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Trellis Restaurant
Trellis Restaurant

Trellis Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://Trellisrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (650) 326-9028
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Madrid
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering from individual to corporate. Please see our catering menu from the website.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms with own bar and terrace dining with 80 seating capacity. Perfect place for wedding rehearsals, holiday parties and corporate events.
  • Private Party Contact: Kurt (650) 326-9028

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Santa Cruz Ave
  • Public Transit: Menlo Park Train station 1 block away also public bus line.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind the restaurant 8 stalls. Public parking lot nearby.
A word from Trellis Restaurant
Trellis with the truly unique upstairs patio, Trellis offers, "al fresco dining" along with it many other charms. The new low carb seasonal menu, the vibrant specials and the daily homemade bread, soups and desserts are tantalizing. A warm-comfortable dining room and banquet-catering facilities with 2 full bars, insure that Trellis is the choice for any occasion. Banquet facilities are available for groups from 10 to 120 guests and the Chef will gladly consult on any special banquet catering needs.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our first visit to Trellis in Menlo Park was OUTSTANDING. The owner greeted and seated us at a nice table on the terrace. The terrace itself was quite nice. The tables were NOT to close together so having a conversation was easy. The wait staff was very attentive and offered suggestions. We started with the Susie's Downfall ravioli - a definite MUST. The 3 of us shared this an it was amazing. I had the lamb chops, which were cooked to perfection. They were served with potato puree and veggies. Fabulous flavor. My dining mates both had the steak. They were thriled with their meals as well. Dessert was cream carmel and zabigione. Both were outstanding. I can not wait to go back. I highly recommend this venue."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Trellis is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The service was excellent, food was delicious. ("Susan's downfall" ravioli are amazing!) Good wine selections, too."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I've had lunch and dinner at Trellis for more than a decade. Always a great experience. The menu is extensive and interesting, and everything is delicious. There are some gems in the menu, such as "Susan's Downfall", that are a real treat. The host/owner and staff are friendly, and they make guests feel welcome. The service is efficient and attentive. There are several rooms suitable for events (I had a large party there), and the deck on second-floor is very pleasant and quiet for outdoor dining. There's parking across the street in an underground garage and a few spaces behind the restaurant. I now live out of the area, but I visit Trellis whenever in Menlo Park. I'm always happy for the experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I enjoy sitting on the rooftop patio for lunch. There is plenty of shade. Nice food and service. Always hate to leave."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Although this restaurant has been around for over 7 years, it was totally new to us. There is a very extensive menu with a lot of great looking items. I selected the carpaccio which was excellent, and the Sole. My wife tried the capellini. I tried it and thought it was very good. We had an excellent white wine and their wine list has a fair number of very good labels in both red and white, reasonably priced. We were impressed. It may not be the exotic and complicated offerings of a 3-star French restaurant, but the food is delicious, varied and well prepared. We happily recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our group of five enjoyed a sun-shaded patio table on the rooftop for our lunch gathering. Service and food were all good. Plenty of indoor seating was also available. Bar is available. Well located in Menlo Park. Will return! Loved my capellini."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We ate outside and it was very nice. The staff were very nice although a little slow at times. The food was disappointing. Over salted, cold in places. Not terrible, just not what I'd expect at those prices."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My daughter wanted to go there for her birthday and we had a great table up on the deck. All of the entrees were better than expected and reasonably priced. We will return more often. The outdoor dining is really quite perfect, warm but shady and out of the wind."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Duck was very tender but sauce on it was too salty (and I like salt). Fish was cooked right but lacked flavor. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Trellis is a great place to eat if you have lots of time to sit and enjoy their lovely rooftop deck. I wouldn't recommend it for a quick meal, and eating outside is definitely nicer than inside. The food is good, and the people are nice, but the service has been super slow every time we've been."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We stayed inside because the night was cold, so we didn't considered the outdoor. The interior however needs some update, that's why ambiance has 3 stars. The best, the staff, as said for some of the reviewers. The worst, we waited quite a bit for the food. Probably not enough workers in the kitchen when the restaurant is almost full. Food is good, as the food you will cook at home. Portions are also big. So this is not about having a culinary experience but a satisfying, correct meal for the right price."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've had lunch and dinner at this restaurant, and have had a great experience each time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I found this restaurant randomly through Google, and so glad I did! We had a prawn appetizer, braised beef and linguine with clams as our entrees. We sat next to the window looking out onto the street. Very romantic! I'd go back again for sure!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great neighborhood lunch place, especially for Work lunch and lunch meetings. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Trellis is a very friendly restaurant with good food, attentive service, and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "food was very good and a wide choice of entrees. a professional bar person would be helpful; sauces require more variety."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I don't usually take the time to review much. But we love this restaurant especially for lunch during the week. Food is very good. Fits a large group nicely. Upstairs patio is especially nice at lunch. We most recently went to celebrate a colleagues new job."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "the service was very attentive and the food delicious. they were very accommodating."