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La Trappe Cafe

Russian Hill
Belgian, Cafe, European
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800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2615
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
The darkest place to find excellent Belgian beer!!!!

In the heart of North Beach is La Trappe. Great service, rustic setting, helpful/friendly serve staff. The largest selection of bottled beers(mainly Belgian) I have ever seen. I tried the Prairie Bomb (American double/Imperial Stout). Full flavored, very dark, not very hoppy, smooth, chocolate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Sacramento, CA
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in North Beach in the Italian section, this restaurant/bar great. Restaurant upstairs and bar downstairs. Huge selection of Belgian and Italian beer. Owner Michael is extremely knowledgeable about Belgian Beers since he used to live in Europe and travels there annually.

Thank petrod21
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

As expected from a place called 'La Trappe', they have a great selection of Belgian ales, and the food to match. Service was decent if not noteworthy, nice, quiet ambience in the downstairs room. I had mussels & frites, which were delicious as you expect seafood in San Francisco to be.

Thank Spencer S
Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When we arrived around 8:00, we were the second table, when we left the entire room (upstairs) was full and most were eating their dinner. Warm white wine (waited 15 min), warm restaurant, rude servers, and we waited an hour before we choose to leave (still spending $50). Lesson: Do not go to La Crappe (the Trappe)!

Thank soki7777
Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As a Belgian in California, I obviously crave Belgian beers all the time-especially the abbey beers! So when I was in San Francisco for the weekend, me and my friends went to La Trappe to check out their promising beer menu. I was certainly not disappointed: We had the Westmalle Dubbel & Trippel-two of my all-time favorite beers, and hard... More 

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Sacramento, California
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

In the heart of North Beach is La Trappe. Great service, rustic setting, helpful/friendly serve staff. The largest selection of bottled beers(mainly Belgian) I have ever seen. I tried the Prairie Bomb (American double/Imperial Stout). Full flavored, very dark, not very hoppy, smooth, chocolate, vanilla, a little spice, fresh coffee. It didn't taste like 14% but I would order it... More 

Thank ranishi
Denver, Colorado
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86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I learned to love Belgian food and beer going to this place. Be sure to eat down stairs. Great, unusual dinning room. The mussels are truly amazing. The fretes coem with 8 different dipping sauces, the various pies (meat, fish, etc) are also really good. And of course the selection of Belgian beers. WOW.

Thank CraigRCoelho
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Is like this place with top and bottom area if you have a problem going up or down stairs stay at the top area but the basement is cool feel like your in cave or something .Great place to have a beer or a drink with friends. a place for beer they have so many that you will like a... More 

Thank herenio1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The place is interesting, but the menu comes short of expectations. While the beer menu is close to 40 pages, that is not the amount of beer in stock. The menu is laid out nicely, with categories to help you make your selection. After picking out the beer my party wanted, we found out that none of the ones we... More 

Thank Jennifer P
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Love this place for its beer, food and service! We were in the area for a show and visited with La Trappe for a quick meal before. Small cosy restaurant indeed but with a giant beer menu! We ended up having their charcuterie and mussels - yummm- still thinking about the bread with these 2 perfect combination dishes! And the... More 

Thank greenham01
Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As Belgians, we had to try this Belgian restaurant in San Francisco. And we were not disappointed. Huge list of Belgian beers. Amazing. Very friendly waiters. Also the food was really nice. We tried the special dish of the day, and really, it was delicious! Fancy food, served in a very nice and original way. Fries were served in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-440-8727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Cafe, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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