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Campfire, Carlsbad, CA

Campfire

4.7
4.7
3631 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 62 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • 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 3,631 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • North San Diego

    Fit for Foodies

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MsShelB

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough about this place! The staff (all of them) were awesome! The food was outrageously delicious! The oysters with bone marrow and pickled mushroom fusion were heavenly! The ambiance was uplifting! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! Best eating experience!
  2. MC

    MeganC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent ambiance. We were there for my birthday and I received a hand written card from the staff commemorating the day. And the s’mores dessert?! So creative! Will definitely be back!
  3. B

    Bryce

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best broccoli I've ever had. So creative; the perfect balance of char, lemon, savory and spicy nuts and a delicious, perfectly meted out, most complimentary, dip. The octopus was to die for. Paired with crispy smashed fingerlings and a delightful aoili, mmm, chef's kiss. The oysters were fantastic, same for the ancient grains, salmon chips and dip, and the cavataelli pasta with mushroom. Excellent and wide selection of cocktails. And of course the s'mores. What a fun way to finish the meal :) One of our North County favorites, we try to visit Campfire as much as we can.
  4. l

    loric

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but very very good. Great service and the food is amazing!!!!!!!
  5. LV

    LucieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there! It was a great experience, we had a great time there! Great food, great service, nice environment and amazing stuff! I highly recommended this restaurant!
  6. E

    Emilou

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Highly recommended!
  7. SM

    SaraM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding here. The ahi Crudo is unreal. The flavors explode! This is a dining experience that truly stands out from the rest.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Dumpster Fire. I’ve been bamboozled. This food is not good. These cocktails are simply bad. Perhaps I’m too late to this party? Regardless, I regret this experience and will never return.
  9. j

    jmv1

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, inventive food. Great layered flavors. Great restaurant concept!
  10. MZ

    MichaelZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Fish was over cooked (dry) and the wine list was very expensive and the wines we tasted were poor to fair. Service was great.
  11. VG

    VanessaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is really really good. They have a talent of turning the food you don’t like into something you so good. I personally never liked broccoli but will recommend their broccoli 110% . The food is as good as it is unique. The staff is also so nice and the service is great. Definitely one of my favorite places to go
  12. X

    Xris

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming to Campfire. So unique and the craft cocktails can’t be matched anywhere else. Ordered the Triple Mesa gin cocktail. Definitely spirit forward with a great nose of eucalyptus. Ordered the grilled broccoli, wagyu skewers, octopus, oysters and short rib. All shareable bites for three of us. Topped off with the s’mores. Will come back next time in Carlsbad.
  13. H

    Husoval

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible dining experience with killer service. Everything we ate and drank was phenomenal. That broccoli…wow!!!
  14. S

    Sherrill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant. I loved the flavors of all the dishes and appetizers we ordered. Our waiter was also very attentive and helpful. Overall, one of the best experiences of restaurants we’ve had in SoCal- and we’ve been to a lot!
  15. DC

    DanielleC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  16. SL

    SublimeLover

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ever! Go there now! Insane!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Broccoli, fish, skewers, and s’mores were amazing. Drinks were whimsical and fun. Will absolutely go back.
  18. DJ

    DanaJ

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very friendly greeting at the front. That starts things off well for the night. We sat outside. There is a little open tent that was good for my active grandsons to meet other kids and play. Our favorites were the smoked salmon dip and the sea bass. Will come back
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for our 10 year anniversary, and were very well taken care of by staff. We were given a signed anniversary card by the staff and two glasses of complimentary champagne to celebrate in addition to ordering drinks at the bar. The bartender Maria makes an amazing caipirinha ❤️ our waitress (i’m sorry I forgot her name) was attentive and sweet, and always a pleasure seeing Natalia the manager. Very kind staff and always a great experience and delicious foods. Thanks campfire!
  20. SE

    SteveE

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Slow service …small menu …server didn’t get drinks right
  21. c

    capitano

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun good atomosphere
  22. AA

