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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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“creamed corn” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The layout of the restaurant and atmosphere is excellent. Service was very good and the food was very good but pricey. Wine was very good but pricey as well.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Went to Oceanside, for a Vietnam Veterans event with friends and picked this place for dinner because they had eaten here on another occasion. We did not make a reservation and we arrive to find the place was Crowed and ended up in the bar...More

Thank Gloria T
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Just ate dinner at West and can’t express enough how good this place is. From Chef Dave Abella’s food to Tiffany’s service this place is fantastic from top to bottom. No better steak and seafood can be found!

Thank jscotthenry
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What a treat. From start to finish, the service was exceptional, and the food was sensational. We started with salmon belly-amazing. My wife had Chilean Sean bass, her go to fish and it was among the best, on equal standing as Nicks in San Clemente...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Love this farm to table restaurant! I had the petite filet with fresh veggies as sides - wonderful! The only downside was the the noise level - it was extremely loud - we were in a booth against a wall and were practically having to...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a farm to table restaurant and you MUST make a reservation unless you're willing to eat in the bar. We split 2 different appetizers...the baked crab cakes and the scallops resting on a potatoe base. You could taste the freshness of the crab...More

Thank lindatX3246YE
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I know many people thoroughly enjoy this restaurant, but I for one, am not enamored. My wife and I decided to try the restaurant after being given a gift certificate. We made a reservation and were promptly seated. The menu did not offer too many...More

Thank jslavender
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

this is my go to place with friends or family that are in town and want the best. I have never heard of any one not liking this place.. the steaks are the finest around .

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The staff was amazing and the steak was some of the best I've ever had. If you are a steak connoisseur this place is a must! Would gladly go back!

Thank SightCeeR
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is my third update review of West Steak and Seafood, and I am happy to say it's a fabulous one! After a great visit and then a disappointing one, this most recent meal was truly one of the best we've ever eaten in a...More

Thank gr8passage
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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
25 January 2015|
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Response from bdaitch | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we do not serve Prime Rib. We do have an incredible bone in Ribeye Prime Steak. As far as the difference, Prime Rib is roasted, and Ribeye steaks are usually grilled so it really depends on if your looking... More
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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