Campton Place

4.8
1646 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
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: (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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1646 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, presentation and experience. The lamb was the best I ever ate

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Belgium
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance

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M
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative, delicious, elegant, sophisticated and at the same time casual and inviting. No pretense here and they have the quality of facility, food and servuce to be pretentious. I look forward to going back soon!

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MY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Super expensive and food wasnt that great for what we paid

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the bigger tasting menu — opting for vegetarian though with a few seafood atarters. Every course was on point, was there last time in the winter and enjoyed the completely changed up seasonal menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault a thing! Worth every cent, service was attentive and polite and the food was speechless !

Thank you for making our trip

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined here in a recent date night. We ordered the Spice Route menu with wine pairings and were amazed with the food and service! Chef sent out many “bites” that he specially created, and were not on the menu. Highlights from the menu were the spice pot and the duck breast. Each course had distinctively Indian flavors. This was our first experience at a Michelin started restaurant, and we were not disappointed. In all, the food, service and ambiance made this the best meal either of us have ever had! Will definitely return.

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SQ
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

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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New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food there was phenomenal with very unique flavors

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Best restaurant in the bay area

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a perfect evening

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MM
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place with outstanding food and exemplary service!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent as usual, one of my favorites

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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N
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated and spectacular in all ways.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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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DG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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H
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious combinations of different flavors and unsurpassed exceptional service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at Campton place!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

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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c
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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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C
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MY
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21st Birthday

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c
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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a
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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J
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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HP
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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