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CAMPER

4.6
373 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Camper serves Rustic, Farm-Driven, Californian Cuisine in the heart of Downtown, Menlo Park. Chef Greg Kuzia- Carmel (Cotogna, Per Se) and the team work daily to develop a menu that highlights the freshest flavors of some of the country’s best agricultural producers from the Peninsula and Central Valley. Hand-cut pastas, roast chicken and seasonal organic vegetable centric dishes are among the standouts. If it’s in season, organic and local, it will be on your plate at Camper. The wine list emphasizes innovation in biodynamic and organic wines, small West Coast producers and old-world vineyards that reinforce Camper’s relaxed approach to dining in a warm, lofty space that evokes classic design and modern amenities.

For parties larger than 4, please call the restaurant directly 650-321-8980 or e-mail hello@campermp.com.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 373 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSaraL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, food wasn't as good as usual. Got a burger with fries and fries were cold. Cod was meh. Chicories salad was tasty but overdressed.

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vipseabolt
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Do not miss the cornbread. Or burrata. Or burger. It’s all really great

CAMPER
Responded 7 days ago

Thank You Steve! This restaurant wouldn't be here without you (truly). We are humbly grateful for your support and great warmth. Looking forward to tomato season and exploring delicious veggies with you again soon! With our best ~ Team Camper

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TaitaR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with my two kids and husband. We loved the food and the service!!

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vipanonymous
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tables were a little close for our comfort level, so we moved our table a little further away. For both appetizers and dinner, they brought out the wrong dishes to us at first and then corrected themselves. For dinner, they brought out my husband's food and then proceeded to tell me they were out of the dish I ordered, so I had to wait another 15 mins to get my food. I really liked this restaurant pre-COVID but we won't be returning.

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ValerieA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They are doing a good job of outdoor dining. Service very good. The menu is always been a little limited but the pastas are great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved the steak and cod and service and happy refresher IPAs! It was a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camper has been our neighborhood pandemic paradise for all special occasion dinners. Such a treat - we are so grateful for all the care and amazing California creations Logan and the team continue to up their game with new fabulous menu additions all the time. Homemade pastas, the festive cocktails and decadent desserts not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just moved to Menlo Park and were so excited for this place to open back up! The ambiance was perfect for a cold February night - They had a variety of heaters and lights.

The food was delivered fast and was AMAZING! We both got pasta dishes and an appetizer to share. Our waitress, Brenda, was so nice and welcoming!

Excited for this to be our new neighborhood spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Menlo Park

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vipKatieK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible outdoor dining experience with very safe COVID protocols being followed. Had excellent service and our waiter recommended delicious options,

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ErinB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! The dinner was absolutely delicious!

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vipEchoLeo
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Fantastic service!

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vipdianne
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best, most interesting pasta around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food good wine exactly what are looking

CAMPER
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you Anonymous for making our week. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope we can get back to serving you again very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The food took an hour to come out, when it did the chicken was dry and beans weren’t cooked. We weren’t seated on the restaurant but in a shop doorway two doors down, it felt very cold and isolated. Not the experience we were hoping for and not what we’ve had previously at camper.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food good , not great

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vipseabolt
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is aways amazing. Fresh, ever-changing, great emphasis on local. Unpretentious, yet awesome.

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vipAllaO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

set outside on the patio which is aside from one with lights - ambience was just ok, food is good.

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vipSoniaQ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Intended to celebrate the election results. Fantastic service! Seated at a table in the street that was cold and not as nice of an atmosphere as the nice built out deck.

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ValerieD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and wine list. The nicest staff around. Total angels. They have the french tradition of truly making you feel at home and welcome. The food is magnificent too! Everything is fresh and seasonal. A rare gem in the area!

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vipScottH
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Outdoor dining on a chilly night with a reservation and our heater did not work. Never asked if we wanted another glass of wine and never refilled water glasses. Food was good, but not exceptional. Probably won't go back.

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TiffanyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was horrible. The waitress had an “I can’t be bothered” attitude. We had to flag her down for everything and there was only four tables. We also had to remind her several times about our drink order. I won’t be back.

