Campfire

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A New American restaurant and cocktail bar with a focus on market driven live-fire cooking, Campfire is a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality, and celebrates the spirit of the name by creating an environment in which we gather around a fire, create honest food, and share it with friends.
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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blake was a wonderful host. We had every course delivered perfectly, and on time. We had teenagers with us, and he was the best restaurateur with his delivery.

BG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with delicious food. Would definitely come here again to try more stuff.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is awesome.

TL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Campfire is my go to restaurant for ANY occasion. The food is incredible, the service is like no other. I haven’t tried something I didn’t like, and the cocktails are one of a kind and so delicious! Their ingredients are fresh and there’s always something new to try. I highly recommend Campfire!

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always been a huge fan of campfire, and the all around phenomenal experience they create for guests!

CT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Campfire! Such a fun place with great food! My husband had the pork chops and I had the roasted whole fish. We shared the chicken liver pate. Everything was delicious!

HB
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I’m very disappointed. For a restaurant with 1 Michelin Star.

EF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wood-fired food in a wonderful space with excellent service. We enjoyed everything.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Over a dozen experiences here and this was the first 4 star. Our waitress was INTENSE. Phew. Lots of rebuttals to questions and seemed pushy.

Also had my first dish that just didn’t land: smoked chicken. The chicken was too Smokey if that’s possible. The sides felt out of place. Not paired.

I love Campfire and would recommend it every time.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was absolutely excellent. The service was slow because of understaffing. The promised slice of birthday cake was never delivered even after secretly requesting it at the end of the meal. Not a big deal, I just felt bad for the birthday girl. The food compensated for a lot.

l
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The martini drinks are too small for the $ but the service was great. I loved the food. My husband thought the ribeye should have been hotter as it was lukewarm. Maybe they could serve this on the iron skillet plates like at Ruth Chris. It is noisy and lively. Can't wait to come in the warmer months and sit on the patio. The birthday desert was a joke.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve had in the San Diego area. The service was excellent (thank you Katie). The decor was fun without being excessively on-theme. Drinks were also fantastic. Would recommend the pazole and squid appetizer (don’t overlook them!) in addition to the fabulous ribeye for two (or 4).

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ugh loved so much :’-} everything about it

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. It was delicious. We had the ribeye for two, pork chops, Lengua, roasted broccoli. And the drinks were fantastic. A bit pricey but not too bad. Been there 3 times now and haven’t had a bad one yet.

SL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Campfire for the first time on Valentine's Day. There was a prefix menu offered but we ordered from the regular dinnner menu. We ordered the broccoli, and porridge bread for starters, along with a glass of wine and one of their creative cocktails (that I can't remember the name of). For the entrees we ordered the Chicken and Cavatelli dishes. Everything was outstanding, including the service.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow despite having reservations. Food was a bit too salty for our liking. Waiter was nice and the main entree was good. On the higher end for pricing.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very tasty and light. Best place in sand Diego area!

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, wait staff....all excellent!! Great eatery in Carlsbad!!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Carlsbad every February and always look forward to the Camp Feast!

w
New England
69 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome beans and bronzino. Especially loved the lemon jam. Outstanding

KH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth or fifth time there and the experience was just as lovely as all of my previous visits. We sat on the patio for the first time and it was warm and comfortable - additionally we were never neglected by our wait staff as people sometimes are when they are seated remotely. Every dish was amazing and the Verbana mock-tails were on-point. Our favorites (oysters, broccolli, gnudi, and beef waygu) were all cooked perfectly - as always. There is something about the energy there - each time I've visited, my friends and I have had the most wonderful belly laughs, intimate conversations, and left texting each other throughout the night about the beautiful dinner experience. Thank you!

LF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambitious menu and executed very well. Staff was well educated on the food and needed to be as the creativity prompts a lot of questions. The overall selections could add some more straight forward proteins not surrounded by alot of ingredients. Half chicken was very small portion but properly smoked. Not a menu that would promote regular visits as I was there a few years ago.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend reunion. Fabulous service. Unique drinks and dishes. Loved the Aloe Black. Will definitely be coming back!

S
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Pork Chop and Pozole were amazing and the fish "charcuterie" board was really good. Wait service was a little slow, probably because place was packed, but once food was ordered it came out on time, just felt a lot of waiting in-between, but overall awesome experience and will be back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camp feast - INCREDIBLE. All of the food was absolutely amazing, as well as our server Klintip

EH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and concept - drinks are creative and homemade hot sauce is wonderful

JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I had very high hopes for Campfire for a girl’s brunch. The food was completely underwhelming and portion so small, I left hungry. I had the chilaquiles and I was served a small handful of sad soggy chips with a small fried egg on top.
Our server was very nice and the ambiance is very cool. Maybe lunch or dinner is the best time to go? Brunch was totally disappointing.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! So did my date!

HP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went to Campfire for a girls night out, it wasn’t anything like I was expecting. I guess I should have done some research prior to making the reservation. The place is super cute, we made our reservation for outdoor dining, and the ambiance was really nice. Where we went kinda wrong was the

y
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and a fun atmosphere! I would definitely go back to try other items in the menu.

LG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I am not a fan of the current menu. The waiter encourage us to order the Burnt broccoli dish. It was a little too burnt for taste. Had reflux foe several hours. It almost appeared to me like they are too hard in creating exotic dishes. I have been here 3 times and enjoyed my meal. I won't be going back. My friend said the squid was good.

TU
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is absolutely fantastic! The staff are so very personable, polite, respectful, and so knowledgeable about every item on the menu! The food is so phenomenal! My husband and I have been to this restaurant over 36 times, we’ve had almost everything on the menu, but we keep going back for favorites because we crave them so much! That is how amazing the food is! This is the place you wanna be!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible. The food is shareable so why things are pricey, it still evens out in the end. Portions are totally fair, my boyfriend and I shared the fish and it was incredible. Well worth the visit. It is one of my favorite restaurants!

SM
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great drinks and incredible food. The 'Smore' dessert is a MUST!!!!

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly good as always, never fails to disappoint

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great. I liked the appetizers but the main dish was ok

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always! Love the farm to table, unique cocktails and the s’mores. Highly recommend

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Five of us came for brunch and food was just ok. It came out very slow, poorly played, and all but one felt like their meal was missing something (eg side salad etc). Was pretty pricey given what it was.

M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food an service amazing, Elias our server was pleasant, drink and dishes phenomenal!