Belcampo- Santa Monica

4.5
498 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
Starting Monday, June 11 both the Restaurant and Butcher Shop will be closed in preparation of our RE-MODEL! Stay tuned for re-opening details, hours and menu updates.

The flagship location in Southern California, Belcampo Santa Monica features both an 86 seat restaurant serving rustic, elegant, meaty, California cuisine and farm-inspired craft cocktail program. This location also showcases a full-service butcher shop where our guests can order custom cuts or choose from a creative selection of grab n go Ready Meals™ to heat and eat at home or our line of marinated Ready Meats™.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm

Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday 11:30am-3pm

Dinner:
Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm
Sunday 5pm-10pm

Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(424) 744-8008
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Caleb Orth
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th St
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Parking details
We have a lot behind the restaurant where you will find our valet!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.
What 498 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Our dinner was outstanding. We particularly want to recognize your server, Alicia, who contributed so much to our overall dining experience. She's a gem.
Your bar staff is also extremely welcoming.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had an amazing dinner tonight. The food we ordered from the Dine LA menu was superb! Our waiter was friendly and a attentive. The restaurant decor was gorgeous! Can’t wait to go back again.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

DineLA menu was a good deal. The steak frites, and lamb burger were tasty. Son had the 100-day dry aged burger. He liked it but not my taste. Drinks are good and pretty!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food and service were fantastic. Great craft cocktails as well!

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Came for the Dine LA dinner menu (been meaning to try Belcampo's food as I live nearby), but was really disappointed at the food. The braised pork was incredibly oversalted, and the steak was pretty chewy, not as I would have expected of the meat quality they boast. Heard somewhere the burger is good, might consider giving them another chance at lunchtime...

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Excellent food and drink, friendly and relaxed and competent service, pleasant high-ceiling room with moderate noise.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We really enjoyed our server and the ambience. Our only disappointment is the menu is limited. We had fish last time but only fish and chips were available.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was delicious, we had a 7 course flight including dumplings, hamachi, lobster roll, crab fried rice, hangar steak, dan dan noodles, and a dessert.

Would definitely recommend, steak was cooked perfectly, all the menu items were appetizing and beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

What a great find! Since the renovation, it appears that the restaurant has transformed into a perfect, upscale, quality restaurant. Food was very very good, as were the cocktails. Cocktails were interesting with uses of spices, fruits, etc. in a good way!! I highly recommend.

Based on comments predating the renovation, I say they figured it out and made investments in the right areas.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We went specifically for the Belcampo burger and fries. It was delicious! The restaurant was recently renovated and was very nice. Service was very good also.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I had been to Belcampo before and while the food was good, I was in no hurry to return, mostly because of the space. It was dark and had the feel of an old club.

Things have changed and I now love everything about this place. The staff exudes such positive energy, The space had been redesigned and is now bright, comfortable, open and welcoming.

The food is incredible. I don’t think I have ever tasted a beef tartare as amazing as what I had at Belcampo today. It was so good, I had mentally prepared myself for the inevitable disappointment my burger would be in comparison, only to discover the burger was equally amazing.

I don’t know when exactly the redesign of this restaurant occurred, but for anyone who hasn’t been in awhile, I highly recommend a return visit.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Loved the food and vibe!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

From the Hostess , waiter to the busboy, service was superb . Food was delicious & ambiance was great!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great Steaks, beautiful dining room, great bar. I ordered the chopped salad, and New York Steak, which were both great.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was our first visit to Bel Campo. We expected to be wowed by the food, the food was very average. The cost for two of us, without drinks or wine, was roughly $150. I expected a wonderful cut of meat, cooked perfectly and flavored exceptionally well. The meat wasn’t seasoned at all, a good cut of meat should be flavorful on its own, but a bit of seasoning is quite necessary to wow the palette. The chopped salad was very good, perfectly dressed, with a great combination of veggies, fruit and cheese. The salad set the mood for the meal. Sadly the rest of the meal didn’t live up to the excellence of the salad. The broccolini was super seasoned, very spicy and was not edible unless you like food spiced to burn your mouth. The fries were tiny little fries, almost like they were the end of a batch and so were tiny. Also unseasoned, fries do need salt, preferably added while the potatoes are hot and ready to hang onto some of the salt crystals.
Overall we were disappointed in our meal. Maybe next time we’ll just buy meat and cook it at home, then it will be seasoned to our liking.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our server is very courteous and professional, very pleasant to talk to.
She helped us selecting the food, her recommendation is right on the spot.
She kept checking if everything is allright.