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I really like this little restaurant...it's great for business lunches. The food is good and I look forward to working my way through their menu. What stands out for me with the restaurant is really their service - it's very very good. Their attention to detail really makes a difference and as a former Server.... I really appreciate what they do."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for Valentine's day expecting a romantic italian dinner. Unfortunately, they were overcrowded, under-staffed and had a very small version of their typical menu to choose from. We feel like we did not get to fully experience the restaurant which is upsetting because we love small, italian eateries. We finally looked at their normal menu they use daily and discovered they were charging TWICE the amount for each dish just because it was Valentine's day. So wrong. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our first visit to this restaurant & it was delightful! We were seated upstairs in an intimate & romantic dining room. While the restaurant was clearly busy, all of the staff were prompt & attentive. Dinner was started with a basket of freshly made bread and an asparagus & wild mushroom appetizer, then filet with green peppercorn sauce & finished off with the tiramisu for dessert. Everything was delicious!!! We can't wait to come back & try more..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There are many good places to eat in Menlo Park, this is not one of them. Overpriced, mediocre food, warm and stuffy dining room. The only saving grace is the service which was very gracious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I would say that the food was fine but not exceptional."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went on Valentines with hubby. Had a great time. Great steak!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As usual the food was excellent. Not anything to complain about since the food is usually fresh, tasty and well-prepared and served"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I booked a reservation at this restaurant based on the reviews - and so glad that I did. When we first arived at the restaurant I was a little unsure that it would meet my expectations; the wait staff almost seemed confused that we were there for lunch....odd! Anyway - we all ordered something different, and the food was fabulous - presentation was beautiful and the wait staff finally came to the party (don't know what was up with that....). I will definitly go there again - its a great place for a business lunch and I truly did enjoy the food."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Neighborhood gem. We had a lovely lunch here with friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Both salmon and rigatoni with sausage were great!! Bill with glass of wine, 2 entrees, salad and soda around 55 with tax. Very satisfying meal"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We went out fora nice after Christmas dinner. Salads were good, but a bit vinegar-laden. Calamari was excellent-portion is huge! The Veal Piccata and rack of lamp were excellent. Grilled chicken was good, but not exceptional. The raspberry-vanilla ice cream sundae was delicious. The wine list has nice selections in several price ranges. The staff was very nice and things were promptly removed when we finished them. It was a very quiet Sunday night, in the past the noise level has been higher, We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Food was marginal at best. Dark and depressing. To call it an Italian restaurant is an exaggeration. Place needs a serious overhaul in decor and in need of a chef who knows what he's cooking. Would never go back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "There were 7 of us for Christmas Day dinner. Everyone had a different meal and loved their choice. The appetizers were delicious as was the desserts. The staff was polite and very attentive. I would definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner at Trellis - where the food is always very good and the service outstanding. We very much appreciate the attention of Kurt who owns Trellis and who ensures the quality of each dish presented. Not only do we enjoy special occasion dinners at Trellis but after work cocktails and dinner with business associates too."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This restaurant always comes through with delicious meals, warm staff and ambiance. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Room was in back and much too cold with back door constantly being opened. It was quiet because the rest of the room was empty and this was the best part of going to this restaurant. The food was tasty but much too rich for some of us (6 guests). I phoned to change the reservation time and the person agreed to this but somehow did not notify the staff. We probably will not return."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "come if you like the old italian restaurants in north beach (but they are better). portions are large but the food is average. bread is like in the old country, use it for sopping up sauces vs. eating as is (very dry). moderate priced but there are many better options in the area."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Trellis is a treasure that hasn't been discovered. We eat there many times of year, most often for lunch but occasionally for dinner. The food is always delicious. The owner/host gracious and the wait staff competent, though not yet up to the standard of the two waiters who retired. No one to whom we've ever recommended Trellis has been disappointed."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Our group of 8 appreciated that we were able to receive separate checks, and we enjoyed the quiet setting in the back of the restaurant so we could talk without disturbing anyone or having trouble hearing each other."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Another wonderful meal at Trellis! We always have a great meal here. The atmosphere is very inviting and relaxing, the food is delicious, and the service is very helpful. I will often ask for recommendations, and have yet to be disappointed. If you're looking for a nice meal, and still be able to carry on a conversation, Trellis is the place to go! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "We eat here often, and are never disappointed. The food is perfectly seasoned, beautifully presented, and cooked exactly as it should be. If you are a vegetarian, you can put together a lovely meal combining an hors d'oeuvre, a salad and, if you are hungry, a pasta from their excellent pasta menu. Last night I had a spinach salad and gnocchi with pesto sauce and the whole meal was fabulous. Their salads are very generous in size. Pesto gnocchi is not on the menu, but they will always come up with whatever you ask for, if they can."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "The service in this restaurant was 5 stars. The balance between checking-in when needed and then not interrupting during our animated conversation was perfect. The food was very good for the pricing. We especially enjoyed the salad courses, the bread and our desserts."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
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