Belcampo - Santa Monica
Although we came we high expectations after very positive dining experiences in the Jack London Oakland location, we found one main course to be unacceptable-tenderloin steak- and the other marginal- the two patty burger. The beef tartar was above average although the very thick crusted bread had burn marks from over grilling.
There is little excuse for a high end meat purveyor's restaurant to serve any marginal or unacceptable dishes.
My wife and I both had the steak Frites. The steak was really tough . Could barely cut it with a steak knife . The bartender was very nice as was the hostess . But we were disappointed considering the price . Bought some breakfast sausage on the way out for the following morning. That was also super dry and tasted pretty awful .
Hello! I am so sorry for the bad experience you had while dining in with us. I would love to hear more about the visit as I would love an opportunity to make this experience right. Please email me at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Have a great day!
Love the food! High quality ingredients and delicious.
Great service, very friendly and attentive staff.
Food was amazing from the appetizers to the main course to the dessert
I loved the previous cozy decor. The food was poorly cooked. Sides were terrible. I used to love this place. Butcher shop is still awesome, but I didn’t like entering restaurant through butcher shop...which smells...
Disappointing. We thought that a butcher would have done a better job with the restaurant. We had the rib eye for 2- Steak was underdone, 6 sad asparagus and a good potato au gratin enough for 1.
We had high hopes....won't be back.
Food was good, the ribeye and the filet mignon we ordered were cooked to perfection. It was interesting to walk into a butcher shop and then being escorted to our table in the back.
The food was delicious, cocktails amazing and service was excellent. Highly recommend the Osso Bucco!
Food was just so-so .For a butcher shop, the mear was clearly disappointed
Went on a date with the hubby to Broad Stage At Santa Monica College and found Belcampo nearby for dinner after the performance. So glad we did, we enjoyed everything about this place. The food, the service and the set up. All very fresh, pleasant and enjoyable. Totally recommend it to anyone looking for a good steak or burger.
Steak under cooked a d tough, sent it back, second time same thing
Inexcusable for a restaurant associated with a butcher shoo
Meh... looked great online, but nothing to go back to visit.
The food is phenomenal! It's a perfect spot to bring a special date or family/friends gathering. It's a fun and laid back atmosphere in a beautiful setting.
Belcampo is a really nice place to dine and have a quiet conversation. The food and service are excellent!
Have shopped at Belcampo on many occasions but have never eaten in the restaurant. We were blown away and are excited to go back.
This place is just okay based on our meal. Of the dishes we ordered, the quest fondito, the Osso Buco were good, and the short rib Mac 'n' cheese were good. But the Brussel sprouts were over done, none of us liked the noodle dish. and the gnocchi was not very good either. The ambience is fine, nothing special. The service not amazing either, polite but not attentive.
We enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. My husband ordered his burger rare and it wasn’t. For him important. I had steak frites and it was perfect. Very friendly staff. Our guests seemed pleased.
Everything was excellent. Ordered NY Strip steak, prepared very well. Quality of meat so bad could not eat it.
Went here for brunch. Very good!
Great burgers! Lovely service. Wish I could have tried a cocktail from their drink menu but it was lunchtime.
Was nice. Waiter didn't pour wine to taste. Thought that was odd.
Also the chocolate dessert did not taste like chocolate. More like espresso. It has espresso listed as last flavor not main
The vanilla Panna Cotta tastes of lemon not vanilla. It had lemon balm flavor listed on menu.
The food was all really tasty except the steak was a bit on the chewy side. Love that it’s all grass fed and healthy.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica. The food is amazing, the ambiance is lovely and the service is great! Also, you get a discount on the butcher case on your way out. Their meat is so good it will make you want to get your stuff exclusively from there... budget allowing. ;)
Super high quality meats prepared perfectly, basically an awesome restaurant for anyone on keto.
Love it - great staff, awesome food. LOVED the butcher shop!!
Good food and drink, effective but unassuming service, absence of the noise characteristic of trendy places, attractive ambiance.
This was our fourth or fifth visit. We were dissatisfied. Obviously we had good prior experiences and returned expecting the same but at 8 pm on a Saturday found the place half empty. The reason appears to be the kitchen. The steak was no better than average for the price, the fries were average, and the osso buco was dry and not the usual tender meal we expect. I really hope they can make changes for the better.
Excellent services, cocktails, and meal. We will be back often.
An overpriced NY Strip that was full of gristle. Brussels Sprouts that were supposed to be crispy but were oily and soggy. Drinks, service and ambiance almost made up for it but not really.
Visited the restaurant not the butcher shop , so I can’t comment on that but I feel ripped off after dining here. They charge $20 per plate on top of the price of the beef. So a $50 rib eye costs $70 for a ” Butcher’s Dinner “ which includes carrots and a salad. It’s not clear on the menu that it is an additional cost as sides is also listed separately. The server didn’t really explain this either. Quality was decent but like i say, way overpriced. It isn’t even a traditional sit-down steakhouse. If you’re going to spend $70 per plate, you can take your business elsewhere—there are much higher quality steakhouses at that price point.
Terrific spot, save for one meal— the chicken. I know, who orders chicken in a beef place, a butcher shop at that, but one of our party did and found it dry. The rest of our meal, from appetizers thru various beef entrees were tremendous. Very friendly—and helpful staff, from barkeeps to waiters to managers.
A lost phone was secured by the staff overnight.
Not your everyday ho-hum place. The service was excellent. The food was creative (a beet cocktail!) and delicious. The dining room is hidden by a butcher shop in the front, but you’ll be glad you persevered.
It was a delightful evening and our waitress was sensational.
Very disappointed in the food. Out of the 3 items that we ordered, we were unable to finish any of them because of the poor preparation of the burger, bacon caesar salad, and Brussels sprouts. The only reasons we didn't send them all back (or say anything at the time) was that we were too hungry and in too good a mood to have to wait for everything to be remade.
Better ambiance would help.
Food was great, incl desser. Hey Steak cooked perfectly (medium rare). However, when stake is served, would be nice to hear the plate more to keep it warm. Steak was not hot enough when served.
The food is amazing! We had short rib Mac and cheese, bone broth, roasted carrots, and celery salad. All great!
My burger was overcooked and honestly pretty disappointing after the hype I’ve heard about this place.
Service and ambience is good but the food is not that great. If you want a good steak at a restaurant goto Mastros or Nick and Stefs
The service was very good but the food was not. My parmesan coated chicken breast was not flavorful. Neither was my companion’s burger. My creme brûlée was dry, not moist as custard should be.
The food was very good. We ordered 5 shared plates and couldn’t finish everything. The servings are generous without being massive. I’m not a fan of the “converted warehouse” ambience but at least here it was toned down somewhat, the wall the bar was on had interesting tile, the floor looked like wood and all the ugly ducts on the ceiling were painted white. Since we were there early it wasn’t noisy at all although I’m sure it is when the place is full, another downside of the warehouse aesthetic.
Best of all though is I found a butcher shop with amazing meat.