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Trellis Restaurant

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1077 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4305 (Santa Cruz Ave)
Menlo Park Train station 1 block away also public bus line.
16503269028
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Description: Trellis with the truly unique upstairs patio offers, "al fresco...
Trellis with the truly unique upstairs patio offers, "al fresco dining", along with it several dining room options. The new low carb seasonal menu, the vibrant specials and the daily homemade bread, soups and desserts are fantastic. 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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  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
delightful quiet upstairs outdoor dining on a busy street

Attentive service, nice sized menu and well priced for the Palo Alto environs. Do sit upstairs - heaters adequate if there's a chill and with a light wrap. We enjoyed the fish and pasta choices, soup du jour: too few wines by the glass. Desserts are on the small portions and uninspired.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Fremont, California
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Trellis Restaurant in Menlo park is a family owned "old world" restaurant. We went there recently for a company party for about 70 people. We had drinks in a hall above the restaurant which also had a fully stocked bar. We came down to the restaurant for dinner. The owner himself was buzzing around the place making sure everything was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Attentive service, nice sized menu and well priced for the Palo Alto environs. Do sit upstairs - heaters adequate if there's a chill and with a light wrap. We enjoyed the fish and pasta choices, soup du jour: too few wines by the glass. Desserts are on the small portions and uninspired.

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Thank zabeanerchicago
Red Bluff, CA
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Small, quiet restaurant in the heart of Menlo City. We came here for dinner. The night started a little rough as it was clear the waiter did not understand our drink order - a communication problem. The food was fantastic! Service was good. We would definitely eat here again.

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Thank ChangeAdvisor
Atherton, California, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took my son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters to dinner at Trellis on Sunday. As usual, we had a very nice dinner. The menu is expansive, and the food is always very good. The waiter was very attentive. My granddaughters do not eat much, but the older one really liked her pasta.

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Thank Alan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

The rooftop patio was wonderful, I felt like being in Italy. The service was very good and the food delicious. Warmly recommended!

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Thank Karoliina K
Copenhagen, Denmark
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318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Attended a business dinner here. Service was prompt and courteous. I asked for a recommendation ("what are you famous for?") and was pointed to the seafood pastas. Had the prawn pasta, was okay, not fabulous. Carpaccio and calamari also both okay, not great. Nothing objectionable, just underwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

They have great service, lots of different spaces to sit both inside and outside surrounded by the grapevines. You feel like you have been transported to Italy. Great choice of wines and local favorite pastas. Hope to go back soon when the weather is warmer to sit outside and watch the sunset with friends.

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Thank Kelley S
Maui, Hawaii
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We drove by this restaurant on the way to Stanford Medical Center and remarked it could be an interesting place for dinner. On the way back to our hotel, we passed this again and thought this could be the best place in a town that wasn't familiar to us. It just had a nice quaintness to it. We were very... More 

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Thank Kapaluacat29220
Winter Garden, Florida
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149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The three of us stopped in for dinner on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The waiter asked if we wanted to sit in the front or in the back booths. We chose to sit in the front. We each ordered a different entree - risotto - ravioli- gnocchi. All were excellent as was the service by Jorge. We were served a... More 

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Thank PLan977
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I think people forget about Trellis. The storefront on Menlo Park is not optimal and parking can be tough. But the food is excellent and the upstairs outdoor patio is lovely. We have tried a number of items on the menu and have never been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1077 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4305
    (Santa Cruz Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Menlo Park Train station 1 block away also public bus line.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 16503269028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Trellis with the truly unique upstairs patio offers, "al fresco dining", along with it several dining room options. The new low carb seasonal menu, the vibrant specials and the daily homemade bread, soups and desserts are fantastic. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?