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“Inventive recipes, cool atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camino

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Ranked #64 of 1,246 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sunnyslope Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Inventive recipes, cool atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had brunch there the morning after a great birthday party. Even with a lively toddler, we had great service--attentive and helpful and informed--and we were not rushed at all. The potatoes in duck fat were divine, the doughnuts must have been good since the tyke inhaled them (or seemed to and was VERY happy) and the sausage was fine. Seven adults were really happy with their selections and sharing was necessary!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Marblehead, MA
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fit for Foodies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I am not one but my son and daughter and law are and this is one of their favorite restaurants. I would not call this a romantic restaurant, tables are basically long ones with more than one party seated but with some separation.
Food and service are excellent with an emphasis on local products and their wood fire. My wife had the sea bass rated it five stars, I had the Octoberfest, the recommended beer was great, not something I would have ordered. Duck was perfect. This is my second visit there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greyrider
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Fremont, California, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of our Favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Camino is one of our East Bay favorites and has never let us down. I was surprised at the negative reviews I've seen on here and Yelp, only because the 4 times we have been here it has been fantastic and wonderful. I will agree that servers can be a bit gruff at first, but we've always enjoyed them by the end. However I could see how the format could leave some people discouraged.

The food, for us, has always been very good farm-to-table style, local ingredients, fresh, and if anything ever lacks vibrant color, the taste and texture more then make up for it.

Generally go as a large group and order the entire menu. It has occurred to me that possibly this pulls a little more attention from the kitchen? However I have been there with just myself and someone else and we were just as happy.

The restaurant itself is rustic, big open kitchen and wood fire, very Oakland.

Either way, I recommend it.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Max S
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North Carolina
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great brunch food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We were in the Bay Area and had brunch here today. Fantastic potatoes cooked in duck fat. I loved my poached eggs over shelled beans. Beautiful space and good service.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JG166
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“A more reasonable Chez Panisse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Camino takes the principles of Alice Waters and brings them in to a great, down-home setting, complete with the wood burning stove and long tables. Everything is made with the season's best and most diverse offerings, so the menu is never the same. The drinks are fantastic too, made with the same love and respect for the season.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jcmangan
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