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Bistro West - CLOSED

4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
+1 760-930-8008
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef stroganoff” (27 reviews)
“mud pie” (9 reviews)
“salad” (62 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
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1 - 10 of 847 reviews

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We love this go to restarant great menu great service ( but I request great service )kid friendly soups and sandwich very good close to Aviara Carlsbad .

Thank Alwaystravel999
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I've dined here for lunch and for happy hour, which is one of the best HHs in town. Finding a table is tricky because it's so busy in the bar, but we've never had to wait more than 10 minutes. The drinks are made with...More

Thank dogma327
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Looked for a good restaurant after shopping at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets and we didn't want to go for a typical fast food or chain restaurant. This one looked good so we tried it. The main dining room was all booked and we had dinner...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Very good food and chill atmosphere. Manager checked on us which was nice. Wife had halibut that she thoroughly enjoyed. I had French dip. Would highly recommend.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Four of us had dinner in the bar area. It was a busy Wed evening and the place was jumping! I can understand why another review says "best happy hour in North County." Great craft beer selection. We ordered from the dining room menu. A...More

Thank jbkster
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We eat here often; the food is consistently good. The menu has something is diverse and has something for everyone. Nice bar with plenty of large screens where the full menu is available as well as a large, well appointed dining room.

Thank jeanpaulo685
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Such a good atmosphere, wonderful place to take friends or family, good food, fantastic servers, etc...

Thank mssuther4005
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Was able to make a last minute reservation for a Friday night, great service, good food and didn't mind we had young children with us. Tuna tartare was my favorite item!

Thank meowkitty09
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Easily the Best Happy Hour in North County if you value good bites over the fried stuff. Have been coming here since they opened. Main dining excellent but a bit pricey so it’s happy hour for me !

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Terrific, attentive service. Delicious food. Best Halibut ever eaten. Relaxing and fun. Worth the price for a special event.

Thank M2547MPjills
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$30
American, Contemporary
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
    (Cannon and I-5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-8008
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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.
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