It was A-mazing through and through- from the starters, to the wine, to the mains and the deserts!
Food is excellent as usual, one of my favorites
Sophisticated and spectacular in all ways.
It’s a tasting menu and the food was good enough. The menu selection itself was full of strange choices and I was forced to eat lots of food I’d rather avoid.
The ambience was good enough but not as good as such a high end restaurant should have.
I’m really not sure it deserves those Michelin stars. Nothing was quite amazing. Not bad either but just ok.
Disappointed this time. Been much better in the past. Thought this would be the place I’d come back to for my birthday every year, but our last dinner was just not up to par. In addition, the woman hosting our table was rude and made us uncomfortable. Sommelier was good - the only aspect of the evening that met expectations.
Interesting, Classy Indian fusion food. Wife and I came here on a Sunday evening for a 6 PM reservation. We were promptly seated in the dining room which was spacious and well decorated. The waitress came with a cart of champagne and offered to start with the “champagne course”, describing different champagnes. I told her that I wanted a Tangueray martini and wife said she wanted a glass of sauvignon blanc. The martini was peculiar – rather cloudy with at least four olives though I had ordered one with a twist, not olives. It tasted rather like crushed olive and vodka. This tasting menu only dining room had two menus- a vegetarian one and a “Spice Route menu” which is described as California cuisine using South Indian heritage and seasonal ingredients from Northern California (both $155). The Spice Route menu consisted of several appetizers and foie gras ($30 supplement), fried vegetable- deep fried fiddle head, vegetable croquette, Maine lobster, fish , and a choice of duck breast or lamb rack, and a choice of mango or strawberries. A few of the appetizers, like a small caviar cup with pureed potatoes on bottom, were exceedingly delicious. The vegetables had spices that were too strong for wife. The fish had too sour a citrus topping. We both had the lamb, and I had the foie gras supplement. For dessert, I had mango and wife strawberries. The food was overall intriguing- an interesting Indian fusion. It succeeded well with some, e.g., foie gras, lobster. Others were a bit boring (may be similar spices in succession?) or too strong and not delicate in flavor though the presentations were splendid. Overall, wife felt like a judge in Iron Chef competitions, where she could find both compliments and faults in each dish. The service was prompt and good if a bit pretentious. The ambiance was quiet and classy. We left feeling a bit mixed about this place -maybe worth another visit when we feel like an experimental Indian fare, maybe in the bar/bistro.
Delicious combinations of different flavors and unsurpassed exceptional service.
Excellent experience at Campton place!
Campton Place welcomes you from the moment you walk through the doors. The ambience was very pleasant and quite soothing. Drinks at the bar are reasonably priced for San Francisco standards and are generous in the pours.
We were greeting by the hostess and immediately told of r table was not ready. There was only one couple seated in the dining room. We went to the bar and ordered two drinks. When we were invited to be seated in the dinning room everything went well in the beginning. The sommelier offered us champagne and we found him very efficient and knowledgeable. It was after this interaction things went south. Our waiter must have been new because service was slow and awkward. The food was positively excellent, in presentation and taste but Our waiter...... He disappeared, when we were seeking refills in water I could have reached for it myself since we were seated next to the water station but 30 minutes went by and no coffee table explanation as to why he had vanished. The hostess brought us coffee and apologized for the excessive wait. Our waiter then reappeared, dropped the check and that was it. In summary, food was excellent, the waiters need a little help. We will be back for dinner one day. ,
My wife and I went to dinner and it was expensive. Food was good. In contrast, some of the waiters showed not to be really friendly.
Superb food--beautifully thought out, beautifully prepared, beautifully presented, impeccably served. A most memorable meal in every way, and we savored especially the Indian influence.
The servers were extremely attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and the vegetarian dishes were inventive. The best part was the chef created a completely different dish for one of our courses due to my mom's dietary restriction. That was so thoughtful!
Touch expensive, since chef is mallu, we loved the kerala food.
