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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Made my birthday very special.

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our waitress brought back an extra drink we didn’t order and charged us for it. Next, there was a mixup on the wine one of us ordered so two glasses were brought. The waitress then brought the bill over two separate times. It seemed like she was overwhelmed or distracted. I ordered the pork chop and it was not very good or flavorful.

B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The lunch menu need to be punched up a bit. Have eaten here many times, the dinner menu is far more interesting . Steal a couple of the brunch items off the sister restaurant!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was really good but we needed to wait 45 mins for it! We had a reservation at 7:00pm, arrived on time, and it was 8:06 when we got our food. The place was packed! It's a good place but need to be careful with the service.

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the food was great

R
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The service was excellent and we really enjoyed our food. The drinks were tasty and exactly how they were described by the server. The tables were a big close together so we clearly heard our neighbors conversations.

B
Austin
68 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were seated at the tail end of brunch. Multiple times we had to get (any) server’s attention to place orders for drink and food, to find a missing meal, and finally to correct mistakes on the missing meal.

The restaurant has good food in a fun atmosphere but they need to get their stuff together.

D
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you want a unique dining experience, this is the place. The menu is limited and interesting. The salmon on brioche was absolutely amazing. From their iced tea from brewed coffee beans to the cheesy eggs in a skillet...it was an experience I hope to have again.

EG
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The amount of flies buzzing around the patio and inside tables near the doors is pretty bad. Spent a lot of time swatting at flies instead of enjoying our meal.

N
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is phenomenal!!! Unique. The broccoli has to be tried!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Had camp feast. Extremely expensive for the type of meals we had. Would have been MUCH better to have ordered a la carte. Only 2 items of the 6 were good. Extremely disappointed. It was hot in the restaurant and it was pretty loud. Was on a date and unfortunately they seated a couple of very loud obnoxious young girls next to us. Service was also unbelieveable slow. People who came after us received their food and left before us. Will not be returning.

Have the grilled squid! And make sure to order a la carte. Don’t waste your time on the feast.

S
Los Angeles
116 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very creative and some of the dishes very good, but a couple of duds as well. The broccoli was terrific, the Seabass pretty good, the whole Branzino mediocre, the pate very good, and the pork chop, not so hot.

The places is interesting, but there were only two out of five of us (1 being me) that would go again. Too much deep fry was a issue for some.

The drinks were pretty good, the wine selection mediocre.

EL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Roasted broccoli is still the best. Wagyu is too chewy and tasted like regular store bought USDA choice steak. Bad quality of ribeye and too salty and tasted like meatloaf. It was not the same restaurant it used to be.

Y
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had such a great server! I believe her name was Serena (I apologize if I'm wrong but for some reason that name is in my head!). She remembered what I put in the comments in regards to what we were celebrated, and made sure to note that when she met us. Very attentive and very down to earth.

The only issue I would have is the noise level, however it was dinner time so this is not something that can be really changed. It was hard to make conversation because it was loud, and we were seated very closely to two couples on either side of us which to me, felt like there was no privacy for us, or for them. But other than that, we had a good experience. :)

JW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Campfire and it was awesome! There were 7 of us so it was great to share lots of the delicious appetizers. There was a good selection of mains. Everything was prepared very authentically. All the food was first notch. Our server was quite new but did a great job. The s’mores for dessert were a great way to finish off a great meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

TU
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We changed our date night from Thursday to Wednesday. This gave us the opportunity for different waiter / waitresses!!! Blake and Jory, Roman and Anya. Both groups AMAZING!!! They asked our names (which some others had not done before) were bright, energetic, polite, knowledgeable about the menu, and VERY ATTENTIVE!!!! THANK YOU!!! The atmosphere and food - still amazing!!!

M
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant, talk about great food and great service...a must go while in Carlsbad!!!

g
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with friends. Had several different dishes and all were very enjoyable. Great service. Server was very knowledgeable.

SC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable feel at home kinda vibe. Real Groovy Place, i recommend the Branzino. Oh my Friggin yumminess.

AW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katelyn you were a joy! Thanks for helping us pick the right dishes from the menu, and ensuring we were well taken care of throughout the meal. You are a gem!

We will definitely recommend Campfire to everyone we know.

SR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very long wait between appetizers and main dishes. Server apologized and gave us a dessert. Highly recommend the whole fish dish which was fabulous! Beet dish and ceviche were both excellent.

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, incredible good, cool ambiance.

LB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The overall scene is full of positive energy. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced. We were seated outside where the noise level was much less than inside which for us was a good thing. I found myself wishing they had more entre varieties from which to choose. At least they could vary the offerings from month to month. It seems that the menu never changes. I found only limited ente options for my tastes. The sides are excellent.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic!! And even with a drink for two was under $50!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday party for my son. Nice, fun theme and ambience. Slow service and food was very average and overpriced. Drinks very expensive as well.
Servers were very nice and accommodating, slow to get food out however.

E
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as usual. Haven’t been in a year but food and service are still supérieur to anything else in San Diego area.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and always have a great experience.

DV
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and did more than any other restaurant I have been to in consistently making us feel special for the anniversary we were celebrating

i
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I go here regularly and 90% of the time the food is excellent. My friend and I both ordered the halibut and it was so dry neither of us finished it. The service was excellent. Just a very disappointing entrees

TU
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food! And one of the waitresses, Klintip, is absolutely phenomenal! She is so genuine, polite, knowledgeable about the different cocktails, wine and the food. It’s just a great place to be! The staff was courteous and kind, the food is served hot and cooked wonderfully! We have been here 8 weeks in a row! Thank you campfire!

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and atmosphere are 5 star. Very creative well thought out dishes. We have been 5 times and not had a bad dish. Very fresh. Only complaints are the wine portions seem very small and it can be a bit pricey.

HD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonably priced. Wonderful so cal dining experience in a cool place. Outside has more ambience than inside

TS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was wonderful and the food was even better. Connor was our server and he was perfectly attentive, along with all other staff members named Connor. As the conversation at the table began unraveling and we felt the demise of our inevitable disaster, the connor’s knew to keep their distance and swiftly present the check. My experience at the restaurant would not be recommended, but the restaurant itself is highly recommended. Anyway, love you.

B
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My sea bass was dry & overcooked even tho I ordered it med rare. My husbands beef was tasty but a lesser cut of meat so chewy & not good. We have eaten 6 or so times with you & this was very disappointing. Broccoli was good. Wines were a very limited pour per glass. I don’t know that we will return

KR
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Campfire never disappoints!

SG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible. However our dinner was not coursed out properly. We got our main dishes before we were finished with our multiple appetizers. We also had to ask for our table to be cleared many times. Other than that it was a great experience.

s
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not our typical experience, the drinks were poorly executed and the food over cooked and over salted. A huge disappointment.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Another instragram foodie outlet. Good, but overpriced and undersized portions. The 2-top tables are crammed onto each other making for no privacy, loud verbose drunken conversations, and diluted romance where people have to yell above it all...

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome hospitality and food.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, oysters, ceviche, broccoli and chicken for two but it’s like chicken for 4. Always get the cocktails.

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