Trellis Restaurant

4.7
628 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.
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 628 people are saying
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vipgeeray
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to see Trellis busy again. Chef and staff are at their best with lots of parties and customers.

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vipNateP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening, such amazing service and staff! We will be back again soon.

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PatS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our trio dined outdoors on Trellis’ spacious second floor patio, warmed by heaters. All the food was delicious and portions large. The beef carpaccio featured a large plate of paper thin beef with a mustard sauce drizzle; the Chef’s seafood and rice dish is as lusty as paella minus the sofrito; the capellini with scallops was delicately flavored - yum. Do save room for desserts!

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gjcnocal
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Large upstairs patio, delicious food & interior refresh is required

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an enjoyable, delicious night out with a friend. Wonderful wait staff.

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Crispini
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Excellent service, pleasant atmosphere and tasty food. We are fans of this long standing restaurant.

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vipRuthR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Excellent service. Good ambiance.

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vipGeneB
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food was good, with lots of choices. The staff was attentive and made sure they expressed pleasure in seeing us again, after the COVID restrictions. The portions seemed more generous; we both took home leftovers. We are happy to be dining in again.

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cozy
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

True old fashioned Italian restaurant. Great food , large menu and good value!

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Carol
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Trellis is a great secret in Menlo Park... it is quietly tucked in and allows for conversation that is audible. Great service, lots of food on the menu.

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Eag70
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the orange and beet salad.It was very good.I also had the fettuccini and shrimp.Good size portion.Took home leftovers.Tiramisu was excellent.

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vipSonnyj
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for special occasions. Last nights took family out for my Birthday - 6 adults, a 9 1/2, a 12 1/2 and one almost 17 plus 6 adults. All were able to find something one menu they liked. They even offered a "kids" portion for the youngest. Even gave me a dessert with candle.

All were comfortable out doors on the rooftop patio.

Great place anytime.

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Rohs
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I came thinking this is a fine dining place. However, food was not good. Also ambiance isn't exactly great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the food was good but not remarkable

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OldAuto
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great, very friendly. Food was very good and tasted fresh. Only negative distraction was the person answering the phone calls to the restaurant at the bar and placing them on speakerphone so everyone hold hear the conversations. Not exactly professional in my opinion. But overall, dinner was fine.

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vipLASP
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Broad menu of Italian dishes, including many pastas. Nice outdoor rooftop seating. Great service. Reasonable prices.

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vipEdieG
San Francisco
154 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a delightful meal on their upstairs terrace. Everything was well prepared and the service was friendly and outstanding. A lovely place to spend an evening.

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LouiseV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second time dining at Trellis and it was equally delicious. We had the following dishes:
Chef's risotto that was exquisite with a wonderful seafood flavor and a very generous portion, I recommend sharing this dish.
The pan-seared scallops are the best we have had in the Bay Area, cooked to perfection.
The char-broiled lamb chops were excellent, flavorful and moist.
The steak au poivre was amazing with an excellent sear and amazing sauce.
Can't wait to go back!

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vipPeter
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trellis is probably one of the best (and mostly underrated) restaurants on the Peninsula. We've eaten there for years and have never had a bad time. The upstairs outside Patio is probably one of the best places to relax and enjoy a great meal. This isn't a "hot" spot or a "happening" place, it's a place to be comfortable and feel like home without doing any work.

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gailf
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch outdoors on their rooftop terrace. It was relatively empty, so quiet. The terrace is very pleasant with trellised vines all around it blocking it off from the surroundings. The food was very good. It was expensive for lunch but the portions were very large and both my friend and I took half of our lunch home for dinner.

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vipSFCouple
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taste and quality of the food is excellent. The service is impeccable. That is why we continue to go here.

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LGSP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband, three kids, and I went to Trellis to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was our first visit to the restaurant, and we all enjoyed our dinner. The outdoor terrace is very nice. The waiter was attentive and brought our food extremely quickly. We got the duck with polenta, the lamb chops with mashed potatoes, pesto pasta, angel hair with tomatoes and basil, spaghetti bolognese, as well as bruschetta and prawns as appetizers - all was very good. For dessert we tried the chocolate mousse, and apple torte - also very nice. My husband and I got a glass each of red wine, and it was a very generous pour.

It’s not cheap (we spent $300 for the five of us, for two appetizers, two glasses of wine, five entrees, three desserts, and two coffees), but we’d definitely come back again for a special occasion.

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Shuzuluza
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food at reasonable prices, in a nice casual setting. My party had swordfish, duck, beef bourguignon, and carbonara pasta, plus a shrimp appetizer, chocolate mousse, and tiramisu. Nothing disappointed. A nice variety of wines, also reasonably prices. Friendly service, and a nice atmosphere. If you review the photos, you will know what to expect.

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vipJamieM
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience. Food always is tasty and service is great. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. Try the outdoor patio upstairs - it’s quiet and warm. Thanks again. We will be back.

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gastronomo
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first time at Trellis which had been recommended by friends. We brought a bottle of wine knowing that the corkage fee ($20) was reasonable. Our party tasted a variety of food from carpaccio to gnocchi, veal parmigiana to seared sea scallops. Every dish was very good. We finished with zabaglione and fresh berries for dessert which, again, did not disappoint. I have to add that my wife is Italian so we are quite familiar with good Italian food.
Finally, our waiter was impeccable! He gave us great advice on what to order, was knowledgeable and courteous without ever being pushy. On a couple of times he went well above what I would expect. What a treat!

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vipWoodsideFoodie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for outgood dining. The four of us all enjoyed our meals. Strongly recommended.

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LoveFood
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! The outdoor seating upstairs is a hidden gem!

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rilkefan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a very pleasant meal on the roof.

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vipGreg
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Olive Garden style food. Ridiculous price for wine by the glass and only available for lower quality wines. Amazed that they can stay in business in the bay area where there are so many good restaurants.

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vipaerotrekker
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant in Menlo Park with great food. The owner is very hospitable.

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Vegetarianfoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We enjoyed the food but we wish they had more choices for vegetarians.

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vipamhey
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a problem with Open Table overbooking the restaurant we were accommodated in a quiet room with well-spaced tables upstairs - we'd booked for an outdoor space. We had not been for years and the restaurant really makes good use of its outdoor upper deck.

As usual the host gave us a very warm welcome. He apologized for putting us inside a very plain room - but he need not have apologized it was quiet with well-spaced tables - just 3 older couples including myself and husband.

The fresh sole special was done to perfection - with fresh vegetables - daintily sliced carrots included - and orzo pasta al dente.

This is a restaurant that looks very plain on El Camino, but the food is always good and I've had private groups there in the past as it does go back quite a long way. So I'd highly recommend it whether you want a romantic dinner or an alumni event.

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vipjudic
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Father’s Day meal. Good food. Good service. Rooftop Garden perfect.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening , food and service was perfect.

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vipJonnyO
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Good was very good. Service was extremely slow - but friendly.

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Californiafoodie
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. The food was very good and the service was great. Glad to know that they survived the pandemic, as so many restaurants did not

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JustinH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The service was great. Food was great. And ambiance was lovely - we ate outside on the patio. We recommend the apple and goat cheese salad, the sole, the seafood pasta special, the lamb and the chocolate moose!

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GlobalTraveler
Salt Lake City
36 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. We tried various salads, pastas, and entrees and everything was exceptional. Top quality ingredients well crafted. Rooftop deck has wonderful ambience. Great find as we met relatives half way down the Peninsula.

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vipPyl007
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. They make you feel at home with delicious food.

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vipgeeray
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back to Trellis, good food, good people. Best when served right from the kitchen.

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 628 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.