Trapeze European Cuisine
Trapeze European Cuisine

Trapeze European Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.trapezerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6503444242
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:30pm -10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alex Kazankaya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our banquet room accommodates 35 people for a very private dining experience for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, family gatherings, business meetings, etc. We offer complete privacy for any of your casual and business events.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve Tosun 6503444242

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burlingame Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in the back and front of restaurant.
A word from Trapeze European Cuisine
Everything is the best quality. We have it all, free range beef, poultry, seafood, homemade pasta and bread, chemical free fruits and vegetables. If we can't tempt you from our regular menu, or daily specials, just ask your server and we'll see what we can come up with to please you. We also have a wide selection of wines, along with a full bar.
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Trapeze European Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)romantic (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • going home
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    we always enjoy TRAPEZE; it's like being greeted by family when we go there. Steve always has a smile and a kiss; all the staff treats us with gracious warmth. They are especially accomodating with special requests. It's our "go to" restaurant if we want to be assured of good food, great bar, comforable ambiance and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing To Write Home About
    outnabout
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    While the ambience is pleasant, the food is average at best. The antipasti sampler we ordered felt like it came directly from the Safeway pre-packaged section. Likewise my pasta sauce tasted like it came from a jar. And to top it off, while the server was pleasant, he was not exactly attentive even though it was not crowded at all. To sum it up, very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New find in Burlingame - Trapeze
    Chito
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Very good dining experience. They also allow us to bring our own wine. Food was to our expectation . We can recommend and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Away Party
    akodaVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    We had a going away party at Trapeze. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. When it got a little warm inside, the front windows open on to the street and we had a nice breeze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the seafood paella
    chocloveVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I ordered the seafood paella at Trapeze. It was quite fresh and tasty, however, it tasted more like a risotto than a paella! My wife ordered a burger, and she was not particularly thrilled with it. My family ordered two desserts to share, the bread pudding and a hazelnut-wafer/chocolate creme dish. The bread pudding was fairly good, the hazelnut/chocolate dish was not at all notable. So their desserts could use some improvement. Like many Italian restaurants in the area, this one would benefit from a more adventurous menu; it is tiring to see the same dishes everywhere.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Social Graces DO Exist!
    LuckyMe49VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The manner in which you are treated in this restaurant is amazing. They truly cater to you. The table staff is beyond polite & knowledgeable. Their food is hot & served properly. It is SO tasty, you have trouble choosing what you want! They make you feel special here and satisfied enough to come back many times again! Their Skirt Steak & Frites are fantastic; the Kobe Burger to DIE for and the night we came recently, the Chilean Sea Bass was like BUTTER! They do not rush you out of your seat. It is not their goal to "turn the table" quickly, but to have you RETURN again! This truly is a gem in the neighborhood. We were turned onto it by friends in the area and we return as often as possible. Owner always comes to the table to say hello!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv this place....lunch or
    mpraught
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Luv this place....lunch or dinner, always fresh, tasty, & original in a typical Italian resteurant from the city by the bay....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Hen
    FoodMakesMeHappy
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I made a reservation and requested a table near the window or in a corner, and even though the restaurant was relatively empty when we got there at 8, we we seated next to a loud group of people. Despite this, we had a great time. They're appetizers were small, but delicious, calamari was our go-to appetizer, much crispier than olive garden, I'll tell you that. But the best part of the meal was the Cornish Hen, it was DELICIOUS! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Moist, well seasoned, and not at all what I was expecting, I was thinking that it would be a little gamey almost, but it was far from it, and that's saying a lot when our other dish was the lamb shank. The sauce for the lamb shank was mediocre, it was tender, but comparably worse than the hen.
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  • Great service
    LulubrownVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Had a great lunch. (One pasta dish, one veggie wrap - both yummy). The service is what stands out. Fabulous waiters, friendly, knowledgable and a sense of humor!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • repeat diner
    stan
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Have had a very fine dining experience multiple times. Have also had 3 meeting events in the rear private dining room. Very nice food quality, presentation, and wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Restaurant in Burlingame
    Wiggygirl
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Trapeze is hands down the best restaurant in Burlingame. We frequent Trapeze often. Their finesse with European cuisine is always subtle and delicious. The service is consistently great. Outdoor dining is often a great option, white table service with reasonable prices and portions. We highly recommend the wild mushroom tortellini. Parking and weather are always a breeze. We opt to travel to Burlingame more often than fighting the parking and wait in San Francisco. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    I've been here more a few times now and each time, I come away satisfied with service and quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Restaurant
    KKKK
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    The food is always good and the service is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    What a perfect little place! Not so small, but it feels intimate. Excellent in every way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great meal at Trapeze!
