Campfire

4.7
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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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4.6
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vipAWPS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good choice.... used to seeing it packed so our experience was definitely different with the inside closed and all diners outside....

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KianaE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Absolutely a favorite and highly recommend.

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LoandChaunce
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish north county had more places like Campfire! Amazing food! Glad we can support local restaurant to remain open during this madness! Thank you! Ecstasy Gold cocktail really should be on the menu! 😉

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vipJolynF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unbelievable service by our waiter Elias, I think was his name. Food was good. The s’more desert was unprecedented served with real hot coals to roast our marshmallow on! That was amazing. Food was very good. Pricey, but good. Love the atmosphere of the outdoor dining experience!

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MatthewH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the experience and food , ask server to explain dishes , at first look not sure what dish is but after asking . Menu is very good .

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Mary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our parents treated us for our anniversary last week and we are so happy we chose Campfire! It was our first time dining out since COVID and our experience was absolutely incredible. We got to sit under the canvas tent which was also super special. All our servers were friendly and made us feel comfortable the moment we walked in the door. We couldn’t stop raving about each of the entrees and the unique flavors. We will be dreaming of the broccoli and buttermilk sauce for a long time. We can’t wait to go back soon!

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Brook
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good, but not outstanding, and the service was pretty inattentive. We ordered bread and it was delivered but without plates, napkins or silverware. We had to ask for plates, which came to us, but we then had to follow up to inquire about rollups. This is service 101 and in the meantime, the bread got cold and hard. The roasted broccoli was great but everything else we ordered was pretty underwhelming. In all, it wasn't worth the drive from San Diego, though the space itself was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

time and time again, this restaurant delivers on a remarkable dining experience. it’s truly all about the people - there is so much attention and care in everything they do. campfire feels like coming home.

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vipTeresaU
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

*Campfire is outstanding! The amazingly mouthwatering roasted broccoli, the Seabass with leeks, which has flavors that are beyond phenomenal! Campfire has extremely polite, professional, and knowledgeable staff! They can tell you anything you want to know about any ingredients in the food, the flavor combinations, and drink pairings! This is the place to be!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Campfire delivers once again! You will not be disappointed with the food, drinks, service, atmosphere!

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vipZesty
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The yummy dining options continue to please my palette. Our server Roman was outstanding and catered to our wishes, excited they were open once again....pray they can remain open with this recent closure.
Joyful regards,
Jan

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ValerieT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love campfire! Every meal I’ve ever had here is amazing

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MackenzieH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. Always an all around amazing experience!

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SuzMomOf3
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner here and would definitely come back. The food and drinks were unique and tasty!!!! Loved the ambience and theme - super fun. And our servers were really great too. They're doing a great job managing safety during COVID-19. Go!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were awesome! Can’t wait to go back!

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FrxtKt
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and delicious. The ambiance delightful and the service excellent.

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vipStella
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary right after reopening. Top notch service as usual, great food and cocktails. We reserved seating outside and felt very comfortable with all of the protocols in place. Thank you to the staff! And thank you for the amazing pop-up during stay-at-home orders- we really enjoyed the food and Spotify playlist;)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here again for my birthday. This place never disappoints! We were seated out front, which was a nice place to sit as the weather was perfect. The service was amazing - Blake was our server and we loved him! They are taking every precaution to be safe during this time and I can’t wait to destroy some more broccoli in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing time at campfire!!! Will be. Back very soon!

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vipTeresaU
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Campfire food, staff, service is absolutely top rate! We never had to ask for our water glass to be filled, the waiters and waitresses are very educated regarding the ingredients in the food, and all things on the menu! What a peaceful amazing experience, and the food was beyond flavorful, fresh unique herbs and seasonings, MOUTH WATERING BRILLANT!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Had to wait 30 min after my reservation time to be seated. Table was obviously not reserved. Ordered, then 5 min later were told they just ran out of that dish. Had our table been properly reserved we would have received the dish we were told they just ran out of. The food was very good except the fish did not have much flavor. The chicken was very tender and flavorful.
Server was attentive and service at the table was very good. Atmosphere was good. Separation of tables were good during Covid-19. Dessert was good but the s’mores was just a little sliver for $10. The mochi dessert was more the proper size for the price. We took the kids to Handel’s afterwards for some ice cream to fill their craving. Overall, the restaurant has good food, service was good. They need to improve on reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waited 30 minutes for our waiter...took another 20 min just to get our drinks and an appetizer. Dinner was worse. Steak was gristle laden and chicken wasn’t enough for 8 bites despite the claim to be a half chicken. Broccoli was excellent...drinks were good once we received them. Very disappointing as we brought guests to the Village and wanted to show off the venue. Really surprised us; we won’t be going back for quite a while.