This is one of the finest restaurants in San Francisco. We go there for two reasons: the cuisine is unusually creative and the restaurant is unusually quiet - especially for these days. It was perfect for Valentine's Day! Although there are Indian elements to the cuisine, the food is generally not hot and the spices are used creatively. The service is impeccable.
Food is pretty mediocre especially for the price. Presentation also not artistic enough for this high end restaurant . We went in Friday , there were many empty tables. Food is slow to come . The explanation was because of understaff . We have been many Michelin restaurants . This one is not good enough . We were very disappointed
When reserving for the Michelin-star restaurant, they do not tell you that it is closed for lunch so lunch is at the hotel restaurant near the Michelin-star restaurant. That said, I decided to order a fish curry and it was fantastic!
Visited Campton Place with my GF for her Birthday where we did their tasting menu.
The food was very good and they have an amazing wine selection (their sommelier was able to find a great bottle to accompany our meal).
Unfortunately the service (or more the spacing of the dishes) took away from the experience. It was also hard to capture the attention of the staff at times (even though the restaurant was not very busy).
Overall it was good, but could have been better given the cost of the the meal.
We planed on doing the tasting menu here for lunch, but opted for a 3 course instead and shared each dish. Each dish was absolutely amazing!! They did an excellent job of bringing in Indian flavors and making sophisticated courses. Would highly recommend.
It is a shame that this restaurant lost a star this year; it doesnt deserve that. Absolutely exceptional food, very clever combinations. Service excellent. Would not be surprised if it regains its second star in the 2018 Michelin guide.
Will definitely come back to it and I highly recommend their tasting menu.
The food is exquisite and creative with beautiful flavors and perfectly balanced. I love the Grains and Greens salad which is like an Indian version of the Burmese tea leaf salad with persimmons and Asian pear. The chef's Indian influence plus his artistry makes this a great go-to place for me to take my friends and associate for lunch or dinner. It's interesting that the quality of the food here is so good and yet you don't hear much about it among the restaurant review circuit. It is on the expensive side but worth it.
Menu has changed since I last visited. Taj is now the first part of the name, which is appropriate. Had I realized the change of menu type, I probably would not have gone. Most items are spicy to lesser of more degree.
Wonderful lunch. Chilled tomatoes strawberry soup the highlight for me.
Absolutely spectacular , one of a kind experience. Culinary artwork
Birthday celebration. Food was delicious and the presentation was unique.
We had high expectations having gone to many Michelin starred restaurants around the world so my comments are from that perspective. The Campton is way over priced compared to others with more interesting creative foods, better ambiance, and better overall experience. As for service, we sat for 35 min before ANY food arrived and since it was New Years eve had a glass of champagne costing $75. On a positive note, spite of being a pre-fixe dinner they were able to accommodate our deadline for getting to the symphony.
Outstanding service, perfect taste so delicious one after the other. Had a great evening.
my first time in this restaurant.campton place has always had a good reputation for lovely dining. we were seated promptly in a nice booth.the sommelier presented us with 3 champagne options per glass ...mid $30 and $75 .really? the indian inspired menu would have to live up to a very high degree for me and my guest.very reasonable for $29/2course and $39 /3 plus a 5 course chefs for $95.
amuse bouche was a cold strawberry tomato with basil seeds and veg. very savory.the next course of crab puff and lamb kebob naan took a very long time to arrive. i had opted for a cheese plate of 2 small pieces of california goat and cow...one soft one hard.served with crackers(ugh)and nut fruit bread(yum) with radish ,candied hazelnut and jam was tasty .
crab puff was mushy and could have used some chutney or a fruit . the lamb kebob was the best thing on the menu that i ate. very lovely naan with many kebobs .we both had the chicken tikka which was too spicy without benefit of raita or chutney and the rice was mucky.we opted out of dessert but ended with coffee.
service started out bright but no refills of water or iced tea and requests for them went unheeded until the end.
