Campton Place

4.7
1639 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
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Winner of 2 coveted Michelin Stars for 2016 as well as 2017, and winner of one Michelin star for 5 years prior, Campton Place Restaurant is an oasis of exceptional service and extraordinary cuisine just steps from Union Square.

A landmark dining destination for over two decades, Chef Srijith Gopinathan continues the legacy of the country’s most renowned chefs who have called Campton Place home. Chef Sri’s sophisticated cooking style combines French classical techniques with local, seasonal ingredients and global flavors, particularly those from South Asia.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Indian, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: (à la carte):
Mondays to Fridays, 7:00am - 10:30am
Saturdays & Sundays, 7:00am - 11:00am

Lunch: (à la carte, casual bar menu)
Daily, from 11:30am until late at night.
No reservations accepted.

Dinner:
Bistro: (à la carte, casual bar menu)
Every day, until late
No reservations accepted.

Campton Place Restaurant: (7-course tasting menus only)
Daily, from 6:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 955-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Srijith Gopinathan
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Cross street
Sutter
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Parking details
$8 / hour
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Public transit
Conveniently located at Union Square
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1639 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Very nice restaurant. It was very quiet if you wanted to have a conversation. It was an expensive dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Absolutely loved it!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great service! Loved the staff! The problem here is the atmosphere. They desperately need a renovation to meet the standards of a real Michelin star restaurant. Chef could embrace Indian flavors a bit more but food was good but looking for a stronger presence and more personality on the plate.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The food there was phenomenal with very unique flavors

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was outstanding! I was surprised that we were given the last booth by the kitchen when the restaurant was practically empty? Is that the protocol? I wonder what the reason for that would be? When we left it was almost empty ...

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful Indian cuisine in an elegant space. Fantastic flavors and great service. Highly recommend the Spice Route tasting menu with the wine pairings which were lovely and highly worth the extra cost. Loved that the sommelier explained the choices for each wine pairing. Would recommend asking for a booth if its available.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve had in San Francisco....even better than Atelier Crenn! Thoughtfully designed menu with authentic Indian flavors. The surprising and unexpected amuse bouche thrilled us. On a fun note, I discovered what a purse pillow is for the first time 😊

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Anniversary. Best restaurant in the bay area

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

As always a perfect evening

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The meal was amazing the staff was kind and brilliant the whole evening was wonderful. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Fabulous place with outstanding food and exemplary service!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

It was A-mazing through and through- from the starters, to the wine, to the mains and the deserts!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food is excellent as usual, one of my favorites

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing experience. Food was incredibly delightful and the chef included some off menu dishes to make the experience even more pleasant.

Incredible experience of Indian Fine dining to date

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Sophisticated and spectacular in all ways.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Delicious combinations of different flavors and unsurpassed exceptional service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent experience at Campton place!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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. ,

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Touch expensive, since chef is mallu, we loved the kerala food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

21st Birthday

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Amyn

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful lunch. Chilled tomatoes strawberry soup the highlight for me.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Absolutely spectacular , one of a kind experience. Culinary artwork

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Birthday celebration. Food was delicious and the presentation was unique.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding service, perfect taste so delicious one after the other. Had a great evening.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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