    AshleyA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot with such a cool vibe. The servers are always friendly and helpful in describing the dishes and helping the table select their options. The food is never a let down and always delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seated immediately with reservations, despite being at or near occupancy. Service was friendly and prompt. We had the Sashas' as servers. Appetizers were the porridge bread with whipped butter and the smoked oysters. Both delicious. Had the ambling alps and the lower East side #2. Both were expertly mixed, although couldn't taste any of the ingredients in the alps, seemed like a straight old fashioned. Had the charred broccoli next. Done well, but just a bit on the salty side. The dipping aoli and spiced peanuts atop were good compliments. Main course for my wife was the brisket with green tomato relish and the polenta. As for me, I had the local oceanside sea bass with brussel sprout leaves, edible flowers and uzu foam. Paired mine with a glass of chardonnay, wife had the merlot/CS blend. Both paired well with each. The brisket was dry, but edible with the sides. The bass was excellent all around, if only slightly dry, otherwise amazingly fresh and flavorful. No dessert, we were full. Great experience, definitely recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Campfire is a GREAT place to eat and drink with crafted cocktails and amazing food! I took my friend there for the first time and being both foodies, he looked at me in amazement wondering how I could have neglected to tell him about this place for so long! Needless to say, we will both return!
  26. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food. Music was too loud. I was there w/my daughter & we had to raise our voices & lean in to hear each other. I wouldn’t go w/a date. In fact, I wouldn’t go again bc of the noise. It doesn’t have to silent, but I do want to converse w/the person I’m with.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Dining experience! Highly recommend
  28. CG

    CurtisG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner for an early Father’s Day celebration. The food was amazing as always.
  29. JD

    JanineD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was great…quite delicious! However, the place is very noisy, making conversation difficult. Also, they seem to want you to stay a long time. Each part of meal served separately. It took more than 2+ hours for 3 of us to have dinner. Probably won’t be back 😏
  30. EC

    EvanC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable meal with attentive and friendly staff. First time here and not very expensive however the unique flavors and dishes make this well worth the fare. A new favorite.
  31. CM

    94901CM

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We are Campfire fans but, unfortunately, this meal was lacking. Oysters and porridge bread - excellent. Broccoli over seasoned to the point the four of us didn’t finish - really disappointing as this is my favorite. Fresh fish - extremely over cooked and dry. S’mores coals were barely going so it took a long time to even soften the marshmallow. I hope it was just a minor slip up as we love everything else about this place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I are foodies and love a new place. We love Jeune et Jolie and so we were excited to try its sibling. Our server Sean was a delight and all the food was perfectly cooked and hot when we got it. We will definitely be going back.
  33. F

    Foghorn

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall a really nice place with good ambiance that kind of fell through in some unpredictable ways, highlighted by the pricetag for the experience. I followed the recommendation and went for a three course journey, app, vegetable, and main: fish dip, red gem caesar, and brisket. I also had some wine and a cocktail. I was happy with the fish dip, I was stoked on the salad, and the brisket was unfortunately not the highlight. It was flavorful, but dry, and the fatty portion was oversalted to the point I didn't want to combine it with other things to even out some of the dryness. My first glass of rose was nice, my cocktail wasn't quite what I expected, and my last glass of red should have come with a warning, or I should have done my research, because it was some wild varietal and on the tart side. Overall I would go again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful surprising flavors and comfortable. SoCal gourmet at its best. Best kids menu we’ve ever seen. Loved our visit, wish we lived here — we’d be regulars.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing welcoming staff
  36. JB

    JoanneB

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Too noisy. Very limited menu.
  37. c

    carlb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful innovative menu. Service was excellent. Only issue is small pours with wine/drinks
  38. AK

    AKFoodie

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Cocktails are unique and delicious. Food was great. Service excellent - very friendly. Thank you for a lovely time!
  39. JJ

    JoJoBee

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It really is an amazing restaurant. Friendly workers. Well thought out and presented food. Delicious flavors, simple, elegant, and generous. Everything about the meal was excellent and actually didn't really break the bank.
  40. LR

    LauraR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    F@*%ing AMAZING! I was planning to be disappointed after eating at their sister restaurant, Jeune et Jolie, but was so pleasantly surprised to find it is just as amazing! Only more casual and not so much a "fine dining" experience, but out of this world flavor combinations, amazing drinks, and super FUN!

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 3631 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 62 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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