Trellis Restaurant

4.7
580 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Trellis, with the truly unique upstairs patio offers, "al fresco dining" along with it many other charms. Fresh Italian seasonal menu, the vibrant specials and the daily homemade bread, soups and desserts are tantalizing. A warm-comfortable dining room and banquet-catering facilities with 2 full bars - Trellis is the choice for any occasion. Banquet facilities are available for groups from 10 to 120 guests and the Chef will gladly consult on any special banquet catering needs.
We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both great. It was the first time we went there and we definitely will go there again.

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vipBarbaraA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The four of us enjoyed a wonderful evening at Trellis. We sat outside on the terrace. It got a little cool but they turned on the heat lamps before we knew we needed them. The service was outstanding and all of us enjoyed our dinners. We definitely plan to return in the near future.

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Shelly
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there for a while. Menu has changed to the better. Very enjoyable meal.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing old school dining that is hard to beat. Do yourself a favor and take someone you love for a romantic dinner for two, and then come back the next night with your friends and family. Its seriously that good.

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vipPyl007
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to have a quiet dinner with outstanding service and food. Very relaxing in these times.

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MiMisChoice
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. It was a gorgeous evening on the patio. Our server was very, but not overly, attentive. Cant wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! The food is fantastic.

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simik
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place with lovely ambience. Food was authentic Italian and their dessert especially the Tiramisu which was super delicious. They offer complimentary bread which my kids loved it, it was fresh from the oven, warm and soft. Our server was excellent too, very warm and friendly. All in all, we had a very good first experience and would definitely go again.

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Frankie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The pastas were really bland and so was the soup. Chicken and bread were okay. Can't really recommend it for the prices they are charging.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for everyday dining but patio is also great for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trellis is our favorite restaurant in the area, hands down. The food is exceptional, the ambience is wonderful, and the staff go above and beyond to make your dining experience a memorable one. I highly recommend Trellis to anyone who wants a special night out.

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vipLarryC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great italian fare. good variety menu and great service

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SandraA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Trellis many times during the pandemic and had some wonderful dinners on their lovely terrace.
Finally this time we were able to eat inside again. The tables were separated
and we were very comfortable. The service was impeccable and the dinners were delicious as always and the dirty martinis were perfect.
Can’t wait to return soon!

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vipRick
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kurt, the Trellis owner, is always present and always friendly to guests. It makes everybody feel welcome as they eat superb food from his kitchen.

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vipgcdiner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a WONDERFUL experience at Trellis. The food, cocktails, service and the ambiance were fantastic. The patio is where to be for lunch or dinner! We will be back very soon.

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vipJimB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We ate on the rooftop patio. The food was excellent (though the salads were overdressed for my taste); the pasta seemed fresh and tender. The service was excellent... the pacing was just right. I never felt rushed.

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vipJamesK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a very welcoming atmosphere hosted by great staff. They do what everything you need done to have a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food. Chicken scallopini with the best polenta and homemade bread. Great ambiance on the roof patio outdoors with heaters. Best zabaglione I’ve ever had!! You must try it!

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vipService
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pre-Valentine’s Day!
Food was delicious but, service are a little slow but, very reasonable & friendliness of the the staff is quite comfortable & relaxing!
We’ve been here at least 3x & my husband really likes it because of the service & friendliness of the staff.

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vipJohnG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent high quality food and service. Prices are reasonable. Outdoor patio excellent in any weather.

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vipMatt
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining out at a restaurant in almost a 8 months - we went out for a birthday celebration. It was our first time at Trellis, but certainly not our last.

The outdoor patio was very nice and had a level of seclusion that we appreciated (they also did a good job with their "social distancing" efforts). Nice ambiance and was conducive to having conversations.

I don't recall our servers' names but the service was efficient and friendly. They also accommodated the fact we brought in our own birthday cake and performed the requisite candle lighting and singing of happy birthday. The owner (I assume) paid us a visit - nice guy.

Food was outstanding. Loved the turnip soup and the duck with roasted polenta was fantastic, will probably get that the next time I go. My wife who is Italian loved the chicken parm (as did I), it was not too heavy and with great flavors. Other dishes that we ordered were also prepared with a lot of care.

Will return!

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viplynne
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always delicious. we go there all the time ad love it. we are moving to Florida and will miss Trellis most of all.

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saraj
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome awesome lovely delightful and Nothing less than perfectionism!! Highly recommended

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vippeterc
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the risotto and it was delicious. Service was great and ambiance on upstairs outdoor patio was cozy!

