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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (10)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
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Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great. Service was wondeful. Great dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·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.

Tags: Authentic
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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 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (Boise)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 9, 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 27, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great!!!!!!

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vip
 (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 2, 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 28, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 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 26, 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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