Trestle

4.7
1226 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
At Trestle, we remember a time, not too long ago, where people took pause to enjoy a meal in the presence of great company, giving it the reverence and respect deserved. We provide a dining experience served in courses, with the satisfaction and warmth found at a family gathering, creating the foundation to a proper meal.
Every night we feature a changing 3 course pre fixe menu with choices on each course for $38/person. We will have an optional additional pasta course for $10/person.


Our menu is posted nightly by midnight for the following day. View the menu at www.trestlesf.com

We are able to accommodate vegetarian options nightly. We do our best to accommodate other allergies/restrictions based on the menu for that evening.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Trestle is a go-to date night restaurant - simple food, upbeat surroundings, and a streamlined menu will get the job done.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1226 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing but one of the waiters was a little curt when taking our order. We noticed he was much warmer when serving the two ladies next to us.

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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend trestle to all my friends! The food was excellent. My girlfriend had just landed back in town from London and I supposed her with dinner at our favorite spot! You always exceed our expectations. Thank you for everything

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Beyond disappointing

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good place to bring your SO for a special dinner, yet still affordable

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service. Limited menu but each course was delicious.

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KB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an intimate date night or great dinner conversation! It's a small enough place where the noise level is fairly low and the food is incredible. Plus their small menu makes deciding what to order simple so you can spend less time thinking about that and more time with good company. The servers were very nice and personable.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at a good place for a good price. Definitely recommend.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was overall good. The pasta and dessert were surprisingly the stars of the meal. Definitely would recommend getting the Pasta - so fresh and light! Also you should get the Pasta (and their amazing bread) because you may be leaving the meal hungry.
The service is great, and ambiance fine. Only thing is I found myself to be too close to my neighbors. Come early or it may be bit hard to have quiet conversations.

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San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking was a *serious* challenge. Dining under a train trestle was novel. Service was excellent. The food was... interesting. My partner enjoyed her beet salad, pork loin and hummingbird cake more than I enjoyed my squash soup, crispy dorado and Earl Grey bombe. Maybe my palate isn't sophisticated enough. I pay less than half as much for food that tastes twice as good (to me) at my favorite local Mexican restaurant. However, I thoroughly enjoyed my two meals at French Laundry and one at Cyrus in Healdsburg before it closed, but those aren't fair comparisons. I don't know. Your mileage may vary. Trestle is the tenth most highly rated restaurant by TripAdvisor in San Francisco, so you should try it.

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PS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and service. The noise level was too loud;
it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was extremely noisy. The tables are VERY close together. The people on either side of us were very very loud and strident in their voices. It was bad enough when one table was noisy, but then the other table turned and the new occupants were very noisy as well. I had a headache from their voices by the time I left. Plus, I could not hear the person I was dining with who was just across the table from me. Totally detracted from the entire experience.

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KF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and setting were awesome! A great place to enjoy love and friendship.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My son gave me dinner here for my birthday. Great gift! I had eaten here before and I have never been disappointed.... wonderful food, exceptional service. I hate to say anything negative, but the noise level is a little high. It's not enough for me to stay away.

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m
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the service was some of the best we've ever experienced. We did the pasta add on to go with the 3 course menu. First course salad and soup were excellent. Bucatini pasta course was also quite good. Gnocchi was okay. The two entree for the evening were a pork schnitzel and trout. The trout was good, but we both felt the schnitzel turned out a little bland. Heard similar comments from the table next to us. The desserts were fine, but not outstanding. I would love to try again with a different menu. Unfortunately, that 's the risk you run when dine at a fixed menu restaurant. On the plus side, we truly enjoyed our server and the rest of the staff was helping each other out all night. Very well run restaurant.

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TH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great revolving set menu. I recommend you get at least one of the pasta add-ons. Highly recommend!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Will definitely be back very soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was just okay, nothing special; probably won’t go back

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place. Value value value all the way!

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E
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The dishes here were high quality but smaller portions. Nevertheless, we felt satiated at the end thanks to the great drink selection (not included in the Prix Fixe menu) and the delicious buttery serving of Firebrand bread they provided free when asked. Romantic spot for our anniversary date, if you don't mind to have a conversation at a louder decibel. Overall, a tasty meal with friendly service that feels fancy- Because it is!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remains an outstanding value with friendly service and great food!!

