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800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2615 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #1,187 of 4,953 Restaurants in San Francisco
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Belgian, Café
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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

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Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sacramento, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great place. Sublevel is like a cool dungeon. Serves drafts and over 500 bottles of beer. 45 page beer menu. If you are into Belgian Beers, this is your place.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were looking to have a decent meal on our last night in San Francisco and chose La Trappe in North Beach as we were passing. The offer was of Belgian cuisine and a massive menu of fine Belgian beers. The main restaurant is downstairs and looks fabulous with red brick and tasteful decor giving a convincing Belgian feel. The... More

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Service here is brutal. Their incompetent waitress forgot our order, and we had to wait for over an hour to get two mediocre burgers. We had to go get our own napkins, and we got the silverware halfway through the meal. They also had an annoying photographer there taking pictures of people the whole time.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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118 reviews 118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A beer lover's candy store! We were there right when they opened, so the place was pretty empty. They have numerous taps and a huge bottle list. These guys are serious about beer and I tried several different things I have never had before. The bartender (gut with the beard) was extremely helpful with suggestions. My favorite line of his... More

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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food was fine, and actually, the sausage dish was really good. The beer list is also pretty good, though expensive for the size of the pours. The 2 star review is 85% because of the service. I saw on both TA and Yelp that this place got bad reviews for service, before I went, but always assume that you... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We just went a beers, bottled beers were good, service ok. The problem didn’t start until a month later when I looked at the CC bill. Well, it seems like 20% tip was not enough for the bartender. He decided that 35% was a better number for him. I’m one of the few people that look at their restaurant receipt... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

after a long night waiting for my wife to get here (she had 2 flights cancelled; thanks southwest!), we walked to La Trappe from out hotel. that was a trek because we stayed at union square. definitely took the trolley back. anyway, we got there and I was able to order a rare Russian River Brewery brew (Supplication). we started... More

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Napa, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've now been to La Trappe 5 times, and as much as I love some things about it (some tasty food, great beer menu, and cool atmosphere), I have to say that if they don't change something up with their "system" and general attitude of how to do business, they are probably going to crash and burn, because repeat customers... More

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