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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.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:30pm -10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of parking in the back and front of restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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