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Happy camper

Original post made on Dec 21, 2018

Menlo Park's Camper is another welcome, chef-driven, high-quality addition to the local restaurant scene.

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Posted by Ex-Menloer
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 21, 2018 at 6:33 am

I'll try it next time I'm in town. Just a note though: to call both Marche and LB Steak "good" restaurants is way off the mark. Marche was fabulous, everything a restaurant should be. LB Steak was terrible. We tried it 2 times and were greeted with such delicacies as a water-soaked blue-cheese wedge and a $50 steak that was well-done on one end and raw on the other end (I kid you not). I requested a new medium-rare steak and after 10 minutes received a thoroughly well-done steak.

Posted by PAMom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Marché was heavenly. This new place looks good. Will try soon.

Posted by Mama
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Mama is a registered user.

Believe I heard this place is all communal tables. Is this correct? If so, should be mentioned. I would never go there if so.

Posted by Longtime Menlo Parker
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 2, 2019 at 4:22 pm

"LB Steak preceded it and Marché before that -- all good restaurants but a bit too formal and pricey for everyday consideration."

Sorry, but I beg to differ. Marché was pricey, as was LB Steak's regular menu. But LBS had a killer Happy Hour where you could make a meal off the small plate menu at a reasonable price. Camper is expensive, with tiny portions.

Regarding the comment from "Mama" on all communal tables: no, that's not the case. Although tables ARE jammed really close together, plus the acoustics in Camper are awful.