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Trapeze European Cuisine

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266 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4204 (Burlingame Ave.)
650-344-4242
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food but noisy this time

We have been to Trapeze before and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. This time the food was excellent along with very good service but the noise level was way too much. The restaurant was full but the noise came from a large private group in the banquet room that ended up at the bar to continue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
DavenCarol
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San Mateo, CA
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San Mateo, CA
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157 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We have been to Trapeze before and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. This time the food was excellent along with very good service but the noise level was way too much. The restaurant was full but the noise came from a large private group in the banquet room that ended up at the bar to continue their party.

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San Mateo, CA
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We've been going to this Trapeze for years, and have never had a bad meal. Most recently I had the duck breast, and it was the best I've ever had. Each year on Thanksgiving they serve a turkey dinner that again, is the best I've ever had. If you read this before Thanksgiving, give it a try. You won't regret... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We parked in one of the municipal lots and wandered until we found an interesting looking place for dinner. Very comfortable atmosphere and a good selection of wines by the glass. Appreciated the spacing of the tables - that gave more a feeling of more personal space than you often get in restaurants and it kept the noise level down... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Trapeze is a great neighborhood restaurant with just the right amount of familiarity. The food is great and the bar is quite good. If you like Manhattans ask Steve to make you one... you won't be disappointed. The staff is friendly and attentive. With very few visits, you'll feel like you're going to your cousin's house for dinner, but hopefully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Have now eaten at Trapeze a few times. It's a favorite in Burlingame for others in my family. Depends whether I'm in the mood for pasta based dishes if I'm wanting to stop here. This past week we had a late lunch, grabbing a table on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Service has always been timely and attentive.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

One of the few restaurants in Burlingame that doesn't close at 9pm. Went in expecting mediocre Italian food, and was surprised to find wide menu options. We both choose the Swordfish steak. Fantastic presentation and outstanding flavor. Staff was exceptional. Rarely do we have dessert, but this place was just too much! We stayed for dessert too! Un-rushed atmosphere was... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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157 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went to Trapeze to celebrate an anniversary with friends and were delighted with the food and service. We had a couple of specials (lamb shanks that melt in your mouth) and a couple items from the menu and all were well prepared, good sized portions. The service was excellent, offered suggestions and helpful when asked but not intrusive. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you are looking for a special place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday with wonderful ambience and food this is the place. I can not be more pleased with the attention to detail and seamless experience provided by Steve and his staff. While I can imagine that at times the restaurant can be busy given that there is also... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Trapeze was a pleasant surprise. It's a nice quiet restaurant at least on a Thursday night. The food was good, but the service was fantastic. Inessa was our server and she was wonderful. She helped us pick a wine, our main course and dessert. She never steered us wrong!

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I visited Tapeze on May 1st. It was a nice meal. Prices were about normal for most dinner house type restaurants. I would recommend Trapeze.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 266 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4204
    (Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-344-4242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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