La Trappe Cafe

La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe
La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe
Bar, Eatery

800 Greenwich St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2615
United States

(415) 440-8727 | map
latrappecafe.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.45
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
73
pDev:
11.91%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by biegaman:
Photo of biegaman
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

July 2011.

La Trappe seems like it's always crowded - a sure sign that its high ratings are not just the opinion of a bunch of beer geeks. Indeed, the food we ate there was among our favourite meals of the whole trip; La Trappe is one of the very few restaurants I've been outside of Belgium that can do Belgian frites right (or just about right). They also make phenomenal mussels and a divine beer-braised rabbit stew. As far as food quality goes, it's as close to Belgium you'll probably get in the U.S. Not to mention the fact that their bottle list is the size of a bible as virtually all styles are represented and good descriptions match each listing. The tap selection is more modest, a dozen or so, and quite expensive but still features some unusual Belgian offerings (and a few choice locals as well). The service was fantastic as our waiter was charming, attentive, patient, and certainly knowledgeable. The downstairs deco - vaulted ceilings, elegant bar, exposed brick, soft lighting - is quite quaint, despite that it fills up very fast. My only complaint is that there's just one tiny washroom! Regardless, if you're in San Francisco and looking to enjoy a decadent night out, La Trappe will leave your wallet empty and your belly feeling like it's going to explode.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of psoriasaurus
4.27/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bobbyhands
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of danpam1024
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of spointon
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came here midweek with an out-of-town guest. We were able to get a seat at the bar. I had beer while my guest had wine and they accommodated both of us. Belgian-heavy, obviously, with local and international breweries well represented. Prices were on par for the area, service was beyond excellent, and they accommodated my request to grill, not fry, the portabella.

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Photo of almostjay
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of hambone
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kishanti
3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jellikit
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This bar is awesome. We walk in and I was sure that we walked into an open, run down kitchen with a few tables: empty. Then I saw the stairs welcoming us down to where the actual, what you think of when you think, "Belgian ba"r. Spiraling staircase down to a dimly lit, low ceilinged, brick and wooden beamed Belgian dreamland. Then you're offered the beer list. As heavy as a baby and just as previous.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Tristan_E
4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

La Trappe Cafe in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 73 ratings