On someone's recommendation we went to Bistro West in Carlsbad. It's a huge new restaurant as part of the West complex that includes a steak house and hotel. The restaurant has been opened 6 weeks. The menu is huge, everyting from rotisserie chicken to steak to salads. While it was recommended to me by someone that compared it to a fine restaurant, alas it was far from that, more like an upscale Denny's. We had salads, chicken and pot sticker appetizers. Nothing was particularly good. The best of the bunch was a Chinese chicken salad ($13) which consisted of finely chopped lettuce some pieces of broiled chicken, wonton crisps and noodles. No oranges. It was bland and undistinguished. A baby green with roasted chicken added was meager and expensive, about $18. While the restaurant was huge with an appetizing menu, the food was very mediocre. We won't return. It makes Claim Jumper down the street seem gourmet.