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About Trapeze European Cuisine

Everything is the best quality. We have it all, free range beef, poultry, seafood, homemade pasta and bread, chemical free fruits and vegetables. If we can't tempt you from our regular menu, or daily specials, just ask your server and we'll see what we can come up with to please you. We also have a wide selection of wines, along with a full bar.

266 Lorton Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:30pm -10:30pm

Cross Street:
Burlingame Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 344-4242

Website:
http://www.trapezerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in the back and front of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Alex Kazankaya

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our banquet room accommodates 35 people for a very private dining experience for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, family gatherings, business meetings, etc. We offer complete privacy for any of your casual and business events.

Trapeze European Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Cozy (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Have been before and enjoyed the meal, but this time the food was cold and had no taste. Will not be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second time there and seemed to be a different chef. Seafood fettuccine was not in butter sauce as before but gooped up with a tomato sauce. Fewer fish bits than first time. Big parties were being served so maybe they ran out of supplies and time. Service slow and commandeered by big parties in front and back. Saturday night 8-10. Still good time and will try dish one more time. Fun atmosphere and good staff.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Since the menu has changed, I am finding it hard to find something that I like on the menu. I love the restaurant but since the new chief, the food, in my estimation, is not as good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We like trying new restaurants and had not had the pleasure of dining at Trapeze yet. Burlingame has a bustling downtown and nice choices for food.
I first found the restaurant on Opentable (which I could not do without) and liked the menu, as it looked like I would have lots of gluten free options. I found out they have gluten free pasta, which I was very excited about and will try next time; the grilled salmon called to me on this trip. And it was excellent.
The service was attentive, thorough and thoughtful.
I look forward to going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love this restaurant. The staff is wonderful, the food delicious and the restaurant is very willing to make changes to accommodate our diets. We have favorites on the menu but also enjoy trying some of the dishes off the specials menu. We go to Trapeze for date night and for special occasions. We consider it our “Cheers.”

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was just okay

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a return visit to Trapeze, and we enjoyed the experience once again. The restaurant is lovely and calm, and the service is great. The food has a fresh, Mediterranean touch and is always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had another great dining experience. Owner, Steve, and his entire staff provide a great atmosphere, outstanding service, and delicious meals.

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 (Boise)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was great. We had a very good dinner. All of our dishes were hot and really tasty. The portions are very big.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Another great meal. We are always amazed by the special menu offerings created by Chef Rodriguez. My wife and I both had the halibut with miso sauce/glaze, couscous, and vegetables.
It was delicious, one of the best dishes I have ever eaten.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a client dinner for 6 and it was very good. Nice table in the corner, so noise level was below average. Jacob, the waiter did a superb job.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This restaurant was so lovely--one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. I had the filet mingon, as did another of my companions, and the third had the seafood paella. All three meals were wonderfully done. . We also shared the Eggplant Rollatini appetizer, and each had gelato for dessert. The meal was incredible, the staff was so kind and welcoming, and the ambiance was warm and memorable. I will absolutely be back. Thank you for a perfect evening!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

WE LOVVVVVVE TRAPEZE

The owners/managers care very much about their lovely atmospheric restaurant and their customers. Very warm people.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, People Watching, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great!!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

A delightful experience. The restaurant decor and overall atmosphere are lovely, and our food orders (lobster/crab ravioli, game hen, and beef/chicken skewer appetizer) were delicious. Steve was incredibly hospitable. We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The new chef and the menu he has created are fantastic. The secial dinner menu is always changing with exciting, delicious choices. We started with the special salad which tonight included melon, presucitto, lettuce, Gorgonzola cheese. My wife enjoyed the Alaskan scallops, and I loved the gnocchi.
Again we enjoyed friendly, efficient service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great place wonderful bartender. The food was great but my ceaser came out with blue cheese dressing what's up with that???? Good ambiance but a drunk next to us kept asking us questions etc. you would think they would cut him off but no give him more drinks. Bad bad. I'll go back but if I see him I'll leave. The service could have been better the bartender is very nice but inattentive. I was told they had new chefs.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Trapeze is a great restaurant with good food and good service. It's always a pleasant experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

You have changed your menu and taken some favorites off the new menu.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food was delicious, authentic
Italian style offerings. We loved the calamari, homemade ravioli and lemon seafood pasta. Good spot for special occasions or just for a relaxing meal. We're planning to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We enjoyed another great meal. My neighbor and I had the Kobi beef burger, and it was one of the best I have ever eaten. The patty was huge, juicy, and cooked to perfection. The truffle fries were delicious as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