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vipEllen
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The chicken was a bit too salty. Service was excellent

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KathrynB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always awesome, the rooftop is an incredible and unique find for the area. It is warm, cozy, and feels very safe for social distance. I would definitely recommend and look forward to coming back.

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ShirleyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was responsive to our needs and will definitely visit again.

We ordered the special which was delicately seasoned petrale sole.

Thank you for a memorable time with a out of town friend.

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DahnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and very kind servers. Food of course was very good as well.

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SteveW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Trellis offers delightful rooftop patio dining in the middle of downtown Menlo Park. It's high enough to block the normal El Camino traffic noise and far enough away to minimize the CalTrain noise at the nearby station. While it's in an urban area views of the sun setting over the western Santa Cruz Mountains are often dramatic.
As for the food, the menu is consistent from year to year and consistently good every time we've gone. My wife boasts of being a member of Finicky Eaters Anonymous but always finds items on this menu that she truly enjoys. An appetizer that we've ordered many times is fried calamari with lemon aioli - something that seems like it would be boring but that never is. Big chunks of fresh, tender calamari with a crispy crust - just the thing to go with a beer or cocktail. My wife has ordered the warm spinach salad with sauteed mushrooms & pancetta. Even though she usually doesn't like mushrooms, this salad somehow works for her. For me it's the roasted beets & orange segments over endive that I go for if I'm eating light. And if I'm not, it's the saffron risotto with mixed seafood that satisfies long after the last fork full. We don't usually have dessert but have made an exception for their Tiramisu after they served a free slice at a birthday celebration. If we have any room left at all, we share this slice of heaven that is made special with a drizzle of Amaretto and (I think) a shot of fresh espresso. Wine list covers 2 pages of mostly Italian and California wines, all carefully selected to please at whatever price point you can afford. The Chianti Classico satisfies but the two times we splurged on Brunellos we were not disappointed. Would we go back? You bet we will.

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Willie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there. You will not regret it. I have spoken. Period.

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vipJacqueline
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I treated two of my cousins to lunch. A very rare occasion that any of us eat out. Everything was near to perfect.
I had the lunch special of swordfish, one cousin had a chicken sandwich and the other had a shrimp salad. All were served in large portions and very tasty.
Will certainly go back if ever I am down that way. I strongly recommend.

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viplynne
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming for 15 years and are never disappointed.

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vipMarsha
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and this is a great place. The rooftop patio has safe distancing and yet this is a fine dining experience with great waiters, a full menu, delicious homemade bread and very pleasant ambiance. My clams for a first course were delicious and in a tasty Provencal sauce. This was a huge portion. My apple- goat cheese salad was so good on my first visit I ordered it again. There's so many choices of main courses it is hard to decide what to order. I highly recommend Trellis.

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JenniferC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

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MissyP
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We particularly like the outdoor, rooftop ambience. Servers were timely, attentive and courteous. I had fresh pan-fried filet of sole with a tasty sauce with capers. Vegetables were nicely seasoned; the brussel sprouts were not bitter. I normally don't care for them but these were good. We've never been disappointed here, although I prefer the rooftop to indoor dining.

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SandraA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Trellis and recently celebrated our anniversary there. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly as always and seated in their lovely patio upstairs.
The host and our waiter were very nice and made us feel so happy to have chosen to eat there.
We started out with the clams and they were terrific in a delicious broth with bread to dip. I ordered the fettuccini with jumbo prawns and jumbo scallops and it was really good. My husband had the lamb chops which he loved.
For dessert had the spumoni that was justice right after my big meal. Also want to mention the delicious dirty martinis that I thoroughly enjoyed. Love this place and can I wait to return.

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vipJacqueline
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I felt safe dining on the Terrace as the tables are spaced wide apart. Great menu and service.

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vipMarsha
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. First time there for 4 of us and we stayed almost three hours. The patio was so nice and a full menu was appreciated. Delicious food, and I know the staff is happy to have had us there during time of COVID. Tables were spaced very far apart. Loved their homemade bread and my veal scaloppini, calamari appetizer with great texture and style, fabulous goat cheese/apple salad. Others had beef burgundy and petrel sole, all expertly prepared. I really want to return soon and may just order the exact same thing.

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SheilaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food during Covid 19. Large portions!

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Genie
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant. We invited our friends and terrace dining was superb. Food is delicious there.

FAQs

Trellis Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 326-9028.

Trellis Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.