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About Trellis Restaurant

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!

1077 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cross Street:
Santa Cruz Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 326-9028

Website:
http://www.trellisrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering for individuals to businesses.
Please see our catering menu from the website.

Parking Details:
Behind the restaurant 8 stalls. Public parking lot nearby.

Public Transit:
Menlo Park Train station 1 block away also public bus line.

Executive Chef:
Gabriel Madrid

Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms with own bar and terrace dining with 80 seating capacity. Perfect place for wedding rehearsals, holiday parties and corporate events.

Private Party Contact:
Kurt: (650) 326-9028

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Trellis Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent Italian food. Our waiter was superb: knew what to recommend; knew when to bring it; didn't interfere. Perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Always consistently good food. Love the lamb, linguini with clams and those amazing raviolis! Reasonably priced as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Because everything was 1 star. Food had no quality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food is consistently delicious and service great. A little on the pricey side but not out of reasonable range for the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Business lunch

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A favorite place.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We loved Trellis. It's a beautiful restaurant on the outside and inside. They have several rooms for dining and an outdoor patio, but the front room was where we sat and it has a pretty view through the large glass windows. The room is quite nice for dining with an Italian feel to match the cuisine. We started with the spinach salad with grilled mushrooms, sliced cherry tomatoes and shaved, roasted nuts. It was delicious and the portions excellent. Then we have the shrimp appetizer and they give your a hearty portion of nicely grilled shrimp in an olive oil and lemon vinaigrette. We loved it. For entrees we had the fresh petrale sole fish served with orzo and mixed vegetables. And we had the grilled scallops. Both were excellent. For a side dish we had penne pasta with tomato meat sauce. They made a special half order for that. Overall, this is a fine restaurant in Menlo Park with great food and ambiance. Also the owner is very friendly and seems to thoroughly enjoy providing a great Italian meal! It's definitely a restaurant we want to try again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Celebrated out wedding anniversary and our daughter's sweet sixteen.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always enjoy Trellis. Jose starts making our cocktails when he sees us walk in and Murat makes us feel right at home as our server. Kurt always stops by to say hello. Food is always well prepared. Try Susan's Downfall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I had Susan's Downfall, very good. Very light rich cheesey sauce with the Ravioli. I throughly enjoyed the dish. I had warm zabiaone served over fresh fruit. It had just the right expected amount of Marsala wine flavor. Yum

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We have been coming to Trellis for many years.
The food and the service are always good.
The owner Kirk always come to greet us and make us feel welcome.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend the restaurant for weekend dinning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The menu is traditional Italian fare done very well. Some rich comfort dishes as well as some lighter options. The service was wonderful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Wonderful and tasty food, big portions! Great ambiance :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The patio was delightful and all my guests were very impressed with the food, ambiance and service. I would recommend trellis highly

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A return visit. Good as usual, never disappoints. Met several regulars

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Nice "Al Fresco" dining experience on a nice summer day. Food and service was quite good. I had the Fettucini with prawns and Spumoni ice cream. I will try to come here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was okay, but the room where we were seated smelled very strongly of cigarettes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We love this restaurant and eat here often. Wonderful menu choices, excellent food and very attentive service. I don't eat meat, and I have lots of options at Trellis that are delicious. They will adapt any dish. Yesterday I ordered pesto pasta with sundried tomatoes without the chicken. It was GREAT. And for dessert, I had creme brulee which was the best I had ever had.
I feel fortunate to have this wonderful restaurtant in our neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food and service excellent as usual. We love to come here for a treat or on special occasions.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The service was great but there were not many diners in the restaurant but the waitress was sweet and very kind. However, the dishes were average at best and the dessert tasted stale.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Chicken dish was tough and little flavor..pasta dish was outstanding. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We go to Trellis at least once a month. All of my grandchildren love Trellis. They love the pastas and bread. The salads are excellent, and all of the entrees are great--veal, chicken and steak. The wine list is very good and not over-priced. We at outside in the patio. It was quiet and extremely pleasant. Our server [7], who always takes care of us, was great. Trellis is great.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

What a nice surprise. The only reason I booked this was because of the picture. I probably wouldn't have booked this place by driving by. The outdoor seating on the roof is nice. I'll definitely come back, but next time I'll come up the back alley directly up the stairs and on to the roof.

