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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
7:00 PM
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Trapeze European Cuisine

4.3
618 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:30pm -10:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 344-4242
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Kazankaya
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Burlingame Ave.
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in the back and front of restaurant.
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.

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What 618 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSparkie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

What wonderful treatment and attention at our special anniversary evening dinner celebration! Terrific. This place is a gem.

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vipESelph (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful; decked out for V-day. The food was great. I wish I could say the same about the service. Our waiter was waiting on too many tables. The table next to us who got seated after us had their salads and wine before we even had water. The waiter kept apologizing to everyone. If not for the food, it would have been a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I was extremely disappointed that they had a special (and very expensive!) menu for Valentine’s Day. I wish that had been posted on their website. We ended up just having g appetizets and leaving since none of my favorite items were being served.

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Jessica (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was very accommodating for my friend's bday celebration and made it a fun evening!

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vipcoastsider (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Went here for lunch for the first time having been coming here for dinner for many years. The lunch menu was excellent - something for everyone at a business casual meeting. I had the Trapeze salad with grilled shrimp - the salad was mixed red and green lettuce, with small cherry tomatoes and halved kalamatas with feta cheese and a vinaigrette; everything was very fresh and the tomatoes were super sweet. The shrimp was superb - beautifully cooked, still warm on the plate, and the tails came off very easily. I liked that they were on the edge of the salad so they kept their warmth. Noise can sometimes be a problem here at night when the restaurant is full and the bar is busy, but it was not a problem for the lunch hour; the restaurant wasn't full when we arrived but got busier over the course of the meal, but it remained easy to hear each other. Service was excellent as it always is when we come for dinner - attentive but not hovering. I highly recommend this reliable restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner here. All the food was delicious and well prepared. The fried calamari was some of the best I've had. Very attentive service! We will go back for sure.

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vipRunallan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed another delicious meal with the usual outstanding service. The ahi and risotto on the daily specials menu were delicious.

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vipFoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

THIS TIME WAS A TOTAL MISS.
We took friends there for their first visit for Sunday lunch thinking that the food and service would be good. We have patronized this restaurant for over 4 years.

We arrived and a waiter was prompt in asking us if we wanted anything to drink. Our friends arrived about 10 minutes later and it was another 10 minuted before a waiter came again after being beckoned. We we were the ONLY ones in the restaurant. There were 2 waiters standing at the back chatting.

The service was slow. The main course, veal saltimbocca arrived and it was a piece of dry breaded veal with a piece of fried tough prosciutto or thin ham on top...no sauce. Was the chef actually in the kitchen or were the sous chefs cooking? It was obvious that whoever was cooking had no idea how to prepare this dish.

It was a huge disappointment to our friends who will not return.

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Restogoer (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoyed the meal! We had Excellent dining experience . Good portion of meal. The risotto is Fav

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vipBenihanaFan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great. Service was wondeful. Great dinner!

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Mike (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

One of our favorites and never disappoints! we have celebrated birthdays and been very happy with all our experiences...

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jma002 (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

A gem in downtown Burlingame with moderately priced excellent European cuisine. It can become a bit noisy if full.

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vipGreatDinners (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Octopus appetizer was delicious as was the duck breast and Game hen.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We had such an amazing meal at Trapeze on Christmas Eve. Our waiter was so attentive and told us all about each dish and how it was prepared. It was very kid-friendly and my son had a delicious pasta with bolognese sauce. We loved everything about this meal.

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kirs (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved eating here. Came on Christmas Eve and we were treated like family. Steve and his staff went out of their way to make my mothers 84th birthday wonderful. The food was amazing!!!! Everyone raves about it. Going back again this week. :)

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George (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a Sunday lunch here; food was great and so was the service; the Trio French Mini Beignet desert was a bit disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Just off a busy shop avenue, parking was difficult, but that's to be expected during the holiday season. The restaurant is on the small side, being narrow and deep, with a bar on the left wall in the front half, with a single row of tables that can seat 6 across from it, and all seating in the back half. We were seated across from the center of the bar, where the bar tender shook his drinks over ice with loud and prolonged relish; thankfully that was not too often and quiet conversation was otherwise possible.

The waiter was courteous and helpful, with water and bread refills being timely and unobtrusive. The food was excellent. I had seafood linguini, which was perfectly cooked with no fishy smell. The sauce was light and tasty. The other dishes were of similar quality and size, not being ridiculously small like at some elite eateries, or so huge as to confirm your suspicions about the source of obesity in America.

All in all, a very good experience.

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vipMargot (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Attractive restaurant with attentive servers. People enjoyed the octopus appetizer, and sea bass; the spaghetti bolognese was superb! Noise level escalated quickly and was the only drawback.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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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Petey (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 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.

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Foodfinds (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner out can be a challenge if you don't want traditional fare. Trapeze was perfect! Excellent food, good drinks, and good service with a full menu on the holiday!

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vipGone (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 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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vipEric (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 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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vipNIKKI (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipRunallan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 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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julessv (Boise)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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vipRunallan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 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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vipRTIB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 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.

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