2nd visit, excellent as usual. Love that the food comes out temperature hot, a huge plus!! Had the seafood linguini again, it was outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive. The only thing...they should serve better bread. Other than that, love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Awesome business lunch - great lunch in an quiet environment

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Went here for a second time to celebrate a friend's birthday. We decided to order a bunch of small plate dishes and eat "family style". The table for four was too small for all of the plates, so the waiter brought over another table to be used as the serving table. Excellent food. Great variety. They were able modify an entree to accommodate my vegan daughter's particular requirements. Will go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Visit regularly .......one of our favorite restaurants. Steve is the best!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Two of us went. One of us was lucky with the food - both entree and dessert was good (pasta with mushrooms and the molten cake). However, the other entree (gnocci) was a little bland and quite rich. The beignet dessert should be removed from the menu. It came out soggy and looks like the chocolate was injected into the beignet. Was almost inedible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We enjoyed another great meal from the new menu. My wife enjoyed the red snapper, and I loved the pasta with spinach. Our good friend said her pork chop was also delicious. There o
Is always very friendly, helpful, and efficient service. This is a gem in downtown Burlingame.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Ample nearby parking in city lots and street. Friendly, attentive, accommodating service. Enticing specials and standard menu. A most pleasant evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was a perfect spot with a table by the big window. We had two well behaved toddlers in high chairs
Met some friends passing through from the airport to Carmel.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service was comical. The waiter obviously failed Table management and water replacement 101. Better service at McDonald's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food is fine but 100 degrees outside and they have the door/windows open and outdoor seating. I know they probably didn't expect it to be that hot, but they needed to make adjustments. I'm not sure if they even have AC at the place. Will only go back if they make HVAC improvements.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Amazing new chef!

Excellent bar - way to go Steve!

Good Service - very nice wait staff who speaks multiple languages - if you want an adjustment to the menu make sure the staff understands your request.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant. Very friendly, tasty food, nice setting. Very pleased. Definely will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

There were four of us, I ordered the seafood pasta which was delicious! The food came out temperature hot, the sauce was very flavorful. My friends ordered duck and lamb shank and they all enjoyed it. Friendly service. Will return for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We always have a great meal with outstanding service at our favorite Burlingame restaurant. The dinner menu has recently undergone several changes with the addition of new dishes created and prepared by new chef, Jose Rodriguez. It has been exciting to visit each time and see what dishes have been added to the menu. All of them are delicious and perfectly prepared. My wife and I are looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I ordered the sea bass without sauce, and the plate came with a sauce-drenched pile of vegetables. I asked the waiter why he brought me a side of sauce, and also these overly sauced vegetables, and he let me know that you cannot cook vegetables without sauce. Inconceivable. It was only after I sat on my phone to write a poor Yelp review, that he came back to ask if I wanted something else.

We deigned to notice the "lobster bisque sauce" that accompanied the so-called "Lemon Pepper Herb" seafood pasta my mother ordered. Cream based sauces don't sit well on her stomach, because she is lactose intolerant. Very misleading naming, honestly.

I chose the game hen as an alternative, as any other fish dishes on the menu could not be de-sauced. (What? Why not?) I also had my mother's pasta remade with just olive oil, lemon and herb whatnot. It took so long for the refires, even though we were the only seated table there at that point - everyone else was chatty bargoers. We ended up taking our food to go. The game hen was about average - like normally prepared salt-and-pepper chicken. The sides were regular boiled potatoes with minimal seasoning, and a regular steamed/boiled vegetable mix.

Overall average experience at a place I was excited to eat at. I would not come again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great service and food. Inside the restaurant is much nicer than the outside. A little noisy but very happy overall

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Sometimes you just need to go back to an old favorite instead of looking around for a new thing. Trapeze has been around awhile, and for good reason - the food is consistently great/authentic and the service couldn't be better/friendlier. You can tell they really enjoy what they do and want to share it! Great branzino, amazing pastas, and a nice wine list (we liked the white by the glass so much, we ordered a bottle)! Always a friendly yet sophisticated ambience, love the local art displayed on the walls.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Trapeze hired a new chef (May 2017) and his ideas have filtered through to the menu. Expect the old favorites and new dishes. The (I'll get this wrong) organic airplane stuffed chicken breast was outstanding! The breast was cooked perfectly! All new presentation of the food with the same outstanding service. Nice and light dishes. Outstanding restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

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