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.
Horribly overpriced for tiny portions and relatively tired preparations that cater to a geriatric, moneyed crowd. The anti-hip factor here is palpable.