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La Trappe Cafe

800 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2615 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #1,547 of 4,937 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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Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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79% Recommend
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English first
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A very distinctive place -- with a 100's of varieties of beer on the menu and an intimate eating/drinking lounge downstairs -- just like I've experienced in Belgium. The bartender knows beer!

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Having taken the trolley to Union Square, whilst on the way back to our hotel, we stopped in and came down the stairs. From the beginning, we enjoyed this treat. We had Westmalle and Rochefort 10 along with a cheese board, which was so delicious and fries served with catsup or wasabi mayo.. YUM! We found this tucked away place... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

They have so many delicious Belgian beers to choose from (Blanche de Namur....yummy), our waiter could hardly memorize them all! Nice cozy atmosphere, not too loud, but it's a little hot in the basement! Our waiter Sean was very friendly and took the time to chat with us since it wasn't too busy. He made us feel welcome and gave... More

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