Campfire

3.9
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
139 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Embracing the best seasonal ingredients of Central Texas in a warm and inviting dining atmosphere. All paired with crafted cocktails, local brews and a thoughtful wine list. As we embrace the seasonal ingredients, our menus will change with best produce available.

Parties of 7 or more please call for reservations.
What 139 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Quiet
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
G
Goldie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

KB
vipKellyB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My nephew’s first visit to Texas!

J
Jonbrady
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved our time there. We had our appetizer at Hershel's while listening to Rhett Butler on guitar. He kinda blew my mind! After that, we sat outside for dinner at Campfire. Kayla, our server, was on point, and the food from the new menu was excellent. My wife had the short ribs (great choice) and my ribeye was grilled to perfection and super flavorful. We could not have asked for a better experience.

H
Hobart
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere is good for a hotel restaurant. The menu is somewhat limited.
My biggest complaint is that the portion sizes are way too large. Dining should be
an experience of multiple treats and pleasures. The result of too much food is
that the prices are higher than they need to be.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and waiter were good. The hostess was sour and not friendly. Unfortunately, she was the one that delivered the food. She delivered the food and left before anyone checked their steaks.
Aside from her, the place was nice.

GH
vipGregoryH
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time visit. Enjoyed the food, drink, and service. We were there at 7PM on a Thursday night and basically had the place to ourselves, so can’t really comment on the noise level. However , I would suspect with a full house, the place could get noisy. It was very windy that evening so we didn’t try, but next time we’ll try dining outside on their patio. Overall, a very good experience and we will be adding Campfire to our rotation.

AD
AllisonD
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and had great flavor on everything. The only negative was that the menu options were very limited.

CW
CalebW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Campfire was an overall good dining experience. We went very early to accommodate work schedules for my Fiancé and I, about 7:30 am. The atmosphere was definitely quiet, with only a few other people in the restaurant reading newspaper and drinking coffee over breakfast. The atmosphere is very aesthetically pleasing and modern. Neon light up signs, care in details of decoration and a "texas/modern" theme were all combined smoothly to create a unique and upscale vibe. The food was my only drawback, don't get me wrong it was good, but not great. I could eat the same quality food for much cheaper, albeit without the ambiance of this place. I have a feeling breakfast is different than the other meals in their attention to unique menu items. Maybe it's because I am poor, but this restaurant would be better suited to us for a dinner on a special occasion in order to be worth the price.

AP
APaw
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, good views!! Perfect for a quick lunch or nice dinner!! Great atmosphere inside and outside!

l
viplive2eat
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Glad to have a nice restaurant in the area.

G
Ginamacrod
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Nick and his staff bring an incredible meal. The service and atmosphere are impeccable. We love the Campfire Restaurant!

R
Renotseat
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- very nice. Beautiful day! Thank y’all

JS
JayStewart
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in College Station and had wanted to try Campfire! It was wonderful.
The Beef Short Ribs were rich and the dish was excellent. My wife got the
pork chop and loved it. Our server, Kayle, was so nice and made sure we had a
great experience. Will go back and take friends and family members.

JT
JohnT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Food was good but cold. Had to send a steak back to heat it. Also short ribs were good but just barely warm. I watch other food sit under lamps for quite a while. The wait staff was timely but things were not coming together in the kitchen? Everything was very nice.

DW
DougW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went to Campfire with 3 others for a 20th anniversary celebration. We went to the bar first to take advantage of their "great" happy hour. I'd have to say, don't bother. The service there was horrible. It looked like the wait staff was also making the drinks. I saw they had to get out the Mr. Boston bar book to figure out how to make my drink, and then I received an Old Fashion, not a Manhattan.
We got seated right away for our reservation, and they comped a bottle of sparkling wine to compensate for the bar experience. We ordered starters, salads and sides as well as entrees. The starters came out with the salads and sides. I was stuffed before the entrees showed up - and had already eaten the sides. All of us brought home our entrees - which were very good reheated, but I would have preferred to have them while we were there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and wait staff were great, but the bar was slow to get drinks to us. May have just been a busy night, but that would be my only complaint.

G
Goldie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!

RD
RoseD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The entrees are all over priced and not that good. We had a “16” Oz “ steak for $55 and it came with a teaspoon of some whipped potatoes and two slices of tomato. The best value is the kids menu!

WL
WendyL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seasonal food and so creative. I just wish I lived closer so I could go all the time!

A
vipAggie
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The only thing better than the food was the service given by our waitress Claire. Only recommendation would be to broaden the selections of wine by the glass. Keep everything else.

BM
BriM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my time there. I went for breakfast very early in the morning so it wasn't packed at all. Our server was amazing and funny. The food! The food was great! I got the migas since our server recommended it and my bf got the biscuits and gravy. Both were great. I would definitely go back and try their dinner!

