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About The Fly Trap

A word from The Fly Trap
At The Fly Trap, guests can enjoy a bustling neighborhood happy hour, dine casually at the communal tables, or delight in the elegant main dining area. An artisan cocktail list, innovative desserts, eclectic wine list and a warm, genuine sense of hospitality appeal to the neighborhood and out-of-town guests. The Fly Trap is located in the South of Market area, just 2 blocks from the Moscone Center.

606 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
DINNER
Monday – Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday - 4:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday - 5:00pm-11:00pm

Happy Hour 3:00pm-6:00pm
Monday-Friday
Saturday all night at the bar
Closed Sunday



Cross Street:
between 2nd and 3rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 243-0580

Website:
http://www.flytrapsf.com/

Parking Details:
We validate the Valet Parking is available at the Courtyard Marriott located at 2nd and Folsom Street. There is a public lot located on Folsom Street between 2nd and 3rd. Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Chris Pappalardo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Fly Trap Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice room reminiscent of a Parisian brasserie. Golds, mirrors and heavy curtains compliment an appealing bar.

The food was fine, the hangar steak tasty if not a bit salty. Brussel sprouts a bit over dressed and the salad did not quite cohere, it was barely the sum of it's parts.

Convenient to an event we attended, Fly Trap was satisfying but certainly not worth a detour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Drinks were excellent, the food was quite good. I had the Brussels sprouts and risotto, and both were great. The waiter was very good at recommending drinks, and the drinks were excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Sad to see this spot go downhill. The food was just okay but not near as flavorful or as inspired as it used to be with Hass at the ehlm brining great middle eastern spices and cooking methods. We had one very good waiter the others seemed upset that we were there and did not seem to be able to handle a moderately busy spot.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Awesome our first time there and we were quite pleased!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The staff were very kind. We had a birthday in our group and they made a special effort to help us make it special. The wait staff was very attentive. Food was very much what we were wanting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great spot with wonderful food, service and ambiance. Unique touch - the story like hand written descriptions of the featured wines. Shared the avocado salad which had just the right amount of citrus, my friend had the oven roasted cartaccio - when our waitperson cut open the parchment paper the aroma that was released was so fragrant. I had the 14 hr braised brisket which was very flavorful and filling. My third time to the Fly Trap for dinner and have been pleased with each experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great location, food and service. The cocktails are espectacular!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very simple meal and i was still hungry

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Fantastic service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very nice, pleasant evening at the Fly Trap. Interesting cocktails to start. Very nice menu with a nice mixture of small plates and larger meals. The risotto was creamy and flavorful and got better with every bite. The twice cooked brisket papperdelle was a nice mixture of flavors, sweet, savory, bitter broccoli rabe. Excellent wine list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The staff was a little overbearing/incessant. A guy came by every few minutes to ask if everything was ok and we didn't even have food on the table. And, the server's explanations were not really sincere. Lastly, the food was good but very overpriced... $20 for pasta? I have had better pasta in an authentic Italian restaurant for cheaper.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised with everything about our experience. Great food, fantastic service and such a lovely vibe! We will return.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The food and drink at Fly Trap are still noteworthy but the noise level at happy hour makes it impossible to have a conversation without shouting. There is a side room that is much quieter but the evening we were there it was taken over by a large dinner group so we took a table in the back corner, hoping it would cut down the noise level. Not noticeably. It was a little bit quieter by the time we left at 7 pm for the theater.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Fly Trap was fine, but we were hoping for something a little bit more.... The bar was great and the menu sounded awesome, but the food didn't quite deliver to our expectations. Maybe next time?

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The restaurant was crowded with after work groups. Very very loud. The food took a long time to deliver and was not great. I would not recommend this as a dinner location.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great restaurant as always. Fish n chips is meh tho

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We were seated in the bar even though we had reservations, that were made well in advance. The service was mediocre albeit that the waitress was amicable. The menu is rather spartan, which is okay, but know that people will expect each dish to be scrumptious. With that said, I thought the food was acceptable not excellent. I would go back and try this place for happy hour and light bites.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food was tasty, the service top notch, but it was noisy, not a place to go if you want to enjoy conversations with friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Had recently watched an very positive account of The Fly Trap on KQED's 'Check Please' in which the reviewers all commented on the wonderful Persian-inspired food. So we were surprised on arrival to find a dinner menu devoid of Persian dishes. Then the Maitre D' explained that the Persian owner for many years had sold the restaurant 6 months earlier. So I guess we had watched a re-run of the original show. Nevertheless, our party of four all enjoyed the lively ambience of the bar followed by a meal in the relatively quiet dining room.
Service was friendly and efficient, cocktails served in the bar were excellent, the menu was varied in scope and the food quality very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

