Belcampo- Santa Monica

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Belcampo Restaurant and Butcher Shop 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

The Infatuation
7.6

For bistro style burgers, steak, and meat with a mission, Belcampo in Santa Monica is a great option.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

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p
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

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N
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! We had short rib Mac and cheese, bone broth, roasted carrots, and celery salad. All great!

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MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

My burger was overcooked and honestly pretty disappointing after the hype I’ve heard about this place.

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SA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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

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a
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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.

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G
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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DD
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Although the food was fresh and tasty, I did not think the steak was all the rave - and this is what they are known for. We ordered the special for two, where you choose your meat and get salad and a side. Salad and brussels sprouts were good. It was a bit pricey, however at $20 a piece + the price of the steak. We had a New York cut. Atmosphere was pleasant, but nothing to write home about. We were there early in the evening, so it was a bit slow, but we had to look around a few times for our server. The cocktails were good and generous.

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, great drinks and back bar and excellent service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Meat was over cooked and dry

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DW
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Contemporary restaurant with good meat choices as it is a meat market as well. We ate different burgers which was good but not great.
French fries were average.
Service was great!

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PH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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c
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so greasy and tasty!

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RN
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational on all fronts! Food was great and the drinks fantastic.
Excellent staff! Good ambience and all round vibe!

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d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were outstanding! We will definitely return in the future.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

They maybe should close. The lighting is almost as bad as the food.

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v
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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BE
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten her multiple times, and it's consistently excellent.

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MM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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- -

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PC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service outstanding but loud raucous other diners made it less so.

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tasty steak with complementing vegetables

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JC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Staff was great. Burger was underseasoned, french fries weren't crisp. Wine was lovely. Recommend the brocolli.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

All of us were very unhappy with our food. Everything tasted pretty bland.

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l
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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j
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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

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EL
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MN
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in LA!!! My wife and I eat here almost once per week. Sooo good!

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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NS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you are looking for great meats
This is the place

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SO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Really wanted to like this restaurant. But their food is just meh. Creme brûlée came out like scrambled eggs. That should say enough.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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K
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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SO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

"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."

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