Bistro West

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 8 ratings

4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 930-8008
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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2014

    What a great place!! The gluten free menu was an actual menu - not an afterthought. The wait staff was friendly, professional and we'll trained. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend.

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2013

    They have an extensive and tasty gluten free menu and I have found the staff to be incredibly knowledgeable about gluten. The restaurant has an entire portion of the menu that describes how they take celiac disease seriously an have a separate preparation area in the kitchen for all GF items. My servers have always indicated on the ticket gluten free and when the expediter or server comes out with the food mine is always identified as being gluten free. They take great care of me (and my niece, who also has celiac, every time she's in town!) which is why we eat there pretty regularly. I highly recommend it. If the reviewer below (indicating a 1 star because the hostess didn't know what gluten was) contacts the restaurant and speaks to a manager, I have no doubt they would address this oversight. Considering most hostesses are young teenage girls, I wouldn't condemn a restaurant based on the hostess not understanding a food preparation question. The wait and kitchen staff are all very well informed about gluten and the restaurant prides themselves in serving the GF community, they would want to know of any issues so they can fix it. I highly recommend both West and Bistro West.

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2013

    First time to visit, we will return as often as possible! Started with the Scallops,wild mushrooms, truffle penne pasta. Cant wait to try everything on the huge menu. Very Celiac aware...great menu! Thank you Bistro West!

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    1 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    I was in town visiting. Used this app and saw good reviews. So I called them to ask about their gfree menu and the girl who answered the phone had no clue what gluten was. None! I ask about cross contamination and a dedicated part of the kitchen...and she says- Yes- we are serious about gluten. So much that we have our own garden and own vegetables. WTH??? Bye-bye. Train your hostess folks. Customer service starts with her.

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    5 ratingOctober 28, 2012

    This place is so amazing, I'd give it ten stars if I could. I can't believe there aren't more reviews yet. From the moment we sat down and requested a GF menu, we knew we were in for a treat. Not only was the food outstanding, the options plentiful, and the service superb, they also have their own organic farm. I can't say enough how great this was.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2012

    Not only do they have a GF menu, it's prepared in a separate kitchen. GF menu items are salads, burgers without buns and GF pasta. The waiter was very knowledgeable regarding GF. The food at West is always delicious and fresh. My favorite Carlsbad restaurant.

Monday
11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 9:30 pm

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