I was excpecting more steak choices, the chinese pear salads is excellent, the leaf is crunchy and very fresh. Portion is generous.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

My pork chop was mostly fat and center tough. The rest of the meals were I would give a B. Over priced and non creative food.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Will not return. Service was especially slow given there were only a few tables occupied and we arrived when they opened. Poorly managed.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food is good, but a little pricey for lunch. I liked my burger more than my friend’s steak frites. Their french fries were a little subpar, but the homemade ketchup was a nice touch. Belcampo might have the better burger, but Umami Burger definitely has the better fries. It felt like they rested the burger and steak frites too long as my first bite was a little on the cold side. The service was not as attentive as I had hoped and it was not all all busy for a Saturday lunch service. I ran out of water and drank from my friend’s water glass. Despite these glitches, I’d be willing to come back to try their dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Celebrated my birthday with close friends had an amazing time!!! Thank u much belcampo!!! I will be back soon!!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I definitely recommend Bel Campo. I’ve been here several times, but this was the best! I now know what to order: Wings, Burger, Shepherds Pie! Thursday is half price wines by the bottle (great deal). It’s reasonably priced for Santa Monica (which means pricey), but excellent quality. Enjoy!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Meat is tough. Sides are tasty though.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We were quite excited to give Belcampo at try. The atmosphere was nice and the waitress very pleasant as well. The drink service from the bar was on the slow side. We started with the chopped salad which was fairly good, and the Ramen Deviled Eggs which were judged atrocious by both of us. The burger was unremarkable, the fries lukewarm and bland at best. It was probably the first time that I had seen a burger go half unfinished on my wife's plate. The fish of the night was Ling Cod. It was fine, but again unremarkable seasoning and the portion was sooooo tiny. They claimed it was 4oz. when I pointed the size out to the waitress, but I'd be very surprised if it was over 3oz. That would be fine for an appetizer portion, but as an entree, it was quite underwhelming. After the manager came over and defended the tiny portion size and extolled the quality , he kindly had another portion sent to the table without charge. Overall the place is pleasant and pricey, but unless they step their game up a bit......... They could learn a few lessons from some of the other quality dinner houses in Los Angeles. We will wait a while for them to hopefully get their ship on course and possible give them another try.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We always enjoy Bel Campo. Good food, nice people.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

A hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great spot, the food was really good (surprisingly, a butcher knows how to make a salad!!) and when they say dinner for two...it can really feed three, I still had the meat sweats the next day (got the dinner for two with the NY steak, potatoes au gratin and broccoli). We also got the ice cream sundae, it hard a chocolate hard shell, it was fantastic!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Had been here before and had enjoyed food and atmosphere. however, this time the service was very slow and food was fair to poor. It took at least 20 minutes for our waiter to bring us our drinks. The steak frites was very average. The quality of the meat was just ok and the french fries were not seasoned and quite boring. The brussels sprouts were covered in some sticky sauce and the burger was just average. Nothing was very interesting about the presentation or the food and the service was just average. Probably would not go back

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The wine and roasted cauliflower dish were outstanding, the lamb steak tartare a bit bland and overwhelmed by too many veggies on top that seemed incongruous. Delicious desserts, especially the goat cheesecake. Excellent ambience and low noise level.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent service! Excellent hamburger, so you get what you pay for, as in it's expensive but a special quality treat! Brussels sprouts need much less oil and sugar. Fries need much less salt. Will return and ask for a salad side instead next time.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Really appreciated the great service. And the food was excellent as well!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went there for a birthday. Told them and put it on my reservation. Nothing special done. We had the steak dinner for two, asked for it medium rare... brought it rare. Asked them to cook more, brought it back medium. Brought wrong cocktail once, asked for right one, brought back proper one but only half full. Had been there a half dozen times before and all was good, but this time it was very poor.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of the tastiest and juiciest pork chops we’ve ever had. We also love the Shepard’s pie with delicious bread and salad.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food here is fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was so yummy and it feels so good to know that the sourcing is impeccable! Everything was 1st class! One of our favorite if not THE favorite place!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a lovely meal. We could hear each other when talking, a plus for me. It is a bit on the expensive side, even with a voucher. The wait staff is great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful service and beyond excellent meats

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Third time is not the charm. We’ve eaten here two other times and enjoyed our food.
Not this time. The filet is off the menu. The burger was raw, not medium. So she takes it back.
20 minutes later my well done burger arrives sans the arugula. Fries on all four plates were
Lukewarm. The other meat dishes were chewy and had too much sauce
Def my going back

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a pleasurable experience at this local eatery. Fantastic cuisine and staff!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good burger

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Celebration

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