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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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“steak” (144 reviews)
“creamed corn” (12 reviews)
“petite filet” (7 reviews)
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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

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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

West Steakhouse is my favorite place to go for special occasions and they have a fantastic Martini Monday !

Thank ellenroundtree
Reviewed 1 week ago

This WAS one of our favorite restaurants and we had been patrons since it opened. We moved from the area and hadn't been back for about a year. I went from excited to disappointed. We arrived to no valet, previously needed, not any more. Reservations...More

Thank s b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AMAZING. From the bar service to the thanks you as we left, this place hit every mark! We arrived early for our reservation and the bar service was friendly and fast. Our dining room Server, Parker, not only helped us out, but made the meal...More

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No better food or service to be found in San Diego. Excellent menu options and Specials. Will be back again & again!

1  Thank Vince T
Reviewed 5 May 2018

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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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