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience @ Campfire! Great cocktails, killer broccoli (+ other delicious food) and wonderful staff. Still our favorite place in North County.

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AnnF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Southern California - the Aquachile is a surprise of a dish! And the cocktails are always perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been our favorite place before and always will be!! 🎉

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JoannaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Would go back and bring friends with.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful. Socially distanced in a way that didn’t feel lonely. Well ventilated. And the absolute best, most innovative food in all of Carlsbad by miles!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had high expectations, and the experience fell short. Waitress not very intetested in our feedback, not customer oriented. Started with a chipped plate. Sea Bass entree was below par. Will stay with sister restaurant, great experience.

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BrittneyNicole
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Campfire was amazing at presenting their new menu. Everyone was very neat and clean. Overall great experience, always.

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vipLianaV
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Wonderful food with amazing service. Must try.

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Omakase
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooo happy Campfire is back open! They were able to arrange the limited seating so that the atmosphere was still comfortable but also COVID-19 safe. It is reservation only right now but well worth it!

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MichaelS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a perfect evening, sat at the bar and enjoyed specialty drinks, every appetizer and great service.

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Chris
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu had two faithfuls, the broccoli and the bread - everything else was new. As usual everything was superb. It was truly great to see the staff again after the long break. The staff always works hard and is very customer oriented - it feels like having dinner with family. Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on the first night campfire reopened and it was as good, if not better than I remember. The food was amazing and the service. They had proper social distancing in place and we both felt very comfortable. Look forward to coming back soon!

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vipscottyd
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Plenty of space, a little quieter and still amazing cocktails and food!

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Michael
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, such a wonderful experience for my family and I at Campfire! Romantic ambience, family environment, dog friendly, fantastic food beyond measure, wonderful and friendly staff. This time we decided to bring out 2 dogs for our reservation and it wasn't a problem at all. We were seated outside and they even provided dog bowls for water. For now, the camp feast isn't available but the menu was still ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We practically ordered a bunch of items on the menu and made it a camp feast anyways. Can't wait to go back!

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JonathanZ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just reopened for indoor reservations and we were celebrating a 50th birthday and Father’s Day. The paired down menu was still incredible and well selected. Service was top notch even with the challenges of wearing masks and such. Quieter than usual due to the limited tables and distancing. You must get the broccoli appetizer! All main courses were fantastic , Sea Bass, Half a Chicken and a Beef option. Oh and don’t forget to order a drink or two from their mixologist - we passed on dessert as they were not doing their signature s’mores yet.

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JimS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with Campfire on their first night back-and they didn’t disappoint! Food and drinks are interesting, creative, eclectic, and just work! So, so good!

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vippaula
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely bother to post a review but I was soooo impressed by our experience at Campfire I felt compelled! We dined here for Father’s Day dinner which happened to be their first meal back after quarantine shut down. Service was very attentive and friendly. Cocktails were unique and tasty. The menu is very creative, to the point that we weren’t sure what exactly to expect after ordering. We ordered individually but ended up eating family style because everyone wanted to experience each dish. The chicken kushiyaki( skewers) were tasty, the vine salad with a medley of string beans was fantastic, the roasted broccoli was the best I’ve ever had, the zabuton steak was perfection and the half chicken with the most amazing seasoning was outstanding. The whole meal was beyond delicious!!! Highly recommend!!!!!

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vipShorty
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four. The restaurant atmosphere is cool. Like you’re glamping. Two of us had the pork chop. Very meaty. Cooked to perfection. Two of us had the cavatelli. Very fresh and tasty. A round of drinks. A great evening. Love this place!

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