Campton Place Restaurant
The jewel in our fine-dining crown is our eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant that serves a unique Cal-Indian cuisine. Chef Srijith Gopinathan is changing the architecture of California cuisine as he blends California fresh ingredients and the use of its smoke, fire and brining techniques with India’s multi-faceted regional dishes, aromatics and traditional spice blends.
Campton Place, on the ground floor of the Taj Campton Place in Union Square, hasn’t done much to disguise its hotel surroundings. It doesn’t need to. The restaurant, quietly elegant and crowned with a red glass statement chandelier, allows chef Srijith Gopinathan’s food to do the talking. Melding the flavors of his native Southern India and his adopted California home, Gopinathan creates electric dishes full of flavor in his “Spice Route” ($155) and 4-course ($119) tasting menus (think: poached lobster with heart of palm, heirloom carrot and coconut curry or duck breast with pear variations, endive, walnuts and chanterelles). Whichever menu you choose, the spice pot, which arrives in a wafting cloud of dry ice-formed fog, will prime your senses for the meal ahead.