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Sun, 2/18
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10:30 PM
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Camino

4.2
2510 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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Cross street
Sunnyslope Avenue
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www.caminorestaurant.com
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2510 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
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chuck (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good. Service was great. Limited menu but changes often.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious meal, flavorful cocktails and great service. Still prefer a private table to communal seating, but did not deter from the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

With a menu that small (3 entree choices) you really expect perfection in each dish, while the food was really good, it fell a little short. The whole rockfish was prepared really well and the presentation was great, the small plate of boiled potatoes it was served with was kind of sad.

Another small issue was the seating. We are not picky about seating at all and even sometimes enjoy getting a “different perspective” of the restaurant, but if you seat someone next to a computer terminal then servers should probably take the extra step to not bump or brush into the back of your seat (or head...) every time they use the machine.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Extremely noisy! At the end of the night, I felt my voice getting hoarse from having to shout across the table to talk to my dinner companion. However, for those duck lovers who missed Bay Wolf, this is your spot.

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Susan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Camino is usually great, but this was an overpriced, undercooked and too-tiny meal. I don't know what is happening at Camino. We ordered plenty of food, but left hungry and grumpy about the meal. Our waiter was great, and we were able to stay at the table for longer than usual because they weren't full. Sadly, I am crossing it off my faves list.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great for a date night or special occasion. Really delicious food and amazing cocktails. It seems a bit pricey but they pay their staff well & do not accept tips as a result. Do it for a nice night out!

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Anne (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We've eaten at Camino many times. The food is excellent and the restaurant is very attractive. The only criticism I have is that if you order a cocktail, it takes a really long time for it to be served. The restaurant wasn't crowded at all and yet we waited about 20 minutes for our cocktails after ordering them - there are other times where we've waited 30 minutes for them. The cocktails showed up at about the same time as our first course. It happens every time we eat there. It's not a big deal. The food is always really good and the restaurant is very attractive.

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Zena (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I brought a friend here for his birthday and were given a quiet table as requested, so conversation was easy. The half crab was really flavorful and I had the trumpet mushroom packet, which was divine, and enough to take some home for breakfast. Our dessert arrived with a candle, as also requested when I made my Open Table reservation. It was a perfect, low key, delicious celebration. Thanks to the great wait staff for pitch perfect service.

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experienced (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Consistently very fine, healthy dining! Excellent service, the staff is very knowledgeable about the food and the wine list!

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lauralauraf (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I liked this place. I liked the menu options. The vegetarian main course was fantastic. The chicken was a little dry but good. The hostes was not very welcoming, my husband and I were all giggly enjoying our date night, to find this very serious person at the reception. The waitress was great though. Fun to order the half crab. But I think those will be only as the season lasts. Great new cocktails and house made sodas.

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Natb (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was sub par and way too expensive for what we got. We were definitely disappointed in our experience.

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vipMarcia (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Thoroughly disappointing meal for New Year’s Eve. Except for our beef, every course was bland and lukewarm. We were all underwhelmed. Our dinner was over $700 for four. It felt like a rip-off! This restaurant should and could be SO much better...good ingredients...good ambiance, but the food is just not flavorful enough. At those prices, every bite should be an “ah ha” moment. Hey, guys, up your game!

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vipdrayford (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I still like this place quite a bit. Don't think the execution for NYE pre-fixe was great. But the staff was nice despite being slammed. Cocktails were tasty.

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AmateurFoodieMixologist (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I have made Camino a holiday-season stop for a couple of years now. The restaurant was charmingly decorated for the season. Our meals (and cocktails) have been lovingly and excellently prepared and presented. We each had the oyster appetizer and the duck breast entree on a recent visit and were delighted with our choices. The duck breast in particular was delicious. High marks for inventive food, beautifully executed.

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Curnonsky (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It's $200 for two people to enjoy a cocktail, share a moderately priced bottle from the well-chosen list, and each order a starter and a main but no dessert. Which is a lot for me, so I don't do it often, and am careful when I do. I know Camino will always have something I want to eat, even on a compact menu with just three mains and an small array of starters and sides. The fact that almost every dish has one or more components grilled on an open fire is a signature of the place, and it's anything but gratuitous: This is grilling on a level that Weber can't even conceive of. Though the setting is not, I imagine, to everyone's taste (are you okay sitting at refectory tables at these prices?), it's perfect for this yupscale swath of Oaktown. The welcome is hospitable, the bartenders expert, the servers attentive and well-informed. Finally, while menu prices are indeed high, they include service (i.e. no tipping required) and also conform with local living-wage standards.

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Marisol (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was great, server was excellent, wine was perfectly paired... price was not bad for what it was. great!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

We love the food. But the noise level is horrible. You end up shouting at the person across the table from you when the restaurant is reasonably full😩

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LocalGal (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

A memorable restaurant with amazing food, fantastic employees, and fun ambiance.

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vipfoodluver (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Quiet Sunday night at Camino. As is often the case on a cold evening, the restaurant is cooler than we like - needed my sweater. Citrus and daikon salad was sharp- flavored and interesting; Chicory salad was good. Mushrooms with greens was delicious, but very light for an entree. Wines by the glass: outstanding Muscadet, excellent Reisling, good Rhône and Langoudec.

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SharonD (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Interesting menu - not your run of the mill items or pairings. Food was quite tasty and looked great as presented. Not wonderful for quiet conversations, but fine for casual conversations.

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