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Rocko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I did not like our seating next the stop sign. Car head lights were constant distraction.

CAMPER
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi Rocko, This is Greg from Camper. I apologize profusely for the situation regarding your seating. We are doing what we can to try to mitigate outside interference and still try to accomodate as many folks as we safely can. I will look into seeing what we can do to provide a greater blockage from oncoming headlights. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and thank you for supporting us during this incredibly difficult period. With my best, Greg Kuzia-Carmel

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vipwinendine
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second dinner at Camper in 2 weeks. I find the food to be delicious and consistent. The brussels sprouts are unbelievable as is the cornbread. Portions are generous and it's fun to share and try several dishes.
The outdoor dining is comfortable and romantic with string lights surrounding the perimeter. Our server, Robert, was outstanding! He is very knowledgeable about the food and ingredients and always has great recommendations.

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vipDoug
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Indeed farm to table, fresh product, but nothing really outstanding: decent cocktail, starter of pork pâté was disappointing, main course of steak was good, and service was expedited, nice & friendly but not very attentive, a little bit on the "elephant in a china shop" side...

Same price range as other restaurants we value a lot in the area, but not really justified.

Not sure we will come back

CAMPER
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hi Doug, this is Greg from Camper. I wanted to reach out and thank you for giving us a shot and, in the same breath, apologize for any of the areas we came up short in. I will share your feedback with our team and we will look to improve on the specific items you listed. As you may imagine, this has been a very challenging endeavor to respond to and I can promise you, we are working very hard to try to "get it right". We hope you WILL come back, until then, my best, Greg K-C

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata and corn were outstanding.

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vipDJDiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was fantastic! Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavors were all just so good. The server was super nice and as a staff, they did their best but the pace of service was a bit off. Food could have been timed better and the drinks were a bit slow to arrive. However, knowing how all the restaurants are understaffed and doing their best to flex to new ways of working, I wouldn’t hold this against them.

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RonA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their menu is very unique. It takes me a while to decide but I am always pleased with the results.

With Covid we are sitting outside and had the extra good luck of our table looking into the art gallery. I hope they invest in some good heat lamps so it extends the outdoor dining through the winter months.

I did miss the smoked ricotta cheese served with their yummy bread. I usually buy a loaf to go. They had the bread but were out of the cheese. The cook was kind enough to tell me that he was making it again next week and if I called he would save me some. By then I will probably have to buy more bread to go with it!🤣

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vipDebbieB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved sitting out front on the patio enjoying Camper’s delicious food! Don’t miss the freshly baked sourdough bread... it’s amazing! Also loved the fried chicken sandwich .

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MissMoo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on the patio and it was perfect.

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AnneC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camper was a great new find for us with top really good and elevated comfort food and cocktails. We haven't found many places like that that really deliver on the Peninsula. It was a great evening out for our family.

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PatrickT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff willingly to make adjustments to the menu; fresh delicious food!

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DavidL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Street dining is hard but they did a good of job as possible. We will be back!

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vipsenzanome
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor dining on a Saturday evening. Very comfortable and very good service; staff and guests all obeying heath dept directives perfectly. Excellent first courses. Super interesting pastas; maccheroni with ragu Modanese excellent. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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teresat
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We liked the farm to table veggies and the fresh baked sourdough.

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vipjohnw
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great, slightly surprising, set of dishes with a locally-sourced emphasis. We enjoyed the restricted menu, and look forward to returning when things can open up again. Dining outside was very pleasant in August. High quality selection of wines by the glass.

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Chef Greg and managing partner Logan are terrific. Important to support local restaurants.

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vipRama
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Logan runs an amazing restaurant (despite COVID). Thanks for being open and offering a delicious dining experience!

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vipDutchtreat
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the food at this place. The outdoor dining space which has been created is very pleasant

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vipjeriedith
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the homemade pasta dishes!!!

FAQs

CAMPER offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 321-8980.

CAMPER is rated 4.6 stars by 373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.