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Trellis Restaurant

1077 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4305
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Ranked #32 of 118 restaurants in Menlo Park
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Santa Cruz Ave
Transit: Menlo Park Train station 1 block away also public bus line.
Description: Trellis with the truly unique upstairs patio, Trellis offers, "al fresco dining" along with it many other charms. The new low carb 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, insure that 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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19 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This restaurant is the favorite of a great friend of mine. I can see why and the reason for my return as well. Inspired: the owner keeps us coming back and those steaks! Service: good Atmosphere: simple and welcoming Return: Yes

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nothing really wrong here but the prices are 50% higher than Olive Garden with food quality and service only a bit better. The only bright spot is that it is never crowded which perhaps is the locals voting with the wallets about this place..

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My mother's 80th birthday celebration was at Trellis. The room upstairs with bar and patio are great for large family gatherings like ours was. The food was fabulous. And the service was excellent with the owner very involved in making the event a success.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The food was very good. We were with a large party that took up the whole back room. There is a back entrance where people can enter from the parking lot though the middle of the dinners. It was a bit distracting having the door open all the time and interfering with the waiters trying to serve. But the food... More

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Los Altos, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This has been one of Mom's favorite restaurants for a couple of years, so when we were planning a 90th B'day celebration, we called Kurt the Owner/Mgr along with 2 other restaurants (for comparison). Trellis stepped up big time & it was an event that all 50 people enjoyed immensely---AND each & every one said they enjoyed the ambiance &... More

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San Francisco, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant has a really nice patio setting, with grape vines overhanging and we can ask to taste the grapes when in season. The lunch offering has many choices, with a nice salad (my preference) or soup. I tried several lunch entrees. All are of high quality. It is slightly pricy but probably not out is line for the Menlo... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I had a special coupon for this restaurant which is the reason I gave it a try. There are many better on University ave. so I would recommend looking elsewhere. Pluses: It is close to Stanford University, about a mile north. Very easy to get a table, not many patrons at 6:00 PM. Minus: There was nothing special about the... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Mediocre service and fine but not memorable food made our experience here tolerable but not something we are likely to repeat anytime soon. Running out of items on a not very busy Saturday night, messing up the order and slow, poor service made it an evening to forget. Our favorite memory of the night was when the waiter came by... More

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Reno, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We were taken very good care of by the attentive owner and his staff. The food was good and well presented.

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Atherton, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I eat here or do take out every few weeks. It is so hard to find great food that can survive being carried home. This is owned by the same person that owned Cafe Pro Bono in Palo Alto. We were happy to discover upon selling his Palo Alto restaurant that he opened Trellis. He really cares... More

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