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Camino

4.2
2513 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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After working at Chez Panisse for over 20 years, Russell Moore opened this warm and rustic restaurant in the Grand Lake area of Oakland. Inspired by traditional home cooking in France, Italy and Spain most of the dishes served at the restaurant are cooked at the restaurant’s prominent fireplace or wood burning oven. A small, decisive, daily changing menu reflects the seasons, the region and the restaurant’s commitment to small farms. Camino offers a specialized cocktail menu using the same carefully sourced ingredients as the kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 547-5035
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Russell Moore
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunnyslope Avenue
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www.caminorestaurant.com
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2513 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LifeIsGood (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Laughable portions. Unimaginative food. Spotty service. Should have believed the other reviewers. Won’t be back.

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ZavvarM 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and service with friendly atmosphere, perfect for a group of friends and family.

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HeatherJ 
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Overrated. The food was just ok for the prices. (Even keeping in mind that you don't tip the servers presumably because they are paid a living wage.)

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vipFrenchRoots (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for valentines eve. No special greeting or decor. Not a flower in the room. Cold atmosphere despite big nice chandeliers. Seats old church pews and chairs - uncomfortable. Simple bordering on austere. Flavors very light - more like perfumes. Grassy, fresh, slightly bitter. Portions small. Food ... good, but nothing spectacular. Service and experience hard edged. Drove from across town for a special evening with my husband. Fine, but disappointing. Would not bother going back.

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coltonb (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Made the reservations for Valentine’s Day . The ambiance was great. The food was ok ... definitely wasn’t good enough to justify the price. The community style seating let us know that we weren’t alone in our feelings on the dining experience .

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The food is excellent. The ambiance is very nice, though it can be a little loud. Service is very attentive when they're present, but don't expect to be smothered; it can be a while between visits if they're busy. Wine selection by the glass is very decent, and the cocktails are tasty.

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vipvealparmesan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Had the family together from LA & NY and we had a very nice Sunday Supper. Several orders of the Duck and whole Rock Cod. Could not have been nicer. Thank you all for your gracious hospitality. Hope to hit a Crab Monday soon. Brian

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered three of the appetizers, all the sides, two entrees, cocktails, and a bottle of wine. The food was well-prepared and the ingredients impeccable, with some interesting dishes that reflected the season beautifully. I found the "message" of the food disjointed, however, with elements clashing both within each dish and between them. But the service -- or lack of it -- really disrupted the experience, to the extent that the timing of the food coming to the table was off and parts of the dishes were cold.

I really appreciate Camino's no-tipping policy; I believe in paying all the staff a fair wage. But the staff seemed both untrained and uninterested in serving customers. We had looooooong waits for our drinks, our wine, and between courses (even though the restaurant was at most 2/3 full), with too much food coming at once. It was nearly impossible to flag our server down, and we had to notify other passing servers of our needs, which didn't feel right to me.

I would not return to Camino without assurance that the menu had been made more assertive and cohesive, and the service had improved -- a disappointment, if not on all counts.

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vipjasmine (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The reason I did not give a better rating was due to the couples next to us. We sat at a long table with other people which I don't mind but the two gentlemen sitting across next to my husband were so loud that at the end of an hour and a half I had heard nothing but them all night.

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JasonP (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was not that great for the price and the portions were too small.

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ChaliceF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Caminos is prompt in having the table available at the time of the reservation. It's amazing that they can do that in 15 minute increments.
I enjoyed the beet salad. The duck was delicious.
An enjoyable time

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Top notch as always. Crab was all time.

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Alexandra (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I took an out-of-town friend to Camino for dinner. We really enjoyed the experience of eating there and loved the ambiance of the restaurant. However at the end of the meal, when we were thinking about favorite dishes, we realized that none of us thought any of the dishes really stood out. Overall, good experience, good concept, but less memorable food than I would have expected.

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Adam (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, delicious cocktails. Quality and effort put into food is top notch!

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DavidR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Russell's food is always remarkable, in both ingredients and cooking; his simple is never simple.

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