Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame
As Chef Jose Rodriguez puts it aptly: ''When I am not in the kitchen cooking, I am experimenting and reinventing myself continually. I don't know any other way to feel alive.'' After a long hiatus, Chef Rodriguez returns to Trapeze where he always felt at home. Under a new management, Jose is granted the opportunity to express his creativity in his work freely. With years of experience and much amassed recognition in some of the most well known Michelin Star awarded restaurants in the Bay Area, we are all excited to see what wonders he will bring.
''In addition to my regular menu, I'm trying what I call approachable foods - simpler in some cases and more sophisticated creations in other'' said Mr. Rodriguez, who has been working as a private chef and caterer for over 20 years.
For reservations larger than 10 or for private functions please contact the restaurant directly.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with artichokes, green beans, tartar and chipotle sauce
Arugula with roasted red beets, walnuts, dried cranberries, goat cheese and lemon citrus dressing
I had heard things about this bistro, however I could not give it a very high rating. Friday, but not crowded, noisy, server would be described as indifferent, no help with wine selection, and we had to hunt him down for refills. We both had lamb, which was lukewarm and not flavorful..2 is generous.
I have been here once before. The staff is so welcoming and nice. I had the lobster ravioli, it was fantastic. The clients that were with me also said their meals, which was the penne and the spaghetti, were very good.
We shared appetizer the burata with tomatoes and pesto which was lovely. They enjoyed the bread pudding for desert. I'm not a bread pudding fan, it was fine, just not my thing.
The service was excellent and friendly. Attentive but not intrusive. I enjoy coming here.
We have a great business dinner for a group of 8. There was a good variety and something for everyone
Averting was great
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our 46 year anniversary.
The food and service at trapeze are absolutely outstanding. We had the crab salad, grilled octopus, duck Ragu and the seafood pasta. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. We sat outside and it was noisy and rocking out there. I imagine it is quieter inside. I would definitely recommend this place.
We had gnocchi and steak. Steak was great but gnocchi had interesting cheese on them not for every palette. The calamari were incredible and lamb was amazing.
A nice touch is bread with super delicious olive oil with tapenade.
Good was ok, a bit salty. Service was a little slow. I’ll try it again.
Great service and excellent food.
Good Service we had great food in a pleasant atmosphere!
Nice hidden gem! Food was excellent in all areas and had the place almost to ourselves with great service. We will be back again!
Nice outdoor ambiance
We were happy with everything at Trapeze. They were very accommodating to me since I am a vegetation.
We will return.
This was my 1st time back to Trapeze since Covid. I was surprised how loud it was in the restaurant. It was a bit cold that night so we didn’t sit outside but wish we did.
This is a real neighborhood gem . . .
Good service, good food, good selection on wine,
will come again.
Fabulous food. The branzino was cooked perfectly and the tiramisu is a must have.
Great neighborhood restaurant, good food, good services.
Awesome restaurant with nice ambience both indoors and outdoors. Consistently delicious food, attentive wait staff without being intrusive, just a lovely dining experience at a reasonable price. I highly recommend it!
We tried a couple of appetizers. So poor we decided not to risk entree’s. Lousy service to boot
Great dinner . Octopus appetizer was delicious.
Great night on our SF trip. The staff was gracious and attentive. The chef made me a special request! We highly recommend
Good food but bad service made it regrettable. I’d pick somewhere else.
They yook us early
Good lamb chop and ciopinno!! Good portion. Fried calamari was excellent!!
Food was pretty basic. It was good but nothing amazing. My pasta was incredibly oily to the point that I had to fish my pasta out of a pool of oil at the bottom of the plate. However, other people in my party enjoyed their meal. I would say if you’re really hungry, go for it. If you want really good Italian food there’s much better places.
Sunday lunch at Trapeze was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and outstanding service made our time together memorable. I highly recommend Trapeze.
Great service, kudos to our waiter. calamari was yummy. Outside seating was good for us....
Everything was very nice. Service was a little slow considering there was only 2-3 tables in the entire place. But the servers were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The Philly spring rolls were delicious. My filet mignon was cooked a little on the rare side even though I ordered medium but it was still lovely. The mustard sauce with the chicken was fantastic! They were sweet to bring out an anniversary dessert for us. Definitely will be coming back.
We always enjoy dining at Trapeze Restaurant. The servie is always good and we are welcome. The food is delicious and we always have beet salad.
Thank you for the great service and your lovely restaurant. We will be back.
We recmmend your restaurant to others and ofter give gift certificates to our friends
Delicious food, family-friendly, excellent service.
It was obvious the restaurant had a bad night, but there were also some “other” things that were super not cool. Firstly, the service. I’ll abbreviate. We were ignored for ages, and then, when we finally got our dinner, it was well over an hour after we had ordered it, with no explanation! We were given a free glass of wine, and a beer to try and compensate. Well, the food was really delicious, but get this: There were tons of gnats flying around our table the entire time! It was gross! We were both fans of this place because of ordering delivered during covid, so this was our first time actually in the restaurant. What a disaster, waste of money, and what an awful way to spend a friday night. The whole thing should have been comped, because it was so embarrassing! What a waste of time, and our hard earned dollars!
Food was good but uninspired. Wait staff pretty much ignored the table. Cocktails uninspired.
Sat on-time for a dinner reservation for 2. 30 minutes later, we hadn’t even placed a drink order, so we left and ordered Chinese. Sad that I didn’t get to try the food. The restaurant tried to call me 3 times 15 minutes after we left. Wish they’d put that much effort into waiting on tables.
My first visit to Trapeze with Clients from out of town. I couldn't have picked a nicer first impression. It was a little energetic as far as the noise level but we were still able to have a conversation. They did have outside seating.
Great food and great staff. Will come back for sure.
Went on a Friday evening, and opted to sit inside, but the noise level was very high so after a few minutes we moved to a table outside. The tables outside are not as nice - e.g. no table cloth. Service was good, nothing to complain but also not outstanding. Food was nice, too.
Food took 45 minutes to come out. Fish and steak ws over done! Server never came out to refill wine or water. This used to be a great restaurant but NOT anymore! Disappointed 100%! Never coming back again!
Denise and the team took really good care of us (Party of 6).
They know how to please guests even with the smallest of detail.
They were very patient and gracious hosts.
Great italian food! Thank you!
This restaurant had great food. Each of us enjoyed the rib eye steak, veal, Cioppino and seafood paella. The only negative was 2 tiny crab cakes for $16
Overpriced. But overall we would recommend this restaurant to everyone 👏👏👏👏👏👏
Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 344-4242.
Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame is rated 4.2 stars by 911 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.