Our intention with our menu is to serve fresh, approachable and sustainable food that has a local connection and means something to you: the locals, the community, and the people who have made us love being in Carlsbad and who make Ignite Bistro proud to be your neighbor.

More specialty items from our natural wood burning oven have inspired us all and we are proud to present these spectacular dishes to you. Moving to more natural foods, like farm fresh chicken and range-fed beef. We are also introducing “The Oyster Bar” with fresh, sustainable oysters from Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

OYSTER BAR

Ask Your Server for Today's Fresh Shucked Oysters by the 1/2 Dozen

  • FRESH SHUCKED OYSTER ON THE HALF SHELLHouse-made Cocktail Sauce, Champagne Mignonette, & Fresh Grated HorseradishMKT
  • CRISPY FRIED OYSTERS Peppadew pepper relish and lemon aioli136 oysters

FOOD TO SHARE

  • MAN CANDY(award winning) sweet and spicy bacon8
  • GUACAMOLE & SALSAhouse chips8
  • THAI FIRECRACKER CALAMARIpeanuts, fresh herbs11
  • AHI POKE TACOStuna poke, guacamole & spicy mayo12
  • FRESH NATURAL CHICKEN WINGSloaded buffalo or honey chipotle12
  • WOOD-FIRED SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIPserved with rosemary crostini10
  • SEARED SESAME TUNAwith wonton strips, ponzu sauce12
  • CRISPY ASPARAGUSjalapeño dip10
  • SHRIMP CEVICHEAcapulco style cocktail, avocado, diced cucumber, served with house made tortilla chips10
  • CRISPY BROCCOLIpepperoncini aioli9
  • FRENCH ONION SOUPblistered Swiss6

NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITES

All steaks are from Harris Ranch - all natural-no additives-no hormones

  • BABY BACK RIBSwood fired, twice basted BBQ, ignite mash, hand cut coleslaw19/27
  • BONE-IN PORK CHOPSGold Canyon all natural blackened pork chops, apple cider demi-glace, ignite mash and hand cut coleslaw19
  • GORGONZOLA STEAKHarris Ranch natural 8oz filet mignon medallions, mushrooms, sweet onions, steak sauce, ignite mash29
  • DRUNKEN RIBEYEwhiskey glazed ribeye steak, ignite mash and arugula salad25
  • WOOD ROASTED SALMONwilted spinach, ignite mash, and lemon-caper butter sauce22
  • LOBSTER QUINOA Maine lobster, gluten free quinoa, asparagus, tomatoes, onions22
  • TIGER EYE AHI TUNANori wrapped, stuffed with red pepper & asparagus, tempura batter, flash-fried,soy-ginger glaze, hot mustard, white rice23
  • NATURAL ROASTED CHICKENAll Natural Regal Crest Farm, rosemary, garlic, ignite mash, seasonal veggies19
  • LOBSTER BACON MACMaine Lobster, Man Candy Bacon, 3 cheese sauce, potato chip crust19
  • BRAISED SHORT RIBall day braised short rib with ignite mash covered in a cabernet mushroom demi-glace, finished in our oak fired wood oven21
  • CAJUN SALMON & SHRIMP PASTAPenne pasta, shrimp, salmon, mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, tossed in our house made Cajun cream sauce19

BURGER, SANDWICHES & SUCH

Served with choice of bistro fries, ignite mash, Kennebec chips, seasonal vegetables or coleslaw - Sub sweet potato waffle fries or asparagus fries $2 - Sub any of the burgers for a homemade veggie Patty

  • IGNITE BURGERHarris Ranch natural, sweet onion-gruyère-bacon & bleu cheese compote and crispy onions15
  • CLASSIC BURGERlettuce, tomato, onion, pickle12*add cheese or bacon for a buck
  • STEAK & KNIFE BURGERblackened burger, man candy, pepper jack cheese, homemade onion ring, lettuce, tomato, spicy mayo, choice of fries or slaw14
  • SOUTHWEST BURGERroasted poblano, pepper jack cheese, crispy jalapeños, guac & spicy mayo13
  • CALIFORNIA STEAK TACOSsliced ribeye, bacon, french fries, wood fired tomatillo salsa, guacamole and spicy mayo14
  • BLACKENED FISH TACOSgrilled, tropical black bean relish, spicy mayo and slaw13
  • LA COSTA NATURAL CHICKEN SANDWICHarugula, pear, fresh mozzarella12
  • MAINE LOBSTER ROLLMaine lobster, celery, red peppers, onion, parsley, tossed in a lemon aioli, served on our housemade toasted rosemary garlic roll, with fresh made Kennebec potato chips16
  • BRAISED SHORT RIB SANDWICHjack & cheddar, crispy onions, housemade toasted rosemary roll, choice of Kennebec or slaw14

