Belcampo- Santa Monica
A local farm-to-table restaurant and butcher shop on Wilshire Blvd., offering one of the best foodie and craft cocktail experiences in the city. The restaurant serves elegant California cuisine, which is prepared using Organic, grass-fed meat sourced exclusively from our CA farm and offers exceptional farm-inspired craft cocktails. Whether you’re joining us for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, or our not-to-be-missed Weekend Brunch, you can expect inventive and delicious dishes and incredible cocktails.
You can also visit our adjoining butcher shop to pick up Organic, grass-fed meat from our CA farm and specialty groceries.
What Insiders Are Saying
For bistro style burgers, steak, and meat with a mission, Belcampo in Santa Monica is a great option.
Steaks were cooked perfectly and the sauces were very good. Caesar salad was spectacular.
Waiter was ok, seemed preoccupied. Guy who sat us was very nice
The food was so greasy and tasty!
Been there before, it was great. Best chopped salad. burger & fries. This time the chopped salad was completely different, good but not great, The pork dish and burger were excellent. I ordered steak and carrots, and asked for a NY steak for $15 extra. The meat was tough, full of long connective tissue that could double as material for guitar string. The brined chicken was not washed off, it was so salty nobody could eat it. The server asked if everything was ok, we were silent. She stood there so we told her. She was shocked. She checked with the chef and found out he gave me top sirloin instead of the NY steak. The chef offered a dessert for us, but we declined (on a diet!). When the bill came they comped my steak. I still gave her over 20% (including what the NY steak would have been) because none of this was her fault.
BTW, the place was empty. When we left at 7:15 there were only 6 people eating and one person at the bar. The place is beautiful.
Next time we will order burgers and pork. Also, the red wine sauce for my steak was great.
Sensational on all fronts! Food was great and the drinks fantastic.
Excellent staff! Good ambience and all round vibe!
Steak frites..sirloin generous portion, chewy but flavorful, salad substitute for fries..great.. very fresh, with light dressing, large portion, would have liked carrot substitute but not an option. Draft, house pick, lager delicious..thank you
The food, drinks and service were outstanding! We will definitely return in the future.
They maybe should close. The lighting is almost as bad as the food.
Better than average food, up to very good - richer food than we are used to which is why it is a sometime thing for us. Always loud. Just a short walk to the Broad Theater which makes for a really terrific evening.
I've eaten her multiple times, and it's consistently excellent.
We started with the carpaccio appetizer and I would highly recommend it. I had the steak frites which were delicious. In other restaurants when I’ve ordered this dish I have been served what looks like trimmings. This was obviously a lovely piece of meat that was thinly sliced. My husband had the half chicken dinner. I thought the source was a little heavy, but he thought it was perfect.
This was our first visit- we're locals, we'll probably give them another chance as I like the Idea and ambiance of the meat mraket up front, and the marketing = aged meat story- but the dining area ambiance/comfort level = O.K for Lunch, underdeveloped for Dinner, and the service staff, pleasant, friendly but execution during our mealservice was still C+, the food, pretty good, French Fries in Fat- Oh My, what could be bad?
*and we were going to the theater, the resturant wasn't very busy- talked to the the New manager, real nice Guy, we wish him well, I think he is there to help make things a bit + + better, as they should be- -
Wasn’t impressed with the food or service. Had an underdone burger and the selection of entres wasn’t as selective as it had been in the past e.g they changed the menu. Drinks were “ok”, I would have rather found somewhere else to enjoy food for the price.
Food and service outstanding but loud raucous other diners made it less so.
Great tasty steak with complementing vegetables
Staff was great. Burger was underseasoned, french fries weren't crisp. Wine was lovely. Recommend the brocolli.
All of us were very unhappy with our food. Everything tasted pretty bland.
I've been to this restaurant several times, both before and after their remodel. I like the ambiance; and the service was good.....except we had to ask twice for some bread. I think the waitress was just swamped. It's all good! I'd definitely recommend this AND go back!
The brisket was tough we took a couple bites when the waiter finally came back we let him know he didn’t seem to care
Belcampo Meats was a big disappointment. The decor is “corporate”, sterile, although there is nice light from overhead sky
lights. We made reservations, but the place was empty at 12:30 on a Wednesday. The food was not what was expected from a place that prides itself on its meat. It was shocking, really. The burger tasted over aged, with the sort of metallic flavor that was worrying, like it had turned. The “Thai” Beef salad had no Thai flavor and the beef in it was weirdly chewy. A third guest with us ordered the lamb shawarma, and declared it the worst he’d ever had—besides having little flavor, it was tiny and wrapped in a flour tortilla-thing. It came with a huge pile of French fries because the server didn’t mention there was a choice of fries or a salad. No way would I go back.
Sadly the food is just not good. Fries to well done. Prime rib bit done well and not much meat for $52. Not worth it. I love the space. And the servers are so nice. But something is missing. Time to rethink the chef.
What a great discovery this place is. Beautiful and spacious, elegant and relaxed. The service is superb and the food is a dream come true for a person on a paleo or ketogenic or low carb diet. It amazes me that in a big city like L.A. we have access to farm fresh food. This is now my new "go to" place. I created my own meal by combining several sides and it was heavenly. The last time I ate bacon like that was when I was a little girl back in Czechoslovakia. I've been telling all my health conscious friends about this gem of a place.
