If you are like us and you enjoy trying fun unique restaurants, then Campground needs to be on your list. I found this restaurant while I was searching for new places to try/write about in our KC in September edition. I’ve been so impressed with the KC restaurant scene. It is so exciting to see one of a kind places to try.
I had wanted to try this restaurant for my birthday dinner in September, but due to everyone’s crazy schedule, we didn’t get to make it out there till this weekend. Mel organized a super fun evening and reserved us a table at this local gem.
The restaurant is not very big, so make sure you get a reservation before you make your way out. They do have a cute patio that would be fun to have drinks before dinner. One thing that stood out right away was how dark and intimate it was. It took me a minute to realize that they were setting the mood to feel like you were outside having your dinner by a campfire. The decor was simple and classic. They have this beautiful outdoor woods picture on the wall and you really felt like you were there. It also smells really good in there.
Lucky for us, they switched to their fall menu over the weekend. That included some new cocktails (in really cool glasses) and food menu. I wanted everything on the menu. It was so hard to decide on what to get. My husband is so sweet and listens to all my decisions, so if I have it narrowed to two he will always get the other one. I’m one lucky lady!
We asked our waitress so many questions to narrow down what we wanted. She was so patient and answered all of our questions. Campground is a farm to table restaurant. I also love the fact that they use all meat they get. For instance the pot pie had a variety of duck, quail, bison etc. They use it all:)
We started out with a charcuterie board, because I love them and the cheese board. The cheese was from Green Dirt Farm and is was so good.
Next up was the main course. I finally decided on the Moulard (which is duck by the way I had to google) with a mushroom spaezle, it was really good. My favorite part was the spaeztle. If you are not familiar with spaetzle, it’s a German noodle commonly served with schnitzel. It had this crisp to it and the flavor was to die for. I ate every bite. I mean look at the picture and you’ll know why ha. Dana also got the Moulard and his plate was empty at the end, so he must have had the same feeling as myself.
Seth got the Bison short ribs which is cooked for 72 hours. It was so tender and delicious flavor. I know some people get a little nervous to eat bison, but it is delicious and not gamey at all.
Mel got the beet and butternut gnocchi. Now this is not something I would have ordered, because I am not a fan of beets. She kept raving how good it was and that I needed to try it. Finally I gave in and….wow it was really good. I would have never known it had beets in it at all. It was cooked perfectly and surprisingly tasty.
Some of our good friends came with us out to eat. They had the rabbit (which I of course needed a bite) and the quail. They both really like their dishes and again, some more clean plates.
We were all stuffed, really stuffed, but couldn’t pass up on campfire donuts and the s’more. So good, so good! The donuts came warm. Reminded me of the ones my mom use to make when we were kids. One time she set fire to the stove while making them because of the grease, haha. Oh I love when food brings back childhood memories.
We give Campground 5 out of 5 stars. The staff was great, the environment was cozy and the food was outstanding. We will be back for more. Make that reservation to Campground ASAP. If you have any questions, shoot us an email.