CAMP (Downtown Greenville)

For my birthday this summer, I wanted to try a new eatery in the Camperdown development in the heart of downtown Greenville. My husband and I had been watching the construction for the past couple of years. I read about CAMP, a modern American eatery, in a GVL Today newsletter. Its claim to fame is having an executive chef who formerly worked at French Laundry in California.

After a few failed attempts to make reservations and Chris having to take an impromptu work trip, we finally made it one Saturday for brunch.

The Main Event

The restaurant is bathed in natural light from the wall of windows. I loved the cohesive aesthetic. The bathrooms are some of the most photographed in Greenville. The wallpaper and brass accents are definitely Instagram worthy. The light wood combined with the sage green feel casually upscale.

I opted for the French toast. While the husband chose the club sandwich and fingerling potatoes. The menu for brunch/lunch wasn’t very extensive. We went with beignets for the appetizer which was a good choice. They were perfectly light, fluffy and dusted with powdered sugar. I prefer a little greasiness (a la malasadas) but they were a nice treat that didn’t fill us up.

They get an “A” for presentation. Both of our meals were solid but nothing stood out. I want to go back for dinner, which is much more pricey (a.k.a. the story of my life). The menu has some interesting sounding options I’d like to try. We went for brunch but breakfast items while hard to ruin are more difficult to make memorable IMO.

We will definitely be back. This spot would make my top ten list of restaurants for the overall vibe. Greenville keeps showing out. Our food scene is ever-evolving. It’s a foodie paradise.

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