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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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692 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is not bad, but the portion size is on the small side compared to the high price you pay. Sea Bass as $38.00 and I got 3 thinly sliced pieces of fish. Heirloom tomato salad was very good as the vegetables were the highlight of the meal for me. Steak came out rare but we ordered medium and... More 

Thank daikin
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here with family because we thought we'd break from tradition since this is closer to us than the steakhouse we typically frequent. Unfortunately, it was not worth it! To be clear, everything about West was really very good except the food. The ambiance was really nice The host and wait staff do a superb job of making you feel... More 

Thank BFAT
Carlsbad, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Happy Hour at the West! It's everyday from 4:30 - 6:30 and the menu is loaded smaller portions of the main menu - all delicious!! The service is excellent and the bar has a very friendly vibe! Great cocktails & wine list.

Thank Joanne M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I visited this restaurant for its half price happy hour dinner menu and it was excellent! We shared the scallops and filet which was perfectly cooked. The desert was also delicious and all of it was half price. They do have a dress code such as no beach wear, but business casual is perfectly fine. The hostess... More 

Thank remnob
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a great steakhouse in the Carlsbad area. Wonderful Service and the food is always wonderful. They have an excellent wine list.

Thank red1990
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are looking for properly prepared steak or fish you will enjoy West Steak and Seafood. The salads were fresh and nicely presented, the vegetable sides were good and we enjoyed our Pinot Noir. The service was attentive but not smothering. If price is a concern, then you will have to save this one for a special occasion.

Thank fiberwave
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Best Steak and Seafood restaurant in the area. I have eaten here many times and the food and service is First Class. They are very attentive to special requests such as gluten free and other allergy concerns. All of are items orders were excellent. Highly recommended

Thank TravelingMan2012
Encinitas, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We joined about 18 other guests last week at the Pride Mountain wine dinner at West Steak & Seafood. We hadn't been back since the change of chefs -- but that was a mistake. The food was celestial; every course was inventive and the amuse bouche was absolutely mind blowing! The duck confit was too. We loved the small, intimate... More 

Thank TrippyDIane
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was hoping for a high end nice dining experience with my wife and we left disappointed. The food is good, but not great like the price would have you expect and the entire restaurant felt dark with little or no windows. Just not my style and I didn't feel like it provided good value at all.

Thank Talmadge P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The problem is the rest of the meal.... Sides and dessert Very disappointing and yet you are paying top dollar. For a high class fine restaurant I'd suggest Vigiluccis instead where everything is exceptional. I mean the one on Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack. And it's cheaper by quite a lot. We agreed not to go back to West

Thank nancy r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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, Television, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?