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Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame, Burlingame, CA

Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame

4.5
4.5
1128 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome back Chef Rodriguez!


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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, French, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 344-4242
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jose L. Rodriguez
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Cross street
    Burlingame Ave.
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking in the back and front of restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

1,128 Reviews
  1. NickolM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places to eat in Burlingame! Salmon Rigatoni is a favorite! Tried bacon wrapped prawns, delicious! Went at 4:30, quieter than later in evening. Parking not difficult now with garage available down the street.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trapeze is one of the outstanding neighborhood gems in the town of Burlingame. Wonderful, personals service for adults and children, fantastic food and excellent cocktails and wine.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was Excellent, we had the Bread Pudding which I thought need more caramel sauce and also the Chocolate Lava which was over baked cause the was no lava but they were still good regardless. Good dinning experience.

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  4. DiningD56

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect special Valentine Day menu and excellent service.

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  5. Daniel

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on Valentines at 6 PM and it started off really good but by the end of service you could tell there was a breakdown in communication between the kitchen and the front of the house. It took us an hour between finishing our entree to getting our check. It was sad because the food was good and the service started off well, but my wife and I left the restaurant disappointed with our experience. I understand it was a busy day for the restaurant industry, so maybe they’re better on non-holiday evenings.

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  6. Duke

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday. Fabulous food, service, and wine choices. Thank you!

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  7. anonymous

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside and enjoyed the menu variety, plentiful serving and good service.

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  8. GFNMD

    Chicago

    122 reviews

    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Italian cuisine was excellent with many options, especially pasta. Unfortunately we came when there was 3 very large loud parties which I thought was unusual for a Monday night. You kind of stop talking at your table and try to ignore the noise. Definitely not for a romantic of business meeting dinner.

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  9. AnnA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but what stood out was the great customer service, they went above and beyond.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Service was good. We went for a late weekday lunch. We got asparagus with prosciutto, shrimp appetizer which was delicious, penne pasta with sausage and chicken which was good, and bread pudding which was excellent. I will be back again soon!

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  11. ValH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having been going to thus restaurant for over 10 years and they never disappoint. Food, atmosphere and service is always 100%.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always quality food with a tried and true staff. Indoor or outdoor seating in a very vibrant section of Burlingame Avenue area.

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  13. Papy

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very good and nicely presented. This restaurant always seems to be noisey. Unfortunately they installed a large screen TV that faces many of the tables and was only about 25 feet away from ours with a basketball game being played.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinners and a tasty cocktail. Great Italian restaurant, neighborhood gem for sure!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit here and will not certainly be my last! The server was very attentive, the complimentary bread was fresh warm and hot. We had a shared Calamari next, and the portion was generous, the fried artichoke hearts inside were a nice surprise. I had the 18oz Ribeye steak medium which was cooked medium and was tasty, I just wish they had added more scalloped but overall was please with the restaurants service, my meal and my partner had the Lobster Ravioli which I had a bite and I found really good, would recommend if you are going for a smaller meal. Also highly recommend their mint Whiskey mixed drink!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great menu! The food was fantastic and service. We will be telling all our friends and coming back. There was a great energy to the restaurant. Only complaint was it was a bit too noisy for my aging mother. We will be back though!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food one of our favorite places in Burlingame

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  18. KenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trapeze in Burlingame is an excellent restaurant! We’ve been going there since they first opened years ago and we keep going back.

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  19. KennethS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food environment and service. Drinks were excellent

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  20. KellyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had Christmas Eve dinner at Trapeze. We’ve been there before and had much better experiences. Their Christmas Eve menu was limited compared to what we were used to, and didn’t match the menu on the website. There was nothing especially attractive to me on the menu (not a red meat or fish fan), so I opted for the chicken. The chicken plate had a bit of an identity crisis with a variety of different sauces, and the elements just didn’t harmonize. Nobody at the table was wild about their meal. The stroganoff was watery, the steak was way over-charred, and the whole fish was bland and scant. The drinks were good, the service was as varied as the staff’s personalities. Some very warm and playful, others more stern and less friendly. All were attentive though. We will try another restaurant next time, especially for a special holiday meal.

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  21. Matt

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to restaurant for first time on Christmas Eve with family. They had reduced options from their regular menu, but our party ended up getting 6 different entrees. Overall we found the food excellent. Bronzino was very well cooked and delicious. Found the rigatoni stroganoff very tasty and would consider getting next time. Calamari appetizer (one of our "go to's" at many restaurants) was solid. Services was very good. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly, despite it being quite busy. Even though they had multiple seating that night, we didn't feel rushed even when we got a couple of desserts. I think they had packed in a few extra tables that night so inside was pretty loud as it't not a large space. Price was a little high, but not exorbitant. Would recommend and will return.

