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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 good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 via mobile

Great place for locals who are looking for happy hour, business client meal or visitors looking for a special meal. Great service every time we have gone and nice, interesting specials.

Thank CarlsbadSapiens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this location with a large group (over 40 people). We were loud and rowdy and the staff was professional and helpful. No wine class went empty. The food was quite good although my steak was not medium rare - more like medium....More

Thank JennerTX
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner here and everything was excellent. The food was wonderful as it always is. Great wine least. Just a wonderful restaurant. Experience but worth it.

Thank red1990
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I wish I could do 4.5 stars, but we'll give them the benefit and go five. That's based on the sides being included, which is typically not the case in a high end steak house. I thought the filet was very good. The sides were...More

Thank slovaktoo
Reviewed 30 September 2017

nice neighborhood ambience for privately owned steakhouse; excellent service. Food is average for what is supposed to be an upscale steakhouse. Some of the vegetables are farmed by the owners and are fresh and very good. A good selection of meat and seafood items and...More

1  Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

So Kylie was great on the phone making a reservation. Tiffani was a terrific server. We had a lovely Zinfandel wine, I had crab cakes which tasted great but were the texture of oatmeal and nearly had me gagging. (It's a texture thing) My partner...More

Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had a great early dinner here at a bar high top table. Steaks were absolutely delicious and well seasoned. Sides were included (I LOVE THAT) and were top notch. Had a few drinks and everybody was happy. Very pleasant evening!!

Thank KLTraveler92
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A beautiful, quiet, elegant steak and seafood restaurant. Friendly, attentive wait staff ensure delightful meal; offering good suggestions on food and wine choices. Be sure to make reservation to prevent long wait. Just a note--this is not located near the beach and all seating is...More

Thank FCWall
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The menu is mindboggling with so many great cuts of meat and specialty seafood dishes. I had the special rack of lamb, locally fresh picked veggies and creamed spinach. Done perfect. My wife had the Crab Cakes that were so big she could not finish...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Reserved with Open Table but West willingly advanced the arrival time when our plans changed. They also moved us from a table to a booth at our request. This place is steak at it best but start with the mussels and calamari. Mussels are in...More

1  Thank Bryan G
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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
13 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
USD 31 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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