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DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service started out a little slow, but it seemed like they were busy and maybe a little understaffed on the floor. Overall, we had an amazing meal at an extremely affordable price. Without a doubt we will be returning. Love that the menu is constantly changing based on availability at the market. A cocktail menu would be nice, but they have extremely limited space so it’s understanding there is only beer and wine to choose from.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Trestle - by virtue of a smartly constrained prix fixe menu, modest portions, and fast table turnover - delivers a delicious experience for the very reasonable ~$40 price point in a small, modern establishment. The menu changes often, which rewards repeated visits throughout the year. We've had a few misses, but the majority of the time we've greatly enjoyed meals that would cost much more elsewhere. Service is friendly and attentive but not intrusive.

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PB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch and the food outstanding!! Price was extremely reasonable for the quality of the food. Will definitely be back and recommend it highly!

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E
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very positive. Will come back more often.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite SF Resturant. The food is amazing, farm to table fresh and unique, beautifully presented.
Trestle you have correct in every way. I love Trestle!!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We had to stand for 20 minutes even though we had a reservation so, a little bummed out. Good was great for the price though!

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k
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Trestle was a delight!! Everything was spot on...food just delicious, definitely add on the pasta plate, service was great and pace of food perfect. We loved the selections and recommend sharing to get lots of great tastes. The servers couldn't have been nicer, and discussed our selections and made the best recommendations. This was an outstanding value and we cannot wait to return! Thanks for making us feel so special!! (I'm sure this is how everyone dining there felt)!!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super simple menu with great food and great service

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p
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I make it a point to dine at Trestle every year when I attend the Winter Fancy Food Show, it's one of my "must-go" spots. It's a small room, comfy and intimate. The service is always friendly and well-informed, and the food is beautifully executed. The prix-fixe menu never seems limiting, as there are always appealing options for me. Be sure to add on the pasta course, it's invariably scrumptious; it makes a perfect shared dish between your starters and main courses. And also be sure to make a reservation, otherwise you'll be deeply disappointed at not being able to share in the fun.

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BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you end up going to Trestle on a date, the best option is to order the entire menu, and add one of the two pasta choices. It's fun to request, and works best when you and your date swap dishes throughout the meal.

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DK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food always done very well and imaginatively! I ate here for the third time in four months and all times were great. I like the fixed price approach and limited menu. This approach results in good, creative dishes delivered timely without lots of decisions. The staff is engaging and happy. Highly recommend for good American fusion flavor at a very competitive price.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always on point. The staff at this locale never misses a beat. You can't beat the price fixe option. Definitely a local gem.

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ED
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my greatest experience in SF, so I came twice for a friendly dinner and for a business one, and my guests where so happy. The wines selection is so very fine and very reasonable  prices.
Finally, the service is delicate and personalized.

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very well conceived restaurant. The fixed menu limits choice, but also allows each dish to be terrific. Also, since it is a multicourse menu, each course is reasonably sized. Highly recommend it.

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R
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved the food, the wait staff need improvement. Wine glass was half full and they brought check without asking if we'd like another glass. Then grabbed wine glasses and napkins after bill was paid. Odd ending to a great meal.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food at a good value, fun, and lovely service, but much too loud for normal conversation. And wish they had a bar where we could wait for our table, or at least a bit more space inside for waiting. If it were raining, we would have been quite uncomfortable waiting outside.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening. Perfect service and wonderful food! The ambiance was low key but full of good energy.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super great time! Servers were efficient and knowledge. The overall great experience. Only dislike was the two deuces by the server station in the back (I was seated there).

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MR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Duck salad was good, more like a duck croquette. Too salty and I usually like salty...the pasta courses for both of us, were some of the best ever. Gnocchi and a lobster spaghetti. The spaghetti itself, was al dente perfection and is the best I have ever eaten- ever!
Chestnut soup amazing. Strip steak cooked rare and very good. Scallops a bit soft all over for my liking- and the accompanying hard purple cauliflower had no flavor. Desserts both just ok. This was NYE so for 100 each, not a value. But enjoyable.
The normal pricing would make this an amazing place.
We are from Philadelphia and didn’t find the noise level bad at all. The waiter was very good, and pleasant. I liked the decor, and black brick. I did not feel rushed at all.
I would go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner with my best friend for NYE. We both enjoyed the meals. They were amazing! The dessert could’ve been better though.

Customer service was on point!!

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