First time and will definitely be back! Amazing cocktails and food.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on April 3, 2017

They are so good. I love this place. The wait staff and the bar staff takes amazing care of everyone.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food and service- will be back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Now under new ownership, Fly Trap has lost both the innovative Persian/Mediterranean cuisine and the relaxed ambience that originally attracted me to it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I've honestly rarely visited the restaurant since their new ownership, and my wife and I decided to give it another go. All of the signature dishes are just not as good, and quite frankly the food is subpar now for the price you pay. I'd be happy if everything was cheaper, or if the food quality went back to the level it was at prior to the ownership change. I also greatly miss the rotating menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We come here often and enjoy it very much. Usually we go for business reasons but it's also great to just have a drink in such a charming restaurant with great service and outstanding food.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The lamb is sooooo good!! Highly recommend it :) Pricing is good too for what you got.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Came to the Fly Trap for birthday dinner with my husband. The vibe is a nice mix of posh and laid back. Our drinks were beautiful, well-crafted, and STRONG... heads up! Dinner was excellent, I asked for gluten-free options and easily half the menu was available to me. This is a HUGE bonus as sometimes staying GF limits you to one or two items. Drew a happy picture on our comment card, had a great time. Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Love this place, always great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Awesome service. Everyone was super nice and the food was tasty too. We ordered several dishes and shared them.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

This was our favorite go to place for dinner before events at Yerba Buena, the food was good but certainly not great this time and the noise level was so high it was almost impossible to talk. Our server was the exception to an otherwise poor dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I'm unsure if Valentine's Day dinner is a good or bad time to judge a restaurants performance, but with all tables full, the staff seemed to be struggling. The waiter simply had too many tables to give any kind of service. As a result, the hostess volunteered to take our order after the menus had been in front of us for almost 30 minutes. The first three small dishes arrived soon after that, the plates were cleared after we finished those and then the waiter finally reappeared to offer us the dessert menu before the larger main course dishes had yet to arrive. The plates are meant to be shared, but it was difficult to tell how much food to order, and ordering additional food with the busy staff was just not possible.
Many restaurants offer a pre-fixe menu on known busy nights. I think that would have been the wise choice here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Every course was delicious and well prepared. How often does that happen?
Staff were friendly and informative.
All I could ask for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Liked the food more when it had a Mediterranean theme.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Nice discovery. Possibly priced fairly for SF. Menu was a bit limited. Cuisine was creative and delicious. Not as fancy as I expected, in fact it's pretty casual. The tables were too close together for me...not a place for private conversations. My cocktail (Manhattan straight up) was served in an old style chamagne glass, instead of a martini glass, which I didn't like. No bread served or offered. With two appetizers, two entrees, one side, two cocktails, one coffee and a soda plus 20% tip, the meal seemed pricey at $170.00 for two people, it felt about $50 too much for what we got. Portions were not large. Lots of large party women's get-togethers the night I was there.

Strong point: I'd go back to eat at the bar and order appetizers if I were in town visiting solo and wanted to try a quiet local place. Especially if I were a woman.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We really enjoyed the food. Great place to share. The service was attentive and friendly. it was much too loud for us. Perhaps the back room is not as loud.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Great cocktails and a well-stocked bar

Very good service

Food is competently cooked, but lacks the flair and imagination of previous visits (this is about my 15th time of eating here). Menu is typical Californian cuisine, without flair or innovation

It's always kinda loud here - no complaints, but if you're looking for a quiet romantic dinner a deux you might want to look elsewhere

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Food was decent, although it's been spotty over the course of a couple of visits. But noise level makes it very difficult to have a conversation. Great place for a drink with friends - but not for dinner if you want to exchange more than a couple of words.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Nice place. We went early immediately after the close of a Fancy Food Show at Mosconi. We felt the food was of high quality and well prepared (lamb rack, chicken, halibut). We actually spent more on cocktails than on the food items. Entrees were of higher quality than the sides. We will go back there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We had the trio hummus, beef kebabs, meatballs and halibut - and all exceeded our expectations. The place is not too big and it does get noisy, so not necessarily a date spot, but good place for group of people/friends.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Gracious service, good Happy Hour wine, and well prepared food at reasonable prices. I'll miss the Middle eastern dishes, but will be back many more times.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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