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  22. KitQ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first experience. The food was excellent. Their house bread and spread was so good. We asked for two extra baskets :). The service was excellent. Nothing negative at all. Highly recommend.

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  23. AnneC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is very inviting and nicely decorated. The bar was busy and a bit noisy when we came in for an early dinner (5:30). We asked to be moved to a quieter table and the staff obliged us. The food quality was inconsistent from course to course. The servers were on their job, changing plates & silverware with every course & very attentive. The entrees were excellent (filet mignon & Lobster Ravioli. I was nonplussed by the beet salad, which had so little dressing it was somewhat monotonous (my partner liked the virtual absence of dressing). The wines we selected were great. I was disappointed by the dessert that they called crème brûlée. It seemed to come from a mix (like jell-o pudding), was cold, and was sprinkled with cupcake-type sprinkles (flavorless, and totally inappropriate). If the salad had had a bit more flavor and the dessert were authentic (and served warm, like crème brûlée should be, and without the tasteless intrusion of cheap confetti sprinkles), I would have given the meal at least 4 stars.

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  24. Mudslide

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Nice, warm ambience and professional staff. Best Paella I've ever had. My wife had salmon and my friend had cioppino - the seafood here is xlnt. The only hiccup was that the Ceasar salads we ordered was not very good - dry and little flavor. Because everything else very much excellent, I am still giving it 5 stars.

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  25. MorganP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Would love to come here again. Only issue is parking - there is no handicap spaces!

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  26. MichaelG

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always loved this place. Highly recommend the veal canneloni and the grilled polenta cake. Negroni was a little unusual, so stick to the cocktail menu or the great wine selection. It's pretty noisy until the crowd thins out, but there is outdoor seating. Usually runs us $60/person with a drink, so definitely reasonable for the trendy setting and location.

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  27. LisaB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was excellent! Beautifully prepared and presented and delicious. I wish I could remember the name of our older gentleman server. His service and demeanor were excellent! I will return soon and ask for him again. Thank you for making our lunch extra special.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Just the service was a bit slow. Overall, we had a great time.

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  29. thedream

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very nice, such a treat. Parking in this neighborhood is a real cluster f.

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  30. Agent

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Trapeze is delicious. The Cesare Salad is the best and has a cheese nest that bring parmesan cheese to each bite. My Filet Mignon and was cooked to perfection. It came with Gnocchi w gorgonzola cream sauce and was wonderful. The server was polite and attentive. Prices are reasonable, atmosphere was appealing.

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  31. liquidman

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a great experience at Trapeze. We've dined there many times, and will continue to do so in the future.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 8 and had a great time. Highlights for me were the bone marrow app, duck ragu entre, the ambiance and excellent service.

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  33. JeanK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, below average service. We ordered 4 appetizers & 4 entrées, all tasty except for the Philly cheesesteak spring roll which was not special. Unfortunately the service was below average. There were only 4 tables during our visit, but we nedded to keep asking for water refill and bread. Our server was not attentive at all.

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  34. Delish

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal, excellent service, date night or family gathering location!

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  35. lala

    San Francisco

    119 reviews

    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was not disappointed with the food selection and service for a special birthday celebration.

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  36. Kathleen

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner. The salads, soup and entrees were spectacular. Service was perfect. This was our second time here and will be back.

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  37. jenniferk

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, full flavors - their bread is too delicious. Staff was very attentive and helpful without being pushy.

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  38. Shirley

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sat outdoor, zero ambient, wish they’d put plating on tables with a little candle light. That’d make a huge difference! They did have nice toasty heater. Don’t sit indoor when it’s full, everyone were screaming to be able to have a conversation! it was super noisy that we requested to outdoor. Other than this hiccup, food was very tasty, we had cioppino and paella, both had very good favoring, just a little overcooked (was perfect last week when I was there) Menu choices were very good, servers were good, good portions, good values

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  39. Samir

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. A little expensive. The construction work outside doesn't help the restaurant in terms of noise and ambiance.

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  40. JulieC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time at Trapeze restaurant and it was a great experience. The calamari appetizer was wonderful and my non-seafood loving daughter appreciated the artichokes and green beans that were included. I ordered the lobster ravioli and it was everything I hoped for. So good! The others in my party were all happy with their entrees. The only thing I wasn’t too excited about was the desserts. We had bread pudding and a chocolate cake that both fell short of being very good. (I’m not a huge fan of bread pudding to begin with - someone else ordered it). The service was outstanding. Our waiter and support staff were attentive and always there when we needed anything. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Trapeze.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 1128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame

266 Lorton Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Burlingame Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking in the back and front of restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jose L. Rodriguez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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