GREENS & BIG SALADS

  • MARKET GREENShouse cut greens, cucumber, pear, almonds, grapes, cherry tomatoes, toasted goat cheese, sherry viniagrette10
  • TOMATO-TOMATOassorted tomatoes, house made mozzarella, creamy basil viniagrette10
  • *add chicken to any above salad 5 or salmon 7
  • BLACKENED SALMON CAESERromaine hearts, house made dressing16
  • HAPPY CHOPchicken, chopped greens, apple, cucumber, avocado, tomato, ginger viniagrette, and peanut sauce with crispy wontons14
  • GUADALARA SALADblackened chicken, hand made tortilla shell, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, avocado, house made pico and chipotle ranch15
  • SESAME SEARED AHI SALADsustainable Ahi seared rare, served over asian slaw tossed with ginger vinaigrette, finished with sliced avocado16

SIDES

  • Seasonal veggies4
  • Ignite mash4
  • Crispy asparagus4
  • Sautéed spinach4
  • Crispy broccoli4
  • Bistro fries4
  • Kennebec chips4

NEAPOLITAN PIZZA

  • BRIE & PEARroasted garlic, mozzarella, anjou pear, honey14
  • MARGHERITAtomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil12
  • IGNITEtomato sauce, mozzarella, salami, pepperoni, fennel sausage, sweet onions16
  • PEPPERONItomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh oregano14
  • BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA12
  • TOPPINGSBacon, Chicken, Pepperoni, Salami, Fennel Sausage, Jalapeños, Mushrooms, Olives, Onions, Red Onions, Spinach, Fresh tomatoes1 Each
  • GLUTEN FREE CRUST2

Lunch

  • Mon - Sat11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner

  • Sun - Wed2:30pm- 9:00pm
  • Thurs - Sat2:30pm- 10:00pm

Happy Hour

  • Every Day3:00pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Hour

  • Everyday except Fridays6:30pm - 7:30pm

Brunch

  • Sun10:00am - 3:00pm
  • with Bottomless Mimosas & Live Music
  • Sat10:00am - 3:00pm
  • with Bottomless Mimosas

Winter Patio

  • Open Tuesday thru Saturday 4pm - close
  • Sunday 10am-2:30pm
  • Subject to closure for Holiday EventsPlease call for information

Summer Patio

  • Everyday 4:00pm - Close (weather permitting) CLOSED MONDAYS
  • Sundays 10am-2:30pm
  • Patio hours - subject to change Please call ahead
  • Fridays live DJ6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sundays live music11:30am- 2:30pm

TRIVIA NIGHT

  • Every Wednesday5:30pm-8:30pm
  • PRIZES :
  • $25 OFF tab for 1st place team
  • $15 OFF tab for 2nd place team
  • Trivia will not be held the month of December due to Holiday EventsWill resume 2017

Book online or call us


760-438-7800

Hours


Lunch

  • Mon - Sat11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner

  • Sun - Wed2:30pm- 9:00pm
  • Thurs - Sat2:30pm- 10:00pm

Happy Hour

  • Every Day3:00pm - 6:30pm

Oyster Hour

  • Everyday except Fridays6:30pm - 7:30pm

Brunch

  • Sun10:00am - 3:00pm
  • with Bottomless Mimosas & Live Music
  • Sat10:00am - 3:00pm
  • with Bottomless Mimosas

Winter Patio

  • Open Tuesday thru Saturday 4pm - close
  • Sunday 10am-2:30pm
  • Subject to closure for Holiday EventsPlease call for information

Summer Patio

  • Everyday 4:00pm - Close (weather permitting) CLOSED MONDAYS
  • Sundays 10am-2:30pm
  • Patio hours - subject to change Please call ahead
  • Fridays live DJ6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sundays live music11:30am- 2:30pm

TRIVIA NIGHT

  • Every Wednesday5:30pm-8:30pm
  • PRIZES :
  • $25 OFF tab for 1st place team
  • $15 OFF tab for 2nd place team
  • Trivia will not be held the month of December due to Holiday EventsWill resume 2017

Private Dining


We promise to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a feast for 100 people.

We offer customizable menus as well as a delicious selection of small plates depending on your style of gathering. Prices vary.

Please call or email us for more information and we will contact you within 48 hours.

BANQUETS 3x4

760-438-7800
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News

We will open at 3pm on Thanksgiving: We are serving Prix-Fixe Menu options from $27-$37, along with happy hour from 3-6:30pm and some additional items from our pizza station. Please call for reservations and further details. Christmas Eve:  regular dinner menu New Years Eve: Dinner for Two only $99 with seatings at 6:00- 6:15 -8:00 – […]

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