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La Trappe Cafe

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Russian Hill
Belgian, Cafe, European
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800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2615
415-440-8727
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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
ranishi
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Sacramento, California
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San Francisco
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134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here on a rainy night with two friends. The restaurant is actually downstairs underground, so if you like windows, this is not the place for you. They have a nice varied beer selection and a simple menu. The brussell sprouts were soggy and covered in a dressing that was blah, I'd be surprised if anyone liked these. The... More 

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Thank circusgurl
Scottsdale, Arizona
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you're a beer aficionado, this place is for you. Seriously, the beer list is two inches thick. If that's not your thing there is also a wine list that boasts some excellent choices. As good as that may seem, it gets way better. We stopped here on the recommendation of a friend. Wow! I'm glad we did. The food... More 

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Thank Bogusmalarky
Austin, Texas
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172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a local bar that serves good food... when I travel, I dont want to eat at chain establishments, so I look for local joints to expand my experiences. I brought my family to San Francisco for a long weekend, and when we wanted to find a place to have dinner, that was different, this was the place (my... More 

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Thank GB_InTexas
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

from the street it looks like an empty,almost lonely cafe, but there is a surprise in store when you go down the spiral staircase to find a vibrant restaurant and wine and beer bar. Casual with belgian beer and food. Steak frites for me (great flavor) (unfortunately cold) and Mussels for my wife. Overall, I think its was a fun... More 

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Thank cabjr
California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We absolutely love the environment of the bar in the basement with all the belgium beers we can possibly dream of. The food was surprisingly good, no correction, amazing! The service is always top notch from the bartenders to the wait staff. Huge win for them!

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Thank Sam R
Sacramento, CA
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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.

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Thank petrod21
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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.

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

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)!

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

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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294 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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 

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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
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

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