Fodor's Expert Review Bistro West

$$ Carlsbad American

This busy spot, part of the West Inn complex, might be called the boisterous bistro, especially if you get there during happy hour, when it appears that all of Carlsbad is tipping back a few. The bistro specializes in comfort food; a huge chicken potpie tops the list that also includes rotisserie chicken, beef Stroganoff, and house-made pastas, burgers, and pizza. Many of the dishes are seasonal, and are made with ingredients from a nearby farm tended by Bistro chefs. You can select from a long wine list of mostly California products at fair prices; many are available by the glass.

American Pet Friendly Casual Lunch Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

4960 Ave. Encinas
Carlsbad, California  92008, USA


Known For:
  • Elevated comfort food
  • Popular happy hour
  • Great list of California wines

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