The Fly Trap

4.4
1041 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
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1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic. Great service and delicious cocktails. A must visit when you’re in the City.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining here was such a pleasant surprise! Our party had the Brussels, risotto, and burger and all were perfectly prepared and delicious. We will definitely go back to try more items on the menu.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was okay, but the ambiance was great. Very cute spot.

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L
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

We asked for the quietest area so the out us in the back room. There was one table of 6 that was so loud we couldn’t hear each other over a 2 top. We would have been better in the bar area. One table of 4 left because it was so noisy. Acoustics are horrible. Food was decent and service great. Our dinner was ruined by a rowdy group.

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MA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best! My favorite thirsty Thursday spot.

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LC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Service was good at first but left us sitting and waiting after we ordered. Would have had another drink but no one ever came back to ask. The bus service was outstanding.

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the Fly Trap, but it is pretty pricey for what I felt like we received. We ordered two cocktails that were very good and interesting. However, we ordered both a burger and the pasta bolognese and, while good, I did not leave feeling like it was worth the cost.

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A
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to Fly Trap many times and have been a huge fan. Very disappointed with the change of menu - the main entrees are so limited. Miss the Mediterranean options. If you don’t eat meat - limited options. We did the small plates and they were nice portion and tasty. Would like more entree options.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a thoroughly delightful evening. Outstanding food and warm, responsive service. We’ll be back again soon!

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It’s too loud and very hard to keep a conversation going. But lovely decor and candle lighting! Great gin cocktail.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was sub-par. Waited 20 minutes for a server to even come over. Had to ask twice for my drink order. We also asked that all the food come out at the same time and they brought dishes out one at a time over 20 minutes.

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FL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun destination. It was a busy night as it was Valentines Day and a big convention in town with two large groups (sales people making their pitch). We did not feel neglected due the big table with the big spenders.

Would recommend

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k
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice inside, good food, nice staff but probably wouldn’t go back. Average on all fronts

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was traveling and a single which can be weird when going to a restaurant. I felt welcomed and the food was great.

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i
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve been here a couple of times and realized the menu has changed significantly, as well as the quality of food. It’s a little boring. Although, the hot wings and fries were tasty but then again, they were fried!

The waiter was rushing and would bump into the table and knocked my water glass, but I caught it before it completely spilled. He also put my sparkling wine glass down too fast and spilled some and just said, “sorry” and rushed off. Won’t be visiting here for a while.

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JW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, wonderful atmosphere!

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Y
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance here. Food overall was excellent, though my burger wasn’t that exciting. Looking forward to coming back and trying something else.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Risotto with Shrimp and asparagus was okay taste- wise but you had to really SEARCH for the asparagus under the rice!
My friend had the rock cod which was very tasty. It's a basic meal. No bread was included so we had to ask for some .
Service was average and it was not very busy and my friend waited a long time for the hot sauce she requested.

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M
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

FlyTrap is SO GOOD!!! We had a most excellent bottle of pinot, an appetizer of cauliflower w/white bean reduction (SO yummy) and a shrimp risotto. Could not have been better!

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OT
London
77 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fly trap is the neighborhood gym just around the corner in San Francisco we eat there frequently the food is always excellent and the service is terrific.
Dr R

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S
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience. The cocktails were just okay and the fish was pretty fishy, so it must not have been very fresh. Otherwise, dinner was pretty good

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DP
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Close to the convention center. Food was excellent, but more of a enhanced bar menu than a full menu. Excellent desserts! I would go again if in the area.

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average food, higher than average price

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ST
San Francisco
163 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drinks, delish apps. Great meet up spot with friends.

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n
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere… We were at a party of nine friends from around the US, fly trap did an awesome hob hosting us.

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P
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu, though some of the entrees seemed a bit pedestrian. Really enjoyed our cold plates, and dessert was tasty. Service was outstanding--friendly and accommodating.

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LS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, but some dishes were over-powering in spice. The servicing was quick and attentive.

We were some what disappointed because we based our decision to come here through yelp reviews and pictures of the food. We found out after we seated that they don't really have large dish entrees anymore but more of a tapas style menu. Lots of the food pictures that you see on yelp or open take no longer exist. I would recommend looking at their current menu before going.

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ER
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Planned a date night for my bf and I, this place had a 100% recommended which I thought was awesome but I think we were hoping for something a little more unique. This spot is great for dinner on a Tuesday. Good menu nothing out of this world. Really good service though which is always a plus!

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IT
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love eating at The Fly Trap- the food is always very good and well-priced. Food arrives at the right times, and servers are attentive. Glad to introduce this great restaurant to two new fans. The marinated pintxos are amazing!

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SL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Seriously, this place is way too loud. Maybe it was because a Giants game just ended on an early Friday afternoon, but the decibels were deafening.

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PS
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful update to a great space in San Francisco

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Change in management - change in menu offerings... not enough big plates to go with the small plates.

Quality was very good though.

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CC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a pleasent surprise! I booked this restaurant mainly for the location, easy on and off the freeway for us East Bay folks and close to where our friends in the city live and work. The parking at the Courtyard Marriott on the corner made it even easier. The pleasent surprise was the food and service. Everything was delicious, especially the Chicken Chili small plate. We shared several small plates and then split entrees. A must try, is the Fly Trap Mai Tai, just delicious and the Tempranillo by the glass was very good. It can get pretty loud, but it did not distract from a wonderful time.

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c
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met a friend before the Giant's game
We both had used BART-MUNI to get downtown. The Flytrap was a perfect location to met. Food was good, nice bar and service was great. Not crazy crowded like places at ATT.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for post-game bite and drink and socializing. Back room good for talking and tapas

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D
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service and atmosphere were as great as always - but I have to admit that I preferred the old menu from Chef Hoss. Food was fine but no longer with the unique flavors I loved at the restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Dishes were simple but very good and enjoyable,

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was tasty and it's nice to choose a few small dishes to share. It's probably not the best place for a date night. It was very loud and difficult to hear. We couldn't even hear the servers.

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