North County and Around Travel Guide

North County and Around Restaurants

Bistro West

  • 4960 Ave. Encinas Map It
  • Carlsbad
  • American

Known for

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

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


4960 Ave. Encinas, Carlsbad, California, 92008, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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