P
Patron
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were seated for over 20 minutes before anyone came to our table to offer us water, etc. We had 3 waitresses who were not communicating with each other and tried to take our order three different times. Even with that many waitresses, they only came up to our table a total of 6 times (one after 20+ minutes of waiting to bring us water, three times to take our order, once to bring our food out and once to bring us our checks). We got our food after having been there for an hour and 15 minutes. In that hour and 15 minutes our drinks were refilled (only water) only once. There were only 6 other tables seated in the time we were there. Food was fine, but not worth waiting an hour for. We will not being going back.

DC
vipDennisC
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud. Ok dining room. Food was good, service was good

SH
SandraH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were 5 people for a business lunch. Everything was very nice, the food is delicious, affordable and has a touch of experimental - not your usual food, better! When we arrived the table wasn't ready, which I expected since I pre-reserved. Also, the preparation of the food took a while even though the restaurant only had a few people. BUT, those two thing didn't really take away from the rest of the experience. I recommend this restaurant!

m
mary
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third visit to Campfire. Food is consistently excellent. Servece was great.

PP
PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were four people and everybody liked it. We had a great time and we could talk without being bothered by others. A really nice environment and the temperature was perfect; neither hot or too cold, which ruins dinners for me when is too cold. Background music was soft and appropriate. Food was of good quality and portion size reasonable, not giant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday! We also required special accommodations for our son’s meal prep that were more than met. Very pleased :)
Hemma, thank you for your patience and kindness.

ER
ERINP
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Carne Asada had zero flavor. Not worth the price at all. The burger was really good. We ordered one of the "special cocktails" but got different drinks instead but was charged for the special cocktail price.

G
Goldie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was outstanding. Braised short rib melts in your mouth!

M
Mel95
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone agreed dinner was wonderful and desert was above and beyond. Devante is one of the best servers I’ve ever had!

FF
FullFlavor
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Heirloom tomato toast was delicious--tomatoes paired with goat cheese and sprinkled with sunflower seeds on crunchy toast with a generous side of dressed arugula. The pimento cheese grilled cheese was a bit of a disappointment, and the fries and chips accompanying them were overly salty. And I like my salt!

Lovely physical space and comfortable chairs. Very few people there for a late Saturday lunch, so it was quiet and private--perfect for conversation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is third time we have had dinner at Campfire and it has been wonderful every time. The menu changes occasionally and always offers creative dishes that include locally sourced items. Great service and ambiance too. We will definitely be back.

KM
KME1
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was good, but several of the dishes came out cold. Our server was not good - didn't check on us. We had to constantly look for her or ask other servers for help. NONE of the bathrooms had a changing table for our 18 month old! NONE! Not family friendly.

M
Mikkel
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Limited menu but wonderfully prepared. Plain, simple surroundings. Nice view of sunset and fountains on lake. Wine list??? ( not seen nor offered)

HB
vipHungryBeast
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food at a great price. Management has hired a very courteous hostess and wait staff. Food presentation was nicely done.

AV
AaronV
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Great service and the food was on point. We started with drinks and the charcuterie board and lobster mac n cheese. The wifes Mermaid Mai Tai as well as the apps were great. Entrees were chicken schnitzel and braised short rib. Wife loved her chicken and while not the best short rib Ive had, it was still very enjoyable. Dessert was the Campfire S'mores, their signature dessert, a kind of deconstructed S'more, that was very enjoyable. Server was attentive, music was low enough to converse, temp was perfect. All in sll, we loved it and will return.

SH
SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Neat place to visit or just an evening out. Enjoyed walking around and the fire pit or campfire!!

CH
CynthiaH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a coupon for a free appetizer, but all the food we ordered was very tasty. I tried a Sammy cocktail, it also was good and refreshing. Our service was wonderful. A great last minute choice to try for an weekday dinner out.

PM
PatriciaM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Prior to
Making the decision ion to dine at Campfire since we would be coming from Houston, I called the restaurant and was informed there was no special for Mother’s Day and was told the menu was a la charge for that day with entrees ranging from $16 to $18. So, we made the reservations. Arrived yesterday only to find out it was a brunch buffet and the cost was $60 per person!! Needless to say this was out of our price range so we did not stay. I explained all this to the hostess and she volunteered to get the manager but I said thank you but I’m sure he’s not going to reduce the price just for us!!

LD
LawrenceD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We visited Campfire for the first time on Sat before Mother's Day. We were disappointed. We had been told that there would be a full menu; there was not (Graduation Night menu). The portions were small for the relatively high price (compared to other local restaurants). The bread was tasteless. The filets were accompanied with one or two (the number varied at the table) gravel sized vegetables. The side of asparagus was good, albeit very thick stalks. The burger was served on a flat wooden platter that was incapable of containing the juices from the burger; they spilled onto the table ('cool' but impractical). Were told the fries were hand cut, they appeared to not be. They were skins on (which is fine). The service was very good and friendly. In fact, the server warned one of our party that the fish entree would be small. He was right.

FAQs

Campfire is rated 3.9 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.