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Campfire, Carlsbad, CA

Campfire

4.7
4.7
3804 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

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

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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 3,804 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

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  2. R

    Rusry11

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our son and his girlfriend birthdays at the Campfire last night. Excellent service and ambiance. We ordered several different dishes and tried most of the items on the menu. Food quality great, portion sizes too small and overpriced.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend was visiting from out of town for their birthday and we picked a great spot to show them. The staff had a birthday card ready which was so kind, and the place was a perfect fit for a relaxed but delicious meal. Ambiance was great, food was incredible, and definitely will recommend to others as it was recommended to us!
  4. J

    Justyns

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victoria and Sam were delightful and professional servers. The food was delicious (esp. the broccoli and bread). Crudités good, but not special. But a terrific evening overall.
  5. TG

    TransplantGuy

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the better restaurants in the greater San Diego area and a top three north country destination. Good for a casual night out or a celebration.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sean was amazing and attentive! Very detailed descriptions of anything on the menu, and helpful with a dairy allergy.
  7. a

    aussiemom

    Las Vegas

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have dined here several times before but the place is definitely back now post COVID. We had a delightful dinner the other night. Great service, food, and vibes. Will be back! (Note: we do prefer inside seating since evenings tend to be cool in Carlsbad.)
  8. LR

    LauraR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place! Service is always fantastic. The food and the drinks are amazing! The reason I’m not giving 5 stars ok the food is the chicken dish I had was just so so. Chicken was dry and the lentils underneath needed to be cooked a little longer for my taste. Otherwise, this is one of our favorite restaurants!
  9. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic! We look forward to going again soon
  10. c

    capitano

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A lot of fun
  11. CR

    ChipR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Overhyped and way overpriced🤷‍♂️😣 Service was good. Limited wine list. Fish overcooked. Will not be going back.
  12. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Food! And Great service! Have already recommended to a friend.
  13. L

    Live2eat

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Disappointing dining experience. The food was good not great. The brisket was a little dry. The eggplant had a bitter tone and the meal in general lacked salt. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable; but the restaurant seemed understaffed for a BUSY Saturday night. Two small spiders fell from the ceiling onto my husband and he walked through a spider web on his way to the restroom. We gave the manager a heads up and she seemed to think it was no big deal, explaining they are close to a marsh. She was glad he was not injured 🤣 Maybe spider go with the camping theme. I will say my cocktail was amazing.
  14. K

    Kst713

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food We have been going here for years Never disappoints
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, another great experience at Campfire. Jason was our server and he couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive. It was our daughters bday and they gave her a card signed by all of the staff. What a really nice thing to do and it meant a lot to her. The food was excellent. We had brisket, which was amazing, ours wasn’t dry at all, it was perfect and we used a spoon to cut it! We had oysters which were great, octopus and chicken, both were excellent, beets and broccoli both, superb. We had s’mores and cheesecake for dessert along with a really good chocolate bomb for the bday girl which they gave us on the house. We had some of their cocktails too, we took Jason’s suggestions and they didn’t disappoint. I think the fresh juices make the difference with their drinks and it’s why they’re so delicious. Just a super meal with excellent service, of course we’ll be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elias was our waiter and Brandon helped us out. Both were PHENOMENAL! All smiles and great teamwork. Exceptional food.
  17. LT

    LarissaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Service was excellent and we had a lot of fun
  18. DJ

    DanaJ

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Second time here. I wanted to bring my daughter and her boyfriend this time. They loved it, both ambiance and food. We ordered the oysters-Smokey and different, crudo-very fresh with light veggies that went well with it and the pork rillette-delicious on wood fired bread. Also, got the sea bass-not my fav compared to the fish I got last time. It was good but not fantastic. We also got the octopus and brisket. The polenta was smooth and tasty- best I’ve had so far.
  19. LL

    LobsterLover

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Limited menu so check it out online before going. Broccoli and special birthday dessert were the best things. Fish was a little bland. S’mores were cute but expensive for what you get. More about the presentation. Service was absolutely outstanding. We didn’t have drinks.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service was impeccable!
  21. KN

    KelseyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Restaurant is very cool, drinks were good. Food was not amazing and for the price, you expect “out of this world”. Will go back for an app and a cocktail but probably not a full dinner
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service. It is one of the best meals we’ve had locally! Loved the oysters, broccoli, octopus, tomahawk…and I can’t say enough about the S’mores over the coals! It was a fantastic finish to an outstanding meal that is Michelin star-worthy!
  23. UR

    URwhatUeat

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu choices were great!!!! Have not stopped thinking about the oysters or the ahi tuna…..fabulous!!!!
  24. M

    Mark

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The overall experience was good but not in relation to the price.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a three course from their late summer menu, it is a must try! We shared the Tomahawk from Snake River Farms (48oz!!!) and it was exquisite. We will be back to try their next seasonal menu!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  27. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very delicious and the servers were very helpful. We've heard a lot about this place, and so glad we finally tried it.
  28. SS

    SummerS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love taking colleagues and customers to Campfire! Always a great unique experience with amazing food, drinks and service.
  29. LF

    LoriF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please get some fans or ceiling fans for around the tables. The flies were terrible last night. But….the food was excellent.
  30. E

    Escondidofoodie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    My husband ordered the brisket and had to send it back because it was dry. My friend and I both ordered Sea Bass and it was fishy and didn’t have the flaky texture of Sea bass. I couldn’t even eat mine. My friends husband had the chicken and it was moist and very good. Dinner prices were between $36 and $40 per plate and appetizers and Vegas were another $15 to $18. Our bill with a couple of drinks per person was about $85 per person which was totally not worth the quality of the entrees. Service was very good however our table was so close to the two tables on each side of us that we felt like we were at a communal table. Needless to say we won’t be back.
  31. FB

    FrancescaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Fantastic food, drinks and ambience. Best dining experience in a while. Thank you!
  32. CC

    CorinneC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was great and their energy is so amazing every time I come here. Love this restaurant
  33. JB

    JoanieB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    As an older patron i thought the noise level was quite excessive. My friends and i had a very difficult time hearing one another. The service was good and the food was good but the whole experience was very negatively impacted by the noise
  34. C

    Chirp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic dinner for our family. Food and cocktails were delicious, service was excellent and pacing was good—everything was delivered promptly and we never felt like we were sitting around waiting for the next course. It was my parents’ anniversary, and they sent us a card and provided some after-dinner treats to make the evening extra special. They had accommodations for our toddler and a car seat holder for our infant…easy place to bring the whole family. Will definitely return!
  35. V

    Vetgirl

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Very good meal.
  36. L

    Lonesoul

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, but way too hot inside the restaurant. We got bitten by mosquitos.Awesome cocktail menu. Service was impeccable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came back a year later and was even better than the last. Had same server. Very committed to great friendly accommodating service. Food to say the least is nothing short of delicious. Ill be back!
  38. J

    Jenna

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Campfire was a really awesome experience. From the quality and uniqueness of the food to the aesthetic experience. It’s definitely a place to revisit!
  39. IG

    IvanG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner at Campfire. The food was good (although some portion sizes where too large for our taste) and maybe a little bit salty. That being said, we had a delightful time. Servers where kind but not too overbearing. The drinks were great as well.
  40. A

    Anthony

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and wonderful food. Drinks were also a highlight.

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 3804 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 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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