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.