If you’re in California, you expect healthful yet delicious cuisine, and Carlsbad’s fine dining restaurants don’t disappoint (though some of the more casual spots like the breweries, wineries, and cafés in Carlsbad Village are great fun as well). Among the highlights:
TWENTY/20 at Sheraton Carlsbad: The restaurant emphasizes the culinary philosophy of northern Spain’s San Sebastian region, influenced by fresh, organic ingredients to create tasty meals like the crispy salmon (a must-try). If you can, opt to sit outdoors on the veranda to view ideal sunsets and the panoramic coastline views for which TWENTY/20 takes its name.
Bistro West: Offering passion and panache, Bistro West provides a farm-to-table approach to feed the palette. All—yes, all—herbs, fruits, and veggies used in the mouthwatering cuisine (from the classic comfort foods and the pastas to the salads and fresh fish) are sourced from The West Farm’s three-plus acres. Prior to dining, you’ll definitely want to check out the bar area at the adjacent sister property, West Steak House, to try the new Chameleon Cocktails—befitting of the name, with every sip you take, the flavor changes, as does the color!
Top left image: Courtesy of TWENTY/20; all others from Bistro West