Wow! We have been to so many top-name restaurants here in the Bay Area and around the world, many with Michelin stars, and we're frankly tired of the same seemingly formulaic predictable cuisine. Too often we leave feeling like it was not special, and not worth the money. So when we celebrated a family birthday we looked for something top quality but unique and we certainly found it here. Indeed, this meal was truly outstanding in all ways, easily living up to its two Michelin stars. All four of us chose the Chef's five-course tasting menu, and each course was exemplary, borrowing with subtle but unmistakable elegance and complexity the essence of Indian flavor. The chef is a master of his craft and our mouths were often agape after our first bites, and we remarked at the lingering after-tastes on our palates. After dessert and coffee we noticed we did not feel heavy or bloated, despite six total courses (including a complimentary first one). Portion size was ideal. And none of the dishes were too spicy, which was initially a concern. We're pretty jaded by current haute cuisine, so to write these words means a lot. Service was excellent. The kitchen was a little slow during the first couple of courses and they apologized for the delay, but the atmosphere was pleasant, even with the spacious dining room open on one end to an adjacent lounge area. This was an expensive meal, particularly when we included a bottle of champagne, but we unanimously felt this experience was - finally - well worth the money. We'll definitely be back, and have already been telling others in the meantime.
This is still a great place but unfortunately I did not enjoy my meal. It was a black Bass dish over very plain coconut rice. it just was not good. I only eat fish and it was the only fish item on the menu. The appetizer I had, yogurt croquettes was as terrific as in previous visits. Nothing of the dessert menu appeale to me which is pretty shocking since I'm a dessert a Holic. Not sure if I would go back.
My husband I went to Campton Place for its “special”Christmas prix fixe dinner. My beef was overdone. The waiter served the wrong wine for the wine pairing and the wine selections weren’t that great.
Staff allowed a family of six to occupy the center table and play cards with their father who was attired in a white tee shirt. The members of the family who weren’t playing cards were on their cell phones.
While Campton Placed comped my dinner, my husband and I still paid $600 for the worst San Francisco dining experience ever.
Horribly overpriced for tiny portions and relatively tired preparations that cater to a geriatric, moneyed crowd. The anti-hip factor here is palpable.
Excellent Christmas dinner.
Christmas lunch. For the price I think a glass of champagne and coffee and or tea should have been included.
Went for late Sunday Brunch before going to SF Ballet. It was very family friendly, comfortable and good service. The food was good. It’s very expensive. I took my 14 yr old daughter. Over $200 for the 2 of us. I fully expected the price but was also hoping for something super memorable about the food. They did ask about allergies and replaced the 1st course because it had an ingredient I couldn’t eat. It was likely the best part of the meal and I really appreciated how it was handled.
Excellent dining experience on Sunday for brunch/lunch.
The server handed us a short list of champagne choices when we sat down - all expensive. We have to ask for a wine list to get some better value bottles to order. We ordered the 2-course menu and the food is innovative and good. The appetizer course was big as a main course, so when the main course came most of us were already filled. The kitchen should have a better sense of portion size.
Perhaps because we were a party of 6 people there was a 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill, yet it was not pointed out to us. We added another 20% to the final bill! Fortunately one of us discovered at the last minute and we scratched out the added amount.
The chef is talented but the overall management and philosophy needs big improvement.
Delicious meal, excellent service, lovely atmosphere.
The food was absolute amazing .. Chef Shrijit does an excellent job NOT compromising on the taste of the traditional Indian dishes along with the Californian spin .. the flavors are spot on .. takes you on the spice route as mentioned .. plus the wine pairing was perfection !
What a pleasant surprise for my wife and I. The three course prix fix lunch we had was spectacular. We each ordered different items so we could share and try a greater variety of items. Our favorites were the lamb dosa appetizer, chicken main course and the roasted pineapple desert. The food was flavorful, exotic and interesting. We highly recommend this restaurant.