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“two places to choose.”
Review of Bistro West

Bistro West
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Ranked #2 of 353 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cannon and I-5
Description: At Bistro West, we are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience of farm-fresh food served in a casual and lively atmosphere, minutes away from the coast in Carlsbad, CA. Bistro West's seasonally-evolving menu reflects the creativity of chefs who plant, harvest and create from their own farm, The West Farm. Our menu features a selection of local favorites such as beef stroganoff, rotisserie chicken, and chicken pot pie, as well as farm-inspired seasonal compositions in addition to our housemade pizzas, pastas, and burgers. Also join us for our Happy Hour specials in the Lounge offered daily from 4pm-6pm, and half-price on bottles of wine from our by-the-glass list every Monday. The West Room at Bistro West is a unique setting for private dining, a spacious venue that can accommodate up to 50 guests for meetings and celebrations and up to 60 for cocktail style receptions.
Reviewed 6 August 2014

there are two restaurants located in the same parking lot, adjacent to a major hotel in Carlsbad. the Bistro West is a "trendy" stylish place, with an assortment of "comfort foods", like many "corporate chain restaurants". the other restaurant is an "upscale dinner house" where the service and the food are both wonderful. both places are well managed, clean, friendly, and "consistent in service". located near the ocean, it is a good place to dine.. one of Carlsbad's "better places". there are only a few in Carlsbad.

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Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed nearby and read good reviews on TA. Waitress very helpful in giving advice on menu items. Liked the fact that food was locally grown. Had the salami appetizer and red beet salad(shared) , both were prepared well. I had the chicken pot pie & my husband had the short ribs. Portions were huge! We should have shared the entree! Nice meal!

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The ratings of this place don't match up to the food. Our meal was average at best, and pretty expensive. The mashed potatoes were lumpy with the consistency of glue. The rest was unmemorable. Perhaps their steak is better, but if you're looking for non-steak items, or comfort food, try the Claim Jumper instead, Better food at a better price.

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Thank SoCalTMac
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We ate as a family late Friday evening and we were treated to wonderful service and a great menu. The choices were diverse and local organic ingredients were used liberally. the portions are very generous and we loved the ambiance of the dining room. the prices reflect the level of service and quality of the food. A really lovely evening.

Thank daycavtravel
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We looked on Yelp to find a place to eat while vacationing in Carlsbad. It was late and we were all tired and starving. We found this place, it had great reviews so we tried it out. Boy were we happy with our choice! The restaruant was packed so we ate in the bar. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. And everything is farm to table as they have their own farm where a lot of their produce and fruit come from. We were so impressed with our meal that we joked about pitching a tent outside so we could be first in line the next day for lunch.

Thank KellensMom
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