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Dined January, 2016 – “Always dependable, outstanding”
“Always dependable, outstanding, carefully prepared meals at Bistro West. Making it a point to work through all the choices they offer on the menu.”
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Dined January, 2016 – “Best restaurant in Carlsbad”
“We’ve been here numerous times over the past four years. The food is consistently superb and the service is excellent. Atmosphere is very nice, and the waitstaff friendly and helpful. Their advice on menu items always on target.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined January, 2016 – “Excellent food and service!”
“Brought some friends who were visiting from out of town. They loved the wine and food – and the service was excellent. We will definitely return!”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined January, 2016 – “Another Great Return Visit ”
“We met some relatives for lunch today. They are stationed at Camp Pendleton, but have not tried Bistro West. I knew they wouldn’t be dissapointed! I had the Sunday brunch corn beef hash which was a good size, not too much and very flavorful. Others had the chicken schwarma sandwich and burgers, all of which were excellent. Deserts cannot be missed. Save room, it’s worth it. Peanut butter cheesecake is not big, but full of flavor, excellent. White chocolate and vanilla bean crème brulee was excellent. Tiramisu was also excellent. Again, the staff was very friendly and the restaurant very clean. We will go again on our next visit to Carlsbad. You can’t argue with success!”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined January, 2016 – “Holy smokes!”
“This is my go to for a date night or Sunday brunch. The Sunday brunch is amazing with their intimate outdoor patio,drink specials, and service. For dinner or lunch, my default pick is the ahi tuna tar tar with a side of sriracha. I crave this ahi all the time. I’ll even order it to go for lunch sometimes.The mushroom ravioli is also delicious with the perfectly seared scallops. Definitely have to try it if you love mushrooms. It is a great place for happy hour and even watching the game in the lounge. You gotta check it out.
Compliments of Yelp

Dined January, 2016 – “Great meeting place!”
“While on vacation in Carlsbad, Ca, my husband and I chose Bistro West as a meeting location for Sunday brunch/or lunch with friends… The two young adult children, their parents and my husband and I, both senior citizens enjoyed the varied menu and the knowledgeable, friendly server. Our order ranged from soup, meal salads and sandwiches to full course meals. We all enjoyed the flavorful, delicious complimentary breads served to our table.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined January, 2016 – “Superb Selection”
“This super popular Carlsbad spot offers a great selection of starters to share along with pizzas, pastas and classic comfort food. Best of all, the restaurant grows all of their own produce at their very own three-acre farm called The West Farm. Plus, there’s a fantastic happy hour.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined January, 2016 – “Delicious”
“Another great experience. Between the food and service it was great! Went in mid afternoon. Enjoyed the special of the day and short ribs. Jose our server recommended both the special and the wine. Both were delicious. Jose bent over backwards to take care of our every need. He was willing to offer a taste of the soup of the day. My wife and I split the beet salad and enjoyed every bite. Pricing $20-30 per entree. We have been here several times during the last year and have not been disappointed.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined January, 2016 – “True American Bistro”
“Bistro West never disappoints. We dine here on a regular basis with and without friends. We notice family celebrations, business dinners, etc. here. The food is always fresh and well prepared. Monday is half priced bottles of wine!”
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Dined December, 2015 – “Plan to go back again and again”
“Was here for NYE dinner. The place was not as packed as I had originally feared. I made my reservation on OpenTable and had no issues when I got there. We had drinks in the lounge, it was buzzing with activity but not loud. The ambiance in this place is phenomenal. Nice warm lighting, just dark enough for romantic dates. I had a wonderful time and plan to return over and over.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Nice place in Carlsbad”
“Great atmosphere friendly staff menu has wide variety and the food was really great. If you’re in the mood for a good meal reasonably priced this is your spot.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Off the charts fantastic”
“I had the chicken cordon bleu and it was off the charts fantastic. My husband had the salmon and he said that was good too. But, the chicken dish was better.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Great choice!”
“The place has a fancy decor and great food. This is one of best places I’ve ever been in California. Don’t go if you’re in a rush. Have a nice talk and slowly enjoy you time, food and wine.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Great place for New Year’s”
“We enjoyed our dinner very much. Nice touch when manager came by our table and thanked us for coming. Fish and chips, cordon blu, pizza, chicken burger. All were very tasty. Nice cocktails.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Excellent atmosphere and service”
“I tried this place on a recommendation. The food is very good and you have to try the fresh mozzarella. Really nice wine list! The atmosphere is great but it is loud with a lot of energy. It reminded me of a NY restaurant.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Splendid – As Always!”
“Perfect place to end the year and start the new! The New Year’s Eve menu was limited and still offered the best of the regular menu. AND . . . prices remained the same! Great food and service – again! Beautiful evening with our guests!”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Great happy hour menu, good prices”
“Excellent service in the bar area, large with multiple tv’s for sporting events… a few booths but many tables. Good parking and outdoor seating with heaters.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Enjoyable dinner out”
“Five of us with a reservation. It wasn’t as crowded as we expected since it was during the holidays. The service was attentive. Diverse menu that satisfied everyone. Food was great…even with some VERY picky eaters. Everyone came away happy…which is not always the case.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Great place!”
“I went for the first time with a good friend. We always like to sit at the bar and have a drink or 2 before eating. We had such EXCELLENT service at the bar that we ended up ordering our food there and stayed. The bartenders were terrific, Billy & Jason are to be commended for being not only great bartenders but they were kind and FUN! Because we stayed at the bar, we saw and ended up meeting many of the staff. They were ALL incredibly kind and the food was excellent. I HIGHLY recommend Bistro West!”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Carlsbad Hot Spot”
“Bistro West is definitely a Carlsbad ‘hot spot’! It’s one of our favorite places for a nice dinner at a local restaurant. Food is always delicious!”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Great lunch selection and service”
“Visited for lunch on 12/11/15. In addition to being crowded and lively great selection of lunch choices. Terrific server and assistants-all friendly. Difficult time in making choices as everything served looked good.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Always good food, excellent service at Bistro West”
“We’re locals (Carlsbad) and Bistro West is always our ‘go to’ place to dine when we have family and friends visiting or just feel like dining out. The food and service are always exceptional.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Good food and a cool upscale atmosphere”
“The food is good and the atmosphere is pretty cool. The service we received was excellent. This a mid-range restaurant with microbrews on tap, wine and a full bar. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. I also plan on going back. Be advised you can spend $8 on a microbrew here so don’t be surprised when you get your bill.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “Consistently Good!”
“The food and service at this restaurant have been consistently good. I always enjoy this restaurant for special family occasions.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined December, 2015 – “Terrific Happy Hour”
“Saturday night happy hour. Great service and food. A warm ambiance in the bar with a no-rush attitude from staff and management. We’ll be back!”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined December, 2015 – “One of my favorite places to dine”
“We always go to Bistro West for a special occasion and everyone we have taken there has loved the experience. The food is exceptional as well as the service.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined November, 2015 – “Relaxed Atmosphere, Delicious Food, Good Prices ”
“Quite a varied menu, but we settled for pizza because in addition to the classics they had some interesting specialities…the Pear, Gorgonzola & Prusciuttio Flat Bread was a phenomenal taste sensation. Interesting salads… The Seared Ahi Salad was delicious. If you like tapas or small plates try their Happy Hour with their Seven 4 Seven Appetizers & Seven 4 Seven Drinks. Bartenders are fun & engaging. Bon Appetit!!!”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined November, 2015 – “What a wonderful experience”
“What a wonderful experience for a Thursday night dinner. Everyone on staff was polite and ready to help make our dinner fabulously delicious. Our waiter Christian delivered 5 star service!”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined November, 2015 – “A go to place”
“This is a great place for good food yet is a more casual setting than its sister restuarant across the parking lot West Steak & Seafood. The food is fresh and a nice selection without an overwhelming menu. Good place for both casual groups and business dinners.”
Compliments of TripAdvisor

