North County and Around Travel Guide

North County and Around Restaurants

Campfire

  • 2725 State St. Map It
  • Carlsbad
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Smoky cocktails
  • Wood-fired American fare

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

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. Cocktails include charred parsnip with tequila, smoked apple with scotch, and roasted beet with gin.

Restaurant Information

Address:

2725 State St., Carlsbad, California, 92008, USA

Map It

Phone:

760-637–5121

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Mon.

Published 07/06/2016

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