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Trapeze European Cuisine

4.4
643 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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 643 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's Day late lunch. Special menu that was not advised on OpenTable. Higher prices, limited choices. Poor and rushed service. Food just "ok" and outrageously expensive ($35 for a bowl of mediocre pasta in a cream sauce??) and did not even match descriptions on menu. But, no one got sick and we were in and out relatively quickly.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I wouldn't recommend substandard + small portion food and high prices. What more is there to say.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We enjoyed another great dining experience with our neighbor on a very busy Saturday night before Mother’s Day. The night’s special of prawns and scallops was outstanding. Again great service in a warm friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Greek Salad and Rack of Lamb were outstanding! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food here is reliably excellent. We had branzino (my husband raved) & spinach fettuccine & loved both. The family feeling here keeps us coming back- the owner is always welcoming & his long time staff is exceptional. We love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

While we were the only two patrons in front by the window, all the way back there was a mixed party of five that was making the noise of 50 people, extremely loud. I do not know that the restaurant was helpless to quite down the noise, it was disappointing we could not converse at all except for waiting for breaks on their annoying super-loud conversation.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I have been to Trapeze multiple times for lunch and dinner and it has always been great! I went to dinner with my family recently and the food quality wasn't as good as it used to be. The salmon was bland and the rib eye didn't have much flavor. I'm not really sure what changed.

Overall it was a disappointing dinner and I'm sad to say we probably won't be back. :/

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Friendly service and delicious dining options. There was a party of 12+ the evening we dined so it was a bit loud in there but it was fine. Would definitely go back again!

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Clearly the chef has never been to New Orleans...the beignets were like soft donuts. Not beignets at all! The rest of the meal was ok, but nothing to write home about.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Enjoyed the great appetizer selection and the wine list is superb

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My wife and I took our 10 year old granddaughter to Trapeze on Saturday night. We had a great time. They do not have a regular children’s menu, but they always can prepare a favorite dish for the young ones. Our granddaughter asked for pasta with a butter and cheese sauce, and it was delicious. My wife enjoyed the risotto with duck breast, and I had the home cooked lasagna. Both were on the daily special menu, and they were delicious. Great food, service, and a wonderful dining experience as usual at Trapeze.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent meals and wonderful service! Enjoyed the wine very much! Beautiful art work and fireplace! Very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent lunch choices. excellent quality. Difficult to make a decision, so I will have to go back to try some other dishes. Perhaps for dinner... The Kobe burger was. very tasty and huge, and the French fries are crisp and light. One of our party had the salmon sandwich, which I will probably order next time. The other in our group had the crab and salmon filled ravioli and wiped the dish clean with good bread. Prices are modest, reasonable. Was recommended by a friend, and we were very pleased.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Yummy food, excellent service👍

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I would check every positive box if I could for Trapeze. Trapeze is consistently great, always accommodating and the staff is professional and knowledgeable. Steve and his wife make you feel like you are family. I love everything about Trapeze. The menu is wonderful and the seasonal changes made to the menu honor each season's gift. Trapeze is a "Burlingame Gem", not just Burlingame, the entire Bay Area.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed another great dining experience at Trapeze. The petrale sole and the spinach, cheese ravioli were delicious. Service was again outstanding. This is the best restaurant in Burlingame.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice spot off Burlingame Ave. Ate outside and had a super time.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always wonderful. Consistently delicious food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service and food were excellent!! Highly recommend for any occasion!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great!! Wine and food excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Knowing Trapeze for good food from a previous luncheon with Fisher Investments-we returned to celebrate Gerhard,s 80. Birthday. For ever we have been searching for a GOOD RESTAURANT on the Peninsula, however it has been one disappointment after another - very expensive and not good. We know now, that Trapeze is one of the best or THE BEST RESTAURANT for Foodies and for us.
Our table reservation for this special occasion was a little disappointment - however your presentation and quality was outstanding and we certainly will return soon.
Thank you,
Gerhard Thom.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Another great meal at our favorite Burlingame restaurant. Two of us had the sea bass which was one one of the dishes on the daily menu. M
Y wife had the special risotto with duck breasts. Both choices were exceptional. Once again great service from the friendly, efficient staff.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service. Food has changed. Not for the better. Very bland and tasteless. It will be a long time if ever that we come to dine again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We love this little restaurant! The server suggested the Lobster and Crab Ravioli when asked for his opinion and it was delicious. He also helped us decide between 2 bottles of wine and the one he suggested was excellent! This shows that the servers are experienced. Because the restaurant is small there is not a lot of room between tables, and the noise level can be a little louder than appreciated, but we still love coming here and would return.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great. Service was wondeful. Great dinner!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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