I'm not a big fan of bread before the meal, but this bread was GREAT. It seemed hot, right out of the oven --- melt in your mouth.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The attention & concern of the owner; the efficiency of the wait staff; and the excellent food that comes out of the kitchen make this place a real gem!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

That's was great service & denner.
And, the cost performance is prrety good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This restaurant was such a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent, the service was incredibly efficient and the staff are so friendly. We loved eating on their outside terrace. We are so anxious to return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

As a long-time Trellis customer, I am saddened to leave a negative review. The central issue concerns a member of our dinner party who has a severe garlic allergy, and called in advance to inquire if they would accommodate him with a tomato sauce without garlic. The owner assured him that they would -- all he had to do was ask. When ordering, the request was made. However, when his chicken parmigiana arrived, it was a piece of breaded chicken with a slice of tomato on top. No sauce. When asked, the waiter said they couldn't make one. Later, after speaking with the owner, a garlic-free tomato sauce arrived, but at that point, our entire party had finished eating. After dinner, when speaking with the owner again, he was dismissive, saying that the kitchen was busy and it was hot, so they didn't want to make the sauce. No apology. No offer to comp the meal (there were 9 of us). Nothing. What a disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here and did not have a great experience. Food was ok, but server asked us what was in a common cocktail that we ordered and people were seated uncomfortably close to us, despite many open tables

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Without a doubt, the best & most caring restaurant in Menlo Park!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The Petrale Sole was delicious, perfectly done and not over-kill on butter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Amazing food, and great service. Murat- our server was such a doll, and the food was impeccable; we had the scallop risotto special and the veal and loved them both. Patio seating is a bonus!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Very worn decor, loud tv on over the bar during dinner service. The food was below average in quality and taste, especially considering the area. If you're trying to impress a client or even a significant other, eat somewhere else. If you are just trying to grab dinner because not much else is open in the area on a Monday, this place will do ok, but keep your expectations on cleanliness, attentiveness, and good in check.

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

Trellis is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent. There are many very good choices of salads and entrees, and my grandchildren lover going there. We inevitably get the same server, who is always attentive. Because of the nice weather, we ate outside in the upstairs patio (as did everyone else). It was quiet, warm and very pleasant. I am sure that we will be back in Trellis next month.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

They have a terrace that is great! Some dishes are unique and they are all prepared there! The taste is great and the service as well!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day lunch was just right, not too fancy but not too casual. Everything tastes great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The food was decadent, service was on point, and the outside terrace area was just right with a breeze. The owner was out tending to the grapes leave trellis on the terrace and stopped by to chat. What a lovely evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Unusual in this day & age to find a restaurant -- especially its owner, his service people, and his kitchen -- so dedicated to providing a memorable experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food is consistently excellent and the staff is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable.

The menu offers a large selection, theres a full bar and excellent wine list.

I have dinner at Trellis whenever I'm in the Mountain View area, and have been going there for more than 15 years.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

excellent food, very good service, friendly and attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

It was my birthday, and my younger son, his wife and my two granddaughters wanted to go out to dinner with us. Where should we go that the girls would like? Trellis, I was told even though we had been there with the same group two weeks previously. Trellis it was. It feels like our neighborhood place to go. The food is always excellent, the choices are varied, the service is excellent and the wine list is very good and not grossly over-priced. It was another excellent evening. The adults had two salads and two minestrone soups to start, two salmons, a chicken dish and veal for entrees. All were great. The girls, 7 and 4, love the pasta dishes that the kitchen prepares for them.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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