Our intention for this new 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 aioli13
  • ANGELS ON HORSEBACKbacon wrapped, lemon aioli14

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 dip9
  • 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 coleslaw18/25
  • RANCH PORK CHOPSGold Canyon all natural blackened pork chops, apple cider demi-glace, ignite mash and hand cut coleslaw18
  • GORGONZOLA STEAKHarris Ranch natural twin filet mignon medallions, mushrooms, sweet onions, steak sauce, ignite mash27
  • DRUNKEN RIBEYEwhiskey glazed ribeye steak, ignite mash and arugula salad23
  • WOOD ROASTED SALMONwilted spinach, ignite mash, and lemon-caper butter sauce21
  • LOBSTER QUINOA RISOTTOMaine lobster, gluten free quinoa, asparagus, tomatoes, onions21
  • TIGER EYE AHI TUNANori wrapped, stuffed with red pepper & asparagus, tempura batter, flash-fried,soy-ginger glaze, hot mustard, white rice21
  • 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 crust18
  • BRAISED SHORT RIBall day braised short rib with ignite mash covered in a cabernet mushroom demi-glace, finished in our oak fired wood oven20

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 onions14
  • CLASSIC BURGERlettuce, tomato, onion, pickle11*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 mayo13
  • BLACKENED FISH TACOSgrilled, tropical black bean relish, spicy mayo and slaw13
  • LA COSTA NATURAL CHICKEN SANDWICHarugula, pear, fresh mozzarella11
  • 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 - 3:00pm

Dinner

  • Sun - Wed3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thurs - Sat3:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour

  • Every Day3:00pm - 6:00pm

Oyster Hour

  • Sat - Thurs6:00pm - 7:00pm

Brunch

  • Sun10:00am - 3:00am
  • with Bottomless Mimosas

Winter Patio

  • Open Friday to Sunday

Summer Patio

  • Everyday 4:00pm - Close (weather permitting) CLOSED MONDAYS
  • Sundays 10am-Close
  • Patio hours - subject to change Please call ahead
  • Fridays live DJ6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sundays live music12:00pm - 3:00pm

Book online or call us


760-438-7800

Hours


Lunch

  • Mon - Sat11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner

  • Sun - Wed3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thurs - Sat3:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour

  • Every Day3:00pm - 6:00pm

Oyster Hour

  • Sat - Thurs6:00pm - 7:00pm

Brunch

  • Sun10:00am - 3:00am
  • with Bottomless Mimosas

Winter Patio

  • Open Friday to Sunday

Summer Patio

  • Everyday 4:00pm - Close (weather permitting) CLOSED MONDAYS
  • Sundays 10am-Close
  • Patio hours - subject to change Please call ahead
  • Fridays live DJ6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sundays live music12:00pm - 3:00pm

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 24 hours.

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Father’s Day June 21st

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Come out and see us this Sunday! Celebrate Father’s Day relaxing on our patio with bottomless mimosas and a brunch that will hit the spot. Every Dad gets a FREE Man Candy with purchase of any Neighborhood Favorite! Choose from Steaks, Fish, Ribs or even our Lobster Bacon Mac. See You Here on Sunday Brunch 10-3pm or Dinner 3-9pm. Please […]

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