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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
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Murrieta, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a nice getaway without the kids and enjoyed this place like crazy. The Filet was fantastic and could cut it with a butter knife. Yummy!!!!

Thank chrisanderson14
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Dinner! The Tomato Soup was Unbelievable!! A Must Have! Their Service was Second to none. The Sea Bass was As Good as it Gets! Will DEFINITELY Go Back!!

Thank Paul B
Los Angeles
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this place and wanted to pop in to see what it was like. Went at 5:30p on Friday and it was filled! Dead giveaway to something good. The Happy Hour is the place to be where you get super big martinis and a good menu, similar to the main menu, but for amazing prices. I had the scallops, which... More 

Thank Lee C
Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great restaurant!! FABULOUS food! Professional waitstaff. My husband got the $58 steak. Oh man. Best ever. I got the scallops. I am from Florida and know my scallops. I have to say these were the best I've ever had in my life!! I ordered these off the happy hour appetizer menu so was only $16!!! What a deal!... More 

Thank HappyCampers85
Calgary Alberta, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with another couple and it was our 10th Anniversary. Our waiter was great. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We however made a decision upon looking at the menu that rather high prices reflected the popularity of the restaurant and also the fact that on the same property there was a West Bistro and a West Hotel all... More 

Thank Bob C
San Diego
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. The waitress was. Dry knowledgeable about the menu and the specials but her opening speech a little to long. I felt like they trying to sell to much! The appetizer where very good:the giant shrimp with hot source and the crab cakes where superb! My fish was to fishy and I ask before ordering if that would be... More 

Thank Fipps
Encinitas, California
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go during happy hours and sit at the bar, they have special prices for drinks and food, their menu is small but good choices and almost half the prices than the main dining room.you need to try after diner their desert cream boulet its incredible

Thank 09RayRay37
Peoria, Illinois
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice surroundings super ambiance and great food. Everything was pretty much top notch here. The service was a tad slow but that may have been because we had two tired kids. Good food, good wine and excellent atmosphere. A1

Thank Chris R
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Ate here for our anniversary. Pretentious and a waste of money. Baby spinach salad: Flavor was fine; ingredients were fresh. There were at least three slices of chopped bacon that had fallen to the bottom of the bowl it was served in which I discovered as I was finished the salad. Making a hard boiled egg that doesn't have a... More 

Thank drustrange
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Each time we go to West, I take notice of the very good service provided by either younger or older wait staff. Drinks are very good. Martinis are perfect, just right for mature gentlemen. We ordered NY Strip, filet mignon and bison all of which were prepared perfectly. Their need selection is as good as any I've enjoyed in Kansas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?