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Silicon Valley Scores a Casual Restaurant From Greg Kuzia-Carmel and Roland Passot

It’ll be a neighborhood spot in Menlo Park

Camper ribeye for two
Courtesy of Camper

The Peninsula continues to snare high-pedigree chefs striking out on their own. Now comes news that Camper — a restaurant from chef-partner Greg Kuzia-Carmel, partner Logan Levant of LA’s Buttercream Bakery, and Roland Passot’s dining group — is expected to open this summer in Menlo Park.

In a region that has attracted more and more high-end dining options in past years, including the newly opened Protegé in Palo Alto, Camper is designed to be kid-friendly, and focus on “a california way of dining.”

According to a release, the restaurant aims to serve the neighborhood, with dishes like roast chicken and handmade pastas that will surely be influenced by Kuzia-Carmel’s stints at restaurants like Per Se, NYC’s Altamarea Group, and SF’s Cotogna and Quince; he was also the opening chef following Outerlands’ 2014 remodel, but split with the restaurant shortly after reopening.

The former location of LB Steak will house the 4,000 square foot, 70 seat restaurant at 898 Santa Cruz Ave., with bar and patio seating. Craft cocktails, beer, and wine will be on offer, as well. Eater has reached out for more information, so stay tuned.