    WLee
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My wife and I took our son and fiance out to dinner at Trapeze last Saturay. It's a small, neighborhood restaurant that has gone through several restaurant iterations in the past years. We had early reservations for 6:30. When we got there, there was a large party in the back of the restaurant, but they were probably the most civil and reserved group of about 15-20 people we could have had. The food was great, not overly seasoned but fresh and wholesome. The dinner salads are large enough to share with two people. I had the crab ravioli for my main course, and it was good without being heavy and overly rich. A pretty good place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    Sandra
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    My favorite part of their menu is their homemade pastas. I think we have tried all of them now, and my favorite is their veggie ravioli! Not a good romantic spot, due to their noise level, but great for groups!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love The Steak Wrap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Can't be the steak wrap. Delicious and nice portion. Been here a numerous time now....very consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Living Room of my friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    I felt like I was visiting an old friend even though I have only been to this restaurant twice. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Lamb
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Food was excellent. Service was very good until when we left, I said "thank you and goodbye" but the waiters did not say anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The food was disappointing...possibly new chef in the kitchen...will not return any time soon...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Home made!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Everything we ate there was obviously made on site. The "vegetarian burger" made with polenta was terrific and their french fries were some of the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for alfresco dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Fun place for alfresco dining. The Kobe burger and the wraps are great for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Undiscovered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    A real gem sitting in Burlingame undiscovered...great food and quiet but efficient service... we've been there 8 or 9 times and have never had a bad experience nor a bad meal...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The skirt steak pannini and the Kobe burger are highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, again.
    GreenBuilder
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    My only disappointment was that my beloved dipping oil was changed. I suspect the locals enjoyed the change to the garlic infused oil, but I brought a person new to the restaurant and was talking up the other oil. Luckily everything else was great. I gave my a gift certificate to come back and she was quite pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of the Best.
    BurbsGal
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Lord knows I do not want to reveal this neighborhood secret to the masses, but with all the construction going on in Burlingame Ave, this is the best place to avoid all the traffic and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, best bar in all of Burlingame Ave. I've been working in Burlingame since 1998, and this is still my #1 go-to for work events, for girls-night get-togethers, and for Weekend cocktail-salad-with-sun-on-my-face-afternoons. The owner personally selects all the meats he serves, the Sea Bass is unbelievable. There is something for everyone here - you will NOT be disappointed, and at some point, you will be happy that not everybody knows about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best in Burlingame
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Frequent this spot regularly. As such, feel treated like it is an extension of my home. Wonderful care and service and food, at quite reasonable prices. Everyone should try this place. I predict you will come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fair. We ordered
    FriendlyFred
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Food was fair. We ordered garlic bread. It came with chopped RAW garlic on top of buttered toasted bread. The quail had crisp skin but was plated skin down in a gravy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The service was terrible. My salad came right before the main course and our server was only there to serve our food and give us our check. So disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Burlingame
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    This my favorite restaurant in Burlingame great service and food. Always busy and a great place for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The fried calamari is a bit
    ChloeVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The fried calamari is a bit greasy. The scallop/prawn appetizer was not seared as the menu stated, instead they were fried. The pasta was good and came out steamy which is good. Our order was mixed up but the waiter kindly and quickly re-ordered it. I like the setting and atmosphere. If the food can be more consistent, it would be a great place to revisit.
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  • Just the Best Food, Staff
    JenaVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Just the Best Food, Staff and Ambiance. We love Trapeze. Reservations are recommended as they are getting really, really popular. One thing we really love is that the Owner searches and shops for organic specials that his chef really knows how to preapre. Game birds, rabbit, wild boar, Kobe Beef, etc.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very good meal with close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    A very good meal with close friends...this place is still somewhat undiscovered...the only minus...and it's a small minus, was the "bar scene" ...I guess there are Friday night "regulars" and during the first half of the evening it was loud but soon the bar crowd dissipated and it was easy to have convivial conversation...good choice for small groups...great kitchen with an ambitious and inventive menu...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old World Charm
    BBoyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Excellent experience - food is was very good, and unique. Clear pride of ownership and staff - a bit of old world charm. Gluten free was supported.. Desert was excellent...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trapeze is awesome
    BBoyVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Great spot for small or large groups (they have a banquest room in the back) Food is really good and staff is very friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious & noisy
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Been a while since we had dined @ Trapeze and it has changed management since. My husband happened to know the Owner & our daughter (who was with us had worked with our waiter @ Spiedo's couple years back...however, he never acknowledged her at all). Our reservation was @ 6:30 & the Bar was full as well as the restaurant. The food came out timely with beautiful presentation & was delicious. However, it was so noisy that we could hardly carry on a conversation which took away from the experience. Waiter was prompt but unfriendly which was a bit confusing since he had known us from the past. However we will go back...but during the week & maybe a bit earlier so the noise level will be more comfortable instead of a Friday night
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant but the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Great restaurant but the noise level is out of control.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took 2 friends there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I took 2 friends there for lunch -- one from Texas and the other from Pebble Beach. They enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the great service. It wasn't too busy, we arrived @1:15, so the noise level, for Saturday lunch, wasn't bad , and we were able to have great conversations and to catch up with each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paella?
    FarWestattendee
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Very disappointed with the Paella; maybe describe as Paella inspired but not as the authentic dish. It looked and felt like a risotto. My company was not impressed with their dishes either. Great ingredients but not great execution. Still deserves a good overall review for the ambiance and service. Maybe too high expectations for the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but for a Thursday
    SharVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    good food but for a Thursday night it had a very vibrant bar scene - lots of noise. Would ask for a seat in the back next time and there will definitely be a next time... Summer it is nice to sit outside but not February.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic