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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Tapas (2)
Cozy (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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

Hraduation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Pasta was amazing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Once again a great dinner and outstanding service. We had the Branzino which was one of the specials that night. It was delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Trapeze has always been a consistently good neighborhood restaurant for both food and service. Since the recent hiring of a new chef, coming directly from one of Michael Mina's restaurants, the menu has been modifird and expanded, and the food has been elevated to top notch by any standards, while the service remains attentive as always. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

My first visit here and I will definitely come back. Waiter was attentive and kind. Food was cooked perfectly. I had the grilled salmon and my friend had the seafood paella , both which were great. Had the bread pudding for dessert with ice cream which was fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food and friendly staff. At a convenient location in Burlingame and a nice find.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 17, 2017

I eat frequently at Trapeze. The food is great. The service is better than great, very personal and attentive. My humble opinion, the best restaurant on the Peninsula. If you like to dine with your dog(s), they are more than accommodating!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I made this reservation for Mother's day after looking through plenty of other restaurants. I settled on this place because I thought they had a good variety of options on their menu. I also thought their prices were fairly reasonable ($20-40 per entree). When our party arrived, we were handed a special "Mother's Day Menu" with very limited options (4 entrees). We were also informed that 1 entree option was sold out so we had to choose from the three remaining. On top of that, they raised the prices on the entrees as all of them were over $40. This establishment is taking advantage of their customers and the fact that it is difficult to find another place to dine in on Mother's Day. I would have given them a good rating if they were fair but places like this should not be patronized.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I'm not sure how it normally is, but we went on Mother's Day, so it may not justify their normal business days. We had a really early reservation at 4:30p, so it was really quiet when we got there. First thing that caught my eye upon entry was there were table clothes thrown on the floor at their front porch, then we found 4 out of 5 plates on our table stained. Since it's Mother's Day, they took away all of their signature dishes (i.e. skirt steak, polenta cake, pastas, antipasti) to replace it with overpriced dishes that aren't their specialty. We ordered each of the entree on the menu: the lamb shank didn't have much flavor, the chicken was dry & tasted like the Costco ones, the chioppino was mediocre, the only thing that was ok was the seabass, which was cooked on point & the risotto like side dish was delicious. It's too bad that they didn't take advantage of a major restaurant holiday with a better dinner selection or a more personable service. We decided to skip dessert & ended up getting YogurtLand & were given carnations in celebration of Mother's Day for spending $5. Yet we didn't even get a "Happy Mother's Day" for spending nearly $300 at this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We celebrated Mother's Day with our two sons. Restaurant decor and ambiance were very nice. The sea bass and chicken that were ordered were on point. My older son and I had the rib eye that had a burnt taste. The rib eyes were probably seared on the same pan that was not cleaned off per rib eye. I know this because i have done the same at home and experienced the same burnt taste.

The service was good and the servers were very attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Visited several time and always enjoy. The noise level is a little high, but small place with lots of people you expect that. Yummy food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Very good food, attentive service and cool ambience - a bit noisy for a business dinner, however, mainly because it was full - good selection of California and Old World wines.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Delicious dinner as always. I had the petroleum with an incredible sauce. My wife had the risotto special. Our friend had the salmon special. The food here keeps getting better.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had a pleasant family dinner, with pretty good food, and great service. We had been there once before a year or two back, and remembered the food as better; but this time some of the dishes were very good, and others were just ok.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

There was hair in my martini and the server kept asking where it came from. We assume your gray haired bartender?? All servers just lacked professionalism and food was extremely high priced for what we received.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Waiter did not understand my order and so when it came it wasn't correct. It was good but it wasn't what I wanted

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

We basically walked into this place when we found an hour-long line at nearby Limon.
We were a bit skeptical when we found the place to be half-empty on a Saturday night; however, once the food arrived we barely spoke again until all the plates were licked clean.
I had the Stroganoff, which was on their specials menu, and it was absolutely fantastic.
Meat was super tender and the sauce was amazingly flavorful.
My sister had the Tortellini con Anatra, and while I would have liked to see a bit more duck, it was quite delicious.
I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of glasses of their Zin, the name of which I can't recall for the life of me.
Will definitely be back to try their burger and gnocchi!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Simply put - great food, great service and great ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We live further down on the Peninsula but occasionally come to Burlingame when going to or coming from SFO. This night we were having dinner before dropping off my parents-in-law at the airport. We were greeted with a warm welcome and were immediately seated. The restaurant was fairly empty. My in-laws ordered appetizers to share for their entrees while my husband and I ordered an appetizer to split and two entrees. My in-laws enjoyed their appetizers: fried calamari and the polenta. They loved the polenta. My husband and I thought the crab cakes were only okay...a bit bland other then the arugula. My ravioli was terrible—almost hard on the edges and not much flavor. My husband had the fish pasta. It also lacked flavor. The service was awkward. The waiter was nice enough but lacked intuitiveness about when to come and check in. The restaurant ambiance was good but I think I would go somewhere else next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good food. Great service. A bit pricey for what you get. Biggest negative was the intoxicated people next to me at the bar who decided I needed to know them and all of their friends.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great meal and great service by Mat
New chef iswonderful

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Our favorite restaurant when we come to the Bay Area. Steve and his group are so friendly and the food is always wonderful. Steve just remodeled his banquet room. Try it, you won't be disappointed

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great food great service ! We are looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We had a nice meal here, two of us had a very tasty veal marsala (one with ravioli) and one had ravioli.
Everyone enjoyed their dinners and liked the ambience of Trapeze. Service was flawless on our visit...

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal in their experience. I don't understand why the restaurant did not have more customers.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I had the petroleum sole, and it was exceptional. My wife had the Oslo bucco, and she loved. It. Mat our server is always great. We had another great dining experience at Trapeze.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! Always! Every one there is very attentive and makes every effort to ensure a great dining experience. Also a great spot for outdoor dining during good weather months and it's dog friendly.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Outstanding staff, food, artful presentations,
Nurturing owners, warm, low lights atmosphere, sexy design.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Excellent service and great food. They take care of you well with very attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Love coming here, the owner is super nice and this fine dining restaurant is surprisingly kid friendly because the owner and staff are so accommodating - a true gem. Food is delicious, and the appetizers are great for sharing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was very good. The ambience was nice. However our experience was overshadowed by the fact that there was a big difference between the prices that are listed here in Open Table and the actual prices on the menu in the restaurant. The difference was 4-5 dollar per dish, which is about 25% more. When I pointed this out to the waiter, he said the prices on Open Table were a few months old. A 25% increase does not seem like a small indexation increase, it feels like the prices on Open Table are wrong on purpose to attract customers. No apology, let alone a compensation. So even though the food was good, the experience was not top as we felt a little betrayed and mislead.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Hen has no taste. The kale salad was good but portion very small for the price. Overall just ok.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Service was slow and prices were way to high for what the menu offered. This could account for the ease of last minute reservations and empty tables

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Attentive and friendly and cordial service. Generally locals and it can get loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Our meals started with fresh bread with excellent clean extra virgin olive oil. My colleague had the ravioli and I had the Tortellini con Anatra which was delicious! Stuffed with duck meat, sun dried tomato, and porcini mushroom in cream sauce. The serving size in a large bowl was just enough. I'm not a fan of the black smears on the plates - it just makes the plate look dirty, but I'll forgive them for this delicious meal.

Only Stella on tap, but several bottles of beer also available. They have a nice wine list. The service was excellent. I'm sure I'll be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Lovely lunch with friends..very quiet--wish more folks would try this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Love this restaurant. Only complaint is how loud it is :(

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Burlingame. The salmon and petrale sole were excellent.
The service was again friendly and outstanding. It is a beautiful setting, and we always enjoy dining at Trapeze.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The food was fantastic at Trapeze and the pomegranate Margarita drink was strong. We'll be back!

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