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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kmencinitas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jedi8870
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my daughter in law’s birthday here with family. Everything was outstanding. Cocktails were perfect, wine was top notch and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the shrimp, scallops and fillet mignon. All of it was mouth watering. Best scallops and steak I’ve...More

Thank Helen Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was trying to find a quiet, elegant [but affordable] restaurant for our 46th wedding anniversary dinner and read some reviews about this restaurant and felt it was a good choice for our ‘special date.’ We were overwhelmed with the decor, ambiance, warm reception by...More

Thank 1Eeyore99
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This was our third visit. A wonderful upscale restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Our server (sorry, I forgot his name) couldn't have been more charming and attentative. There was a large party of 16 adjacent to us and they were treated very well, as...More

Thank tglaffey
Reviewed 27 August 2018

An above average dinning experience. Food and service was excellent. On the pricey side, however we felt it was worth it.

Thank George K
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I've eaten here several times over a period of years now. I think there's a lack of high end steakhouses in North County but this fills the niche well. Everything I've had here was great. It does get busy, even mid week sometimes, so I'd...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Always an excellent looking place from the outsde and inside. Comfortable seating and very gracious hosts. We sat at the bar and had the happy hour menu . I had the short ribs which is one of my favorites. I asked for no potatoes and...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

As many have mentioned there's alot of small talk tying up the servers, from long-time customers who are older. I am, too. They want that special personal touch, but it delays service unnecessarily. West serves the best bone in tenderloin west of the Mississippi. Yes,...More

2  Thank dudeman8
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

1  Thank rhondad167
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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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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