Fodor's Expert Review Campfire
Paying tribute to community around the campfire, it’s all about connecting here, both with the cool crowd and with the distinctive cocktail and dinner menus. Throughout the restaurant, subtle hints of the camping theme—canvas-backed booths, servers in flannels, leather menus branded with the Campfire log—are visible, but it’s the food that will leave you setting up camp, as chefs work their magic behind glass walls grilling, roasting, and smoking almost every dish including the shrimp with pumpkin chili butter. The flash-fried broccoli has a crunch, and the roasted whole fish—bathed in a black garlic chocolate romesco—packs a little heat. Topping off the meal are tableside mini-Dutch ovens of hot coals for DIY s’mores with vanilla marshmallows, graham cookies, salted caramel, and chocolate ganache.
2725 State St.
Carlsbad, California 92008, USA
- Smoky cocktails
- Wood-fired American fare