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Campfire, Carlsbad, CA

Campfire

4.7
4.7
3704 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 87 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 637-5121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eric Bost

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Beech Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Large Party at Camp

    $70.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    At Campfire, we do something special for all groups of 7-10 guests. Here’s how it works: Once all guests are here and cozy, everyone is invited to choose their own entree “from the hearth”. We'll take care of the rest, including a selection of starters for the table to share, vegetables to accompany the main course, and dessert to finish. If your group includes young children, please email hello@thisiscampfire.com for assistance with your booking. PLEASE NOTE, CANCELLATIONS MAY BE MADE UP TO 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. SAME DAY CANCELLATIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS. A 3% service charge will be added to all guest checks to help ensure competitive compensation and benefits for our team. Tax and 20% Gratuity applied at checkout.

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What 3,704 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • North San Diego

    Fit for Foodies

  • North San Diego

    Healthy

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Tammy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kids meal, broccoli and grill oysters!
  2. K

    Katherine

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and excellent service and ambience.
  3. TS

    TagS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Brisket is amazing. Good cocktails. Unfortunately Very loud.
  4. JM

    JacobM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our engagement and they made the evening completely unique and special for us. Very attentive and exceptional service. Amazing experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a friend’s bachelorette weekend dinner and everything was fantastic! Service was great too.
  6. B

    Berkeleygal

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Each of the options was very creative and well excuted.
  7. PL

    PatriciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch restaurant. Brocolli bread and briskets are must haves!
  8. II

    IrishIrish

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food that you most likely wouldn't do at home. Campfire's effect is a good evening shared with friends trying new food combinations. Not cheap but a nice treat. Make reservations.
  9. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absurdly well made. Started with drinks and the broccoli, the broccoli was absurdly well done. The drinks were straight god tier, never had anything with alcohol that has such depth and flavor. Entrees were to die for, chicken unlike anything I have ever tasted. The brisket was phenomenal and the relish on top of it complimented it excellently. Service was top tier and aided in creating a phenomenal experience. 100% worth the money and next time I'm near San Diego I will be coming back as it is the only logical thing to do. 10/10 would recommend ;)
  10. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun vibe, outstanding service, delicious food.
  11. t

    terpsihora

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Crudo had bitter cucumbers, mentioned it to bus boy, he must've not passed it on to the server as the dish wasn't taken off the bill. The rest was good. Interesting concept of s'mores dessert with a little "campfire"
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was tasty, but nothing
  13. AC

    AnnC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    40th Wedding Anniversary
  14. J

    Jeewee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frankie was a wonderful server! She was friendly, polite, attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was part of what made our experience great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good skewers, broccoli and pasta. Limited menu and the servers try to push you to over order
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love campfire; we used to go all the time pre-pandemic, ordered their family meals during the pandemic and went back once right after they reopened. We hadn’t been since they switched to their course menu, though, and somehow everything got even better when it was already really good. Our waitress was attentive and answered all our questions, the food was to die for (their vegetable crudités were quietly one of the best things we had and our vegetable courses were so well prepared. I usually don’t care for mushrooms but the woodear mushrooms in their pasta dish tasted almost like bacon and had the best texture!), and their cocktails are like from another universe. I’m not a huge hard alcohol person but their cocktails taste so good, they’re dangerous. I’m worried they’re going to get a Michelin Star like their sister restaurant Jeune et Jolie did and then I’m never going to be able to get a reservation here either!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, even better staff. The entire experience was amazing!
  18. BB

    BritB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Went for my husband's birthday on a Monday. The food was good, but the service was really disappointing. It definitely took away from the experience.
  19. OG

    OneliaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the servers were awesome. They were all very attentive and kind, especially to my 8 yr old son who kept asking them questions about the food!
  20. PM

    PerrinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, thank you very much!
  21. k

    kimv

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Can’t say we will be back. While the food was creative and original, I can’t say it was something we would desire again. It definitely challenged the palate it left you will a big bill and a empty stomach. Luckily there were other options when we left as we were able to get a second dinner elsewhere. Overall high cost for small plates, that were not enjoyed by our large party. Service was lovely but it was clear others felt the same as it was voiced by other tables as well.
  22. T

    Thatgirl858

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go back again and again and again. Best cocktails, excellent wine selection, amazing food, get the s’mores.
  23. SR

    SylviaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative menu and wine list. Terrific service. We will be back!
  24. VI

    VICTORIAG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Fantastic service! The beets was on point.
  25. P

    Peedee

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dont miss this place!! Best place in Carlsbad. Enjoy!
  26. A

    Adri

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the perfect place for date night. From the appetizers towards your entree, you can't go wrong with any of the selections!
  27. KG

    KathyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has such variety and we shared multiple items. They were all amazing! Literally nothing that we didn’t care for.
  28. LA

    LeeAnn

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, and service were all spectacular. I will certainly be back.
  29. PK

    drPK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, as always. Love the current seasonal menu. Service was also outstanding
  30. JD

    JenniferD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting... but not the last! What a a great spot to meet friends for drinks and dinner. Ridiculously kind, efficient and knowledgeable staff- some of the best service I've experienced. Great food - you have to order the broccoli... and the tomato/stone fruit salad and the octopus... and the brisket..
  31. BW

    BethW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and interesting food. The broccoli is insanely good!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special 20th anniversary dinner. Food was outstanding, service was incredible. Awesome dinner and a lovely evening!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food is delicious, drinks are inventive and unique and the staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Te manager Natalia is fantastic, she is everywhere, running food, welcoming guests, checking in at tables and clearly runs a great operation.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ummmmm, that brisket though!!!!!
  35. JT

    JeremyT

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just get the broccoli. It's amazing. The brisket is the best I've had as well
  36. MT

    MarilynT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Campfire. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend the broccoli - it was flavorful and uniquely spiced. My husband raved about the brisket. And don't forget to have the s'mores for dessert, how often do you get to brown marshmallows over hot coals at your table?!?! We're already looking forward to coming back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Came here often when I lived in town. Was really excited to get back on this vacation and bring a new visitor too. Overall just not close to as good as I remember. The broccoli use to be amazing and now. Meh. Drinks also were not as good as past visits. Service and staff were all good. Food was good but I expect great from this place. Especially after talking it up so much.
  38. DB

    DavidB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been wanting to try Campfire for months now. It was well worth the wait. Service was amazing (thanks Victoria) and the Summer menu as fantastic. We ate family style and shared many of the plates. Can't wait to go back again soon.
  39. RN

    RyanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an outstanding first date last night thanks to all of the wonderful people of Campfire. Perfect Ambiance and the most delicious food you will ever taste. 10 out of 5!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Terribly long waits and bad general service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Campfire using the Order Online button.

Campfire is rated 4.7 stars by 3704 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 87 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Campfire

2725 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beech Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Bost

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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