My favorite restaurant in LA!!! My wife and I eat here almost once per week. Sooo good!
I was excited to try Belcampo during DineLA. I figured it would give me a good chance to sample different dishes. The DineLA menu was disappointing. There was not as much variety as I hoped. Pretty much everything came with fries and you can’t substitute. I ordered the steak and I asked for medium rare and it came out almost well done. For a meat place, I expected the meat temperature to be accurate. I tried a piece of the burger and it was ok. The meal was just average at best. Nothing memorable about it. And, looking at the regular menu, it’s not worth the regular prices. The only upside of the meal was the server who didn’t miss a beat in making sure we were hydrated. I would definitely not be recommending this place to anyone.
If you are looking for great meats
This is the place
Really wanted to like this restaurant. But their food is just meh. Creme brûlée came out like scrambled eggs. That should say enough.
I went to Belcampo for DineLA. I really enjoyed the food, but I do not think I would pay the typical price for what I got. The ambiance is great ---it is very well decorated and the seating is comfortable. Even though it was not busy, I felt that we were somewhat neglected by our waitress. (we did not end up getting the beers we ordered when we first were sat until we got our entree and it took quite some time to get our check). Overall, I think it was a solid DineLA meal and I am glad to have tried the restaurant, but I will not be rushing to return.
I've heard the food was so good and I was so disappointed when I went. I ordered the steak frites medium, when it came out it was medium well to done so had to have it remade. The taste of the steak had a weird taste to it. Fries were overdone. I'm sad to say didn't live up to the hype. Won't return to this establishment.
"We went for lunch on Dine L.A. My wife had the burger and beef tartare, which were quite good. We had high expectations for Belcampo because of their reputation for high quality meats. I had the chopped salad which was very good but with way too much dressing soaking it. Lesson #1: always get the dressing on the side. For my entree I had the Lamb Schwarma -- big mistake. The lamb was tough because it had hardly been cooked and was still red, and very chewy -- inedible. Schwarma is supposed to be spiced, roasted slowly, and thin-sliced. The menu also said it came with pita, cucumber, and shaved cabbage, The lamb came in a thin cracker, more like a tortilla than pita and was dwarfed by the huge pile of French fries -- not mentioned on the menu. I see that Schwarma isn't one of Belcampo's usual dishes, but staff should be trained to do a dish well if it's going to be added for DineLA. Lesson #2: play it safe and order dishes the kitchen is familiar with."
Though I preferred the decor of the previous incarnation, Belcampo remains a very worthy spot, especially for carnivores.
Restaurant lighting is too bright. Great food though.
We did the dine LAmenu, great foods! Duck poutine was good with thick cut fries. Chicken wings had some of the Indian/Thai spices or curry flavors in it, tangy, spicy, sweet, savory...great dish! Burger was delicious, meat patty was tender and juicy. Steak was beautifully cooked to medium, delicious! Desserts were creme brûlée which came in just the right amount, not too much, not too little. And he matcha vanilla cake was quite good as well, we like that it’s not too sweet. Perfect ending to the lovely meal!
I love a couple of things on the menu ( tartar, bone Marrow, lamb) but the dine LA menu had this incredible amount of fries with first and second course( and not the good thin kind) and duck poutine was funky tasting, steak chewy. The most dramatic change was the decor...uncomfortable table that was a bizarre size making it a tight squeeze,the colors were strangely bright and beachy for a steakhouse. Just felt wrong. If we go back it will be for a cocktail and tartar at the bar and then we’re out.
Very good food -- only thing that marred the experience was that we ate there during "Dine LA" and a couple of things were off -- a curdled creme brulee being one of them-- not a good way to end a meal that was otherwise a good value.
The service was impeccable and the food was excellent.
While we have water here before and enjoyed the food, the DineLA dinner was a disappointment. The appetizers were good, but the steak was terrible! Actually inedible! Tough and streaked with fiddle. And no amount of contact with waitstaff and management had any impact. Then the desserts were no good. Come on Bel Campo! You can do better than that!
If I was a new customer I would not come back.
Our first time was for Dine LA. Quite surprised with quality of food and value. Rib Steak was delicious. Appetizers were wonderful. Service was fairly attentive. Overall, a good place to plan a return visit.
Belcampo was one of our favorite Los Angeles restaurants. Our families buy every holiday meat from Belcampo as well. But Dine LA at Belcampo was so disappointing.
Belcampo should have picked a Dine LA price point that would allow them to serve courses on par with their regular menu. It should be a sample of the restaurant, not the leftovers of the restaurant.
To make matters worse, our guest from Manhattan (who had never been to Belcampo) could not eat the famous Belcampo burger. So we paid our tab, tipped well, and left. It felt like a dirty $200, if you know what I mean.
To all Dine LA aficionados---don't do it!
Quality of meats is wonderful, but the kitchen is not doing justiceto to its great product. Burger and lamb shwarma came out cold. Beef tartare had no flavor, lacking acid, salt, etc. Servers had to be flagged down...non existent.
Meat was best part, of course, but just a sampling for DineLA, so portions were very small. Burger was under seasoned, though obviously great meat. Shwarma lamb was overshadowed by condiments.
the duck pontine is very bad,hardly see the duck meat, hidden under a pile of salty ,goovy fries, the fries came with the steak are over loaded with salt.only the steak frites are cooked excellent. but the vanilla cake is also dry like a week old cake. over all not a very satisfy meal.