks have never disappointed us. We recently moved out of state for about 8 months and are moving back to San Diego. The intimate atmosphere and the subtle lights on the wall changing are...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

West has become regular and popular with great steaks and fish and always have great experience from service from all. Great specials and wine list only maker it better and better.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CarlsbadSapiens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals told us that West Steak and Seafood is a great dining choice when visiting Carlsbad. They were right! The seafood tasted so fresh and delicious. I'm not sure I've had shrimp was more fresh and delicious than here.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 0221Serendipity
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience, not only because of the great food, but one of a kind service. The short ribs are decadent with creamy mashed potatoes! Everyone ordered something different and we shared. Not a single complaint.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ronna B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great food, service. VERY LOUD. Nice place for a special meal with someone you don’t want to have an intimate conversation with. 😁

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Great food, great service, great drinks. Excellent smaller portion dinners served in the bar, which is perfect for me. Try the salmon belly, but leave some for me!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travel793162
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We dined here based on the convenient location when meeting friends from Orange County. They have the usual steak and seafood options you might expect. The seafood specials were overpriced (>$60) relative to the standard steak options and were underwhelming. They do have a good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DavidR554
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Great happy hour! Always busy, but service is always top notch. Good cocktails as well. Scallops and short ribs are popular.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Doogy
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Went to this Restaurant for a special Happy Hour ! I have to say it was one of the best. I'm 72 years old and have been to a lot. A bit on the $$$ side for H/H, BUT the service and food / drinks...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kmencinitas
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

So by it’s name and look, West Steakhouse is another meat and potatoes restaurant. Yes the steaks are amazing and the Wagyu burger is superb but the other stuff on the menu is also nicely done. If you look further down the menu you will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jedi8870
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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
12 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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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