Dined November, 2015 – “Great time at the Bistro”
“My wife and I and another couple really enjoyed of time at the Bistro. The staff were courteous and knowledgeable. The food was great but they ran out of certain items that I would have liked to order. Wine selection was excellent.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined November, 2015 – “Great food and great service”
“We had a reservation, which they were late for but they made it up in a free appetizer. That’s superior service. Parking was great too. Overall an excellent spot if you want a casual romantic spot. Try the ahi tartar!”
Compliments of Yelp

Dined November, 2015 – “Carlsbad favorite”
“My husband and I ate at Bistro West last week when we were in Carlsbad for a little getaway. We have eaten there before a couple years ago and remember it was really good, so we went back for more. The service was great and the food delicious. We were out all day doing multiple things and it was a nice, relaxing place to sit, eat and unwind. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family!”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined November, 2015 – “My favorite Carlsbad restaurant – by far”
“Family owned, always excellent service, and the farm to table food is outstanding! Love their beet and goat cheese salad, and I add scallops when I’m really hungry. The gluten-free desserts are so good I can’t help myself (I hate how much I love them!)”
Compliments of Yelp

Dined November, 2015 – “Always an excellent spot”
“Food was good as always, their ahi tuna salad is excellent, so was the wine list, accompanied with great service.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined November, 2015 – “This is one of our go-to places”
“Works with my wife and I and my 17 year old baseball player likes it for the burgers and the fun environment. It is a warm atmosphere. TV’s with sports, dark and charming. Food is always good and during happy hour there are really good deals. Service is generally good although we had an issue once. I think you’ll like it.”
Compliments of Yelp

Dined November, 2015 – “A wonderful, unexpected find”
“Restaurants associated with hotels can be very hit or miss. This one is a huge hit. The food was wonderful, the service superb, and the cocktails? Yum! Go to Bistro West, you won’t be disappointed.”
Compliments of OpenTable

Dined November, 2015 – “Outstanding”
“Daniel was a great waiter and was very attentive to our service. Making an online reservation was the right way to go and we were seated immediately.”
Compliments of OpenTable